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  • Cap View

    Plans coming together for 150th birthday Had it not been for a presidential veto, Nebraskans could be celebrating 150 years of statehood this year. It was July 1866 when a group of radical Republicans—take a minute to wrap your head around that one—p...
  • Hughes' Views

    Game & Parks fee increase filibustered A bill that took up a large amount of time last week was LB 745, which would have increased available funds for Nebraska’s Game and Parks Department, by allowing the department to charge more for some types of...
  • Ross receives scholarship

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  • Quiz bowl team suffers losses

    The Perkins County High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the Hershey Invite on March 1. The team went 1-3 at this event. They lost to Hershey, Paxton (in overtime) and Ogallala. They beat Sutherland.Their next meet was the SPVA Conference Tournament held...
  • FFA attends final competition to qualify for state

    Perkins County FFA  traveled to North Platte on Feb. 24 to compete in the second and final round of Career Development Events to qualify for state. Following are the results:NURSERY & LANDSCAPETeam 1 (Andrea Winkel-Vargas, Katie Patrick, Jaci Kurkows...
  • PC FCCLA adopts a frontline unit; asks community for support

    The Perkins County FCCLA Chapter has decided to support U.S. soldiers by adopting a frontline unit through Project Frontline. Members are bringing items to send to their adopted unit and are also having a contest between the classes at Perkins County Juni...
  • State association honors Pankonin for years of officiating service

      By Lori PankoninJohnson PublicationsRuss Pankonin earned a moment of recognition Friday night when five Nebraska high school basketball officials were honored for “25 years of dedication and diligence.” The Nebraska High School Officials Associa...
  • What's Up?

    Spring is an astronomical event What’s upVernon Whetstone Before we start, I would hope by now you have all made your annual “leap forward” and changed your clocks into Mountain Daylight Time. Daylight Saving Time, our annual leap of partial insan...
  • March madness begins

    Pitching with PritchLarry Pritchett The last few days have been busy days and fun days in most cases. I’m writing this on Sunday and we just returned from Lincoln and the boys’ state basketball tournament. Now we’re gearing up for the NCAA men’s ...
  • USDA seeks project proposals to support rural Nebraska businesses

    USDA Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul has announced that Nebraska producers can benefit from the 2016 Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.  VAPG awards competitive grants that facilitate the creation and development of value-added, farm...
  • SY Wolf emerges as 2016’s top winter wheat variety

    SY Wolf was the most popular winter wheat variety planted for the 2016 Nebraska winter wheat crop, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.     Released in 2012, SY Wolf has since grown from a negligible share to the largest vari...
  • Tri-state horticulture symposium planned for April 4, 5

    Landscaping enthusiasts are invited to the Yuma County Fairgrounds concessions building Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5, for a horticulture symposium.  Starting out on April 4 will be Colorado State University entomologist, Whitney Cranshaw, who will lectu...
  • Johnston, White and Johnson among top scorers for Plainsmen boys this season

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-SentinelCoach Shawn Cole and his Plainsmen boys wrapped up the 2015-2016 season with a record of 14-9. “I am proud of each and every player this season. Everyday, each player gave their team 100percent, whether it be at p...
  • Registration open for 2016 Cornhusker State Games

    Registration is open for the 32nd annual Cornhusker State Games, featuring competition in 68 sports at 62 venues in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities. Most events take place July 15-24, and officials expect more than 12,000 participants.Jiu-Jitsu...
  • Warmer temperatures attracting motorcycle riders

    Recent record-high temperatures are giving motorcycle riders an early start on the riding season. AAA reminds motorists to look for motorcyclists in the traffic mix. Always look twice before changing lanes, pulling into moving traffic from a side street o...
  • Nebraska Game and Parks to stock trout

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will stock nearly 41,000 catchable-size rainbow trout in city ponds and lakes across the state this month to enhance spring fishing opportunities.Angling for stocked rainbow trout is an excellent way to introduce you...
  • Sandhill crane viewing opportunities in the North Platte area

    Sandhill crane viewing can be done by driving highways and back roads, but a few safer alternatives have been made available to the public by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area (SRA) has several viewing locations tha...
  • New clinic medical record helps coordinate care in Ogallala

    Banner Health Clinic will begin a transition to a new electronic patient health record in March that will better coordinate care for patients who use Ogallala Community Hospital and other Banner Health facilities.Training for clinic staff members and prov...
  • Seniors ‘see’ dangers of drunk driving

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-SentinelSeniors at Perkins County High School got some first-hand knowledge on the dangers of driving drunk.    They weren’t actually driving drunk—just impaired with the use of special goggles to impair their vis...
  • JR Tiger: Truck stop star, Chopped champion

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-Sentinel“That means that you, Chef JR Tiger are the Chopped Champion.” On March 1, former 310 Central Chef JR Tiger was crowned the Chopped Season 27, episode nine champion. The episode was titled “Truck Stop Stars...