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  • Second annual coyote hunt held

      The second Annual Coyote Hunt was held on Saturday, February 1, 2014.   Forty three, two man teams participated bringing in a total of 26 coyotes.  Travis Messersmith was in charge of organizing the hunt. The teams had a one month to sign up befo...
  • Uplifting music

      Over 80 people braved the cold and snow on Sunday, Feb. 23 to listen to the Armouraires, a gospel group from Wichita, Kan., at the United Methodist Church in Grant. The group includes, from left to right, Michael Esquizel, Andrew Wells, Will Arasmit...
  • Elsie/Madrid Blood drive surpasses goal

    The Elsie/Madrid Community blood drive that was held Feb. 14 surpassed its goal according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The Elsie Fire Department prepared and served the lunch. To celebrate Valentines Day each donor received a heart ...
  • Vak returns from overseas deployment

      By Jan RahnTribune Staff There’s no place like home—There’s no place like home.  And in the mind of an American soldier, those words hold a lot more meaning while they are standing on foreign soil. Very happy to be home is E4 Specialist Hunt...
  • Hochstein among fire safety trainees

    Robert Hochstein of Grant was among the approximately 220 people who attended the 2014 Les Lukert Winter Conference Feb. 7-9 in Kearney. The conference was sponsored by the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors and Central Community College. Sessio...
  • Auxiliary members hold February meeting

    American Legion Auxiliary members from Post 40 gathered on Monday, Feb. 10, led by Loretta Armbruster, president. Members heard a report on how County Government Day went. There were 58 who attended, and a lunch of Sloppy Joes, baked beans, potato chips a...
  • Hospitalized Away

    Karen Glunz - Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital5401 South St., Room 228Lincoln, NE 68506...
  • Culver graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman Dakota H. Culver graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force cor...
  • Wallace firefighters attend training

    About 200 individuals attended the 22nd annual Mid-Winter Fire School on Feb. 16 at Holdrege High School. The Central Nebraska Volunteer Firefighters Association and Central Community College-Holdrege sponsored the school, which included sessions on activ...
  • Dolezal attends weed control conference

    Michael Dolezal, Perkins County Weed Superintendent recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association 67th Annual Conference.  This year’s conference was held at the Divots Conference Center in Norfolk on February 11th and 12th. The theme was Ear...
  • Midwest Musings

    The sentinel still stands guard By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Recently talking with librarian Robin Quinn about the current library project in Grant that has digitized copies of all newspapers in the county since 1889 was special to me on several levels...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Rusty treasures By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will b...
  • What’s Up?

    It’s time for a sky tour By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer What indeed is up? We haven’t done a sky tour for a while, I think it is time for one. Okay, let’s start looking west about an hour after local sunset. The first thing we see is the la...
  • Walk at Lunch Day offers first step to better health

    OMAHA – It’s amazing what a short, brisk walk can do. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is encouraging Nebraskans to put their best foot forward and participate in National Walk at Lunch Day, Wednesday, April 30 all across t...
  • Salvation Army searches for heroes

    The Salvation Army is seeking nominations for the 2014 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards. Seven Nebraska high school seniors will be chosen to receive the award, named in honor of the late D.J. Sokol, for commitment to others and to their community. Nomina...
  • Pelican Watch starts March 1

    ALMA—Free boat tours for visiting birders, a nature-based art show and silent auction, original chamber music and dance from the Nebraska Chamber Players and the UNL Dance Department, and more events are set for Nebraska’s 2014 celebration of the spri...
  • Walter named Senior of the Month

    Tayler Walter of Perkins County High School is watching her senior year approach completion with graduation less than three months away. Selected as February’s Senior of the Month, Tayler has plans to attend Aims Community College in Greeley, Colo., to...
  • Speech team competes at North Platte

    The North Platte High School Blue and Gold Speech Tournament is a two-day event with Friday being the debate portion and Saturday being the speech portion. This year’s tournament was held on Feb. 14-15.   Only schools that compete for both days are el...
  • College Notes

    Beck on Dean’s List at ASU Kristin Beck of Grant received academic honors from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University by making the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more g...
  • Wallace High School blood drive to be held Mar. 5

    American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits. Their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the “gift of life.” Be a hometown hero and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood...