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  • Conservation Corner

    Water conservation deadline pendingBy Janet LaglerNatural Resources Conservation Service Introduction to EQIP The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural prod...
  • Gov. Heineman announces trade mission to China

    Governor and NE business leaders to expand economic development opportunities. Gov. Dave Heineman announced on Feb. 29 that he will lead a delegation of Nebraskans on a trade mission to China July 28-Aug. 3. The trade mission includes stops in Beijing, ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    It’s Easter and we meet again the Master By Pastor Larry BoothCongregational Church, Grant Jesus of Nazareth, first child of the carpenter Joseph and his wife Mary, was a boy of exceptional talent. We have no childhood reports to substantiate that, bu...
  • Sorry... I only speak oink

      Diana Tate tries a little persuasion before the smooch  at FFA’s Kiss the Pig contest at Perkins County High School last Thursday. The PCHS teacher was selected as champion over opponents Shawn Cole (runner-up), Tanya McArtor and Lance Wurst as...
  • Midwest’s annual meeting is March 15

      The 65th annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation is Thursday, March 15, at Perkins County High School. Registration and meal at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m. Directorship elections • speakers from energy camp • prizes • ...
  • Keystone pipeline issue not going away

    By Mark ChristensenState Sen. 44th District   At the Legislature this week we will begin full day debate on the floor. The Speaker of the Legislature released his priority bill’s and I was pleased to find out that my bill, LB 1125, was chosen as one ...
  • Public hearings in legislature draw to a close

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service This week was the last week of public hearings for bills introduced this legislative session. State senators heard testimony on bills that deal with topics ranging from state taxes to the federal debt. On the flo...
  • February recorded as busiest in GVFD history

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Members of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department have completed the busiest February in the 123-year history of the department, according to Fire Chief Don Softley. As of Monday—with a couple of days left in February—GVFD per...
  • Scary fire call turns out to be non-threatening

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor A deputy from the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office saved the day for a female motorist at In & Out convenience store in Grant by extinguishing a fire under the hood of her mini-van. According to Fire Chief Don Softley...
  • Tharp’s annual sale engrossing to all

    It was a day to look, buy, visit and explore during the 88th annual Tharp machinery sale held south of Grant on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Buyers and sellers arrived from all over Nebraska as well as several other states. The varied weather each year since the s...
  • Perkins County Health Services encourages employees to “Skinny Up and Weigh Down”

      By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The morale committee at Perkins County Health Services has created a weight loss contest for its employees, and 46 participants have jumped in with enthusiasm. The contest, called “Skinny Up and Weigh Down,” began a...
  • Our Community's History

    Boy Scouts collect Pepsi-Cola bottle caps By M. Lee Tribune Staff One Year AgoFebruary 24, 2011 For dedicated service and a deep commitment to his community, Grant resident Brandon Wood has been awarded the 2010 Great Plains Communications’ Community...
  • Elsie seniors hold birthday luncheon

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Feb. 21at the Elsie Legion Hall. Celebrating a February birthday was Lyla Hahn. The seniors enjoyed a meal of meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, peas, applesauce, rolls and salad served by Little Country Kit...
  • Help cheer up patient

    Inez Fattig of Wallace is recuperating from knee replacement surgery at her son’s home in Auburn and would appreciate hearing from friends. Cards and notes will reach her in care of Marty Fattig, 73091 643A Avenue, Auburn, NE 68305....
  • Great Plains Regional Medical Center recruits renowned pulmonologist

    Great Plains Regional Medical Center welcomes Massood Molavi, MD, DTCD, FRCPC, to the North Platte medical community.  Board Certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease, Dr. Molavi is the director of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at Gre...
  • Registrations still open for food safety training course

    Registrations are still being accepted for the ServSafe Starters Food Safety Training Course to be held in three locations in March. Courses are scheduled for: • Monday, March 19 at the West Central Research & Extension center auditorium, 402 W Stat...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    The sad coaching dilemma By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I have been a supporter of Doc Sadler since he got to the University. I am sure that he will sleep much better when he finds that fact out, but I think he is a good person, a good ...
  • OT win inches Plainsmen closer to district title game

      By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Jake Sexson’s three-pointer  rattled down with 1.9 seconds left in regulation, Alex Johnston’s hook shot got a miraculous roll, and Quinton Hite’s steal sealed the deal in overtime to make Perkins County th...
  • Plainsmen dig hole for top-seeded Hemingford and advance in sub-districts

      By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Alex Johnston and QuintonHite built their Plainsmen a lead and hit the free throws necessary to vault fourth-seed Perkins County over the top-seeded Hemingford Bobcats, 66-58 last Tuesday night (February 21) in th...
  • Plainsmen rout Morrill in sub-district opener

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Blake Poppe muscled his way  to the basket and knocked down as many free throws as the average bowling ball roll to blow the Plainsmen past the Morrill Lions 60-35 in last Monday night’s (February 20) NSAA C2 sub-dis...