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  • Free financial clinics offered to producers

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Tractor safety courses planned

    The 2011 Tractor Safety Trainings will be held in seven locations across the state during May and June. Any youth 14 or 15 years of age who works on a farm or ranch other than his own is required to be certified through a tractor safety course.  Extensio...
  • Early corn growth may be slow, but don’t throw in the towel just yet

    Early planted crops can have the highest yield potential, but they don’t come without some risk and some worry in years like this. With the recent cold, wet weather, some producers who planted early are beginning to wonder whether their corn crop is doo...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Pasta Pizzazz

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff If you are looking for something a little bit different, this is the recipe for you. Chicken and Bows is a great standby that requires little effort, but is still not the ordinary alfredo. I love this recipe for so many ...
  • What's Up...Where the mind wanders

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer The Scottish poet Robbie Burns said it best I think, “The best laid plans of mice and men gang oft aglee.” Well, I have had a lot of “aglee” in the past three weeks. I have been a “space case” since I w...
  • Platte River among top wildlife watching spots

    Two national magazines have recognized the Kearney area as a top birding and wildlife viewing destination. The Platte River was named one of the top 10 wildlife watching spots by the National Wildlife Federation in its Feb./March magazine. Wildbird Magazi...
  • Peregrine falcons return to Nebraska Capitol

    For the seventh consecutive year, a pair of peregrine falcons has produced eggs in a nest box outside the 18th floor of the Nebraska State Capitol, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Game and Parks’ popular FalconCam, a video camer...
  • Life’s lessons from your mother

    By Bryan GoldenDare to Live Without Limits Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother’s Day is a great ti...
  • A gift for mom

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager Mother’s Day is right  around the corner. It’s always nice to give Mom a card, flowers, and candy. But this year people all over the country are helping their moms save nearly $4,000 a year on the cost ...
  • Christ is Risen

    By Pastor Mary Fuller United Methodist Church, Wallace Now is the time of reflection. The Lent journey took us through Holy Week to the cross, Jesus’ crucifixion and Easter morning came with the Risen Christ Jesus. At the Maundy Thursday service ther...
  • A growing investment

    Dear Editor: While browsing through the photos on the website promoting the City of Grant, I couldn’t help noticing one common denominator—there is at least one tree in every picture. No doubt about it—well maintained, attractive trees are definitel...
  • Honoring the Cadet Nurse Corps

    Dear Editor: May 7 is National Nurse Recognition Day. The National Institute of Health is giving recognition to the Cadet Nurse Corps. It is a little known group of 124,000 WWII young women who joined the corps to help supply the Army and Navy nurse ranks...
  • Bunny talk

    Spending a little quality time with the Easter Bunny on Saturday were 11-month-old Susie Lee and big sister Ashley Becker, children of Kelly Palmer and grandchildren of Dick and Rachael Palmer all of Grant. The annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Beta Sigm...
  • Hansen replaces Burge as new administrator of SWNCBC

    The public is invited to a reception to bid farewell to Ann Burge on Friday, April 29, from 1-3 p.m. at Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation, 115 West Third Street in Grant. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Nearly nine years ago to the day, a ...
  • SWNCBC opens doors to economic opportunity

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The public is probably unaware of the many tasks and responsibilities that are undertaken by the administrator of Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation. Here is a summary of the duties performed within the corporat...
  • Chamber puts spotlight on Valley Bank

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Chamber’s monthly business spotlight for the month of April focused on Valley Bank and Trust—a downtown Grant business with five employees providing full service banking. Don Softley, president of the Grant branch, gave a...
  • Senators spend eight hours debating the road bill

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With some bills finished, some advanced, and some sitting and spinning, the 102nd Legislature continues to wind its way toward the end of the 90-day session which is scheduled for June 8. During Tuesday’s teleconference, Sena...
  • Perkins County Schools prepared for state aid cut

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor News from the Legislature mid-April at least gives the board and administration of Perkins County Schools a heads-up in planning the upcoming school year with fewer dollars to work with in terms of state aid—something everyone...
  • Changes at senior center include possible on-site meal preparation

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new project is in preliminary stages at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant. The board recently made a decision to expand the kitchen on the premises at 420 Central to cook daily meals. Come July 1, the current catering ...
  • Arbor Day Foundation names Grant Tree City USA® Community

    Grant was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation a a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Grant has earned this designation for 15 years. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation ...