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  • Hunters: be cautious on roads

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds hunters to be cautious this fall when driving the state’s rural roads. Before it is harvested, tall corn may hamper visibility at intersections. Drivers should slow down at these intersections and take a se...
  • Panel forecasts record income for Nebraska farmers

    Nebraska will see all-time record farm incomes this year along with steady employment and income growth in most industries over the next two years, according to the Nebraska Business Forecast Council. In its latest report, the council projected solid empl...
  • Free farm and ranch financial clinics planned

    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. ...
  • Harvest season safety reminders

    Harvest season is underway and motorists in Nebraska are reminded to use extra caution and pay special attention. Drivers can expect to see an increase in agricultural equipment on state roadways. In addition to farm implements, motorists are encouraged ...
  • Rural poll: majority believe they’re better off than five years ago

    A robust agricultural economy has shielded many rural Nebraskans from the worst of the recession, and the Nebraska Rural Poll shows a majority believe they’re better off today than five years ago and many are confident conditions in their lives will con...
  • Love of travel

    By Pastor Rich SavageUnited Methodist Church, Grant As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed traveling. When I was a kid I remember traveling to see my grandparents and other family. I can only remember one true vacation to the mountains when I was in g...
  • They just don’t get it!

    Dear Editor: I am a 68-year-old man whose awareness of our elected federal representatives goes back to Carl Curtis and Roman Hruska. In all that time I have occasionally been disappointed in some action they may or may not have taken–with the exception...
  • An alternate method of “joining”

    Dear Editor: One of the many strengths of living in a rural community is the pride it exudes in helping citizens feel welcome and safe. Joining a local civic organization provides persons various desirable opportunities of service in beautification, publi...
  • Celebrating 125 years of worship

    The congregation of the Grant United Methodist Church came together Sunday, Sept. 18 for a full day of celebration to mark the 125th anniversary of the church. Guest pastors, special music, member recognition, a catered meal and afternoon entertainmen...
  • School budget’s levy and tax asking down for second year in a row

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Good news for the district again this budget year is a levy decrease and downturn in tax asking. This is the second consecutive year that both the levy and overall tax request are down. The newly adopted $11 million 2011-12 budg...
  • New business serving area’s electrical needs

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Having always been interested in the electrical field, Ryan Potts is now the proud owner of his own business. “Having my own business has been in the back of my mind for a while,” said the former employee of Great Plain...
  • Postal service to study closure of mail distribution centers—North Platte among those targeted

    If North Platte facility is closed, mail would be processed through Cheyenne, with first-class mail taking an extra day to reach a destination. By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s still uncertain where the postal service is headed, but little by little it...
  • Grates added as trees replaced

    City employees (l-r) Jarrod Williams and Gary Beckler assist City Superintendent Tyson McGreer in putting a grate in place where a new tree from a Nebraska grower will be planted along Central Avenue in Grant. Four trees were planted Sept. 16. Others will...
  • Zumba charity event coming in October

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Come join a “party-in-pink” Zumbathon charity event in Grant on Saturday, Oct. 8 and help raise funds for breast cancer. Five Zumba instructors will be available for the 9 a.m.-1 p.m. event at Perkins County High School at ...
  • Library eBooks are now available for Kindle

    Hastings Memorial Library is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone...
  • September birthdays celebrated in Elsie

    The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Sept. 20. in Elsie at the Legion Hall. Celebrating a September birthday was Dolores Steinwart. Karla McQueen donated the cake that was decorated as a baked apple. Those in attendance were. (l-r) Harvey Brott...
  • Methodists celebrate 125 years as Grant congregation

    Clergy who have served the church, along with their spouses, gather by one of the church’s banners. (Front, l-r): Rev. Harold Backus of Grand Island, who delivered the morning’s message; Rev. Rich Savage who is currently serving the church; Pastor Jul...
  • Christian Women’s Club to host fall retreat in North Platte

    Just for you! A  “Vibrant Fall Retreat” to be held  Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. CT with check-in to begin at 6 p.m. The place to be is the  Sandhill Convention Center/Quality Inn and Suites at  2102 South Jeffers Street in North Platte. Area Christi...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Money and football drive changes

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director Has the conference jumping stopped or just eased up to take a breath before schools start looking at options again?  It appears that the Pac 12 wasn’t ready to pick up Texas and Oklahoma and the baggage ...
  • Lady Plainsmen make history with victory over Lady Indians

    Lady Plainsmen make history with victory over Lady Indians By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County and Ogallala fans alike were treated to an evening of great volleyball between the Lady Plainsmen and Lady Indians Thursday, Sept. 22. The Lady Plai...