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  • Fun in the sun could lead to better health

    Attention, desk jockeys: ditching the cubicle and computer screen this summer can be good for your health. While the hazards of summer–sunburn, bug bites, swimmer’s itch and so forth–are well-known, the hot season offers plenty of health advantag...
  • Eighty-one percent of Nebraska households have Internet service

    Eighty-one percent of Nebraska households have Internet service–three-fourths of them using broadband, according to a new study of broadband use and needs in the state. The survey is a first step in a federally funded effort to expand access to broad...
  • Mom was right—eat a good breakfast

    Mothers have used that statement to coax children into eating breakfast for years. As it turns out, mom was right, and according to TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, there’s research to back her...
  • Fair fun begins Monday

    The Perkins County Fair begins with the 4-H Dog Show Monday morning followed by five days packed with events. Food, kids activities and 4-H competition spotlight the week. Remember the FREE breakfast Thursday at 6 a.m. sponsored by Chamber.    By Ja...
  • Kids get to compete too

    There are lots of things scheduled at the 2010 Perkins County Fair, but as the week winds down, kids ages 18 and under can get revved up. Several events on the fair schedule target the younger set on Friday, July 30: • 2 p.m. Kids races • 2 p.m...
  • Local parishioners leaving for third Uganda mission

    By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern Local churches, New Life Fellowship and Grant Evangelical Free, will embark on their third mission abroad to Kayango, (ki-YANG-go) Uganda from July 26 to Aug. 4.   The purpose of these trips is to continue buildin...
  • Senior center couple celebrates 67 years

    Clifford and Yvonne Sexson celebrated their 67th anniversary at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, July 16. Clifford was enlisted in the United States Navy when the couple wed in New York City in 1943. (Photo by Jan Rahn)  ...
  • HomeTown shows spirit downtown

      By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff What was a blank wall in downtown Grant has become a major focal point with a mural project by art students at Perkins County High School, led by art instructor Lance Wurst. The north wall on the HomeTown Agency bui...
  • Two-cent postal increase proposed

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By the first part of October, Americans will know whether another two cents will be tacked on to each letter, bill or card they put into the mailbox. In an effort to raise $2.3 billion during the first nine months of...
  • Village and ESU seats open—filing deadline is Aug. 2

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Unless some non-incumbents meet the filing deadline in August, two of the villages in Perkins County will need to be filled with write-ins come election time in November. Last Thursday, July 15 was the deadline for incumbe...
  • New sub shop construction getting underway soon

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By the first part of September, a new eatery should be opening its doors in downtown Grant. Although it seems a lot of time has elapsed since the initial announcement back in April—SUBWAY® is still coming to town. Fra...
  • Nearly 140 new Nebraska laws now in effect

    LINCOLN (AP) — Driving, deer hunting, parenting and partying are among the dozens of activities in Nebraska facing new rules beginning Thursday, July 15, when nearly 140 state laws passed in the spring went into effect. Compared to previous years, th...
  • Grant City council meeting carries light summer agenda

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Dog licensing and weed nuisance ordinances were passed by Grant City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, July 13. In the mayor’s absence, and under the direction of Council President Darrell Pierce, readings we...
  • History made with demolition of Dudden office

      On July 6 some history was made and some removed in Venango when the office building used for 64 years by Dudden Elevator, Inc. was demolished to make room for the new Scoular Grain Company offices and additional new truck scale. It took only a f...
  • Keith Olsen receives NAYI’s highest award

     This week, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) Award of Merit was presented to Keith Olsen, President of Nebraska Farm Bureau. The award was presented during the annual NAYI State Dinner. “Each year the NAYI Award of Merit is present...
  • Laura Demmel joins NFU staff

    National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to welcome Laura Demmel to the Washington, D.C., office in the role of executive assistant. Originally from Grant, Laura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Linco...
  • Nebraska Grazing Conference offered Aug. 10-11 in Kearney

    The 10th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference will be at the Kearney Holiday Inn Aug. 10-11. In addition to speakers from Nebraska including faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, conference partic...
  • Nebraska Wheat Board meeting set

    The Nebraska Wheat Board has scheduled a meeting to be held by telephone conference call on July 23 at the Nebraska Wheat Board Offices, 4th Floor State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. MT. Agenda items...
  • Junior girls take second

    Grant Junior Girls finished second in the tournament held in Grant on July 6 and 11. Proud of their trophy are team members (Front row, l-r): Lillian Fournier, Amanda Reichert, Alyssa Young, Kendra Hoffert, Mia Holscher. Back row: Jane Potts, Brandie Ross...
  • Summer ball teams

    Jeff Skeels and Doug Beck (back) coached the Pony Boys team of (Front row, l-r): Jacob Woodmancy, Josh Johnston, Alex Poppe, Michael Beck, Carson Thelander, Deitrik Brueggeman. Second row: Jarin Tines, Aaron Fay, Spencer Ross, Jack Kennicutt. (Photo by ...