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  • Attitude and unexpected changes

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher It’s amazing how attitude is the key to how life progresses when there’s a change in the plan. Weather can often times be that change. And we should all know by now that we have no control over Mother Nature. So if we...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Relax one day

    Whenever I see a recipe for a breakfast casserole, my mind immediately drifts to Easter brunch at church. It is always the same thing though. Ham and egg casserole and an assortment of muffins. I am not saying that I do not like breakfast casseroles, n...
  • What's up...An early evening parade

    For those of you who love a parade, there is a grand one still going on in the early evening hours in the west just after sunset. There is even a new addition to the other stalwart three that have been holding forth these last few weeks. Venus, Saturn,...
  • Hints for Health - Allergy season is upon us

    By Dr. Kristi Kohl Grant Medical Clinic If April flowers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?   The classic answer to the old riddle is “Pilgrims” but for many, May flowers bring itchy watery eyes, runny or congested noses, sneezing, and...
  • 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...