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  • Cattle auction to raise funds for cancer center

    A benefit for the Callahan Cancer Center, “Market Your Cattle in the Pink” video cattle auction will be held Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. For every head of cattle sold on their video, North Platte Livestock Auction will donate $1 per head from commissions to ...
  • Open horse show to be held in Hayes Center

    The Giddy-up Gang 4-H Club is sponsoring an open horse show at the roping arena in Hayes Center July 10. Tack prizes will be given for the top four placings. The show is open to adults also. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the show is a 9 a.m. CT. Fo...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Make it mini

    If any of you out there are making a valid attempt at portion control, this could be a meal for you. Not only is pork a great meal by itself, it is even better as a sandwich.  My dad is one of those “dieters” who thinks that portion control means ...
  • What's Up...Dynamic duo arrives

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   At the beginning of July attention turns from the Summer Triangle, which has been rising higher in the east, to the southern skies with the arrival of the dynamic duo of Scorpius and Sagittarius. Scorpius, th...
  • Summer parties and gatherings near water present risks

    An estimated 32 million people across the U.S. plan to host parties or gatherings near water this summer, according to new research by Trusted Choice® and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, yet they may not be aware of all the ri...
  • Homeowner tips to reduce exposure to West Nile virus

    Mosquitoes are an all too familiar summer nuisance. They are not only annoying, but they present potential health hazards as transmitters of diseases such as encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus and yellow fever in humans and heartworm to pets. With ...
  • Hatch’s holds tourney at Grant Golf Course

    With nearly ideal golfing conditions, 30 three-man teams participated in the Hatch’s Super Foods Golf Tournament June 26-27. Overall champions were Rusty Triplette’s team from Holyoke with a two-day total of 34 under par for 36 holes. Second was ...
  • Summer Ball Teams

    Summer ball season comes to a close with tournament action held June 30-July 4 for most teams. Girls Junior team members are (Front row, l-r): Lillian Fournier, Brandie Ross, Amanda Reichert, Millenia De La Cerda, Mia Holscher. Back row: Coach Matt Wait...
  • Young golfers take to the course

    College students Emily Carlson and Kaitie Meyer spent a week teaching young golfers the basics at the Grant Golf Course June 21-25. Participants were (Top photo, front row, l-r): Jaden Dietlein, Esther Farritor, Tyler Thelander, Josh Johnston, Michael B...
  • Swimmers compete at Benkelman

    Benkelman Swim Meet June 26 Results Long freestyle, 15–18 yr. olds:  Derek Brueggeman, first, 198.00. Medley relay, boys 14 and under: Perkins County, fourth, 102.10. Medley relay, boys 18 and under: Perkins County, first 64.11.  Butterfly, ...
  • School employees attend nutrition conference

    “Share the Key to Healthy Child Nutrition” was the theme of the Nebraska School Nutrition Association’s 53rd annual state conference held in Kearney June 27-30. Attending the conference were Maria Johnson and Tammy Wid, Perkins County Schools emp...
  • Seeking

    Chamber is actively seeking nominations for a Grand Marshal who will lead this year’s fair parade, which is quickly approaching. The theme of the fair scheduled for the end of July is, “The Good Ol’ Days.” Fair board members have been busy ar...
  • Help choose the Good Neighbor

    One outstanding individual is designated each year at fair time as Perkins County’s Good Neighbor. It’s time to send in nominations for that honor, which is sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and The Grant Tribune-Sentinel. The selected Good N...
  • 2010 Olympic gold medalist visits fans in Grant

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Fans lined up at Pinnacle Bank in Grant last Wednesday to sneak a peek at Curt Tomasevicz, get his autograph and enjoy refreshments.  The 2010 Olympic bobsled gold medalist and native Nebraskan visited the bank in both ...
  • Come have a good ol’ time during “The Good Ol’ Days” 2010 Perkins County Fair

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor  A full week of activities is scheduled for the 2010 Perkins County Fair.  The fair board has been busy putting together an event calendar that is sure to entertain patrons in and around the county July 26-31.  4-H’...
  • Senior center holds table setting contest

    Nine table settings were on display at the Perkins County Senior Center during the week of June 21-25. Of the nine, seven were judged by the public and two were for display only. Three of the tables used children’s dishes. Winning the contest was Dolo...
  • Fireworks donations continue

    $10 and under—three inch shell: Vernon Mailand, Carmen Richmond, Kay Cheney, Deaver Computer.  $11-$20—four inch shell: Miranda Holscher, Dennis and Linda Erickson, Jerry and Gloria Styskal, Jene Tickle, Edwin and Lavonna Krajewski, Devonna Allen...
  • Celebrating the Fourth in Style

      The communities of Perkins County along with friends and family both near and far came together Sunday, July 4th to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Katie Miyamoto found herself a comfortable spot to eat a hotdog and watch the crowd at lunchtime. ...
  • Candidates must file soon for November election

    Filing Deadlines: November General Election (Village Trustees/ESU) • Incumbent Deadline: July 15 • Non-Incumbent Deadline: Aug. 2 Candidates for November Perkins County Attorney: Richard H. Roberts-incumbent. Perkins County Assessor: Bonnie Ap...
  • New pumper truck joins Grant’s fire equipment fleet

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Replacing their old pumper at least 10 years beyond the federal standard recommended time frame, the Grant Volunteer Fire Department is the proud owner of a new four-door pumper truck.  Arriving in time for the Four...