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  • Fair talent show brings out the stars

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  • Fair talent show brings out the stars

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  • Cover crops in no-till hedge against drought

    Not only can cover crops planted in no-till fields fix nitrogen in the short term, they can also reduce soil erosion and mitigate the effects of drought in the long term, said a Natural Resource Conservation Service agronomist at a recent extension confer...
  • Nebraska tests grazing option in new wetland applications

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service is testing landowner interest in a new Wetlands Reserve Program option to reserve grazing rights on their contracted wetland acres. Applications are being accepted statewide from Aug. 10 through Aug. 21 at local...
  • Terraces a solution to erosion control­—funds available

    By Gene Heathers Civil Engineering Technician Natural Resources Conservation Service The last 12 months have brought heavy rains and several storms to many of our southwest Nebraska farms. With the increase in rain, we are also seeing an increase in ero...
  • New UNL worksheet evaluates irrigation efficiency

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have developed an online spreadsheet to help irrigators evaluate their pumping plant efficiency, said a UNL irrigation specialist at a recent extension workshop. Using this new tool, developed by Tom Dorn, Lancast...
  • The real purpose of 4-H livestock projects

    One purpose of 4-H livestock projects is to teach young people how to care for, properly feed, groom and show their animals as well as understand the interaction and value of animals to human life. Another important purpose is to provide an opportunity f...
  • Be careful dealing with damaged trees

    Overnight storms have left a trail of tree damage throughout portions of Nebraska. When assessing storm-damaged trees, Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service community forestry program leader, urges individuals to use caution and follow a few tips. When ins...
  • Grand Marshal, Good Neighbor awarded at fair

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  • Grand Marshal, Good Neighbor awarded at fair

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  • 2009 Summer Ball Teams

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  • 2009 Summer Ball Teams

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  • Son saves dad’s life with quick action

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Grant resident Pat Lierley is home following an accident that could have cost him his life. Lierley was electrocuted on Friday, July 24, while working with his son, Murphy, on a Valley Pro center pivot irrigation system 12 mi...
  • Elsie farmer chosen to lead Perkins County Fair parade

    The 2009 Perkins County Fair parade begins at 10 a.m. on the north side of Grant City Park, will travel south down Central Avenue, then turn west on Second Street, pass along the south side of the courthouse, and end in front of the fairgrounds grandsta...
  • “Good Neighbor” does many good things for his community of Venango

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor If the community of Venango could describe this year’s chosen Perkins County Good Neighbor in only two words, it would be “big heart.” Pastor Kevin Hausman indeed has a big heart, as does his wife, Leslie, and they serv...
  • Hefty hail

      Several hailstorms in the area have damaged or destroyed crops, with some farmers forfeiting what they’d hoped was a bumper crop. (Top left): Hailstones, found by Alexis Malmkar at her home in Grant at around 2:30 a.m. Thursda...
  • Wallace man wins again

    Scott Leatherman of Wallace is a two-time Powerball with Power Play winner, winning $1 million and $20,000 in two recent Nebraska Powerball drawings. Leatherman is a regular Nebraska Lottery player who purchases nine quick pick Powerball with Power Play t...
  • Reverends Savage minister to Grant and Big Springs

                            By Jan RahnManaging Editor Reverands Rich and Joy Savage have recently moved to the community to serve the Grant and Big Springs United Methodist Churches. Rev. Rich delivered his first sermon in Grant on...
  • Collision claims life of 28-year-old Elsie woman

    images/week45/madridspain-crew.jpgBy Russ PankoninThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel    Tragedy hit the Elsie community Monday afternoon when a collision between a farm sprayer and a mini-van claimed the life of 28-year-old of Elsie.   &...
  • Man injured by auger remains hospitalized in Denver

    Man injured by auger remains hospitalized in DenverBy Jan RahnManaging Editor    A Grant man is recovering in a Denver hospital after losing both hands and part of each arm in a farm accident in rural Perkins County.    Jacob Lee, 32, was working at...