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  • Walk to Health walking program starts April 3

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department’s 13th annual Walk to Health walking program kicks off Sunday, April 3. This free program will last for 12 weeks and is open to residents of all ages in the SWNPHD nine-county service area.“We are excited fo...
  • USDA hosts People’s Garden for sixth year

    For the sixth year in a row, the Grant USDA Service Center is hosting their annual People’s Garden. The USDA Service Center has six plots available and ownership of the plot will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Plots do not cost anything. The on...
  • Whats Up

    What to look for these spring nights Anybody get up early on the morning of March 23 to attempt to see the penumbral eclipse of the moon? Yeah, I didn’t either. That kind of eclipse is difficult if not next to impossible to see.However, there are thing...
  • Nine relatives turn 70 in three-month period

    By Lori PankoninJohnson PublicationsArrival of nine little relatives with ties to the farming neighborhood north of Grant provided a fruitful three months in 1946. A picture of the group in their first year started a trend of group connections for years...
  • Cogitation

    Laugh yourself out of the gloomies I hope you can laugh yourself out of the gloomies with these fun-filled insights borrowed from the queen of encouragement—the “Geranium Lady,” Barbara Johnson, who says, “I don’t suffer from insanity…I enjoy...
  • Gasseling presents memorial to PC ambulance

    A memorial in the name of Adrian Gasseling was presented to the Perkins County Ambulance at the March 7,  business meeting, by the family of Adrian Gasseling.Gasseling’s memorial will be combined with other memorial funds to be used to replacement equi...
  • Scouts visit veterinary hospital and sheriff’s office

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  • Kids hunt for eggs in Elsie

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  • Washington Report

    Congress can use power of the purse In January, I sent a short email to Third District residents asking which issue should be the top priority for Congress this year. More than 2,700 constituents responded to this brief, non-scientific poll. Terrorism an...
  • Hughes' Views

    Juvenile representation best for metro counties Last week I spoke on the floor against LB 894, which would have required every juvenile charged with a crime in the state of Nebraska to have an attorney appointed to him or her immediately. It is extremely...
  • Capitol View

    The watched pot begins to boil With apologies to Poor Richard’s Almanac, it appears that the watched pot has started to boil. Many have paid lip service to the problems in the prison system and lawmakers have approved a plan to provide money for more b...
  • Here’s your chance, Perkins County

    By Brooke PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelAt the end of February, the Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation asked Perkins County residents to complete surveys about housing priorities in Perkins County. The data collected from these surveys wi...
  • You’re never too old for the Easter Bunny

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  • March busiest ever for fire/ambulance crews

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-SentinelMarch will go down as one of the busiest months ever in the history of the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance.As of Tuesday, March 29, the Grant Fire Department/Perkins County Ambulance had responded ...
  • Council quizzed on water meter project

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelA dozen Grant residents attended the Tuesday, March 22 city council meeting and quizzed council members about scenarios with the upcoming water main and meter installation project. In early February, the council accep...
  • Snowstorm brings area to halt

    By Russ Pankonin, Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-Sentinel Weather forecasters’ prediction that western Nebraska could be engulfed in a crippling spring snowstorm last Wednesday, March 22 proved true.Snow started falling rapidly around noon last Wednesday. ...
  • MONA’s Falter art debuts at Meadowlark Gallery Friday

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelFriday, April 1 marks the opening of the spring show for the Meadowlark Gallery in Grant. The show will debut works of Illustrator John Falter from the collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in Kearney. ...
  • Assessed value on irrigated land, grass rise again

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelRising property taxes on agland represented one of the main reasons Dan Hughes of Venango decided to run for the Nebraska Legislature. His motive was well-founded. The run-up in the value of agland, fueled by a surge ...
  • EPA’s Clean Power Plan key topic at Midwest Electric meeting

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelAgriculture in Southwest Nebraska and throughout the Midwest depends heavily on coal-fired electric generation to power irrigation. If the Obama Adminstration and the Environmental Protection Agency gets its way, coa...
  • Pair of PCS teachers retiring

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-SentinelMembers of the Perkins County school board accepted the retirement of Mrs. Jane Culver and Mrs. JoAnn Schultz at the monthly school board meeting on Monday, March 21. The board approved the retirement of Culver and S...