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  • State’s 2015 crop value forecast at 9.78 billion

    The value of Nebraska’s 2015 field and miscellaneous crops is forecast at $9.78 billion, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is a 4 percent decrease from 2014.The value of corn production is expected to total $6.09 b...
  • Ibach encourages communication between pesticide applicators, specialty crop producers

    As trees and plants green up and soil temperatures rise across the state, farm operations of all sizes and types are getting set to begin another planting season.Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is encouraging anyone who will b...
  • UNL Internship accepting applications

    Communities to host rural futures summer interns are being sought this summer. This nine-week summer internship program provides Nebraska rural communities the opportunity to complete a locally identified community improvement project with the help of UNL...
  • Taking in more basketball while we still can

    This has been a busy basketball season and it isn’t over yet.  I got to games in Lincoln, Laramie, Wyo., Lawrence, Kan., and various high school gyms in the area. Even OPEC was kind to us as gas prices were lower than normal during the travel time, and...
  • Boys’ state basketball finals on NET

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelHigh school boys’ basketball teams from across the state will battle it out for state championship titles when the “NSAA State Boys High School Basketball Championships” are broadcast live on NET Television Satu...
  • ‘Drive your tractor to school’ day

    Friday marked the Perkins County FFA Chapter’s “Drive your tractor to school” day as part of National FFA Week. Models ranged from a little Fordson all the way to a monster John Deere....
  • Sheriff’s Office part of statewide drug sweep

    One suspect arrested in Venango Feb. 23 By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelMembers of the Perkins County Sheriff’s office arrested Roxanne Reynolds, 42, of Venango on federal drug charges early Tuesday morning, Feb. 23. The arrest came as part of a...
  • URNRD planning basin water conference

    by Russ PankoninGrant tribune-sentinelThe Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will address a wide range of water-related issues during their first ever “State of the Republican Basin” water conference Friday, March 25 in Imperial. Nat...
  • Meyer honored with Hulda Osborn Award

    Shaun Meyer, Perkins County Health Services’ Director of Home Health, was recently honored with The Hulda Osborn Award. The award is presented by the Nebraska Home Care Association.The association’s board of directors reviews the nominations and s...
  • Filing deadline passes; Dem caucus Saturday

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelThe race for the Perkins County School Board generated the bulk of filing activity prior to Tuesday night’s filing deadline. Prior to the paper’s final deadline Tuesday afternoon,  four new candidates filed for ...
  • Dreiling is Chamber’s Member of the Year

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-SentinelDawnya Dreiling, busy mother, Heritage Crop Insurance employee and 12-year, dedicated Perkins County Chamber of Commerce member was named 2015 Chamber Member of the Year.Dreiling currently serves as treasurer for...
  • Community opens hearts for Burkhalter baby

    Happening In ElsieJoan Craig-Elsie Resident Feb. 14, 2016, wasn’t just Valentine’s Day in Elsie, it was the day we “Opened Our Hearts for Cole.”Cole Burkhalter is the infant son of David and Fabienne Burkhalter of rural Elsie and the grandson of ...
  • Join Arbor Day Foundation, receive 10 free trees

    The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2016 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.“White flowering dogwoods are versatile trees that...
  • Firefighters attend fire school

    About 220 individuals attended the 24th Annual Mid-Winter Fire School on Feb. 21 at Holdrege High School. Among them were Brionne Griffin and Dalton Zimmerman of Grant and Charles Andrews, Leigh Borgman, Steven Borgman, Blake Groothuis, Blair Johnson, Dus...
  • Plainsmen wrap up season at 14-9

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-Sentinel The Perkins County Plainsmen boys basketball team traveled to Sidney to play Hemingford, and a win there set them up to play Bridgeport, who they have fallen to twice this season. HemingfordThe boys traveled to Si...
  • Wallace ends season at subdistrict final

    By Ladonna SwedbeergTribune CorrespondentEvery season, a group of athletes will come together and work to gel as a team and improve as the season progresses. Every team hopes to be playing their best by the time they reach district play at the end of th...
  • Wells selected as assistant coach for all-star football game

    The coaches have been selected for the 2016 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. This marks the 38th year for game that will be played Saturday, June 11 at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff at 7 p.m. Chris Seebohm from Alliance High School will lead the Wes...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Checking off the bucket list I don’t know if I would classify this as a bucket list item, but as difficult as it is to get tickets to some events I might have to put this event into that classification. Last weekend three friends and I went to a KU gam...
  • College Notes

    Behrends named to UNMC Dean’s listThe University of Nebraska Medical Center has announced its fall 2015 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and the allied health professions of radiation science technology and clinical l...
  • Wallace RPAC art contest results

    Medal winner: Hannah Nelson, “Chuleta de Cerdo”First honorable mention: Shelby Ogier, “Free Spirit”Second honorable mention: Jasmine Dannar, “Lips”Third honorable mention: Abbey Rohde, “Cecil”...