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  • Q & A on meters

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelThe Grant City Council has accepted a bid for a major water project that includes the installation of water meters on the more than 700 water taps in the city. Since the adoption of the bid at the February council me...
  • NRD seek funds for real-time monitoring of recorder wells

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelThe Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will seek grant funds to launch a pilot project on real-time monitoring of groundwater recorder wells in the district. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Mar...
  • Spartabots compete in state competition

      By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-SentinelThe Perkins County Spartabots finished their year by competing at state on Feb. 20. The team qualified Jan. 9 at the regional competition in Sidney. The top four from that competition then went to state. A to...
  • Hughes' Views

    Hughes’ bill on  hazing advances Several important and noteworthy bills were advanced or stopped this past week. I am glad that LB 710, the bill which I introduced to protect younger Nebraskans from hazing, was advanced unanimously by the Legislature ...
  • Capitol View

    Capitol ViewJ.L. Schmidt Property tax debate continues as session winds down Plans to cap annual increases in statewide agricultural land valuation have won the support of Governor Pete Ricketts but brought opposition from some municipalities and appear...
  • Another Perspective

    ANOTHER PERSPECTIVELori Pankonin Co-Publisher Go after whatever makes you happyA few years back, I was at an awards ceremony where reporters were honored for stories that made an impact.One of the recipients started his acceptance response referring to a...
  • Community members discuss their dreams for Wallace’s future

    Over 30 community members and Wallace Community Fund members gathered on Feb. 17 at the American Legion Hall for a “visioning session.” The event was sponsored by the Wallace Community Fund (WCF), an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation (N...
  • Long returns for Government Day presentation

    Andy Long, 1995 graduate of Perkins County High School and current vice president of student affairs for Mid-Plains College-McCook campus, recently gave an address to approximately 50 people, including the PCHS senior class, Perkins County elected offic...
  • Women’s Connection to meet in Grant on March 16

    “Blind Trust” is the story of Rita Weber from Sioux Falls, S.D. Join family and friends at Grant and Ogallala Women’s Connection at Westview Retirement Community in Grant on Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Weber will be speaking about he...
  • FSA Scoop

    NAP deadline March 15The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields occur due to a natural disaster, such as drought. Eligible crops must be commercially produced crop...
  • Register for Perkins County Women in Agriculture Day

    Mark the calendar—the Perkins County Women in Agriculture Day will be held on Thursday, March 24 at the Stumpf International Wheat Center in Grant. This event is open to all women in Perkins County and surrounding areas and is sponsored by Perkins Count...
  • CattleWomen offering scholarships

    The Area 14 CattleWomen are sponsoring three $500 scholarships in 2016. They will be awarded to three high school seniors who will be registering as freshmen in the fall of 2016 at a college, university or technical school.Applicants can be male or female...
  • 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...