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  • NRD puts a hold on proposed rule change to transfers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Proposed rule changes on the transfer of water allocations didn’t make it past the public hearing and discussion phase during last week’s meeting of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board....
  • Heavy rains drench area

      This field just south of the elementary school in Grant saw some low-land flooding after heavy rains blanketed the region over the weekend. Similar scenes were seen all over the county as the sometimes heavy rains kept things saturated. According to...
  • NDA reminds producers to follow health regulations

    Recent confirmed cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) on a horse farm in Texas have triggered the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) import requirements for all livestock entering Nebraska from Texas. “Protecting the health and safety of Nebras...
  • Flood water can contaminate private wells

    Private drinking water wells may have been inundated with storm water runoff during Tuesday night’s storm, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension water quality educator said. If flood water came near a private drinking water well, its water supply m...
  • Exemption filing deadline is June 30

    The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division reminds property owners that the Nebraska Homestead Exemption Application or Certification, Form 458, must be filed with their county assessor by June 30. The homestead exemption provides re...
  • New Monsanto grants fund western corn rootroom research and education

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists are mounting new research and grower education efforts against one of corn’s most pernicious pests, the western corn rootworm, amid indications across the Corn Belt that it has adapted to some current Bt toxins....
  • Food programs to benefit from Farm Bill

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching an effort aimed at connecting farmers with urban shoppers. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the demand for local food is growing to between $5- and $7-billion dollars every year and that could be an econom...
  • Numbers for school addition procured

        By Tim LinscottManaging Editor After waiting and anticipating what the final financial numbers on the Perkins County High School addition would be, last week, May 27, the school board found out how much the project will cost. Soft estimates we...
  • Mission trip to Costa Rica special bond for Waitleys

      By Jan RahnTribune Staff Desiring to glorify God and simply wishing to be a part of what God is doing in the world is the reason given by the Waitley family of Grant in being involved in serving His people through mission. The Matt Waitley family...
  • Hanson is intern for Tribune-Sentinel

    There’s a new intern in town! The new intern at the Grant  Tribune-Sentinel is Kylie Hanson, daughter of Scott and Jill  Hanson. She began Wednesday, May 28 and plans to work throughout the summer. Kylie graduated this last  spring from Perkins Cou...
  • Plaque brings back memories for Pritchett

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor For some coaches, the instinct to instruct, teach and lead never goes away. After retiring in 2009, Grant coaching legend Larry Pritchett watches every game, in a way, like a coach. Whether it be at a high school game, on te...
  • Our Community's History

    Dr. Marvin Swan celebrates milestone One Year AgoJune 6, 2013 ABATE of Nebraska held their fifth annual gathering at the Perkins County Fairgrounds.  Though not as many as hoped for due to weather, members of ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Educati...
  • Grant receives tree award

    More than 100 cities, colleges and utilities received awards from the Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum this spring for their efforts in planting and maintaining trees. “Communities are becoming more sophisticated with the tools t...
  • Rural rental housing loan guarantees available

    Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien has announced that USDA is seeking applications from eligible lenders for loan guarantees to finance the construction or rehabilitation of rural rental housing. “Working to ensure that individuals and fa...
  • Lutheran VBS 2014

      Above: The annual Vacation Bible School at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant was held May 27-30. Students (above) learned several fun songs like, “I want to be a sheep.” Below: Fun, laughter and learning helped students learn God’s message. (Photo...
  • Adams Bank & Trust receives award

    Megan Jehorek, EVP of retail banking for Adams Bank & Trust, accepted the Personal Economics Program (PEP) Silver Star Award on May 9 during the Nebraska Bankers Association 2014 Annual Convention held in Omaha.  Presenting the award to Adams Bank &a...
  • Planting Pinnacle

      (L-R) Janae Gertsch, Anita Burge, and Mitchell Sestak all work to plant flowers on the north side of Pinnacle Bank in Grant on May 30 to beautify the outside of the bank. This will go along with the new additions the bank made last fall. (Photo by K...
  • Dental award recipient has local ties

    Deb Schardt, RDH, PHRDH received the 2014 Dental Hygienist of the Year award at the Nebraska Dental Hygienists Annual Session this spring. She is the daughter of Evelyn McGregor of Ogallala and the late Clifford McGregor. This award is given to a person ...
  • Midwest Musings

    Pow! Zap! Bam! Read! By Tim LinscottManaging Editor As a kid I remember the show ‘Reading Rainbow,’ with Levar Burton and Cap’n O.G. Readmore on the weekend specials. Even then I saw the irony of a television show encouraging kids to read. It just ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    The Bread of Life By Pastor Russ GaarEvangelical Free Church, Grant Are you hungry?  I’m not asking if you’re hungry for supper, or for your favorite meal.  I’m asking if you’re hungry (meaning…you haven’t eaten for a day or more?) Much of...