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  • Dolezal attends 69th annual NWCA Conference & Trade Show

    Michael Dolezal, Perkins County Weed Control Superintendent recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association’s Annual Conference, held at Divots Conference Center in Norfolk. Speakers and topics for the Tuesday session included: Shayne Galford, s...
  • Grain bin accidents are preventable

    On-farm grain storage is on the rise—and consequently—so are fatal accidents associated with grain handling and storage. That’s why the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association are placing special emphasis on grain handling safety d...
  • Nebraska farm numbers decrease

    Nebraska’s number of farms and ranches declined during 2015, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the state, at 48,700, was down 400 from 2014. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebraska with ...
  • Nebraska county-level commodity estimates

    County-level estimates for 2015 row crops are now available, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The estimates, based primarily on surveys conducted with farmers and ranchers last fall, can be accessed using the QuickStats ...
  • Nebraska cattle on feed down 2 percent

    Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.46 million cattle on feed on February 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 2 percent from last year. Placements during January ...
  • What's Up?

    Leaping into March So, what will it be? Will March come in like a lion or a lamb?  With all the warm temperatures we have been having, and with the wind, I was beginning to think March had come early. We have discussed before some of the history behind ...
  • USDA expands microloans to help farmers purchase farmland and improve property

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be ...
  • Nice weather brings call for motorcycle safety awareness

    With a pre-spring warm up forecast for the Cornhusker state, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is reminding all motorists of the need to “share the road” in an effort to reduce and prevent serious injury and fatality crashes involving motorcycles. In 20...
  • ‘Growing Healthy Bodies’

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  • Steve Hanson national chairman of Federation of State Beef Councils

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-Sentinel There’s one thing that Steve Hanson never grows tired of—promoting beef.“It’s fun to do what I enjoy. That’s promoting beef,” he said this week. “I’m really excited.” At the end of January, the Elsi...
  • Council accepts $2.29 million bid for water project

    by Russ PankoninGrant tribune-sentinelGeneral Excavating of Lincoln won the bid to complete a major water project in Grant. Members of the Grant City Council voted 3-1 to accept the low bid of $2,296,650 during their Feb. 9 regular meeting. Ben Long, Tim...
  • HomeTown Agency celebrates 20-year anniversary

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta BreezeBusinesses in Grant make sure the community has a lot to offer. HomeTown Agency is one of the many businesses in Perkins County committed to community betterment. The main street business is currently celebrating ...
  • Cook and Wood advance to state

    By Brooke PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelDistrict wrestling competition took place in North Platte with 20 schools competing, beginning on Friday, Feb. 12. All four Perkins County wrestlers advanced to the semi-finals on Feb. 13, with Kiffen Cook and B...
  • PCS weathers the Storm and fights off the Wildcats

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-Sentinel With districts coming up next week, the Perkins County Plainsmen have got the momentum in their favor, as they are coming off of two wins last week when they traveled to play the Creek Valley Storm and the Maxwell...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Taking in a full day of basketball This past Saturday the eighth annual Heartland Hoops Classic was held at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island. Eight games and 16 teams: 15 teams from Nebraska and one team from Colorado.This was touted as maybe ...
  • Wallace Wildcats split another week

    By Ladonna SwedbergTribune CorrespondentWallace was on the road last week, traveling in opposite directions to get to the competition. Thursday they went north to Tryon to take on McPherson County and  Friday they headed south to Trenton to do battle w...
  • Lady Wildcats take 11-9 record into subs

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelShannon Messersmith’s Lady Wildcats basketball team capped off the regular season with a pair of wins last weekend over McPherson County and Hitchcock County. That improves the girls’ record to 11-9 for the sea...
  • Lady Plainsmen end season with triple losses

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-Sentinel Deanne Bishop’s Perkins County girls basketball team has played their last games of the season. Unable to pull out a win in the regular season games against Creek Valley and Maxwell last week, the girls also fell ...
  • Perkins County High School receives five digital cameras through grant

    Five new Canon EOS Rebel T5 cameras were purchased with the help of the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Grant (Applegate Grant) this winter at Perkins County High School. The grant funded the purchase of the five DSLR cameras, memory cards and additio...
  • Perkins County teams earn third and fourth at regional science bowl

    Perkins County High School’s two science club teams competed against seven other teams including Bridgeport, Sidney, Chase County, Mitchell and Ogallala at this year’s Western Regional Science Bowl in Ogallala. Members of the Perkins County No. 1 te...