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  • Superintendents exchange spots as July 1 nears

      by Kylie HansonTribune-Sentinel intern Phillip Picquet will be serving as the new Perkins County Schools superintendent this fall. The Picquet family moved on June 6 into a house that is, in fact, in town. His wife, Jamie, will be working part time ...
  • Grant family raises money for tornado victims

      With lemonade offered for a free will donation, Myles Bishop (left) and sister Lauren raised funds for a family affected by the Pilger tornado June 14. The Bishop kids, helped by mom Deanne, set up the lemonade stand for several hours last Thursda...
  • Alumni gather for fun, memories

    Milford Nodlinski represented his class, the class of 1934, at the annual alumni banquet. His other classmate, Jane Mefford, lives in California and could not make the trip. Sharing memories at the June 14 all class reunion were members of the hono...
  • Foundation helps library

      Members of the Perkins County Community Foundation presented Robin Quinn of the Hastings Memorial Library in Grant with two checks to help further the intern program and purchase new computers on June 17. One check was for $1,800 for computers and t...
  • Locals share stories about cancer, survival

    One of many health concerns for men is cancer, and more specifically testicular cancer.  About half of testicular cancers occur in men between the ages of 20 and 34. But this cancer can affect males of any age, including infants and elderly men.  In 201...
  • Wallace Library to host open house

    The Wallace Faith Memorial Library invites the public to an open house on July 1-July 3 from 1-5 p.m. CT for coffee, iced tea, and cookies.  In an effort to keep the Wallace Library operating and save the town money, the library will be open on a volunte...
  • Many events planned for Fourth

    A plethora of patriotic happenings are planned for the annual Fourth of July celebration in the Grant City Park.The annual celebration is sponsored by the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce and all events are at the park unless otherwise noted.After openi...
  • Family updates son’s medical condition

    Former Grant resident, Craig Engel, who now lives in Genoa, was gravely injured in a car accident on Sept. 20, 2013 and air lifted to the hospital. He is the son of Dave and Lisa Engel of Grant, and after nine months, Craig was returning home to Genoa on ...
  • Masons awarded with 50-year pins

      Receiving their 50-year pin on June 3 at the Masonic Lodge were L.D. Walker and Willard Soper. Present for the presenation were (Front row, l-r): Rex Peterson, WM Chuck Frates, Willard Soper, L.D. Walker, Dennis Moorhead. Back row: David Yost, Kirk ...
  • Westview residents enjoy outing

      Westview Retirement Community residents enjoyed a private showing on June 17 at the Meadowlark Gallery.  A beautiful collection of wedding dresses, quilts, hats and photos was observed.  Afterwards a trip up the street was taken to enjoy ice cream...
  • Women’s Connection gathers

      The Ogallala - Grant Connection, sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries, met at Westview Retirement Community on Wednesday, June 18.  The group is a ladies’ nondenominational Christian group that meets alternating months in  Ogallala and Grant.  Gu...
  • Midwest Musings

    I think we need greed here By Tim Linscott, Editor Iam usually not what I would call a greedy person. However, fair is fair. In light of the events that have transpired in Colorado since Jan. 1, I feel I, and the rest of all Nebraskans, need to be a bit...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    A book like no other! Pastor Russ Gaar I love to read! As a boy, a good book was my escape and often brought me great joy. Reading books shaped who I am today. Recently, I have been reading a book about a man reading a book. It’s a wonderful read! The...
  • What's Up

    Summer is officially hereVernon Whetstone To quote an old poem I learned once, “Spring has sprung, and fall has fell. Summer’s here and boy is it hot.” In fact, summer has been here for several days. Its official beginning was on Saturday, June 21...
  • Students learn second language

    By Jan RahnTribune Staff As word spread, numbers expanded, and what began as a summer learning project turned into a nine-month school term for individuals in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Venedith Vargas, who organized the class and s...
  • Driver’s Ed classes offered at North Platte Community College July 21-25

    Driver education is an essential first step to learning safe, life-long driving skills. It teaches teens basic traffic laws, driver awareness, rules of the road, and basic motor vehicle operation. Driver’s education classes for area high school students...
  • College Notes

    Nielsen on UWL Dean’s List The University of Wyoming lists 27 students from Nebraska on the 2014 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing ...
  • Equipment dealers association awards scholarships

    The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (I-NEDA) is pleased to announce that $53,000 will be given to students participating in the I-NEDA Matching Scholarship Program for the 2014-2015 school year.   “We are honored to award 54 students in Iow...
  • Time running out for MPCC grant program

    Time is running out for Mid-Plains Community College’s Bridge Grant Program in the Medical Office Certificate program. The Bridge Grant program allows students to participate and complete the Medical Office Certificate program.   This current program m...
  • Livestock heat stress a concern

      The heat and humidity of summer are arriving in many parts of Nebraska this week, and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator is offering tips on how to handle livestock in these potentially dangerous conditions.Heat stress is hard on ca...