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  • Private pesticide safety training planned for early February

    Private pesticide safety training has been set for Chase, Perkins and Dundy Counties early in February. Producers should plan to attend one of the training sessions if their license is expiring or if the initial training is needed. Dates for the training...
  • Ag stock statistics for 2015 given

    Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2015 totaled 1.39 billion bushels, up 8 percent from 2014, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 820 million bushels are stored on farms, up 4 percent from a ...
  • College Notes

    UNK announces Dean’s List The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced names of students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester.Students who are on the dean’s list must have completed 12 credit hours or more of classes...
  • Spring turkey permits now available in Nebraska

    Spring turkey hunting permits are available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.The 2016 permit prices, including issuing fee, are: resident turkey, $25; nonresident turkey, $97; resident landowner, $13.50; nonresident landowner, $49.50; and resid...
  • PC Speech Team tallies 69 points at meet

    Speech teams from 11 schools—Chase County, Eustis-Farnam, Garden County, Hershey, Medicine Valley, Paxton, North Platte St. Pat’s, Sutherland, Thedford, Wallace and Perkins County—­met on Saturday, Jan. 16, for two rounds of preliminary competition...
  • Valley Bank and Trust to merge with Wyoming State Bank

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Valley Bank and Trust Company announced plans this week they will soon merge with the Wyoming-based Wyoming State Bank. Once complete, the banks will operate under the name Western States Bank. First Express of Ne...
  • Irrigation district sues to set aside new water management plans

    By Russ PankoninGRANT TRIBUNE-SENTINEL The Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District (FCID) made good on their threat to sue the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) over its new integrated management plan (IMP). The URNRD isn’t alone in th...
  • New hospital officially christened

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelCall it a victory celebration of sorts. More than 250 residents from throughout Perkins County turned out last Thursday, Jan. 7 to officially dedicate Perkins County Health Services’ (PCHS) new  $15.4 million h...
  • Body of missing North Platte man found

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The body of  28-year-old Nebraska man Craig Baxter, who was reported missing last week was found in Lincoln.The Lincoln Journal Star reported that police confirmed that Baxter’s body was found in a car near 44th and O Streets on Sund...
  • Capitol View

    Capitol View J.L. Schmidt What gifts are in store? The One Hundred Fourth Legislature Second Session convened on January 6, a day known in Christendom as Epiphany. That’s the 12th day after Christmas, which celebrates the visit of the Magi (the three ...
  • Hughes contributes three new bills to session

    Hughes’ ViewsDan Hughes - Senator The Second Session of the 104th Nebraska Legislature convened Wednesday, Jan. 6. On the first day alone, over one hundred bills were introduced, including three which I introduced. The full text of all bills I have int...
  • Delivering an unpleasant message

    From the PulpitPastor Wayne Pick - Trinity Lutheran Church See, I will send My messenger, who will prepare the way before Me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to His temple; the messenger of the covenant whom you desire will come,” says...
  • Note From Washington

    Looking at the year ahead Note From WashingtonDeb Fischer - U.S. Senator Each year, our country witnesses a tradition taken straight from the Constitution. The Constitution specifically charges the president with providing to Congress “information of ...
  • Osler receives scholarship at art show

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  • Time to complete FAFSA

    EducationQuest Foundation wants college-bound students and their parents to be aware that it’s time to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) the application for federal, state and college-based financial aid. To begin the FAFSA p...
  • Women’s Connection to meet at Westview Jan. 20

    January’s Grant and Ogallala Women’s Connection event will be held at Westview Retirement Community at 1 Westview Drive in Grant on Wednesday, Jan. 20, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Tickets include entertainment, surprises and refreshments.  A “Concert of...
  • Cogitation

    Cogitation - Jo McCormick Defining the seasons of life Well now, it is winter and I am, I think, in the winter season of my life. Winter has several definitions in the dictionary, but they all seem so grim to me. I take it upon myself to define the wint...
  • Red Cross has urgent need for donations to prevent shortage

    Blood drive in Grant Monday, Jan. 25 The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across t...
  • Perkins County Plainsmen take season record to 8-3

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-SentinelTwo victories following a loss this week for the Plainsmen leave the team with an 8-3 record for the 2015-16 season. PAXTONPCS took on the Paxton Tigers at home in a make-up game Jan. 5. The game was a tough loss fo...
  • Lady Plainsmen defeated by three visiting competitors

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-SentinelThe PCS Lady Plainsmen fell to their opponents last week, and go into this week’s games with a 0-11 record for this season. PaxtonDuring the battle with Paxton on Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Lady Tigers brought out the b...