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  • Sen. Christensen addresses issues on gambling

    By Sen. Mark Christensen44th District Senator The 2012 session in the Legis- lature is moving along quickly as we finished two-thirds of the 60-day session last week. We will begin discussing budget bills this week along with continued work on priority bi...
  • Good news for postal patrons—North Platte’s distribution center to remain open

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following a lot of anxiety caused by months and months of awaiting answers, the United States Postal Service announced toward the end of February that the mail processing center in North Platte will remain open. The customer se...
  • Auto repair, tire service occupy former manufacturing building

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Having three-and-a-half times the space they used to have has created a lot of excitement for Ride Rite Garage owners James Deaver and Molly Hutchinson. The couple moved their vehicle repair business over the weekend—no...
  • Community foundation helps support Perkins County Food Pantry

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Filling a couple of grocery carts for the food pantry, members of the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund and pantry treasurer Pastor Russ Gaar met at Hatch’s Super Foods in Grant last Wednesday morning to g...
  • Our Community's History

    Grant Co-op Oil Co. truck destroyed in blaze By M. Lee One Year AgoMarch 10, 2011 Subway underway. A line forms on opening day Monday to sample the menu. New preschool program was offered at PCS elementary. Children as young as three will be able to rec...
  • Uehling memorial given to Grant VFD

    A memorial in the name of Robert Uehling was presented to the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance at the March 5 business meeting by the Robert Uehling family. This memorial will be used to purchase necessary equipment for the Grant Fire De...
  • Wallace firefighters attend fire school

    Charles Andrews, Max Isenbart, Debra Jameson, Ray Jameson, Ryan Kuhlman, Michael Sullivan and Lynn Swanson of Wallace were among nearly 210 people who attended the 20th Annual Mid-Winter Fire School Feb. 26 at Holdrege High School. The school was sponsore...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Cake meets cookie By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Looking for a delicious snack bar to have just hanging around for when the craving hits? Cookies, cakes, bars, or pie, oh my! Well, do I have the recipe for you. This bar is that perfect mixture of cr...
  • What’s Up?

    We can soon say that spring has sprung By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Let’s go for a dip in the old mail bag again shall we. Well, not really the mail bag, someone on my Facebook page asked what has been causing all these planetary and planet/m...
  • Shaun’s Thoughts

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthBy Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most co...
  • Road News

    Road project to be on ballot By Sid ColsonDist. 1 Perkins County Commissioner Well, we finally received some much-needed moisture in the form of wet snow in early February. Now in early March, we need moisture again. With the warm winter up to the Febru...
  • “Give to Girls” campaign marks 100 years of scouting

    Celebrating 100 years of leadership experiences for girls. Girl Scouts of the USA is turning 100! Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership organization in the world, marked its 100th anniversary on March 12. To celebrate this historic event, Girl Scouts is ...
  • Contest open to Grant area poets

    Central Point Fine Arts is sponsoring a poetry contest which is free and is open to Grant residents. There are 50 prizes totalling $5,000 with a $1,000 grand prize for the last poet standing. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will...
  • Magnificat brunch to be held in Ogallala March 24

    Mary Catherine Unrein of Fleming, Colo. will be the featured speaker at the Magnificat Brunch hosted by the Ogallala Chapter, Our Lady of the Harvest, on Saturday, March 24, at Ogallala at 9 a.m. MT. The brunch will be served at Valentino’s, 55 East Riv...
  • MercyMe slated to perform at Nebraska State Fair

      The Nebraska State Fair has signed MercyMe for the Thursday, Aug. 30 Christian concert for the 2012 State Fair. According to state fair events and entertainment director Chelsey Jungck, “MercyMe has released a total of 17 albums since its formatio...
  • St. Patrick’s Day carries many myths with its legends

    There are many mythic tales that surround the legendary Saint Patrick and his endeavours, however, a vast majority of the common iterated knowledge might not be the real truth about the man who played such a role in Ireland’s destiny. Myths The followin...
  • Join Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive free trees

    The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring through planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2012 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. “White flowering dogwoods will add year-r...
  • In the Garden

    Rain gardens environmentally sensitive addition to landscape By the Nebraska StatewideArboretum On rainy days, rainwater flows over our roofs, lawns and impermeable surfaces, picking up pollutants and carrying them into the stormwater system and, ultima...
  • Caring for Children conference in McCook

    Area residents will have the opportunity to hear international early childhood expert and speaker Rae Pica later this month. She will be the keynote speaker at the Caring for Children Conference at McCook Community College on March 24. She is the founder ...
  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer–cancer of the colon or rectum–is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer also is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United...