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  • Birthdays celebrated

    July birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on July 8. Honored on their special day were (l-r): Ruth Ochsner and Lucille Drzewiecki. (Photo by Shari Friedel)...
  • Our Community’s History

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff One Year Ago July 15, 2010 Nebraska Wesleyan student, Leslie Dudden, met President Barack Obama during the G8 and G20 summits. Another storm halted harvest headway across the area leaving moisture and anxious farmers. UNL...
  • Little ones help FSA/NRCS with garden initiative

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor For the second summer in a row, a “People’s Garden” at the USDA Service Center in Grant has taken root. Last year, employees planted a garden near the service center building, and this year the Farm Service Agency and Natu...
  • Perkins County School employees attend nutrition conference

    “The Building Blocks of Good Nutrition” was the theme of the Nebraska School Nutrition Association’s 54th Annual State Conference, held in Norfolk June 26-29. Approximately 275 attended the workshops consisting of interpersonal skills and leadership...
  • Sixth annual “Mikey’s Ride” raises over $10,000 for patient

    The sixth annual “Mikey’s Poker Ride” was held Saturday, July 16 with approximately 175 bikers participating, and more than 400 people taking part in the meal and refreshments following the ride. The event raised more than $10,000 for a worthy cause...
  • Perkins County School employees attend nutrition conference

    “The Building Blocks of Good Nutrition” was the theme of the Nebraska School Nutrition Association’s 54th Annual State Conference, held in Norfolk June 26-29. Approximately 275 attended the workshops consisting of interpersonal skills and leadership...
  • Bloodmobile is July 27

    The Grant Bloodmobile is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church in Grant.   Please call Deb Marshall for an appointment at 308-352-4250.  Walk-ins are welcome and needed.   Free babysitting and lunch is ava...
  • State’s corn could be worth $10 million

    Conversations about agricultural crops have to include a generous dose of “could be” and a helping of “that depends” –along with a no-limit use of “if” and a sprinkling of “We’ll see, I guess.” For instance: Ten million acres were plan...
  • UNL water saving field day is to be in Imperial Aug. 1

    A water saving field day will be hosted by the University of Nebraska in Imperial on Aug. 1.     The program will start at 5 p.m. with a meal. The field is located on the northeast side of the intersection of Road 736 and Avenue 334.   To get to the f...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau lobbies FTAs in Washington

    Nebraska Farm Bureau leaders–including young farmers and ranchers–visited Washington, D.C., recently to urge passage of the pending Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. “Congress needs to get its act together and get them ado...
  • Grain donation program passes $60,000 for earthquake, tsunami relief in Japan

    Program continues until July 30.Nebraska farmers have gone well beyond an initial $50,000 goal as part of a grain donation program to support Red Cross efforts to help those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Pacific. Grain donations ...
  • Funding for trees available

    Communities wanting to plant shade trees can apply for Trees for Nebraska Towns grant funds until Oct. 1. The program, which focuses on plant diversity and sustainable landscapes, provides grant funding and technical assistance to public-oriented projects...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Craving cookies

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff When I think of shortbread cookies, I always think, oh those healthy tasteless cookies. Even though  they aren’t that bad, for some reason I always convince myself that I would rather eat a piece of paper than one of tho...
  • What's Up...Summer Triangle takes stage in night sky

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Let’s go look one more time at our friends in the Summer Triangle for another discussion. You can find the three stars of the triangle about half-way up the eastern sky about an hour after sunset any clear night th...
  • 4-H club project urges reading and walking

    To promote summer reading, physical fitness and the great outdoors, the Perkins County Lucky Clovers 4-H Club has created a “Storybook Walk” for the public to enjoy. Pages of a story will be hanging in the storefront windows around Grant. Maps are ava...
  • Hastings Memorial Library launches “Novel Destinations” adult summer reading program

    Reading for a chance at prizes this summer. Summer Reading is not just for the kids anymore!  Hastings Memorial Library is holding its first ever Summer Reading program for grown ups.  This summer’s theme is “Novel Destinations.” Travel around th...
  • Avi8ors to give final concert in Omaha

    The Avi8ors, who have been singing music from the WWII generation for 12 years, will be performing for the last time this weekend in Omaha. Many people from the region remember the excellent concert put on by the Avi8ors last summer when they came to Perk...
  • Learn ancient craft of cheesemaking in Lewellen

    The ancient craft of cheesemaking–is it a science, or is it an art? Either way, come and learn some solid techniques from Joilene Rasmussen, an experienced cheesemaker.         The class will be on Saturday, July 23, 1-4 p.m. at the United Methodi...
  • Ogallala man honors brother at memorial

    By Mary PierceKeith Co. News On June 4, Guy Bechtel of Ogallala set a wreath made of red paper poppies at the base of a memorial marker on which his brother’s name is etched at Paluel, France. A few hundred feet away is the English Channel, where the pl...
  • Hot weather, dogs and outdoors may not mix

    Hot weather is here, and that means both dogs and their owners can enjoy more outdoor activities. Even on moderately warm days, dogs can succumb to heat stroke, said Dr. Susan Nelson, assistant professor of clinical sciences at K-State’s College of Vet...