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  • March 22 programs to prepare ranchers for drought possibility

    By Nate JenkinsUpper Republican NRD Experts in range management, animal sciences and the weather will provide programs in Imperial and Haigler designed to help ranchers manage possible drought conditions in southwest Nebraska. Both meetings will be held M...
  • Governor’s Conference taking registrations

    Registrations are being taken for the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Rural Development “Partnering for Progress” to be held April 18 at the Holiday Inn Express in North Platte. The theme unites the Nebraska Rural Development Commission, Nebraska Depa...
  • Students invited to rural conference

    The 2012 Governor’s Conference on Rural Development will be held April 18 in North Platte. The day-long youth track will focus on entrepreneurial development and is targeted to students in the 6,7 and 8th grades. Youth registration is $25 with limited s...
  • The Forest Service speaks for the trees

    The movie release of “The Lorax” is bringing Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic to a new generation and shining light on the importance of trees and forests. But what viewers may not realize is that there are real-life Loraxes right here in Nebraska. Nebra...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    When a rock speaks–listen Pastor Larry BoothCongregational Church, Grant Several years ago I taught courses at the university, teamed with science teachers. I was the one teacher who was not a scientist. The process of our program was that they taught...
  • Shelter wine tasting event to feature furry ambassadors

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Man’s best friend will be one of the featured ambassadors at this year’s Perkins County Animal Shelter wine tasting event. Scheduled to take place Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., at the fairgrounds in Grant, the St. Pa...
  • City discusses airport’s future

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council provided a learning experience for local Boy Scouts who were in attendance at the regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Leaders Doug Beck and Lori Johnson attended with the boys, who were fulfilling a require...
  • Pheasants Forever hosts fourth annual banquet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An evening of enjoyment at the Pheasants Forever banquet will undoubtedly be a forever memory of nearly 40 youth who were a part of the eventful evening. Over 200 attended the fourth annual banquet held at the Perkins County ...
  • Progress made money for Water Resources Cash Fund

    By Sen. Mark Christensen44th District Senator Last week we debated many bills, and fortunately one of those bills was my bill, LB 950. The bill was designated a priority bill by the Natural Resources Committee.  I would like to discuss this bill in more ...
  • Candidates set for state’s presidential primary election

    Secretary of State John Gale has set the slate of presidential candidates who will appear on the ballot for the May 15 Nebraska primary election. The candidates are: Republican Party: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Democratic Par...
  • Primary to decide hospital board and city sales tax

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two county-wide seats and one local proposition will appear on the ballot during the May Primary—Perkins County Hospital District Board, Perkins County Commissioner District 1, and Grant City Sales Tax Proposition. Voters wit...
  • Our Community’s History

    Lady Panthers head to state   By M. Lee Tribune Staff   One Year AgoMarch 3, 2011 Grant was more prepared to lose state aid than some local governments. Stripping cities, counties and natural resources districts of state aid amounting to $44 millio...
  • Exchange student shares Finland experience

      Janet Kuskie, a Rotary Exchange student, made an excellent PowerPoint presentation to the Grant Lions Club on Feb 22, describing her experiences in Finland last year. Janet talked about the families she stayed with, learned some of their culture and...
  • Blood drive nearly reaches goal

      The Red Cross Madrid/Elsie Blood Drive that was held March 2 at the United Methodist Church in Elsie fell two units short of its goal. Coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis said there were quite a few donors who were unable to donate due to...
  • Whitson attends 2012 Les Lukert Winter Conference

    Ashley Whitson of Wallace was among about 270 individuals who attended the 2012 Les Lukert Winter Conference Feb. 10-12 at the Kearney Holiday Inn. The conference was sponsored by the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors and Central Community Coll...
  • Hospital’s PT is living his dream

      By Mary PierceKeith County News Even in high school, Ben Holmstedt knew what he wanted to do for his career and where he wanted to live. “I wanted to be a physical therapist, and there was never a doubt in my mind that I wanted to practice in a r...
  • Experience The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra March 25

    The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on March 25 at 3 p.m. CT at the North Platte High School Performing Arts Center in North Platte. This will be a concert of classical favorites with music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaichovsky and ...
  • Antique tractor enthusiasts invited to join state relay

    Tractor enthusiasts across the state of Nebraska will want to save the week of June 2-10 to participate in the “Tractor Relay Across Nebraska.” This event, the first ever, is sponsored by the Nebraska Antique Farming Association, a newly formed organi...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Take a breakfast break   By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist   This last weekend we celebrated Alexa’s seventh birthday. So we had a few girls over for pizza and cupcakes, then we took a trip to the skating rink. The girls has so much fun. Alexa de...
  • What’s Up?

    Planetary pair close together   By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer   If you have been watching the evening sky, as I hope you have, Venus and Jupiter are moving closer to each other by the day. During the next week they will have their closest ap...