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  • Baseball players invited to camp

    Coast to Coast Baseball would like to invite local players age 10-18 to an upcoming tryout event. At the tryout, staff will evaluate skills in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed. Since the summer of 2001, over 2000 athletes from 46 diff...
  • Mike Trader basketball camp planned

    Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct two individual sessions and one team camp in July. The overnight and commuter camps for boys is July 24-27 at York College. Day Camps for both boys and girls at Grand Island Central Catholic...
  • Perkins County students among NSAA Academic All-State recipients

    The Nebraska School Activities Association is pleased to announce the student recipients of the spring 2011 Academic All-State Awards, including the following Perkins County students: Music: Krystal Gaar, Calla Mailand. Boys Track & Field: Seth Burge....
  • Dahlkoetter among students awarded at psychology convention in Topeka

    Morningside College faculty members recently took students to the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., and three of their student presentations won first-place awards. The three poster presentations that w...
  • Early childhood program gives preschoolers a “head start”

    Head Start, a program of Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska (Mid), provides comprehensive services to 10 families in Keith and Perkins Counties.   The home based model is parent focused and works with the adults in each household to work with t...
  • College Notes

    Carlson named to Dean’s List Emily Carlson of Grant was named to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Kearney Division Dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be enrolled for 1...
  • Rains continue to delay harvest

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Wheat harvest in Perkins County is behind schedule due to rain and some farmers won’t have a crop at all due to hail. A week or so ago, producers thought maybe harvest would begin by the 10th. Heavy rains, hail, wind on July ...
  • NRD adds another 248 acres to retirement program

    NRCS gets additional funds to add the tract.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Upper Republican  Natural Resources District (URNRD) enrolled another 248 acres into its retirement program, thanks to additional funding received in Nebraska by the...
  • Rusts on trees likely

    By Robert TignerExtension educator Yellow/orange, raised spots on leaves are signs of a fungal rust disease. We are seeing rust on ash, hawthorne, apple and crabapple. On ash, rust may cause some twisting of foliage and leaf drop, but it is not a serious ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...A tasty little snack

    One of the many little things in life I am trying to get better at is having tasty little snacks around for my family. I don’t really like to buy cookies and things like that very often, so usually, unless you want to eat a can of green beans for a snac...
  • Artbeat...Art gallery celebrates Christmas in July

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC member Snuggling up in a quilt with a cup of hot chocolate is the last thing on everyone’s mind in the heat of summer, but any time of year is a good time for treating oneself to the lovely stitched creations by the local quilt gui...
  • What's Up...Look for the teapot

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer I delayed starting this until I knew space shuttle Atlantis had launched this morning (Friday). It did, and it was almost on time. Only three minutes late. This was the last launch of the last flying shuttle. After ...
  • In the Garden

    By the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum The word pollinator conjures up images of bees and butterflies, but there are others.They include bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, birds, bats and even reptiles. They are insects and animals that move pollen f...
  • Nebraska Life seeking medical stories

    As part of America’s ongoing health care debate, Nebraska Life Magazine will publish a special section on Nebraska health care in an upcoming issue. This section will take a look at how Nebraska’s medical community is enhancing the already high qualit...
  • The outlaw–the legend

    Willie Nelson to perform at the Nebraska State Fair. Willie Nelson is set to perform at the Nebraska State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. According to State Fair special events coordinator, Chelsey Jungck, “Willie Nelson has had a career that oth...
  • No stairway to heaven

    Pastor Vince CarrigNew Life Fellowship Church, Grant More than just one lady feels sure that all that glitters is gold, and tries to buy a stairway to heaven. Most to whom I speak believe that God keeps a ledger in heaven, and if that person’s “good...
  • Another Perspective...Sheer panic while granddaughter is missing

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher My heart has always ached when seeing pictures or reading stories of missing children. What devastation!!! How could you go on from day to day with that fear of the unknown? Are they alive? Are they scared? Will we ever find ...
  • Setting the record straight

    Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Rhonda Kroeker’s letter published June 22, 2011 in the Grant Tribune. Rhonda was given some incorrect information. She was told by this family that the Chase County bus drove 17 miles on gravel roads to pick th...
  • A run to start the fun

    Molly Hutchinson (left) and Kathy Woodmancy were among the throng of runners/walkers who started their morning early on the 4th of July at Grant City Park. Image Total Fitness hosted the annual “Firecracker Fun Run” event which included all age grou...
  • It’s time to prepare for fair

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Come prepared to have a “Wild and Wacky” time at the Perkins County Fair scheduled for July 24-30. Some changes have been made from the previous years, a new competition has been added, and the week kicks off on a Sunday ra...