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  • FSA Scoop...Help available in cattle deaths

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE We would like to remind all livestock producers who have lost livestock due to excessive heat that the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides financial assistance in regard to live...
  • Perkins County among those designated by USDA as disaster areas

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in Nebraska as primary natural disaster areas due to flooding that began May 1, 2011, and continues. “This action provides help to hundreds of producers who suffered significant losses to cor...
  • All cattle entering state fair require test

    This year the Nebraska State Fair, with the support of the Nebraska State Veterinarian’s Office, is requiring a negative PI (persistently infected) BVD (bovine virus diarrhea) test on all cattle entering the grounds. “Because there is so much co-ming...
  • Grazing guidelines for summer grasses

    By Bruce AndersonUNL Dept. Agronomy Summer annual grasses  planted this spring soon could be ready to graze. In a moment I’ll quickly review some grazing guidelines to help you avoid any potential hazards or problems. Most of the sudangrass and sorghu...
  • Working to strengthen American agriculture

    By Tom VilsackSecretary of Agriculture At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we are looking for new ways to help America’s producers succeed every single day. We want farmers and growers with operations of all sizes to be profitable and to make the d...
  • Disaster assistance available for small businesses

    Small, non-farm businesses in the following 36 Nebraska counties and neighboring counties in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota are now eligible to apply for low‑interest disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “These ...
  • Entities losing tax-exempt status can apply for reinstatement

    The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that approximately 275,000 organizations under the law have automatically lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file legally required annual reports for three consecutive years. The IRS believes ...
  • Treasury to end over-the-counter sales of paper U.S. Savings Bonds

    Action will save $70 million over first five years. The Bureau of the Public Debt announced recently that as of Jan. 1, 2012, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Tre...
  • Supplemental income available to disabled

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager There’s a safety net out there for those who might otherwise slip through the cracks. It’s called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Administered by Social Security, SSI makes payments to people with li...
  • California evangelist to present series in Grant Aug. 5-8

    The Abundant Life Church of Elsie is sponsoring a series of meetings with Evangelist Dea Warford to be held in Grant Aug. 5-8: 7 p.m. nightly, at the American Legion Hall, 3rd St. at Washington, one Block E. of Central (Hwy. 61). Admission is free and al...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Snackin’ burger

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff Who doesn’t crave burgers and hot dogs in the summer. Well, at least in the beginning of summer. Then, those quick-on-the-grill meals get pretty boring and overused. Well, I am here to save the day. I came across this rec...
  • What's Up...Remember folks–it’s a hoax

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer It’s coming!! I know it is coming, I have this sense of foreboding right down to my very socks. It is coming, because it has come before. It has come and worked its dastardly work and then gone away, but it is comi...
  • Chase County Fair’s ‘Buy in July’ promo ends this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Fair-goers have just a few more days to take advantage of the “Buy in July” promotion for the fair’s Friday and Saturday night grandstand music shows, Aug. 19-20, in Imperial. The promotion includes...
  • Keep Grant City Park clean

    Dear Editor: The City of Grant has a beautiful park where people enjoy many fun activities. The park is utilized almost daily except for the winter months.             Some people take their dogs to the park for exercise, but there are those who ...
  • Tragic Death

    By Pastor Vince Carrig New LIfe Fellowship Church, Grant Does dying tragically or unexpectedly give anyone special favor with God, any extra mercy at God’s judgment? Naturally, we humans want to think of people’s souls as having risen straight up to...
  • Make the right choice to attend

    It’s fair time! But it’s also harvest time—so who gets to decide “if/when” you get to come to town to the fair? I sure hope it’s the kids who override the adults—because every kid in the world should get to experience a county fair! This ye...
  • Governors in the right direction

    Dear Editor: First, I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations to Nebraska’s Governor Dave Heineman upon his elevation to the position of Chairman of the National Governors Association, which recently convened in Salt Lake City. This year of 2011 ha...
  • Jesus returning soon

    Pastor Vince CarrigNew Life Fellowship Church, Grant With earthquakes, tsunamis and tornados striking, many wonder: Will Jesus return soon? Yes! Jesus says, “But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was comin...
  • Long-awaited wheat harvest finally well underway

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The term “full swing” has special meaning this season for area farmers who have long awaited being able to express the phrase. Wheat harvest in Perkins County is way behind schedule due to monstrous rains the first week in...
  • City accomplishes two big summer projects

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A couple of the city’s major projects undertaken this summer have moved along nicely. The airport’s taxi lanes are getting replaced on schedule even though rains have required water to be pumped away. The two main taxi la...