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  • Summer projects improve Perkins County High School

    Several improvement projects have been ongoing during the summer at Perkins County High School. Improvements include new heating and air by Reese Mechanical, window replacement and brick repair. (Top): Workers from All City Glass in North Platte replace...
  • It’s fair time—join in the fun

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The “Wild and Wacky” Perkins County Fair kicks off Sunday with lots of entertainment lined up for each age group throughout the week of July 24-30. See the complete schedule on Page 7 in this week’s issue.   The first big...
  • Talent show and skit set during Perkins County Fair

    Plan to attend the talent show for a chance at a cash prize, then stay for a hilarious skit featuring a local cast. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The fair board has more events to add to the lineup during the Perkins County Fair during the week of July 24-3...
  • Bring a pet to the Dog Expo on Monday

    A “Dog Expo” which replaces the annual dog show will be held during the Perkins County Fair on Monday, July 25 at 9 a.m., in the dance hall building. Youth ages 7-18 are invited to bring their canine companion if they choose and come learn more about...
  • Grant E Free welcomes new pastor

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Sold on the community by the warm welcome they have received, Pastor Christopher Heslep and his wife Ashley are ready to jump into new duties at the Evangelical Free Church in Grant. With the church’s congregation growing e...
  • 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...