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  • Nebraska Beef Council announces new directors

    The Nebraska Beef Council Board of Directors approved the following results of the 2012  Board of Directors Elections: District 1–Rodney Gray, a cow-calf producer from Harrison, Neb.  District 1 includes the counties of Sioux, Dawes, Box Butte, Sherid...
  • FSA County Committee (COC) Nominations Period Ends Aug. 1

    Dan Steinkruger State Executive Director for the Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations are currently being accepted for the local FSA county committees(COCs). The nomination period closes Wedne...
  • UNL Extension launches new drought resources website

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has created a new website that offers resources from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and others for dealing with drought in the region. The site is at droughtresources.unl.edu. “As we Nebraskan...
  • September and October could bring much-needed moisture

    By Al DutcherExtension State Climatologist Crops continue to suffer  from hot temperatures and a lack of significant rainfall. It seems this opening statement has been the norm for the past month. This week the National Drought Monitor designated a secon...
  • MPCC offering new online ag classes

    Mid-Plains Community College will offer two new online agricultural classes during the fall semester. Introduction to soil science and the accompanying online lab is the study of soil science, including the development, physics, chemistry, biology, and cl...
  • Hot night temps delaying tomatoes

    By Robert TignerUNL Extension Educator If tomatoes, or other vegetables, are not setting fruit it is likely due to hot night temperatures and humid days. Tomatoes are wind, not insect pollinated. Tomato plants shed the most pollen between 10 a.m. and 4 p...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    By Pastor Vince CarrigNew Life Fellowship Church, Grant Seek contentment Leaning on his fence one day, a devout Amish man watched a new neighbor move in next door. After all kinds of modern appliances, electronic gadgets, plush furniture, and costly wal...
  • An Evening of Hope

      The band shell in Grant City Park served as a backdrop for luminaria that lined the sidewalk and flowerbed last Wednesday night during a cancer benefit event sponsored by “Thunder On The Highline—Perkins County’s own version of Relay For Lif...
  • SWNCBC awarded home funds

    The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $79,791 in home Funds to Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Grant to continue its Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation (OOR) Program. Thre...
  • 125th Committee sets fair activities of days gone by

    The Perkins County Fair begins next week. Below is only a portion of the many events scheduled throughout the week of July 23-28. Plan to join in the fun of celebrating the county’s 125th anniversary!   By Jan RahnManaging Editor The county will soo...
  • Non-incumbents must file by Aug. 1 for village boards

    To enter the races for Village Trustees or ESU, non-incumbent candidates have until Wednesday, Aug. 1 to file. Monday, July 16 was the deadline for incumbents to file—Zach Giesselmann met the deadline to file for the Village of Elsie. Below are the can...
  • Kuskie new veterans service officer

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County veterans have a new service officer who is learning the ins and outs of how to best serve their needs in the first floor office of the courthouse in Grant. Larry Kuskie took over the position of Whitey Shirley who...
  • Coach Kay becomes new tech director

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Chip Kay wears several hats at Perkins County High School—this fall he is giving up one position and taking on another. Kay is the new technology director, replacing Chris Mestl. He will continue to serve as the school’s act...
  • Former para to teach and coach at PCS this fall

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Several changes are taking place within the walls of Perkins County High School this fall—one of those being the position of business teacher. Renee Seiler is becoming half-time instructor in business, replacing Chip Kay, and...
  • Fireworks donation omitted

    The Tribune inadvertently left out a contributor to the Fourth of July fireworks show. Aurora Co-op employees contributed toward a finalé—the names of Mike and Bonnie Johnston, who organized the company’s contribution, were left out. We apologize....
  • Those wishing to attend Relay For Life can catch ride to Ogallala July 20

    A bus will pick up passengers in Grant who wish to attend the Relay For Life. The free coach bus service is provided by Ogallala resident Terry Johnson who simply enjoys driving people to various events. Meet at Westview 5:30 p.m. Friday for a ride. Will ...
  • Library hosts book signing

        By Jan RahnManaging Editor A book signing Sunday at Hastings Memorial Library was well attended by those seeking “The Waiting Cross,” author P. F. Bottom’s latest novel based on the life of St. Luke, the only Gentile writer in the New Tes...
  • ‘Between the covers’ launched at HML

    “Between the Covers” is this summer’s theme for the Adult Reading Program at the Hastings Memorial Library in Grant.  The 2012 Summer Reading Program starts on July 23 and will run through August 25.  The program is open to adults ages 18 and olde...
  • Golden Ours residents to sell produce

        By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Residents at Golden Ours Convalescent Home are about to reap the benefits of a community garden they have been tending since spring. The idea originated when Chelle Gaston, activity director at Golden Ours since Mar...
  • President of Records is featured speaker at brunch

    Susan Stein of Donnellson, Iowa will be the featured speaker at the Magnificat Brunch hosted by the Ogallala Chapter, Our Lady of the Harvest, on Saturday, July 21, at Ogallala, Neb. at 9 A.M. (M.T.).  The Brunch will be served at Valentino’s, 55 East ...