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  • Pheasants Forever invites youth to hunting event Oct. 8 at Grant trap range

    Youth ages 12-15 are invited to participate in this all day event with adult mentors. Pre-register by Thursday evening, Oct. 6. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Pheasants Forever chapter is again sponsoring a youth hunt on Saturday, Oct. 8. ...
  • FVC distributes $1.9 million

    Manager highlights facility improvements at annual meetingBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop  distributed $1.915 million in cash patronage dividends to its members for the fiscal year ending Jan 31, 2011. FVC General Manager J...
  • NRD board raises occupation tax to $10 limit in new budget

    Funds to pay off augmentation land, more acreage retirementBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will pay $10 per irrigated acre in occupation taxes next year and $1.157 million in p...
  • October range meeting in Sidney to explore impact of past management

    Would you like to improve your grazing lands through range management and application of ecologically sound principles? Do you have an interest in the history of land management and resource conservation? Then join the Nebraska Section - Society for Range...
  • Former Legion ball player reminisces

    Dear Editor: I would like to rekindle some memories of some long-time Grant residents. Does anyone remember that 50 years ago in August, Grant won what may have been the first of many state championships? It was not football, basketball, or track. The 19...
  • Workers in the vineyard

    Pastor Ronald E. KrauseZion Lutheran Church, Grant The parable that Jesus tells in our Gospel reading this coming Sunday is a little hard for us to understand. He related how this landowner went out in the morning and hired men to work in his vineyard th...
  • Citizen disappointed with resignation

    Dear Editor: It is disappointing to see that Dave Hoffert resigned. I can understand his frustration with the job. Everyone wants what they want right now. Roads take time and the local law enforcement is out of control when they are writing tickets for d...
  • Someone is in control

    By Pastor Ronald E. KrauseZion Lutheran Church, Grant The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1) This weekend we will be observing the 10th anniversary of 9/...
  • Remembering 9/11 ten years later

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Every single answer was instantaneous when local residents were asked where they were and what they were doing the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorism pierced the heart of America. Many were still at home getting ready fo...
  • State Chamber Legislative Forums to begin

    Nebraska Chamber of Commerce staff will visit 31 communities statewide. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with 31 local chambers of commerce across the state, will present its annual legislative forums in the coming weeks. T...
  • Student test results released by Department of Education

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Performance levels recently released by the Nebraska Department of Education show that nearly 72 percent of Nebraska students met or exceeded state reading goals and about 63 percent met or exceeded the mathematics standards. S...
  • XL Pipeline: Governor opposes route—refuses to endorse legislative session to change it

    Gov. Dave Heineman, meet Friedrich Durrenmatt. Durrenmatt is the Swiss fellow who observed: “Religion and political expediency go beautifully, hand in hand.” Heineman, a Republican, got political religion Wednesday when he cited growing public opinion...
  • Grant United Methodists will celebrate 125 years as a congregation

    On Sunday, Sept. 18, the church will celebrate their quasquicentennial with worship, catered meal and remembrance. By Jan RahnManaging Editor A special event will be taking place at the Grant United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept 18, when the congregat...
  • Candlelight vigil to commemorate Corrie Wood’s unsolved death

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In honor and celebration of the life of Corrie Wood, a candlelight vigil will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Grant City Park. The public gathering from 6-10 p.m. marks the three-year anniversary of Wood’s death which has bee...
  • Local 4-H entries awarded at state fair

    Results have been announced for local 4-H’ers who have entered exhibits in the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Entrants and ribbons earned include: Healthy Lifestyle Education Purple: Youth in Motion–Healthy Snack, Hannah Beck; Tasty Tidbits–Cr...
  • Curtis participates in state fair

      Mariah Curtis, daughter of Adam and Kathy Curtis of Madrid, was one of 65 participants in the Nebraska State Fair 4-H Shopping In Style Fashion Show at Grand Island on Saturday, Aug. 27. Evaluation for this contest is based equally in two areas: 50...
  • Big plays, disciplined “D” means Plainsmen 35-0 win over Dundy County

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Plainsmen quarterback Quinton Hite spiraled two perfect bombs to Taylor Boldt for touchdowns and his defense kept the Tigers’ rushers in front of them Friday night to give Perkins County a 35-0, season-opening win o...
  • Lady Plainsmen show confidence with season’s first win at North Platte St. Pat’s

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Lady Plainsmen opened the 2011 season with a confidence-building win in three sets against the North Platte St. Pat’s Lady Irish on Thursday, Sept. 1. Scores were 25-23, 25-23 and 25-17. “It’s always good to start...
  • Heat factor at Creek Valley golf meet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Despite the intense heat and her first time on the Chappell course, senior golfer Janet Kuskie improved her back nine and claimed third place at the Creek Valley Invite on Friday, Sept. 1. “She played consistent golf and pu...
  • Heat takes toll on cross country runners

    By Jan Rahn/Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Perkins County cross country runners faced “beastly” heat last week during their first meet in Goodland, with temps over 100. However, the runners who survived the heat actually ran very well, said Coach Pau...