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  • Grants reserved for Nebraska businesses

    The Nebraska Investment Finance Authority announced this summer that it has reserved $39,565 in grants from the $1,000,000 available in the Nebraska Asset Modernization Initiative. The Initiative offers financial incentives to encourage small manufacturin...
  • New survey data reveals parents’ concerns about eye and vision health

    3D imaging and digital devices require optimal visual capabilities and eye health. Classrooms around the country are becoming increasingly high-tech, and teachers are incorporating 3D imaging, digital devices and the latest computer applications into the...
  • Apply now to retire in 2012

    By Laurie JonesS. S. District Manager Plan to start receiving  your Social Security retirement benefits in January of 2012? We recommend you apply this October if you’d like your benefits to begin in January. If the prospect of traveling to an office...
  • Clutter robs us of time better spent

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Preparing for new flooring at home recently found us having to move everything out of several rooms. What a nice kick in the pants to get all the “stuff” out of there and get organized. I was determined that we wouldn’t...
  • Be made new

    By Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie How willing are you to be transformed? We look at ourselves and do not really see a great need for transformation. Now we might like to change one or two things, do a little better, act a lit...
  • August storms cause severe damage

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The month of August has been anything but typical. It’s usually the “dog days of summer,” with hot, dry days. Yards, gardens, pastures and ditches usually suffer from the dry weather.      Not this year—August ha...
  • Plan to attend Madrid Day Aug. 27

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The community can gather for one final big fling during the month of August when Madrid Day is celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 27. Events throughout the day have something for each age group. A parade, food, kids games, bingo, tr...
  • Nebraska’s first positive human case of West Nile confirmed in Dawson County

    One out of six tested pools of mosquitoes in Chase County has tested positive for West Nile virus according to the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department. By Myra StoneySWNPHD Director Two Rivers Public Health  Department in Holdrege is reporting ...
  • Middle school has new language arts teacher

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Students in middle school are getting acquainted with their new language arts teacher, Dave Wragge. He will also coach wrestling and track. As a graduate of Doane College last May, his assignment at the Perkins County Middle Sch...
  • Long is new art teacher at elementary

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Filling the position of K-5 art instructor at the elementary school in Grant will be Elsie native Nicole (Pelster) Long. The position was vacated this spring upon the retirement of Susan Hanson, another Elsie native. “I am lu...
  • Fifth graders have new teacher

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor As the new fifth grade teacher at Perkins County Elementary, Amanda Wood is looking forward to everything the experience has to offer. The former language arts instructor in the middle school at Madrid said this is her first ye...
  • Special ed has new head at Perkins County Elementary

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Elementary students are seeing a new face in the halls as the K-2 special education and high ability learner teacher for the 2011-12 term. Dana Freiberg comes to Perkins County Elementary from Ogallala where she taught first a...
  • Goal was met at Grant bloodmobile July 27

    The Grant bloodmobile held Wednesday, July 27, had a great turn out and the goal of 55 units was met. “We continue to appreciate the time you take out of your day to come and give blood,” said organizer Deb Marshall The pin donors this time were: 11...
  • Westview residents enjoy day at lake

    Westview Retirement Community residents enjoyed a trip to Lake McConaughy on Thursday, Aug. 4. After a tour of the lake, Lake Ogallala and the spillway, residents were treated to ice cream at “Mom’s Pantry.” (Courtesy photo)...
  • Six Aces featuring new djs

    Jeff Craig (left) and Terry Krajewski will be providing the entertainment and music at Six Aces Roller Rink in Grant with their new season beginning Friday, Aug. 19. Both bring solid music backgrounds to the job. Craig has deejayed at the rink part time...
  • 2011 Perkins County Fair Results - Parade Entries

    Judges choice - Grant Fire Department First place business: In & Out Second place business: Poppe’s Posies First place 4-H: 4-H Council   First place vehicle: Malmkar family Second place vehicle: Burge Farms First place civic: ...
  • 2011 Perkins County Fair Results - 4H Livestock Sale

    Grand Champion Market Swine, raised by Haylee Lopez (right); purchased by Greg Penny of Penny Ag Spraying Inc. Grand Champion Market Goat, raised by Mariah Curtis (right); purchased by Kevin Hatch of Hatch’s Super Foods. Grand Champion Market La...
  • BRAGging rights

      One of the participants in the annual Bike Ride Around Grant (BRAG) was Danielle Burge, daughter of Dan and Julie Burge of rural Grant. The Perkins County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the ride. (Photo by DeAnn Zwickl)...
  • Free breakfast featured at fair

    The 2011 Perkins County Fair featured a well attended free breakfast sponsored and served to the community by the Chamber of Commerce. Darren Jensen fills a plate to serve to a hungry customer. (Photos by Shari Friedel) Some of the satisfied customer...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Grandma calls on ME!

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff After 26 years of life the day has finally come! The angels sang as I heard the words on the other end of the phone. “Ashleigh, how do you make those potatoes?” (insert harp chords here) My grandmother Irma called me la...