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  • July 4th to end with great entertainment

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An accomplished actor with an endless list of television/radio commercials, films and movies in his repertoire is coming to the stage on July 4th at Grant City Park. Following a full day of fun activities, entertainment for the ...
  • 4th of July events

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A full day of activities awaits everyone on the Fourth of July. Come share in the merriment of celebrating Grant’s 125th anniversary at the city park.Schedule of Events • 6:45 a.m.: Firecracker Fun Run opening ceremony, with...
  • Help choose the Good Neighbor

    One outstanding individual is designated each year at fair time as Perkins County’s Good Neighbor—this year’s honor will be even more special because it’s for the county’s 125th anniversary celebration.     It’s time to send in nominations ...
  • Seeking Grand Marshal nominees

    With the county fair just over a couple weeks away, Chamber is actively seeking nominations for a Grand Marshal who will lead this year’s parade in celebration of the county’s 125th anniversary. With very dedicated fair board members, great entertainm...
  • “Walk The Walk” cancer benefit set for July 11 in city park

    Proceeds from purchase of luminaries in the northeast picnic shelter, along with the bags themselves, will be taken to Ogallala for the annual Relay For Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society on July 20. Any donation welcome. Enjoy an evening...
  • Four properties declared nuisances in SE quadrant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The cleanup process in the southeast part of town is getting underway with the passing of a resolution by Grant City Council declaring four properties nuisances at their regular meeting Tuesday, June 26. The assessment of the s...
  • Post office hours along Highline proposed for cuts

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Post offices along the Highline, with the exception of Grant, are on a list of post offices being considered for a cut in operation hours under a new proposal from the U.S. Postal Service. Venango, Madrid, Elsie and Wallace are...
  • Local youth become Young Eagles

    Eleven local youth became Young Eagles of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) at the Grant Airport on Saturday, June 23. EAA Chapter 562 of southwest Nebraska conducted the Young Eagles Day event. The youth received an orientation of basic forces ...
  • Pinnacle named top performer

    ICBA Independent Banker®, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s number one source for community banking news, recognized Pinnacle Bank as an outstanding “ICBA 400” community bank performe...
  • Drug and alcohol class offered

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, July 9 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. MT. Participants must attend the entire class. The clas...
  • Elsie Blood Drive Set

    The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive will be held July 6 at the Elsie Methodist Church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MT. Lunch will be served. To make an appointment please call Michele at 308-228-2318. Walk-ins are welcomed and always needed....
  • Go Green with Goff

    A breath of fresh air – don’t take it for granted By Samantha GoffTribune Sentinel Staff There is nothing more fundamental to human health than breathing. If you have been indoors too long, or in a stinky room too long, there is nothing better than ...
  • A child’s life in the early days of Grant—as told by elderly Californian

    Part 1Editor’s Note: Ida Grace Smith Menoher is a 94-year-old from Hemet, Calif., who spent her early years in Grant. Her father, Ivan W. Smith, built a house on the north edge of town. She has jotted down thoughts and bits of history that she recalls a...
  • Artbeat

    Notes from Meadowlark GalleryBy Shari FriedelPCAAC Member The public is invited to Meadowlark Gallery to take in Perkins County Area Arts Council’s new show, “The Madrid Collection,” 36 vintage photos from the early days of the town. Shared by Dr. ...
  • What's Up

    What our forefathers saw By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer First of all, Happy 236th Birthday to the Good Old U.S. of A. On the hot, steamy, almost overbearing summer afternoon of July 3, 1776, the men who sat in the chamber of the Continental Congr...
  • Fort Kearny SRA to host becoming an outdoors-family camp

    The entire family can learn outdoor skills such as kayaking, fishing, birding, camping games, archery and much more at the Becoming an Outdoors-Family Camp on Aug. 10-12 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. The cost is $50 per family of six, and the regi...
  • One million access their Social Security statement online

    Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced that in less than two months, one million people have gone online, created a My Social Security account and viewed their Social Security Statement. “The online Social Security Statement is a...
  • College Notes

    Area students named to Doane Dean’s List Doane College has announced students named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2012. Among those named are Timothy Burge and Jordan Johnson of Grant. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 ...
  • Triple digit temperatures mean watching cattle for heat stress

    With temperatures hitting the triple digits, cattle producers need to take steps to ward off heat stress in their herds, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln beef specialist said. Cattle can begin to experience some level of heat stress when the heat index a...
  • UNL provides drought and heat information resources to producers

    UNL Extension has developed a timely new web resource for Nebraska beef producers. Recent dry weather and unprecedented heat has strained the ability of beef cattle to cope with this year’s environment. The Animal Science Department at UNL has responded...