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  • Grants available to rural school districts

    Statistics show that the U.S. ranks only 25th in math scores and 21st in science compared to 30 industrialized nations. These facts show that education is strongly in need of support. To help, Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is ...
  • Cattlemen offers scholarships

    The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is accepting applications for scholarships which are available to qualified youth in Nebraska who have an interest in the beef industry. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year and are provided...
  • Ag and pheasants workshop set in Trenton Jan. 26

    The Ag and Pheasants Workshop in Trenton on Jan. 26 will highlight management strategies for ag producers that increase profitably and create habitat that benefits wildlife. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CT at the TCDC Building, 403 E. 1st S...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Smothered my way By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Lately, I have been in the mood for smothered food. Pretty much anything I can think of to put a heavy layer sauce over, I will. Last year, I shared a recipe for bacon wrapped chicken and I thought, wh...
  • What's Up

    Take some time to look By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Had a nice letter from a reader in McCook this past week. The writer expressed thanks for listing the time and date that Venus and Neptune would be visible together. The writer advised that no...
  • Child Find screenings available at parents’ request

    Local school districts in cooperation with ESU #16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find screenings. The spring screening will be made available in each school district at the request of parents. Chi...
  • Emergency Medical Service training will be held Jan. 25

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Medical Services Program offers ongoing training workshops across the state for emergency medical technicians, first responders, and the general public.   Area workshops will be held in Mc...
  • Keep the family and wallet full in the New Year

    Large grocery bills can take a toll on the bank account, but there are numerous ways to adhere to a budget at the store. Households don’t have to sacrifice nutrition to save money. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss s...
  • Plan a Nebraska vacation

    Free 2012 travel guide now available. The 2012 Nebraska Travel Guide is now available. Request a free copy today and discover more than 180 pages brimming with striking photography, useful maps and information. The guide has everything needed  to redisc...
  • Postal service to change mailing and shipping services prices

    Penny increase in price of Forever stamps first since May 2009. Beginning Jan. 22, 2012, it will cost just a penny more to mail letters to any location in the United States. It will be the first price change for First-Class Mail stamps (Forever stamps) in...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    God wants all of you Pastor Russ GaarEvangelical Free Church, Grant As we enter 2012, I have been struck by the radical call of God on the lives of those who have embraced Jesus as Lord of all and as the One and only Savior. Two things that strike me e...
  • Too good to be true

    Last week’s warm weather was everyone’s favorite subject. The topic surfaced in conversations all over the region as residents enjoyed an unseasonably warm beginning to a new year. 2012 began with temperatures that reached into the 60s, and by Thu...
  • Postage goes up one penny this month

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Beginning Jan. 22, postal patrons will be paying a penny more to mail letters within the United States when the cost of a first-class Forever stamp goes up to 45 cents. The increase was announced last fall as the first price ch...
  • Engineering company expands to western Nebraska with Grant native at helm

    By Mary PierceKeith County News When Jeremy Klima left Grant in 2000, college and a career were on his agenda. The notion that he’d one day move back to the area was far from his mind. Yet, today, starting his sixth week of operating a branch office ...
  • New laws in effect

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor On Jan 1, new laws passed by the Nebraska Legislature took effect, including an increase in park entry fees, interlock devices for drunk drivers, and authorization to drive low-speed four-wheeled motor vehicles. • Park entry f...
  • IRS kicks off 2012 tax season with deadline extended to April 17

    The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2012 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster re...
  • Fire departments elect 2012 officers

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two of the area’s fire departments have compiled their figures for the past year and have elected officers for 2012. Others will be submitted at a later date.Grant Fire Department Officers of the Grant  Volunteer Fire Departm...
  • Arraignment/sentencing start year in court

    One defendant was arraigned in Perkins County Court while another defendant was sentenced in District Court during the first week of January. • Wesley T. Prottsman, 33, was arraigned before Judge Edward D. Steenburg in Perkins County Court on Jan. 4, fa...
  • Defendant bound over on failure to appear

    Scott R. Petro, 41, came before Perkins County Judge Edward D. Steenburg for preliminary hearings on Jan. 4 in three separate cases of alleged felony charges and was bound over to District Court in all three. Testimony at the hearings was provided by inve...
  • A trio of angels

    Maylynn Walker (left), daughter of Brad and Geraldean Walker; Brenna Colglazier and Hanna Colglazier, daughters of Tim and Ashley Colglazier, portrayed angels in the Congregational Church Christmas program. (Courtesy photo)...