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  • Close calls for teen drivers

    By Stephen G. WallaceChairman and CEO of SADD The summer season almost always proves to be the most dangerous for teen driving. A new study by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance gives parents reason to pause before...
  • MPCC’s 1972 Dodge Challenger to be on display at several locations July 4 weekend

    Mid-Plains Community College’s 1972 Dodge Challenger will be on display in North Platte, Sutherland and Grant this weekend. The hot rod is scheduled to be at the Lincoln County Raceway at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. It will also be on display at Sutherl...
  • Gale urges patriotic display of flags

    Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale encouraged Nebraskans to fly the U.S. flag during the Fourth of July holiday to show their patriotism. By displaying the U.S. flag, people can reflect on what it means to be an American, Gale said.  “The U.S. flag ...
  • Air fare deals may be available for travelers

    Travelers may be able to take advantage of some great air fare deals which are available after Labor Day and before the Thanksgiving Day holiday period, says AAA. Rates to some cities are so low, that it is less expensive to fly rather than drive to a des...
  • FSA Scoop...Deadline reminders for producers

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE Aug. 1 is the final date to accept a completed FSA-155 for Fiscal Year 2011 for farm combinations or farm divisions for a farm with base acres. I want to remind producers that the fina...
  • Rancher’s Holiday is July 13 in Chase County

    Please RSVP by July 8 to guarantee a meal. The return of Rancher’s Holiday is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 at Bentz Valley Inc. in Chase County.  Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. (MDT) at one of John Maddux’s pastures, located three miles n...
  • Federal agency shuts down Keystone pipeline

    The U.S. pipeline safety agency Friday blocked a Canadian company from restarting its Keystone oil pipeline until U.S. officials are satisfied the company has made required repairs and completed safety tests. The order by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materi...
  • Summer’s heat means watching cattle for stress

    With summer just starting and temperatures already approaching 100 degrees earlier this spring, cattle producers need to take steps to ward off heat stress in their herds, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln beef specialist said. Late spring 80-degree days w...
  • Make respect a priority

    Dear Community: In the last two months, I have heard about the following: Cops “wrongly” ticketing driving offenders, coaches “wrongly” not playing the right players, county commissioners “wrongly” not allowing rules to be flexible, teachers g...
  • Letter to Editor: Flexible communities are more inviting

    Dear Editor: “Nebraska, the Good Life.” This motto is often used to describe life in Nebraska. Rural communities are touted as good places to live and raise a family… small communities, where people take care of each other and look out for their nei...
  • Tribune selected for Chamber spotlight

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A presentation was given by The Grant Tribune-Sentinel at the regular meeting of Chamber last week for being selected as the organization’s monthly spotlight. Some details of the current-day operations were presented, along ...
  • New events added to 4th of July fun

    Rib cookoff • games • races • food • competitions • Zumba • dog wash • car wash • music • fireworks By Jan RahnManaging Editor Everyone is invited to spend the day in Grant City Park on the 4th of July where a full schedule of events wi...
  • Fireworks donations needed

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Fundraising for fireworks  has gotten off to a slow start, but the annual display on July 4th promises to have more splendor than ever. Donations are being accepted at any bank in Perkins County, or at The Barber Pole in Grant...
  • City to pursue bonds for water project

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following the third reading, Grant City Council members unanimously adopted an ordinance for water bond approval during their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14. The issuance of water bonds up to $550,000 will improve the city...
  • City to pursue bonds for water project

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following the third reading, Grant City Council members unanimously adopted an ordinance for water bond approval during their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14. The issuance of water bonds up to $550,000 will improve the city...
  • Cancer drive concert is Saturday

    A fundraising concert for cancer is scheduled for Saturday night, June 25, at 6:30 p.m., with food, local musical talent and a silent auction at the Grant Evangelical Free Church at 200 W. 10th Street. Organizers of this third annual event have set a goa...
  • Local agencies holding food drive

    Help the nation reach its goal of 2 million pounds for the hungry by donating food or funds to the Grant USDA Service Center and Natural Resources Conservation Service which will be contributed to the Perkins County Food Pantry. The Grant USDA Service Ce...
  • Kids—come join ZumbAtomic®

    Three age groups—fitness dances, motivational games. Learn new rhythms and styles of music and culture that cultivate individuality and creativity. By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new program for kids will enhance their summer with fun and exercise while ...
  • Get the most from Internet speed

    Most consumers know their Internet connection speed affects how fast they can surf the web, but there are other factors that can affect Internet speeds. Making sure that a user is maximizing their computer’s ability to use the Internet can significantly...
  • What's Up: Conjunctions are everywhere

    By Vernon Whetstone Boy, do we have the goodies for you this week. Several multi-object conjunctions, all for your viewing pleasure. The first are morning events. As you all know, I am not a morning astronomer. However, there are occasions where I make a...