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  • Wallace Wildcats host track invite April 17

    The Wallace Wildcats hosted the Wallace High School Invitational on Tuesday, April 17.  Ten teams competed at the meet in addition to the Wildcats, including:  Paxton, Stapleton-McPherson County (SMC), Anselmo-Merna (AM), Mullen, South Platte, Maywood, ...
  • Law to help address Nebraska’s invasive species issues

    Gov. Dave Heineman earlier this month signed LB 391 into law, giving the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission a tool to help control the spread of invasive species in the state. According to Dave Tunink, Game and Parks fisheries division assistant administr...
  • High school seniors can apply now for Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship

    Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is accepting applications for the Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship program through June 15. With the help of the scholarship program, the next generation of agriculture leaders is being equip...
  • Groundwater levels generally up over last year

    Groundwater levels rose or were unchanged throughout much of Nebraska over the past year, but over the past 30 years, there have been markedly different changes in eastern Nebraska compared to western Nebraska. The latest statewide groundwater monitoring ...
  • State’s ethanol industry expanding

    Omaha (AP) – Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand along with the overall industry, but unlike a few years ago when new plants were being announced on a regular basis, the expansion today has taken on a new form. Now the state’s 24 ethanol...
  • Task force on leafy spurge set for May 3

    The quarterly meeting of the Nebraska Leafy Spurge Working Task Force will be held Thursday, May 3,  at 12:30 p.m. CT at the North Central Nebraska RC&D office located in Bassett. Topics for discussion include biological control, chemical control, l...
  • “If cooks could kill”

        Face to face over an issue, Ella Mentry (Rachel Patrick) and Detective Rufus Annette Biddle (Trevor Lee) hash it out;  Paige Turner (Tanya Metcalf) worries, but Hedda Hair (Lacy Jensen) remains nonchalant in the spring play performance of “...
  • Sales tax measure to come before voters for city improvement projects

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Voters will be faced with an important issue for the future of the city when they take to the polls in a few weeks. On the ballot for the May 15 Primary Election will be a proposed one percent sales and use tax to benefit the Ci...
  • Anderson Lumber in Madrid open with new name, new look

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the same great service, but with the goal of a spruced up look and a few changes, Anderson Lumber Co. in Madrid is under new ownership. Tom Anderson, manager of the former Adams Lumber Co. along Perkins Avenue, has...
  • Tribune among award recipients at annual press convention in Lincoln

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Johnson Publication, Inc.’s newspapers—The Grant Tribune-Sentinel, The Imperial Republican and The Wauneta Breeze—were among the state’s papers receiving awards at the annual Nebraska Press Convention held over t...
  • Legislative session extended

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service In what was originally supposed to be the last week of the legislative session, senators passed bills relating to prenatal health care and relating to the number of frivolous lawsuits criminals can file. Now, the ...
  • Christensen’s LB 1125 on occupation taxes awaiting governor’s signature

    By Sen. Mark Christensen44th District Senator The end of the 60-day, short session is here. The 60th legislative day took place Wednesday, April 18.   The Legislature was scheduled to address the governor vetoes of LB 806, historic horse-racing machines ...
  • GVFD recaps 2011 at banquet

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Members and honorary members of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance, along with their spouses, enjoyed dinner and a review of 2011 at the fire hall on April 14. Nearly 40 enjoyed a meal, presen...
  • Ogallala man arrested on child porn charges

    Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a 27-year-old Ogallala man on charges of Enticement by Electronic Communication Device, Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. Ryan D. Freitag, 27, Ogallala ,was ta...
  • Council passes employee compensation ordinance

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council tabled a couple of items and took action on an ordinance for employee compensation as part of the agenda during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 3. Under unfinished business, an ordinance was passed fo...
  • Perkins County Health Services Foundation hosts annual meeting

    The Perkins County Health Service Foundation Annual Meeting was held at the Grant Senior Center Tuesday, April 10. Board members in attendance were Dan and wife Charlottie Wallin, Bob Cummings, Michele Cutler, Eric Gengenbach, Mary Dodson, Lori Day, Bren...
  • Our Community's History

    Business district shut down By S. Goff One Year AgoApril 14, 2011 Thanks to the generosity of a late Ogallala couple, new equipment and projects would soon be available at Perkins County Health Services. A representative of the John Froschheiser’s est...
  • Nelson retires after half century of dedicated nursing

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor After 53 years of nursing, Gail Nelson LPN-C, can have some time to herself. Staff at Perkins County Health Services gathered recently to present Nelson with a keepsake clock, enjoy refreshments, and take the opportunity to wish...
  • Happiness presentation set for April 25

    The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise will host “Taking Care of Me: The Habits of Happiness” with author and international trainer MK Mueller on Wednesday, April 25, in both McCook and North Platte. The presentation will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. CT ...
  • Legion auxiliary holds April meeting at Westview

    The Grant Auxiliary met April 10 at Westview with nine members and five officers present. President Loretta opened the meeting with an opening prayer by Chaplain Clem, the flag salute and Preamble. The minutes of the two previous meetings were read by Sec...