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  • College Notes

    Walrod named NPCC Business Student of Month Nicole Walrod of Grant has been named the North Platte Community College Business Student of the Month for April. Walrod graduated from Perkins County High School in 2009. During her time at NPCC, her main are...
  • Toni Thelander pharmacy scholarship available

    The Garden County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a $1000 scholarship for students enrolled in a school of pharmacy. Students from Deuel, Garden, Keith, Perkins and Morrill counties in Nebraska and Sedgwick County in Color...
  • FSA Scoop...Consider this your reminder

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE Penny Schrotberger’s last day with FSA was Friday, April 29. We wish her well and we hope she will enjoy her new venture called retirement. For those who have not reported their w...
  • Irrigators urged to sign up for efficiency improvements

    Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District can sign up for cost-share assistance to improve their irrigation efficiency. From a recent grant to the URNRD, about $50,000 is available under the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWE...
  • Seminar on grasshopper threat set

    Over 13.5 million acres in Western Nebraska are at high risk for serious grasshopper infestations this year, based on the 2010 fall adult grasshopper surveys conducted by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The number of adult grasshopper...
  • Free financial clinics offered to producers

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Tractor safety courses planned

    The 2011 Tractor Safety Trainings will be held in seven locations across the state during May and June. Any youth 14 or 15 years of age who works on a farm or ranch other than his own is required to be certified through a tractor safety course.  Extensio...
  • Early corn growth may be slow, but don’t throw in the towel just yet

    Early planted crops can have the highest yield potential, but they don’t come without some risk and some worry in years like this. With the recent cold, wet weather, some producers who planted early are beginning to wonder whether their corn crop is doo...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Pasta Pizzazz

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff If you are looking for something a little bit different, this is the recipe for you. Chicken and Bows is a great standby that requires little effort, but is still not the ordinary alfredo. I love this recipe for so many ...
  • What's Up...Where the mind wanders

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer The Scottish poet Robbie Burns said it best I think, “The best laid plans of mice and men gang oft aglee.” Well, I have had a lot of “aglee” in the past three weeks. I have been a “space case” since I w...
  • Platte River among top wildlife watching spots

    Two national magazines have recognized the Kearney area as a top birding and wildlife viewing destination. The Platte River was named one of the top 10 wildlife watching spots by the National Wildlife Federation in its Feb./March magazine. Wildbird Magazi...
  • Peregrine falcons return to Nebraska Capitol

    For the seventh consecutive year, a pair of peregrine falcons has produced eggs in a nest box outside the 18th floor of the Nebraska State Capitol, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Game and Parks’ popular FalconCam, a video camer...
  • Life’s lessons from your mother

    By Bryan GoldenDare to Live Without Limits Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother’s Day is a great ti...
  • A gift for mom

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager Mother’s Day is right  around the corner. It’s always nice to give Mom a card, flowers, and candy. But this year people all over the country are helping their moms save nearly $4,000 a year on the cost ...
  • Christ is Risen

    By Pastor Mary Fuller United Methodist Church, Wallace Now is the time of reflection. The Lent journey took us through Holy Week to the cross, Jesus’ crucifixion and Easter morning came with the Risen Christ Jesus. At the Maundy Thursday service ther...
  • A growing investment

    Dear Editor: While browsing through the photos on the website promoting the City of Grant, I couldn’t help noticing one common denominator—there is at least one tree in every picture. No doubt about it—well maintained, attractive trees are definitel...
  • Honoring the Cadet Nurse Corps

    Dear Editor: May 7 is National Nurse Recognition Day. The National Institute of Health is giving recognition to the Cadet Nurse Corps. It is a little known group of 124,000 WWII young women who joined the corps to help supply the Army and Navy nurse ranks...
  • Bunny talk

    Spending a little quality time with the Easter Bunny on Saturday were 11-month-old Susie Lee and big sister Ashley Becker, children of Kelly Palmer and grandchildren of Dick and Rachael Palmer all of Grant. The annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Beta Sigm...
  • Hansen replaces Burge as new administrator of SWNCBC

    The public is invited to a reception to bid farewell to Ann Burge on Friday, April 29, from 1-3 p.m. at Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation, 115 West Third Street in Grant. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Nearly nine years ago to the day, a ...
  • SWNCBC opens doors to economic opportunity

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The public is probably unaware of the many tasks and responsibilities that are undertaken by the administrator of Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation. Here is a summary of the duties performed within the corporat...