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  • Signs of Spring

    From activity in the park to new sprouts emerging in yards, signs of spring are evident in Grant. (Photos by Jan Rahn) ...
  • 2011 Legislative Session at halfway mark

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, March 15. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Nebraska Legislature is halfway through the 2011 Legislative Session, with public hearings wrapping up today (Thursday), March 17. Senator Mark Christens...
  • Another Perspective...Nebraskans make marks across the world

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher Nebraska celebrated its 144th birthday last week, having officially become a state on March 1, 1867. Russ and I had the first-time privilege to attend the Statehood Day dinner in the Capitol rotunda Saturday. Our invitation...
  • Work isn’t work if it’s fun

    Dear Editor: The senior center in Grant is a great place to go if you like eating good food and being around friendly people. You can play cards, drink coffee or just sit and visit. I really enjoyed working there during most of the past six years. (I took...
  • Never pay for a dead horse

    Dear Editor: Does your employer allow you to decide the size of your wages? What about how often you get a raise? Congress has done this since its beginning. We are their employer! Yet while millions of workers in the commonplace jobs have had to take wag...
  • FSA Scoop...NAP deadline is March 15

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE The NAP deadline is fast approaching to purchase 2011 coverage for certain crops. The deadline for spring crops such as pasture, alfalfa, millet hay, forage sorghum, mixed forage, ...
  • Groundwater awareness out of sight but definitely not out of mind

    Here is a statistic to ponder: The United States uses 79.6 billion gallons of fresh groundwater per day for public supply, private supply, irrigation, livestock, manufacturing, mining, thermoelectric power and other purposes. It’s with that stat from th...
  • Statewide groundwater monitoring paints mixed picture

    Statewide groundwater monitoring data from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln paints a mixed picture. Based on data from just the last one to three years, the news is generally good as groundwater levels under most of Nebraska continued to gain, or at lea...
  • LEAD XXX fellows complete national study seminar

    Members of Nebraska LEAD Group XXX recently returned from a 10-day National Study/Travel Seminar to Kansas City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Among the group was Doug Beck of Grant. The travel seminar began with a stop at the Kimmel Orchard and the Kimme...
  • Meetings set on CRP signup

    The FSA and NRCS field office in Grant is holding two informational meetings about the upcoming CRP signup. The meetings will be held in the FSA conference room located in their building in Grant.   The first of the meetings will be held on March 14 fro...
  • Irrigation district argues case in court

    By Steve ScharfNebraska News Service On March 2, the Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District had its day in the Nebraska Supreme Court. The irrigation district contends that the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources is legally obligated to use scient...
  • Use of high flows in river basins to study groundwater recharge

    The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources is contacting irrigation districts in Nebraska river basins which have been previously determined to be fully or overappropriated to identify irrigation districts that are interested in participating in conjunc...
  • UNMC receives $3.5 million to research prevention and treatment of lung disease in ag workers

    Pork is the world’s most widely consumed meat. In Nebraska, with an estimated 153 swine concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), it is Nebraska’s fifth leading commodity and part of the state’s $5.9 billion in agricultural exports. But there...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Lovin it

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff If you are at all like me, cheese on anything makes it better! I eat cheese like there is no tomorrow, and I catch grief for it all the time as well. I eat it on eggs, on plain pasta, on chicken noodle soup, and my favori...
  • Celebrate Artbeat...Youth Art Month at Meadowlark Gallery during March

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC Member Community members and visitors to Grant are invited to make Meadowlark Gallery one of their stops while out and about, enjoying the spring weather Friday and Saturday evenings during the month of March. In celebration of Yout...
  • EMS Training available

    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. Workshops will be held at the follo...
  • What's Up...Days are about to equal out

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer In addition to the weather, the sky is setting up for spring as well. The long awaited season has its start officially at 5:21 p.m. MDT on Sunday, March 20. That is the date of the vernal, or spring, equinox. Equin...
  • “Listen to the Sound Tour” in North Platte

    Pop/rock band Building 429 will debut new music from its forthcoming May release on a 20-city tour kicking off late March. Feedin’ Sheep Ministries, a non-profit Nebraska Organizaion, is presenting “Listen to the Sound Tour” on  Saturday, March 26...
  • Grant youth accepted by talent agency

    With a little luck and lots of training and talent, a young Grant resident has a chance at becoming a familiar face as a child model and actor. Kaden Sinner, a third grader at Perkins County Elementary School, has recently been accepted by Marbles Kid’s...
  • 4-H reminders

    • Monday, March 14: Mandatory meeting for Perkins County 4-H leaders, 6 p.m. at courthouse.• Sunday, March 20: Pizza making/bread pickup 1:30 p.m., Perkins County Fairgrounds.• Monday, April 4: Public speaking contest, Perkins County Elementary Scho...