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  • Basketball camp coming this summer

    Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct six individual sessions this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be held on June 1-4 and July 6-9 at Hastings College, June 15-18 at Central Community College (Platte Campu...
  • Medich chosen as March Senior of the Month

    Sarah Medich, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as Senior of the Month for April 2014. She is the daughter of Ryal Meyer and the late Barb Meyer. Music and drama has been an important factor in the busy senior’s high school caree...
  • Swing time!

      ‘Remembering the 60s’ was the theme of the Ogallala Cowboy Capital Chorus annual show at the Ogallala High School performing arts center on March 22. Above: The Perkins County High School swing choir sang and danced as part of the entertainment....
  • Middle school honor roll announced

    Perkins County Middle School is pleased to announce the names of students making the third quarter honor roll.All A’s Third Quarter Tanner Burge, Jaden Dietlein, Kadie Hanson, Miranda Holscher, Joshua Johnston, Nathan Kemling, Jack Kohl, Emma Schrotberg...
  • Plan now for some on-farm research projects

    LINCOLN— Carl and David Sousek farm about 900 acres of corn and soybeans near Prague, Neb.  Like most grain producers, experience plays an important role in their operation.  But they also have come to rely on the importance of research, especially re...
  • Upper Republican’s Terry Martin elected president of NARD

    Terry Martin, chair of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD)board,  has been elected president of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD). Martin has served 14 years on the URNRD board and has served seven years as an NAR...
  • Ball sets goal of $2.5M

    Proceeds from the June 6-7 Cattlemen’s Ball event will go toward UNMC cancer research,regional health care. The 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska has set a goal of raising a record $2.5 million for the June 6-7 event at the Hoot Owl Ranch near Harrisb...
  • Reader shames senators for voting no

    Dear Editor: Thanks to the “no” votes of western Nebraska legislators Ken Schilz of Ogallala, Tom Hansen of North Platte, Mark Christensen of Imperial, John Harms of Scottsbluff, and 17 other Republicans, 54,000 poor Nebraskans will again be deprived ...
  • Meters may actually mean cheaper water rates locally

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Randy Hellbusch of the Nebraska Rural Water Association has been churning out rural water studies for 22 years. He has seen many unique situations over the years and found in Grant that the situation is pretty typical. He sp...
  • Madrid Post Office going strong

      Madrid postal employees confirmed last week that a sink hole was recently discovered in the post office building. Brian Sperry, USPS spokesperson in Denver, explained that the USPS was working with the landlord of the building to get the situation...
  • Pancakes for a cause

        Dolly Davidson, left, and Mike Frazier, right, work with Mike Dolezal (left, behind) during the pancake benefit for Nancy Reynolds on March 15 in Venango. Reynolds was injured in the line of duty on Dec. 24 and the benefit was to help with med...
  • Groundbreaking for Stumpf Wheat Research Program March 21

    Groundbreaking for the new Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Research Program is planned March 21. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. MT at the site, which is a half-mile northeast of Grant on County Road 328. The program is funded by a gift of more t...
  • Enthusiasm, inspiration, friendship make up ‘Soulful Salvage’

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor “Look at this,” Lisa Jones says with pure excitement in her voice, holding up a very old metal bucket. “I am going to make it either the base of a table or a lampshade.” The pure excitement jumps into the voi...
  • Area veterans to take Korean honor flight

      By Jan RahnTribune Staff Joining a few area veterans who have traveled before them, LaVern Poppe of Grant and Keith Nelson of Madrid are among those making memories on a Veterans Honor Flight this month. Departing Tuesday, March 25, they are joinin...
  • Our Community's History

    Plainsmen claim C-2 basketball state crown By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoMarch 14, 2013 Thanks to funding from DuPont Pioneer, the Grant Volunteer Fire Department was able to enhance training of its members. Two rescue mannequins were purchased with gr...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate birthdays

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Feb. 18 at the Elsie Legion Hall. Little Country Kitchen catered a lunch that consisted of ham, scalloped potatoes, peas and coleslaw. Commercial State Bank sponsored a Valentine themed cake baked by Kar...
  • Grant to host Lions youth talent show

    Youth up to age 18 are invited to participate in the annual Lions youth talent contest, co-hosted by the Grant and Imperial Lions Clubs. This year, the contest will be in Grant on Sunday, April 6, at the New Life Fellowship Church, 617 West 4th St. Start ...
  • Spring concert coming to North Platte

    The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra will be performing a spring concert at 3 p.m. March 23 at the North Platte Senior High auditorium. The 50-piece orchestra has performed in North Platte for 52 seasons. With the theme, “Beautiful Nebraska,” the orchestr...
  • Midwest Musings

    Larry, not Lebron on Mount Rushmore of roundball By Tim LinscottManaging Editor By Tim LinscottManaging Editor With the girls and boys basketball state tournaments wrapped up, March Madness upon us and Larry Pritchett recently discussing the basketball ...
  • What’s Up?

    The stars are doing their job By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer What we have all been waiting for is about to happen, spring is about to be sprung. Tomorrow in fact. On Thursday, March 20, at 10:57 a.m. MDT the Sun will cross the equator into the N...