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  • Pinnacle first to answer appeal for donations toward new hospital equipment

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A generous donation by Pinnacle Bank represents the first contribution toward some new equipment at Perkins County Health Services. In answering a year-end appeal from the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, Pinna...
  • Christmas in Venango is Dec. 12

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor December festivities are underway across the county with the flip of the calendar on Tuesday. Venango will be hosting a Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 12, sponsored by the Lions Club. The public is invited to join the...
  • Hunt Challenge help needed

    The county foundation has $39,500 to go in reaching the challenge goal—must be met by end of December. According to Perkins County Community Foundation Treasurer Ashley Colglazier, the foundation has only $39,500 yet to raise toward their Hunt Challeng...
  • Nebraska State Patrol promotes safety with "Be Here for the Holidays" Initiative

    The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is reminding all motorists to “Be Here for the Holidays,” by promoting voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws, in an effort to reduce fatalities during the holiday season. “Be Here for the Holidays,” i...
  • Christensen seeking second term

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial’s Mark Christensen has filed for re-election to the District 44 state legislative seat he now holds. A check with the Secretary of State’s website shows Christensen is the first to put his name on t...
  • Annexation and abatement among city’s agenda items

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Grant City Council held the first reading on an ordinance of annexation, approved keno requests, discussed renewing a maintenance contract, and took action on moving forward in the process of nuisance abatement during their ...
  • Anniversaries celebrated at senior center

    Perkins County Senior Center couples celebrating anniversaries in November were treated to a cake with their meal. Couples include Vance and Barbara Kirkpatrick, Dan and Charlottie Wallin, Elmer and Gerry Pankonin and Jack and Betty Frederick. (Courtesy p...
  • Play Production team earns SPVA runner-up title

    In South Platte Valley Conference competition held Monday, Nov. 23, Perkins County play production team placed second with their interpretation of “One of Our Clowns is Missing.” First place went to Chase County for “Something’s Rotten in the S...
  • Plainsmen basketball teams depending on tenacious defense, big players for successful ‘09-’10 season

    by Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Southwest Roughriders visit  Grant on Friday night to help open the 2009-10 Plainsmen basketball season. After one lap around the league, Head Coach Shawn Cole returns for his second year with hopes the boys ...
  • Determined Lady Cats have solid lineup for ‘09-10

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The Wallace Lady Cats basketball  team enters the 2009 season with determination under the leadership of second year Head Coach Jennifer Koop and Assistant Coach Gregory Skeen.  “I am really looking forward to the...
  • Young team looks forward to an exciting year

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcat basketball team enters the 2009 season under the leadership of a new Head Coach Dean Franzen. Coach Franzen comes to Wallace from Arlington, Neb., and this is his first time coaching boys basketball...
  • Plainsmen wrestlers show strength in numbers

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff For the first time in years, the Perkins County wrestling team will feature a full lineup, filling all 12 weight classes with 14 team members. Perkins County High School principal Dean Friedel has taken over coaching du...
  • Dec. 10 is deadline for crop-insurance period

    LINCOLN (AP) — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural economist reminds producers that Dec. 10 is the deadline for the crop-insurance period. Doug Jose says farmers who aren’t finished with their harvest by the deadline will need to ask for ...
  • Harvest still behind despite good weather

    LINCOLN (AP) — Recent warm weather has helped Nebraska farmers make good progress on their corn and sorghum harvests, but they remain behind schedule. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska’s corn and sorghum harvests are about two-and-a-...
  • Cattlemen to discuss wind, water and dead stock disposal

    When cattle producers gather in Kearney Dec. 9 - 11 for the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Annual Convention and Trade Show they will discuss a wide range of issues and help shape the organization’s positions on pressing issues. Among them will be environmen...
  • NRCS provides $800,000 to protect Nebraska farm and ranch land

    To protect prime farmland, historic or archaeological sites in Nebraska, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that $800,000 is available through the agency’s Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program.  Nebraska conservati...
  • First ever farm toy show in Imperial Saturday

    Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Just in time for the holiday shop ping season, the first-ever farm toy show sponsored by the Chase County Fair will be held in Imperial Saturday, Dec. 4.  The event will be staged at the 4-H exhibit hall on the...
  • Wallace musicians join All-State Chorus

    Two Wallace music students and one alternate were selected to sing in the All-State chorus sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association. John Paul Lempke, a sophomore, tenor 2, and Lane Swedberg, a junior, bass 2, were chosen among over 2000 o...
  • Filled with THANKS and GIVING

    By Lori Pankonin Co-publisher Confirmed by daily comments by others, I’m not the only one who finds it unbelievable that Thanksgiving is upon us. Yes, 11/12 of the year has already happened. Five weeks until Christmas was announced at staff meeting Fr...
  • Clock is ticking for Perkins County to meet “challenge”

    By Russ Pankonin Co-publisher of Grant Tribune-Sentinel As a native son of Grant and Perkins County, I understand the pride people feel in everything they do and accomplish. It’s that kind of spirit that has helped move the Perkins County “community...