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The shelter that stood at the Grant City park since its construction by the Grant Lions Club in 1979, has found a new home next to the Lion’s Shelter at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds can always benefit from more shaded area and the shelter was in need of relocation due to the new pool being built at the park. 

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New dispatchers for the Sheriff’s Office’s new communication center are finishing up their last week of training in preparation for the center’s opening on July 1. Dispatchers are (from l-r) Ryan Stark, Kayla Brueggeman, Sheriff James Brueggeman, Jennifer Ketteler, Brian Pankonin and Crystal Jones.

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Extension Educator Strahinja Stepanovic looks at a sample on his spring wheat plot the Stumpf wheat center east of Grant. Monday marked his last day with Extension since his work visa has expired. 

Local News

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The Perkins County Pool Committee will be selling one last round of Memory Bricks with orders being due with payment on August 15, 2020.

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Firework waste can be seen scattered along curbsides after a night of fun. Leaving behind firework waste is littering and the trash should be disposed of in a safe manner.

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and with each night leading up to the holiday’s celebration, bright fireworks have lit up the skies around Perkins County.

The Grant Tribune was the recipient of several awards at this year’s Nebraska Press Association’s (NPA) Better Newspaper Contest.

Sports

The City of Grant has allowed the 2020 Summer Ball season to continue under strict guidelines from the Governor.

Basketball coaches in the SPVA have made their selections for the boys and girls all-conference teams. 

On the boys’ side, sophomore Hunter Garner was named to the second team.

The Republican Plains Activities Conference’s basketball coaches have selected the 2019-2020 all-conference basketball teams.

School

 “We’re going to do whatever we need to do to have kids in front of teachers, and teachers in front of kids. And, do it in a safe way.”

College seniors from the Perkins County area have completed their degrees and graduated from colleges across the state.

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Renee Seiler, technology coordinator at Perkins County Schools, works on a hard drive upgrade that will enable the school to put more than 150 computers back in students’ hands, thanks to the grant money.

When the COVID-19 outbreak shut down schools in Nebraska this spring, teachers and administrators found themselves in unchartered waters on how to educate their students during the rest of the scho

Ag & Business

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Extension Educator Strahinja Stepanovic looks at a sample on his spring wheat plot the Stumpf wheat center east of Grant. Monday marked his last day with Extension since his work visa has expired. 

Extension Educator Strahinja Stepanovic, a native of Serbia, gazed across a test plot of spring wheat Monday at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center east of Grant. 

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The days are counting down to this year’s wheat harvest in southwest Nebraska. By most appearances, this year’s crop has put on some good sized heads which creates enthusiasm for above average yields. The fields at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center just east of Grant are bursting with a variety of field test plots that are moving towards full maturity every day. The recent cooler weather is a welcomed relief after several days of hot temperatures and dry winds. Typically, the annual wheat harvest will begin within the next 30 days on dryland fields. 

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Marcos Moreno, an employee at Grant Packing, packages up bacon for customers.

Perkins County is fortunate that the local beef industry is able to continue running as smoothly as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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