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Art meets Halloween tradition for Picquet

Art meets Halloween tradition for Picquet

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Schools Superintendent Phillip Picquet loves the Halloween season as it gives him a chance to do one of his favorite hobbies: pumpkin carving. For Picquet, however, carving up a pumpkin goes further than just cutting out three triangles a...

Rate increase anticipated

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A woman’s intuition will likely save Grant citizens some money this year. According to Dana Harris, Grant City Administrator, rates will be going up Nov. 1 but the current budget already anticipated a raise in rates. Municipal Energy Association of Nebraska (M...

Supreme Court hears arguments on dispute in Republican Basin

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments from Kansas and Nebraska Oct. 14 on the 2013 findings of Special Master William Kayatta, Jr. Kayatta issued the ruling last year in an ongoing dispute dating to 2010 between the two states...

Street project to continue, wall starts

Street project to continue, wall starts

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A second phase of the First and Hancock street construction is set to begin in Grant shortly. Phase one replaced the First to Hancock street intersection and the second phase will replace the road to the three-way intersection, including the railroad cr...

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In Brief

TRICK OR TREAT: Chamber-sponsored Trick-or-Treat Street is Friday from 4-5 p.m. in downtown Grant. Also visit the senior center, museum, Grant USDA Service Center, Golden Ours and Westview!

COSTUME CONTEST: Kids carnival/costume contest on Halloween 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Golden Ours. Prizes for costumes at 6 p.m. Games, photo booth, face painting, candy. Free will entry fee.

CROSS-GUARD ENDS: Crossing guards at 4th and Central will end this week with the time change.

CHICKEN/NOODLES: Wallace United Methodist Women will host a chicken noodle dinner 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 1. Free will offering.

MEDICARE MEETING: Enrollment/drug plan information meetings: Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m., Tin Can Diner-Venango; Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m., senior center-Grant.

CHAMBER CHRISTMAS:
Call the Tribune (308-352-4311) by Friday, Nov. 7 to advertise for Christmas Open House set for Nov. 20. See ad Page 3.

GENERAL ELECTION: The general election is Nov. 4. Voting in the county is done at the fairgrounds. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Reminders for election day

Early voters may have already mailed in their ballots for the upcoming general election, but for those who will head to the polls on Election Day, Secretary of State John Gale offers the following reminders:...

Special meeting

Special meeting

  Nebraska Lion’s Club District Governor Merle Morford of Chadron and wife Vicky, presented Ivan Regier, center, and Jerry McArtor with 40-year membership pins at the regular Grant Lion’s Club...

Ricketts makes campaign stop in Grant

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts held a town hall meeting in Grant on Oct. 15 at the Perkins County Senior Citizens Center. Ricketts has been criss-crossing...

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Pitching with Pritch

Ameer for Heisman By Larry Pritchett Ten o’clock kickoffs are just a little early for me but the Huskers seemed to react pretty well to the early start and picked up their seventh win of the season...

PCS finishes seventh in state

PCS finishes seventh in state

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County head cross country coach Paula Wurst summed up how the girls’ team did at the state invite last Friday with a few simple words. “A fine end to a fine...

Wallace seniors have strong showing

  By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer The football season came to an end for Wallace last Thursday evening when they hosted the Medicine Valley Raiders.   Wallace made it across mid-field...

Plainsmen earn football playoff berth

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The first year of eight-man football for Perkins County can be deemed a success for head coach Carlie Wells and his players. In the first year Wells went 4-4...

Lady Plainsmen fall just short against Kimball

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The house was a rocking on Oct. 21 as the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen volleyball squad hosted Kimball with a raucous crowd on hand. The back-and-forth action...

Lady Cats Place fourth in RPAC Tournament

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Students named to PCHS honor roll

Students named to PCHS honor roll

  First quarter all A honor roll students include (Front row, l-r): Charles Johnson, Ashley Briggs, Kadie Hanson, Samantha Snogren, Mariah Curtis, Stephanie Schrotberger. Back row: Kaitlyn Gamble,...

STUCO to host fifth annual coat drive

The Perkins County Junior High Student Council (STUCO) will be presenting their fifth annual coat drive. People are asked to bring coats, hats, snow pants, scarves, gloves and snow boots to any Perkins...

PCS fifth graders win food pantry challenge

  The Perkins County fifth graders recently won a food pantry challenge sponsored by Pinnacle Bank. Out of a total of 850 items collected by students in grades K-5, fifth graders collected 219 of...

Superhero for health

  Libby Cole, a second grader at Perkins County Elementary, receives a super hero cape from Michelle Carlson, of the American Heart Association during the kick-off of the Jump Rope for Heart drive...

Wallace drama club performing ‘The Odyssey’

  The Wallace High School drama team will be performing, ‘The Odyssey’ at a dinner theater on Nov. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. CT. The drama team will be performing in the conference competition...

PCS mock trial teams advance to regional tourney

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Venango Volunteer Fire Department receives funds from The Scoular Co.

Venango Volunteer Fire Department receives funds from The Scoular Co.

  The Venango Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of a generous charitable contribution from the Scoular Company in Venango. The Venango Rural Board had been looking at adding a thermal imaging...

Technology, cow herds is one topic at state of Beef Conference

The Nebraska Sandhills will not be mistaken for Silicon Valley, but technology is still important to Nebraska’s ranchers. And future profits will increasingly depend on producers’ use of new technologies...

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Midwest Musings

A Halloween tradition, part II By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Halloween stories are a tradition in Irish culture and in my household. Every year I break out some old folklore books and read many of...

50 Shades of Me

Rejoice, Halloween is finally here By Brooke Pankonin It is finally upon us! Halloween. One of my very favorites. For 51 weeks my kids have been preparing and planning their costumes, which have changed...