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ALCO closing to change retail landscape

ALCO closing to change retail landscape

  This is the second in a two-part series about Alco stores in Imperial and Ogallala Closing and the impact it will have on the region’s retail landscape. By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Ogallala, like many communities across Nebraska, is bracing for change on the retail horizon. Wi...

City signs resolution to put state’s mind at ease

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Don’t cry wolf may be the message that the Nebraska Rural Water Agency is telling Grant city officials. Dana Harris, Grant City Administrator, noted to the council on Nov. 11 that the local water main and meter project will need a sign of good faith on behalf o...

All I want Santa...

All I want Santa...

  Gabby Bazan, 4, of Venango, tells Santa what she wants for Christmas. Bazan was one of many children on hand for the annual holiday extravaganza in Venango on Dec. 6 and asked Santa for a pink bicycle and some Legos. The theme this year was ‘Country Christmas’ with a soup supper in con...

Pioneer families have rich history in county

Pioneer families have rich history in county

  This is the first story featuring a pioneer family in Perkins County as part of the hospital foundation campaign.   By Jan Rahn Tribune Staff Nearly too many to count, the Deavers make up six generations of Perkins County residents. Bernie Deaver, a lifelong resident and a newly ...

Tribune-Sentinel to alter schedule for the holidays

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the Grant Tribune-Sentinel will have special hours for upcoming holidays and special events. The Tribune-Sentinel office will be open from 8 a.m.-noon on Dec. 23. The paper will be printed and mailed out that morning. That issue will be dated Dec. 25 a...

Christmas worship and events

Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service at Grant City Park   Zion Lutheran Church Dec. 3, 10, 17: Supper at 6 p.m.; Advent service, 7 p.m. Dec. 14: Children’s Christmas program, 10 a.m.     Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5 p.m.             Grant Evangeli...

Voices to the heavens

Voices to the heavens

  Over 50 singers representing a variety of church congregations from throughout Perkins County gathered at the Grant Evangelical Free Church on Dec. 7 for a community church choir concert. The large group sang three songs, ‘Advent Noel,’ ‘A Christmas Dream,’ and ‘Another Silent Ni...

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In Brief

YOUTH WRESTLING: Perkins County Youth Wrestling registration is Monday, Dec. 15 in the Multi Purpose Room at the High School at approximately 6:30 p.m.  Contact Mike Stelling @ 308-883-2998 for more information.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Elsie/Madrid blood drive is Friday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MST at the Elsie United Methodist Church. Lunch will be provided. To make an appointment call Michele 308-228-2318. Walk-ins welcome.   

SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Perkins County Schools will hold Christmas programs as follows: Elementary students: Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. at the high school in Grant. High school students: Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

EARLY DEADLINE: The Tribune has set an early deadline for all ads, legal notices and news. Please submit by noon on Friday, Dec. 19. Classified ads are due by 10:30 Monday Dec. 22.  

CHAMBER DRAWING:
The second Chamber Bucks drawing is Saturday morning, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at Hatch’s Super Foods. There will be five $50 winners and one $250 winner. Amount doubles if present!

OPEN HOUSE: Farmers State Bank in Wallace will host a holiday open house on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with several businesses participating.    

HOLIDAY CLOSING: The Perkins County Extension Office will close for the holidays on Dec. 22 and reopen on Jan. 5, 2015. Items that remain from the county fair must be claimed before Dec. 19, including exhibits, awards, livestock buyer photos and 4-H and Open Class ribbon checks.

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And the winner is...

And the  winner is...

  Above: The first chamber drawing at Hatch’s Super Foods in Grant was held Dec. 6. Five drawings of $50 in chamber bucks was held with the funds doubling if the person was present at the time...

Cookie Day a huge success

Cookie Day a huge success

  Coy Aerni, left, Matthew Aerni, center and Miles Lagler of the Lutheran Youth group weigh a box of cookies during the annual Cookie Day at Zion Lutheran Church on Dec. 6. The sale brought in $900...

Cornelius receives volunteer award

Carol Cornelius of Grant was awarded the Girl Scout Volunteer of Excellence Award. Girl Scout volunteers are making a difference! They provide the support and guidance that instills confidence, leadership...

Grant Post Office ready for busiest mailing day

The Grant Post Office estimates most of the cards, letters and packages will be mailed on Monday, Dec. 15, making it the busiest mailing day of the year. Nationwide, an estimated 640 million cards, letters...

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Pitching with Pritch

Eichorst’s curve ball By Larry Pritchett Shawn Eichorst must have been an outstanding baseball pitcher before going into athletic administration because he just threw the best curve ball ever when...

Wildcats start season 2-0

Wildcats start season 2-0

  By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer The basketball season got underway for the Wallace Wildcats last Thursday evening when they hosted the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos.  The game very much...

Lady Plainsmen getting kinks worked out

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The 2014-2105 Perkins County girls basketball campaign started on Dec. 5 on the road with a trip to Wray, Colo. The Lady Plainsmen were defeated 58-33. PCS was...

Plainsmen win high-scoring contest on the road

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County boys basketball coach Shawn Cole has been carefully watching his calendar. He may be waiting for Santa to arrive, but he is also looking at the...

Lady Wildcats give gritty performance against Wauneta-Palisade

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Wallace girls basketball team bounced back after an opening season loss in a big way. On Dec. 4 the team hosted Wauneta-Palisade and was able to cut the lead...

PCS athletes receive fall sports honors

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Middle school holiday concert held

Middle school holiday concert held

  Top: The seventh and eighth grade band at Perkins County Middle School play ‘Away in the Manger’ during the annual winter concert on Dec. 2 in Madrid. The group also performed ‘Carol of the...

Wallace drama team places fourth

Wallace drama team places fourth

  On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Wallace drama team participated in District one-acts at North Platte High School. Their presentation of “The Odyssey” earned them a fourth place finish behind Thedford,...

Perkins County students participate in FFA quiz bowl

  Students from Perkins County compete during a quiz bowl Wednesday, Dec. 3 at North Platte Community College. They were among 250 Future Farmers of America (FFA) students participating in the District...

PCS activity calendar

Dec. 11-17 Thursday, Dec. 11 Lions Club screening Friday, Dec. 12 7:30 FFA meeting Bball at Kimball (JV 4 p.m.) Saturday, Dec. 13 ACT Test 8 a.m. wrestling at Gor-Rush 9 a.m. youth basketball league...

PCS third at UNL Math Day

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Some Perkins County High School mathletes flexed their mental muscles on Nov. 21 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Math Day, finishing in third place. A total of...

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Cow depreciation – a hidden significant non-cash expense for cow-calf producers

By Aaron Berger UNL Extension Educator Cow depreciation is frequently the second largest expense to the cow-calf enterprise after feed. Depreciation is a non-cash expense that is often overlooked by...

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Midwest Musings

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor When my wife and I were first dating I would notice she was always a bit distracted going out to eat. She would casually glance around the restaurant and not really pay...

From the Pulpit

By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church Everyone expects that God’s son would come from a perfect family. That’s why the skeletons in Jesus’ closet – four women of questionable backgrounds...