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A new era begins

A new era begins

Three generations of Bullock-Long have served area for 88 years By Russ Pankonin Johnson Publications Eighty-eight years of service by the Bullock-Long families to the Perkins County area officially came to a close last week. On Wednesday, July 15,  Jason and Meghan Tickle of Ogallala b...

Group seeks new pool for Grant

Group seeks new pool for Grant

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor While the group does not have a formal name yet, it does have a formal, clear and concise purpose. A group of concerned local citizens, numbering around 30, have been organized to work with the City of Grant in finding a solution to improving the municipal s...

City officials remind public on parking changes

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor October 1 isn’t necessarily rapidly approaching, however, Grant City Administrator Dana Harris does not want Grant citizens to let the date go unnoticed. Ordinance 14-11-01 was voted into effect in November 2014 by the Grant City Council and dictates that from ...

City, school agree on paving for Eighth Street

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor With the end in sight on the new addition to Perkins County High School, clean-up and repair is on the mind of city officials. A portion of Eighth Street was officially closed off once the school addition project started last year and Grant City Administrator Dan...

Shelter receives donation

Shelter receives donation

  Perkins County Clerk Rita Long, left, presented Dr. Shannon Jensen of the Perkins County Animal Shelter a check for $1,310 last week as part of a silent auction to raise funds for charity. At the June Nebraska Association of County Clerks, Register of Deeds and Election Commissioners works...

Perkins County Fair Schedule

Wednesday, July 22 • 9:00 AM 4-H Clothing/Style judging     Methodist Church. (For contestants/parents/leaders only) Monday, July 27 • 8:30 AM 4-H Dog Show registration • 9:00 AM 4-H Dog Show (dance hall) Tuesday, July 28 • 8:30 AM 4-H Horse Show registration • 9:00 AM 4-H Horse...

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In Brief

POST OFFICE WORK: The lobby floor at the Grant Post Office will be replaced on July 23 and 24. The lobby will be closed during this time. However, patrons may still pick up their mail and take care of other post office business at the back door of the office. Those with questions should contact Postmaster Laurie Fagullar at 308-352-4409.

TRAP SHOOT: The Perkins County Straight Shooters 4-H Club will host a trap shoot at the trap range east of Grant during the Perkins County Fair on Friday, July 31 from 5-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

OPEN HOUSE: The Perkins County Senior Center will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, July 29, from 8:30-11 a.m. at the center, 420 Central Ave., in downtown Grant. Cinnamon rolls, coffee and refreshments will be served. See the ad in this week’s edition of the Tribune-Sentinel on Page 2.

VETERANS FLOAT All Perkins County Veterans who want to ride on the veterans parade float on Saturday, Aug. 1 are asked to be at the north side of the Grant City Park that day at 9:45 a.m. Call Norma Jean Kuskie for more information, 308-352-2165.

KIDS RACE LOCATION: The annual kids races during the Perkins County Fair will be held at the Grant City Park this year instead of at the fairgrounds. Kids races will be held at 12 noon on Friday, July 31. Free swimming will follow the races at 1 p.m. at the city pool.

FAIR BREAKFAST: All are invited to the Perkins County Chamber’s free breakfast to kick off the Perkins County Fair on Thursday, July 30. The event will be held at the Perkins County Fairgrounds starting at 6 a.m.

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Keeping a school in focus

Keeping a school in focus

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Faded photos and vibrant memories were abundant at the Venango Legion Hall on July 14 as Jan Schilling and Mary Dodson worked on a special project. The duo were...

PCHS News

PCHS News

Grant Medical Clinic has a long history of serving community With five providers and eight nurses, the Grant Medical Clinic at the Perkins County Health Services works hard every day to care for their...

Live remote held

Grant Viaero Manager Christine Christiansen, left, Adam Perry, territory manager, middle and John Brandt of 99.7 The Lake in Ogallala talk during the live remote held in Grant on July 17. A free lunch...

New trail marker installed

Another marker on the Great Western Trail was installed in Madrid on July 15. The marker was installed next to the Texas Trail marker on the east side of Madrid and commemorates the Great Western Trail,...

Movie season starts

Grant City Parks and Rec Director Renee Seiler welcomes a group of nearly 40 people to the first movie in the park on July 17. A series of films will be shown throughout the summer, including the county...

Book signing at library

Summer reading swim party held

Porter memorial given

McArtor completes Eagle Scout project

Business a break from firefighting

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New band teacher hired at PCS

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor In preparation of the new school year, the Perkins County Superintendent Phillip Picquet is moving some school positions around and a new band teacher has been hired....

College Notes

Harms earns degree from SCC Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released the names of students who earned degrees, diplomas or certificates during graduation exercises following the 2015 Spring...

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Stepanovic finds a home in county

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Although a young man, Strahinja Stepanovic has lived a full life. The native of Serbia is the new extension educator in Perkins County. The High Plains are a far cry...

Chamber First Dollar awarded

Chamber First Dollar awarded

  Bernie Deaver of Ag-Logix was awarded a First Dollar from the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce on July 16. Those in attendance were (Front row, l-r): Brooke Pankonin, Ashleigh Noyes, Amy Leibbrandt,...

URNRD to study flood water diversions

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Flooding on the South Platte River two of the last three years has generated renewed interest in the feasibility of transferring some of that excess water into...

Livestock judging team finishes third in state

  The Perkins County 4-H Livestock Judging team completed its season with a third place finish, out of 21 total teams, at the 2015 Nebraska 4-H PASE (Premier Animal Science Event), June 30 in Lincoln....

Chamber spotlight on Regier Equipment

  Ron Regier of Regier Equipment of Madrid was the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce spotlight business for July. Regier discussed at the July 16 chamber meeting his 34 years of selling equipment...

Quick response saves wheat field

Ag clinic coming to area

Grazing conference set for Aug. 11-12

Corn meeting in Madrid

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Midwest Musings

Good night, Mrs. Calabash By Tim Linscott Managing Editor As my last column here I was a bit perplexed on what to write about: Do I go serious with a dissertation on the state of the region and talk...

50 Shades of Me

Golf lessons of life finally learned By Brooke Pankonin Tribune Staff If you didn’t know my dad was an avid golfer, you probably don’t know him very well. To say he likes to golf is an extreme...

From the Pulpit

Good news for homosexuals Pastor John Goodell New Life Fellowship I want to, first of all, express my gratitude to God for living in a country where we have freedom of speech. I am glad that we have...

Tree Talk

Take care of branches before more damage occurs By Shari Friedel Grant Tree Board The recent wind caused a bit of tree damage in Grant, and is a reminder that now is a good time to assess your trees...