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Tribune-Sentinel best in class second consecutive year

Tribune-Sentinel best in class second consecutive year

By Russ Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel For the second year in a row, the Grant Tribune-Sentinel finished atop its class in the Nebraska Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced at the conclusion of the association’s annual convention Saturday night, he...

Sample ballots for Primary Election published this week

By Russ Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel Voters who haven’t completed early voting can review the ballots they will see in the May 10 Primary Election in this week’s Grant Tribune-Sentinel. County Clerk and Election Commissioner Rita Long is required by state statute to publish the sample ballot...

School board considering drug testing for extra-curricular activities

by Russ Pankonin Grant tribune-sentinel School administrators and school board members discussed the possibility of implementing drug testing during their regular meeting April 19. The discussion followed a presentation from a school attorney. Attorney Bobby Truhe, with KSB School Law in Lincoln, ...

Hughes halfway through first term

By Russ Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel How time flies. When the final gavel dropped on the 104th Session of the Nebraska Legislature, it meant 44th District Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango is halfway through his first term. Now that the session is over, Hughes is busy helping get the corn planted on th...

Hutchinson recognized for service at Husker exhibition VB game

Hutchinson recognized for service at Husker exhibition VB game

By Samantha Goff Grant Tribune-Sentinel Deputy Mike Hutchinson of the Deuel County Sheriff’s Department, who was shot four times in the line of duty in December 2015, received a special honor just before Huskers’ exhibition volleyball game in Ogallala Saturday, April 23. Nebraska’s head ...

Alee Photography featured as April Chamber Spotlight

Alee Photography featured as April Chamber Spotlight

By Brooke Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel Alee Photography, owned by Andi Lee, is this month’s Perkins County Chamber Spotlight. Lee started her photography business in 2009, taking courses through Academy of Art University while renovating her studio at 76165 Rd. 330 outside of Grant, which...

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In Brief

Graduation Keepsake: The Graduation Keepsake featuring Perkins County and Wallace graduates is inserted in this week’s issue.

Dog Licenses: Dog licenses for the 2015 year will expire April 30. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Grant City Office at 342 Central Ave. or at the Perkins County Veterinary Hospital, 68 South Central Ave. Proof of rabies shots must be presented at the time of licensing.

Taxes Due: The Perkins County Treasurer’s Office would like to remind residents that the first half of Real Estate, Personal Property and Occupation Taxes must be paid on or before Saturday, April 30 to avoid interest. Contact the Perkins County Treasurer’s Office at 308-352-7570 with questions.  

Clean-up Day: The Madrid Cemetery clean-up day will be Friday, April 29 at 1 p.m. All volunteers are welcome. The Madrid Cemetery Board requests that all flowers
be removed from the lots for mowing.

Voter Registration:
May 2 is the last day for in-person voter registration. The Perkins County Clerk’s Office will remain open until 6 p.m. May 4 is the last day to request a mailed ballot.

Watering Schedule: Twice a week watering begins May 5. See map on page 3.

Music Concert: There will be a junior and senior high music concert at 7 p.m. at Perkins county Schools on MOnday, May 2.

 

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National Day of Prayer to be observed May 5

Community members are invited to meet at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant on Thursday, May 5 from 6-7 a.m. to observe National Day of Prayer. Coffee, rolls and fruit will be served after the...

PCPP awaiting proposal

By Lisa Schmitt PCPP Committee Member Perkins County Pool Project (PCPP) for the Aquatic Center is still active and we are planning on fundraisers and pledge drives but (like all projects) we are waiting....

The Compassion Experience coming to North Platte

The Compassion Experience, an interactive tour of life in the developing world will be in North Platte at the Platte River Mall, 100 S Dewey, Friday, April 29 through Monday, May 2. The free and family-friendly...

World War II B-17 aircraft tours and flights offered in North Platte

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is offering historic flight experiences in its restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” at North Platte Regional Airport/Lee Bird Field on Tuesday,...

New Life hosts blood drive

A Red Cross Bloodmobile drive was held April 4 at New Life Fellowship Church in Grant. Response to the drive was excellent, with 70 units being collected. Roger Bailey was a first-time donor. Gallon...

Alzheimer’s educational sessions planned in Grant

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Plainsmen boys finish as runner-up at Hershey

Plainsmen boys finish as runner-up at Hershey

By Russ Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel The Perkins County Plainsmen boys’ track team finished as the runner-up at the 2016 Mike Troxel Track Invitational at Hershey Saturday. Coach Shayne Hite...

Wallace hosts last invite

Wallace hosts last invite

By Brooke Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel The Lady Wildcats took third place and the boys took sixth at their home invitational held at Sutherland. First place medalists for the boys included Micah...

Plainsmen shoot season low, finish second

By Russ Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel Troy Kemling’s Plainsmen golf team turned in their lowest team score of the season to finish second in their own invitational meet at Grant’s Pheasant Run...

Packed crowd sees Nebraska Huskers take on Colorado in Ogallala

Pitching with Pritch

Applying the triangle for successful coaching At any level of coaching, I think to be successful you have to have a triangle in place. That triangle is made up of parents, coaches and players. A breakdown...

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Senior of the Month

Senior of the Month

April’s Senior of the Month, Madi Patrick-Jantzen of Madrid, has made the most of her time at Perkins County High School by participating in many activities in the school as well as the community....

Awards, new officers announced at FFA banquet

  On Friday, April 22 the Perkins County Schools hallway was flooded with blue and gold FFA jackets as the Perkins County FFA Chapter held their annual awards banquet. This is a big event for the chapter...

College Notes

White receives Regents Scholarship Christian White, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been offered a Regents Scholarship (tuition) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL has offered...

Students receive superiors at district music

Perkins County music students competed in the district music contest in Sutherland on Friday, April 22. Those receiving superior ratings included: Haven Wid—vocal solo Kenyon Gaar and Nathan Kemling—boys...

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Crop progress and condition reported

For the week ending April 24, temperatures averaged two to four degrees above normal in eastern areas of Nebraska, but near normal elsewhere, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics...

New provider added to PCHS roster

Perkins County Health Services is pleased to welcome Amber Lorentz, PA-C to its medical roster. Amber is currently seeing patients at Family Medical Center in Ogallala. Lorentz graduated from the University...

Nebraska cattle on feed down 4 percent

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.44 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 4...

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Cogitation

It’s election time So… are we all sufficiently caucused yet? All day long, every day, on any news channel you can be “schooled” by one party or the other; or the other. There are three parties...

Nebraska Game and Parks reminds boaters of certification requirement

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds Nebraska boaters that any operator of a motorboat or personal watercraft born after Dec. 31, 1985 is required to be certified in boater safety. In addition...