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  • 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,...
  • 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 findin...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 from the life Stepanovic grew up in while in Europe. Ne...
  • 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, Registe...
  • 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 Sho...
  • 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 finishing up the restoration and re-framing of Venango Hig...
  • 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 patients from western Nebraska and northeast Colora...
  • 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 was served with specials and deals on phones and pla...
  • 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, a cattle trail that extended from Texas to Canada ...
  • 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 fair and Cruise Night. A schedule of the upcoming ...
  • Book signing at library

    Local author Ashlee Smith held her first book signing at Hastings Memorial Library on July 18 for her book, “Memories That Lead Me To You.” The suspense thriller is her first book, which she finished in October 2014, and follows the suspenseful jour...
  • Summer reading swim party held

    Hastings Memorial Library Director Robin Quinn, right, and intern Hannah Beck, center, hand out treat bags and ice cream sandwiches at the summer reading program swim party on July 15 at the Grant Municipal Pool. Around 48 youth of various age groups at...
  • Porter memorial given

    A memorial in the name of Ruby Porter was presented to the Perkins County Ambulance at the July 6 business meeting by the estate of Ruby Porter. This memorial will be combined with other memorial funds to be used to purchase new equipment for the Perkins ...
  • McArtor completes Eagle Scout project

    of Grant stands in front of one of the recently refurbished basketball poles at the Grant City Park. For his Eagle Scout project, McArtor  installed new standards and break-away hoops on the court and re-painted the lines on the court. He had help fro...
  • Business a break from firefighting

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor At an early age Greg Hock was influenced by airplanes.That influence has stayed with Hock throughout his life and became his livelihood, gaining experience in his nearly 50 years in aeronautics.That experience is now...
  • 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 about the future of the county? Do I get silly and dis...
  • 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 understatement. Therefore, growing up, it was something ...
  • 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 freedom to voice our views publicly, even the freedom ...