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  • Winners to receive iPads in drawing to promote NEST

    The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust is giving away three iPad Air 2 tablets in a drawing to promote awareness of Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars for Families, a free, online tutorial for parents and grandparents about college savings, State Treasurer ...
  • Contest showcases top penmanship

    Entries are being accepted for the 26th annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest, which promotes legible handwriting as an effective means of communication.The contest is open to all Nebraska residents in four age categories: 12 and under, ages 13-16, ages 17-...
  • Cornhusker State Games seeks group to sing national anthem

    The Nebraska Sports Council is now accepting auditions for its annual statewide competition to determine the group who will perform the Star Spangled Banner at this year’s Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies. The group format is new; the competiti...
  • Nebraska chicken numbers down

    Nebraska’s layer numbers during 2015 averaged 7.70 million, down 19 percent from the year earlier, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2015 was 298 eggs, down 1 percent f...
  • UNMC study to gauge heart disease risk in Nebraska farmers

    Most people think American farmers lead an active lifestyle that keeps them in shape. But just as advanced machinery, computers and fast food have influenced the general population, so has it influenced farmers.The University of Nebraska Medical Center Co...
  • Meeting to set natural resources goals scheduled in Imperial

    A local working group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 in Imperial at the Upper Republican Natural Resources District building, 511 E. 5th St.The...
  • What's Up?

    Solar eclipse coming next week Okay, now I have to go to the blackboard and write 100 times, “It is the summer solstice,” in order to make up for my gaffe of a couple weeks ago when I mentioned the “summer equinox.” The correct reference is summe...
  • NDEQ meeting to discuss Nebraska carbon mitigation strategy

    Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Director Jim Macy announced that the agency will host 18 meetings in nine communities across the state to discuss the federal Clean Power Plan mandate, with two meetings in Ogallala on March 3 from 2-4 and 6-8 ...
  • Hospital move complete

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-SentinelPatients, along with the nursing and medical staff now occupy Perkins County Health Services new hospital dedicated in early January. Thursday, Feb. 18 officially marked moving day, when rooms in the old hospita...
  • Madrid school facility sold

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelBoard members of Perkins County Schools accepted a bid of $41,050 for the Madrid school facilities during their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 15. The property was purchased by brothers John and Kyle Harms. The boa...
  • Bank of Keystone sold to Sandhills State Bank

    by Russ PankoninGrant tribune-sentinelRandy Hendricks, CEO of the Bank of Keystone, and David Gale, CEO of Sandhills State Bank, announced this week that Sandhills State Bank has purchased the Bank of Keystone. The purchase agreement between the two banks...
  • SWNCBC seeking input on housing

    by Kara CosentinoGrant tribune-sentinelSouthwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC) is currently conducting a Community Housing Survey for Perkins County and is in need of public participation from the residents of Perkins County. The data...
  • Former 310 Central chef to appear on ‘Chopped’

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-Sentinel On March 1, four of the top chefs in the nation will appear on the popular Food Network show, “Chopped.” One of those chosen four is JR Tiger, the former chef at 310 Central, former Grant restaurant. Tiger w...
  • Welcome home parade for Deputy Hutchinson

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  • Three new candidates file

    Three new candidates have filed for election. Dennis Hansen and John Long filed for the Perkins County Hospital Board. Incumbent Dick Thurin also filed. Two seats are open. Robert Bounds filed for Grant City Council. He joins incumbents Ben Long and Tim P...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate February birthdays

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  • Perkins County students participate in ag ed competition

    North Platte Community College was bustling with activity Wednesday, Feb. 10 as more than 260 Nebraska FFA students took over shops and classrooms. It was all part of a district agricultural education competition. The students tested their skills in seven...
  • Basketball camp coming to Ogallala this summer

    Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct a day camp for boys and girls at Ogallala’s Prairie View School on June 6-9.The individual camp is open to those eight years old through 11th grade. For more information and application for...
  • Relay for Life to hold kickoff event

    Relay for Life of Keith County will be hosting a kickoff event, “Paint Your World Purple” on Tuesday, March 8 from 6:30-7-30 p.m., in Ogallala at Open Range Grill, 1108 N Spruce St. Teams will be able to register for the Relay for Life main event whic...
  • Gallery ready for 2016 season

    Meadowlark Gallery manager, DeeAnn Tatum, has lined up a series of shows and entertainment for 2016, beginning in March.First in the lineup is, as is tradition, a celebration of Youth Art Month, with Perkins County student art on display. Come and see wha...