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  • 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 ...
  • 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 for branches that need to be trimmed.The best time to ...
  • 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. District Technology Coordinator Michelle Evans resigne...
  • 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 Quarter.Ceremonies were held on the Beatrice, Linco...
  • 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, Jessie Faber, Missy Deaver, Bernie Deaver, Jamie...
  • 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 the Republican River Basin. That renewed interest pr...
  • 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. Tanner Burge earned High Point individual honors i...
  • 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 and being a dealership for many different product line...
  • Quick response saves wheat field

      Grant Volunteer Fire Department personnel responded to a fire in a wheat field five miles north and four-and-a-half miles east of Grant on July 13. According to GVFD Chief Don Softley, quick action by the wheat crew put the fire out quickly. The pro...
  • Ag clinic coming to area

    One-on-one, confidential Farm Finance Clinics are held across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning,...
  • Grazing conference set for Aug. 11-12

    Experts will discuss topics related to grazing animals and stewardship of grazing lands during the 15th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference at the Kearney Ramada Inn, 301 2nd Ave., Aug. 11-12.Presenters from agricultural production, universities and govern...
  • Corn meeting in Madrid

    of Watts/Guerra of San Antonia, Texas, conducted a meeting in Madrid on July 16 at the Little Country Kitchen. The meeting was to answer questions for area producers on the potential lawsuit against Syngenta involving corn farmers across the nation. Th...