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  • fireworks donations

    Contributions to the annual Fourth of July fireworks display continue. The shell sizes their donation purchased are: $10 and under: three inch shell; $11-$20: four inch shell; $21-49: five inch shell; $50-99: multi-shot box; $100 and up: finale.Three-inch...
  • Meal packing event set

    Event planned for July 23-26 in Imperial By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Planning is already underway for the fourth annual Feed My Starving Children packing event in Imperial. Southwest Nebraska Meals for God’s Children sponsors the event th...
  • Decorate a luminary bag for Relay for Life

    It’s time to register for the annual Relay for Life scheduled for Friday, July 25 in Ogallala. “Survivor Sunday” is July 13 from 1-3 p.m. at the Congregational Church at 302 N. Spruce in Ogallala where cancer survivors can pre-register for the event...
  • Midwest Musings

    God Bless America I have recently been a bit nostalgic, as five years ago this year I lost my father and his 80th birthday would have been next week. My father was very patriotic and served this country in the military and I recently spoke with a friend ...
  • From the Pulpit

    We live in a very religious world. Of the nearly eight billion people that inhabit planet earth the vast majority are religious. Dr. David Barrett, editor of the “World Christian Encyclopedia,” states that there are 19 major world religions which are ...
  • New author guide coming

    Any living author born in Nebraska or who has lived in Nebraska at least 10 years may submit a brief bio including a list of their publications and connection to Nebraska for consideration of inclusion in the new edition of Guide to Nebraska Authors.The 1...
  • Fuel prices in Nebraska lower than the National Average

    The national average for fuel has climbed to $3.68 a gallon, which is the highest average for Independence Day since 2008.  Fuel costs are currently 20 cents higher than the national average recorded on July 4, 2013.  In Nebraska, the average price for ...
  • Annual Firecracker run held in Grant July 4

      A total of 228 runners took part in the 2014 edition of the Firecracker 5k run in Grant on July 4. There were seven divisions in both the men’s and women’s category with the top three runners recognized in each division. Overall men’s winner ...
  • Brackets for girls’ pony, t-ball tournaments revealed

    The 2014 girls pony and t-ball tournaments will be held in Grant this week. For the pony tournament, Grant (fifth seed) played its opening round game on Wednesday, July 9 against Imperial Black (fourth seed) at 7:15 p.m. The second round of games are sla...
  • Government restrictions misplaced

    Dear Editor: I am an 89 year old farmer and attorney-mostly farmer. When I irrigated corn fields 40 years ago in western Nebraska, hybrid corn produced about 125 bushels per acre and irrigated soybeans about 50 bushels per acre. Now we cry if we don’t ...
  • Washington politics here

    Dear Editor: When a board can spend seven to eight million on a public school without a vote of the patrons, it makes me realize Washington politics are a lot closer to home than I thought. /s/ Jim Lee, Elsie...
  • Join the fun on the fourth

    The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the annual July 4th Celebration held at the Grant City Park on Friday, July 4.Schedule of Events:6:45 a.m. opening ceremony7 a.m. Firecracker Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Image Total Fitness7-9:30 ...
  • Area counties share dilemmas

      By Tim Linscott Tribune-Sentinel In describing the amount of large drug busts Deuel County has seen since Colorado law has legalized marijuana, Deuel County Sheriff Adam Haywood used the word ‘exponentially.’ In 2013 Deuel County, which incl...
  • City eyes areas to annex

    By Tim Linscott Tribune-Sentinel Grant’s Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) was officially organized in the last month and is already having some items put on their plate. The Grant City Council and Mayor Mike Wyatt discussed annexing parcels of ...
  • School board seeks to finance project

    By Tim LinscottTribune-Sentinel Perkins County Schools board president Shawn Turner talked finances and the best option for paying for the new high school addition project at the June school board meeting. Two financial groups, Ameritus and D.A Davidson, ...
  • After 40 years, Tatum still learning

      By Tim LinscottTribune Sentinel It appears to be a typical Wednesday afternoon for Doug Tatum at his business, The Barber Pole, in downtown Grant. A customer is getting his hair cut while two more drink coffee, laugh and talk. What makes this day ...
  • Venango alumni share memories

      The Venango 60-year class reunion was held Saturday, June 14 at the Quality Inn in Ogallala. Class members of 1954 included, from left to right, Larry Walters, Yvonne (Schroeder) Hermann, Herman Ray Berges, Arliene (McAdam) Hull, Jim Wieland, Darlen...
  • Grant man arrested on numerous charges

    Perkins County deputies arrested 54-year-old Gladwin Ensz in the 900 block of Sherman Avenue in Grant just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 for failure to signal, occupant protection system violation, no proof of financial responsibility, driving under...
  • After 5 held at Valley Bank

      Donna Mayer serves husband Mike some food during the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce After 5 event sponsored by Valley Bank on June 25. TIM LINSCOTT | tribune sentinel 2014...
  • McCormick joins Bellevue fire department

    Erin McCormick, 2003 Grant High School graduate, recently became the only woman to join Bellevue’s 21 full-time firefighters. After a long journey beginning in 2008, the fire department has transitioned from volunteer firefighters to paid full-timers. A...