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  • Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

    If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they're serving kids, most wouldn't receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with bleached flour, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, high-...
  • Take Charge America educates parents on back-to-school spending

    The National Retail Foundation expects consumers to spend about $74.9 billion this year to send their children and college students back to school, up 12 percent since 2013.Mike Sullivan of Take Charge America, a nonprofit credit counseling agency, offers...
  • SNAP crucial in rural and small town America

    Today, the Center for Rural Affairs released a report examining the importance of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in rural and small town America. Despite the stereotype that SNAP primarily serves urban minority populations, the ...
  • Open house tonight

    Elementary students and their parents are invited to an open house at Perkins County Elementary in Grant. They are invited to• tour the school• find classrooms• meet the teachersThursday, Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m....
  • Fall term classes begin Monday, Aug. 25, at all MPCC locations

    It should be noted that daytime classes at the main campuses in McCook and North Platte will not take place on Aug. 25 due to New Student Orientation, however evening classes that begin at 5 p.m. or later will take place as scheduled.Printed copies of the...
  • Deaver launches new venture

    By Tim LinscottManaging EditorBernie Deaver of Grant is never one to sit idle.The former owner of Deaver Computer Service in downtown Grant has moved on to a new venture, owning and operating Ag-Logix.Ag-Logix has acquired an exclusive six county distribu...
  • Nebraska corn, soybeans blooming

    Much of the state received one to two inches of rain during the previous week (ending Aug. 10), according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service report released recently. This lowered irrigation demands and supported dryland crops and pastur...
  • High Plains roundtable coming Aug. 28

    The High Plains Nutrition and Management Roundtable Focus on Increasing Cow Herd Size and Beef Production will be held Thursday, Aug. 28. The program is presented by UNL, CSU and UW along with the Tri-State American Registry of Professional Animal Scienti...
  • Another Perspective

    Fair sparks memories of meeting my man By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Chase County Fair time brings memories from all angles . . . from my childhood, to teen years and dating, to watching our children soak in the thrills, to the hours of volunteer experie...
  • Cruise Night held in Grant

      Above: One of the last remaining Trans Am cars from the ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ series was the main attraction at the Grant Cruise Night 2014. Right: Over 230 people (and at least one dog) were served during the meal portion of the evening.  ...
  • New slant on football contest this fall at Tribune-Sentinel

    By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Are you ready for some football? The Grant Tribune-Sentinel is preparing for the upcoming college and professional football season with an exciting new contest. ‘Football Showdown’ 2014 will feature games each we...
  • Concerns raised over grandstands

      By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor People could have had heart-pounding and anxious moments at the Perkins County Fair this year and it wasn’t necessarily from any of the arena events. Two concerned grandparents, Jan Rahn and Shari Friedel, both...
  • District enforcing laptop issue

    By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Perkins County Superintendent Phillip Picquet has reviewed the situation of students using laptops at the high school and told board members at the July board meeting he was ‘shocked’ by it. “To have that many broke...
  • PCS to delay start of school year

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Public Schools will hold its first day of classes on Friday, Aug. 15 with a 1:30 p.m. dismissal. Teachers will report on Aug. 13. The first full day of class for students will be Monday, Aug. 18. High school ...
  • PCHS acquires new equipment

      Above: Golden Ours Convalescent Home is now using a full body lift that has a capacity of 600 pounds. The lift was made possible after three families made gifts to the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The lift had a cost of $5,300. Picture...
  • Entities benefit from donations

      The Perkins County Animal Shelter, as well as L2 for Kids received donations from the proceeds of popcorn and cotton candy sales at the Perkins County Fair by members of the Perkins County Youth Council. Above PCYC members Brandie Ross (left) and Ha...
  • Hastings Memorial Library to host summer book sale

    Hastings Memorial Library in Grant will be hosting its annual Summer Book Sale Monday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 16. The book sale will be held in the library’s community room at 505 Central Ave. Books will be available for purchase on Monday throu...
  • ‘Color Me Courageous’ 5k fun run/walk coming to Imperial

    The Nebraska Kids TRUTH Campaign is pleased to announce Imperial as the final stop on its four-city statewide ‘Color Me Courageous’ 5k Fun Run/Walk fundraising tour this summer. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. MT on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Campbell P...
  • Sweet corn sales hot and heavy

      Selling sweet corn is a common sight this time of year. Main street, Elsie, had its own sweet corn vendors on July 29. Kelan Sis and Derek Sis, both of Elsie, make up K & D Sweet Corn, an entrepreneur business that they have been running for thr...
  • Arbeat

    Visitors to Grant’s Meadowlark Gallery during the month of August will be treated to a collection of watercolors courtesy of local artist and art instructor Lance Wurst.Lance earned a B.A. in art education and history education from the University of Ne...