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  • NRD to look at rule change for transfers

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Nearly every month, the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) hears variance requests from landowners and irrigators to transfer allocations from one tract to another. The board has typ...
  • Youth invited to livestock evaluation clinic

    Youth interested in learning how to evaluate cattle, sheep, hogs and meat goats should plan to attend the West Central Nebraska Spring Livestock Judging Clinic at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in North Platte on May 27. Preregister by calling the Lincoln...
  • Bourque joins team at WCNDD

    West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) is pleased to announce that Kathy Bourque has joined their team as a Community Economic Development Specialist. In this newly created position, she will be working with chamber of commerce directors, econ...
  • Class of 2015 moves forward

    The Perkins County High School Class of 2015 tossed their graduation caps into the air after PCS principal Dean Friedel announced them to the crowd on May 9. Twenty-seven graduates crossed the stage for PCS this year with the class quote being from El...
  • People’s Garden implementing new informational programs

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The People’s Garden in Grant is starting another season with new things blooming this time around. The People’s Garden Initiative is an effort by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which challenge...
  • Rate hike coming to electric customers

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Things are looking up for Grant electricity customers.Their bill, that is, will be looking up in the near future. At the April 28 Grant City Council meeting, Glen Taubenheim, a member of the public works board, met with c...
  • Tribune office closing for holiday

    The Grant Tribune-Sentinel will be closed Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday. Early deadline for all ads, legals and news is noon on Friday, May 22. The Tribune-Sentinel office will re-open at regular business hours on Tuesday, May 26 at 8 a.m....
  • City of Grant provides information on cross-connection and backflow prevention

    The City of Grant provides the following information on water issues to the citizens of Grant. What factors can cause a backpressure/backflow condition? Back pressure-backflow is created whenever the downstream pressure exceeds the supply pressure, which ...
  • Wallace seniors say goodbye

    The graduating class of Wallace High School, Class of 2015, celebrates at the close of the graduation ceremony on May 9. The Wallace Class of 2015 class motto was a quote from Henry Ford, “Even when you think the world is against you, remember that ...
  • Fattig honored for service during UNMC commencement

    Former Grant resident Marty Fattig was honored with the J.G. Elliott Award during the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s May 9 commencement ceremony at the Ralston Arena. He received the award for nearly four decades of service to rural Nebraska an...
  • Local Girl Scouts set records

    A record-breaking 78 Girl Scouts in Nebraska reached a milestone this season of selling 1,000 or more boxes of cookies; two having ties to southwest Nebraska. Ryleigh McCrumb of Wauneta and Brittany Hensley of Big Springs were among the top sellers. “Th...
  • Five generations gather

      Five generations of the Tharp family recently gathered. They included (l-r): mom Krista Lemmer of Cozad, great-great-grandma Gladys Tharp of Grant holding twins Daake and Brix Lemmer, grandma Deb Blakeman of North Platte and great-grandma DeeAnn Dub...
  • Women’s Connection to meet in Grant on May 20

    “Road Bumps in Life” will be the theme for the Grant and Ogallala Women’s Connection meeting on Wednesday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Westview, 1 Westview Dr., Grant. Karla Kolle from Minnesota collects teddy bears and will share some of her collection,...
  • Perkins County population falls; Chase County remains steady

    By Russ Pankonin Imperial Republican Estimates released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau show that population in Perkins County saw a slight decline from last year, while Chase County remained steady. Each year, the Census Bureau releases population ...
  • Blood drive falls short of goal

      Pelster, Kinney reach gallon mark The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive that was held May 8 at the Methodist Church in Elsie fell short of its goal set by the American Red Cross. Lunch was provided by Pinnacle Bank of Grant. Reaching their gallon ...
  • From the Pulpit

    God-esteem By Father Tom Kuffel God’s ways reveal to each of us our own dignity regardless of what others say about or feel about us. My worthiness comes from union with God – not public opinion or popularity poles. Self-esteem comes from within, kn...
  • Hughes' Views

    The final stretch By Dan Hughes Senator The Nebraska Legislature has entered the final stretch of the session. We still have quite a few bills we would like to get through. The budget passed the second round of debate. There will be one more round of de...
  • Everyone has a role in preventing child abuse

    In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Governor Pete Ricketts reminded Nebraskans about the importance of parents and communities having the information and resources they need to care for children to prevent their maltreatment. “Everyone has a...
  • What's Up

    That star may be a planet By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Who remembers the little rhyme, “Star light, Star bright, first star I see tonight. Wish I may, wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight”?Who can forget waiting outside for it to get...
  • Be cautious when hiring contractors

    The season for home improvement is here, along with the season for violent thunderstorms and tornadoes that can cause thousands of dollars in damage and destruction to residential and commercial properties throughout Nebraska. As the agency enforcing Nebr...