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  • Grant opportunities available

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it is seeking grant proposals to award up to $1.5 million in grant funding to for-profit and non-profit service providers.These for-profit and non-profit service providers include, but not limite...
  • ‘Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You,’ coming to Ogallala July 21

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the ‘Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You,’ alcohol and drug education class.The class will be held on Monday, July 21 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (MT) at Heartland Counseling, 401 West First Street, Og...
  • Sheriff’s office busy with several cases

    The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office has been busy with several cases. On July 1, at 4:42 p.m., Gladwin Ensz, 54, Grant, was picked up for a Keith County court arrest warrant for failure to appear or comply with citation. Ensz was transported to Keith Co...
  • VFW earns state recognition

      Walter ‘Bed’ Sauer of Ogallala (left) was presented a certificate by VFW Post Commander Gary Bush for being named the VFW State Volunteer of the Year during the state convention, held June 5-8 in Norfolk.     Retired state patrol Troop D ...
  • Perkins County Health Services looking to help ‘Smile Train’

    July is National Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness month.  To promote this, Perkins County Health Services is challenging its employees to raise funds for “Smile Train.” Cleft palates and lips are the third most common birth defect. Each year 4,400 chil...
  • New clergy in Perkins County

    by Kylie HansonTribune-Sentinel Intern There is a new Father at the Catholic churches in Perkins County, Father Thomas Kuffel. Kuffel arrived in Grant June 16. The ceremony of installation was on Sunday, June 29. He was raised in Milwaukee, Wis., with one...
  • Fireworks donations

    Contributions to the annual Fourth of July fireworks display continue. The display is provided annually by the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce and private donations.The shell sizes their donation purchased are: $10 and under: three inch shell; $11-$20:...
  • Lemonade for a cause

      Five youngsters from Elsie, including Bradley Hanson, Max Hanson, Ryleigh Hanson, Kendall Fleming, and Devon Gisselmann, set up a lemonade stand on Tuesday, June 24. The kids not only sold lemonade, but many kinds of cookies. The proceeds from the s...
  • Medal winner has Grant ties

      Alexis Raffaeli of Ogallala, granddaughter of Wendell and Marcy Shalla of Grant, earned three bronze medals during the National Youth Weightlifting Tournament held in Daytona Beach, Fla., on June 12.Raffaeli started lifting during the summer of 2013...
  • State seeking 100 percent credit

    By Russ Pankonin Imperial Republican It came as no surprise when Kansas officially rejected an arbiter’s findings on the N-CORPE augmentation project in Lincoln County. In May, Arbitrator Jeffrey C. Fereday issued his decision on whether Nebraska shou...
  • Nigerian trade team visits area

    by Russ PankoninImperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop (FVC) in Imperial played host to an eight-member Nigerian trade team Tuesday, June 24 morning as the first of several stops in Nebraska. The trade team wants to learn about production prospects fo...
  • FSA Scoop

    Program deadlines rapidly approaching Livestock producers are reminded that the deadline to apply for 2012 and/or 2013 ELAP is Aug. 1. The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program provides payments to eligible producers ...
  • URNRD has cost share funds

    Some funding is still available to Upper Republican Natural Resources District farmers interested in reducing water use by utilizing soil-moisture probes.Approximately $20,000 remains of a $100,000 grant the URNRD received from the Nebraska Environmental ...
  • New employees at Aurora Coop

      by Kylie HansonTribune SentinelThere are three new employees at the Aurora Coop— Will Anderjaska, Jeremy Hope, and Scott Gale. Anderjaska has been in Grant for three weeks and so far is making himself comfortable. He is originally from Palisade. H...
  • Planting peas gains popularity

      by Becca BrandtHolyoke Enterprise As July approaches, people all over the Great Plains region gear up for wheat harvest. Almost everywhere one can see fields full of grain but west of Holyoke, hidden from view, are 200 acres of peas in full bloom. L...
  • Babbit attends Ag Sciences Day

    The Board of Regents, University Of Nebraska - Lincoln received $70,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Excellence in Ag Sciences: Water Resource Education” project. Recently, Doug Babbitt from Perkins County Schools attended the Ag Sci...
  • Appreciation lunch held

      Aurora Agronomy held its annual ‘Farmer’s Lunch’ appreciation luncheon at their airport hangar on July 9. A full spread of barbecue was highlighted by a packed house enjoying conversation and a break from work for a brief period. Pictured are ...
  • Putting Grant in the forefront

    Perkins County Health Services breaks ground on new multi-million dollar facility by Tim LinscottTribune Sentinel “While some small towns are burning out, Grant is burning bright,” Jim LeBrun, CEO of Perkins County Health Services concluded his r...
  • Friends, fun and the Fourth

    Ella and Addy Einspahr sing ‘Let It Go,’ during the annual talent contest in the park. One of the youngest runners in the Firecracker Run this year was Emma Goff, 17-months, of Salem, Neb. The newest attraction to the Fourth of July celebra...
  • Colorado tracking marijuana law progress

      The following is the third in a series of three articles about the Colorado marijuana law and its impact on this region.by tim linscottby Tim LinscottTribune Sentinel Is there an influx of people coming into Colorado specifically to use marijuana?...