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  • A good day for hay

    The recent warm weather has given area farmers a chance to get out and get some outdoor activities done. Highs were in the upper 50s and lower 60s earlier this week. This hay bale was on display just east of Grant as a sign of spring being just around t...
  • Cattlemen’s Day series at seven locations

    A series of meetings in seven locations across western Nebraska and eastern Colorado will be focusing on the changing beef industry.Dates and locations of the programs are (all times MT):• Feb. 10: Sterling, Colo., CSU Northeast Regional Engagement Cent...
  • Private pesticide applicator trainings available in area

    Pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification in February. Trainings will be as follows:  * Grant: Perkins County Fairgrounds, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m.* Elsie: Elsie Legion Hall, Feb. 5 at 1 ...
  • Weed and insect resistance workshop coming to Grant

    A Weed and Insect Resistance Workshop will be held in Grant on Feb. 6 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. 308-352-7580 (Perkins County Extension, perkins-county@unl.edu), or 402-318-1124 (Strahinja Stepanovic, sstepanovic2@unl.edu) The main objective of th...
  • Certified chemigator training available

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Perkins/Chase County area where people interested in chemigating may receive initial training or recertification. Requirements for initial and recertification are the same and there is no charge...
  • Nebraska cattle on feed up four percent

    Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.49 million cattle on feed on Jan. 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up four percent from last year.Placements during December tot...
  • Extrusion workshop will be a hands-on experience

    The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center’s Extrusion Workshop will be held May 19-21 in Lincoln. Take a trip to any supermarket and you will see almost entire aisles dedicated to extruded products like cereals, snacks, pastas, pet foods, and pe...
  • Dr. Matt Byrd signs with PCHS

    Starts practice in April By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Along with the hospital expansion at Perkins County Health Services a new era will dawn with the addition of Dr. Matt Byrd to the PCHS team. After 14 years of caring for patients in Ogallala at t...
  • Grant to make the airwaves

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Television personalities Jon Vanderford and Brad Anderson of KOLN/KGIN of Lincoln were in Grant on Jan. 16 filming segments for the show “Pure Nebraska.” The show displays life in rural Nebraska and the duo we...
  • Health insurance dilemma facing city, county

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor “We knew it was too good to be true,” Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt lamented over the decision the city is facing in regard to employee insurance. City of Grant and Perkins County officials are dealing with the potential of ...
  • Foundation helps future take shape

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Community Foundation presented Shayne Hite, technology instructor at Perkins County Middle School, with a check for $2,500 last week to help defer the cost of a 3-D printer at the middle school. ...
  • Hughes sponsors first bill as senator

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Nebraska Senator from the 44th District, Dan Hughes, of Venango, held his first conference call from his Lincoln office on Jan. 20 in regard to the happenings in the legislature. “It has been a fascinating first 10 da...
  • County changes benefits

    On Jan. 15 the Perkins County Commissioners made a policy change for all regular full-time and regular part-time employees. All regular part-time employees, working less than 35 hours a week, will now have retirement as their only benefit. Prior to the ...
  • New chamber board takes helm

      New Perkins County Chamber of Commerce board members were installed Monday, Jan. 19, at the annual chamber banquet at Westview. The new board members are, front row, left to right, Chelsea Alderson, board member, Tori Gengenbach, president. Back row...
  • Goodell settles in as pastor at New Life

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor John Goodell is the new pastor at New Life Church in Grant.   Goodell comes to Grant from McCook with his wife, Angela (Berry), and children Charis, eight, Elijah, six, Andrew, three and Ally, one. The Goodell family...
  • Rahn heads into retirement

      Longtime employee at The Grant Tribune-Sentinel, Jan Rahn, fully retired on Jan. 16 with a reception held at the newspaper office. Rahn retired after more than 21 years at the paper and was greeted by several community members wishing her well. She ...
  • Skating fun in Grant

      A Girl Scout and Brownie Scout skating party was held on Jan. 13 at Route 61 Roller Dome in Grant. The well-attended event featured food, treats and lots of skating. Pictured are, Sophia Plugge, Jessie Craig and Kaylee Dilsaver. ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Too many points By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist It is difficult to grasp that the new year has sped to the middle of January and the SPVA is being played this week. That means that the regular season will be over in a few more weeks and the state to...
  • PCS has strong finish at Chase County

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County wrestling squad traveled to Chase County on Jan. 17. Kiffen Cook placed fifth overall in his weight division, 132-pounds. He pinned Coy Wolken of Gordon-Rushville in 3:34 to start the tournament a...
  • PCS faces Lady Broncos, Lady Longhorns

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Continuing to progress and learn, the young Perkins County High School girls basketball added another lesson to their season with a pair of games against Chase County and Wauneta-Palisade. On Jan. 15 the Lady Plains...