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  • 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...
  • Author signing held at Hastings Memorial Library

      Author Chelsea O’Neal (right) signed copies of her “Angel Crest” series at the Hastings Memorial Library on Saturday, June 28. Two of her biggest fans, Robin Quinn (left) and Nicole Putnam (center) chatted and had books signed by O’Neal.  ...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Red Hat ladies take field trip Eleven Red Hat ladies traveled from Grant to Big Springs to eat, catch up on the latest activities, and to share a laugh or two. From Big Springs they traveled to Chappell where they were given a guided tour of the many don...
  • Midwest Musings

    I may prefer simple and boring Tim Linscott There was a time when summer was just a lazy 300 or so days of goofing off, sleeping until noon, watching TV or playing with my toys until 3 a.m. and eating whatever, whenever I wanted. Life was pretty simple ...
  • From the Pulpit

    I will build my church Pastor Bill Wright For the next few weeks I would like to talk about what Jesus Christ meant when He said,  “…I will build my church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). I would suggest, from ...
  • Colorado marijuana law having big impact locally

    by Tim LinscottTribune Sentinel Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman looked at his computer screen, looking up the number of marijuana possession cases in Perkins County in recent months. As he rubbed his forehead with indignation, he said, “Wow....
  • Sheriff’s office hires new staff

    New personnel have been hired at the Perkins County Sheriffs Office since the first of the year. In addition to the new and promoted deputies featured in last week’s issue, new dispatchers and a victim advocate have been hired.Victim Assistant Angel A...