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  • Supt. Picquet: state’s new accountability system perplexing

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelIf parents of school-aged children were asked if they knew what AQuESTT is, chances are there’d be plenty of blind stares—that deer in the headlight look. But for educators in Nebraska, their practices and their s...
  • Wraps coming off new hospital

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelImagine Perkins County without its own hospital—no central place to get healthcare. Nowhere to go for emergencies. Nowhere for babies to be born, and on and on.That’s the way life was in Perkins County before ...
  • Another Perspective

    ANOTHER PERSPECTIVELori PankoninCo-Publisher Back to the basics, simplicity feels goodBubbles, bubbles and more bubbles.Bubble baths have indeed provided hours upon hours of entertainment for our grandkids. The girls would take multiple baths in a day if...
  • Capitol View

    Capitol ViewJ.L. Schmidt They’re back, and look what they brought with them Lawmakers were back in session Jan. 6 and they hit the ground running. It’s a short session, so while they still have time to introduce new bills for discussion, carry-over ...
  • Note From Washington

    Note from WashingtonDeb Fischer U.S. Senator Serving you As I begin my fourth year in the U.S. Senate, I am looking forward to 2016 and another year of serving Nebraskans. I am so fortunate to have a terrific staff throughout the state who work hard to ...
  • From the Pulpit

    From the PulpitPastor Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church Epiphany is serendipity After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born King of the ...
  • What to do with your new telescope

    What’s upVernon Whetstone What to do with your new telescope My how time flies. Here we get a new year and already six days have passed. So, you got that new telescope or pair of binoculars for Christmas and you face the biggest question that all budd...
  • Alcohol and drug education class being offered in Ogallala

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Prime for Life” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants must attend the entire class.The classes will be held at Heart...
  • Plainsmen win their holiday tournament

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-SentinelThe Perkins County Plainsmen boys were crowned  champions of the holiday tournament that was hosted here Dec. 28 and 29. The first game was against the Creek Valley Storm on Monday, followed by a game against the W...
  • Lady Plainsmen defeated in holiday tournament

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-SentinelThe Perkins County Holiday tournament kicked off on Monday, Dec. 28 when the Wallace Wildcats took on Sandhills-Thedford, where the Lady Knights took the victory for Sandhills-Thedford. The first game for the Lady P...
  • Wallace girls split in PC holiday tournament

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelWallace’s Lady Wildcats split a pair of games in the Perkins County Holiday Tournament held in Grant Dec. 28-29. In the opener, the Lady Wildcats ran into one of the tallest teams and perhaps best teams they’ve ...
  • Wildcats take second in Perkins County tournament

    By Ladonna SwedburgTribune CorrespondentThe Wallace Wildcats took a couple of days out of their holiday break to play some basketball. They once again participated in the Perkins County Holiday Tournament. First up for the Cats were the Sandhills-Thedfo...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Pitching with Pritch - Larry Pritchett Making predictions for 2016 Here are some 2016 predictions; some serious, some sarcastic, some maybe funny and most of them stolen from other articles I have been reading this time of year. • Stephen Curry misses...
  • West Central Cattlemen’s Day Series offered in area locations

    A series of meetings in nine locations across western Nebraska and eastern Colorado will be focusing on the changing beef industry.Meetings in the area include: • Jan. 14—Ogallala, Quality Inn, 5-9 p.m., contact 308-284-6051.• Jan. 21—North Platte...
  • USDA releases Nebraska crop progress and condition

    As December 2015 closed, snow cover was present in many areas, limiting fieldwork activities and livestock grazing. The combination of snow and rain left many feedlots muddy until cold temperatures late in the month caused soils to freeze. Topsoil moistur...
  • Farm finance clinic to be held in North Platte

    Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a free clinic. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The farm finance clinic gives producers a chance to meet with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. These ...
  • Adams Bank & Trust names Holmstedt risk officer

      Todd S. Adams, CEO of Adams Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce that Tawna Holmstedt has been named the Risk Officer for the bank, with additional responsibilities as the Alternate Bank Secrecy Act Officer and in the Compliance and Trust areas....
  • Snyder family honored for memorial donation

    The family of Daryl Snyder was presented a plaque at halftime during the championship game of the Perkins County holiday basketball tournament on Dec. 29. The award recognized the donation in the amount of $2000 made by the Daryl Snyder memorial to th...
  • Highlights of 2015

    JanuaryPerkins County Health Services Foundation moved their office to 945 Central Ave. The recycling and dumpster areas were being misused by non-Grant waste customers. Jan Rahn retired after over 21 years at the Grant Tribune-Sentinel. Sen. Dan Hughes r...
  • Commissioners finalize purchase of new transit bus

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelPerkins County’s commissioners gave their final approval for the purchase of a new county transit bus during their regular meeting Dec. 19. Federal funds will pay for 80 percent of the cost for the new $55,000 unit,...