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  • Sertoma Classic scheduled for June 16

    The 21st Annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic gets underway at 7 p.m. MT on Saturday, June 16 when 24 of the area recently graduated volleyball stars meet at the McCook High School. Katie Wenz of Arapahoe and Dennis Troester of Southwest will coach...
  • Tickets on sale for west all-star games

    Tickets are now on sale for the West Nebraska All-Star Games that will be played Saturday, June 2 in Scottsbluff. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Sports Village and the Athlete’s Edge at the Monument Mall, the Sports Racquet, 1711 B...
  • Wallace honor roll announced

    Wallace School is pleased to announce the names of students on the honor roll for second semester, 2011-2012. All A’s: seniors–Dalton Cline, Hunter Franzen, Emily Hasenauer, John Paul Lempke; junior–Virginia Phillips; sophomores Alex Lundvall, Jacly...
  • College Notes

    Strand on dean’s list Kathleen Strand of Venango, a senior majoring in marketing, has been named to Fort Hays State University’s Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester. The roll includes only full-time (12 credit hours or more) undergraduate s...
  • Trial date set for second Kansas-Nebraska water suit

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Water disputes between   Kansas and Nebraska will go back to trial Monday, Aug. 13 in Portland, Maine. Both states will present their case in front of Special Water Master William J. Kayatta, Jr., of Portland, Ma...
  • Wheat harvest not far off

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor The unusually warm spring has propelled the wheat crop into a rapid pace of maturity and experts are predicting a very early harvest in the state. According to Steve Baenziger of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this i...
  • Deadline approaches for Farm Service Agency programs

    Perkins County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss, reminds producers that June 1, is an important program deadline, as it is the final date to apply for 2010 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program payments (SURE), and enroll in t...
  • Who is driving your life?

    Who is driving your life? By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church He was five years old. His mom wasn’t feeling well, and needed a nap. His little two-year-old sister wanted an ice cream cone, so he did what his mom would...
  • Support restaurant or lose it

    Dear Editor: Okay boys and girls, listen up. A few weeks ago our little restaurant in Grant closed its doors and all I heard from quite a few folks was how dreadful it was we didn’t have a place to go where they could sit down and be served in a family ...
  • Our Community's History

    Cellular service up and running in Grant By S. Goff One Year AgoMay 26, 2011 The Grant City Pool was cleaned and painted and set to open, but unfortunately, opening was delayed due to a break in one of the main circulation pipes. The leak was not notice...
  • Cemeteries across Highline prepare for Memorial Day

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor To honor the war dead who have given their lives for our freedom, each cemetery across the Highline in western Nebraska, along with thousands across the nation, will be hosting Memorial Day services on Monday, May 28. The sched...
  • Used furniture store opening in Grant

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Those in the market for used furniture will now have a shopping outlet in Grant. CaSh Creek opens on Saturday at 208 E. Highway 23. Not only is it a mart for used furniture, but also lamps, pictures, decorative items and...
  • Hospital to acquire on-site MRI equipment

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Expanding within the world of technology, Perkins County Health Services will soon put itself on the medical field map again with the addition of a new MRI machine. It’s hoped that the magnetic resonance imaging equip...
  • Torch Run coming through Perkins County June 11

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Run a mile, carry the torch, earn a T-shirt, and be a part of a long-held tradition in getting the 2012 Cornhusker State Games Torch across Nebraska by the end of July. The annual torch run for the 28th annual games will begin J...
  • Grant named Tree City USA

    Tree City USA awards were presented to 108 communities in Nebraska on April 20 in Lincoln. Included in the honored  communities was Grant, who has held the designation for 16 years. Other Nebraska communities receiving the honor were Allen, Alliance, Ash...
  • Senior birthday celebrated

      The Elsie senior citizens held their monthly luncheon at the Elsie Legion Hall. They enjoyed a meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw and rolls. Little Country Kitchen prepared the meal and Commercial State Bank provided th...
  • Library to launch summer reading

    Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as the Hastings Memorial Library presents “Dream Big – READ!” during their summer reading program. Activities will include programs on stargazing, space exploration, bedtime, monsters, dreams, n...
  • Blood drive falls short

      The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive that was held May 11 fell short of its goal by two units according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The Elsie senior citizens served both breakfast and lunch to the Red Cross staff and donors...
  • 2012 Primary Election turnout trends higher

    Preliminary turnout figures show that 25.9 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the Nebraska May 15 primary election, according to Secretary of State John Gale. The turnout figure will grow higher once election officials tally the number of provis...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    For kids on the go By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Summer weather has arrived and so has the gardening, planting and everything else that comes along with summer. Soccer ends and T-ball begins, and those extra hours that the extended daylight gives u...