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  • RPAC all-conference basketball selections made for 2011-2012

    All conference basketball teams have been selected for the Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) for the 2011-2012 season.Girls First team selections include Laramey Lewis and Jacee Kershaw of Hitchcock County; Halsie Large of Hayes Center; Morgan ...
  • Benefit bowling tourney held

    The Susan B Koman  Bowl for the Cure No-tap tournament was held at Cornhusker Lanes on Sunday, March 18.  Fifty participants competed in three divisions.  A total of $242 was raised.   In the women’s division, first place was Starla Stetson (571), s...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March15 High Game: Bernie DeForest, 214; Kim Bergenske, 210; Karla Eddie, 191. High Series; Bernie DeForest, 542; Michele Cutler, 539; Sue Baker, 524; Nadine Beam, 507; Karla Eddie, 502. USBC Awards: Kim Borer, 175 game award....
  • Valley Pro Irrigation honored as a Performance Plus Dealer at Valmont Irrigation 2012 national meeting

      Valmont Irrigation has announced Valley Pro Irrigation of Gran as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company’s 2012 National Meeting. Valley Pro Irrigation has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket par...
  • Conservation Corner

    Prescribed burning—what, why, when, how By Janet Lagler Natural Resources Conservation Service   Planning a burn? There are a lot of safety issues to consider before you start. What: Prescribed burning is a techniques used to improve grasslands. Wi...
  • Nebraska Wheat Board will hold annual Bake and Take event

    The Nebraska Wheat Board celebrated Bake and Take early this year in order for the event to coincide with the NWB meeting. Bake and Take is an annual event occurring in March celebrating wheat foods which anyone can participate in. This year’s official ...
  • Editorial

    The promise Anyone who is a parent can relate to the nightmare that two Grant families are living at this very moment. A never-ending nightmare of losing a teenage child to an automobile accident. Boyfriend/girlfriend Michael and Katie were killed over ...
  • Commentary

    Editor’s Note: The community is reeling in heartache over the loss of two of Perkins County’s finest high school students in an accident over the weekend. Only in a small town is there such love and support from the hundreds who either knew them, kno...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    The best story we know By Pastor Larry BoothCongregational Church, Grant I was one of those kids who was privileged to have been taken to church and Sunday school nearly every week. At least I consider that privileged. And I learned a lot there. Like, i...
  • Eight departments battle blaze west of Elsie

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Luckily for Max and Lorraine Hanson, a fire that destroyed nearly 250 acres near their home west of Elsie was heading the opposite direction. According to Elsie Fire Chief Mitch Cummings, sparks from a train are believed...
  • Sen. Christensen addresses issues on gambling

    By Sen. Mark Christensen44th District Senator The 2012 session in the Legis- lature is moving along quickly as we finished two-thirds of the 60-day session last week. We will begin discussing budget bills this week along with continued work on priority bi...
  • Good news for postal patrons—North Platte’s distribution center to remain open

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following a lot of anxiety caused by months and months of awaiting answers, the United States Postal Service announced toward the end of February that the mail processing center in North Platte will remain open. The customer se...
  • Auto repair, tire service occupy former manufacturing building

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Having three-and-a-half times the space they used to have has created a lot of excitement for Ride Rite Garage owners James Deaver and Molly Hutchinson. The couple moved their vehicle repair business over the weekend—no...
  • Community foundation helps support Perkins County Food Pantry

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Filling a couple of grocery carts for the food pantry, members of the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund and pantry treasurer Pastor Russ Gaar met at Hatch’s Super Foods in Grant last Wednesday morning to g...
  • Our Community's History

    Grant Co-op Oil Co. truck destroyed in blaze By M. Lee One Year AgoMarch 10, 2011 Subway underway. A line forms on opening day Monday to sample the menu. New preschool program was offered at PCS elementary. Children as young as three will be able to rec...
  • Uehling memorial given to Grant VFD

    A memorial in the name of Robert Uehling was presented to the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance at the March 5 business meeting by the Robert Uehling family. This memorial will be used to purchase necessary equipment for the Grant Fire De...
  • Wallace firefighters attend fire school

    Charles Andrews, Max Isenbart, Debra Jameson, Ray Jameson, Ryan Kuhlman, Michael Sullivan and Lynn Swanson of Wallace were among nearly 210 people who attended the 20th Annual Mid-Winter Fire School Feb. 26 at Holdrege High School. The school was sponsore...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Cake meets cookie By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Looking for a delicious snack bar to have just hanging around for when the craving hits? Cookies, cakes, bars, or pie, oh my! Well, do I have the recipe for you. This bar is that perfect mixture of cr...
  • What’s Up?

    We can soon say that spring has sprung By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Let’s go for a dip in the old mail bag again shall we. Well, not really the mail bag, someone on my Facebook page asked what has been causing all these planetary and planet/m...
  • Shaun’s Thoughts

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthBy Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most co...