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  • June birthdays celebrated

    June 11 was the day to celebrate June birthdays at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant. Honored for their special day were (Front row, l-r): Harvey Lovenburg, Carol Burnham, Katy Carlson, Esteline Waterman. Back row: Toby Hansen, Fran Reed, Ron Co...
  • Exchange students visit senior center

    On Wednesday, June 9, two young men visited the senior center in Grant. The special guests were Markus Wehrmann, a foreign exchange student from Germany, and Michael Zillner from Austria. Markus has been a house guest of Jon and Cassie Lyone of Grant...
  • Alcohol, drug ed class to be held in Ogallala

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Thursday, July 8. “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” will be held at Heartland C...
  • Nebraska’s parks among nation’s best

    LINCOLN (AP) — ReserveAmerica says three of the nation’s top 100 family campgrounds are in Nebraska. Eugene T. Mahoney, Fort Robinson and Ponca state parks are ranked third, seventh and 25th, respectively, on the annual list. ReserveAmerica is a r...
  • Wallace CWC presents a mother-daughter experience with “Hannah Montana”

    “Hannah Montana” will be visiting the Wallace Christian Women’s Club on Saturday, July 17,  at the Wallace Community Hall.  Spend a day with Hannah Montana as Mariah Cupp, a Hannah impersonator, shares her talents with everyone beginning at 10:...
  • State talent search to begin this summer

    All ages to compete for over $5,000.00 in prizes, recording sessions, trophies and cash at the Nebraska State Fair Galaxy of Stars® Talent Search at the Fonner Park Bristol Windows Stage in Grand Island.  A preliminary mail-in video contest will dete...
  • Hand specialist coming to PCHS monthly

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor New hand specialist, Scott Carroll, D.O., began duties at Perkins County Health Services on Friday, June 18. Dr. Carroll will be seeing patients in the specialty clinic at the hospital on the third Friday of each month. ...
  • The Tot Spot awarded First Dollar

    Chamber members present for First Dollar presentation include (Front, l-r): Ron Patrick, Ronda Lawyer, Pam Holm, Kandi McClung, president Cindy Salsman, The Tot Spot owner Natasha Hamilton, Donna Mayer, Dawnya Dreiling. Back: Gaylord Lacy, Dennis Hansen, ...
  • New day care in Grant offers flexible hours

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff A brand new day care, The Tot Spot, has recently cropped up in Grant, owned and operated by Natasha (Kraus) Hamilton, a Grant High School graduate who has returned to Perkins County after spending some time in England. ...
  • Fourth of July offers full day of celebration

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The communities of Perkins County are coming together in 10 days to celebrate the 4th of July with the rest of the nation. The big birthday bash begins with early morning physical activity—a Firecracker Run/Walk takes pl...
  • New sheriff’s contracts signed across the county

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The City of Grant and each of the villages in the county have entered into a law enforcement services contract for the fiscal year 2010-11 with the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office. During one of their May meetings, Grant...
  • Public can access calendar for community events

    Stay informed on what’s happening by accessing a new online calendar.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor As summer progresses and life gets busier, the public is reminded they can access a community calendar to see what is happening in the area. E...
  • Craftiness takes concentration

    Kids from all around the area are attending the 2010 Collaborative Summer Reading Program at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant. The nationwide program began June 7 and will continue until July 10, culminating with a picnic. Nearly 45 children attend on...
  • Airport open house event is this Sunday

    The whole family will enjoy the sights, sounds and activities planned for the day.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Set aside Sunday, June 27 to enjoy some activities at the Grant Municipal Airport. The day begins with Young Eagles flights at 9 a.m....
  • Residents should arrange for alternate storm shelter

    The schools will no longer be opened up as storm shelters. Citizens of Grant are urged to plan ahead to take cover at another location.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Grant Volunteer Fire Department wishes to remind residents they should take co...
  • Guess whooo likes school

    Under close supervision from mom, only one of two owlets was brave enough to poke its head out of the nest last week. Mother and offspring paid no mind to workers who were on scaffolding tuck pointing brick only a few yards away. The owl sighting is an ...
  • Fragile, unpredictable life

    The job of journalism and newspaper production in our area is to cover all of the highs and lows of what goes on in the communities that surround us. We never know from week to week what might take place. Obviously, there are the usual items—weather,...
  • Patience and consideration for others

    Dear Editor: My family and I are currently in training for a 275-plus mile bike ride at the end of June to raise money for national/world hunger.  We train by riding many miles on our local highways.  Unfortunately, there are no shoulders on any of t...
  • The medicine of mercy

    Dear Editor: It was a critical scene, in a powerful tale. One of the most influential individuals the world has ever known, a man whose short life would transform all cultures, a being who would become the great manifestation of love in our world, was a...
  • Area all-stars compete in annual Mid-Plains games

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Several athletes from the  area took part in volleyball, football or basketball, joining the best of the best in recent all-star games. Team members for the West Nebraska All-Star games were selected by nominations from s...