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  • A first on March 1st

    There’s a first time for everything....and the latest snow marked the first sledding experience for Eric Sandberg, a student at Perkins County Elementary, along with a few students from Mexico. He and fellow student Colton Heinemann (back) careen down t...
  • County future to be planned

    Several community “town hall” meetings will be held across Perkins County during late March to receive input from local citizens regarding the future of the county.  The events are being hosted by the Perkins County Planning Commission to provide ...
  • New candidates throw hats in ring

    Monday was the deadline for entering the 2010 General Election—several new candidates have filed for seats in Perkins County.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By 5 p.m. Monday, the cutoff for non-incumbents to file for election, new filings consiste...
  • Electric rates increase April 1

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Effective April 1, residents of the City of Grant will see a 4 percent increase in their electric rates. A resolution to increase rates was unanimously approved during the regular meeting of the Grant City Council on Tuesd...
  • PCHSF to host annual event

    The Perkins County Health Services Foundation invites the public to enjoy its 22nd annual meeting and supper. The event–featuring free homemade soups, ice cream and cake–will be held March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Grant. After the me...
  • Dinner theatre tickets available till March 8

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor “Hilarious” is perhaps the best word to describe the upcoming dinner theatre sponsored by the Perkins County Area Arts Council. Tickets are available until Monday, March 8 for “One Toe in the Grave” performances on...
  • Chamber presents awards at meeting

    Ronda Lawyer (right) is presented a plaque as “Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year” by 2010 Chamber President Cindy Salsman. Lawyer was absent when awards were presented during the annual banquet on Jan. 28, thus received her plaque during the re...
  • Tribune offers E-editions online to readership

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Readers of The Grant Tribune -Sentinel now have another option when it comes to keeping up on community news. A new E-edition has been added to the choices of how the paper can be enjoyed weekly.  The entire issue each ...
  • Rural Nebraskans ask lawmakers to push wind energy

                  LINCOLN (AP) — Some residents of the Nebraska Panhandle say lawmakers need to move quickly on wind-energy legislation to help keep their communities afloat. They made the comments during a legislative hearing Wednesday, Feb. 24...
  • NRD looking at funding through Improvement Project Area

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Several months ago, the Upper Republican Natural Resources District hired a Lincoln law firm to look for other funding methods to pay for compact compliance activities.  That investment may be paying dividend...
  • Senator Mark Christensen’s bill to fix the occupation tax coming out of committee

    Telephone conference report to Imperial,  Grant and Palisade on Tuesday, March 2 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican During his weekly tele-conference Tuesday, Senator Mark Christensen said his bill to fix the occupation tax language, LB 86...
  • Annual Spay Day USA a success

    Dear Editor:  Tuesday, Feb. 23, was the annual Spay Day USA event. Veterinarians, veterinary hospitals and animal rescue programs across the nation participated.   The event was started to bring attention to the need for pets to be altered in order ...
  • PCHS speakers are runners-up at SPVA

    Competing at Hershey on Feb. 24, PCHS speakers tallied 209 points in two rounds of preliminary and one round of final competition at the SPVA Speech Contest.  Maxwell scored 220 points to take the title from the defending champions. Third place went t...
  • Youth art on display at gallery during March

    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso In celebration of Youth Art Month, Grant’s Meadowlark Gallery is displaying art by Perkins County students during the month of March. The first t...
  • Jones’ photograph recognized at Wesleyan

    Max Jones, a senior at Perkins County High School, exhibited  a photograph at Nebraska Wesleyan University during the month of February. His photograph, “Marbles in Hand” was selected to be shown.  Dr. Paoletta (chair of the art department) sai...
  • Perkins County hosts quiz bowl tournament

    On Saturday, Feb. 27, Perkins County hosted a high school quiz bowl tournament.  The five teams competing played round-robin format.   Records and results of the matches were: Perkins Co. (1-3):  defeated Chase Co. Sutherland #1 (3-1):  defeate...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Learning to expand

    Most people in this community know who I am because I grew up here. A plus to marrying someone who is from a neighboring community is that you get to meet all kinds of new people who live close by as well.   Marrying my husband, Jason, is how I stumbl...
  • Salvation Army searching for young heroes

    The Salvation Army continues to seek nominations for the 2010 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards. Seven Nebraska youths, ages 17-19, will be chosen to receive the award, named after D.J. Sokol, for commitment to others and to their community.  Nominatio...
  • Great Plains celebrates 100th anniversary at Omaha event

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor As warm weather approaches and summer nears, a series of barbecues will be held across the state as a way for Great Plains Communications to say ‘thank you’ to the many customers it has served over the years. Having ju...
  • St. Isidore Gift and Thrift opening next week in Imperial

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Hours of planning and remodeling are complete, and a new thrift store will open in Imperial on Monday, March 8.  St. Isidore Gift and Thrift is located at the former St. Patrick Church Friendship Hall at 746 ...