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  • Beef Show Results

    Beef ShowmanshipJunior Beef Cattle Purple: Danielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Sydney Pelster, Hannah RobertsonBlue: Matthew Aerni, Quinn KoopSenior Beef Cattle Purple: Seth Burge, Rebecca Cornelius, Drew Curtis, Jessica Day, Riley Kosmicki, Elizabeth Krajewski...
  • Pinnacle recognized by Teens

        The 4-H Teens recognized Pinnacle Bank for their contribution to the 4-H barbecue at the 4-H Awards Presentations Saturday, July 28.  The bank annually supports the Teens by donating all the meat, food and supplies for the barbecue. Pictured re...
  • Everyone loves a mud fight

        Teens had a good time slinging mud during a hot afternoon of the Perkins County Fair. A competitive game of mud volleyball offered a chance to slop around with friends and cool off in the pit west of the grandstands. (Photo by Shari Friedel) ...
  • Carcass Contest Results

    The Carcass Contest is sponsored by Elsie Feed Center. Contest awards are sponsored by: Burge Farms–Dan & Julie Burge; Walking 7 Feed Lot–Cecil Hendricks; Little Dan’s Show Pigs–Dan and Patti Lee; Big Steve’s Show Pigs–Steve and Chris Loef...
  • Static Entry Results

    PlantsGrand ChampionMichael BeckAward Sponsor: HiLine ElectricReserve Champion Danielle BurgeAward Sponsor: Poppe’s PosiesPetunia Purple: Danielle Burge, Katheryn PatrickZinniaPurple: Katheryn Patrick–State FairCoreopsisPurple: Katheryn PatrickRosePur...
  • Swine Show Results

    SWINESwine ShowmanshipJunior ShowmanshipFirst: Tanner Burge; sponsor Reese Mechanical.Intermediate ShowmanFirst: Haylee Lopez; sponsor Adams Lumber Company.Senior ShowmanshipFirst: Rebecca Cornelius; sponsor Adams Bank and Trust.Grand Champion Market Swin...
  • Round Robin/Herdsmanship

    Competing in the round robin competition were: Rebecca Cornelius, Drew Curtis, Mariah Curtis and Elizabeth Krajewski. Winner of the Round Robin was Drew Curtis.  The contest was sponsored by Aurora Coop. Winner of the Herdsmanship award was Jessica Day....
  • Kerr Awards

    Food Preservation Ball/Kerr Awards Adult Division Kathleen Deaver: first place soft spread, second place pickles, first place and second place vegetables first and second place fruit. Roxie Lampmann: first place pickles. Youth Division Bailey Johnson, fir...
  • Sheep • Goat • Llama Results

    SHEEPSheep ShowmanshipJunior SheepPurple: Sydney Pelster, Hannah RobertsonSenior SheepPurple: Mariah CurtisGeneral SheepMarket SheepPurple: Sydney Pelster (2), Hannah Robertson(2)Yearling Ewes-BreedingPurple: Mariah Curtis, Hannah RobertsonGOATSGoat Showm...
  • Talent Show held at fair

        The annual talent show was held at the Perkins County Fair on Thursday, July 26. Eight entries, including mainly instrumental and vocal music, and a first, at least in recent Perkins County history—a toaster-playing act, entertained the crowd ...
  • Robin Hood fights for Sherwood Forest

    Fairgoers were entertained by “The Very Un-Merry Adventures of Robin Hood,” sponsored by the 125th anniversary committee and directed by Tyler Mahnken, on Thursday, July 26 in the fair’s grandstands. Robin Hood and his Merry Men discover that Sherwo...
  • Go Green with Goff

    Reducing your carbon footprint Recycling. Water preservation. Reducing air pollution. We all know that we should be taking these small steps toward a greener way of life, and I think we all understand the goal behind it all. But do we understand what is ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    A delicious way to cut back By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist So now that baby has arrived and time is flying by, I have realized it is time to try and get rid of those extra pounds that come along with carrying a baby. So I guess weekly meals of fried...
  • What's Up

    Meteor shower on its way By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Okay campers, time to start looking for a good dark-sky place, some place where all the city lights are gone and you have a really good view of a dark, dark sky. Why? The premier event of su...
  • Legislative summit set for Aug. 16 near Ashland

    Taxes. Regulations. The debt crisis. The farm bill. What happens in D.C. can dramatically impact the business community and the bottom line. That is why all Nebraskans are invited to attend the Federal Legislative Summit set for Thursday, Aug. 16. Hosted ...
  • Nebraska State Fair forms exclusive fan club for fairgoers

    The Nebraska State Fair has formed a fan club that gives fairgoers a number of benefits, including t-shirts, membership cards, gate admission, shorter lines to free concerts and more. According to State Fair executive director Joseph McDermott, “The fan...
  • WIC program has new income guidelines

    As of July 1, the income guidelines to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC have expanded allowing more families to be eligible for the program. WIC provides nutritious food at no cost to ...
  • Heat is taking a toll on seniors

    Senior care company advises family caregivers to keep a close eye on elderly during heat wave. Nobody likes extreme and prolonged heat, but such conditions can be deadly for older adults. That’s why senior care experts are encouraging families to take e...
  • In the Garden

    Make lawn care sustainable By the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum The blazing summer heat in Nebraska is enough to make you wonder if your cool-season lawn is worth all the trouble. You may have spent a good part of the spring season reseeding, fertilizing...
  • Kentucky bluegrass and dormancy over the summer

    By Robert TignerUNL Extension Educator Don’t worry—your bluegrass lawn isn’t dead yet. The most commonly used turfgrass for home lawns is Kentucky bluegrass; a cool season grass that performs best under the cool growing conditions of spring and fal...