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  • Good Neighbor award goes to Hatches

        Barb and Kevin Hatch of Grant accept a plaque and Chamber Greenbacks from sorority representative Rhonda Kroeker (right) at the Perkins County Fair. The award, which recognizes citizens who are especially devoted to the community, is presented a...
  • Event packs more than 500,000 meals for starving children

    That’s enough meals to feed 1,427 kids for a year.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Worldwide, 400 million children go hungry each day; 18,000 of those children will die each day from hunger, according to Feed My Starving Children. Last week, nea...
  • Area volunteers attend fire school in Grand Island

    About 1,625 people from Nebraska and several other states attended the 75th Annual Nebraska State Fire School May 18-20 in Grand Island. The Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association offered the school in cooperation with the State Fire Marshals T...
  • Horse Show Results

    Showmanship Senior (13 and older)—Rebecca Cornelius, purple; Tayler Walter, blue. First place: Rebecca Cornelius. Junior (8-10 years)—Cordell Lee, purple; Hannah Robertson, blue. First place: Cordell Lee. Top Horse Showman: Rebecca Cornelius.Halter Si...
  • Clothing Results

        Clothing Grand Champion Junior Stylist: Danielle Burge. Award Sponsor: A.R. Salon. Reserve Champion Junior Stylist: Ruth Ann Heitman. Award Sponsor: HiLine Electric. Grand Champion Senior Stylist: Jaclyn Kurkowski. Award Sponsor: Grant Pharmacy....
  • Small Animal Show Results

        Small AnimalJunior ShowmanshipJuliana RosentraterAward Sponsor: Adams Bank and  Trust Intermediate ShowmanshipNo entrantsAward Sponsor: Grant Auto PartsSenior Showmanship 1st place: Elizabeth KrajewskiAward Sponsor: Yost Farm SupplyGrand Champ...
  • Livestock Judging Results

    PeeWee DivisionParticipation: Reagan Pelster, Ashley Robertson, Trey RobertsonJunior DivisionPurple: Sydney Pelster (1st), Hannah Robertson (2nd)Blue: Quinn Koop, Danielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Nathan SowersRed: Alex Poppe, Huntin TaylorIntermediate Divisi...
  • 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...