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Come greet “Mr. Perkins County” contestants during Chamber’s fair breakfast July 25 PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
This week, residents of Perkins County can meet the 12 contestants for “Mr. Perkins County” when they attend the Chamber-sponsored breakfast at the fair on Thursday.
From 6-8:30 July 25, the annual event will be held at the fairgrounds in the dance hall building.
This will give everyone a chance to personally connect with the gentlemen vying for the crown in January.
This week’s calendar contestants for Mr. Perkins County Steve Tucker and Glen Karst, both of Venango, as Mr. September and Mr. October, respectively. Mr. November is David Jantzen of Madrid, and Mr. December is Terry Sis of Elsie.
Already featured in previous articles have been the calendar contestants of Steve Loeffler, Derek Wilson, Dave Schmitt, Nick Ross, Glen Stanek, Mike Perlinger, Chet Harger and JJ Long.
The men will be raising funds through ticket sales for a gala in January, through calendar sales, and through donations in their name—with all proceeds going toward the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, the hospital expansion/remodel project, and Perkins County.
The contestant crowned Mr. Perkins County will be the one raising the most funds for these important entities.
Correction: In last week’s issue, photo credit for JJ Long should have been given to Alee Photography rather than Val Jantzen Photography; the Tribune regrets the error.


Steve Tucker said, “It seems like there is never a dull moment in this county.”
As a farmer and full-time father from Venango, Tucker  said his hobbies are cooking and eating.
Tucker is very community minded and offers his service in many ways to the county. He is a Perkins County Commissioner and serves as Venango Fire Chief. He is a part-time instructor at Nebraska State Fire Marshal Office, belongs to the Perkins County Schools Foundation and is a Black Hills Bible Camp director.
He and wife, Rachel, have three sons, Michael-17, Tyler-10, Trevyn-five, and a nine-year-old daughter Kylie.
Tucker loves Perkins County. “The people never cease to amaze me,” he said. “There is no better community to raise a family.”         
(Photo by Alee Photography)



Glen Karst of Venango is the October contestant for Mr. Perkins County.
He is a carpenter, master cabinet maker, and a retired detective/police officer.
Karst’s hobbies include teaching tactical firearms, kettle bells, and working with his horse, Zeus.
He and his wife, Michele, have a daughter, Frankie, and a son, Toby.
His love of animals shines through with two German Shepherds, two Westys, and of course, the horse.
Karst is a member of the Venango Lions Club.
He loves all of the good people in Perkins County.
“You can see the stars,” he said. “ALL of them!”
(Photo by Alee Photography)



David Jantzen who is Mr. November is a Madrid farmer whose hobbies include family, flying and motorcycles.
“I love raising my kids in an atmosphere that rewards hard work and common sense,” said Jantzen. “Also, that being conservative with your lifestyle is respected and instilled in the next generation.  This county’s generosity is unequaled when it comes to helping those in need.”
Jantzen and his family are members of Grant Evangelical Free Church. He and wife, Valerie, have four children, Madi, Kahle, Isaac and Jacob—plus a new baby due Christmas Day.
(Photo by Val Jantzen Photography)



Terry Sis of Elsie said he loves the people, the fresh air, the open spaces and no traffic in Perkins County.
Sis is in ag sales, and enjoys the hobbies of coin collecting, riding all-terrain vehicles, working, traveling with family and grandkids.
Sis is well known as putting up one of the best  Christmas light displays in the region.
He enjoys being involved with Special Olympics, and is a member of the Grant Evangelical Free Church.
He and his wife, Cori, have a daughter, Jyll, married to Travis, and two sons, Cameron and wife Katie, and Kelan. The Sises have two grandchildren, Jackson and Lauryn.
(Photo by Val Jantzen Photography)