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Rather than having just ten finalists, judges decided to expand the finals to include 13 projects. Students in the front row placed in the top three. Finalists have the opportunity to compete at regionals in March. Students pictured are (front row, l-r); Jacqueline Gloy, Preston Schwanebeck, Mason McGreer, Emily Cornelius, Casey Johnson, Emmalee Parsley and Eric Gonzalez. Back row: Madi Swesey, Brenna Colglazier, Ava Seger, Hannah Bishop,  Ben Skeels, Jackson Wykert, Brock Tines, Cooper Kroeker and Myles Bishop.

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A Grant fire department grass rig works the outer edges of a CRP fire that occurred southwest of Grant Monday afternoon. While the fire was driven by steady winds, the velocity didn’t compare to last week when area fires were driven by winds with gusts estimated from 45-60 mph. 

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Perkins County’s Plainsmen donned throwback uniforms with the name “Pritchett” on the back of each jersey for Friday’s game with Wauneta-Palisade. All of Friday night’s games were played in the Pritchett Gym as part of the throwback theme. The idea of the night was to honor Larry Pritchett for his many years of service to the school as a coach, teacher, mentor and lastly as a school board member. He just completed his term on the board and chose not to seek re-election. The idea then blossomed into celebrating state champion coaches and players in all sports from Venango, Madrid, Elsie and Wheatland schools that now comprise Perkins County Schools. However, that plan got derailed in late 2020 when COVID-19 restrictions limited game attendance to family members only and it was unknown how long those restrictions would be in place. Pritchett has decided to avoid large crowds in an effort to avoid contracting COVID-19, so unfortunately was unable to attend Friday’s event. See “Pitching with Pritch” on page 4 for comment from Larry about the evening. 

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Michael (left) and Bridgette (right) May are the proud new parents of Lillian Lee May, who was the first baby born in Perkins County in 2021. Lillian was born at Perkins County Health Services on Jan 5, 2021 at 9:29 am, weighing 5 lbs. 9 oz. and measuring 18 in. Welcoming Lillian home is 2-year-old sister Mercy May. Grandparents are Tim & Tammy May and Rod & Janel Brune.

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Though Perkins County native Matthew Sestak no longer lives in Perkins County, he carries his small town past with pride, and uses his experiences to guide his life and career.

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A Grant fire department grass rig works the outer edges of a CRP fire that occurred southwest of Grant Monday afternoon. While the fire was driven by steady winds, the velocity didn’t compare to last week when area fires were driven by winds with gusts estimated from 45-60 mph. 

Last week, the Nebraska Weather Service’s issued a high wind warning for the region with potential gusts from 60-75 mph.

Sports

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Seniors Dani Burge and Rylee Huff fight off Chase County’s defense so Burge can take a shot after catching a rebound. Burge had the most rebounds caught in the game against Paxton with 10 rebounds, and the second most against Wauneta-Palisade with five.

After a victory over Paxton last Tuesday, the Lady Plainsmen suffered losses against both Chase County and Wauneta-Palisade over the weekend.

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Senior Ian Picquet eyes the hoop as he goes up for this shot against Wauneta-Palisade Friday. He finished with a pair of baskets. 

Things go a lot better when his team is able to score, Plainsmen boys Coach Shawn Cole said this week.

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Huntin Taylor opened his day with a pin of Ogallala’s Blake Messervy in the 285-lb. class.

Perkins County’s younger wrestlers got lots of mat time last week, which Coach Tanner Collins sees as a big benefit.

School

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Erin Gibbens I Johnson Publications

Rather than having just ten finalists, judges decided to expand the finals to include 13 projects. Students in the front row placed in the top three. Finalists have the opportunity to compete at regionals in March. Students pictured are (front row, l-r); Jacqueline Gloy, Preston Schwanebeck, Mason McGreer, Emily Cornelius, Casey Johnson, Emmalee Parsley and Eric Gonzalez. Back row: Madi Swesey, Brenna Colglazier, Ava Seger, Hannah Bishop,  Ben Skeels, Jackson Wykert, Brock Tines, Cooper Kroeker and Myles Bishop.

The Perkins County Middle School Science Fair kicked off early Friday morning as students filled Pritchett Gym with their project displays.

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Emily Hauck has joined Perkins County Schools staff as the high school choir teacher, seventh and eighth grade choir teacher and K-6 music teacher, as well as leading the combination musical and one act show that will take place this semester.

Emily Hauck has joined Perkins County Schools staff as a new music teacher this semester. She is teaching high school choir, seventh and eighth grade choir and K-6 general music.

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Perkins County’s Parliamentary Procedure team includes (l-r) Storm Peterson, Hallie Fisher, Dani Burge, Kylie Tucker, Summer Postlewait and Rylee Huff received a blue ribbon.

FFA members competed in the District 9 FFA Leadership Development Events competition Thursday, Dec. 17.

Ag & Business

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There was a time 80 years or so ago when this one-row corn picker was considered state-of-the-art, replacing the horse-drawn wagon and picking ears by hand.

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After being approached by Reinke, Ashleigh and Jason Noyes decided it would be the perfect time for a face lift for their business. They have recently remodeled their office space and have even more plans for the future. Noyes Irrigation’s crew includes (l-r) Nikki Toner, Ashleigh Noyes, Jason Noyes, Dick Noyes, Drew Maier, Steve Baker, Tony Morales, Carlos Trejos and Star Kemling.

Noyes Irrigation is undergoing changes to the office, both in appearance and what they offer customers.

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Jason Noyes of Noyes Irrigation was present at the regular monthly meeting on September 17 and had the honor of being selected as the business spotlight for September. Noyes Irrigation has been in business for over a decade and is proud to be the new Reinke dealer in town. Passerby’s may notice that the Noyes Irrigation/Noyes Quality Homes building that sits on the corner of Hwy’s 23 and 61 is receiving a new face lift as well. Noyes says he is excited about the opportunity to become a Reinke dealer and hopes it will also allow him to add a few more employees. Noyes Irrigation can be reached by calling 308-352-2660, or stopping at their office during regular business hours. 

 

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