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This 2018 fifth-wheel RV camper caught on fire just west of Venango Thursday night. The owner, who was traveling from a job in Wyoming back to Oklahoma, was able to get his pickup unhooked. Due to the uncertainty of the location of the 911 call, departments from Imperial, Lamar and Venango responded to the call.  

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Perkins County FFA donated $2,000 to the Perkins County Health Services Foundation on the 10th anniversary of the Pink Out Fundraiser. Over the last 10 years, Perkins County FFA has raised over $30,000 for the cause.  FFA members at the presentation were (l-r): Storm Peterson, Summer Postlewait, Kayton Brueggeman, Dani Burge, PCHSF Director Jackie Urdahl, Kylie Tucker, Rylee Huff, Hallie Fisher and Eli Busick. 

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The Grant Volunteer Fire Department received a $5000 donation from Aurora Co-op which will be used for the replacing old equipment and purchasing some new. Pictured at the presentation are (l-r): are Senior Captain Don Softley, Aurora Co-op Grant Manager Andy Cantrell, Chief Rick Dreiling and Assistant Chief Fred Reichert. Cantrell said after the pland accident, they wanted to show their support and thanks for all local volunteers and community support.

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R&S Track Maintenance of Columbus will complete work on the Central Avenue railroad crossing for NKC Railroad later this week. Crew chief Chuck Phillips said the crossing could be open late afternoon Thursday or Friday at the latest. Traffic on Hwy. 61 has been re-routed by the Nebraska Dept. of Roads. 

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Dr. Shane Banks, surgeon at Perkins County Community Hospital, finds himself in an unusual surgical setting Monday as he gets ready to make an extraction on a unique patient, with assistance from surgical nurse Diane Zwickl and oversight from Ellie McCormick of Arnold Insurance.  The oversized board game is part of the PCHS foundation’s fundraising efforts this year.

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Local News

Giving gifts for the holidays can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the season, especially with gatherings hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This 2018 fifth-wheel RV camper caught on fire just west of Venango Thursday night. The owner, who was traveling from a job in Wyoming back to Oklahoma, was able to get his pickup unhooked. Due to the uncertainty of the location of the 911 call, departments from Imperial, Lamar and Venango responded to the call.  

Emergency personnel in Grant and Perkins County found themselves quite busy this past week, according to Sheriff Jim Brueggeman. 

The Perkins County Ministerial Association is seeking donations for both the Angel Tree gift project and Christmas meal boxes, in partnership with Perkins County Health Services and Hatch’s Super F

Sports

The Republican Plains Activities Conference volleyball coaches have selected the 2020 all-conference volleyball teams.

Five members of the Plainsmen football team received all district honors following voting by the D1 District 11 coaches. 

Upper classmen in the Perkins County Plainsmen football program have definitely paid their dues. 

School

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Perkins County FFA donated $2,000 to the Perkins County Health Services Foundation on the 10th anniversary of the Pink Out Fundraiser. Over the last 10 years, Perkins County FFA has raised over $30,000 for the cause.  FFA members at the presentation were (l-r): Storm Peterson, Summer Postlewait, Kayton Brueggeman, Dani Burge, PCHSF Director Jackie Urdahl, Kylie Tucker, Rylee Huff, Hallie Fisher and Eli Busick. 

Ten years ago, the FFA chapters at Perkins County Schools and Chase County Schools embarked on a joint fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer awareness. 

COVID-19 continues to rear its ugly head in Southwest Nebraska and the state as a whole, along with many states in the U.S. 

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. 

 

The Grant Tribune-Sentinel

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