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Coach Katie Cross explains movement on and off the ball during practice Monday. The girls face Hershey here Thursday night. 

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During the Perkins County Chamber Open House night, Santa rode in on a fire truck so families could greet him and his reindeer in front of Viaero. He then sat for a multitude of photos with the kids including, from left,  Taegyn, Taisley, Tyler and Trayson Rosane got a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wishes.

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Shayne Hite’s sixth grade class opened up their Less Than 5 Shoe Store in the elementary school gym Wednesday, Nov. 13.

When the Nebraska Department of Education released the AQuESTT scores for schools across Nebraska this fall, Perkins County Schools, as a district, rated as a “Great” school. 

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During the Perkins County Chamber Open House night, Santa rode in on a fire truck so families could greet him and his reindeer in front of Viaero. He then sat for a multitude of photos with the kids including, from left,  Taegyn, Taisley, Tyler and Trayson Rosane got a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wishes.

Sports

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The 2019-20 wrestlers, coached by Tanner Collins are (front row, l-r): Kyler Bullock, Trye Hickey, Jace Wid and Matthew Aerni. Back row: Bryder Hickey, Colton Pouk, Ashton Meyer, Austin Meyer, Brandon Knoles and Brient Wood . Not pictured: Kannon Palu.

Perkins County wrestlers will open their season with back-to-back tournaments this weekend. 

They travel to Elwood Friday for the Hi-Line tournament. 

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Under Head Coach Katie Cross, the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen Basketball team includes (front row, l-r): Mallory McClenahan, Meghan Bishop, Juels Lyon, Dani Burge, Riley Huff, Hannah Kempf and Samantha Patrick. Back row: Annabell Wagnitz, Sarah Cockerill, Kylie Tucker,  Autumn Anderson, Hallie Fisher, Kiara Schulze, Kayleigh Kimbrue, Meredith Gloy and Savannah Clark. Not pictured: Kaylee Dilsaver.

Lady Plainsmen Coach Katie Cross said her team is starting in a much better place this year compared to last. 

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Coached by Shawn Cole, the 2019-20 Boy’s Basketball team includes (front row, l-r): Desmond Hastings, Erik Snyder, Hunter Garner, Triston Hite, Jeb Kohl, Tony Lyon and Ethan Sihm. Back row: Carson Thelander, Storm Peterson, Caleb Lagler, Alex Poppe, James Garner,  Ian Picquet, Hayden Foster and Casey Hanson. 

Shawn Cole’s Perkins County Plainsmen will open their 2019-20 season campaign at home Thursday night against the Hershey Panthers.

School

Shayne Hite’s sixth grade class opened up their Less Than 5 Shoe Store in the elementary school gym Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Efforts to increase student performance continues to be one of the primary goals set by the school board during a strategic planning season earlier this month. 

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This year’s seniors pose with their moms after Friday’s game for the last time as a Plainsmen football player, They include, from left, Andrea Brueggeman, Deitrick Brueggeman, Trye Hickey, Sharla Hickey, Kandi Zimmerman, Matt McClung, Suzi Bullock and Kyler Bullock. 

The Perkins County Plainsmen finished out the season with a 2-6 mark after falling to Hemingford 53-16 Friday on Haenfler Field.

Ag & Business

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Zion Lutheran Church Pastor Ben Francisco (right) accepts the traveling trophy symbolizing their spotlight for the month from Chamber President Michelle Ross.

The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce put the business spotlight on Zion Lutheran Church for the month of November, and Pastor Ben Francisco was present at the monthly meeting to represent the chu

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Hexagon Helicopters, Inc., seeds a cover crop with their patented spreader bucket.

Hexagon Helicopters of Elkhorn was in Perkins County last week seeding cover crops. 

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Darin Bottger joins Ben Holmstedt as the new physical therapist at PCHS. 

Perkins County Health Services welcomed Physical Therapist Darin L. Bottger to their team at the end of last month. 

 

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