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SWNCBC Director Amy Thelandar (right) and Stephanie Miller, administrative assistant (right), accept the Chamber Business Spotlight traveling trophy for Chamber President Michelle Ross. Not pictured: Program  Manager Deb Marshall. 

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Scott McGuire of Grant holds his 4-pound, 14-ounce tiger trout that captured the state record. McGuire caught the fish in the North Platte River below Lake Ogallala on a fly.

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SWNCBC Director Amy Thelandar (right) and Stephanie Miller, administrative assistant (right), accept the Chamber Business Spotlight traveling trophy for Chamber President Michelle Ross. Not pictured: Program  Manager Deb Marshall. 

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The 2017 Hyundai sedan driven by James Lustyk of Illinois in an accident that claimed his life sits in the Perkins County Sheriff’s impound lot.

A 55-year-old Illinois man was killed in a one-vehicle accident nearly 3 miles north of Grant last Friday, Aug. 9.

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SWNCBC Director Amy Thelandar (right) and Stephanie Miller, administrative assistant (right), accept the Chamber Business Spotlight traveling trophy for Chamber President Michelle Ross. Not pictured: Program  Manager Deb Marshall. 

Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation celebrated 20 years on Aug. 16.

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Scott McGuire of Grant holds his 4-pound, 14-ounce tiger trout that captured the state record. McGuire caught the fish in the North Platte River below Lake Ogallala on a fly.

Scott McGuire of Grant was one of three to set a new state fishing record this past summer. 

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A combined 400-plus years of education experience gathered for lunch to celebrate the “first day of school but not for us” last week.

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Members of the Grant Lions Club helped provide the workforce for the Imperial Lions Club’s bingo stand at last week’s Chase County Fair.

Hastings Memorial Library in Grant is the recipient of a Youth Engagement Grant in the amount of $4,000.

Sports

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Pheasant Run Golf Club presented gifts to (l-r): Kevin and Barb Hatch and Kyle Hatch for 10 years or running the golf tournament.

Hatch’s Super Foods recently hosted their 10th annual 3-man scramble golf tournament at Pheasant Run Golf Course.

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Perkins County students attending Mike Trader’s basketball camp were (front row, l-r): Jackson Wykert, all star; Colton Kroeker, 3-on-3 champion, scoring leader, nightly scoring leader; Kyson Dilsaver, hustle award, all star; Luke Hovorka, all star; Cade Kroeker, hustle award, 3-point champion, 3-on-3 champion, 1-on-1 champion, rebound leader, nightly scoring leader, nightly rebound leader, nightly assist leader, all star; Ryan Long, all star; and Carson Green, all-star. Back: Coach Mike Trader, Ryder Potts, all star; Ben Skeels, all star; Maddox Lee, jump shot champion, 1-on-1 champion, all star; Dawson Tjaden, 3-point champion, all star; Jeb Kohl, all star; Will Long, nightly scoring leader, all star; and Trevor Cornelius, all star.

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Cole Rogge competes in the 50 butterfly, where he finished first. 

The Perkins County Swim Team competed at the Imperial meet this past Saturday, June 22. 

School is out and now it is time for the work to begin.

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The 2019 Perkins County Swim Team includes (front row, l-r): Olivia Jehorek, Jordyn Tjaden, Jayleigh Palu, Victor Dunn, Brooklynn Lampmann, Emelyn Bishop, Hayden Fanning, Emelia Hill and Lila Hill. Middle row: Payton Jehorek, Carmi Regier, Haley Dunn, Allyssa Kepler, Maddison Kepler, Luke Minster, Porter Tjaden, Mason Minster, Grant Gloy, Mya Deaver and Hannah Bishop. Back row: Jadynn Jehorek, Angela Gloy (coach), Kim Bishop, Maggie Fisher, Madelyn Ingold, Cole Rogge, Taylor Hubl, Eli Gaston, Jacqueline Gloy, Lexie Fisher, Hanna Colglazier and Coach Ciara Lampmann. Not Pictured: Savannah Miller, Emily Wilson and Brenna Colglazier.

Grant swim meet results

Emelyn Bishop: 25 breaststroke, second; 25 short free, fifth; 100 free relay, first.

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Recent PC grad Spencer Ross played on the Black team at the Mid-Plains Community College All-Star Game in North Platte on Saturday, June 8.

School

The Perkins County Schools is looking for more mentors.

Editor’s note: The following are two new Perkins County Schools teachers not included in last week’s introduction story. 

Samantha Snogren

Some new and familiar faces will be showing up at Perkins County Schools with the addition of new junior and senior high school principal Ben Jones and five new teachers. 

Ag & Business

Owner of Ultimate Music, Jeff Jennelle of Ogallala, received his First Dollar from the Perkins County Chamber at the Aug. 15 meeting.

A field day event on Aug. 20 at the wheat center will provide farmers the opportunity to take a day off from their busy schedules and visit with UNL experts, other farmers and agribusinesses. 

Landowners submitted  a total of 29 bids to the Upper Republican Natural Resources District, offering to permanently retire irrigated acres. 

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