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Progress on the new swimming pool in Grant took a giant step forward Monday when workers began pouring the footings. A cement pumper truck from Hershey was used to dump the cement into the footing frames. The rebar sticking up in the middle of the footings is for the walls of the pool. It will take another two to three weeks to frame the walls so they can be poured. Work will then begin on the pool floor. 

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Perkins County High School celebrated homecoming Friday night following the Plainsmen’s 76-32 win over Maywood/Hayes Center. The royal court included, from left Rylee Huff, Bryder Hickey, Queen Dani Burge, King Brandon Knoles, Savannah Schmitt, Carter Krajewski, Hannah Kempf and Ian Picquet. A dance followed the coronation festivities.

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This year’s dryland row crops have been hit hard by the hot summer temperatures and little rain in July or August. The effect can be seen in the varying sizes of ears that developed this summer in this field south of Grant.

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Grant’s new swimming pool is starting to take shape with South Platte Excavating of Ogallala digging the initial hole and then moving dirt back and repacking it to the engineer’s specs. The scale of the size of the new pool is shown against Lamond Jantz working the packer on what will be the deep end.

Local News

Taxing entities in Perkins County have publicized their 2020-21 property tax requests for the respective entities. 

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Trevor Lee, a Madrid native, is currently working as a term clerk for Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Cassel in Lincoln. 

After leaving Perkins County, Trevor Lee has dedicated himself to his law education, which recently earned him a position as a term clerk working under Nebraska Supreme Court Justice William B.

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Progress on the new swimming pool in Grant took a giant step forward Monday when workers began pouring the footings. A cement pumper truck from Hershey was used to dump the cement into the footing frames. The rebar sticking up in the middle of the footings is for the walls of the pool. It will take another two to three weeks to frame the walls so they can be poured. Work will then begin on the pool floor. 

What has been just a large hole in the Grant city park for the past month will slowly turn into something special over the coming months. 

Sports

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Nolan Foster goes up to pull down this 24-yard touchdown pass from Mason Toner in fourth quarter action Friday. 

Going into Friday’s game, Head football coach Tanner Collins knew his Plainsmen would have to contend with Dundy County Stratton’s team speed.

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Sophomore Brient Wood turned in a personal best at the Chase County meet.

Three runners set personal records and one student, Colton Pouk, earned a medal the Chase County Invite on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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Senior Rylee Huff gets ready to set the ball during the home game against the Arthur County Wolves Monday.

The Lady Plainsmen faced three volleyball teams over the last week and was victorious over each of them.

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School

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Perkins County High School celebrated homecoming Friday night following the Plainsmen’s 76-32 win over Maywood/Hayes Center. The royal court included, from left Rylee Huff, Bryder Hickey, Queen Dani Burge, King Brandon Knoles, Savannah Schmitt, Carter Krajewski, Hannah Kempf and Ian Picquet. A dance followed the coronation festivities.

When the filing deadline for the May Primary Election passed, only three people had filed for the three seats up for election on the Perkins County Schools board of education.

“All in all, it’s going as well as we could hope,” Perkins County Schools Superintendent Philip Picquet said Tuesday after the first 10 days of the school year. 

Ag & Business

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Hatch’s employees Darlene Potts and Lucretia Johnson hold the traveling trophy that is currently displayed at Hatch’s Super Foods in recognition of their business spotlight with the Perkins County Chamber. 

Hatch’s Super Foods was featured as the August Business Spotlight with the Perkins County Chamber. 

Hatch’s was founded at 218 Central Ave, in 1946 by Charlie and Florence Hatch.  

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This year’s dryland row crops have been hit hard by the hot summer temperatures and little rain in July or August. The effect can be seen in the varying sizes of ears that developed this summer in this field south of Grant.

Farmers who plant dryland corn and soybeans know it can be a crap shoot, totally dependent on the weather. 

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Grant native Andy Long has been teaching his rural leadership class in Grant on a monthly basis since last year. Pictured above are those who have been attending Long’s class.

 

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