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Eddie Martens (left) of Ogallala is the proud recipient of the Monsanto Veterans and National Guard Network Outstanding Veteran-Farmer Award. Presenting the award is Rick Deebs (front right), Pro Seed owner. Others present include (back row, l-r): John Skalsky, Dekalb-Asgrow technical agronomist; Jeff Nodlinski, Monsanto seed agronomist; and Brett Theiler, DeKalb-Asgrow direct sales manager.

Local News

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Santa Clause and his reindeer greeted children in Grant on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Viaero Wireless during the Perkins County Holiday Open House.

Perkins County residents will have another opportunity to do some holiday shopping at the Christmas in Madrid event on Thursday, Nov. 30. 

Every year in the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. 

Corporal Bowen Roberts of the Ogallala Police Department for Tri-County Crimestoppers is requesting help solving a recent theft.

As travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will participate in a national campaign to promote seatbelt usage. 

Three programs honored veterans in Perkins County on Friday, Nov. 10. Perkins County third graders presented a program at the elementary school where many told of a veteran close to them.

Sports

Perkins County Schools will remain an eight-man football team for at least the 2018 season, a decision made unanimously by the PCS board on Monday, Nov. 20. 

How many people would really like to be a coach? Sport doesn’t matter, you just want to coach and have all the fun that coaches and players have during the season.

I don’t know if there is ever a real good time to have back surgery, but the time I had it done caused me to miss some pretty exciting action in the local athletic activities program.  Thank goodne

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The Plainsmen opened last week’s game with a 35-yard run by fullback Domonic Wendell. He was just a step away from breaking it for a touchdown. His run, followed by 22-yard scamper by Alex Patrick, set up the Plainsmen’s first score of the game.  

Emotions washed over Plainsmen football players as they saw their season come to an end after a third-round playoff loss last week.

The Perkins County Plainsmen saw their season end Tuesday night, falling to No. 4 seed Medicine Valley 26-48.

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Plainsmen linemen cleared the way for Alex Patrick on this 15-yard touchdown run in last week’s playoff game. In addition to pulling down the game-winning catch, Patrick ran for 199 yards on 29 carries and three touchdowns.  

It will be forever a defining moment in Perkins County Plainsmen football—one that people will talk about for years. 

School

The November Senior of the Month honor has been awarded to Michael Beck.

Michael is the son of Doug and Janet Beck of Grant. 

Harchelroad Motors in Imperial and Wauneta is sponsoring 10 scholarships valuing $1,000 each through the National FFA Scholarship program.

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Winners of the Wallace Ladies Auxiliary Veterans Day contest were (l-r): Wyatt Robertson, Ashley Robertson, Chevi McClintock and Denay Pelster. 

The Wallace Ladies Auxiliary held four contests for students to participate in for the Veterans Day program.  

Ag & Business

Members of a citizen’s group, Landowners for a Common Purpose, urged the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources to sell the 19,000 acres owned by NCORPE in Lincoln County.

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Chamber members presented Corey Coats of Coats Auto & Diesel with a First Dollar at the November meeting. The business, located at 1101 Central Avenue, opened on Oct.

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Eddie Martens (left) of Ogallala is the proud recipient of the Monsanto Veterans and National Guard Network Outstanding Veteran-Farmer Award. Presenting the award is Rick Deebs (front right), Pro Seed owner. Others present include (back row, l-r): John Skalsky, Dekalb-Asgrow technical agronomist; Jeff Nodlinski, Monsanto seed agronomist; and Brett Theiler, DeKalb-Asgrow direct sales manager.

Grant native Eddie Martens of Ogallala, recently received the Monsanto Veterans and National Guard Network Vanguard Outstanding Veteran-Farmer Award.

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