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Kevin Tickle’s generosity was honored Tuesday morning when Tickle’s family and Perkins County Health Service Foundation staff gathered at the new memorial plaque by Hugs-N-Teddy Bears daycare at the hospital. Kevin’s estate made it possible to remodel the daycare. Those present to honor Tickle were (left to right) Galen Tickle; Judy Tickle; Shari Anderson, Director of the Hugs-N-Teddy Bears Daycare; Tawna Holmstedt, Foundation Treasurer; Charlene Lininger and Jackie Urdahl, Foundation Administrator.

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Perkins County’s seniors finally got to finish out their year with a traditional graduation ceremony Saturday, while a new school year is just two weeks away. Here, Trye Hickey pays tribute to his mother Sharla with a big hug. 

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Rick Ochsner was honored with a plaque and a blanket featuring moments throughout his time with the Grant Volunteer Fire Department. He has volunteered with the fire department for 40 years and will continue to do so until he no longer is able.

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Kevin Tickle’s generosity was honored Tuesday morning when Tickle’s family and Perkins County Health Service Foundation staff gathered at the new memorial plaque by Hugs-N-Teddy Bears daycare at the hospital. Kevin’s estate made it possible to remodel the daycare. Those present to honor Tickle were (left to right) Galen Tickle; Judy Tickle; Shari Anderson, Director of the Hugs-N-Teddy Bears Daycare; Tawna Holmstedt, Foundation Treasurer; Charlene Lininger and Jackie Urdahl, Foundation Administrator.

Tuesday, August 4, the Perkins County Health Services Foundation recognized a very generous gift from Kevin Tickle.

Perkins County Schools will undergo a major change this year on how it transports rural students to school. 

Filing deadline for the May Primary Election has long passed but that hasn’t dampened interest in serving on the Perkins County Schools board of education. 

Sports

Jacob Woodmancy, a recent Perkins County Schools graduate, placed 13th at the Oakland golf tournament last Tuesday, which acted as an unofficial state tournament for students.

The City of Grant has allowed the 2020 Summer Ball season to continue under strict guidelines from the Governor.

Basketball coaches in the SPVA have made their selections for the boys and girls all-conference teams. 

On the boys’ side, sophomore Hunter Garner was named to the second team.

School

Perkins County Schools will undergo a major change this year on how it transports rural students to school. 

Perkins County High School  seniors will finally get to celebrate their graduation with a real ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Pritchett Gym, beginning at 1 p.m.

Short of some miraculous solution, the days of the school bus pulling up to a student’s front door have come to an end at Perkins County Schools.

Why? A shortage of drivers.

Ag & Business

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Despite not being able to host the typical fair barbecue this year, Pinnacle Bank, represented by Rod Cornelius and Michelle Ross, still donated $1,300 to the Perkins County 4-H Teens.  Each teen will receive $100 to go towards their Washington DC trip in 2021. Pictured l-r: 4-H leader Angela Gloy, Mackayla Wallin, Meredith Gloy, Rod Cornelius, Reagan Pelster, Michelle Ross and 4-H leader Val Foster.

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This year’s wheat harvest is moving into the final stages in Perkins County. Much of the dryland wheat has already been harvested with focus switching to irrigated fields.

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Extension Educator Strahinja Stepanovic looks at a sample on his spring wheat plot the Stumpf wheat center east of Grant. Monday marked his last day with Extension since his work visa has expired. 

Extension Educator Strahinja Stepanovic, a native of Serbia, gazed across a test plot of spring wheat Monday at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center east of Grant. 

 

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