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Standing with the display of food items included in the Christmas meal boxes are (l-r): Neil Hilton, Perkins County Health Services CEO; Shana Kraus, PCHS Dietician; and Barb and Kevin Hatch, owners of Hatch’s Super Foods.

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Following the unexpected passing of Alan Poppe, farmers came together to cut a field of soybeans the weekend before they laid Alan to rest.  Farmers continued to help with the family’s corn harvest until its completion.

Local News

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Mayor-elect Lisa Schmitt will be sworn in as the first woman mayor of Grant, Nebraska. 

The decision to run for mayor was not one Schmitt entered into lightly. 

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Kids took advantage of the several inches of snow that fell over the weekend.

A winter storm hit Perkins County this past weekend, leaving many without power, canceling school and community activities and creating a 10 a.m. start for Perkins County Schools on Monday. 

Rick Dreiling will take over as chief of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department / Perkins County Ambulance at the start of the new year.

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Standing with the display of food items included in the Christmas meal boxes are (l-r): Neil Hilton, Perkins County Health Services CEO; Shana Kraus, PCHS Dietician; and Barb and Kevin Hatch, owners of Hatch’s Super Foods.

Twenty-three Perkins County families in need will enjoy a traditional Christmas meal in their homes thanks to the efforts of Perkins County Health Services and Hatch’s Super Foods.

Perkins County’s food box distribution program is in need of the community’s help to survive. 

A summary of pedestrian fatalities and injuries across the state shows that from 2000 to 2017, an average of 11 pedestrians died each year and 390 were injured on Nebraska roadways. 

Sports

Nora Jameson

Hannah Robertson takes the ball around Wauneta/Palisade’s Michaela Dukes during play action on Thursday, where the Lady Cats fell to Wauneta/Palisade 52-41.

Tandy Overstreet

Perkins County freshman Hallie Fisher tied for the top scorer of the game against Hershey on Thursday with four points.

The Lady Plainsmen are looking ahead to this week's games after traveling to Hershey last Thursday and having their game against Wray cancelled on Friday due to weather. 

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Senior Spencer Ross rebounds the ball and works his way toward the PC basket at Hershey on Nov. 29. Ross scored eight of the 35 points for Perkins County.

Opening week for the Plainsmen was cut short when a winter storm cancelled the first home games of the season on Friday night. 

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Wallace senior Blake Pelster takes it to the hoop as Maywood-Hayes Center’s Ethan Broker defends in their game on Friday.

The Wallace Wildcats got their basketball season underway last Thursday when they hosted the Wauneta/Palisade Broncos. The game stayed pretty tight in the first half.

Another great week for sports fans and a lot of really competitive games plus a few upsets, some blow-outs, but in most cases just great games to watch in a number of sports. 

I hope everyone had a very good Thanksgiving! My family got together the day after Thanksgiving in Lincoln.

School

Each year, approximately 3,000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Ed

The Perkins County Senior of the month honor has been awarded to Tanner Burge, son of Dan and Julie Burge.  

Contributed

Varsity and junior varsity members of the Perkins County Schools mock trial team include (front row, l-r): Brook Barnes, Keegan Sims, Jeb Kohl, Meghan Bishop, Hallie Fisher and Coach Alex Linnerson. Back row: Blake Dolezal, Jacob Woodmancy, Ethan Terry, Samuel McArtor, Matthew Wendell, Kate Patrick, Peyton Woodmancy and Summer Postlewait.

The mock trial season ended for the Perkins County varsity and junior varsity teams at district competition Nov. 13 in Broken Bow. 

Ag & Business

The holidays are here, and while many are decorating trees, planning family celebrations and buying the perfect presents, others are battling for their lives due to cancer. 

Farmers who may be considering a Marketing Assistance Loan to assist with farm financing for 2018 should stop into the Perkins County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office as soon as possible to begin t

Contributed

Following the unexpected passing of Alan Poppe, farmers came together to cut a field of soybeans the weekend before they laid Alan to rest.  Farmers continued to help with the family’s corn harvest until its completion.

In difficult times, local farmers came together to help the families of Alan Poppe and Bob Lampmann with their harvests. 

Poppe

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