For a community service project, the Sparkly Clovers 4-H Club landscaped the weed patch at the northwest corner of the Grant City Park.  The weed barrier was donated by the Upper Republican Natural Resource District and rock was donated by Colglazier Medical Clinic. The crew included (front row, l-r): Jacqueline Gloy, Brenna Colglazier, Madison Swesey. Second row: Lexie Fisher, Tessa Uehling, Grace LaGrange and Cecilia Putnam.  Back row: Leaders Ashley Colglazier and Angela Gloy. 

Local News

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Norma Mayer has been taking the school census since 1966.

After 53 years of taking the school census, Norma Mayer turned in her last report to Perkins County Schools this month. 

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Sen. Dan Hughes (left) visits with (l-r): Sid Colson, PC Clerk Rita Long, Steve Tucker and Ron Hagan at the June 17 Perkins County Commissioner meeting. 

District 44 Senator Dan Hughes of Venango attended the June 17 Perkins County Commissioner meeting to update them on the legislative session that ended May 31. 

Nora Jameson photo

Nora Jameson, of rural Elsie, is the June artist at Meadowlark Galley.

For a community service project, the Sparkly Clovers 4-H Club landscaped the weed patch at the northwest corner of the Grant City Park.  The weed barrier was donated by the Upper Republican Natural Resource District and rock was donated by Colglazier Medical Clinic. The crew included (front row, l-r): Jacqueline Gloy, Brenna Colglazier, Madison Swesey. Second row: Lexie Fisher, Tessa Uehling, Grace LaGrange and Cecilia Putnam.  Back row: Leaders Ashley Colglazier and Angela Gloy. 

It was at an informational meeting hosted by the Nebraska Community Foundation in Paxton in 2003 that first planted the seeds for the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund. 

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Weekly programs for a Universe of Stories, Hastings Memorial Library’s summer reading program, began last week. Library Director Robin Quinn said 178 have signed up for the program.

Sports

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.

Perkins County graduated senior Spencer Ross is among 19 other area players picked to compete in this Saturday’s Mid-Plains Area All Star Basketball Game in North Platte.

This year’s NBA finals are missing a familiar figure, LeBron James. James is missing playing in the finals for the first time since 2010. 

I sometimes wonder if I knew back in the 60s what I know now from being a head coach for 29 years, an assistant for four years and an athletic director for 25 years or so, if I would do it all over

School

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Norma Mayer has been taking the school census since 1966.

After 53 years of taking the school census, Norma Mayer turned in her last report to Perkins County Schools this month. 

Madison Seamann was approved by the Perkins County School Board as a second-grade teacher for the upcoming school year. 

Kayla Woodmancy of Grant was one of 236 students named to the dean’s honor list for full-time students for the Spring 2019 semester at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

Ag & Business

While I know you are all extremely busy, please take a couple of minutes to review this article for some upcoming deadlines and other important information.

Contributed

Gerald Kent and W.H. “Bill” Adams prepare a load of poles at Adams Lumber in Grant.

Boasting a rich family history, Adams Lumber Company will turn 100 years old on June 5.

Contributed

Dayle McDermitt (right) with UNL’s Water for Food Institute gets an Eddy Covariance System in Perkins County up with the help of Dwain Curtis, who works for the URNRD. 

New water-usage tools for irrigators in the Upper Republican NRD will be improved under a joint project with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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