Dr. Eric Gengenbach received the Young Optometrist of the Year award on Sept. 23. Holding the award are his daughters (l-r): Bella (5), Olivia (7) and Abigail (3). His wife Tori holds daughter Eden, born Aug. 16. 

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Dr. Eric Gengenbach received the Young Optometrist of the Year award on Sept. 23. Holding the award are his daughters (l-r): Bella (5), Olivia (7) and Abigail (3). His wife Tori holds daughter Eden, born Aug. 16. 

Dr. Eric Gengenbach of Grant was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Nebraska Optometric Association (NOA) on Sept. 23 during their fall convention.

Photo by Russ Pankonin

Glen and Bonnie Taubenheim visit with general surgeon Dr. Shane Banks at the Perkins County Health Services open house held on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Village of Venango board member Tom Tines briefed Perkins County commissioners during their Oct. 2  meeting on the annexation issues being discussed in Venango.

Photo by Russ Pankonin

With the completion of the remodeling project, Perkins County Health Services now has two operating rooms that are side by side.

No watering: City of Grant no watering schedule begins Oct. 15 until April 15.

The Lions Club will be hosting a supper at the Perkins County Senior Center on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. 

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Caden Waitley closes in on the finish line at the SPVA meet in Grant on Oct. 5 to claim the conference title.

Perkins County boys took second and the girls fifth at the SPVA cross country meet held in Grant on Oct. 5.

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Wallace senior Eduardo Pacheco tackles the Arapahoe ball carrier during the game on Friday night.

Wallace had a tough game last Friday when they hosted a 4-1 Arapahoe team that had a great deal of size as well as speed.

Photo by Nora Jameson

Wildcat senior Ansley Wood goes low to keep the ball in play during the Oct. 6 game at Arapahoe. Arapahoe defeated  Wallace in four sets, 18-25, 22-25, 25-22, 22-25.

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Wallace competed in the RPAC cross country competition at Bertrand on Oct. 5. Hannah Robertson (above) finished 11th, while  Aiden McClintock finished 24th.

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During the Chase County on Oct. 5, Lady Plainsman Emma Schrotberger keeps the ball alive, while Kadie Hanson stands by to assist. Schrotberger had 13 digs against the Longhorn competition, while Hanson had nine.

This week the Lady Plainsmen volleyball team added two losses to their record, bringing their current season to 6-14.

Kind of an easy going weekend with no Plainsmen football on Friday and the Huskers not playing until late on Saturday, so I had time to watch some of the other games during the afternoon. 


Jeramy  Bartels and Garrett  Pollard, both of Grant, have been named to the dean’s list at Southeast Community College in Nebraska for the quarter recently completed on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Mi

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Erin Witt, a Wallace senior, leads a tour of the nine new welding bays with blue safety curtains and individual vents during the open house on Sept. 29. 

The Wallace school has added a new classroom and shop area. The public was invited to tour the new building during an open house held on Friday, Sept. 29. Brooke Pankonin | Johnson Publications

The Perkins County marching band participated in the fifth annual Indian Marching Band Festival in Ogallala on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Ag & Business

For the second time, the Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District (FCID) lost a lawsuit challenging the integrated management plans (IMPs) adopted by the Republican River Basin natural resources dis

Both the Dundy County and Lincoln County boards of equalization have appealed decisions by the Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC) declaring government-owned property used for augmentatio

Mark Wendell with Wendell’s Irrigation Sales & Service of Grant received the 5-year PLUS Program Longevity Award from Reinke.

Reinke has recognized Mark Wendell with Wendell’s Irrigation Sales & Service, Inc. in Grant with a 5-year PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Program Longevity Award.

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