During the month of December, after a long year that was hard on most, the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce wanted to “brighten” things up, so they decided to host a holiday light competition. Photos of the entrants homes (business entries were permitted, however no businesses chose to enter) were posted on Facebook and voted on as viewers choice. Above, the first place winner and recipient of $100 Greenbacks was 520 Softley Dr., Grant. Middle, the second place winner of $50 Greenbacks at 940 Washington St., Grant. Bottom image shows the third place prize recipient of $25 Greenbacks, located at 445 W. 6th St., Grant.
Though Perkins County native Matthew Sestak no longer lives in Perkins County, he carries his small town past with pride, and uses his experiences to guide his life and career.
Last week, the Nebraska Weather Service’s issued a high wind warning for the region with potential gusts from 60-75 mph.
Perkins County’s Plainsmen donned throwback uniforms with the name “Pritchett” on the back of each jersey for Friday’s game with Wauneta-Palisade. All of Friday night’s games were played in the Pritchett Gym as part of the throwback theme. The idea of the night was to honor Larry Pritchett for his many years of service to the school as a coach, teacher, mentor and lastly as a school board member. He just completed his term on the board and chose not to seek re-election. The idea then blossomed into celebrating state champion coaches and players in all sports from Venango, Madrid, Elsie and Wheatland schools that now comprise Perkins County Schools. However, that plan got derailed in late 2020 when COVID-19 restrictions limited game attendance to family members only and it was unknown how long those restrictions would be in place. Pritchett has decided to avoid large crowds in an effort to avoid contracting COVID-19, so unfortunately was unable to attend Friday’s event. See “Pitching with Pritch” on page 4 for comment from Larry about the evening.
The year 2020 was a bit of a busy one for the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance.