Petersburg won first place in the Deanie Anderson Outstanding Community Environmental Award-population 0-2,500.
It was named one of two outstanding communities judged from the final report book for the Great American Clean Up. Petersburg received one of two Troy Bilt prizes, a $250 leaf blower.
Petersburg was the first place overall winner in the Outstanding Community Environmental Award contest, which included all population categories in the state.
Harry and Bernie Cunningham attended the awards banquet in Kearney on June 28 and received a plaque, $100 cash for community improvement and received the engraved traveling trophy which can be displayed in Petersburg for a year.