Scott Wheeler (15) holds his ground against Cambridge’s Caden Houghtellling as he comes crashing through the lane in second half action Saturday. Wheeler’s perseverance paid off, drawing the offensive foul on Hoghtelling. Taylor Jablonski, left, follows Houghtelling’s dish off. (Johnson Publications photo)

Senior Whitney Hopp, right, listens closely to Coach Mark Bottom with  other players being sent in during the final minutes of the Cambridge game. Hopp was among the senior starters Saturday in their final home appearance of the season. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

    Filing deadline for incumbent candidates arrives today (Thursday) for incumbent office-holders.

Pictured above are Sabre and Douglas Wright. They are standing by the table placed at the building entrance to welcome community attendees, take donations and sell raffle tickets. (Courtesy photo)

    A benefit for Brenton Wright, infant son of Douglas and Sabre Wright of Imperial, was held Sunday to help with ongoing medical expenses.

    A patch of ice and high winds were blamed for a semi-trailer accident Tuesday afternoon that summoned several emergency responders.

Opinion

With apologies to the other 48, I think Senator Paul Schumacher of Columbus might just be the brightest bulb in the Unicameral lamp.

“Mother should I trust the government?”
That phrase from the 1979 song Mother by Pink Floyd seems to take on new meaning every day, not only nationally but also in Nebraska.

A proposed constitutional amendment to allow voters to abolish the Nebraska Board of Education and turn control over to the governor is a bad idea. Period.

Sports

On Saturday night, Chase County fans will know if Eli Hinojosa ends his senior wrestling season undefeated.

In the semi-finals at the C-4 district meet, it took just 51 seconds of the second period for Eli Hinojosa to secure this hold and pin Nicholas Coley of Mitchell. Hinojosa went on to win the championship and keep his perfect season intact. (Johnson Publications photo)

    The Chase County wrestlers traveled to Bridgeport Saturday to compete in the C-4 district meet. With a lot of top teams in attendance, Chase Co.

Senior Whitney Hopp, right, listens closely to Coach Mark Bottom with  other players being sent in during the final minutes of the Cambridge game. Hopp was among the senior starters Saturday in their final home appearance of the season. (Johnson Publications photo)

    A first half that indicated the game would go down to the wire quickly changed in the second half for Chase County’s girls in a contest with Cambridge Saturday.

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