Emma Ferguson, left, and Amber Stumpff, both seniors at CCS, spent more than two weeks in Europe performing with the Nebraska Ambassadors of Music Concert Band. In Switzerland, they took time for a picturesque shot in front of the Matterhorn. (Courtesy photo)

Members of the Tri-County All-Star Pee Wee team included, front row from left, Grant’s Triston Hite, Ogallala’s Corbin Murphey, Ogallala’s Jace Richter, Grant’s Conner Wells, Wallace’s Matt Lungrin, Imperial’s Tysen Lempke, back from left, Coach Jeff Lempke, Ryan Bernhardt of Imperial, Emmitt Zuege of Imperial, Wallace’s Kyler Cox and Colton Hager, Ogallala’s Ayden Halligan, Hershland’s Conner Hogan and Coach Ryan Baker. (Courtesy photo)

Local News

Chase 3000 owner Aaron Greene, left, sold the assets of his wireless company to Gering-based Vistabeam, owned and operated by Matt Larsen, right. (Johnson Publications photo)

When Chase 3000 announced last September they would be ceasing operations on July 31, 2017, rural customers in some areas didn’t know what their options for internet access were going to be.

    Chase County Clerk Debbie Clark said her office received the highest number of valuation protests than any other year of her tenure.

Keith Leff, a magician from Kansas City, will give performances over three days at the Chase County Fair this year. He is holding the Close-Up Magician of the Year Award he won in 2000. (Courtesy photo)

Chase County Fair board members were impressed with the talents of magician Keith Leff when they sat in on his act at the fair managers convention in Kearney.

Opinion

Beware of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s lowballing. That’s good advice for the Democrats and others who are getting cocky about defeating a Republican replacement for Obamacare.

Does anyone really know Ronald Reagan?
In his new book “The Working Class Republican,” a bracingly revisionist account of the 40th president, Henry Olsen answers “no.”

With the left feverishly attempting to squash unwelcome speech on college campuses, with the president of the United States musing about tightening libel laws, with prominent liberals asserting tha

Sports

Imperial’s Senior Legion baseball team will open play in the C7 area tournament in Overton on Friday.

Members of the Tri-County All-Star Pee Wee team included, front row from left, Grant’s Triston Hite, Ogallala’s Corbin Murphey, Ogallala’s Jace Richter, Grant’s Conner Wells, Wallace’s Matt Lungrin, Imperial’s Tysen Lempke, back from left, Coach Jeff Lempke, Ryan Bernhardt of Imperial, Emmitt Zuege of Imperial, Wallace’s Kyler Cox and Colton Hager, Ogallala’s Ayden Halligan, Hershland’s Conner Hogan and Coach Ryan Baker. (Courtesy photo)

There were runs aplenty on Sunday, as an all-star team made up of Pee Wee baseball players from the Tri-County League defeated McCook in a pair of games in Imperial.

Members of the Imperial Pee Wee 1 team, which finished runner-up in the league tournament last week, include, front from left, Garrett Hanna, Morgan Peterson, Camron Lempke, Juan Ruiz, Jaret Peterson, back from left, Coach Jeff Lempke, Keenan Cole, Morel Jurado, Wyatt Muths, Emmitt Zuege, Ryan Bernhardt and Tysen Lempke. (Courtesy photo)

    Imperial’s Pee Wee 1 baseball team finished the season with the league tournament runner-up trophy, and a 15-4 overall record.

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