Junior Trevor Peterson claimed his first-ever varsity title Friday, taking first in the 170-lb. class. Here, Peterson  maneuvers for position against Loomis-Bertrand’s Joel Abramson in the semifinal match. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

    Saturday will be offering several Christmas activities and shopping opportunities in Imperial.

Hayden Fowler, left, age six, of Imperial shares Santa’s lap with her 4-year-old brother, Grady, wearing his reindeer hat. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Santa’s first visit to Imperial Manor last Friday brought in scads of children of all ages to share their Christmas wishes while parents captured the photo moment.

Volunteers at the Chase County Food Pantry are checking expiration dates and stocking shelves with donated items. Standing from left are Nancy Terryberry, Zo Kunnemann and Diane Kuenne. (Johnson Publications photo)

    The holidays usually see a spike in food pantry donations since more groups have food drives around this time.

Opinion

As if they won’t have enough on their plates when they convene next month, lawmakers will have to address a redistricting plan that must be in place before the 2020 Census results are known.

The nation’s only one house Legislature is looking at changing its committee structure to streamline the process and equalize the work load of bills that are considered to become law.

A majority of those who ran for or got elected to the Nebraska Legislature earlier this month gave lip service to the property tax problem that must be discussed during the coming session.

Sports

Junior Trevor Peterson claimed his first-ever varsity title Friday, taking first in the 170-lb. class. Here, Peterson  maneuvers for position against Loomis-Bertrand’s Joel Abramson in the semifinal match. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Junior wrestler Trevor Peterson claimed his first ever championship title in varsity action Friday at the Southern Valley Invitational.

Ashley Bubak tries to get by the tenacious Sidney defense as Chase County tries to hold on to its undefeated record Friday. Sidney dashed those plans with a 55-36 win. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Sidney and Ogallala proved to be tough opponents last week, as they handed the Lady Longhorns a pair of varsity losses, marring their 2-0 record heading into week two of the season.

Three defenders were unable to stop Mallie McNair who cashes in on two of her 21 points against Cozad last Thursday in Chase County’s season opener. Her 22 points also led the team against Wauneta-Palisade on Friday. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Scoring at or above the 60-point mark in the first games of the season will make any coach smile.

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