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MorningStar Café had its first day of business at their new location at 140 E. 12th Street on Tuesday. Owner Cindy Castor, right, talks with patrons on Wednesday morning. (Johnson Publications photo)

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This is the look Wauneta-Palisade ball handlers faced when trying to get the ball to the basket in Friday’s game against Chase County. Putting on the defensive pressure were Sophie Spady, left, and Bryn McNair, while Alexis Richmond sets up behind. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

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Riley Francis and Issac Loeffler admire the lights on the city Christmas tree. (Johnson Publications photo)

Downtown Imperial was the place to be last Thursday.

    After months of discussion, and at times, heated exchanges, the city council voted Monday to pay the $35,000 annual fee the county has been seeking for dispatch services.

    Three defendants arrested in the Annika Swanson murder case were expected in Chase County Court Wednesday this week for arraignment hearings.

Opinion

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Tax reform in Nebraska. Has the improbable become impossible?

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Blizzards on one end of the state, floods on the other. Nebraska, now more than ever, it’s not for everyone!

As the world struggles to sort out fake news and understand the not-so-civil discourse, I turn to the Nebraska Legislature.

Sports

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Senior Taylor Jablonski plays defense against Wauneta-Palisade last week. (Johnson Publications photo)

The Longhorn boys’ basketball varsity squad is sitting undefeated at 2-0 after winning contests last week at Cozad and a home game against Wauneta-Palisade.
Cozad

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This is the look Wauneta-Palisade ball handlers faced when trying to get the ball to the basket in Friday’s game against Chase County. Putting on the defensive pressure were Sophie Spady, left, and Bryn McNair, while Alexis Richmond sets up behind. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Opponents in the first girls’ basketball games of the season last week were kept off balance with Chase County’s strong press.

    It’s a benchmark that many good basketball players hope to reach.

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