The photo above was taken of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the CCS Bank in School program. Standing in front from left are students Jim Sims, Kadin Vrbas, Ryley Vrbas, Noah Griffin, Clarissa Chaparro, Maddie Elliott, Kassidy Barrett, Sophie Fiedler, LaReina Colton and Lauren Prior. Back row from left are Adams Bank & Trust representatives: Landen Lawless, Ag Relationship Coordinator; Katie Flaig, Financial Services Representative; Kerri Anderson, Senior Retail Banker; Jake Burke, Ag Banker and Mandy Adams Hoover, CFO. (Johnson Publications photo)

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    For the 38th consecutive year, Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) is offering bicyclists the opportunity to take part in a week-long bike ride in celebration of Nebraska’s scenic beauty.

    Activity on the last day for incumbents to file has created another race for a Chase County office.

EMTs with Imperial EMS work on a sick baby with symptoms including dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea as a scenario. Pictured from left are Chad Ostmeyer, Marcie Kelley and Courtney Burke. Their training session took place in the ambulance module area. (Johnson Publications photo)

    SIM-NE (Simulation in Motion Nebraska) uses high-tech simulation trucks to provide training opportunities on life-saving procedures for rural emergency medical providers and hospitals.


Last year it was an upheaval in the athletic department that made the University of Nebraska a household word.

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.


As the referee holds up his hand as the 220 lb. state champion, Eli Hinojosa points to the TV camera for all those who watched him wrestle in the championship match. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Call it a dream come true.

After a tough match in the semi-finals at the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament, Eli Hinojosa points to the supporters from Chase County in the crowd which included his brother Abel who can be seen cheering between the ref and Hinojosa. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Eli Hinojosa was the only Chase County wrestler to qualify for the state wrestling tournament last weekend in Omaha.

Ragan Nickless not only led all players offensively in last week’s Gothenburg game with 14 points, she also pulled down 14 rebounds for Chase County. (Photo courtesy of Renae Bottom)

    It came a bit too soon for Lady Longhorn players, coaches and fans.

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