Like many Champion residents over the weekend, County Commissioner Don Weiss Jr., was puzzled about the missing historical sign at the southeast edge of Champion Lake, which some believed may have been stolen. (Johnson Publications photo)

The Monday, Aug. 21, solar eclipse path of totality spans the United States from the west coast to the east coast. The path in Nebraska is pictured. Everywhere within the shaded area will experience a total eclipse, with the longest amount of time, about two and a half minutes, being along the center line.  The entire country outside the path of totality will experience a partial eclipse(Map courtesy of Xavier Jubier |

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One sure sign that Chase County Fair is near is the start of the decorative window paintings that grace numerous Imperial businesses.

Three hundred hot dogs were served last Thursday at the Imperial Chamber of Commerce Hot Dog Days, an event the Chambers hosts each summer to thank residents for their patronage.

Vicar James Peterson, wife Michela and 13-month-old daughter Charissa arrived July 15. He will be serving at Imperial’s Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church for the next year (Johnson Publications photo).

Some new faces at Zion Lutheran Church are Vicar James Peterson, his wife Michela and 13 month old daughter, Charissa. They are expecting a second child in December.


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


Second baseman Nolan Spady, right, gives the fist bump to his teammates during player introductions at the Area 7 district tournament in Overton Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

Imperial’s Senior Legion team saw their season come to an end Sunday in their third game of the Class C Area 7 district tournament in Overton.

Imperial’s three Pony League baseball teams completed their 2017 seasons in the Tri-County Tournament played June 28 through July 2 in Paxton. All three of Imperial’s teams lost their opening games so were eliminated from further tournament play. Sutherland defeated Grant in the tournament finals to win the championship. Above, the Imperial 3 team included, front from left, Tate Teply, Zak Anderson, Lukas Fries, Kolt Majors, Conner Einspahr, back from left, Evan O’Neil, Lleyton McDaniel, Destry Oxford, Braxton Chubb, Conner Stromberger, Tyce Hammerlun and Coach Eric McDaniel. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Anderson Photography)

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

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