Temperatures in the upper 90s and 100s have helped move along the Chase County wheat harvest. Over the weekend, activity was busy on the South Divide as the Meeskes get into a field of the golden crop. (Johnson Publications photo)

Imperial’s junior Legion baseball team is headed to the state tournament a second straight year after beating Alma in the district finals Tuesday. Shown with their championship plaque are team members, front from left, Tysen Lempke, Carter Leibbrandt, Morgan Peterson, Trevor Peterson, Jaret Peterson, Colin O’Neil, Dominic Sis, back from left, Emmitt Zuege,  Nolan Burrell, Bennett Bauerle, Jake German, Lincoln Waters, Morel Jurado, Ryan Bernhardt and Mason Nordhausen. (Courtesy photo)

High point winners at the Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Show received grooming bags, from left, Intermediate  winner Paige Hoetting, Senior winner Tom Moss, Junior I winner Caden Rhoades and Junior II winner Ashley Robertson. (Courtesy photo)

Local News

    Saying they are “at an end point for negotiations,” the county intends to discontinue dispatch services to city police and the city’s utility department if a proposed contract isn’t approved.

    Monday’s city council meeting appeared to yield some progress on an agreement between city and county officials on solid waste.

    Deadline for this year’s Chase County Fair & Expo photo contest is just two weeks away on Friday, Aug. 2.

Opinion

Tax reform in Nebraska. Has the improbable become impossible?

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

In my mind, the best part of the year for sports is summer. That’s because it’s the season when baseball is front and center in many of our lives.

Imperial’s junior Legion baseball team is headed to the state tournament a second straight year after beating Alma in the district finals Tuesday. Shown with their championship plaque are team members, front from left, Tysen Lempke, Carter Leibbrandt, Morgan Peterson, Trevor Peterson, Jaret Peterson, Colin O’Neil, Dominic Sis, back from left, Emmitt Zuege,  Nolan Burrell, Bennett Bauerle, Jake German, Lincoln Waters, Morel Jurado, Ryan Bernhardt and Mason Nordhausen. (Courtesy photo)

    For a second straight season, Imperial’s junior Legion baseball team is headed to the state tournament.

High point winners at the Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Show received grooming bags, from left, Intermediate  winner Paige Hoetting, Senior winner Tom Moss, Junior I winner Caden Rhoades and Junior II winner Ashley Robertson. (Courtesy photo)

    Silver Spurs 4-H Club hosted its annual horse show June 29. Twenty-three contestants participated in events throughout the day.
    High point winners for the day were:

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