Dawn Ford, of western Iowa, was present Friday at Lied Imperial Public Library for a book signing and to promote her latest novel for young adults titled “Knee-high Lies.” (Johnson Publications photo)

Jonathan Beverly volunteers to instruct and guide young athletes in grades 7-12 to integrate running into their lives to improve conditioning and build endurance for whatever sport they are involved in. (Johnson Publications file photo)

Local News

    Final touches have been placed on the events that will fill most of Saturday as Imperial’s third annual Smokin’ on Broadway arrives.

    The Newsboys. Mercy Me. Amy Grant. Josh Groben. TobyMac.

Whether it was to get a first crack at the bargains or to beat the heat, people were out early Saturday for Imperial’s annual citywide garage sales.

Opinion

Governor Pete Ricketts recently announced that a segment of the Heartland Expressway has been selected to receive an $18.3 million federal grant through the U.S.

A Nebraska political activist is challenging the state’s process for qualifying independent candidates for the ballot.

Nebraska decriminalized public intoxication in 1979, one of 12 states to do so. That means law enforcement relies on civil protective custody as an alternative to jail.

Sports

Gavin Wisnieski covers first base against Grant on Friday.  (Johnson Publications photo.)

Imperial 2 fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 0-15 loss to Ogallala 1 last Wednesday.

Jonathan Beverly volunteers to instruct and guide young athletes in grades 7-12 to integrate running into their lives to improve conditioning and build endurance for whatever sport they are involved in. (Johnson Publications file photo)

    Jonathan Beverly, local runner, journalist, photographer, writer and cross-country running coach for Chase County Schools, volunteers his time and expertise for a summer running program.

Husker assistant football coaches Ryan Held, left, and Frank Verducci talked to Husker fans Tuesday during a stop in Imperial as part of the 26-town Husker Nation Tour by coaches around the state. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Husker fans throughout Chase County turned out Tuesday morning to hear Husker football coaches speak during their Husker Nation Tour around Nebraska.

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