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The 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball hosts and committee members presented a $673,738.95 check Sunday to Dr. Ken Cowan, Director of University of Nebraska’s Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. At the presentation were, from left, committee members Julie Jones and Shawn Jones; advisory board members Ray Bennett, Dick Miles and Susanne Jagels; Dr. Ken Cowan; hosts Chris and Wayne Krausnick, hosts Allison and Derek Sandman; and committee members Joey and Myra Large, Marlene Cox and Steve and Char Wallin. (Courtesy photo)

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On hand for the presentation of six iPads from Black Hills Energy to Imperial EMS were, from left, Craig Loeffler of Imperial, BHE ambassador; Johnny Miller, EMS sergeant at arms; Roxane Miller, EMS secretary; Bre Holmes, EMS treasurer; Deb Hayes, EMS president; and Dan Chambers of McCook, BHE operations supervisor for the McCook area. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

    Police radios and a local business’ involvement in removing information on three of them led to a discussion, sometimes intense, at the Sept. 4 city council meeting.

    The city’s 2019-20 budget hearing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, as part of the council’s regular meeting at 6 p.m.

Zach Patterson and Eric Peterson, both of Imperial, are home this week after a vehicle accident on Sept. 2 that took both to Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado.

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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Ryan Berhardt pulls down a pass from Bennett Bauerle in first quarter action Friday that was good for 19 yards. His reception kept a drive alive that resulted in the Longhorns’ first touchdown of the game. Bernhardt added a touchdown just before half when he was on the receiving end of a pitch from Dylan Dreiling on a hook-and-ladder play good for a 40-yard score. (Johnson Publications photo)

    After taking a 20-7 halftime lead over the St.

    After getting their feet wet in the opener’s shorter, two-mile race in Benkelman, Longhorn cross country runners got their first taste of the full 5K distance last Friday at the Cambridge Invit

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Mallie McNair, foreground, and Gisselle Acuna team up for the block in action at Saturday’s Lexington Tournament. Alexis Richmond is ready for the dig. (Johnson Publications photo by Renee Kennedy)

    Chase County sported a 3-3 record early this week in volleyball as the varsity looks forward to a full week of practice before their next outing.

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