Leaping flames and billowing smoke could be seen for miles last Thursday afternoon from a wheat and pasture fire just north of the Chase/Perkins County line. Rain eventually helped extinguish the fire which called several area departments. (Johnson Publications photo)

With temperatures soaring into triple digits over the last week, the irrigated wheat in the area was ready for harvest. The images of the combine and tractor appear distorted due to the heat waves rolling off this field east of Imperial Saturday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Jill Moline and Joe Langin from Super Foods present an $800 giant check to Team Hot Wheels as a result of a fundraiser cookout at the store. Youths are pictured from left, Edisyn Teply, Brextin Moreno, Tate Teply, Trevin Moreno and Tristan Jablonski. (Johnson Publications photo)

A large Jenga game was set up to entertain people during Smokin’ on Broadway. Brenda Ledall had some success removing pieces earlier until she pulled the wrong one in a little contest with her daughter. (Johnson Publications photo)

UNL cropping specialist Rodrigo Werle of North Platte, center, and cropping specialist Strahinja Stepanovic of Grant, right, display some pea plants during a field tour June 20 held by the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center at Grant. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

Construction and maintenance issues took up much of Tuesday’s Chase County Schools board of education meeting.

    District Court Judge David W. Urbom ruled in favor of Chase County and declared the city of Imperial is responsible for a $436 hospital bill stemming from a Dec.

Heading out on East Highway 6, riders in Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman’s fourth annual Charity Poker Run likely can feel the heat coming off the pavement. (Johnson Publications photo)

By all accounts, Saturday’s fourth annual Mayor’s Charity Poker Run was another fun time.

Opinion

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

Remember, the only obligation the Legislature has is to pass a balanced budget.

Sports

Members of the Imperial Pee Wee 1 team, which finished runner-up in the league tournament last week, include, front from left, Garrett Hanna, Morgan Peterson, Camron Lempke, Juan Ruiz, Jaret Peterson, back from left, Coach Jeff Lempke, Keenan Cole, Morel Jurado, Wyatt Muths, Emmitt Zuege, Ryan Bernhardt and Tysen Lempke. (Courtesy photo)

    Imperial’s Pee Wee 1 baseball team finished the season with the league tournament runner-up trophy, and a 15-4 overall record.

After losing their opening game in the Class C Area 7 tournament, Imperial’s Junior Legion battled their way back before falling again Monday night to end their season.

Ryan Bernhardt connects on this pitch in last week’s game against Hershland. It was just one of three hits he tallied in the game, one of which was an in-the-park homer. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Imperial’s Pee Wee One team concluded its regular season last week with wins over Grant and Hershland.

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