Shown here with a look of introspect, Bill Redinger shared the painful story of the death of their 19 year-old daughter from a high-speed accident that included drinking and drinking and texting while driving. (Johnson Publications photo)

Father shares story of losing daughter to drinking and driving

    As a Nebraska state trooper for 26 years, including 18 as an undercover drug officer, Ogallala’s Bill Redinger has pretty much seen it all.

Winning the top three places at the annual Chamber Chili Cookoff were, from left, Luis Rodriguez, second, and also the People’s Choice winner; sisters Jasmine and Keylee Johnson, first; and Andre Rodriguez, third. Contest coordinator Jack Schieder said this year was the first time one of the place winners was also the People’s Choice winner. (Johnson Publications photo)

Contestant Barb Prottsman serves up some of her chili to Theresa Schilke and daughter Jenna Rodriguez at last week’s contest. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chili chefs vie for title

    Tasters enjoyed both spicy and mild concoctions at the sixth annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored last Thursday by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce.


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