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The riders and support staff capped off the ride in Key Largo, Fla., with a champagne celebration to mark their achievement. (Courtesy photo—Pat Summit Foundation)

Mark Bottom of Imperial was one of eight riders completing a 1,098-mile, 11-day ride to raise money for the Pat Summitt Foundation and its work with Alzheimer’s Disease. (Courtesy photo—Pat Summit Foundation)

‘Pedal for Pat’ a lesson in teamwork, camaraderie

    Imperial’s Mark Bottom paused to think when asked to name the highlight of his 11-day, 1,098-mile bike ride as member of the Pedal for Pat team.

Youths and adults taking part in the youth/mentor hunt Oct. 21 included, front from left, Tell Richardson, Braxton Maris, Keenan Cole, Jordan Hopp, Lindsey Mendenhall, Dawson Mollendor, Tyrel Richardson, Trevor Kier, Caleb Kier, Cole Hamilton, Colby Hoskovec, J.D. Tuller, Tennille Warembourg, back from left, Conservation Officer Bryce Streger, Donnie Weiss, Jr., Tyler Kerchal, Matt Goosey, Ashlin Bussell, Linda Nelson, Ed Lee, Cade Francis, Blaine Teeter, Perry Vetter, Gary Warembourg, Steve Haskins, Casey Francis, Mike Herrin, Dan Kunnemann and Conservation officer Kevin Bergstrom. (Courtesy photo)

Tyrel Richardson takes a shot at a pheasant under the watchful eye of Mikey Hansen and hunting dog Dexter that afternoon. (Courtesy photo)

Pheasants Forever Youth Mentor Hunt another success

    The Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever (PF) Chapter held its 16th annual Youth Mentor Hunt Oct. 21.

Pictured above is the Citizen’s Academy emergency management mock training for a tornado that hit in Imperial. From left, Duane Dreiling, Chase County Emergency Manager; Skip Kelley; fire department, Anne Kelley, Marisa Kunnemann and Joan Wenzlick discuss the situation. (Johnson Publications photo)

Mock disaster wraps up Citizen’s Academy program

    The first Citizen’s Academy program came to a close last Tuesday night.

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