Mark Bottom,(left), instructs Grayson Owens on how to air up his bike tire (Johnson Publications photo).

Sgt. Chad Ostmeyer presents Grayson and Scarlet Thayer with “safety citations.” (Johnson Publications photo)

Under Mark Bottom’s instruction, Scarlet Thayer maneuvers her bicycle through the obstacle course at the safety class Saturday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Mark Bottom gives bicycle safety class as part of ‘Pedal for Pat’ benefit

    Mark Bottom of Imperial is preparing to “Pedal for Pat” on the 1,098-mile ride as one of the Summitt Cyclists. The 12-day trek is scheduled Oct. 17-28, starting in Knoxville, Tenn.

Sandi Olson is biking from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah to New York on a memorial ride for her late husband who just passed away from pancreatic cancer (Johnson Publications Photo)

Sixty-eight year old cyclist’s journey passes through Wauneta during 2,000 mile trip

The many thunderstorms in the area have not only brought in much needed moisture, but have also caused some damage to dirt roads and, for a while, caused highway 6 to be a somewhat treacherous road

Bo O’Neil, foreground, and Amber Stumpff participate in last week’s 4-H trapshoot, south of Imperial. It was one of three early 4-H competitions last week. (Johnson Publications photo)

With a teddy bear in tow, Miranda Spady models her pink PJs at the fair’s 4-H style revue last Wednesday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Early Chase County Fair events start this Sunday

Fried food, barn animals, concerts, fast rides and bingo all have one thing in common—the Chase County Fair. The long-awaited event officially starts this Sunday and will conclude Sunday, Aug.

Mark Bottom will be getting to know his Trek road bike a lot better in the coming weeks as he trains for the 1,098-mile Pedal for Pat in October, a fundraiser for legendary Coach Pat Summitt’s foundation that supports Alzheimer’s research and education. Local residents will have the chance to support his efforts. (Johnson Publications photo)

Imperial man preparing to ‘Pedal for Pat’

Mark Bottom of Imperial has a huge task ahead of him.
    But it’s one he was drawn to because there were so many connections to his personal life. It’s also a way to give back.


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