Right, Mark Bottom rides on the NUMB Ride for Hunger last week with wife, Renae, close behind. (Courtesy photo.)


Mark and Renae Bottom take a stop near Oxford last week. (Courtesy photo.)


Map shows route of 23rd annual NUMB Ride for Hunger. (Courtesy graphic.)

Bottoms bike for childhood hunger

    Local bicyclers Mark and Renae Bottom recently completed a roughly 230 mile bike tour across southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas.

The music from Domestic Blend, Saturday’s headliner for the Rabble Mill/Hear Nebraska concert, showed why they got top billing. Unfortunately, an approaching storm cut their show short. (Johnson Publications photo)

Early Saturday morning, the aromatic smoke from the BBQ cookers filled the area, as contestants finished up their pork, beef and chicken for judging that afternoon. (Johnson Publications photo)

Macy Coleman, left, and her dad, Dwight, make sno-cones to help Smokin’ attendees beat the heat. Vince Lee of Madrid chats with Dwight as they work. (Johnson Publications photo)

Dave Klinkhammer of Kimball, who operates as Klink’s Smokin’ Yotee, won overall first place again this year. He also took first in the baked beans contest. (Johnson Publications photo)

BBQ contest remains central to Smokin’ on Broadway

    Smokin’ on Broadway began in 2016 with a simple idea of creating a barbecue contest in Imperial.


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