BRAN riders relax under a tent Sunday. Charging stations for phones and other electronic devices were available to riders. (Johnson Publications photo.)

From right, Doug Martin of LIncoln, John Richardson or Kirksville, Missouri, and Kent Baker of Lincoln relax in the shade of a BRAN truck in Imperial Sunday. (Johnson Publications photo.)

Ritchie and Coni Meyer of Page, Nebraska ride up a hill on Highway 61 coming into Imperial.  Members of the Imperial BRAN committee placed signs along sections of Highway 61 to alert drivers of the bicylists on the road. (Johnson Publications photo.)

BRAN stay in Imperial rated a success

    Imperial played host to several hundred visitors on Sunday.

Last summer here, Humanities Nebraska Council speaker, Cherrie Beam-Callaway, presented one of three chapters from the trilogy of Irish immigrant, Mariah Monahan, who homesteaded in Nebraska during the 19th century. (Johnson Publications file photo)

Museum hosting Humanities Nebraska speaker

    Cherrie Beam-Callaway will present a program in two presentations this weekend on the historical, fact-based accounts of an Irish immigrant settling in Nebraska.

Javier Leon, above, former Rotary exchange student from Mexico, passed through Imperial on a motorcycle journey across the country. He and two friends stopped in Imperial to visit Bill Mollring, below, whose family hosted him in the mid 1970s. He brought a Los Mochis, Mexico Rotary flag to share with the local club. (Johnson Publication and Courtesy photos)

Rotary exchange student returns to Imperial

Tuesday brought a surprise to Bill Mollring when Javier “Topo” Leon stepped back into his life.

Classic vehicles lined up here on the student parking lot area at Chase County Schools as others were parked in the teacher’s lot along East 9th Street. (Johnson Publications photo)

An NRCA member directs traffic rather noticeably in the teacher’s parking lot as the cars and pickups rolled into town Sunday morning. (Johnson Publications photo)

One of the more attention-getting vehicles was “Frankenstein,” originally a 1950 Chevy 3100 that’s had parts from four other Chevys incorporated into it by owner Jerry Huebner of Grand Island. (Johnson Publications photo)

Tim and Rolanda Powell took part in the tour in their 1986 El Camino. Tim grew up in Imperial, where his grandfather and father operated a car dealership on Broadway. (Johnson Publications photo)

Classic car tour participants love their cars

    There’s one thing very obvious with members of the  Nebraska Rod & Custom Association (NRCA)—they love their vehicles.


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