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Jill Moline and Joe Langin from Super Foods present an $800 giant check to Team Hot Wheels as a result of a fundraiser cookout at the store. Youths are pictured from left, Edisyn Teply, Brextin Moreno, Tate Teply, Trevin Moreno and Tristan Jablonski. (Johnson Publications photo)

Bill Christensen, at left, chose Team Hot Wheels for a $500 charitable donation. Tanna Hanna represents ICFF who provided the gift. (Johnson Publications photo)

Team Hot Wheels had a big day at the Smokin’ on Broadway and Hear Nebraska event. Tyler Pribbeno, center,  presented a giant $2,000 check for the skatepark project on behalf of ICFF, in addition to the announcement that the fund will match up to $15,000 in increments of $5,000. Hot Wheels boys are pictured from left, Thomas Reeves, Carsen Terryberry, Gavin Wisnieski, Brextin Moreno, Tristan Jablonski, Parker Terryberry and Zane Mays. Several others took part in the day’s events. (Johnson Publications photo)

Support booms for skatepark progress

    Determination from the Team Hot Wheels group continues to spark community support in reaching their dream of a skatepark in Imperial.

A large Jenga game was set up to entertain people during Smokin’ on Broadway. Brenda Ledall had some success removing pieces earlier until she pulled the wrong one in a little contest with her daughter. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chance Thayer teamed up with his father-in-law to compete again in this year’s BBQ competition. Here, he checks his entry in the chicken division. (Johnson Publications photo)

New events add fun to Smokin’ on Broadway

New events including an Iron Skillet cooking contest, life-sized games and live afternoon music made Saturday’s second annual Smokin’ on Broadway another hit.

On Friday, before the long holiday weekend, an excavation crew out of Ogallala was busy digging the sites for five more rental homes in the Cornerstone property in Imperial’s southeast side. (Johnson Publications photo)

Dana Point begins construction on more rental homes in Cornerstone

Construction crews began digging basements for five new rental homes and one spec home on East 3rd Street in the Cornerstone Development.

Winners in the first Iron Skillet competition at Smokin’ on Broadway were, from left, Wenny Weiss, Karen Hayes, Rick Elliott and Diane Kuenne. Not pictured—Linda Pirog. (Johnson Publications photo)

Emcee Alex McNair introduced the judges, from left, Travis Luhrs, Andy Ohlson and Brenda Brandt. He also had a little fun with them, too. (Johnson Publications photo)

There were 17 total entries in both the divisions, including this one in the dessert division. (Johnson Publications photo)

Emma and Nate Jenkins were one of the couples who both entered dishes in the Iron Skillet competition. Emma lets people know she was out to defeat her husband, who gets a laugh out of it. (Johnson Publications photo)

Beth Falla carefully slices pieces from her dessert entry. (Johnson Publications photo)

Iron Skillet event proves to be tasty competition

There’s a definite talent to combining three ingredients into some wonderful food choices.

College-age youths and their walk leader are about ready to leave Imperial to continue their Crossroads Pro-Life Walk Across America after a blessing from Fr. Lothar Gilde. (Johnson Publications photo)

Walkers witness to sanctity of human life

A group of 10 college-aged students and their walk leader spent part of a morning in Imperial last week as they marked the halfway point of their Crossroads Pro-Life Walk Across America.

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