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Several riders, like this one, removed themselves from their bike, swinging it around them in mid-air. (Johnson Publications photo)

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One of the impressive maneuvers of the show was this rider’s jump over the head of BMX Nowear Compound owner Karl Hinkley. (Johnson Publications photo)

Once bullied himself, BMX company owner now out to help youths

    Karl Hinkley was bullied as a youngster growing up in the Lincoln and Ashland communities of Nebraska.    

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Sergeant First Class Jimmy Novak stopped in Imperial during his walk across America to raise awareness for veterans’ PTSD. His journey began on March 22 at his home in Dupont, Washington and will end on Aug. 22 at Disney World in Florida. (Johnson Publications photo)

Veteran walking nation for PTSD, suicide

Sergeant First Class Jimmy Novak, 42, arrived in Imperial on Monday on his walk across America to raise awareness for veterans’ PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and suicide.



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