Pictured from left are Sue Moore, local Auxiliary president, and first, second and third place winners in the local Patriot’s Pen contest, Morgan Peterson, Jaiden Hill and Piper Lefdal. (Johnson Publicans photo)

Pictured for the Voice of Democracy essay contest, from left, are Eldon Kuntzelman, VFW Post 4688 Commander; Halle Fiedler, first place; Emma DeGrasse, second place; and Bud Statz of Champion, Imperial Post Quartermaster. Not pictured—Gabrielle Krutsinger. (Johnson Publications photo)

Youth essays express belief in patriotism

The VFW Post 4688 and Auxiliary once again sponsored a traditional pre-Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, ham and all the trimmings Sunday evening as a Veterans Day tribute.

City Council President Charlesa Kline, left, presents the city’s check that paid for half of a new AED that will be installed at the pool/track complex. School Nurse Angie Paisley and Supt. Joey Lefdal were on hand for the presentation. Chase County Schools paid the other half of costs for the AED and storage cabinet. (Johnson Publications photo)

Pool, track complex now equipped with defibrillator

    With all of the people who use the pool and track/football complex, School Nurse Angie Paisley was concerned about potential health issues that could occur there.

McCook Community College students (from left) Caleb Suda, Denae Simpson and Charlie Ann Carter, the latter from Imperial, lead a discussion with students at McCook High School that has led to a student-generated civic-action project. The three MCC students are the first of a newly formed Nelson Fellows program. Courtesy photo)

First group of Nelson Fellows at MCC includes Imperial student

    Three McCook Community College students are attending classes on full scholarships this fall as part of the newly formed Nelson Fellows program, initiated by McCook native Benjamin Nelson, form


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