Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Pack 199 are sponsoring the new Lego contest at this year’s Smokin’ on Broadway. They are pictured with one of the two bikes that will be given as prizes to the top boy and girl builders. Jack and Dee Schnieder are donating the two bikes. (Johnson Publications photo)

Organizers ready for another Smokin’ weekend

Smokin’ on Broadway will kick off this Saturday with the first session of the Escape Room at 8:30 a.m.

Astronaut Clayton Anderson teases young three-year-old Tate Lucero after signing his children’s book for him during last week’s S.C.O.R.E camp. Anderson signed books for people of all ages following his afternoon presentation last Wednesday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Astronaut Clayton Anderson’s applications to join the astronaut training program were rejected 14 times before being accepted on his 15th try. His 14th rejection letter was shown on the screen behind him during a presentation at S.C.O.R.E. camp in Imperial last week. (Johnson Publications photo)

Dream to become an astronaut took 15 tries

    Retired astronaut and Ashland, Nebraska native Clayton Anderson knows how to take rejection. He faced it time and time again in his quest to become a U.S. astronaut.

Theresa Schilke sells this lawn mower to a customer at the City-Wide Garage Sales.

Women and youths stopped to check out the Care Bear section at Bonnie Moritz’s sale.

Sale activity looked brisk at the corner of 2nd and Court Sts., hosted by Donna Case, with lots to look through.

City-Wide garage sale brings out buyers

With 26 advertised spots in Saturday’s City-Wide Garage Sales, those who like bargains and good prices had their pick. Action started early as most opened at 7 a.m.


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