Cornhusker State Games begin with July 19 parade Jul 17, 2019 ACROSS HUSKERLAND LINCOLN — Athletes from around Dawson and Lincoln County will be among those participating in the Cornhusker Games, which start on Friday, July 19. The Nebraska Sports Council has reported legendary high school wrestling coach Norm Manstedt will be the honorary marshal of the Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies Parade ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!