Three of the key characters in the Chase County Schools production of “Disney Aladdin Jr.” are, from left, Gabbi Krutsinger as the Genie, Parker Dillan as Aladdin and Sydnie Allen as Jasmine. They were rehearsing Tuesday for one of the palace scenes. (Johnson Publications photo)

The Chase County Longhorns earned a pair of medals in the girls race with junior Maddie Brown, above, coming in sixth and freshman Caelyn Long, below, taking 12th. The team won the district title to qualify for the state meet in Kearney Friday. (Johnson Publications photos)

The Lady Longhorns celebrate after clinching the first set win against North Platte St. Pat’s in the finals of the SPVA tourney Saturday in Grant. St. Pat’s went on to win the next two and the championship, but Chase County defied its No. 3 seed to get into the finals. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

Saturday was a beautiful day with blue skies, sunshine and a mild breeze, which helped shoot up attendance for opening day at the pumpkin patch at Cox’s Ponds, west of Champion.

Sheriff Kevin Mueller photographs the scene at a railroad crossing southeast of Imperial where a 2002 Chevy Suburban was totalled after being struck by a train. The driver and passenger in the vehicle escaped injury. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Two Imperial teenagers escaped injury Tuesday when the vehicle they were in collided with a slow-moving train southeast of Imperial.

Taken from the well-known James Whitcomb Riley poem, there was more than “frost on the punkins” Tuesday when two and a half inches of snow hit Imperial.

Opinion

Given the lack of acrimony, it hardly seems like we’re just weeks away from a statewide general election.

Arming teachers.
Who would’ve ever thought we’d see a time when we had to use those two words in the same sentence, let alone choose to use them together. But, it has come to that.

The Legislature convenes in a few months. It’s a long session in a non-election year, traditionally the best time to talk about that 800-pound elephant in the room, taxes.

Sports

The Chase County Longhorns earned a pair of medals in the girls race with junior Maddie Brown, above, coming in sixth and freshman Caelyn Long, below, taking 12th. The team won the district title to qualify for the state meet in Kearney Friday. (Johnson Publications photos)

    Chase County’s cross country teams far exceeded their coaches’ expectations at the D6 district meet in Bridgeport last Thursday.

The Lady Longhorns celebrate after clinching the first set win against North Platte St. Pat’s in the finals of the SPVA tourney Saturday in Grant. St. Pat’s went on to win the next two and the championship, but Chase County defied its No. 3 seed to get into the finals. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Chase County didn’t quite match their SPVA tournament finish last year, but it was close.

    A young softball team at Chase County Schools is looking for better things to come.

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