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Graphic by Russ Pankonin, Source: Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

As of Tuesday afternoon, March 24, a total of 61 cases have been confirmed in Nebraska in 13 different counties spread throughout the state. Citizens are being asked to limit groups, wash hands often and practice social distancing.

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications

Dollar General Manager Jen Fergusen stocks shelves with toilet paper last week. Dollar General is trying to keep up with the demand for toilet paper, as are other businesses.

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Dona June Ekart and husband Jack were among those who are taking advantage of the drive-up option residents have for noon meals through the Imperial Community Center. On Monday, Center Director Laura Barton hands them their meals in the parking lot.

Local News

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Graphic by Russ Pankonin, Source: Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

As of Tuesday afternoon, March 24, a total of 61 cases have been confirmed in Nebraska in 13 different counties spread throughout the state. Citizens are being asked to limit groups, wash hands often and practice social distancing.

While officials nationwide are worried about a shortage of ventilators that may be needed by coronavirus patients, that doesn’t appear to be a problem in this area.

While Chase County is currently not under any state-mandated Directed Health Measure (DHM), both the county and the city of Imperial signed declarations of emergency.

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications

Dollar General Manager Jen Fergusen stocks shelves with toilet paper last week. Dollar General is trying to keep up with the demand for toilet paper, as are other businesses.

Despite getting regular deliveries, businesses in Imperial can’t keep up with the demand for toilet paper.

Opinion

While you may have some extra time on your hands these days, why not tell us about it?

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Tax reform in Nebraska. Has the improbable become impossible?

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Blizzards on one end of the state, floods on the other. Nebraska, now more than ever, it’s not for everyone!

Sports

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Mallie McNair, Bryn McNair, Alexis Richmond, Mason Nordhausen, Taylor Jablonski, Kobe Clevenger

Chase County’s successful 2019-20 high school basketball seasons were reflected in this year’s SPVA All-Conference selections.

One of the extra sporting events planned in Imperial this summer June 5-7 is a youth wood bat tournament for players age 10-15.

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications

As they had done all season, the Lady Longhorns asked their opponents in the district final game from Wahoo to join them in a prayer after the game.

It’s definitely one for the record books, if not at the top of it.

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