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Several representatives from Chase County Farm Bureau and Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation (NFBF) were on hand Monday during a surprise assembly to present Arlys Cupp the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year award for 2020. Standing from left are Mike Nelson, Chase County Farm Bureau president; Courtney Schaardt, director of outreach education at NFBF; Arlys Cupp; Rob Hartman, CC Farm Bureau board member; and Heidi Pieper, regional manager for Nebraska Farm Bureau. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Interact students and leaders helping serve at the Mobster with Lobster event included, from left, Riley Owens, Jerzee Milner, Halle Fiedler, Eric Exum, Brooklyn Christensen, Valerie Herbert, Sophie Spady and Angie Swanson. Swanson and Exum sponsor the student club. (Courtesy photo)

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After setting the school career scoring record last Thursday, Mallie McNair’s family joined her to celebrate. With dad Alex in the background, the girls in the family include, from left, Landree, Bryn, Mallie, mom Kristi and Taylin. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Jordan Jablonski was back in action as Chase County started its 2020 half of the season. Here, against Wray, Colorado last Thursday she looks to move the ball and finished the night with seven points. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

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    After setting a monthly moisture record in July 2018, the weather year for 2019 was likely going to be a bit drier, and it was.

    Chase County Schools has secured a superintendent for the 2020-21 year.
    And, he has a familiar name.

    All three defendants in the Annika Swanson kidnapping and murder are headed for district court.

Opinion

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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!

As the world struggles to sort out fake news and understand the not-so-civil discourse, I turn to the Nebraska Legislature.

Sports

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In his first round match against Sidney’s Deekun Cerenil, Cody Duffy works his position to get the upper hand. (Photo courtesy of Keith Co. News)

    While the team as a group didn’t rack up a lot of wins Saturday, younger members of the teams earned some valuable mat time.

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After setting the school career scoring record last Thursday, Mallie McNair’s family joined her to celebrate. With dad Alex in the background, the girls in the family include, from left, Landree, Bryn, Mallie, mom Kristi and Taylin. (Johnson Publications photo)

    It was going to happen sometime this Chase County basketball season.
    Just when senior Mallie McNair would set the girls’ career scoring record was all that was in question.

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Jordan Jablonski was back in action as Chase County started its 2020 half of the season. Here, against Wray, Colorado last Thursday she looks to move the ball and finished the night with seven points. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Despite a disappointing loss at Dundy Co. Stratton (DCS) last week, the Chase County girls are 7-2 on the season, and moved up to No. 8 in the Class C1 NSAA point standings.

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