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Becky Kuntzelman | Johnson Publications
County Clerk/Election Commissioner Debbie Clark retrieves early voting ballots from the drop box at the west side of the courthouse. Early voting is up considerably since the last General Election.

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Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications
Longhorn runners, from left, Mason Wallin, Clay Meeske and Charles Barnes, competed in last week’s SPVA meet in Grant, their last regular season outing. Districts are next on the schedule this week.

Local News

    Early this week, Chase County not only had the most new COVID-19 cases per capita in Nebraska, but it also moved to No. 10 nationally.

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Becky Kuntzelman | Johnson Publications
County Clerk/Election Commissioner Debbie Clark retrieves early voting ballots from the drop box at the west side of the courthouse. Early voting is up considerably since the last General Election.

    The coronavirus pandemic and a U.S.

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While receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion was celebrated at individual times, members of this year’s First Communion class at St.

Opinion

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Nebraska voters face six statewide questions in November. Four are statutory initiatives proposed by the initiative petition process.

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Overcrowding, understaffing, another report from state Inspector General for Prisons Doug Koebernick. Unfortunately, nothing new.

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The left coast is on fire and the right coast and parts of the South are being whipped by tropical storms.

Sports

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Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications
Longhorn runners, from left, Mason Wallin, Clay Meeske and Charles Barnes, competed in last week’s SPVA meet in Grant, their last regular season outing. Districts are next on the schedule this week.

    It’s the post season for high school cross country, and Chase County runners will be in Ogallala today (Thursday) for the C4 District Meet.

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Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
Joee Clevenger handles a Southwest serve in Chase County’s sweep of the Roughriders at St. Pat’s.

Though last week didn’t end up being the week the Chase County volleyball team expected, the Longhorns added two more victories.

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Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications
The Longhorns came out in the Maryland I offense Friday with Chase Rowley and Ryan Bernhardt as the two deep backs with Tristan Ferguson (61) at the fullback position and Carter Leibbrandt (15) at quarterback.

The first two possessions of Friday’s football game at North Platte St. Pat’s proved to be an early glimpse of what was to come.

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