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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
Members of Chase County’s SPVA runner-up team are, front from left, Hope Brosius, Kora Weiss, Alexis Richmond, Kamrie Dillan, middle from left, Ali McNair, Liz Reeves, Chloe Dillan, Lucy Spady, Jerzee Milner, back from left, Assistant Coach Kristi McNair, Bryn McNair, Joee Clevenger, Giselle Acuna, Kaylie Lotspeich, Head Coach April Lambert and Assistant Coach Morgan Gockley.

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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.

Local News

    There are 40% fewer COVID-19 positive cases in Chase County than the week before.

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
Beckham Harms, son of Jeff and Emma Harms of Imperial, checks out a group of pumpkins nearly as big as he is at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch Sunday.

This year’s activities at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch were curtailed with extra precautions being taken in light of the local increase in COVID cases.

The 2020 Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH)  Cancer Walk scheduled this Saturday in Wauneta has been changed to a “virtual walk.”

Opinion

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Three ballot issues from the initiative petition process cover casino gambling at licensed Nebraska horserace tracks, the regulation and taxation of that activity and the distribution of the procee

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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.

Sports

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
As she nears the finish, Coach Carl Zuege lends encouragement to Jordan Jablonski en route to her state qualification.

    Looking at the competition and times coming into the C5 district meet, Chase County junior Jordan Jablonski had a shot at state qualification.

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
Members of Chase County’s SPVA runner-up team are, front from left, Hope Brosius, Kora Weiss, Alexis Richmond, Kamrie Dillan, middle from left, Ali McNair, Liz Reeves, Chloe Dillan, Lucy Spady, Jerzee Milner, back from left, Assistant Coach Kristi McNair, Bryn McNair, Joee Clevenger, Giselle Acuna, Kaylie Lotspeich, Head Coach April Lambert and Assistant Coach Morgan Gockley.

On Sept. 19 the Chase County volleyball team was 1-8 and the SPVA conference tournament seemed a long way away.

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Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
Sadie Peterson finished the season with a .350 batting average, the best on the Chase County team.

It was a fast and furious season for the Chase County softball team, according to Head Coach Denise Smith.

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