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Hypnotist Edward Wunder puts 10 volunteers from the audience under hypnosis at the Chase County Fair. Here, they believe through hypnotic suggestion, that they are all driving a car or motorcycle at different speeds on a roadway. (Johnson Publications photo)

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The crowd filled the fairgrounds Saturday for the Josh Turner/Shenandah concert. The line stretched all the way to the front entrance on Park Street. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Chase County’s fair owns the reputation as one of the top county fairs in Nebraska and this year’s version did nothing to harm that.

A string of storms blew southeast from Lewellen to Wauneta Aug. 13 during the week of the Chase County Fair.

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The big number of tickets sold early, leading up to the Josh Turner/Shenandoah concert at the Chase County Fair Saturday night, helped it to be one of the largest shows in recent years.


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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.


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Seniors on the Longhorn softball team for the 2019 fall season include, from left, Sydnie Allen, Carissa Hill and Valerie Herbert. (Johnson Publications photo)

The Chase County Schools Longhorn softball team has a few weeks of practice under their belts going into their first game of the season at Southern Valley on Tuesday.

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There were 42 youngsters who competed in the mutton bustin’ contest at the Chase County Fair last Wednesday afternoon, with 26 boys and 16 girls.

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Kara Horton, far left, a CHEWS It committee member, presents the traveling team trophy to Diane Zwickl, Josh Cunningham and April Toepfer. (Courtesy photo)

    Chase County Community Hospital “CHEWS It or Lose It” Amateur Triathlon was held in Imperial Saturday.
    The acronym CHEWS stands for Chase Healthcare Employee Wellness Program.  

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