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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
New staff members for the 2020-21 school year include, front from left, Kara Hagan, Marissa McDaniel, Krystle Gaswick, Sonya Schilke, back from left, Sheri Clevenger, Hannah Ash, Mikaela Stephenson, April Lambert and Jeff Einspahr. Clevenger, a former CCS teacher, is returning for the first semester only.

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Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
One of the early 4-H events of this year’s limited events was held July 25 when youths competed in the trap shoot contest at the Plainsman Rifle and Pistol Club. Above, Westyn Mendenhall takes aim.

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    In the past seven days the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has been notified of 11 more people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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In a non-COVID-19 world, this week would have been the full Chase County Fair. Despite its cancellation, a number of events are being held, organized by the 4-H Council, Extension and volunteers.

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Tom Pantera | Johnson Publications
A hay bailer is just one piece of vintage farm equipment on display in the Chase County Museum.

    If the Smithsonian in Washington is often called “the nation’s attic,” then maybe the Chase County Museum in Champion is Chase County’s.


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t’s almost over. The 106th Legislature Second Session, that is.

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At this writing, there is still no mandatory “shelter-in-place” restriction in Nebraska, one of nine states to enjoy such “freedom.”

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


    Chase County Fair as we know it is not happening this year.
    This is the week it was scheduled, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, fair addicts will have to wait until 2021.

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While the college fall season has been nixed in some conferences, high school sports remain alive and well at Chase County Schools.

    Art Luhrs, Nick Luhrs and Tom Luhrs took the Red, White and Blue 3-Person Scramble  by one stroke July 25 Enders Lake Golf Course.

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