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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
At the CCS board meeting earlier this month, Sheila Stromberger was presented a clock from Supt. Adam Lambert, right, and board president Jeff Olsen. COVID-19 restrictions, including masks, has been something the board has addressed the past year.

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    In her report at last week’s CCS board of education meeting, K-6 Principal Becky Odens said one of the most exciting updates she was giving involved mask-wearing.

    When the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department responded to last week’s fire that burned very close to town, they might have gotten a quicker start.

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This photo taken east of last week’s grass fire threatening Imperial shows its southeasterly trek pushed by extremely high winds.

    Evacuating Imperial had crossed the minds of Chase County’s Emergency Manager and Imperial fire officers last week as high winds pushed a grass fire to the northwest edge of town.


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They’re back.

In a year when almost everything has been overshadowed by
COVID-19, one crowning achievement stands out and will pay dividends for Imperial for years to come.

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What a year it’s been! Is it still March?


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Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
Jordan Jablonski threads a pass into the lane during Chase County’s win over Perkins County.

 With six straight wins, the Chase County girls’ basketball is 11-4 and on to the next round of the SPVA conference tournament. CCS beat Kimball (2-5) 64-18 Tuesday night.

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Amy Bryner | Johnson Publications
Chase County senior Kenyan Biesecker wraps up Wauneta-Palisade freshman Trey McCrumb Friday night during the teams’ dual meet in Imperial.

    Chase County’s wrestlers had a busy week with three back-to-back meets, but it helped having two of them at home.

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Allison Sandman | Johnson Publications
Braxton McKinney splits Garden County defenders on his way to the hoop.

The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team will keep looking for some consistent offense as the team takes on its upcoming conference opponents.

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