Coached by a father and son, and teaching in schools just 50 miles apart, Imperial and Hayes Center FFA teams captured first and second in the state’s FFA parli pro competition earlier this month. Team members gathering at the state convention, above from left, are Hayes Center team members Ashton Erickson, Julia Broker, Jaycee Lapp, Zane Mintling, Avery Johnson, Jakob Anderjaska and Advisor/Coach Randy Vlasin. The Imperial team includes, from left, Advisor/Coach Jeremy Vlasin, Brooklyn Christensen, Lindsey Mendenhall, Jozie Schilke, Alexis Richmond, Courtney Odens and Valerie Herbert. (Courtesy photo)

Students and sponsors who went on the FFVF trip were from left, Karl Meeske, Madison Schuller, Hannah Meeske, Parker Dillan, Dylan Dreiling, Bennett Bauerle, Mason Nordhausen and Karra Meeske. The bell they stand in front of has the names of the 396 students and 87 sponsors from Chase County who have gone on the FFVF trips over the years. (Johnson Publications photo)

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    Registered voters in Chase County will begin seeing a ballot for the hospital bond election in their mailboxes next week.

Coached by a father and son, and teaching in schools just 50 miles apart, Imperial and Hayes Center FFA teams captured first and second in the state’s FFA parli pro competition earlier this month. Team members gathering at the state convention, above from left, are Hayes Center team members Ashton Erickson, Julia Broker, Jaycee Lapp, Zane Mintling, Avery Johnson, Jakob Anderjaska and Advisor/Coach Randy Vlasin. The Imperial team includes, from left, Advisor/Coach Jeremy Vlasin, Brooklyn Christensen, Lindsey Mendenhall, Jozie Schilke, Alexis Richmond, Courtney Odens and Valerie Herbert. (Courtesy photo)

    It’s no secret among chapter members and Imperial FFA supporters that the organization’s parliamentary procedure, or parli pro, competition is a big deal.

    The staff at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) wants to assist patients dealing with cancer, as well as encouraging preventative measures for possible diagnosis for cancer, said Deb Hrcka,

Opinion

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.

A tax is a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc. Thanks dictionary.com.

Sports

Tuesday’s perfect track weather brought out fans from the community and school to take in Chase County’s meet. It was the first good weather day for a meet since the season opened, coaches said.

It was a banner day for Longhorn track athletes as they easily won both the boys’ and girls divisions at their home meet in Imperial Tuesday.

    Weather continues to rear its ugly head, cancelling another meet for Chase County last weekend.

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