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Taking a little ride out back during Sunday’s 4-H horse show, the kickoff event of the Chase County Fair, were Zoey Kelley, left, and Abby Spicer. (Johnson Publications photo)

Fair board member Jake Burke, left, was getting a hand from his brother, Josh, as fair board members hung the benefactor flags on the walkway and entrance area last week. (Johnson Publications photo)

Anticipation builds as county fair hits crescendo this week

Fifty percent of Old Dominion tickets sold
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

People celebrating the event at Broken Arrow Cellars included, from left, Imperial Manor Administrator Eric Haider, City Clerk Jo Leyland, Council Member Johnna Jablonski, Council President Charlesa Kline, Senator Dan Hughes, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, Community Development Director Jason Tuller, Council Member Doug Gaswick, DED Business Consultant Brittany Hardin, and Broken Arrow owners Steve and Debra Schilke. (Johnson Publications photo)

Imperial retains certified community status

Imperial has retained status for another five years as an Economic Development Certified Community (EDCC) with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED).

Brenda Thayer of Champion earned  Grand Champion and the $100 award for her photo, above, titled “Champion Mill” in the hospital/clinic’s “Images of Nebraska” photo contest. (Courtesy photo)

Brenda Thayer repeats as eighth annual ‘Images of Nebraska’ photo contest winner

    The eighth annual “Images of Nebraska” photo contest sponsored by the Chase County Hospital Foundation was deemed a successful event, according to Steve Lewis, director of the Foundation.

Along East 9th Street, a crosswalk with sign cautions drivers in front of the Chase County School building. (Johnson Publications photo)

Drivers along East 9th Street near the school need to be aware the speed limit is 15 mph. Signs in several blocks approaching the school are visible. (Johnson Publications photo)

Drivers need to keep safety in mind as school nears

 Another year of classes at Chase County Schools (CCS)start Wednesday, Aug. 23, and motorists are urged to drive carefully and always be watchful of children on the street.

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