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Graphic by Russ Pankonin, Source: Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

As of Tuesday afternoon, March 24, a total of 61 cases have been confirmed in Nebraska in 13 different counties spread throughout the state. Citizens are being asked to limit groups, wash hands often and practice social distancing.

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Chase County Community Hospital has a regular supply of items like masks and gloves.

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Hospital experiencing no supply shortages for now

While officials nationwide are worried about a shortage of ventilators that may be needed by coronavirus patients, that doesn’t appear to be a problem in this area.

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Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications

Deputy Sheriff Duncan Einspahr, Sheriff Kevin Mueller and Imperial police officers Sergeant Chad Ostemeyer and Rob Rusk examine information on this car involved in a high-speed chase Sunday. The car was stolen from Fort Collins, Colorado and the juvenile driver led law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase that finally ended north of Wauneta on old Hwy. 6.

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Seth Straub, Kaleb Straub

Three arrested in vehicle thefts; Imperial scene of high-speed chase Sunday

Things may be shutting down in this area due to the coronovirus pandemic, but the Chase County Sheriff’s Office had a busy weekend.

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications

Dona June Ekart and husband Jack were among those who are taking advantage of the drive-up option residents have for noon meals through the Imperial Community Center. On Monday, Center Director Laura Barton hands them their meals in the parking lot.

Imperial Community Center offering drive-up service

Ever concerned about the senior population, the Imperial Community Center (ICC) has expanded its noon meal program to a drive-up service.



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