Deb Hayes instructs Kevin Weiss on how to apply a splint on a patient with a compound fracture of the forearm. Spencer Kelley, left, observes the procedure while waiting for his turn to be the “victim.” Hayes is shown in back, Gavin Wisnieski is the patient with Weiss as the “first responder.” (Johnson Publications photo)

Dylan Davis, left, challenges the new LUCAS chest compression system in keeping up with manual CPR compressions for a specified length of time. EMT Shawna Bigham looks on as exhaustion begins to show on Davis’ face. (Johnson Publications photo)

EMS Open House bustles with activity

    The Imperial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) volunteers hosted their annual open house last Thursday in recognition of this week’s National EMS Week.

A representative with Stryker demonstrates ambulance cots for (left to right) Chase County Clerk Debbie Clark, Imperial EMS’s Deb Hayes (back to camera), commissioners Chuck Vette, Dave Hogsett and Don Weiss, Jr. during the April 10 commissioners’ meeting. (Johnson Publications photo)

Ambulances to get upgrade on cots

    The Wauneta and Imperial ambulances will be seeing upgrades in their cots. Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr.

Dona June Ekart of Imperial is the May Mentor of the Month for the TeamMates program at Chase County Schools. She is shown with her teammate, Delaney. (Courtesy photo)

Ekart named May Mentor of the Month

    TeamMates is happy to recognize Dona June Ekart as the “TeamMate of the Month.”  
    Dona June meets with Delaney for lunch once a week at Chase County Schools.

Marvin Large, second from left, receives a Hometown Heritage Club windmill award acknowledging his leadership and the legacy gift from his wife, Arlene. Jeff Yost, at left, president and CEO of the Nebraska Community Foundation, presented the award. Other guests were Dale and Elisa Large. (Johnson Publications photo)

Large lives on through legacies

A part of Arlene Large lives on through the legacy she planned at least eight years ago.


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