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When runners take off at the start of this year’s Fair Run Aug. 18, it will mark the 40th year for such a start. While the distances and routes have changed over four decades, the event’s resilience and popularity have not. (Johnson Publications file photo)

County Fair Run celebrating 40 years

    In 1979, as local competitive races were growing in popularity, the Chase County Fair Run was born.

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Sheriff’s Deputies Mason Holmes and Justin Mueller take final notes before completing their investigation of a pickup-semi collision northwest of Lamar last week. The pickup, driven by Cody Strong, was totalled in the accident. (Johnson Publications photo)

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The semi tractor was struck on the passenger side just ahead of the fuel tank. (Johnson Publications photo)

Pickup vs. semi not good for pickup

    Failure to yield at a county road intersection northwest of Lamar last Thursday afternoon resulted in the collision of a pickup and semi truck.



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