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The 2018 Chase County Fair added a new event, the Heartland Puller Series Tractor Pull, which proved to be a popular addition. It’s returning this year, but will be in the Thursday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m. time slot. The demolition derby will be held Sunday afternoon this year. Above, Imperial’s Dirk Bauerle competes in the Heartland Puller Series event in front of a big grandstand crowd at last year’s fair. (Johnson Publications file photo)

Some of fair’s big events switching times, locations

    Some changes are on the 2019 schedule for the Chase County Fair, which will be in full mode in three weeks.

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Dirt work is underway for the Chase County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn. (Johnson Publications photo)

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This handmade patriotic quilt has been donated by members of the Crazy Quilt Guild for a raffle to raise more funds for the Veterans Memorial. Guild member Joyce Pankonin, left, and Kasey McArthur, Veterans Memorial committee president, hold the quilt up for display. Raffle tickets can be purchased until the Veterans Day supper in November. (Courtesy photo)

Veterans Memorial gaining ground

    Efforts toward making the Chase County Veterans Memorial a part of the community have been in the works for awhile. But it is now becoming a reality.

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Two of the regulars on flag posting duty for the Imperial Lions Club are Merril Humphreys, left, and Dennis Batterman. Members are up early to post the flags at more than 60 locations in town, then take them down later that day. (Johnson Publications photo)

Promotion of patriotism a Lions Club 60-year effort

    Imperial’s main street and many of its business fronts on side streets have had a long tradition of posting the American flag.



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