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Broken Arrow Cellars and Craft Brewery took the Grand Champion honors in the Chase County Fair Parade, and also won the business division. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Jack and Ina Wilson were near the start of the parade, leading the event as Grand Marshals. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Winning the open class was the Cattleman’s Ball entry. The big event in June 2019 will be held in Chase County. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Imperial firefighter Todd Courter provides some relief to the crowd who gathered near the courthouse for the parade. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Weston Sauder seems comfortable at the helm of this Regier Equipment tractor which took part in the parade. His mom, Melissa, is there to help if needed. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Sisters-in-law Margene Hayes, left, and Murietta Proud won the equestrian division with their pony and cart. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Imperial’s FFA chapter took the top honors in the organizations division. (Johnson Publications photo)

Parade another winner—‘Let’s Go There’

    Based on its theme, it seemed the public took the parade committee’s advice: “Chase County Fair—Let’s Go There.”

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Brothers Osborne rocked the Chase County Fair grandstand arena Friday night with several of their top songs including “It Ain’t My Fault” and “Stay a Little Longer.” Ticket sales bypassed 2,200 for the laser-lit show that featured Kendell Marvel as the lead-on. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Sebastian Bach, the voice of the rock group Skid Row, shows his appreciation to his fans as they rocked along together with his music at the Chase County Fair Saturday night. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chase County Fair measures up

    Fair board members look at lots of factors when measuring up the fair’s success for the year.

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Chad Oxford, president of the fair board, presents the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Family Award to Patricia Toft and her family. Pictured, front from left, are Daisy, Darby and Patricia Toft and Oxford. Standing in back, from left, are Greg and Mike Toft. (Johnson Publications photo)

Pioneer Farm Award presented to Toft family

    Five members of the Toft family were present at the Chase County Fair parade Saturday to accept this year’s  Nebraska Pioneer Farm Family Award.



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