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This photo taken east of last week’s grass fire threatening Imperial shows its southeasterly trek pushed by extremely high winds.

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Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications

Close to midnight, firefighters from Imperial battle the grass and field fire, northwest of Imperial. The fire, starting just after Imperial’s power outage, was a challenging one due to the wind. It was he first of four fire calls for the IVFD last week.

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Stacked bales burned at Imperial Beef in a Thursday afternoon fire last week. An estimated 750 bales were lost in the blaze.

Two days of wind-driven firefighting challenge IVFD

    Evacuating Imperial had crossed the minds of Chase County’s Emergency Manager and Imperial fire officers last week as high winds pushed a grass fire to the northwest edge of town.

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
At the CCS board meeting earlier this month, Sheila Stromberger was presented a clock from Supt. Adam Lambert, right, and board president Jeff Olsen. COVID-19 restrictions, including masks, has been something the board has addressed the past year.

Outgoing member believes CCS board is in good hands

    A 22-year member of the Chase County Schools board of education said it’s a little bittersweet to be stepping down after so many years.



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