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Thursday, 23 June 2011 20:54

Sheriff’s Office receives grant for in-car cameras

The Chase County Sheriff’s Office is receiving grant funding assistance for obtaining two in-car camera systems, according to Fred Zwonechek, administrator for the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

“This highway safety grant funding in the amount of $6,592 will aid the Chase County Sheriff’s Office in purchasing two camera systems,” Zwonechek said.

Nebraska has once again qualified for highway safety alcohol incentive funds. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has utilized this funding to aid local area law enforcement in obtaining in-car cameras and alcohol testing equipment used to assist in the apprehension and conviction of drinking drivers.

“This funding and the ongoing persistence of law enforcement personnel continues to impact alcohol-related crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities,” Zwonechek said.


Cemetery clean-up planned next week

Crew members from the Village of Wauneta will be trimming and mowing at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery the week of June 27.

Those who have placed flowers and decorations around the headstones on the ground are asked to have them removed by June 27 — flowers in holders located on the headstones will not be disturbed.

Any items not removed by June 27 will be disposed of to allow the crew to mow the cemetery.

The Village is not responsible for damage of loss of decorations during ground maintenance.

For more information contact the Village Office at 394-5390.


Sunday dinner at the Wauneta Senior Center

A choice of roast beef or ham plus all the fixings will be served this Sunday at the Wauneta Senior Center.

The noon meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT. Cost for adults is $8 per person and $4 for children under 10.


Chase County Fair brochures hit the mail

Brochures containing ticket and event information for the 2011 Chase County Fair & Expo will hit mailboxes later this week.

Fair organizers said all boxholders in Chase County will receive a brochure in this week’s mailing. All boxholders and rural mail customers in Grant will also receive the ticket brochure.

In addition, anyone outside these areas who has purchased tickets in the previous three years will also receive a brochure.

This year’s Chase County Fair in Imperial will run from Sunday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Aug. 21.


Fair concert tickets go on sale June 24

Tickets for the Chase County Fair’s grandstand concerts in Imperial go on sale to the public on Friday, June 24, beginning at 8 a.m. MDT.

This year’s grandstand shows feature REO Speedwagon on Friday, Aug. 19, and Craig Morgan with special guest The Band Perry on Saturday, Aug. 20. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. MDT.

Tickets can be purchased by calling: 800-472-3247 or 308-882-5260; via the internet at:; and by mail: Chase County Fair Tickets, P.O. Box 517, Imperial, NE 69033.

Ticketed seating will be available in the grandstand and bleachers.

The popular standing-only tickets are also available.

People can join the Chase County Fair and Expo’s e-mail club to receive special offers by visiting the fair’s website.

Joining the e-mail club entitles enrollees to special promotions for fair events and concerts; the fair newsletter; insider information; and special club member offers.

New members to the club will also be entered in the fair’s ‘Win a day at the Fair’ contest.