Brenda Thayer | Courtesy Photo

Brenda Thayer of Champion earned  Grand Champion and the $100 award for her photo, above, titled “Champion Mill” in the Chase County Community Hospital Foundation’s “Images of Nebraska” photo contest.

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Three of Nebraska’s Supreme Court justices spent four days last week traveling around Nebraska to interact with county officials, judges and employees on how to better Nebraska’s court system. Here, Chase County Commissioner Chuck Vette, center, and Nebraska Chief Justice Michael Heavican, left, visit with District Judge David Urbom during last Wednesday’s visit to Imperial. Other areas stops included courthouses at Hayes Center, Benkelman, Grant, Stockville and McCook. Supreme Court Justices Bill Cassel and Stephanie Stacy accompanied the Heavican entourage on the tour.

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Wauneta-Palisade freshman Zoey Boos takes a barrel during the exhibition barrel racing Monday night at the Chase County Fair.
    Tuesday night was the Ranch Rodeo, bringing in cowboys from across southwest Nebraska.
    Results from these and many more events will be available in next week’s Breeze and the upcoming Johnson Publications Fair Tab.

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Among the many descendants of John C. and Sarah Kitt taking part in the 2017 Harvest Fest parade were those riding on the grand marshal float including, from left, John Clayton Kitt of British Columbia Canada, Bob Kitt and Clint McCallum of Wauneta and Howard Kitt of Oregon.

Local News

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
 
The Chase County Fair picked up steam Monday with the 4-H Dog Show. Pam Gaston, pictured above, judged the event and gave pointers to particpants like Damon Spady, pictured. The fair kicked off Sunday with the 4-H Horse Show. Additional Monday events included the 4-H Companion Animal, Rabbit and Poultry Shows. The day wrapped up with Barrel Racing in the evening.

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A year’s worth of planning will come to fruition this week as the Chase County Fair & Expo gets into full swing. The grounds are already buzzing with activities, from 4-H judging and competition to the opening of the expo Wednesday. Here, Josh Burke of Imperial, puts up a pair of the benefactor flags that line the walkway and entrance on the grounds.

The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees met for its regular August meeting last Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Sports

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications   
Wauneta-Palisade freshman Zoey Boos takes a barrel during the exhibition barrel racing Monday night at the Chase County Fair.
    Tuesday night was the Ranch Rodeo, bringing in cowboys from across southwest Nebraska.
    Results from these and many more events will be available in next week’s Breeze and the upcoming Johnson Publications Fair Tab.

Nebraska Sports Council will host Nebraska’s longest-running mud/obstacle race, The Mud Run, Saturday, Aug. 26 at Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln. The fun begins at 9 a.m.

Hunters are reminded that state recreation areas (SRA) are closed to hunting until Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Ag & Business

Ag economist and farmer Brent Gloy of Grant thinks the downturn in the ag economy may soon be behind us.

The 2017 Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) raffle car, a 1965 Chevrolet Impala, will be on display in Trenton on Friday. It will be part of the 11th annual Dam Car Show at the Good Life Marina.

Officials with NCORPE reacted with shock and surprise when their request for proposals (RFP) for wind and/or solar projects on its 16,000 acres of land failed to draw even one proposal.

School

Summer is almost over, and school is back in session.

One of the main action items discussed at the regular August Wauneta-Palisade Schools board meeting were track upgrades.

Christi Christner | Johnson Publications

Wauneta-Palisade School’s football team started practice Monday focusing on technique, team work and learning plays. Pictured, from left, Colton Barrett and Austen Rozelle work on various plays the team will use throughout the football season.

Summer is coming to an end, and the time for students to start learning in a classroom setting is right around the corner. Students first official day of classes are August 17.

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