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A look at the future of wheat varieties

An early maturing wheat with excellent straw and protein, and is resistant to stripe and leaf rust, said LimaGrain’s senior wheat breeder Marla Barnett.

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Lightning strike causes fire, extensive damage to Scott Payne home

Once the insurance company makes some determinations, then they will be able to make some decisions, she said.


Hitz's behavior at graduation not sexual harassment

The front page article about the petition for the recall of Hitz on the grounds of sexual harassment in The Telegram on Thursday, June 14, sounds like a witch-hunt to us. Since when is patting a student on the back or giving them a hug upon receiving their diploma sexual harassment? We’ve just been


Old GMC truck a bond for father and daughter

Before Natalie Preikschat was old enough to go to school, she was helping her dad, John, work on old cars on the family grain farm near Balgonie, just east of Regina.


Imperial 1 takes wins over Wallace, Paxton; Imperial 2 shuts out Paxton

Jason Nelson lead the team in RBI’s with two, followed by Tyler O’Neil and Malachi Christensen, each with one.


On her third try, Sjeklocha wins Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska

After three tries for the crown, Rebel Sjeklocha, 17, won the title. Sjeklocha, of Hayes Center, graduated from Maywood High School in May. She first attended North Platte Catholic Schools. Her mother, Susan, owns Sjeklocha Veterinary Clinic in North Platte.


New code-alert system in place for Chase County

The new alert system, a mass notification system that is more user friendly, is called Rave Alert, said Duane Dreiling, Emergency Manager for Chase County.


Burlington splashers go to Oberlin

Up next for Burlington Swim Team and head coach Jeff Yager is a Northwest Kansas Swim League meet at Oberlin, Kan. Saturday, June 16, when the first swimmers will dive off the starting blocks at 8 a.m. Mountain time.


Torch run passes through Wauneta

Several Chase County residents participated in the Torch Run this past weekend.The Torch Run is the precursor to the 2018 Cornhusker State Games, which takes place July 20-29 in Lincoln and surrounding communities. Competition is offered in over 60 sports for an estimated 12,000 athletes.The first l


Imperial Juniors win over Cozad, drop one to McCook

Six runs in the second inning led Imperial Longhorns Juniors past Cozad Reds Varsity, 10-2, on Saturday. Mason Nordhausen, Trevor Peterson, Austin Laird, Brit Gockley and Braxton Mckinney all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.


Rotary satellite club established in Palisade

The group was inspired at the meeting when District Governor Jerry Milner, of Grand Island, and Governor Elect Dale Schultz, of Hastings, shared stories of international service projects as well as local partnerships and projects that make a difference in communities.


Crowd gathers to hear about hospital plan

When Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) CEO Steve Lewis was in college, he asked his father, also a hospital CEO, how they could save rural hospitals.“We’re going to take care of the folks,” Steve’s dad told him all those years ago. “Everything else will just work out.”That’s exactly the plan be


Highway work to begin between Grant and Madrid and north of Imperial

According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, state maintenance forces will begin the Highway 23 project on Monday, June 18, starting at the Highway 23/Highway 61 junction at the south end of Grant and continuing 10 miles to Madrid.


Celebration of Summer this weekend

Burlington’s 17th annual Celebration of Summer, which includes a car, bike and antique tractor show and a few new events, revs up at 5 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Old Town, 420 S. 14th St., and continues at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Parmer Park, located at the south end of Mike Lounge Drive.


Fans turn out for Husker Nation coaches tour

Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander was scheduled for Imperial but Held, a former Husker player, stepped in for him.


Crowd gathers to hear about new hospital plans

When Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) CEO Steve Lewis was in college, he asked his father, also a hospital CEO, how they could save rural hospitals.


Paving project set for US 34 in southwest Nebraska

BENKELMAN, Neb. (AP) - Work is scheduled to begin June 18 on U.S. Highway 34, south of Benkelman in southwest Nebraska.


Kugler introduces new product timing app

McCOOK, Neb. — Kugler Co.’s liquid fertilizer products FOR improving plant health and crop yield is even easier to select and use their products with the introduction of its new “Kugler Timing, Application and Product Recommendation” app.Available as a free download from the App Store or Google Play


Meetings scheduled for possible new hospital

“We don’t have a cost of the building yet, but we will give an estimate on how property taxes will be affected,” Lewis added.


Celebration of Summer at Parmer Park June 15 and 16

Plan to attend a fun-filled weekend at Burlington’s 17th annual Celebration of Summer slated Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, when there will be a car, motorcycle and antique tractor show, along with a smorgasbord of events to take in at Old Town, 420 S. 14th St., and Parmer Park, which is locat