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Chappell family visits namesake town


Ryan Hermens

The Chappell family from Washington, D.C. – including, from left, Chas Chappell, Cate Chappell and Charles Henry Chappell IV – visit the town named for their family Thursday.

The great grandson of the man Chappell was named for visited the community in western Deuel County this week.

Charles Henry Chappell IV lives in a suburb near Washington, D.C., and last visited Chappell 35 years ago with his father – Charles Henry III.

For the next week, he'll be retracting the trip throughout Nebraska and Colorado that he took with his father in 1980 with his own children, Chas, 12, and Cate, 9.

"I wanted to take them to see Chappell," he said. "It was named after my great grandpa."

The family stopped at the Chappell Memorial Library to meet with residents for an hour be...

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