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  • Imperial holds annual swim meet Saturday

    Imperial’s swimming pool was a beehive of activity Saturday morning when the swim team held their annual meet at the pool. Teams from Imperial, Perkins County, Benkelman, Atwood, Kan., and St. Francis, Kan. competed in the meet. Here, these girls get of...
  • Morgan Peterson will get another chance at Coors Field Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Bruce Peterson family will be in Denver again this weekend for the Pitch, Hit and Run Team Championships, where their daughter and sister, Morgan, will be competing. It’s becoming a familiar trip for ...
  • Chase County players on winning West All-Star Team

    MaKenna Ketter and Paige Spady were big contributors in Saturday’s West Nebraska All-Star volleyball match in Scottsbluff. Both Chase County graduates were on the winning West Team, too, that won three of the five sets. Stats from the game show Ketter ...
  • Legion teams still looking for first wins

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior and Senior Legion baseball teams are still looking for their first wins of the season after losses to McCook and Broken Bow last week. Pitching depth and inconsistent hitting have hampered both ...
  • Longhorn trio part of victorious West Team

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The West Team in Saturday’s West Nebraska All-Star Football Game took a dominating 25-7 win at the annual gridiron contest in Scottsbluff. The West Team, which included three graduated Chase County seniors on its ro...
  • Locals shine in last weekend’s races at Phillips Co. Raceway

    Friday night at the races proved to be another good show for the hometown crowd in Holyoke, Colo., when locals Colt Gibbs and Garrett Sporhase took the checkered flag in their hobby stock and mÅvening. A number of drivers parked their cars in front of th...
  • Another science camp under belt

    Volunteers, students, presenters and staff poured into Chase County last week for the 27th SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp. The theme was “Go Wild With Science,” focusing on plant and animal science. “It was another great exp...
  • Sen. Hughes gets first year under his belt

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Freshman 44th District Senator Dan Hughes of Venango went to Lincoln with a pretty good understanding of how Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature worked. What he didn’t anticipate was just how intense the session w...
  • K-6 guidance counselor resigns; second new activity bus ordered

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Another resignation from Chase County Schools staff showed up on Tuesday night’s CCS board agenda. Shannon Waggoner. grade K-6 guidance counselor, said in her letter of resignation delivered last week that she will ...
  • Fireworks on Fourth this year; Fun Day on July 25

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the Fourth of July falling on Saturday, members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) will shoot off fireworks on the actual holiday again this year, July 4. At times in recent years, the department ha...
  • There’s so much on tap as SCORE camp arrives

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The 27th SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) is well underway, with youths in grades one through six experiencing many different aspects of animal and plant life this year. “Go Wild with Science” i...
  • Scott’s Pump Service readying for Imperial opening this week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican By the end of this week, Scott’s Pump Service should be ready to begin operations at their new Imperial location along Hwy. 61 in the Cornerstone Development. Scott Moser of Bridgeport, owner of the business, sai...
  • Wauneta rallies to kick off BRAN 35

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The much anticipated arrival of BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) has come and gone in Wauneta.   According to BRAN officials, there were 460 riders preregistered for this year’s 35th annual ride. There were als...
  • Imperial man jailed for alleged possession of child pornography

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A Chase County employee for nearly 21 years remains in jail this week after his arrest June 2 on alleged possession of child pornography, a Class III felony. Charles (Chuck) Eberhardt, 55, who has worked as a Chase Co...
  • It’s a Smith reunion at 2015 SCORE camp

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Marla Smith of Imperial has been the director of the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) for 27 years, but this year is a first for her. She has three great-nephews, all seven years old, attending the ...
  • Bird flu virus nixes fair’s poultry shows

    By Dharma Blake-ColeThe Wauneta Breeze After much consultation with Nebraska Extension and poultry industry leaders, the  Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) cancelled all poultry events across Nebraska through Jan 1, 2016. The ban includes all eve...
  • Imperial’s Knobbe on cover of national FFA publication

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A look at the cover of the FFA organization’s national magazine yields a familiar face to Imperial residents. Jared Knobbe, a 2012 graduate of Chase County Schools and now a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student, i...
  • Bomgaars Grand Opening called big success

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Based on the vehicles in the parking lot most of last week, Imperial’s new Bomgaars store had a successful Grand Opening. Store Manager Janelle Read agreed. “We had a really good turnout. I’d like to thank the...
  • Beautiful spring morning greets Garden Tour participants

    The 45 people who participated in Saturday morning’s six-stop Garden Tour in Imperial couldn’t have scheduled a nicer day. For a three-hour period that morning, participants could leisurely stop at the different residential gardens in Imperial to view...
  • Art, music soothing combination

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A newly-formed art committee is planning the First Chase County Clinic Art Exhibit Opening, scheduled for June 19. The paintings of Sara Stretesky will be on exhibit from that date until July 31. Crystal Ferebee, admi...