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  • Chase County Hospital’s triathlon coming Aug. 2

    The annual Chase County Community Hospital “CHEWS It or Lose It” Amateur Triathlon is to be held in Imperial on Saturday, Aug. 2. The acronym CHEWS stands for Chase Healthcare Employee Wellness Program. While the CHEWS program is related to healthcar...
  • Strong showing by Imperial runners at Grant’s Firecracker Run

    A total of 228 runners took part in the 2014 edition of the Firecracker 5k Run in Grant on July 4. There were seven divisions in both the men’s and women’s category with the top three runners recognized in each division. Overall winner were both from ...
  • Teams clash in Imperial-only Pee Wee game

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial’s two Pee Wee baseball teams met in an Imperial-only game Monday night at Schroeder Park. The younger Imperial Black team overcame Orange in an 11-7 contest. Imperial Black combined for nine hits in thei...
  • Wauneta native working to make a difference

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Linda Egle, a Wauneta High School alum, is using her affinity to rural life to make a difference in the lives of women and girls around the globe. She had the vision for what would become Eternal Threads in 1988. ...
  • Garages, concession stand broken into over Fourth

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Three break-ins in Imperial were reported to the Imperial Police Department on Saturday. Police Chief Ryan Wisnieski said two garages were broken into in northeast Imperial on July 4-5 between 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a...
  • Area counties beginning to see more marijuana violations

    ■ Perkins County officials seeing effects of Colorado marijuana law. PAGE 14. By Tim Linscott Grant Tribune Sentinel Sheriff: Chase County not seeing big uptick in drug cases (yet) In describing the amount of large drug busts Deuel County has seen...
  • Fair brochures hit the mail next week

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican This year’s Chase County Fair & Expo brochure will start hitting mail boxes early next week. The eight-page four-color brochure highlights the entertainment booked for the Christian, rock and country conce...
  • Kansas rejects N-CORPE decision

    Nebraska seeking 100 percent credit for augmentation pumping By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican It came as no surprise when Kansas officially rejected an arbiter’s findings on the N-CORPE augmentation project in Lincoln County. In May, Arbitra...
  • City getting ready for fireworks show

    Donations still being sought for July 4 show By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Friday night will be a big night in the community as the city hosts its annual July 4 fireworks show at the Chase County Fairgrounds. Members of the Imperial Volunteer ...
  • Fourteen-year-old Josie Peterson on way to MLB’s All-Star Game

    CCS sophomore is shooting for national Pitch, Hit, Run title By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican It’s a feat no one from Chase County has accomplished. It’s only the fifth time for a Nebraska youth. Josie Peterson, 14, has qualified for the nati...
  • Vocal music camp to be offered in Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Two former Imperial residents are returning in August to sponsor training in vocal and performance technique during the Imperial Summer Music Camp in August. Lisa Hampton of Fort Worth, Texas and Cheri Lamperes of ...
  • Fundraising begins for splash pad

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The city of Imperial has embarked on a pledge drive to create a splash pad for water fun at the old pool site at Campbell Park. Jason Tuller, Community Development Director, said the splash pad could cost up to $20...
  • Palisade man sentenced to 15 years for producing child pornography

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Jerald Vrbas, 60, of Palisade was sentenced Monday in United States District Court for producing child pornography. U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Vrbas to 15 years in federal prison for taking sex...
  • Hearing on street assessments Monday

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican One of the agenda items at Monday’s 6 p.m. city council meeting is a public hearing for setting special assessments for Sage Addition property owners and others bordering West 12th St., where new streets were lai...
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  • School to implement TeamMates mentoring program this fall

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Transforming lives. That’s what TeamMates is all about. Chase County Schools (CCS) will join the program this fall when 10 fifth grade students will receive mentoring from adult community members. TeamMates’ m...
  • Fundraiser nets nearly $1,000 for Pilger

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  • It’s tasty, it’s nutritious, it’s local

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Years ago Valerie Paschall of Trenton worked at the Johnny Walker Boys Ranch near Culbertson, thrilling the residents with her special granola for breakfast. A friend so admired the granola that he told Paschall sh...
  • Cinema scene

    “The Fault in Our Stars” (PG-13)—Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them—and us—on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculou...
  • Talbott Brothers open Omaha concert in front of 45,000

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