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  • Use of pool extends beyond ‘summer’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The beginning of the school year used to mean the end of swimming at the Imperial city pool. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of the city of Imperial and Chase County Schools (CCS), the new pool on East 9th Stre...
  • K-12 enrollment shoots up by 25 students in third day report

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Supt. Matt Fisher was pleasantly surprised this week when the enrollment count after three days of classes showed an increase of 25 students compared to the third day of class last year. The school doesn’t report it...
  • Another young life lost in Sunday night accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial is reeling again this week from the loss of another one of its young ones, 16-year-old Adrian Marquez. The Chase County Schools sophomore died from injuries suffered in a Sunday night accident, northwest of I...
  • Dr. Boyer leaving to assist North Platte family practice

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Thursday, Aug. 20, marked the final day of work for Dr. Steve Boyer at the Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic. Boyer, who lives in Mullen, will join the States Family Practice in North Platte. Boyer origin...
  • FVC completes record year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “Wow!” That’s how Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism opened his report to patrons Saturday during the annual meeting for the fiscal year that closed Jan. 31, 2009. Chism said the completed fiscal ...
  • Chamber promotes tennis shoe caring tree

    One of the projects carried out this month by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s promotion committee included a tennis shoe caring tree, seeking donations for the purchase of school tennis shoes for those that may not be able to afford them. Trees were ...
  • Winners announced in 8th annual antique tractor pull

    By Russ Pankonin.The Imperial Republican. This year’s antique tractor pull marked the eighth year the event has been held to complete fair week. The event was held Sunday, Aug. 16 and wrapped up fair events. This year’s pull, put on by the Platte Va...
  • Annual Nebraska Rural Health Conference coming to Kearney

    “Rural Can’t Wait—Making Change Work for Rural Nebraska” is the theme for this year’s Nebraska Rural Health Conference scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. The annual conference pro...
  • McCook group, 4 Hyms, leads Christian show

    A McCook-based group, 4 Hyms, were the featured group at this year’ Christian Family Show Wednesday night of the fair. The group performed to a large crowd in front of the grandstands and offered up many favorites of the crowd during their show. The e...
  • School numbers here good news

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Classes at Chase County Schools got underway last week, and something we all should be interested in is how the enrollment looks. Because, in most cases, how the school does reflects its community. Happ...
  • A.B.A.T.E. chapter serves fair breakfasts

    Getting breakfast on the Chase County fairgrounds is a sure bet if people head to the local A.B.A.T.E. chapter’s breakfast. Each year, the motorcyle chapter serves up breakfast on the grounds from Thursday through Saturday morning. Here, volunteers dish...
  • Kids’ rodeo creates smiles

    The kids’ stick horse rodeo Tuesday of fair week always brings plenty of smiles, both on the faces of the kids and adults alike. At left, the young buckaroos try to guide a ball towards the pen with nothing more than a fly swatter. All of the youth part...
  • 6th annual Corvette Classic registers 215 cars

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The 6th annual Chase County Corvette Classic just continues to grow. Held during the fair on Saturday, Aug. 15, more than 200 cars registered for the show. The event is sponsored by Harchelroad Motors, Inc., and th...
  • Classic car show bigger than ever

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The CarNutz Cruize-in car show at the Chase County Fair this year attracted entries from as far away as Oregon, but the majority were from the Southwest Nebraska-Kansas-Colorado area. Organizer Doug Reinke said he di...
  • Bishop immersed in Chinese for over year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Brandon Bishop of Imperial returned to the University of Wyoming (UW) in Laramie last week, he wasn’t sure how easily he’d slip back into American culture after a year and one-half in China. He did know that ...
  • Fair’s Fun Run draws most participants ever

    New women’s 5K record set By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The 2009 Chase County Fair Run drew the most runners in race history with 123 registered for the event Saturday, Aug. 15. Another record-setter that day was Michelle (Dill) May, who set a ...
  • Low numbers drop softball

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Since high school practices started last week, there had been just seven girls committed to play on the high school softball team this fall. Due to those low numbers, administrators met with Head Coach Denise Smith la...
  • Grade 3-6 flag football sets first practice for Sept. 12

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Boys and girls in grades 3-6 interested in flag football will hold their first practice for the season on Saturday, Sept. 12. Combined with that first practice will be a meeting for the parents and players that will s...
  • FCA to organize Aug. 31

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will get organized for the school year on Monday, Aug. 31, with a cookout and meeting at the school. The cookout will start at 6:30 p.m., and all high school students, coache...
  • Longhorn football scrimmage Friday night

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Football fans rejoice—the season starts next Friday but fans can get a look at the 2009 Longhorns Friday night. The ’Horns will hold their annual sports drink scrimmage on the new football field this Friday, be...