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  • Participate in new fair events

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two new events have been added to the Chase County Fair’s lineup this year. Both are guaranteed to draw crowds. “Got Talent?” will be held Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. in the open air pavillion. The talent show is open to ...
  • Another great show; $1,700 still sought

    The weather for this year’s fireworks show, held on Friday, July 3, was just perfect, with not even a whisper of wind to drift the booming shells. In the photo above, the smoke from the shells remains suspended against the black sky. In the finale, the ...
  • IVFD Fun Day at football field this year

    Three hours of family fun planned for Saturday By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Announcement was made this week that the annual Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s Fun Day will be at a new location. This Saturday’s July 4 event will be held at...
  • Luhrs appointed to council seat

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Lynn Luhrs is joining the Imperial city council as its newest member. At a special meeting Friday morning, Mayor Annie Longan’s appointment of Luhrs was approved by the other three council members, Sue Moore, Chad Y...
  • Fourth of July means a little more now to Stan Cross

    1910 news story tells of great, great grandfather’s role in standing watch over Lincoln’s body By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican America’s most patriotic holiday arrives this weekend—the Fourth of July. For Stan Cross of Lamar, it will likely...
  • Wallace man $1 million winner in Power Play

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel The community of Wallace was highlighted last week when one of its residents became a millionaire. Scott Leatherman was the winner of $1 million on June 20 with his Powerball ticket with a Power Play prize. Leatherma...
  • On Broadway ceases operation

    Plans for restaurant up in the air for now By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s On Broadway restaurant at 415 Broadway closed their doors as of Monday, June 29. The local group of investors behind the restaurant, On Broadway, LLC, decid...
  • Federal conservation programs available for wetlands

    Have recent heavy rains drowned crops, made day-to-day farming operations difficult? With the persistent and heavy rains this spring, many wetlands in southwestern Nebraska are once again full of water. Wetlands have many functional values such as bein...
  • Nebraskans named to key USDA positions

    A former Lt. Governor of Nebraska and the current Acting Director of the Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) have been appointed to major positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Maxine Moul, who served as Lt. Governor from 1990 to 1993, was name...
  • CommUNITY spirit still alive, well

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher They say adversity, disasters and tragedies really bring a community together. Last week’s storms can’t truly be called disasters and, thank God,  there were no real tragedies. But the aftermath ...
  • Imperial swim team has weekend break before hosting qualifying meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After its attendance by more than 60 elementary and high school basketball players, it appears Chase County Schools will be bringing back The “Chute” shooting camp. Head Longhorn Girls Coach Marc Mroczek, who coor...
  • Tourney next week to conclude competitive Little League season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The end-of-season tournament will conclude Imperial’s Little League boys’ baseball season next week at Schroeder Park. First round games will be played Monday at 7:30 p.m., with the 7:30 p.m. championship and 5:30...
  • Pee Wee 2 team on six-game winning streak

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Except for their first game of the season in late May, Imperial’s Pee Wee 2 baseball team has won all of its games this season. The season has been highlighted with six consecutive wins since June 3, most recently a...
  • Pony girls in league tourney this week

    Imperial’s two Pony league girls’ softball teams started play in the Tri-County Youth League tournament on Wednesday this week in Sutherland, and actually were paired up to play each other in the first round game at 6 p.m. MT. The Imperial 2 team, a...
  • Imperial Crush at home next two games

    Imperial Crush will be playing its next two games at home on July 5 and 12 at the Campbell field. After having no game on the schedule last weekend, Crush is gearing up for a rematch with Haxtun, Colo., this Sunday, July 5, at 5 p.m. The local wood bat te...
  • T-ball programs introduce youngsters to baseball, softball

    Close to 50 boys and girls participated in this summer’s T-ball baseball and softball programs in Imperial, which concluded this week with the final girls’ session on Tuesday and the boys’ concluding on Wednesday. During the month of June, the group...
  • Callahan and Frasier compete at state rodeo finals

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Jesse Callahan and Shelby Fraiser, both from Imperial, completed their high school rodeo season last weekend at the state finals in Hastings. For Callahan, it was the final rodeo of his high school career after gra...
  • Juveniles apprehended in Imperial after wild night of events

    CodeRED issued to warn city residents By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three juveniles who apparently escaped from The Boys and Girls  Home of Nebraska in North Platte last week ended up in custody of law officers in Imperial. After the trio had a...
  • Fair musical changed, rehearsals in progress

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Tickets for the Chase County Fair’s musical have been printed, but the name has been changed. Instead of “Big River,” the Imperial Community Players will be presenting “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” The change wa...
  • Manor/Parkview-Heights sets up foundation for outdoor projects

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The staff and residents of Imperial Manor/Parkview-Heights have established the Life Enhancement Fund to “Make fresh air and sunshine easily accessible to everyone.” The idea was born about a year ago when the sta...