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  • Crush team chalks up season’s first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial Crush outhit their opponents from North Platte Sunday, and were helped by two ninth inning errors to win their first game of the season in three starts.    Crush took a 7-6 win in a two hour and 45-m...
  • ‘Slice Fore Life’ golf benefit raises $11,000 for healthcare

        The second annual “Slice Fore Life” golf benefit, sponsored by the Chase County Hospital Foundation, raised $11,000 to help boost healthcare in the area.     The event was held at the Enders Lake Golf Course Saturday.     Funds raised at ...
  • Final fundraiser hoped to complete new playground equipment funding

        Campbell Park is a much more active place over the last few weeks with the addition of a new playground.     The city of Imperial received a partial grant for the playground equipment from the Peter Kiewit Foundation and groups have been working...
  • Auditions this week for musical

        Director Jeremy Vlasin has announced that auditions for “Big River,” the story of Huck Finn as originally written by Mark Twain, will be held today (Thursday) and Friday.    Auditions will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Chase County Schools au...
  • Volunteer chairman still looking for help next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Filling next week’s SCORE science camps in and around Imperial with volunteers is a major undertaking.    That’s especially true this year, with attendance records easily broken with about 350 youths regi...
  • SCORE camp to welcome more than 350 youths for week of science learning

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    The schedules are out, SCORE T-shirts in the closets and a lot of anticipation in the air as the Imperial Grade School Foundation sponsors its every-other-year science camps next week.    SCORE stands for Sci...
  • FVC starting to feel at home in new office headquarters

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism said they’re beginning to feel at home in their new headquarters in Imperial.     Chism and his staff moved from their old offices across the street at 143 ...
  • City officials looking to fill vacant council seat

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial Mayor Annie Longan is looking for a few good men and women to consider an appointment to the city council.    That became necessary Monday night, when the council formally accepted a resignation lett...
  • Christensen pleased LB430 signed into law

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    As the sponsor of LB430, which made changes to Nebraska’s Concealed Handgun Permit Act, State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial is pleased that Gov. Mike Johanns signed it into law last week.    Christensen...
  • Council takes low bid on summer’s lift station, water main projects

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A Broken Bow, Neb., firm submitted the low bid on two major public works projects in Imperial this summer, and that bid was accepted by council members Monday night.    Myers Construction, Inc., will be in th...
  • Services held for longtime businessman Walt Hofman

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    One of Imperial’s oldest businessmen, Walt Hofman, 92, passed away at his home last Thursday, June 4.    Hofman and his brother, Vic, were best known for the welding and machine shop they operated togethe...
  • Russells want safety for young family

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    A small town ...
  • Harchelroad dealership not in danger of losing GM franchise

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    With franchise termination letters going to 1,200 General Motors dealers across the country recently, Harchelroad Motors, Inc., in Imperial and Wauneta will not be among those receiving one.     Sid Harchel...
  • Imperial site for CDL workshop

        The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise will offer a “Beginners CDL—Guide to the Written Exams” two-day workshop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 22-23 at the Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus in Imperial.     This is an instructi...
  • ‘Train the Trainer’ workshop draws 28 participants here

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It was a full room at the Lied Imperial Public Library June 3, when 28 people from southwest Nebraska learned how to be better presenters and trainers.    Thanks in part to a state grant and other financial s...
  • Lee joins Holyoke Enterprise staff

        Born and raised in Nebraska, then educated in Missouri, Chris Lee now calls Colorado home as he joined The Holyoke Enterprise staff as a reporter this week.    Known by many as c lee, rather than Chris, Lee comes to Holyoke, Colo. from Salisbury...
  • Football 101 emphasizes football details, cancer awareness

    Hut one. Hut two. Hike.Yes, I was among the 1000 Husker fans who spent the day with UNL football coaches and a few players, getting a first-hand lesson on the game.Warm-up exercises, drills, blocking technique, punting, long snaps, offense, defense, runni...
  • Let’s put our best foot forward this weekend

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher    Saturday promises to be be a busy day in Imperial. The day starts off with city-wide garage sales. In the morning, hundreds of youth will converge on the fairgrounds for the Progressive Agricult...
  • Imperial takes second in swim meet opener

        Imperial’s first swim meet of the 2009 season is in the books, after the team placed second in Saturday’s opener in Bird City, Kan.    It was a fairly large meet, drawing six teams from Nebraska and Kansas.    Atwood, Kan., won the meet w...
  • Senior girls’ softball 2-1 on season so far

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s senior girls’ softball team is 2-1 so far this season as it competes in the Tri-County South League. Coach is Denise Smith.    The team opened its season May 28 with a 12-4 win at Atwood, Kan.,...