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  • Aug. 6 a day to check school defibrillators

    Health and safety education and awareness have become a major focal point surrounding high school activities nationwide. The Nebraska Schools Activities Association  (NSAA) is working to bring awareness, best practices and educational resources to the 3...
  • Goal reached again in Feed My Starving Children effort

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 700 volunteers helped Southwest Nebraska Meals for God’s Children (SNMGC) hit their goal of packing 272,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). This marks the fifth consecutive year that SNMGC ha...
  • Osborne to headline TeamMates banquet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Area residents will have the chance to hear former Husker Football Coach and Athletic Director Tom Osborne when he travels to Imperial for a Chase County Schools TeamMates program. Osborne, also a three-term Nebraska ...
  • Fun Day gives relief on hot summer day

    Starting off the day, at right, firemen dropped the flag from the city water tower before the playing of The National Anthem. ...
  • Dispute brewing over valuation of county CREP land

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican There’s a dispute brewing in Chase County over the assessed valuation of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Owners of Chase County land enrolled in CREP feel the new 2015 assesse...
  • Fun Day water fights cool down competitors

    With temperatures in the 90s Saturday, those taking part in the water fights as part of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s Helen Fanning Memorial Fun Day didn’t mind getting drenched. Despite wearing firefighting gear, the participants were soa...
  • Imperial native witnesses history

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Seventy years ago on Aug. 6, in one week, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, signaling the beginning of the end of World War II. Keith Arterburn, a former Imperial resident, brother to the l...
  • As fair draws near, ticket sale changes occur

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With a week and a half to go before the Chase County Fair begins Aug. 9, the public should be aware of some changes in ordering tickets. First, on Saturday this weekend, the price of the Carnival Mega Ride Pass increa...
  • Man faces possible life terms in child sexual assault case

    A 41-year-old man was convicted on all three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and one count of child abuse in a Chase County District jury trial last week. The case resulted from incidents involving a minor child in Imperial during 2008. ...
  • ROOM... they’re off on Poker Run

    The numbers weren’t quite what Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman had hoped to see, but the 18 participants in this year’s Mayor’s Charity Poker Run had fun Saturday. The group took off from Imperial at 12:30 p.m. and drove around Lake McConaughy, racki...
  • Villarreal segment on ‘Nebraska Stories’ to be rebroadcast Aug. 9

    The August episode of NET’s “Nebraska Stories” will highlight the best segments from season six. One of the stories included in the upcoming program profiles Armando Villarreal of Imperial and his sports-related artwork. The final 30-minute program ...
  • ocal youth on to Galaxy of Stars at State Fair

    Winners have been announced for the Nebraska State Fair and Vision Productions, Inc., Galaxy of Stars® Talent Search Video Mail-In Contest. Also named are winners of local Participating Partner Talent Searches who have qualified to advance to the Galaxy ...
  • School alarm, grass fire summon IVFD

    One call comes during IVFD Fun Day eventsBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Firefighters from Imperial were called early last Thursday morning to an alarm at Chase County Schools, then were summoned to a grass fire during Saturday’s annual Fun Day ac...
  • Interact Club takes on school supply drive

    Imperial Interact students started a school supply drive this week as a service project to kick off their school year. Boxes for school supply donations have been established at Imperial Super Foods, Zion Lutheran Church and Chase County School. The idea ...
  • air Run in 37th year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s time to get serious about registering for the 37th Annual Chase County Fair Run. Entry fees go up after Aug. 7. The 10K, 5K, one mile run/walk and half mile kids’ run will be held Aug. 15, beginning at Chase ...
  • revor Peterson makes cut for Team Nebras

    Trevor Peterson, 13, will be in St. Louis, Mo., with his family this weekend for a big event in his young baseball life. After completion of the Pee Wee baseball season in Imperial, Trevor took part in the Ultimate Baseball Academy in Omaha July 18, wher...
  • Alma ends Senior Legion season

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Senior Legion captured an opening win in the C7 area tournament but fell to Alma twice, ending their season Tuesday night. Imperial opened the tournament at Alma against Overton Friday and came home ...
  • Strand on gold medal team at national games

    Andy Strand of Imperial, center back, was part of the gold medal team that won the AA coed volleyball division at the State Games of America (SGA) competition underway in and around Lincoln. Their Holy Hit team went 4-2 in Sunday morning’s pool play, th...
  • Budget, work with principals on tap for month ahead

    ■ Editor’s note: Starting this month, Supt. Joey Lefdal will write a monthly column year-round in The Imperial Republican that will address topics dealing with Chase County Schools (CCS). His column will appear in the last issue each month. Lefdal sta...
  • Hear Nebraska’s Good Living Tour kicks off here

    The kickoff concert of Hear Nebraska’s Good Life Tour was held in Imperial Friday night and drew about 400 people. The event featured three Nebraska bands, playing their flavor of music. Among those three were Imperial’s own Talbott Brothers, top left...