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  • Night of fun draws alumni Saturday

    It was a chance to reminisce as Chase County High School alumni and guests attended the annual banquet Saturday. Among the special guests, both members of the Class of 1945, at right, were Stan and Shirley Smith of Imperial. Putting the alumni events toge...
  • Hunt is on at library

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Get to know the Lied Imperial Public Library and win prizes. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a scavenger hunt in the library during June, with prizes awarded in each of four age groups, from tiny tots throug...
  • Community responds to call for blood donations

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Blood donors in the Imperial area responded to the Red Cross call for an extra effort in giving blood during the busy summer season. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer vacation season, and the start of ...
  • Some postal rates going up May 31

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While the first-class postage rate of 49 cents (for first ounce) is staying the same price, several other United States Postal Service (USPS) rates are rising this Sunday. May 31 is the official date for the latest po...
  • TeamMates concludes year, looking for more mentors

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A towering stack of pizza boxes was quickly reduced to crumbs as mentors and mentees celebrated the end of the school year and the 2014-2015 TeamMates program May 20. The program pairs adults and school children, givi...
  • Linda Nelson recognized by state respiratory therapists

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Linda Nelson tried to keep it a secret. She was honored that she was recently named Greater Nebraska Respiratory Therapist of the Year, but she didn’t want publicity. However, Nelson, who is a respiratory therapist ...
  • Rain fills Champion Lake to its banks

    Plentiful rains this month have filled Champion Lake to its maximum level. Champion residents indicate the lake has been at its maximum for two to three weeks and the excess water has been running out to the east over the spillway. Over the holiday weeken...
  • Third case of highly pathogenic avian influenza found in state

    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a third case of highly patho...
  • Legislature’s independent thinking a refreshing change

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Nebraska’s a conservative state, no doubt about it. With the composition of the officially non-partisan Nebraska Legislature weighted heavily in favor of Republicans, one would hardly expect to see some of the l...
  • Numbers already above 2014 for Saturday’s Joggin’ for Frogmen

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Race Director Kelsey Owens already has more preregistered than last year for Saturday’s second annual Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K race in Imperial. Hoping to top last year’s 75 participants in the 5K, she was already...
  • Girls medal in four events, finish eighth in Class C

      Three Chase Co. school records set in Omaha By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican There will always be the “what-ifs,” but Chase County Lady Longhorn fans couldn’t have asked for much more from their team at last week’s state meet in Omaha....
  • Sprint cars coming to Holyoke

    Sprint cars will join the regular IMCA divisions for an action-packed show at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., this Friday and Saturday. Blood Sweat and Tears’ Colorado Alliance Mod/Stock Tour will liven up the action. Race fans can also look ...
  • Longhorns find competition stiff at state meet

    Senior Luhrs goes out with high jump medal By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As expected, Chase County found the Class C boys’ competition stiff at Friday and Saturday’s state track meet in Omaha. Qualifying in four events, the team ended up with...
  • More college graduates with ties to Imperial

    News on more college graduates is rolling in. Below are two associated with Imperial.Sagan Carman Sagan Carman, daughter of Melanie Carman and Brian Carman, both of Imperial, graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law May 9....
  • Three on all-star basketball teams for North Platte contests

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Graduated seniors Jeff Dickey, Travis Luhrs and Paige Spady will play in the Mid-Plains Area All Star Games next Friday, June 5, at the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium in North Platte. Action on June 5 starts with the girl...
  • Which way do we go?

    About 30 youth took advantage of the Chase County Community Hospital’s annual bike safety clinic in Imperial May 21. The youth, all required to wear helmets, underwent a training session before they were allowed to ride on a street with an instructor. A...
  • Local trooper among law offers recognized by MADD

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Trooper Bryan Walter of Imperial was among law enforcement officers in Nebraska recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at the group’s 16th annual ceremony in Lincoln May 19. The awards honored and recogn...
  • Saturday’s alumni banquet expected to draw over 200

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County High School alumni who graduated in years ending in “5” will be the guests of honor this Saturday at the alumni association’s annual banquet and program. While the association has 215 alumni and gue...
  • Christian group, country show openers complete fair lineup

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fair organizers completed the entertainment lineup for this year’s fair with the selection of the group for the Christian Family Show and openers for both nights of country music. Alex McNair, entertainment cha...
  • Valuation notices hit mail next week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Next week, County Assessor Dotty Bartels will be mailing valuation notices for the 2015 tax year. People who don’t get a notice can consider themselves fortunate because that means the valuation of their property...

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