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  • Bart’s Corner now open for business

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican One of Imperial’s landmark business locations got new life last week when Bart’s Corner officially opened their doors for business. The new business includes a convenience store and fuel for both automobiles an...
  • Some of utility department’s load management equipment repaired

    No more manual shut off of pivots needed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s rash of storms this summer has left a lot of property owners with damaged buildings and vehicles. Government entities have not been immune, as those damage report...
  • Preliminary school budget shows jump in property taxes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Property taxes to support Chase County Schools will be up next year, based on the preliminary 2011-12 budget reviewed by board members at their Aug. 9 meeting. Cuts in state aid and no federal stimulus money like the ...
  • Hello campaign season, here we go

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor First of all, welcome to the Chase County Fair if you are a visitor to our community. We are glad to have you here! For those of you who live here, I hope you’ve been able to get some rest. The busy, ...
  • Faulty smoke detector keeps fire department running

    Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department made three trips to Chase County Schools Monday morning after being called when school fire alarms went off. Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said when a school alarm is activated, it automatically rings into the ...
  • Longhorn softball team is first up with season opener

    Home opener is Aug. 26 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s been a short week and a half of practice for the Chase County Schools’ softball team. But that kind of matches the Nebraska high school softball season, which runs a short six weeks be...
  • First triathlon fun to watch, participate in

    By Randy VlasinChase County Community Hospital The first annual CHEWs (Chase Healthcare Employee Wellness) Triathlon was held last Saturday at the Imperial Public Pool and Chase County Schools complex. A total of 45 individuals competed in this new eve...
  • Board passes sportsmanship policy; effective 2011-12 year

    Initially proposed as handbook guidelines, board makes it policy By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican None of the nine Chase County Schools board of education members were against adopting a set of sportsmanship guidelines for the athletic handbook. How...
  • Practices underway for two more fall sports

    Volleyball and cross country athletes at Chase County Schools started fall practices Monday. Above, volleyball players, from left, Bethany Sorensen, Shannon Liewer and Chantal Heathers, practice their passing skills Monday morning. The volleyball players ...
  • New look in Longhorn gym

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Visitors to the Chase County Schools Longhorn gym will notice a new look this school year. Banners for the six SPVA members were hung on the north wall last week. Lorain Vires said, “I’ve wanted them for years. Th...
  • Fair photo contest winners announced

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Lisa Jones of Grant took Best of Show in the Chase County Fair 2011 Photography Contest. She received $75 for her effort. Organizer Sherri Clevenger said about 75 entries were received this year. “We keep getting mo...
  • Work proceeds on school track

    Work is progressing on the track improvements and relocation of the jumping pits at the Chase County Schools’ athletic complex. Above, workers with McAtee Construction of Sterling, Colo., were shoveling in fill dirt around one of the runways Monday. As ...
  • MPCC fund-raising car on display Saturday at fair

    Mid-Plains Community College’s 1972 Dodge Challenger will be on display at the Car Nutz Cruiz-In at the Chase County Fair in Imperial from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 20. The car will be raffled at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show ...
  • Sponsor appreciation supper kicks off fair week

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  • Trucks ready for the show with new shine

    Tinker Raasch went all out for this year’s truck show at the fair Saturday, bringing in a detailing outfit from Wildwood, Fla., A Cut Above Polish Shop specializes in shining up the metal on trucks in preparation for truck shows. Jimmy Dandridge, owner ...
  • First positive case of West Nile confirmed

    A Dawson County man in his 20s tested positive for West Nile Virus according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He was not hospitalized. It’s the first positive human case seen so far this season. “It’s well understood ...
  • Some areas hit in June hailstorm battered again

    By Russ Pankonin and Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican When a Father’s Day hailstorm hammered most of the crops in a line from west of Lamar southeast into Dundy County, farmers needed to decide whether to replant or just take their losses and look t...
  • Hastings firm to serve as Imperial keno operator

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Keno in Imperial took another step forward Monday as the city council approved a Hastings firm to operate the lottery game here, as well as authorizing the playing of keno in the city. The council also approved a reso...
  • Police will allow very limited use of golf carts at county fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the Chase County Fair just days away, local residents are reminded that use of golf carts on public streets is against state law. In fact, earlier this year, the city council reversed a directive by a previous co...
  • Fair is annual celebration of friends, home, accomplishments, adventure

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s hard to believe that the 126th annual Chase County Fair is around the corner, and that the population of the county will increase dramatically with all of the visitors. That is, unless you’re someone who wi...

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