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  • Seize the opportunity

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher I’ve lived in Chase County for nearly 30 years now and spent my youth growing up across the line in Perkins County. I witnessed the farm expansion in the late’70s, the bust that hit the farm econo...
  • Sales tax in first quarter of 2011 tops $93,000

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial city sales tax receipts continue to hold their own based on reports from the first quarter of 2011. According to the Nebraska Department of Revenue, Imperial had receipts of $93,713.28 during January, Februar...
  • Fair Christian show to feature Caballero

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The band Caballero, composed of a father and three sons, will appear at the Chase County Fair Aug. 17 for the Christian Family Show. Caballero, meaning “gentlemen” in Spanish, was officially formed in 2003, with i...
  • Area’s historic role along the Texas Trail showcased for tour

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze McCook’s Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival took a westward tilt this year, teaming up with the Chase County Historical Society for a walk back in time along a couple of stretches of the historic Texas Trail. Between th...
  • June: time for T-Ball

    On a perfect evening in June, what better place is there to be than the ball park? During June, anyone looking for an hour of pure enjoyment can stop by the Schroeder Park ball fields and watch youngsters in Imperial’s T-Ball Program learn the fundament...
  • Imperial Juniors go 1-4 in action last week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Last week proved tough on the Junior Legion team, winning just one in five starts. On Thursday, June 9, the team dropped a doubleheader to McCook’s B team—0-5, 0-10. On Friday, June 10, the Juniors got their...
  • High school rodeo season ends; state finals June 21-25

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The regular season of the Nebraska High School Rodeo came to a close last weekend with a trio of rodeos at Mitchell, Harrison and Crawford. The focus will now shift to the state finals set for June 21-25 in Hasting...
  • Swimmers compete at Atwood meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s swim team placed in the middle of the pack at Saturday’s swim meet in Atwood, Kan. Final team standings were Atwood, Kan. 425,  St. Francis, Kan. 348, Imperial 255, Benkelman 251, Cheylin 39 and Perkin...
  • Spickelmier off to good start at national rodeo

    Chadron State College cowboy Miles Spickelmier of Imperial got the College National Finals Rodeo off to a good start. While competing in the “slack” Monday morning, Spickelmier had a time of 4.2 seconds in the steer wrestling.  That tied him for thir...
  • Torch Run heads on to Lincoln through Imperial

    Making its annual trek to Lincoln for the opening of the Cornhusker Games next month, the Torch Run was through Imperial last Wednesday and Thursday. At left, Morgan Strand is running a two-mile leg during a misty morning. She was the first runner Thursda...
  • Hospital Foundation gearing up for annual golf benefit

    The Chase County Hospital Foundation is in the final stages of preparation for the fourth annual Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit to be held on June 25 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. Proceeds generated by this annual event go to support programs at Chase Co...
  • Josie Peterson wins her division at Rockies Pitch, Hit & Run

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Josie Peterson of Imperial won the girls’ 11-12 year-old age division at the 2011 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) team competition at Coors Field in Denver Saturday. She was among competi...
  • Great Plains Communications’ customers won’t be affected by Big Ten blackout

    Despite concerns still affecting other Nebraska cable providers, Great Plains Communications wants to assure customers that they have been guaranteed by the Big Ten Network that it will air the first two Cornhusker home games in all Great Plains Communica...
  • Senior girls softball suffers first loss

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s senior girls suffered their first loss of the softball season last Thursday at Atwood, when they had to play short a player due to numbers and injury. Still, Coach Denise Smith’s team is 3-1 on the seas...
  • Firemen recognized for service, training

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department received the group’s top awards, while another was recognized with a “scratch and dent” plaque at Saturday’s annual awards night. Four members also recei...
  • Options for hospital district discussed at info meeting

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Less than 20 patrons attended the first of three information meetings on the hospital district held Monday night at Chase County Schools. Meetings were planned for Wauneta Tuesday night and again in Imperial Wednes...
  • Youths to get fill of science next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s just days away. Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences (SCORE) kicks off in Imperial Monday, running all next week on a staggered schedule for youths in grades 1-6. Following the camps’ final registratio...
  • Vintage car tour will make Imperial stop Sunday morning

    Vintage cars like this one will make about an hour stop in Imperial Sunday morning, June 12, as part of the Nebraska Rod and Custom Association’s 2011 Tour Nebraska. Rex Felker, president of the local Car Nutz organization, said 200 to 300 cars with 400...
  • Citywide garage sales will be 30 strong Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial will feature its annual citywide garage sales this Saturday, and 30 different sites are participating. Starting time for the sales is 7 a.m. The citywide event is an annual project of the Imperial Chamber of ...
  • Knobbe finds Joplin, after tornado, ‘mangled’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. May 22, cutting a path at least one-half mile wide and 13 miles long, also struck Imperial resident Sue Knobbe personally. Her aunt and two cousins lost their houses in the EF5 twis...

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