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  • Cross-country bikers raise funds for cancer patients

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial was one of the communities hosting a group of young adults bicycling across the U.S. raising funds to fight cancer. Twenty-seven riders, traveling from Baltimore to Portland, took a break Saturday afternoon...
  • Hospital District board adopts dissolution resolution—now on to commissioners

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Hospital District board members adopted a resolution June 25 to dissolve the district. The resolution has been turned over to the Chase County Commissioners, who will accept it at their meeting July 10. C...
  • Fireworks added to fair truck show this year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican This week won’t be the only time a fireworks show will light the sky in Imperial. Fireworks have been added to the entertainment at the Chase County Fair Truck Show this year. Organizer Tinker Raasch said Taz Firewo...
  • Ice cream social at museum on Sunday

    With all the hot weather the past several weeks, Sunday’s offering at the Chase County Museum in Champion will be a welcome thing.The Champion Women’s Club will be hosting an ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. During the afternoon, music will be provid...
  • Hot diggety dogs!

    The Imperial Chamber of Commerce is honoring customers with a Hot Dog Day next Thursday, July 12. Hot dogs, chips and water will be served at Adams Bank & Trust, The Imperial Republican and Owens True Value Hardware between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hot Dog ...
  • Campfires, fireworks banned at Enders, Champion, Rock Creek parks

    Nebraska Game & Parks has issued a ban against all campfires at Enders, Champion Mill and Rock Creek State Recreation areas until further notice. Beau Licking, superintendent at the area parks, said the campfires pose too big of a threat with the cur...
  • These days, water a popular place to find relief

    Luckily for residents of the Imperial area, there are both a nice lake and new swimming pool available in these days of intense summer heat. Temperatures have been setting records since early June and there doesn’t seem to be much relief coming, at leas...
  • Cattle stolen from Teply

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of cattle belonging to Marvin Teply. Sheriff Kevin Mueller said the investigation is “kind of dead in the water,” with no suspects and no leads at...
  • Fence a safety measure at Schroeder Park

    A new six-foot fence surrounding the drainage pond west of the Schroeder Park ball fields was completed late last month largely as a safety effort. The city council allotted up to $12,500 for the installation after city crews dug out truckloads of dirt an...
  • Pinnacle Bank named top performer in magazine ranking

    ICBA Independent Banker®, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s number one source for community banking news, recognized Pinnacle Bank as an outstanding “ICBA 400” community bank performe...
  • Triple digit temperatures mean watching cattle for heat stress

    With temperatures hitting the triple digits, cattle producers need to take steps to ward off heat stress in their herds, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln beef specialist said. Cattle can begin to experience some level of heat stress when the heat index a...
  • Sen. Johanns continues push for transparency on EPA surveillance

    U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) vowed to continue pressing for information on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) use of aerial surveillance of agricultural operations after his amendment to the farm bill stopping this program received the suppo...
  • Roadside haying moved up after Governor declares emergency

    Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has declared a state of emergency due to current drought conditions throughout Nebraska.As part of that declaration, the Governor directed the Nebraska Department of Roads to advance the starting date for roadside haying from J...
  • ‘Dark money’ taints politics

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher If the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling on Citizens United hasn’t cluttered up the political process enough, it just got worse last week. That’s when the high court declared ObamaCare constituti...
  • Masons one of oldest organizations in Imperial

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories concerning organizations that benefit the Imperial area. Volunteering in a community, through organizations, is a way to pay back for the benefits that the community offers an individual.By C...
  • Senior girls take championship

    Fourth consecutive tourney win By Jan Schultz and Diane StammThe Imperial Republican and Wauneta Breeze Imperial’s senior girls’ softball team won the Tri-County South Softball Tournament a fourth consecutive year. During a hot afternoon in Wauneta S...
  • Pee Wees enter tourney as No. 3 seed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With a 7-2 regular season record, the Imperial Pee Wee team will enter this week’s Tri-County League tournament as the No. 3 seeded team. The July 5-8 tournament will be held in Grant, and the Imperial team will fac...
  • Imperial Juniors get big win over McCook team

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior Legion team picked up one of their biggest wins of the season last Thursday, June 28, knocking off the McCook Juniors 9-3. After a scoreless first, McCook mounted a two-out, two-run rally before...
  • Orange Team takes Little League girls’ softball championship

    The Orange Team reigns as champions of the 2012 Imperial Girls’ Little League Softball Tournament, concluded Sunday night at Schroeder Park. They defeated the Blue Team in the championship game by a 9-2 score. The game was originally to be played last T...
  • North Platte hosting national softball tourney

    The 2012 Northern National Softball Tournament is just weeks away, and as planning kicks into high gear, the organizing committee is calling for volunteers to help make the tournament a success. “Volunteers are at the heart of any event in North Platte...

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