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  • Enders Dam work to close Hwy. 61 through August

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican North/south traffic on Highway 61 over Enders Dam will be detoured on county roads beginning Wednesday, July 27. The detour will allow maintenance repairs to be made under the highway bridge over Enders Dam. Sev...
  • Future of Enders Post Office is discussed at community meeting

    By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze Approximately 35 Enders citizens came to the Church of the Brethren last Wednesday to find out what, if anything, can be done to save their town’s post office. Western Nebraska Post Office Operations Manager Kathy Hand ...
  • Planning Thursday night for ‘Take Pride in Imperial’ event

    City officials are encouraging residents to celebrate the positives in Imperial with a “Take Pride in Imperial” weekend planned for the first weekend in August.A meeting to organize the event, which will include trash pickup and other sprucing up in t...
  • Harry Potter fans get second chance in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For those fans of the Harry Potter series who weren’t able to make it to The Imperial Theatre last weekend to view “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” they have another chance. The film has been sche...
  • Library hosting food festival

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Need a quick summer getaway? Take a culinary tour of the world without leaving Imperial. The Lied Imperial Public Library is hosting an international food festival next Thursday, July 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the...
  • Paving begins for new track surface

    McAtee Construction of Sterling, Colo., began putting down the first lift of asphalt Wednesday morning that will serve as the base for a new track surface on the CCS track. They began paving the high jump area first, followed by the first of two lifts on ...
  • Bart’s Corner a step closer to opening

    New fuel pumps were set in place Tuesday at what will become Bart’s Corner at the junction of Hwys. 6-61 in Imperial, formerly the T-Junction location. Chuck Bartholomew said they are targeting an Aug. 1 opening date for the new convenience store and de...
  • Bird City, Kan., gearing up for antique engine, thresher show

    An event that continues to expand each year in Bird City, Kan., about an hour south of Imperial, is set to kick off next Thursday, July 28. The Tri-State Antique Engine & Thresher Show runs for three consecutive days, July 28-30, in the heart of Bird ...
  • Chase County on list submitted for federal disaster declaration

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County is one of 29 counties in Nebraska submitted in a formal request by Gov. Dave Heineman for federal disaster declaration. The formal request to the President through FEMA Region VII cites flooding, severe s...
  • UNL Water Saving Field Day near Imperial Aug. 1

    Imperial will be the site for a UNL Water Saving Field Day on Monday, Aug. 1. The program will start at 5 p.m. MDT with a meal. The field is located on the northeast side of the intersection of Road 736 and Avenue 334.  To get to the field from Imperial,...
  • Rotary District Governor reflects on worldwide impact

    Rotary District Governor Ron Bazata shared enthusiasm at Imperial’s noon meeting Tuesday when reflecting on the difference Rotary makes in lives across the world. Bazata admitted that his long-time involvement with the Kearney noon club involved extensi...
  • Chamber’s Hot Dog Days a hit

    The Imperial Chamber’s annual Hot Dog Days last Thursday was just that—HOT. While temperatures sizzled outdoors, so did the grilled hot dogs at three locations in Imperial, offered to area residents as a thank-you for shopping locally. Above, Heidi An...
  • Firm to conduct study of school building’s HV/AC system, lighting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A feasibility study on Chase County Schools’ heating and cooling systems, as well as possibly lighting upgrades, will be conducted by an Omaha firm. Specifically targeted in the study, based on board discussion last...
  • Coop making updates in Enders

    The Frenchman Valley Coop facility in Enders will see some updates in the coming months, according to grain manager Ryan Schultz. The old office north of the pads is being torn down by Koellner Enterprises, with plans for construction of a 12 x 16-foot pr...
  • Imperial Little League boys’ team competes in area tournaments

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A group of Little League boys’ baseball players, representing all five teams in the 2011 Imperial league, extended their season by participating in two area tournaments. On July 9, Imperial’s team took part in the...
  • Students return from leadership camps

    Three upcoming seniors at Chase County Schools recently returned from leadership camps, bringing with them new knowledge and friends. Taylor Gellerman, 17, attended Cornhusker Boys State in Lincoln June 6-11. He replaced Steven Fish, who was attending a N...
  • 104 units collected at Imperial Bloodmobile last Thursday

    Imperial’s July 14 Bloodmobile at the Zion Lutheran Church resulted in 104 units of blood collected for the Red Cross Midplains Region Blood Services. That was 18 over the unit goal of 86. Coordinator Karen Hayes said the turnout was phenomenal with mor...
  • ‘Christmas in July’ coming Sunday at county museum

    Plan to spend a “cool” afternoon at the museum viewing some of the 150 nativity sets in Janet Sheaffer’s collection. Sheaffer had one nativity set when she was in grade school, and started collecting when she started teaching. She has received many...
  • Juniors just two wins from state tournamentJuniors just two wins from state tournament

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior Legion team needs just two wins over Overton to qualify for the state tournament. The juniors worked their way back to the championship bracket of the C7 district after eliminating Hershland Tu...
  • Unfortunately, sportsmanship guidelines seem necessary

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Since the start of last school year, administrators at Chase County Schools have been discussing how to address sportsmanship.While athletes and coaches have always been subject to more direct consequen...

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