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  • Pat McNair receives coveted Blue Chip Circle Elite status

    Patrick L. McNair, CLU, ChFC, has been recognized as a Blue Chip Circle member. Blue Chip Circle members of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) are some of the best in their profession. MassMutual currently has 333 Blue Chip Circle m...
  • Saying goodbye to Mom sad, yet joyful

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher On Memorial Day weekend, my family gathered to celebrate the marriage of my daughter. Just two weeks later, we gathered once again, but under far different circumstances, but a celebration nonetheless...
  • Holiday Farms closing, moving to new site with The Beverage Barn

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Vlasin family closed Holiday Farms Sunday at its location at 507 East 5th Street. The business and a new one owned by the Vlasins will now be located in the former Stanbar Clinic building at 821 Hwy. 61. The Bever...
  • Family connections many in Lamar

    The Woodmancy, Hall and Wallin family names hold a lot of history and were some of the predominant families living in Lamar in its early years. And, often, the families also have ties to important structures and buildings in the community at that time. O...
  • Imperial Pee Wees sport 3-1 record

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Pee Wee baseball team holds a 3-1 record as it completes the first two weeks of the season. After a strong 3-0 start, Imperial suffered its first loss of the season Friday night, 14-10, to Sutherland. T...
  • Juniors drop duel to Ogallala 4-3

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Friday night’s match-up between the Imperial and Ogallala Junior Legion teams at Ogallala proved to be a classic baseball showdown with the game being decided in extra innings. Junior Coach Jerel Fortkamp said it...
  • Imperial’s junior softball team has strong start to season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With a 3-1 record in the first two weeks of play, Imperial’s junior girls’ softball team has had a strong start to the season. Coach Heidi Wheeler said the team is working hard and is competitive at each game. The...
  • Hot temperatures make for ‘cool’ swim meet

    Temperatures in the 90s on Saturday didn’t bother the youths who competed in the swim meet at the Imperial pool. Imperial hosted its only meet here this summer, which drew other teams from Perkins County, Cambridge and St. Francis. Imperial won the me...
  • Two from Imperial compete at Coors Field baseball event

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After winning their respective Jaycee-sponsored local and state competitions, Josie Peterson and Cade Francis, both of Imperial, took the Pitch, Hit and Run competition a step further last week. The pair competed Satu...
  • Local runners cover 22 miles for statewide Torch Run

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Local runners early this week helped the Cornhusker Games Torch Run cover 22 of its state-crossing miles as it makes its way to Lincoln for the July 20-29 games. The annual Torch Run is patterned after the Olympic Tor...
  • Sports physicals start next week in Wauneta

    Athletes in grades 7-12 who plan to compete in athletic programs and cheeerleading during the 2012-13 year have two chances to get the required physicals at a lower cost than making clinic appointments. The Chase County Clinic in Imperial and Wauneta will...
  • All-stars still have to practice

    Chase County’s Longhorn gym will be filled with volleyball players two days this week who are preparing for Saturday’s 21st annual Sertoma All-Star Game in McCook. Chase County Coach Jodie Schuller, at right, is head coach for the West Team. Here, she...
  • Basketball camps in Imperial involve 40 Longhorn athletes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Longhorn basketball players spent several days last week updating their skills and learning some new techniques. Eighteen girls entering grades 8-12 and 22 grade 9-12 boys were in separate camps last week at the Longh...
  • Youths compete in 4-H Presentations Contest

    Six 4-H’ers were awarded ribbons at the 2012 Southwest Four 4-H Presentations Contest held June 12 in Imperial. Youths were required to prepare an original presentation using visuals such as posters, props, PowerPoint or multimedia technology. Particip...
  • Learning the game

    Future baseball and softball players are getting some of their first exposure to the sports in Imperial’s T-ball program, which started this week. At right, Cameron Johnson is all concentration as he fields a ball Monday. Below, left, Carson Terryberr...
  • School’s writing scores out, compared to state

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s difficult to compare the new Nebraska Department of Education Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) writing scores and potential improvement in grades 4, 8 and 11. That’s due to two reasons, Chase County Schoo...
  • City to begin taking credit, debit cards for utility bills

    Council approves use of cards after office fields more requests By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican City utility customers will have a more convenient way to pay their utility bills and purchase trash stickers. At Monday’s city council meeting, mem...
  • HVAC project at Chase County Schools well underway

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Out with the old and in with the new. That’s what’s going on at Chase County Schools as contractors begin a $2.661 million project to totally revamp the heating and cooling system at the school. Unit ventilat...
  • UNMC pharmacy student learning at Adams Drug

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) pharmacy student chose to perform one of her summer rotations in Imperial because of family ties. Leigh Blobaum is the grandaughter of Ron and Lou Hegwood of Imperial. Sh...
  • Foundation supports hospital, raises awareness

    ■ 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...

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