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  • Football season opens here Friday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Longhorns head football coach Dan Lenners said his kids have grown tired of hitting each other—they’re ready to play a game. They’ll get that chance Friday night when the Longhorns play host to the Sutherla...
  • New display in Longhorn gym highlights NSAA district feats

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican When Longhorn fans attend the first home volleyball game next week in the high school gym, a display of NSAA district plaques will surely catch their eye. On the gym’s south wall are two long rows of Nebraska School...
  • School starts year with pep rally

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With school to start today (Thursday) in Imperial, students kicked it up a notch on Monday with a pep rally. Following a dinner, sponsored by the Booster Club, the cheerleaders led the crowd in a cheer, accompanied by...
  • Best Dance Crew Contest draws eight schools

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Arapahoe High School dance crew took first place, winning $400, during the Best Dance Crew Contest at the Chase County Fair last Saturday. Coming in second was the Maywood Dance Team, for $300, followed by the Per...
  • Boaters fortunate at Enders Lake

    A Colorado boater and his passengers escaped injury Aug. 20 when their boat became swamped. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Wildlife Officer Dirk Greene said Harold Hudson of Haxtun, Colo. was driving a boat that started to fill with water about 4 p.m....
  • Chase County does ‘Have Talent’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Being a judge would have been difficult at the Chase County Fair’s Got Talent Contest. Dancing, singing and cup stacking are hard to choose among for the top spot. The judges, all from radio stations in the area, ch...
  • 16 cars compete in Jaycees’ demo derby

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The number of cars may have been down some in this year Jaycee demo derby at the fair but that didn’t slow the drivers down any. With a packed house to watch the action, seven cars mixed it up in the weld divison...
  • Frozen material hard to unroll

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Frozen T-Shirt Contest at the Chase County Fair is popular, especially when it’s really hot out. That is, if you can unroll the frozen shirt and put it on. Shaylee Dorn was the first to put on her shirt l...
  • New location great exposure for fair’s motorcycle show

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An oversight turned into a good thing for organizers of the Chase County Fair’s motorcycle show. Held last Saturday afternoon, the show was supposed to be located along 7th Street, west of the fairgrounds. However, ...
  • Fair’s Pedal Pullers power path to state

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Over 100 youngsters put their legs to the test in powering weighted pedal tractors in the Mid-Nebraska Pedal Pullers Contest at the Chase County Fair on Friday. The top three girls and the top three boys in each age division...
  • MPCC’s dual credit program hits its stride

    When Mid-Plains Community College began offering dual credit classes to high school students in 2004, Area Dean of Career Services Bill Eakins referred to them as “the wave of the future.” Turns out he was right. In the past seven years, MPCC’s Dua...
  • Craig Morgan a crowd pleaser at Saturday night’s fair grandstand show

    The grandstand, bleachers and standing area for Saturday night’s Craig Morgan show, which opened with The Band Perry, was nearly full with 82 percent of the tickets sold for the night of country western music. The crowd pushed to the front in the standi...
  • Truck show a big draw during fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican This was the second year that the Chase County Fair hosted a Truck Show for bobtail trucks, and it was again a big hit. A total of 38 trucks were entered in the show at the Chase County Schools parking lot. That compa...
  • Clutter robs us of time better spent

    Preparing for new flooring at home recently found us having to move everything out of several rooms. What a nice kick in the pants to get all the “stuff” out of there and get organized. I was determined that we wouldn’t move things back unless they ...
  • Fair tradition continues

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Yet another successful Chase County Fair has come to an end. Each and every year, the fair continues to build on it’s tradition as outstate Nebraska’s greatest county fair.   But it doesn’t hap...
  • Something for all at Chase Co. Fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican On Tuesday, the Chase County fairgrounds resembled a small city as people busied themselves with final setup at the expo, food stands and the carnival. However, that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been activity over ...
  • First day of school is rapidly approaching

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Notebooks and gym shoes are being purchased, the outfit to be worn the first day of school is being chosen and students are getting ready for a new school year. At Chase County Schools, that first day will be Aug. 25....
  • Pep rally, BBQ Monday to kick off fall seasons

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools fall sports season kicks off next week with softball and football games. Volleyball and cross country teams compete Sept. 2. That means it’s time for the pep rally and barbecue hosted by the...
  • Petition started to dissolve hospital district

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Sue Smith of Imperial is coordinating a petition drive to dissolve the Chase County Hospital District. She has received the necessary paperwork and information from the Chase County Clerk’s Office, and hopes to have...
  • Storm whistle reminder

    With the number of storms this summer, local residents continue to have some questions about what it means when the storm siren is sounded. County Emergency Manager Paul Kunnemann said the siren will be sounded if threat to bodily injury is imminent in hi...

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