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  • 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...
  • Federal disaster money coming to Chase County from June storms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican County residents are still talking about and making repairs from the June 19 Father’s Day storms that left severe property and crop damage in Imperial and surrounding areas. It also damaged about a dozen county road...
  • Fair can take it out of you

    Six-year-old Molly Spicer already appears to be tuckered out from the Chase County Fair. She was taking a break during Sunday’s 4-H Horse Show at the fairgrounds after strolling Damon and Miranda Spady, children of Trent and Jodi Spady, around the grass...
  • Dave Ridlen, Jr. returns to Chase County as deputy

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Former Imperial resident Dave Ridlen, Jr. began work as a Chase County Sheriff’s deputy Sunday. He will be patrolling the Wauneta area. Ridlen, 37, received a law enforcement degree with criminal justice from Missou...
  • Fall college classes begin next Monday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mid-Plains Community College and Imperial Extended Campus fall classes kick into gear next week. Many classes begin on Monday, Aug. 22. Imperial Extended Campus Coordinator Brenda Ledall said her contact list, or list...
  • Republican River Basin Coalition down to one member

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When the Republican River Basin Coalition formed in 2007 to coordinate the purchase of surface water, membership was comprised of the Upper, Middle and Lower Republican Natural Resources Districts. Today, that membe...
  • Deal with Taiwan will aid state’s corn trade

    Last Friday, Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy announced the signing of a trade agreement with a Taiwanese company for the sale of bio-plastics made from corn. The letter of intent, signed by the chairman of Wei Mon Industry Co. Ltd. and the Lt. Governor, pledges...
  • Kathi Olsen named director of Missouri children’s center

    Kathi Olsen, a former Imperial resident and CCHS graduate, has been appointed the new executive director of the Children’s Center in Joplin, Mo. The daughter of Barbara Banks of Imperial, Olsen has been with the center since 1998 and its assistant execu...

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