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  • Grant’s Meadowlark Gallery features work by Imperial artists

    Marcia Bauerle and students of her cancer survivors art therapy group will be featured at The Meadowlark Gallery in Grant during the month of September.   Chase County Hospital Board Foundation furnishes supplies for the art therapy class Bauerle instruc...
  • Donate at Red Cross Bloodmobile next week

    The goal is 75 units of blood to be collected at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, to be held Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Imperial Bible Church chapel at 800 W. 11th St. Coordinator Liz Mollendor said anyone who donated at the July 14 Bloodmobi...
  • Cross country teams open at Cambridge Friday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns’ 2011 cross country teams will kick off their season Friday at the Cambridge Invitational. Coach Carl Zuege said he’s anxious for the kids to get the first race under their belts. It will also pro...
  • Amtrak passenger train derails near Benkelman, NE

      By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican A small number of passengers were taken to area hospitals after an Amtrak train carrying about 175 people between San Francisco and Chicago derailed west of Benkelman, Neb., after leaving Denver, Colo.,...
  • Weather, crowds make for great fair

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Glowing reviews and compliments keep coming the fair board’s way after another grand Chase County Fair, which ended its week-long run Sunday. While the fair featured a great line-up of activities for the week, ...
  • City council looking to keep tax askings same as last year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s city council members and mayor expressed a keen desire Monday night to keep the city’s tax askings at the same level as last year. During their budget discussion Monday, council member Doug Gaswick s...
  • Classes starting inside, work underway outside

    First day of 2011-12 school year today By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Students at Chase County Schools are back in the classroom today (Thursday) with a full day of classes for K-12. As they are hitting the books indoors, work on several project...
  • Watch next week for special 4-H, FFA, open class fair results tab

    While this week’s issue of The Imperial Republican contains reports on a lot of the Chase County Fair activities, there will be a special section in next week’s issue that highlights all of the 4-H, FFA and open class shows and events of the fair. It ...
  • Big city meets small town

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three young men from New York City caused a stir at the Chase County Fair last week. They were traveling across the country, and stopped to participate in a county fair, something they had never seen. Leo Rakitin, G...
  • The Band Perry rocks country fans at fair

    Country fans, especially a lot of young ones, had a blast at Saturday’s Chase County Fair performance by The Band Perry, an up-and-coming country western band that includes, above from left, siblings Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry. They performed two o...
  • School welcomes new staff

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There are three new faces in the teaching/counseling area at Chase County Schools. All have had previous teaching experience, and look forward to their new jobs. They are Trent Herbert as high school counselor, Tom Ha...
  • Whadya think, judge?

    Malachi Christensen, in front, and Jordan Jablonski, both of Imperial, are learning the ropes of showmanship at last week’s Chase County Fair’s 4-H sheep show. They are showing their lambs in the Clover Kids division, which is for youths age five to s...
  • USDA awards funding to farmers, businesses

    Eighteen Nebraska recipients have been selected in the first round of the Rural Energy for America Program to receive $127,077 in loans and grants. Funds will be used to make energy efficiency improvements that will promote energy conservation. “These...
  • Nebraskans support variety of economic development steps

    Rural Nebraskans support having their communities take a range of steps to improve economic development, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln expert said the good news is that many entrepreneurial resources already are a...
  • Producers have chance to give input at meetings

    There will only be three more opportunities to go to a Nebraska Cattlemen sponsored Brand Input Meeting where participants will be talking about brand inspection, brand recording and brand investigation. Nebraska is a state that is split; the west side o...
  • Despite rain Christian show goes on

    The Christian Family Show, held Wednesday during fair, was the only event that really got affected by rain. A light shower began to fall shortly after the concert began. The group, Caballero, continued to play on as members of the fair board and other vol...
  • Past fair entertainers

    1952—Johnny Rivers Revue; Rocky Starr; Nimble Bros.1953—The Duke of Paducah from the Grand Ole Opry.1954—Hollywood Ice-Arama1955—Minnie Pearl from the Grand Ole Opry.1956—The Ink Spots; The Sons of the Purple Sage.1957—Rocky Rollin (Elvis Pres...
  • Rock ’n roll never gets old

    Rock ’n Roll never gets old with its fans as more than 2,800 people turned out last Friday night to see and hear REO Speedwagon. The band first appeared at the Chase County Fair in 1997 and returned this year to a packed house in front of the fair grand...
  • County, open horseshoe tournaments held

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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...

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