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  • 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...
  • Bart’s Corner now open for business

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican One of Imperial’s landmark business locations got new life last week when Bart’s Corner officially opened their doors for business. The new business includes a convenience store and fuel for both automobiles an...
  • Some of utility department’s load management equipment repaired

    No more manual shut off of pivots needed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s rash of storms this summer has left a lot of property owners with damaged buildings and vehicles. Government entities have not been immune, as those damage report...
  • Preliminary school budget shows jump in property taxes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Property taxes to support Chase County Schools will be up next year, based on the preliminary 2011-12 budget reviewed by board members at their Aug. 9 meeting. Cuts in state aid and no federal stimulus money like the ...
  • Hello campaign season, here we go

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor First of all, welcome to the Chase County Fair if you are a visitor to our community. We are glad to have you here! For those of you who live here, I hope you’ve been able to get some rest. The busy, ...
  • Faulty smoke detector keeps fire department running

    Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department made three trips to Chase County Schools Monday morning after being called when school fire alarms went off. Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said when a school alarm is activated, it automatically rings into the ...
  • Longhorn softball team is first up with season opener

    Home opener is Aug. 26 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s been a short week and a half of practice for the Chase County Schools’ softball team. But that kind of matches the Nebraska high school softball season, which runs a short six weeks be...
  • First triathlon fun to watch, participate in

    By Randy VlasinChase County Community Hospital The first annual CHEWs (Chase Healthcare Employee Wellness) Triathlon was held last Saturday at the Imperial Public Pool and Chase County Schools complex. A total of 45 individuals competed in this new eve...
  • Board passes sportsmanship policy; effective 2011-12 year

    Initially proposed as handbook guidelines, board makes it policy By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican None of the nine Chase County Schools board of education members were against adopting a set of sportsmanship guidelines for the athletic handbook. How...
  • Practices underway for two more fall sports

    Volleyball and cross country athletes at Chase County Schools started fall practices Monday. Above, volleyball players, from left, Bethany Sorensen, Shannon Liewer and Chantal Heathers, practice their passing skills Monday morning. The volleyball players ...
  • New look in Longhorn gym

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Visitors to the Chase County Schools Longhorn gym will notice a new look this school year. Banners for the six SPVA members were hung on the north wall last week. Lorain Vires said, “I’ve wanted them for years. Th...
  • Fair photo contest winners announced

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Lisa Jones of Grant took Best of Show in the Chase County Fair 2011 Photography Contest. She received $75 for her effort. Organizer Sherri Clevenger said about 75 entries were received this year. “We keep getting mo...
  • Work proceeds on school track

    Work is progressing on the track improvements and relocation of the jumping pits at the Chase County Schools’ athletic complex. Above, workers with McAtee Construction of Sterling, Colo., were shoveling in fill dirt around one of the runways Monday. As ...
  • MPCC fund-raising car on display Saturday at fair

    Mid-Plains Community College’s 1972 Dodge Challenger will be on display at the Car Nutz Cruiz-In at the Chase County Fair in Imperial from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 20. The car will be raffled at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show ...
  • Sponsor appreciation supper kicks off fair week

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