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  • Thirty-six Imperial swimmers qualify for championships

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A big group of Imperial swimmers will be at the end-of-season championship meet in Lexington Saturday. Thirty-six from the local swim team made the cut for the state meet equivalent by placing high enough at Saturda...
  • Imperial Pee Wee #2 takes tourney runner-up trophy

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial Pee Wee #2 took runner-up honors in the Tri-County Youth League’s end-of-season baseball tourney, losing by a run Monday night to top-seeded Paxton, 13-12. The championship game in Hershey was delayed abou...
  • Imperial’s 16-and-under team finishes season at 15-3

    Strand throws no-hitter in season finale against Grant By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s 16-and-under team finished their season Saturday with 15 wins against only three losses. Their final win of the season came on a no-hitter thrown...
  • Semi-trailer, SUV accident calls out emergency personnel

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican From the looks of the accident scene near Champion Tuesday afternoon, things could have been much worse. However, all those involved in the two-vehicle collision escaped with minor injuries, according to a report from...
  • Crush travels to North Platte this Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Crush baseball team will be in North Platte this Sunday for a 1 p.m. MT game. Last Sunday’s scheduled game with Sidney was postponed at Sidney’s request. That game has been rescheduled on Saturday, Ju...
  • Palisade home lost in Saturday fire

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze A Palisade couple is homeless following a Saturday afternoon fire that claimed their home of 35 years. Fire crews from Palisade and Hayes Center battled flames and smoke, as well as severe heat and humidity, for four gruel...
  • Two men being returned here on Chase County warrants

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two officers from the Chase County Sheriff’s Office left Wednesday for Hartville, Mo., where they were scheduled to pick up two men on Chase County warrants. Sheriff Tim Sutherland and Deputy Vince Lopez will be pic...
  • WWII Vet waits 64 years for medals

    ■ Editor’s note: Lindy Lenhart is the father of Becky Berry of Imperial.By Lorri SughroueMcCook Daily Gazette McCook, Neb. (AP)—It took a little while, about 64 years, but Robert “Lindy’’ Lenhart, 90, of McCook, has finally received a Bronze S...
  • Town population in five-county area averages double-digit decline since 2000

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With just less than nine months until the start of the 2010 Census on April 1, population estimates released by the Census Bureau show downward trends in rural population. In fact, of the 13 incorporated cities and...
  • Claims still rolling in on hail, wind storms

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Insurance agencies in Imperial are still receiving claims from the hail storm of June 25 and the wind storm the following night. In fact, agents are so busy that they haven’t begun to total the number of claims, or ...
  • Warm weather, water and kids

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The sixth annual Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s Fun Day was a big success Saturday, July 4, according to Chairman Skip Kelly. About 300 children attended the informational, fun day. Held at the Chase Count...
  • High school students will have Mac laptops next year

    School board considering possible variance board hearing on light poles By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members took a major turn regarding the high school’s one-to-one laptop program, purchasing Macs instead of a PC mini for use thi...
  • Tom Baker home after farm accident last week, still up for 2010 legislative run

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Former state senator Tom Baker was already piloting the combine again Monday after last week’s three-day stay in the intensive care ward, and is still strongly considering another run for state legislature in 2010. The fo...
  • Funding approved for Champion Lake

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Plans are being finalized for the repair of Champion Lake, following approval of funding for the project. Heavy rains in June, 2007 in Champion and along the Frenchman River that feeds the lake damaged the dam. Becau...
  • Travis Vires expecting a third tour of duty in Iraq

    Some attitude changes seen in most recent service there By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Travis Vires spent a leisurely few days in Imperial the end of June, coming back to the hometown he hadn’t visited in two and a half years. His four days he...
  • Immunization clinic, sports physicals coming July 21

    It’s time to begin thinking about sports physicals and required immunizations for the start of school this fall.The Chase County Clinic is offering a night for sports physicals in Imperial on Tuesday, July 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the clinic on West 12th...
  • Mendenhalls open Benkelman store

    The Mendenhall family opened a new NAPA store in Benkelman in early June. They purchased Checkpoint Auto Parts there and built a new building for the business located on the north end of Benkelman near the junction of Hwys. 61/34. The business is now ca...
  • SourceGas seeks Nebraska rate increase

    SourceGas Distribution LLC (SourceGas) announced last Thursday it has filed a request with the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) to increase the non-gas component of its rates to cover the increased costs associated with providing natural gas servi...
  • Center provides free guide on farm bill programs

    By Elisha Greeley SmithCenter for Rural Affairs There are many farm bill programs that offer opportunities for farmers, ranchers and aspiring farmers and ranchers. The trick is being aware of these programs and being able to comprehend them. The Center f...
  • Stimulus Bill hasn’t been so stimulating

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Here we are, nearly five months since the touted federal stimulus bill was signed by our president. While there may be some “stimulus” in pockets around the country, the national unemployment rate i...

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