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  • Kids, community the losers in battle over football field lights

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher It’s the issue that can’t get resolved and just won’t go away. That’s right—the height of poles on the football field lights. While it may seem like a trivial subject for a squabble, it’s...
  • Day of learning emphasizes safety; 135 youths attend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Kristi Ruth said she wasn’t being careful when her arm was pulled into a power take-off (PTO) two years ago in Iowa.    The recently-graduated high school senior told youths and volunteers at the opening se...
  • School board spends some dollars at recent meeting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Members of the Chase County Schools’ board of education spent some money at their recent meeting on June 9.    An upgrade to the computer network, new carpeting, a new phone system, providing matching grant...
  • Barry ‘Boom Boom’ Johnson entertains bullriding crowd

    Former Lamar resident, Barry Johnson, now of North Platte, returned to Imperial Saturday night as the barrel man at Saturday’s bullriding challenge. On several occasions, “Boom Boom” showed why he carries the nickname, exploding a number of “booms...
  • Earn college credits while you work

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Mid-Plains Community College and Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise are collaborating to offer a new degree for working students.    For many people, a college degree is necessary to advance their career, yet i...
  • Imperial edged at first meet in new pool

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    If the final scores are any proof, Imperial and Benkelman swimmers competed hard Saturday, finishing the day with a difference of only four points between them.    Benkelman edged the home town team in the en...
  • First bullriding challenge deemed a success

    Palisade cowboy takes second in the event By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Chase County fair board members deemed their first ever Chase County Bullriding Challenge held Saturday night at the fairgrounds a big success.     Board members ar...
  • Crush team chalks up season’s first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial Crush outhit their opponents from North Platte Sunday, and were helped by two ninth inning errors to win their first game of the season in three starts.    Crush took a 7-6 win in a two hour and 45-m...
  • ‘Slice Fore Life’ golf benefit raises $11,000 for healthcare

        The second annual “Slice Fore Life” golf benefit, sponsored by the Chase County Hospital Foundation, raised $11,000 to help boost healthcare in the area.     The event was held at the Enders Lake Golf Course Saturday.     Funds raised at ...
  • Final fundraiser hoped to complete new playground equipment funding

        Campbell Park is a much more active place over the last few weeks with the addition of a new playground.     The city of Imperial received a partial grant for the playground equipment from the Peter Kiewit Foundation and groups have been working...
  • Auditions this week for musical

        Director Jeremy Vlasin has announced that auditions for “Big River,” the story of Huck Finn as originally written by Mark Twain, will be held today (Thursday) and Friday.    Auditions will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Chase County Schools au...
  • Volunteer chairman still looking for help next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Filling next week’s SCORE science camps in and around Imperial with volunteers is a major undertaking.    That’s especially true this year, with attendance records easily broken with about 350 youths regi...
  • SCORE camp to welcome more than 350 youths for week of science learning

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    The schedules are out, SCORE T-shirts in the closets and a lot of anticipation in the air as the Imperial Grade School Foundation sponsors its every-other-year science camps next week.    SCORE stands for Sci...
  • FVC starting to feel at home in new office headquarters

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism said they’re beginning to feel at home in their new headquarters in Imperial.     Chism and his staff moved from their old offices across the street at 143 ...
  • City officials looking to fill vacant council seat

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial Mayor Annie Longan is looking for a few good men and women to consider an appointment to the city council.    That became necessary Monday night, when the council formally accepted a resignation lett...
  • Christensen pleased LB430 signed into law

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    As the sponsor of LB430, which made changes to Nebraska’s Concealed Handgun Permit Act, State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial is pleased that Gov. Mike Johanns signed it into law last week.    Christensen...
  • Council takes low bid on summer’s lift station, water main projects

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A Broken Bow, Neb., firm submitted the low bid on two major public works projects in Imperial this summer, and that bid was accepted by council members Monday night.    Myers Construction, Inc., will be in th...
  • Services held for longtime businessman Walt Hofman

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    One of Imperial’s oldest businessmen, Walt Hofman, 92, passed away at his home last Thursday, June 4.    Hofman and his brother, Vic, were best known for the welding and machine shop they operated togethe...
  • Russells want safety for young family

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    A small town ...
  • Harchelroad dealership not in danger of losing GM franchise

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    With franchise termination letters going to 1,200 General Motors dealers across the country recently, Harchelroad Motors, Inc., in Imperial and Wauneta will not be among those receiving one.     Sid Harchel...

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