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  • Ogallala group wins fair’s dance contest

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze With more dancers than normal to watch, a large crowd gathered Saturday afternoon of the Chase County Fair to enjoy the Dance Crew Contest in the Open Air Pavilion. Winning a trophy and $400 first prize was the Ogallala In...
  • Children’s books donated to hospital

    The Chi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, a society of women educators in southwest Nebraska, recently donated 45 children’s books to Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. The books will be given to newborns and children when in the hospi...
  • Hot afternoon draws hot bikes to fair; Hayes Center entry is People’s Choice

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Temperatures in the upper 90s of Chase County Fair week didn’t deter participants in the annual motorcycle show on Saturday, Aug. 15. Fifteen motorcycles from the area were entered in the show held along with midway...
  • Conditions perfect for 37th annual Fair Run

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The temperature rose to near 100 degrees on the Saturday of the Chase County Fair, but it was still fairly cool the morning of the 37th Annual Chase County Fair Run. It was 73 degrees at the beginning of the race, w...
  • Longhorns ready for season opener

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Preseason preparations will be put to the test Friday night when the Chase County Longhorn football team travels to Minden for the season opener. Head Coach Dan Lenners said he’s pleased with the progress he’s ...
  • Bingo always a popular fair activity

    The Imperial Lions Club bingo stand was the “hot” place to be at the fair. Depending on the side a player sat, shade could be found, as Marcia Elder of Imperial, at left, did. Elder calls herself an enthusiastic bingo player, spending more than one da...
  • Hilker is first year first grade teacher

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Shasta Hilker knew the minute she interviewed for a job at Chase County Schools (CCS) that she would like to teach there. She also hoped to teach first grade, and she is. Sitting in her classroom Tuesday, the Cambridg...
  • ‘Big Red Wrap-Up’ to return to NET next week

    The 2015 Huskers will focus on operating under the center with play action passes, bootlegs and sprint outs. It’s a pro-style offense with a lot of anticipated changes. It’s more than just a new style: It’s a new start for Nebraska and NET Televisio...
  • Klima, O’Brien win couples scramble at Enders course

    Matt Klima and Pat O’Brien teamed up to win the Enders Couples Scramble held Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The twosome carded a 68 for the day. Five strokes back at 73 were the teams of Dennis Batterman and Marla Smith and Randy and ...
  • Cross Country, volleyball teams preparing for season openers

    Chase County Schools’ volleyball and cross country teams are now into their second week of practice preparing for season openers next week. Above, the high school cross country team works out last week at the Imperial Golf Course with Asst. Coach Jonath...
  • Enders’ Grosbach Farms is People’s Choice at Car Nutz Cruize-in

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze A 1937 GMC Pickup owned by Grosbach Farms of Enders was selected as People’s Choice at this year’s Car Nutz Cruize-in Aug. 15 at the fair. Owner Duane Grosbach mentioned that he believed it was his grandfather’s pick...
  • Preschool students to register Monday

    Rainbow Promise Preschool orientation and registration night will be held Monday next week. Preschoolers and parents are invited to come at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. to attend a short orientation and fill out forms to enroll their child for the 2015-2016 s...
  • Imperial Gem found by fair food vendor

    The second annual Quest for the Imperial Gem is over. It was found Wednesday, Aug. 19, on the Chase County fairgrounds by funnel cake vendor Dave Dobesh of Lincoln. This year, the gem was hidden in a cedar tree just east of the Lion water fountain on th...
  • Imperial misses out on rental housing grant

    New council member Johna Jablonski seated City officials learned this week that Affordable Housing Grant funds to help put up five new rental homes in Imperial were not awarded for the project. City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland informed council members ...
  • Board defines valedictorian qualifications, changes tech support

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A full Chase County School board agenda last week led to a number of changes at CCS. The board approved a policy that chooses just one valedictorian and one salutatorian for graduation each year. The change was called...
  • Senator to stop in Imperial Monday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This month, Nebraska U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer is holding listening sessions in 13 communities across the state. On Monday, one of those stops will be in Imperial. From 2 to 3 p.m., she will be at the Imperial Community C...
  • Crowd numbers remain strong for 2015 fair despite hot days

    By Russ Pannkonin The Imperial Republican This year’s Chase County Fair & Expo continued to build on its rich tradition as one of the premier county fairs in outstate Nebraska. Chad Oxford, fair board president, said this year’s fair went off s...
  • Pay schedule will be changing for Chase County employees

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze The Aug. 11 Chase County Commissioners’ meeting included visitors from the Chase County Attorney’s office, County Attorney Arlan Wine and Karen Baker. Baker informed the commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don ...
  • Students, staff returning to classes this week

    There is a change of pace in most homes in the area as students and staff at Chase County Schools returned to classes today (Thursday). There is also a big change in personnel who are greeting students at the door this year with 11 new teachers and certif...
  • Ricketts stops in Ogallala; outlines plan for growth in state

    By Becky UehlingThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel Governor Pete Ricketts’ recipe for growth throughout the state of Nebraska includes becoming more competitive on taxes, cutting regulatory red tape and improving education. Governor Ricketts outlined these thr...