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  • Something for everyone as fair hits peak

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The 4-H horse, dog and cat shows are history. Barrel-racing is done and other events in the arena, including the Nickel Scramble and Catch-an-Animal contest Tuesday, are finished. Three hours of entering 4-H, FFA and...
  • Arizona man sustains minor injuries in car, semi accident

    Pickup rolls several times in a second accident Friday An Arizona man escaped with only minor injuries last Friday about 2:50 p.m. when an attempted U-turn he was making led to a collision with a semi. Gerald Bridgman, 75, of Mesa, Ariz., had pulled over ...
  • Marriages no longer offered at county courts, including Chase

    Marriage licenses can still be obtained from clerkBy Becky UehlingThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel Opinions by the United States Supreme Court and the Nebraska Judicial Ethics Committee have resulted in  area county courts no longer performing marriage ceremon...
  • Fair truck show expected to be bigger; $1,000 top prize

    By Dharma Blake-ColeThe Wauneta Breeze Melissa Markee and Eric Becker have teamed up again to organize the second annual “Smokin’ Chrome Truck Show” for the 2015 Chase County Fair. The truck show will be held on Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at th...
  • Many blessings contribute to pioneer family’s recognition as fair parade Grand Marshals

    “Shinin’ on Me” is the theme of the 2015 Chase County Fair parade, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 15. The Carol and Jack Maddux family will serve as Grand Marshals. The Madduxes expressed their appreciation for the honor and point to many blessi...
  • Bauerle’s work on display in Grant

    Marcia Bauerle’s latest art collection, Woven Grace, is currently at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant, Neb. 32 paintings are displayed through August. Bauerle’s most satisfying moments as an artist happen when her art makes a connection with the life expe...
  • New council member to take oath of office Monday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s newest city council member, Johna Jablonski, will take her oath of office and attend her first meeting Monday night. Jablonski was appointed to replace Dave Fulton, who has moved from the community for em...
  • Dan Lenners is Artist of the month in August

    Dan Lenners of Imperial is the Artist of the Month for August at the Chase County Community Hospital, where his original watercolor paintings are being displayed through Aug. 31. Several are also hanging in the Chase County Clinic in Imperial. Lenners was...
  • Chase County Fair a lot like family reunions

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Just over two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a family reunion on my dad’s side in Omaha. I haven’t been able to be back to eastern Nebraska or Iowa for many of the reunions the past 15 t...
  • Trap league awards announced

    The Plainsman Rifle and Pistol Club wrapped up its 2015 trap season with the last night on July 28. Awards were presented at the annual picnic and fun shoot on Aug. 4. With a score of 2456.30, the team of Dave Hogsett, Don Hamm, Steve Grams, Robert Grams...
  • Skills, etiquette taught at golf camp

    Forty-five youth ages 5-13 took part in the second annual Imperial Country Club golf camp last week. They practiced putting, chipping and driving Aug. 4-6 and then participated in a tournament Aug. 7. The purpose of the camp, according to coordinator Mary...
  • Fall practices underway for softball, football

    Softball and football players across the state took to the practice field this Monday in preparation for their season openers. The Lady Longhorn softball team opens their season Aug. 25 at Oxford with a triangular with Southern Valley/Alma and Blue Hill. ...
  • Cross country practice starts Monday; athletes can run at fair this year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican First official practice for the Chase County Schools cross country team will be Monday, said Coach Carl Zuege. Due to the start after fair this year, athletes on the Longhorn teams can run in this Saturday morning’s...
  • Trophies come home with Chase County cheerleaders

    Chase County Schools cheerleaders attended the UCA Hastings cheerleading camp the last week of July. There, they learned dances and cheers to use during the 2015-2016 school year and the many activities they will be covering. The cheerleaders brought home...
  • Second annual Amanda (Poppe) Johnson Memorial Tournament held Saturday

    Moreland, Beemer team take top honorsBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Saturday marked the second annual Amanda (Poppe) Johnson Memorial tournament, held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The tournament is held in memory of Amanda Johnson, who passed...
  • Entries building for fair’s ‘Shinin’ on Me’ parade

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican■ Many blessings contribute to pioneer family’s recognition as fair parade Grand Marshals. PAGE A2. Entries continue to come in each day for Saturday’s big Chase County Fair Parade in downtown Imperial. Organized...
  • Horse show kicks off Chase Co. Fair week

    By Jan Schultz and Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While the Chase County Fair has just one event on its opening day Sunday—the 4-H horse show—events will continue to build each day for the week-long fair in Imperial that ends Sunday, Aug. 16. Ea...
  • New expo hall will be in use at next week’s fair

    The Chase County Fairgrounds have changed a bit since last year with the addition of a new expo hall. Fair board members, Chase County Commissioners and other individuals gathered Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Last minute touches are still being ...
  • Jablonski gets nod as new council member

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Johna Jablonski received a unanimous 3-0 vote approving her appointment by Mayor Dwight Coleman as Imperial’s newest city council member. Action on the appointment came during a special meeting of the council Friday...
  • Plane crash results in death of David German

    The Cal German family of Imperial suffered another flying tragedy when the family lost a second son and brother as the result of a plane crash. David Lee German, 46, of Ogallala, died Monday night Aug. 3 in a Dallas, Texas hospital from burns suffered af...