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  • 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...
  • Historic main street building no longer here

    Historic main street building no longer here An apartment building first used as a Traveler’s Hotel is now history as the structure at the corner of Broadway and 7th Sts., was demolished last week. Now owned by St. Patrick Catholic Church, the building...
  • Replacement of airport ramp, taxiways to begin soon

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Construction on the replacement of the ramp and taxiways at the Imperial airport will begin in about two weeks. The $1.72 million project includes removing the asphalt  ramp and taxiways and replacing them with co...
  • Lifestyle keeps rider in saddle, on move

    In 2008, at the end of a 30- year marriage, Art Lamely loaded up two horses and set off down the road from Broken Bow. Twelve states and 4,400 miles later, Lamely spent two days in Imperial on his way to Amarillo, Texas, for the winter. Lamely said he en...
  • Imperial man now facing federal charges on alleged child porn possession

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chuck Eberhardt of Imperial has been transferred to Lincoln and now faces federal charges on alleged possession of child pornography. Eberhardt, 56, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Chase County District Cou...
  • Paper out early next week during fair; expo tab in this issue

    Staff at The Imperial Republican will publish the Aug. 13 issue a full day early next week during the Chase County Fair. That will allow staff to begin covering the many events of fair week.All news and advertising deadlines will move up one full day next...
  • Bridge being repaired; work to last through August

    Work began last week on the bridge over the Frenchman River, south of Imperial. The county road on Avenue 331 from the Champion Spur to Road 730 is closed to through traffic during the project. Access is open to the transfer station and homes along Ave. 3...
  • CREP concerns keep county commissioners on their toes

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze The hot-button issue of CREP land prices overflowed from the Board of Equalization protest hearings in early July on to the July 28 Chase County Commissioners meeting. The Board of Equalization heard landowner protests ove...
  • CCS has national FBLA winners

    Recent Chase County Schools graduates Claire Kuenne and Makenna Wallin took ninth place in the Desktop Publishing category at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leaderhip Conference in Chicago recently. The duo were among Nebraska mem...
  • Hospital develops strategies, goals for future planning

    Plan expected to be ready for adoption at hospital board’smeeting this monthBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Hospital board members, administration and staff took another step toward the completion of a strategic plan for the hospital. During th...
  • Put our best foot forward next week

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican With the start of the Chase County Fair & Expo just days away, it serves us well to remember that it’s the little things that make the difference on how people view Imperial. Over the next 10 days, thousands...