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  • Legion teams fall to Ogallala, Gothenburg

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior and Senior Legion baseball teams came up on the short end in action last week, falling to Ogallala and then Gothenburg. Juniors The Juniors played host to Ogallala on Wednesday, June 3 and were a...
  • Golf benefit set for Saturday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The 8th annual Chase County Hospital Foundation Slice Fore Life golf benefit will be held this Saturday, June 13 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. Foundation organizer Deb Hrcka said several slots remain open for tea...
  • Another all-star game is history

    Another 2015 summer all-star game is in the books. Three graduated seniors from Chase County Schools, from left, Travis Luhrs, Paige Spady and Jeff Dickey, played in Friday night’s Mid-Plains Area All-Star Basketball Games in North Platte. In the openin...
  • Flag waves bravely in front of hospital

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Thanks to the generosity of the Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) Auxiliary, a new flagpole sports a new flag in front of the facility. The Stars and Stripes was officially raised Monday by the Auxiliary. Preside...
  • Prairie Plains CASA helps children as advocater

    The Imperial Rotary Club to welcomed Heidi Wheeler of Imperial and her daughter Katelyn to a recent meeting. They were representing the Prairie Plains Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children, which started in McCook 20 years ago. In April, b...
  • Full weekend on tap at Palisade Pioneer Days

    By Dharma Blake-ColeThe Wauneta Breeze The 33rd annual Palisade Pioneer Days kicks off Friday with several fun and exciting events planned. Here is a recap of the events.Friday Palisade Pioneer Days starts off at 4:30 p.m. MTwith the Alumni Banquet at th...
  • SCORE camp ‘roars’ into county, gets started on Monday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Go Wild With Science” is the theme of this year’s SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp in Chase County. Monday, children who picked up their camp gear during final registration were surround...
  • City will pave East 3rd totally with concrete

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican More street development is coming in Imperial’s Cornerstone property. After months of considering improvements to East 3rd St. there, and after a temporary halt to any development thoughts on that street due to sale...
  • BRAN 35 starts Sunday from Wauneta

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Six months ago Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) announced Wauneta as the beginning town on the BRAN 35 tour across Nebraska. The annual bike ride will begin this Sunday. The ride draws bike riders from across th...
  • Legislature abolishes death penalty; ballot issue being explored

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nebraska abolished the death penalty May 27 over the governor’s objections in a move pushed through the legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and ...
  • Entries being taken for Father’s Day Photo Contest

    Entries will be accepted until June 12 for The Imperial Republican Father’s Day Photo Contest. The winning and runner up photos will appear in the June 19 issue of the paper.The photos must be jpeg format if they’re emailed; no phone pictures will be ...
  • Rocking horses to be featured at museum

    Rocking horses and other wooden animals will be featured at the Chase County Museum this Sunday.The creations of Pat Baney and Jim Brown of B & B Rocking, the rocking horses are lifelike and endowed with personality. B & B also makes animals accor...
  • Learning the ropes for rescue team

    Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) caught the eye of many a passer-by along Broadway St., Sunday afternoon as the department’s rope rescue team members were scaling the wall of the fire hall. Fire Chief Nick Schultz said the IVFD r...
  • Clean out closets; have garage sale

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Tired of clutter? Not wearing those out-of-style clothes? The baby is in college and doesn’t need the toys? Think garage sale. The deadline to be included in the Imperial Chamber of Commerce City Wide Garage Sale i...
  • Updates, budget reviews hold co. commissioners’ attention

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Visitors kept Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. busy at the May 26  commissioner’s meeting. With the completion of crack filling on Old Highway 6 and the highway south of Wauneta, a...
  • A bouquet of gardens on the garden tour

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Adams Bank & Trust is sponsoring the third annual garden tour this Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The gardens of Monna Milner, Doug and Becky Carman, Tom and Laura Gaschler, Jeff and Connie Pribbeno, Larry and Dianne Rad...
  • Grant site for water, crops field day June 23

    Ribbon-cutting planned at Stumpf Wheat Center In September 2013, Marvin Stumpf donated $1 million and a section of land just east of Grant to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in memory of his family. The Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center will r...
  • N-CORPE refinancing construction bond

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project (N-CORPE) voted to refinance the bond used to finance the construction of the augmentation project in Lincoln County. As a member of the coa...
  • Bomgaars ready for big Grand Opening event

    Free hot dog lunch offered Thursday through Sunday By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Since opening the first of May, Bomgaars’ manager says it’s been nothing but busy at the Imperial store. Since opening their doors May 4, Store Manager Janelle...
  • Joggin’ for Frogmen helps remember our veterans, those serving

    I was truly inspired by all of the events surrounding Saturday’s Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K race in Imperial. Heading up to the park on the most beautiful morning we’ve had so far this spring, it didn’t feel like I was working. As I approached the l...