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  • Antique tractor pull wraps up fair week

    The 10th annual antique tractor pull completed another successful event to close out the fair Sunday, Aug. 21. Pullers completed a total of 76 total hooks, including 65 tractor hooks, three pickup hooks and eight double team hooks. The double-tree team ev...
  • Sixty-eight cars displayed in fair’s Car Nutz Cruize-in

    Hayes Center man awarded coveted Peoples’ Choice trophy By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Classic car buffs were in heaven Saturday afternoon of the Chase County Fair as 68 vehicles filled one full street and part of another just west of the fairg...
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  • SW Nebraska hosting tour

    Imperial will be the headquarters of the 2011 Nebraska Angus Tour. Events will kick off the evening of Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with Bear Mountain Angus hosting the evening meal at their ranch, six miles west of Palisade. Chrisman Family Cattle of Wauneta will...
  • CC Hospital’s ALL Cancer Walk planned in Wauneta Oct. 1

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Calling all walkers as well as those affected by cancer. This year’s Chase County Hospital ALL Cancer Walk will be held in Wauneta on Oct. 1. The annual fundraising event benefits Chase County and area patients who receive...
  • ‘Bras for a Cause’ to lift cancer awareness

    Chase County Community Hospital is launching a new cancer awareness campaign dubbed “Bras for a Cause.”        They are asking area community members to help boost cancer awareness by “blinging out” a bra in the decorating contest. Entries o...
  • Corvette Classic in its 8th year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two blocks of Imperial’s Wellington Street and 7th Street were jam-packed with Corvettes and Camaros during the 8th annual Chase County Corvette Classic. Held during the fair on Saturday, Aug. 20, a total of 215 c...
  • School’s new salad bar popular with youngsters

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Of about 30 young students at Chase County Schools who passed through the lunch line Tuesday, only two were observed to pass up the new salad bar set up for grades kindergarten through third grade. The new salad bar w...
  • Mutton Busters go for the glory

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s mutton bustin’ contest on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17 proved to be a popular event for youngsters ages 4-7. The event started about 15 minutes later than planned because kids kept coming up to regis...
  • Longhorns open football campaign with 49-6 win over Sutherland

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Plain and simple—the Chase County Longhorns outmatched the Sutherland Sailors in almost every facet of the game in the season opener here Friday night. The Longhorns scored in the first minute of the game and s...
  • Volleyball team counting on strength of hitters, experience

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican When the Lady Longhorns take to the court for their first volleyball matches of the season this weekend, Coach Jodie Schuller is pretty confident about a couple aspects of her 2011 squad—hitting and varsity experien...
  • Softball team opens season with flurry of games

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Playing five varsity games over a four-day period opened the Lady Longhorn softball season last week. Chase County even played in a varsity triangular two days before classes started last Thursday in Imperial, then ha...
  • Fun Run numbers rival last year’s

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It didn’t quite match last year’s near record-breaking participation, but this year’s 33rd annual Chase County Fair Fun Run had a solid field. Held Saturday, Aug. 20, this year’s running/walking events drew a ...
  • Grant’s Meadowlark Gallery features work by Imperial artists

    Marcia Bauerle and students of her cancer survivors art therapy group will be featured at The Meadowlark Gallery in Grant during the month of September.   Chase County Hospital Board Foundation furnishes supplies for the art therapy class Bauerle instruc...
  • Donate at Red Cross Bloodmobile next week

    The goal is 75 units of blood to be collected at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, to be held Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Imperial Bible Church chapel at 800 W. 11th St. Coordinator Liz Mollendor said anyone who donated at the July 14 Bloodmobi...
  • Cross country teams open at Cambridge Friday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns’ 2011 cross country teams will kick off their season Friday at the Cambridge Invitational. Coach Carl Zuege said he’s anxious for the kids to get the first race under their belts. It will also pro...
  • Amtrak passenger train derails near Benkelman, NE

      By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican A small number of passengers were taken to area hospitals after an Amtrak train carrying about 175 people between San Francisco and Chicago derailed west of Benkelman, Neb., after leaving Denver, Colo.,...
  • Weather, crowds make for great fair

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Glowing reviews and compliments keep coming the fair board’s way after another grand Chase County Fair, which ended its week-long run Sunday. While the fair featured a great line-up of activities for the week, ...
  • City council looking to keep tax askings same as last year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s city council members and mayor expressed a keen desire Monday night to keep the city’s tax askings at the same level as last year. During their budget discussion Monday, council member Doug Gaswick s...
  • Classes starting inside, work underway outside

    First day of 2011-12 school year today By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Students at Chase County Schools are back in the classroom today (Thursday) with a full day of classes for K-12. As they are hitting the books indoors, work on several project...