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  • Fair’s archery events wrapped up early

    Youths in the 4-H archery program competed for ribbons and trophies Saturday as one of the many youth events was completed just ahead of the official start of the Chase County Fair next week. Above, Cade Francis checks his results with Judge Kendra Deaver...
  • Bike safety a concern to local resident after close call

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the start of school just around the corner and the rush of the Chase County Fair next week, an Imperial woman has a big concern on her mind. It’s bicycle safety. While she’s not a bicycle rider herself anymor...
  • Champion woman takes Best of Show in fair photo contest

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Judges gathered Monday evening at Chase County Schools to review and judge entries in the 2015 Chase County Fair Photo Contest. After reviewing entries, judges named “Beard Trucking (Shining On Chrome)” by Melda...
  • Local TeamMates recognized for first year of service

    The Chase County Schools (CCS) TeamMates program was recognized recently for completion of its first year of service. Accepting a plaque from Tom Osborne, who with wife Nancy formed TeamMates, was local President Sheila Stromberger. The award was made in...
  • Yellow Jackets win coed tournament

    This year’s bragging rights in Imperial’s coed softball league goes to the Yellow Jackets. Team members include Kelsey Owens, Matt Owens, Chelsie Thayer, Matt Thayer, Lensey Griebel, Lori Sis, Mylee Sorensen, Abby Sorensen, Chad Cochran, Scott Fesmi...
  • CCS volleyball conditioning starts Monday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Start of the high school fall sports season is less than a month away, so local athletic teams are getting ready. A week of conditioning starts Monday morning for those playing high school volleyball at Chase County S...
  • CCS eighth grader has experience of lifetime at volleyball tourney

    It was the first time Omaha has hosted the final round of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix international tournament, and a junior high student from Imperial got to see it up close and personal. Madison Schuller, an eighth grader at Chase Co...
  • Trevor Peterson gets in a lot of baseball in St. Louis

    Thirteen-year-old Trevor Peterson has had a full summer of baseball this year. Last weekend, he spent three days in St. Louis as part of 13-and-under Team Nebraska competing in the Midwest Regional National Team Identification Series (NTIS). On Friday, ...
  • Aug. 6 a day to check school defibrillators

    Health and safety education and awareness have become a major focal point surrounding high school activities nationwide. The Nebraska Schools Activities Association  (NSAA) is working to bring awareness, best practices and educational resources to the 3...
  • Goal reached again in Feed My Starving Children effort

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 700 volunteers helped Southwest Nebraska Meals for God’s Children (SNMGC) hit their goal of packing 272,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). This marks the fifth consecutive year that SNMGC ha...
  • Osborne to headline TeamMates banquet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Area residents will have the chance to hear former Husker Football Coach and Athletic Director Tom Osborne when he travels to Imperial for a Chase County Schools TeamMates program. Osborne, also a three-term Nebraska ...
  • Fun Day gives relief on hot summer day

    Starting off the day, at right, firemen dropped the flag from the city water tower before the playing of The National Anthem. ...
  • Dispute brewing over valuation of county CREP land

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican There’s a dispute brewing in Chase County over the assessed valuation of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Owners of Chase County land enrolled in CREP feel the new 2015 assesse...
  • Fun Day water fights cool down competitors

    With temperatures in the 90s Saturday, those taking part in the water fights as part of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s Helen Fanning Memorial Fun Day didn’t mind getting drenched. Despite wearing firefighting gear, the participants were soa...
  • Imperial native witnesses history

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Seventy years ago on Aug. 6, in one week, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, signaling the beginning of the end of World War II. Keith Arterburn, a former Imperial resident, brother to the l...
  • As fair draws near, ticket sale changes occur

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With a week and a half to go before the Chase County Fair begins Aug. 9, the public should be aware of some changes in ordering tickets. First, on Saturday this weekend, the price of the Carnival Mega Ride Pass increa...
  • Man faces possible life terms in child sexual assault case

    A 41-year-old man was convicted on all three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and one count of child abuse in a Chase County District jury trial last week. The case resulted from incidents involving a minor child in Imperial during 2008. ...
  • ROOM... they’re off on Poker Run

    The numbers weren’t quite what Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman had hoped to see, but the 18 participants in this year’s Mayor’s Charity Poker Run had fun Saturday. The group took off from Imperial at 12:30 p.m. and drove around Lake McConaughy, racki...
  • Villarreal segment on ‘Nebraska Stories’ to be rebroadcast Aug. 9

    The August episode of NET’s “Nebraska Stories” will highlight the best segments from season six. One of the stories included in the upcoming program profiles Armando Villarreal of Imperial and his sports-related artwork. The final 30-minute program ...
  • ocal youth on to Galaxy of Stars at State Fair

    Winners have been announced for the Nebraska State Fair and Vision Productions, Inc., Galaxy of Stars® Talent Search Video Mail-In Contest. Also named are winners of local Participating Partner Talent Searches who have qualified to advance to the Galaxy ...