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  • Chase County Schools is holding own on enrollment

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While many rural area schools are fighting big enrollment declines, Chase County Schools (CCS) is holding its own. And, according to School Supt. Matt Fisher, it appears the CCS enrollment trend will stay at similar n...
  • Highway 61 at Enders Dam to open temporarily over holiday weekend

    State Highway 61 has been closed at Enders Dam since Aug. 12 for maintenance activities on the bridge across the dam spillway. The highway will be reopened from Sept. 1-5 to accommodate increased traffic over Labor Day weekend. The highway will then be c...
  • Recent trip to WWII Memorial special to area veterans, family

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Larry and Dianne Radcliffe took her parents, Willis L. and Lucille Jones of McCook, on a special trip over Memorial Day weekend. They took the World War II veteran/former prisoner of war to the World War II Memorial i...
  • Fair’s parade one of biggest in years

    Helena’s ‘crazy guys’  awarded Grand Prize By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Each year at the Chase County Fair parade, the “crazy guys” from Helena Chemical have one of those entries that just makes a person laugh. It was no different t...
  • Ranch Rodeo tests cowhands’ skills

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s fair featured a new event for cowboys and cowgirls alike—the Ranch Rodeo. Held on Tuesday evening , Aug. 16, the event pitted four-person teams against each other to test their cowhand skills. Each ...
  • True Value to get new look

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Shortly after Labor Day, work will begin to update Owens True Value and expand its inventory. Both the interior and exterior of the store at 541 Hwy. 61 will benefit. According to owners Greg and Lori Owens, the store...
  • 2011 Cattlemen’s Ball nets record; 90 percent of proceeds to cancer research

    With a net of $1.49 million, the 2011 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Ball in West Point has shattered the event’s previous record for most money raised by $487,000. The total topped the previous high of just more than $1 million raised by the 2010 event in Kea...
  • More than 1,100 served at BBQ

    The Imperial Young Farmers & Ranchers barbeque is always a popular draw after the parade Saturday of the fair. The lines were long as people waited to feast on the brisket sandwiches. Volunteers with the IYFRs were busy cutting up the brisket to fill ...
  • Congregation moves into new church

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Lighthouse Fellowship congregation, after five months of work, has moved into its new church at 410 Broadway. Pastor Matt Dupiere has conducted services there for two Sundays. Members volunteered labor to convert ...
  • Emergencies make one thankful for first responders

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor The need for emergency responders hit home the past week when last Friday’s Amtrak train derailment occurred just 50 miles south of Imperial. That includes all of those people who serve our law enforc...
  • 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...