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  • The Band Perry rocks country fans at fair

    Country fans, especially a lot of young ones, had a blast at Saturday’s Chase County Fair performance by The Band Perry, an up-and-coming country western band that includes, above from left, siblings Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry. They performed two o...
  • School welcomes new staff

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There are three new faces in the teaching/counseling area at Chase County Schools. All have had previous teaching experience, and look forward to their new jobs. They are Trent Herbert as high school counselor, Tom Ha...
  • Whadya think, judge?

    Malachi Christensen, in front, and Jordan Jablonski, both of Imperial, are learning the ropes of showmanship at last week’s Chase County Fair’s 4-H sheep show. They are showing their lambs in the Clover Kids division, which is for youths age five to s...
  • USDA awards funding to farmers, businesses

    Eighteen Nebraska recipients have been selected in the first round of the Rural Energy for America Program to receive $127,077 in loans and grants. Funds will be used to make energy efficiency improvements that will promote energy conservation. “These...
  • Nebraskans support variety of economic development steps

    Rural Nebraskans support having their communities take a range of steps to improve economic development, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln expert said the good news is that many entrepreneurial resources already are a...
  • Producers have chance to give input at meetings

    There will only be three more opportunities to go to a Nebraska Cattlemen sponsored Brand Input Meeting where participants will be talking about brand inspection, brand recording and brand investigation. Nebraska is a state that is split; the west side o...
  • Despite rain Christian show goes on

    The Christian Family Show, held Wednesday during fair, was the only event that really got affected by rain. A light shower began to fall shortly after the concert began. The group, Caballero, continued to play on as members of the fair board and other vol...
  • Past fair entertainers

    1952—Johnny Rivers Revue; Rocky Starr; Nimble Bros.1953—The Duke of Paducah from the Grand Ole Opry.1954—Hollywood Ice-Arama1955—Minnie Pearl from the Grand Ole Opry.1956—The Ink Spots; The Sons of the Purple Sage.1957—Rocky Rollin (Elvis Pres...
  • Rock ’n roll never gets old

    Rock ’n Roll never gets old with its fans as more than 2,800 people turned out last Friday night to see and hear REO Speedwagon. The band first appeared at the Chase County Fair in 1997 and returned this year to a packed house in front of the fair grand...
  • County, open horseshoe tournaments held

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  • Football season opens here Friday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Longhorns head football coach Dan Lenners said his kids have grown tired of hitting each other—they’re ready to play a game. They’ll get that chance Friday night when the Longhorns play host to the Sutherla...
  • New display in Longhorn gym highlights NSAA district feats

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican When Longhorn fans attend the first home volleyball game next week in the high school gym, a display of NSAA district plaques will surely catch their eye. On the gym’s south wall are two long rows of Nebraska School...
  • School starts year with pep rally

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With school to start today (Thursday) in Imperial, students kicked it up a notch on Monday with a pep rally. Following a dinner, sponsored by the Booster Club, the cheerleaders led the crowd in a cheer, accompanied by...
  • Best Dance Crew Contest draws eight schools

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Arapahoe High School dance crew took first place, winning $400, during the Best Dance Crew Contest at the Chase County Fair last Saturday. Coming in second was the Maywood Dance Team, for $300, followed by the Per...
  • Boaters fortunate at Enders Lake

    A Colorado boater and his passengers escaped injury Aug. 20 when their boat became swamped. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Wildlife Officer Dirk Greene said Harold Hudson of Haxtun, Colo. was driving a boat that started to fill with water about 4 p.m....
  • Chase County does ‘Have Talent’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Being a judge would have been difficult at the Chase County Fair’s Got Talent Contest. Dancing, singing and cup stacking are hard to choose among for the top spot. The judges, all from radio stations in the area, ch...
  • 16 cars compete in Jaycees’ demo derby

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The number of cars may have been down some in this year Jaycee demo derby at the fair but that didn’t slow the drivers down any. With a packed house to watch the action, seven cars mixed it up in the weld divison...
  • Frozen material hard to unroll

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Frozen T-Shirt Contest at the Chase County Fair is popular, especially when it’s really hot out. That is, if you can unroll the frozen shirt and put it on. Shaylee Dorn was the first to put on her shirt l...
  • New location great exposure for fair’s motorcycle show

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An oversight turned into a good thing for organizers of the Chase County Fair’s motorcycle show. Held last Saturday afternoon, the show was supposed to be located along 7th Street, west of the fairgrounds. However, ...
  • Fair’s Pedal Pullers power path to state

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Over 100 youngsters put their legs to the test in powering weighted pedal tractors in the Mid-Nebraska Pedal Pullers Contest at the Chase County Fair on Friday. The top three girls and the top three boys in each age division...