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  • Storms bring major damage to homes, crops, trees, gardens

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Fathers Day is a time for families to be together. That was the case on this year’s holiday Sunday, but many Imperial and rural Chase County families gathered together in basements because they were waiting out se...
  • Majority in town are following Imperial’s nuisance ordinances

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While a group of citizens at last week’s council meeting questioned city officials about alleged nuisances on their properties, records show the vast majority of property owners receiving courtesy letters pointing o...
  • Special election lottery ballots going out Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial city residents who are registered voters should watch their mailboxes later this week for the special lottery election ballot. County Clerk/Election Commissioner Debbie Clark said the ballots will be postmark...
  • Youths’ nuts and bolts science invention takes national honor

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican What started out as discarded junk turned into a $3,000 check for two Imperial youths. Jared Knobbe and Steven Fish partnered to create a “Nuts and Bolts Chair” that received the Nucor Future Engineers Champion ...
  • Rain causes slide on east side of Enders Dam

    More than six inches of rain fell between Sunday night and Tuesday morning near Enders Dam, south of Enders. As a result, about 50 feet of the embankment slid away from the northbound lane of Highway 61 near the north end of the dam. This photo was shot...
  • Writer extolls attractions of Highway 6

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Trying to do away with stereotypes and educating people about Highway 6 across the nation is travel writer Malerie Yolen-Cohen’s impetus for traveling the highway. She passed through Imperial June 15 as part of a mo...
  • School to begin office remodel; new main entrance planned

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While no bids were received on the Chase County Schools’ proposed office remodeling, school board members decided to proceed with part of the work yet this summer. The work will result in a new double-door, more sec...
  • Little of county left untouched by Sunday hail storm

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Few if any places in Chase County escaped without some hail damage after a massive storm that spawned several tornadoes moved through the area Sunday night. Three separate storms hit the county but it was the secon...
  • 4-H judge’s training later this month in Imperial

    Do you want to sharpen your skills as a 4-H judge? You can make a difference in a child’s life by helping them critique the skills they have developed through 4-H. Mark your calendar for June 30, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the UNL Extension-Chase County o...
  • Water, crops field day June 30 near Brule

    The seventh annual West Central Water and Crops Field Day will be June 30 near Brule. The event will be at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Water Resources Field Laboratory and the Armstrong family’s Purty Punkins Farm, south and west...
  • City should stay course on nuisance program

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Imperial has always been known as a clean community, one projecting pride in its appearance. A regular comment to me from relatives and friends from out of town who visit here is what a nice, clean com...
  • Nebraska National Army Band here this week

    The courthouse lawn will be filled with patriotic and popular music Friday night when the Nebraska National Guard’s 43rd Army Band gives a 7 p.m. concert in Imperial. A concert by the 55-member band, as well as its smaller jazz band, are on the schedule...
  • Formations in skies make it a threatening Father’s Day

    Residents captured two threatening sky scenes in the area Sunday night, contributing to a very unsettled evening of weather. Above, Marcia Bauerle snapped this shot just west of their home in Imperial sometime just after 6 p.m. At right, weather spotter C...
  • Chase County Fair brochures hit mailboxes this week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Brochures containing ticket and event information for the 2011 Chase County Fair & Expo (CCF&E) will hit mailboxes later this week. Fair organizers said all boxholders in Chase County will  receive a broch...
  • Rain puts ball games on hold

    Continual rain and bad storms are not good for baseball and softball schedules. Tuesday morning found the fields at Schroeder Park in Imperial with a lot of water. Above, the pitcher’s mound looks more like a small pond on the north Little League field....
  • Weir granddaughter is track athlete of year

    Ellen Renk, granddaughter of Nancy Weir of Imperial, is a little better known in northern Illinois these days. Her notoriety was expanded recently when she was named the 2011 NewsTribune Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. She and fellow honoree Mi...
  • Pee Wees collect pair of wins

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Wins over Wallace and Ogallala Black last week upped the Imperial Pee Wee baseball record to 4-2. Coach Bob Milner said it was good to pick up both wins, and his team played well in both outings. Imperial took a 20-12...
  • Imperial takes swim meet win at Grant

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial took first at Saturday’s swim meet in Grant. They took the championship with 442 points, followed by Benkelman 347 and Perkins County 164. This Saturday, Imperial will be in Benkelman for the weekly meet, w...
  • Juniors go 1-3 in action last week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior Legion put up one win against three losses in action last week. The juniors lost to Grant last Wednesday and dropped the first two games of the Sidney tournament to Sidney and Ogallala. They clo...
  • SCORE ends on happy note

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican You’ve come a long way, SCORE camp. Started in 1989, the Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences wrapped up another successful camp last week. Over the years, the schedules, locations and types of science studied ...