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  • Spickelmier off to good start at national rodeo

    Chadron State College cowboy Miles Spickelmier of Imperial got the College National Finals Rodeo off to a good start. While competing in the “slack” Monday morning, Spickelmier had a time of 4.2 seconds in the steer wrestling.  That tied him for thir...
  • Torch Run heads on to Lincoln through Imperial

    Making its annual trek to Lincoln for the opening of the Cornhusker Games next month, the Torch Run was through Imperial last Wednesday and Thursday. At left, Morgan Strand is running a two-mile leg during a misty morning. She was the first runner Thursda...
  • Hospital Foundation gearing up for annual golf benefit

    The Chase County Hospital Foundation is in the final stages of preparation for the fourth annual Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit to be held on June 25 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. Proceeds generated by this annual event go to support programs at Chase Co...
  • Josie Peterson wins her division at Rockies Pitch, Hit & Run

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Josie Peterson of Imperial won the girls’ 11-12 year-old age division at the 2011 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) team competition at Coors Field in Denver Saturday. She was among competi...
  • Great Plains Communications’ customers won’t be affected by Big Ten blackout

    Despite concerns still affecting other Nebraska cable providers, Great Plains Communications wants to assure customers that they have been guaranteed by the Big Ten Network that it will air the first two Cornhusker home games in all Great Plains Communica...
  • Senior girls softball suffers first loss

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s senior girls suffered their first loss of the softball season last Thursday at Atwood, when they had to play short a player due to numbers and injury. Still, Coach Denise Smith’s team is 3-1 on the seas...
  • Firemen recognized for service, training

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department received the group’s top awards, while another was recognized with a “scratch and dent” plaque at Saturday’s annual awards night. Four members also recei...
  • Options for hospital district discussed at info meeting

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Less than 20 patrons attended the first of three information meetings on the hospital district held Monday night at Chase County Schools. Meetings were planned for Wauneta Tuesday night and again in Imperial Wednes...
  • Youths to get fill of science next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s just days away. Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences (SCORE) kicks off in Imperial Monday, running all next week on a staggered schedule for youths in grades 1-6. Following the camps’ final registratio...
  • Vintage car tour will make Imperial stop Sunday morning

    Vintage cars like this one will make about an hour stop in Imperial Sunday morning, June 12, as part of the Nebraska Rod and Custom Association’s 2011 Tour Nebraska. Rex Felker, president of the local Car Nutz organization, said 200 to 300 cars with 400...
  • Citywide garage sales will be 30 strong Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial will feature its annual citywide garage sales this Saturday, and 30 different sites are participating. Starting time for the sales is 7 a.m. The citywide event is an annual project of the Imperial Chamber of ...
  • Knobbe finds Joplin, after tornado, ‘mangled’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. May 22, cutting a path at least one-half mile wide and 13 miles long, also struck Imperial resident Sue Knobbe personally. Her aunt and two cousins lost their houses in the EF5 twis...
  • New legislation may be confusing on golf carts

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Now that summer is here, so is golf season. An issue that has been before the Imperial city council has concerned the use of golf carts on city streets. After a former council asked the police to “look the other way...
  • Chase County Hospital sponsoring ‘CHEWs It or Lose It’ Triathlon

    In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle with area residents, Chase County Community Hospital is sponsoring an amateur triathlon titled “CHEWs It or Lose It.” The acronym CHEWS stands for Chase Healthcare Employee Wellness Program. While the CHEWS...
  • ‘Pig on Playground’ web voting starts over

    CCS competing for $2,500 in prize money By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A look at the website this week promoting the “Pigs on the Playground” competition between Nebraska schools indicates voting was restarted. Originally begun May 31, Progres...
  • Northside Gardens offers gardening opportunities

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After retiring from Frenchman Valley Coop after 30 years of service, Dianne Way wasn’t about to sit still. She has opened Northside Gardens at the corner of 16th and Broadway Streets. The seasonal greenhouse opened ...
  • Noxious weeds continue to threaten, but progress seen

    By Mitch CoffinNDA Noxious weeds continue to be a serious threat to agriculture across the state. The most noticeable infestations occur on range and pasturelands. Weeds like purple loosestrife, phragmites and saltcedar tend to impact wetland areas that ...
  • Soybean farmers to get firsthand look at checkoff in action

    The road from the typical U.S. soybean farm to a major poultry, pork and dairy operation in western Mexico may not seem clear at first, but, as 10 U.S. soybean farmers are about to find out in the United Soybean Board’s (USB) “See for Yourself” prog...
  • FFA to introduce new fundraiser next fall

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Sometime late next fall, the Imperial FFA at Chase County Schools will be selling the Hometown USA Family Fun Board Game as a fundraiser. The board game has players moving a long a winding path with 90 landing spaces,...
  • Planting delays must be reported to stay eligible for program

    Producers are reminded that acres prevented from being planted need to be reported to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) within 15 days of the final planting date. Teri Moss, County Executive Director of the Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA), says it is ...