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  • Former Chase County resident’s symphony tells of God’s creation

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It all started with a “little tin piano” and two piano teachers. Many years ago, out in Chase County, Phyllis Bonner Weichenthal, daughter of Clifford and Gladyce Bonner, became entranced with music. When she was ...
  • Book signing on Saturday for Heydenberk’s children’s book

    Learning about Holy Spirit focus of book By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For years, United Methodist Pastor Valera Heydenberk could never find a good children’s book that addressed the Holy Spirit for children. So, she wrote one herself. The H...
  • Brogies bring years of science enthusiasm to SCORE

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mark and Ellen Brogie of Creighton have been welcoming and familiar faces at the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) in Chase County for many years. As a matter of fact, Mark has presented classes on ph...
  • Cyclists riding for hunger are rolling into Imperial Tuesday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican On June 30 about 164 bicyclists and support staff will hit Imperial as part of the NUMB (Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger). The bikers will ride a 245 mile circuit June 27 to July 1 from Ogallala to Sidn...
  • Meet Sen. Hughes at ice cream social

    The public is invited to a reception for Nebraska State Senator Dan Hughes of Venango on Wednesday, July 8, at the Imperial office of Frenchman Valley Coop, 202 Broadway. The informal reception will give residents of southwest Nebraska’s 44th Legislativ...
  • Parking now made easier for employees, customers

    Employees and customers of Adams Bank & Trust and Troxell’s Heating & Appliance have a newly paved section of the parking lot at their disposal, west of the alley that runs behind the two businesses. Poured in three sections, the first section o...
  • UNL study looking at why young people come to rural Nebraska

    By Merrilyn LeibbrandtImperial Chamber President Imperial has been given a great opportunity to reach out to UNL students, to showcase Imperial and what we have to offer young people, and encourage them to come live and work here. Lesley Nordhausen of All...
  • New slate of Lions officers installed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican On July 1, a new slate of officers will take charge within the Imperial Lions Club for the 2015-16 year. Installation of the officers was held Tuesday at the Lions’ regular monthly meeting.   Taking over as preside...
  • A Night at Museum

    The Chase County Museum is the place to be this weekend. There’s a little of something for everyone.The Night at the Museum Saturday night is a whiskey and wine tasting  from 6-9 p.m., open to the public.The event is sponsored by the Chase County Fair ...
  • Heathers on to State 4-H Horse Show

    Shaylee Heathers of Champion competed at the District 4-H Horse Show June 10 in Bridgeport. She competed with her horse Mariah in the Hunter Under Saddle Pleasure event, receiving a trophy and a blue ribbon. Riding Asia, she earned a purple ribbon in Pole...
  • Making family memories . . . PRICELESS!!

    This past month has marked experiences oh so valuable to my favorite pastime . . . making family memories!! You just can’t beat it. Mom reached the 80-year milestone this year and all 18 (+2) of our Johnson clan celebrated on a beach trip to Turks and C...
  • Make the 4th a bang with your donation

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved fireworks. To me, the annual fireworks show always made the Fourth of July something special. Over the past 10 years or so, great strides have been made to enhance and ...
  • Junior and Senior Legion get their first wins of the season

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The drought is over for Imperial’s Junior and Senior baseball teams. The seniors got their first win of the season last week at Holdrege, 9-7, and backed it up with another win at Gothenburg Sunday, 10-2. The ju...
  • After state Junior Olympic performance, Owings on to regionals

    Allison Owings of Champion continues to make news in track circles throughout the state. She traveled to the USATF Nebraska State Junior Olympic Youth Championships Meet held last weekend at Omaha Burke High School. Owings went into Saturday’s competit...
  • Peterson is runner-up at Pitch, Hit and Run

    Imperial’s Morgan Peterson gave a good showing Saturday at the Team Championships of the Pitch, Hit and Run competition held at Coors Field in Denver. Competing in the girls’ 11-12 age group, she finished right in the middle of the three competitors i...
  • Short junior girls’ softball season concludes with tourney Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While Imperial’s junior girls’ softball team collected just one win this summer, their coach said the team improved a great deal during the short, eight-game season. The season concluded Saturday with a one-day to...
  • Learning the basics at girls’ T-ball

    June is coming to an end, and so is the T-ball programs in Imperial. But during the month, youths taking part in both the girls’ and boys’ programs have been learning the basics. Last Tuesday night, an enthusiastic group of girls was batting and runni...
  • ELGC team wins 8th annual Hospital Foundation Slice Fore Life benefit

    The team playing for Enders Lake Golf Course won the 8th Annual Chase County Hospital Foundation Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit held June 13 at the Enders Lake Golf Course.   The team of Matt Klima and Matt Borchers of Wauneta and Doug Carman and Eric More...
  • T-Ball program off and running

    A stop by Schroeder Park Monday through Thursday each week will find a lot of activity on the little league fields. That’s where the boys’ and girls’ T-Ball programs are underway from 5 to 6 p.m. four days a week. Last Wednesday, the boys section ...
  • New high school courses added to CCS curriculum

    Dialogue continues on proposed valedictorian, salutatorian policyBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Students in grades 9-12 at Chase County Schools have two new course offerings available next school year. The two new courses, each one semester in leng...