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  • SCORE camp ‘roars’ into county, gets started on Monday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Go Wild With Science” is the theme of this year’s SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp in Chase County. Monday, children who picked up their camp gear during final registration were surround...
  • City will pave East 3rd totally with concrete

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican More street development is coming in Imperial’s Cornerstone property. After months of considering improvements to East 3rd St. there, and after a temporary halt to any development thoughts on that street due to sale...
  • BRAN 35 starts Sunday from Wauneta

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Six months ago Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) announced Wauneta as the beginning town on the BRAN 35 tour across Nebraska. The annual bike ride will begin this Sunday. The ride draws bike riders from across th...
  • Legislature abolishes death penalty; ballot issue being explored

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nebraska abolished the death penalty May 27 over the governor’s objections in a move pushed through the legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and ...
  • Entries being taken for Father’s Day Photo Contest

    Entries will be accepted until June 12 for The Imperial Republican Father’s Day Photo Contest. The winning and runner up photos will appear in the June 19 issue of the paper.The photos must be jpeg format if they’re emailed; no phone pictures will be ...
  • Rocking horses to be featured at museum

    Rocking horses and other wooden animals will be featured at the Chase County Museum this Sunday.The creations of Pat Baney and Jim Brown of B & B Rocking, the rocking horses are lifelike and endowed with personality. B & B also makes animals accor...
  • Learning the ropes for rescue team

    Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) caught the eye of many a passer-by along Broadway St., Sunday afternoon as the department’s rope rescue team members were scaling the wall of the fire hall. Fire Chief Nick Schultz said the IVFD r...
  • Clean out closets; have garage sale

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Tired of clutter? Not wearing those out-of-style clothes? The baby is in college and doesn’t need the toys? Think garage sale. The deadline to be included in the Imperial Chamber of Commerce City Wide Garage Sale i...
  • Updates, budget reviews hold co. commissioners’ attention

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Visitors kept Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. busy at the May 26  commissioner’s meeting. With the completion of crack filling on Old Highway 6 and the highway south of Wauneta, a...
  • A bouquet of gardens on the garden tour

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Adams Bank & Trust is sponsoring the third annual garden tour this Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The gardens of Monna Milner, Doug and Becky Carman, Tom and Laura Gaschler, Jeff and Connie Pribbeno, Larry and Dianne Rad...
  • Grant site for water, crops field day June 23

    Ribbon-cutting planned at Stumpf Wheat Center In September 2013, Marvin Stumpf donated $1 million and a section of land just east of Grant to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in memory of his family. The Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center will r...
  • N-CORPE refinancing construction bond

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project (N-CORPE) voted to refinance the bond used to finance the construction of the augmentation project in Lincoln County. As a member of the coa...
  • Bomgaars ready for big Grand Opening event

    Free hot dog lunch offered Thursday through Sunday By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Since opening the first of May, Bomgaars’ manager says it’s been nothing but busy at the Imperial store. Since opening their doors May 4, Store Manager Janelle...
  • Joggin’ for Frogmen helps remember our veterans, those serving

    I was truly inspired by all of the events surrounding Saturday’s Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K race in Imperial. Heading up to the park on the most beautiful morning we’ve had so far this spring, it didn’t feel like I was working. As I approached the l...
  • Youths enjoy own races, face painting, more at Joggin’ for Frogmen

    Not only were adults involved in Saturdays’ Joggin’ for Frogmen, but the kids were also a major focus. Following the main 5K race, there were three divisions for the little ones to run, called the Tadpole Trot, where they ran a short distance on West ...
  • Swim team dives into season

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With sign up completed, the Imperial Swim Team lists 63 on its roster this summer. Those swimmers began working out May 27 in preparation for the first meet on Saturday in St. Francis, Kan. Coach Kristi McNair said th...
  • Jennings closes out career at state

    CCS senior Tyler Jennings closed out his high school golf career at last week’s Class C state tournament held at Holmes golf course in Lincoln. Jennings finished the meet in a tie for 69th on rounds of 86 and 89. Here, he’s shown getting ready to hit ...
  • All-star volleyball game includes two from CCS

    Chase County Coach Schuller heads West Team another year MaKenna Ketter and Paige Spady, recent graduates of Chase County Schools, are among the 26 players picked to compete in the 31st annual West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game. The 13 members of eac...
  • Chase County trio in next week’s West Nebraska All-Star Football Game

    The players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 37th annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game Saturday, June 13. The 64 members of the all-star football teams, three of them from Chase County, were nominated by their respective high...
  • Patriotism, veterans focus at second annual 5K event

    Fifty more runners, walkers in this year’s Joggin’ for Frogmen By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Red, white and blue were the colors of the day Saturday as Imperial hosted the second annual Joggin’ for Frogmen. Race Director Kelsey Owens of Cha...