People celebrating the event at Broken Arrow Cellars included, from left, Imperial Manor Administrator Eric Haider, City Clerk Jo Leyland, Council Member Johnna Jablonski, Council President Charlesa Kline, Senator Dan Hughes, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, Community Development Director Jason Tuller, Council Member Doug Gaswick, DED Business Consultant Brittany Hardin, and Broken Arrow owners Steve and Debra Schilke. (Johnson Publications photo)

Seniors on this year’s Lady Longhorn softball team are, from left, Andrea Page, Jade Allen, Lauren Gockley, Sydney Vetter, Stevie Johnson, Whitney Hopp and Emma Ferguson. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

Taking a little ride out back during Sunday’s 4-H horse show, the kickoff event of the Chase County Fair, were Zoey Kelley, left, and Abby Spicer. (Johnson Publications photo)

Fifty percent of Old Dominion tickets sold
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

The solar eclipse for 2017 arrives Monday.

People celebrating the event at Broken Arrow Cellars included, from left, Imperial Manor Administrator Eric Haider, City Clerk Jo Leyland, Council Member Johnna Jablonski, Council President Charlesa Kline, Senator Dan Hughes, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, Community Development Director Jason Tuller, Council Member Doug Gaswick, DED Business Consultant Brittany Hardin, and Broken Arrow owners Steve and Debra Schilke. (Johnson Publications photo)

Imperial has retained status for another five years as an Economic Development Certified Community (EDCC) with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED).

Opinion

Venezuela is a woeful reminder that no country is so rich that it can’t be driven into the ground by revolutionary socialism.

You couldn’t pay me to live there. Or, could you?

Beware of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s lowballing. That’s good advice for the Democrats and others who are getting cocky about defeating a Republican replacement for Obamacare.

Sports

Seniors on this year’s Lady Longhorn softball team are, from left, Andrea Page, Jade Allen, Lauren Gockley, Sydney Vetter, Stevie Johnson, Whitney Hopp and Emma Ferguson. (Johnson Publications photo)

When classes resume at Chase County Schools Aug. 23, the Lady Longhorn softball team will already have a pair of games under their belt.

As another school year nears, the future of the children in our community is on many people’s minds.

Coach Dan Lenners said 35 players checked out equipment for this year’s football season. Practices began at 6 a.m. Monday morning and ran until 8:30 a.m. Lenners said that schedule will continue through next week. He said they will also have special team drills during several evenings this week. He said rules require at least six hours of rest between practices if more than one practice per day is held. Here, Assistant Jeff Glesberg , left, and Lenners, right explain blocking assignments during Tuesday morning’s practice. (Johnson Publications photo)

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