People who turned out at the Imperial airport Saturday afternoon got to inspect these Army National Guard Chinook and Blackhawk helicopters. Military personnel gave onlookers a send-off when they departed for Buckley AFB. (Johnson Publications photo)

With no seniors on this year’s team, this group of juniors will be relied upon for their leadership on the Lady Longhorn softball team, from left, Carissa Hill, Sydnie Allen, Emma DeGrasse and Valerie Herbert. (Johnson Publications photo)

After a couple of their fellow contestants had already shown their horses, this group of 10 adults are ready for their turns, from left, Susan Spicer, Tracy Heathers, Penny Zadina, Wayne Krausnick, Darin Knobbe, Amanda Kimble, Carol Spady, Jodi Spady, Chris Krausnick and Larry Schilke. Already through the competition were Octavio Aragon and Gene Heathers. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local News

Give that young man a steak! Tomas Maddux of Imperial eagerly holds out his plate for the steak served up by Cowboy Catering. (Johnson Publications photo)

    With many activities of a jam-packed Chase County Fair already in the books, fairgoers need not worry.
    There’s much more left to take in and experience.

    For 25 summers, Larry and Jeanette Munger of Imperial manned the ticket booth at the Chase County Fair.

People who turned out at the Imperial airport Saturday afternoon got to inspect these Army National Guard Chinook and Blackhawk helicopters. Military personnel gave onlookers a send-off when they departed for Buckley AFB. (Johnson Publications photo)

    One of three Army National Guard CH-47 Chinooks made an emergency landing in northwest Chase County Friday, Aug.

Opinion

For seven years, lawmakers have failed to expand health care coverage for an estimated 90,000 Nebraskans who can’t afford to purchase insurance on their own.

I have only known four people who could adequately and understandably explain the state’s school finance system to me, and three of them are dead.

An out-of-state friend once asked me what the speed limit was on Interstate 80 across Nebraska.

Sports

With no seniors on this year’s team, this group of juniors will be relied upon for their leadership on the Lady Longhorn softball team, from left, Carissa Hill, Sydnie Allen, Emma DeGrasse and Valerie Herbert. (Johnson Publications photo)

    While most are concentrating on the Chase County Fair this week, Lady Longhorn Coach Denise Smith has softball on her mind.

After a couple of their fellow contestants had already shown their horses, this group of 10 adults are ready for their turns, from left, Susan Spicer, Tracy Heathers, Penny Zadina, Wayne Krausnick, Darin Knobbe, Amanda Kimble, Carol Spady, Jodi Spady, Chris Krausnick and Larry Schilke. Already through the competition were Octavio Aragon and Gene Heathers. (Johnson Publications photo)

    Sometimes, all the 4-H competition can be stressful both for the youths and parents.

Monday marked the start of high school fall sports practices. Two of the Lady Longhorn teams were out in force in the gym and on the field.

The Imperial Republican

308-882-4453 (Phone)

308-882-5167 (Fax)

622 Broadway St

PO Box 727

Imperial, NE 69033