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Three members of the Imperial Lions Club earned one of the organization’s highest awards last week. District Governor Nancy Russell, far right, of Gordon presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship to, from left, Marvin Large, Arlene Large and Dennis Batterman. (Johnson Publications photo)

Three Lions Club members given organization’s Melvin Jones honor

    While three members of the Imperial Lions Club thought they were attending a regular monthly meeting March 28, the evening also included a big honor for them.

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Cast members in Friday’s “Murder at the Juice Joint” gather in front of the Model A in front of the library, and are, from left, Jacci Brown, Jan Elliott, Nick Roenfeldt, Dwight Coleman, Nichole Welsh, Dirk Weiss, Sue Moore, Rick Elliott, Rob Browning, Melody Newman, Doug Gaswick and Cindy Bahler. Friends of the Library organized the fourth annual production. (Johnson Publications photo)

Library’s murder mystery a hit; cast called ‘fabulous’

    Friends of the Library could have sold 15 to 20 more tickets to Friday night’s “Murder at the Juice Joint.”

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Annie Pursley, left, and Linda Clements break from their sewing machines to discuss detail on one of the many Lion King costume creations. (Johnson Publications photo)

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JoAnn Gibson came from South Dakota to contribute her sewing talents in support of her daughter, Jill Bauerle. (Johnson Publications photo)

Community volunteers offer school musical support

    Collaboration kicked off planning for this year’s school musical when the music and drama departments joined efforts.

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Casey Donahew will join the bill of the fair’s country concert Saturday, Aug. 19, that features the group Old Dominion.

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Foghat will headline the Classic rock concert at this year’s fair on Friday, Aug. 18.

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Special guests appearing with Foghat at the fair’s Classic rock concert will be Quiet Riot.

Foghat, Quiet Riot booked for fair’s rock concert

    This year’s entertainment lineup for the Chase County now stands complete with the announcement of performers at this year’s Classic rock concert and an addition to the country concert.



The Imperial Republican

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PO Box 727

Imperial, NE 69033