Turtle race heat winners, from left, Gentry Moe, Zoey Kelley, Michael Fanning, Jordyn Stafford, Nevaeh Martin and Slade Stolz. Overall winner was Zoey Kelley. (Johnson Publications photo)

And they’re off! Turtles race for the finish line at the turtle races. (Johnson Publications photo)

“Sombrero” turtle wins first heat. (Johnson Publications photo)

Exciting fair action in turtle arena

 The weather was perfect for 31 youths and their turtles who competed in the turtle races last Wednesday at the fairgrounds.

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)

Fair board member Jake Burke, left, was getting a hand from his brother, Josh, as fair board members hung the benefactor flags on the walkway and entrance area last week. (Johnson Publications photo)

Anticipation builds as county fair hits crescendo this week

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

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 retains certified community status

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


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