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  • Broncos back in action

    Athletes across the state hit the practice fields Monday. Along with football, boys’ tennis, girls’ golf and softball teams started practice. Volleyball practices will begin Monday, Aug. 18. The Bronco’s football team is expecting 16 players to p...
  • Stackers take Junior Olympics

    William, left, and Caroline Polly, children of Kris and Kaura Polly of Arlington, Va. and grandchildren of Karl and Judy Polly of Wauneta recently participated in the Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa. (Courtesy Photo)   By Caroline Polly   Aug...
  • Mixed Format 2-Man or 2-Lady Scramble held at Enders Course

    On Aug. 9 the Enders Lake Golf Course was the site for a 27-Hole Mixed Format 2-Man and 2-Lady Scramble. Fifteen teams were at play in the men’s division with seven ladies’ teams at play. Topping the men’s division were Matt Klima and Lee Denker ...
  • Fair’s penny dive has more than just pennies; lots of prizes planned

    Thursday’s Penny Dive at the Imperial swimming pool will have more than pennies as prizes. Events start at 4 p.m. Brandy Hanes, who is coordinating the event that Adams Drug is sponsoring in part, said dollar coins, quarters, dimes, nickels and penni...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 12, 2004 Families of the late Ralph and Gertie Sandman held a reunion Saturday at the Wauneta Legion Hall, hosted by the family of Jack and Verna Sandman. There were 68 present. Amy Maxfield was among 30 of 400 employees...
  • Are you ready? Chase County Fair is well underway

      Fair activities kicked off Friday night with the annual Wrangler Roundup Supper. Casey Francis with Country Caterers puts a hot juicy steak on Bob Mendenhall’s plate. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   ...
  • Chris Young loves traveling that comes with career

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Performing at more than 100 venues a year, country singer Chris Young says he loves the traveling that comes with it. The country music entertainer at the Chase County Fair this Saturday night said that kind...
  • Are you ready? Chase County Fair is well underway

      Fair activities kicked off Friday night with the annual Wrangler Roundup Supper. Casey Francis with Country Caterers puts a hot juicy steak on Bob Mendenhall’s plate. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican ...
  • Fair ticket sales take a jump; fair activities kick off Sunday

    Jeanette Munger, who coordinates ticket sales for the fair shows with her husband Larry, was getting set up in the ticket office building on the fairgrounds this week. (Imperial Republican photo)   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Ti...
  • Urgent need for blood donors; Wauneta and Palisade Blood Drives approach

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday. Donations through the Red Cross have dropped approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resul...
  • Livestock show entries point to changing interests

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Comparing entry numbers from the 2013 Chase County Fair to this year shows 4-H and FFA participation interests have changed over the past year.  Overall, numbers remain relatively steady, but changes can b...
  • Pribbeno family living dream as well as dreaming of future

    With the Wine Glass brand behind them, Jeff and Connie Pribbeno look over some family history. Their roots are deep in Chase County, beginning in 1888. (Imperial Republican photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican “Living the Dream” ...
  • Fair parade looking to be big one

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   This year’s Chase County Fair Parade is shaping up to be a big one. When counting the 20 semis and 60 corvettes already planning on taking part (and more from other vehicle shows at the fair), along with...
  • Catch-A-Calf contest added to fair events

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Junior high and high school youths will get the chance to raise a calf and show it in next year’s fair beef show. All they have to do is  catch one of five calves in this year’s Catch-A-Calf event Tuesda...
  • Forget New Year’s resolutions, I’m trying a fall resolution

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The old adage “the lazy days of summer” is nostalgic in my mind, but at the same time I wonder if the saying applies to me. I had great plans for “lazy days” with my family this summer, but as the ...
  • ‘Color Me Courageous’ 5k Fun Run/Walk Coming to Imperial

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Nebraska TRUTH Campaign recently announced Imperial as the summer’s final stop for its “Color Me Courageous” 5k Fun Run/Walk fundraising tour. “We are very excited to bring Color Me Courageous to sou...
  • Special fly-over starts Poppe Johnson Memorial Tourney

    Twenty-four teams took to the Enders Lake Golf Course on Saturday for the Amanda Poppe Johnson Memorial Tournament. Prior to the 10 a.m. shotgun start, players in the four-person scramble gathered as Amanda’s dad, Craig Poppe, welcomed them to the to...
  • Chase County Fair Run returning to school site

    Save some money; early registration deadline is Friday   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   It was such a success moving the Chase County Fair Run to the school in Imperial last year, that organizers are excited to be returning there for...
  • Steve Lewis takes the helm at hospital

    Steve Lewis (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Looking at the Husker decorations in Steve Lewis’ office, it’s not hard to tell the new Chase County Community Hospital CEO considers himself a Husker fana...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 5, 2004 BWTelcom held a grand opening for their new building on Wauneta’s mainstreet. An open house was held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a free barbecued from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wauneta’s Harvest Fest offered lots of...