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  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 19, 2004 Classes begin at WP Monday. The Frenchman Valley Mutual Aid presented Lloyd Sinner with a plaque honoring him for his 43 years of service and dedication to the district and for being one of the founders of the F...
  • 2014 Chase County Fair completes another successful run

    Country singer Chris Young drew a big crowd for his concert at the Chase County Fair Saturday night. He and his band were flanked by a wall of LED screens that showed video and graphics throughout the show—a first for the Chase County Fair. (Jan Schul...
  • 2014 Chase County Fair completes another successful run

    Country singer Chris Young drew a big crowd for his concert at the Chase County Fair Saturday night. He and his band were flanked by a wall of LED screens that showed video and graphics throughout the show—a first for the Chase County Fair. (Jan Sch...
  • Dr. Younger to join hospital staff

    Dr. David Younger and his wife, Kay, spent Monday, Aug. 11 in Imperial. Dr. Younger has signed a three-year contract with the Chase County Community Hospital and will begin his practice here as soon as his Nebraska licensing is complete. (Imperial Repu...
  • School board revises activity eligibility policy

    K-12 enrollment expected to break the 200 mark for the first time since 2007-2008 By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade school board met Monday evening for their regular August meeting where they finalized details fo...
  • Alexander earns Accredited Automotive Manager designation

    Sheila Alexander, right, graduated from the Automotive Management Institute as an Accredited Automotive Manager at a conference held in Detroit earlier this month. Lonnie, left, was recertified as an Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I...
  • ‘Livin’ the Dream’ parade getting bigger by the day

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Entries continue to flow in every day for Saturday’s Chase County Fair Parade that has a “Livin’ the Dream” theme. Set for a 10:30 a.m. start in front of the Imperial Manor, it will travel east on 10...
  • County fair reflections spark meeting my man

    By Lori Pankonin   Chase County Fair time brings memories from all angles...from my childhood, to teen years and dating, to watching our children soak in the thrills, to the hours of volunteer experiences, to seeing people galore and to experiencing t...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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” ...