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Enders Extravaganza draws 800 for variety of events

An estimated 800 people took in all or some of the events at Saturday’s Enders Outdoor Extravaganza. After last year’s 100th year celebrating the state parks, staff at Enders Lake Recreation Area put on another day-long schedule of activities this year, starting early and ending late. Supt. Beau...
ENDERS, NE
Imperial Republican

Investigation continues into trailer court fire

City’s nuisance process had started on both trailers that burned. Last week’s fire at Capitol Mobile Court remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The early morning fire June 22 destroyed two trailers and a small camper parked between them. All were burned to the...
IMPERIAL, NE
Imperial Republican

More colorful paintings invade Imperial art park

Color continues to invade Imperial’s art park along West 7th Street and Broadway. After the painting by Jolt of Golden, Colorado was completed earlier this month, two more artists, one an Imperial native, finished their paintings at the site this week. Omaha artist Oria Simonini and Imperial native Nicki...
IMPERIAL, NE
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All community praise & worship event to be at Imperial city park

A musical and inspirational event will be held at Imperial’s Campbell Park early next month from noon to 4 p.m. “Worship in the Park” will be a free event for everyone from communities in the extended area. The theme for the gathering is “One God-One Family.”. This...
IMPERIAL, NE
Imperial Republican

WP graduate interns on Capitol Hill

With two years of college under his belt, 2020 Wauneta-Palisade graduate Cord Lee decided now was the time to see if a change in career goals was in order. Lee started off at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with thoughts of becoming a veterinarian. But memories of a 2019 National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. and talking to staffers on Capitol Hill left him wondering if government and politics might be more to his liking.
WAUNETA, NE
Imperial Republican

Firefighters kept busy as Fourth nears

Firefighters in the area were kept busy with a pair of calls the past week, as dry conditions continue to be a concern in southwest Nebraska. On Saturday, fire departments from Lamar and Imperial responded to a report of a semi loaded with square bales that was on fire northwest of Imperial.
IMPERIAL, NE
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City’s outstanding citizens know few boundaries when serving community

The 2022 Imperial Outstanding Citizens have known few limits when it comes to their service to the community. While they were announced earlier this year, Kendra Burke and Jana Pribbeno were formally recognized June 20 when awards were presented at the start of the city council meeting. Burke earned the...
IMPERIAL, NE
Imperial Republican

More college students finish degrees

Another Imperial native has graduated from college. Madison Elliott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resources and risk management from Peru State College. She participated in the May 7 ceremonies, when she was also recognized for completing her degree with a GPA...
IMPERIAL, NE
Imperial Republican

Amens from Enders win Adult/Jr. golf tourney

The Adult/Jr. Golf Tournament held at the Pheasant Run Golf Course in Grant June 12th was won overall by Trevor and Henry Amen of Enders with a score of 64. Other results from the day were as follows:. 6-8 years—1. Trevor and Henry Amen, 64; 2. Brent and Cole Turner,...
ENDERS, NE
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Nelson, Poppes win Otis Knotwell Memorial

Craig Nelson and Craig and Evonne Poppe won the Wauneta American Legion sponsored Otis Knotwell Memorial Three-Person Scramble June 23. The group finished with rounds of 30 and 31 for a final score of 61. In second place was Carli Andrews, Bart Spracklen and Monte Scheffield at 62. Results of...
WAUNETA, NE
Imperial Republican

Robert Harold Bradley Sr.

Robert Harold Bradley Sr., passed away in Atkinson, Nebraska on June 11, 2022 surrounded by his loving wife, his children, and their spouses. Robert was born on Dec. 27, 1955 in Monte Vista, Colorado to Robert Earl and Annie Bradley. He lost his father at a very early age and Annie was remarried to Rodney Brown. Rodney Brown raised Robert and all the Bradley children as if they were his own and quickly became Dad.
IMPERIAL, NE
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Seniors riding six-game win streak into July

The Imperial Pinnacle Bank Senior Legion team has evened its record and then some as the month of June has worn down. Since June 17 the Horns have won six-straight games and will look to add two more before the regular season ends. The Horns held off a Curtis/Maywood comeback...
IMPERIAL, NE
Imperial Republican

Mary Jane Kier

Mary Jane Kier, 79, of Madrid, passed away June 24, 2022, at the Imperial Manor in Imperial, Nebraska. Mary was born Sept. 14, 1942, to Joseph and Francis (Wright) Yost. Because Mary’s father was a mail carrier, the family moved frequently following his work. She attended school primarily in McCook.
MADRID, NE
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Robert Wayne Bartels

Robert Wayne Bartels was born Sept. 12, 1934, at home on the family farm near Wauneta, Nebraska, to Anna Louise (Roschewski) and Arnold Henry Bartels. He was the first born with his twin brother Richard. Bob grew up near Wauneta and graduated from Wauneta High School with the class of 1952.
WAUNETA, NE
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Hargers receive First Dollar

Trent and Jennifer Harger of Harger Recovery and Repair (right) receive a First Dollar from Perkins County Chamber President Michelle Ross (left). The automotive shop, which handles anything from fender benders, rust, painting, and big and small dents, will also do minor mechanical maintenance and repairs, including oil changes. The business is located at 107 N Denison Ave. in Madrid. There are currently no set hours. For appointments, call 308-289-4061.
PERKINS COUNTY, NE
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Charles Oldaker

Charles R. Oldaker, 75, of Madrid, Neb., passed away June 17, 2022, at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant. Chuck was born January 14, 1947, in Crawford, Neb., to Gayle and Anna Oldaker. Two brothers, Ed and Bill, would arrive later, making the family complete. Chuck attended rural District 50...
MADRID, NE
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A proud moment

Grant Girls T-Ball Assistant Coach Jana Turner (left), praises Cora Tjaden, daughter of Nicole and Casey Tjaden, on her smart play at third base last Thursday, June 16, during the girls’ home game against Hershey. The team is 1 for 3 so far this year. Head coach for the team is Ellie McCormick. The team has three games left this season. Be looking for all of the Perkins County ball team photos in an upcoming edition of the Grant Tribune-Sentinel.
GRANT, NE
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A good day for a swim lesson

Weston Gertsch smiles at City of Grant Lifeguard Bella Fraizer after he successfully jumped off of the diving board during swimming lessons at the Grant City Pool on Monday, June 13. It was a perfect day to be in the pool, as temperatures soared to 103 degrees during the day, according to the National Weather Service. There were a total of 26 kids signed up for lessons this week at the pool, with 14 lifeguards assisting. This is the first round of lessons for this summer at the pool. Another round will be held on July 11-15. Registrations are now being taken. Private lessons are also available. For more information, contact the Grant City Pool at 308-352-4217.
GRANT, NE
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