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  • Friday final day to register to vote for Nov. 4 election

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People who haven’t registered to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election have until Friday to do so. Chase County Clerk and Election Commissioner Debbie Clark said voters can register in the Clerk’s office at the c...
  • CCS technology network rated ‘in pretty good shape’ after audit

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While Chase County Schools’ computer network has some issues, board members were told last week the network is “in pretty good shape.” Shane Gerhartz, the media/technology coordinator at ESU #15, reviewed an ext...
  • Perfect weather at Pumpkin Patch for that candid photo moment

                        Mother Nature cooperated last weekend with perfect weather for the Pumpkin Patch at Cox’s Ponds, west of Champion. The annual event drew large crowds throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday. Kelsey Steinkrau...
  • Dr. David Younger joins hospital staff

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Dr. David Younger began his practice at the Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic Tuesday, Oct. 14, after the approval of his Nebraska license. With his Nebraska license in hand, Younger can now begin the proc...
  • Four nuisance properties before council

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three properties were named nuisances and another will receive a citation as city of Imperial officials continue to deal with nuisance properties. However, the city’s nuisance officer, West Central Nebraska Developm...
  • West Nile Virus claims life of Max woman

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) received confirmation of a West Nile Virus death in the district. Funeral services were held Friday in Benkelman for 51-year-old Verna Lemon of Max. She was ...
  • Rotary plans Purple Pinkie Project

    By Lori PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial Rotary joins Rotarians around the world to acknowledge World Polio Day by holding a Purple Pinkie Project at Chase County Schools and the Imperial Theater. Anyone donating at least $1 to help save a life wi...
  • Line up for ‘Li’l Abner’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Tickets are still available for the Chase County Schools musical “Li’l Abner,” based upon the popular cartoon strip by Al Capp. The show will go on at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night and 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon in t...
  • Challenge grows to $2,000 for food pantry

    By Lori PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop staff took a challenge and ran with it and the Chase County Food Pantry ultimately benefited by $2,000. It all started when an old microwave was replaced in the office break room and the ques...
  • New Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship created

    The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation has announced creation of the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship that will award an annual $10,000 scholarship to an outstanding junior, senior or graduate level student. Eligible students must be a resident of Ne...
  • Commissioners moving ahead with two new shop buildings

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze The process for two new county shop buildings continued at the Oct. 14. county commissioner meeting. Chase County Commissioners Jodi Thompson, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. reviewed bids for the buildings, which will be c...
  • Chase County residents eligible for lucrative business competition

    Prize money of $25,000 could be won A popular business development contest which helped start up a number of successful McCook ventures is back with major changes that officials believe will make it better and even more enticing to residents in Chase, Per...
  • Kuenning focusing on youth, education in new Extension position

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Changes in the southwest Nebraska Extension makeup became official Oct. 1. One of the results of the shifting has placed some new faces as Extension Educators in Chase County, as well as a realignment of area Extensio...
  • Election’s near: get registered, become informed, vote!

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican In less than two weeks, people across the nation will go to the polls to cast their votes for local, state and national candidates as well as local and state issues. If you are not registered to vote, take the tim...
  • Nebraska third on list of top 100 ag co-ops

    Frenchman Valley Coop is No. 53 Nebraska is home to nine of the U.S. top 100 agricultural cooperatives, third in the nation behind Iowa and Minnesota, according to recently released USDA data. The number of top 100 co-ops in Iowa, 16, is up from 11 a de...
  • Don’t let nitrates cost cattle lives

    By Robert TignerRed Willow Co. Extension Educator Will you feed cane, millet, oat hay or maybe corn stalk bales to your cows this winter? If so, don’t let high nitrate levels kill them or cause abortions. Nitrates occur naturally in all forages. At low...
  • Influenza cases confirmed in eastern part of Nebraska

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Flu is here. The first confirmed cases of the season have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). There are three, all in Douglas County in the eastern part of the state. “Sever...
  • Lions pour new sidewalk at Max Addition Park

    The Max Addition Park has a new sidewalk that borders the playground equipment, thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Imperial Lions Club. Last Friday and Saturday, Lions members and other volunteers prepped for and then poured the 107-foot long sidewalk...
  • CCS sending both teams to state cross country

    Moline district champion as boys collect third straight district title.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Thursday’s D-6 district cross country meet at Grant couldn’t have turned out much better. The boys won their third consecutive district t...
  • SPVA championship comes home to Chase County

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After an eight-year dry spell, the SPVA Conference volleyball title has come home to Chase County. In three straight set matches Saturday in Sutherland, the Lady Longhorns won the  SPVA championship in a new one-da...