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  • Principal Sorensen tenders resignation

    With his departure, all three top administrative posts are being vacated By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Mike Sorensen, grade 7-12 principal at Chase County Schools, submitted his resignation to Supt. Brad Schoeppey on Monday. Sorensen, who first a...
  • New management firm hired for city’s senior care facilities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Rural Health Development (RHD) is no longer managing operations at the Imperial Manor and Parkview/Heights, Imperial’s senior care facilities. On Monday, city council members terminated RHD’s contract and hired ...
  • Work begins on new fair building

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The start of dirt work last week for a new expo building at the Chase County fairgrounds culminates more  than three years of planning by the fair board. County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don We...
  • Dryness, wind + fire = danger

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As the weather warms and potentially drier conditions occur in Nebraska, the danger of wildfires increases. A lack of moisture, high winds and a failure of individuals to exercise caution with regard to the fire dange...
  • Emergency manager hoping for another ‘quiet’ tornado season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While Chase County dealt with some high wind damage, there were no official tornado sightings in 2014. Duane Dreiling, the county’s Emergency Manager, hopes it’s the same this season. But it never hurts to be prep...
  • CCS Prom candidates named

    The junior class at Chase County Schools has chosen its candidates for Saturday night’s Junior/Senior Prom. Announced this week, the candidates are, seated, Dustin Holmes and, standing from left, Mindy Castle, Kelton Fisher, Kevin Chavira and Claire Kue...
  • Speech team busy prior to state meet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican At district competition in North Platte Monday, the Chase County Schools (CCS) speech team made the finals in several areas, but no one qualified for state. The state meet will be held in Kearney March 25. The Oral In...
  • Campfire burns grass, into trees

    ■ Dryness, wind + fire=danger. PAGE 1.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Five more minutes and winds five miles an hour stronger may have resulted in a much bigger fire last Wednesday at Oltman’s Grove, northwest of Enders Lake. Firefighters from t...
  • Schedule for April’s visit of Vietnam Wall released

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Organizers of the visit of The Vietnam Traveling Wall announced a tentative schedule of events planned during The Wall’s visit in Imperial April 22-26. The Wall will arrive in Chase County on Wednesday, April 22....
  • Bloodmobile next week sets goal at 94 units

    Imperial will host a Red Cross Bloodmobile next Thursday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chase County Schools in the high school gym.School Nurse Angie Paisley said the day’s goal is 94 units.Hours are earlier this visit due to the high school track...
  • FFA qualifies teams, individuals for upcoming state competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican During two FFA Career Development Event (CDE) contests this spring, the Imperial FFA chapter earned several spots at the state convention to be held April 8-10 in Lincoln. At the March 3 competition, the Food Science ...
  • Annual 4-H Carnival set for March 27

    The Chase County 4-H Council will be sponsoring the annual 4-H Carnival next Friday, March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Imperial at the Chase County Fairgrounds exhibit hall building. “Come Discover the Treasures of 4-H” by attending this fun family night ...
  • Hospital staff takes part in disaster training, preparation

    Staff from Chase County Community Hospital, in conjunction with several regional facilities and agencies, recently participated in setting up a Mobile Medical Asset (MMA) Unit at Community Hospital in McCook. MMAs are “MASH”-type units which could be ...
  • Imperial’s Balcony House part of Nebraska Passport again

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Balcony House Bed & Breakfast in Imperial is once again one of the attractions included in the Nebraska Passport Program, sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The Commission contacts businesses and at...
  • Frenchman Valley Coop buys Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc.

    Frenchman Valley Coop (FVC) announced Tuesday its purchase of Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc., to enhance agronomy services to patrons in the trade territory. “FVC is excited to add Steggs’ exceptionally knowledgeable employee group to its team as well ...
  • Change was needed at senior care facilities

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor This week, a new management firm is on the job directing operations at Imperial’s three senior care facilities—the Imperial Manor, Imperial Heights Retirement Center and Parkview Assisted Living. Af...
  • Familiar ring of cherished children’s books sticks

    BY LORI PANKONIN Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday earlier this month? Who’s Ted Geisel? How about Dr. Seuss? Does that sound more familiar? Aw yes. Who hasn’t heard of Dr. Seuss, the creator of popular...
  • Commissioners approve bids for building, crack sealing; seek bids for ambulance

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze■ Work begins on new fair building. PAGE 1. Chase County commissioners accepted bids for a new building at the fairgrounds and for crack sealing on two stretches of county highway. During their March 10 meeting, they als...
  • Chili cook-off generates heat

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s hard being a judge at a chili cook-off. How do you compare a green chili with pork to a chicken chili with jalapeno peppers, as opposed to a traditional ground beef with beans? That’s what four judges had to ...
  • Soccer numbers soar above last year’s

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Participation numbers are the highest they’ve ever been in Imperial’s spring soccer program. Bruce Peterson, who is coordinating the city’s soccer program, said registrations have hit 250. Those youths are pla...