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  • Three vehicles totaled in pair of accidents last week

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two accidents three days apart last week left three vehicles totaled and two people with injuries, according to a report from the Chase County Sheriff’s Office. Champion was the scene of a late night accident Jun...
  • The Talbott Brothers win ‘Celebrates America’ contest in Omaha

    The Talbott Brothers, originally from Imperial, have won the chance of a lifetime: opening a concert featuring Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth at the Bank of the West Celebrates America Concert on June 27 at Memorial Park in Oma...
  • Group of residents hoping to recruit new restaurant

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican With the recent closing of Imperial’s Brickstone Grille & Sports Bar, a group of local residents is working toward bringing another restaurant to the community. Dave Fulton, a city council member and presiden...
  • Ag Safety Day a must for youths

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Chase County is a rural, agricultural community, with most of its youth growing up around agriculture. Therefore, the Chase County All-Stars 4-H Club feels it’s important to educate youths about safety and how ...
  • Local ranchers, feeder share insight during range tour

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican More than 130 people from throughout Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and even Louisiana converged on Chase County last week for this year’s summer grazing land tour. The event is sponsored annually by the Nebraska ...
  • Cinema scene

    “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (PG-13)—The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past—to save our future. The movie s...
  • Beauty is not only in the eye

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Even if you are not a green thumb-type person yourself, plan to take the Imperial Garden Tour this Saturday. Six gardens and yards will be open to the public for viewing and ideas. They belong to Tim and Rhonda Sut...
  • Growing local foundations invaluable to the future

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican In less than three weeks, the people of Chase County have answered the call and a $25,000 challenge grant to the Chase County Hospital Foundation will be met. That’s awesome!!! In early June, BWTelcom of Waunet...
  • Late score lifts West over East in all-star football contest

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A late score with 11 seconds on the clock lifted the West over the East, 26-19, in the 37th annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game Saturday night in Scottsbluff. Chase County 2014 graduates, Khristofer Kuhlm...
  • Slice Fore Life golf benefit Saturday

    As of Tuesday, 72 golfers are registered to participate in the seventh annual Slice Fore Life golf benefit, a four-person scramble, which fills all available slots. The event, which benefits the Chase County Community Hospital Foundation, will be held th...
  • Swenson named parks administrator at Game and Parks

    He previously was Enders superintendent Jim Swenson has been named administrator of parks at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He succeeds Roger Kuhn, who was promoted to assistant director for development in May. Swenson’s new position is effect...
  • Two youths on to State 4-H Horse Show

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two Chase County youths, Darin Knobbe of Imperial and Shaylee Heathers of Champion, have qualified for the State 4-H Horse Show next month. The two combined for several ribbons at the district show held June 9 in S...
  • Rowley participates in Tractor Ride Across Nebraska

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  • Janitor, radio personality, praying listeners, car club join to help Culbertson boy

    Culbertson School Janitor Craig Schmitz’s bright smile and friendly hello can always be found in the halls of the school. And when you ask the students about Craig, they will tell you they consider him a friend. Darin Neben and his two brothers had only...
  • Chase County alumni meet for 55th

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  • Significant rain a real blessing

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  • IVFD changing things up a bit for annual Fun Day

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican For an 11th year, members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) will be hosting a Family Fun Day. But, this year, it’s moving to a later date in July. Previously held on July 4, the Helen Fanning Memor...
  • NRD puts hold on proposed change to transfer rule

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Proposed rule changes on the transfer of water allocations didn’t make it past the public hearing and discussion phase during last week’s meeting of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) boa...
  • ‘Pirates’ generate energy, enthusiasm

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican There was more oohing and aahing than yo-ho-hoing at Chase County Schools (CCS) this week as elementary-age children attended the Summer Pirate Science Adventure. The camp was presented by Ken Schroeder and his S...
  • Thirty-two garage sales on tap for this Saturday

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican It will be a garage sale shopper’s dream. This Saturday, 32 sites will offer lots of bargains at the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s annual citywide garage sales. Shopping will start at 7 a.m., but many have bee...