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  • Raise approved for county road crews

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze The Chase County Commissioners met June 23 for their last meeting in the current fiscal year. Board members Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss had several items of business they wanted to act on before the new fiscal ...
  • Fireworks sales start Thursday as Fourth of July approaches

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A couple of corners on Broadway will get extra busy starting today (Thursday) when sale for fireworks can legally begin. Imperial has two outlets for fireworks, Cupp’s Crazy Crackers at 12th and Broadway and North...
  • Harvest still a ways off

    Wheat crop hit hard with stripe rust disease By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Some years, wheat harvest’s already on the downhill slide by the 4th of July. This year, wheat harvest isn’t expected to start until sometime after the 4th. The r...
  • Preparations underway for Good Living Tour

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Crews from Hear Nebraska are crossing the state at this time, recording impressions of living in the towns in which free concerts will be held this summer. Imperial is the first town on the tour, with a three-band con...
  • Discount available on fair’s carnival mega pass with advance purchase

    Discount offered if purchased by July 31 By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Ride enthusiasts who plan to enjoy multiple days of the carnival at the Chase County Fair can save $10 if they purchase their mega pass armbands by July 31. This year’s fai...
  • Imperial continues to buck trend in population decline

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Despite a slight decline in population over the previous year, Imperial’s population continues to remain above the 2010 census level. It follows the trend shown in March when the U.S. Census Bureau released 2014 ...
  • IVFD dive team helps retrieve sunken boat

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The dive rescue team, made up of Imperial Volunteer Fire Department members, responded to a different type of rescue call on June 14—retrieval of a boat. Dive team member Kelsey Weiss said the department was conta...
  • Former Chase County resident’s symphony tells of God’s creation

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It all started with a “little tin piano” and two piano teachers. Many years ago, out in Chase County, Phyllis Bonner Weichenthal, daughter of Clifford and Gladyce Bonner, became entranced with music. When she was ...
  • Book signing on Saturday for Heydenberk’s children’s book

    Learning about Holy Spirit focus of book By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For years, United Methodist Pastor Valera Heydenberk could never find a good children’s book that addressed the Holy Spirit for children. So, she wrote one herself. The H...
  • Brogies bring years of science enthusiasm to SCORE

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mark and Ellen Brogie of Creighton have been welcoming and familiar faces at the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) in Chase County for many years. As a matter of fact, Mark has presented classes on ph...
  • Cyclists riding for hunger are rolling into Imperial Tuesday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican On June 30 about 164 bicyclists and support staff will hit Imperial as part of the NUMB (Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger). The bikers will ride a 245 mile circuit June 27 to July 1 from Ogallala to Sidn...
  • Meet Sen. Hughes at ice cream social

    The public is invited to a reception for Nebraska State Senator Dan Hughes of Venango on Wednesday, July 8, at the Imperial office of Frenchman Valley Coop, 202 Broadway. The informal reception will give residents of southwest Nebraska’s 44th Legislativ...
  • Parking now made easier for employees, customers

    Employees and customers of Adams Bank & Trust and Troxell’s Heating & Appliance have a newly paved section of the parking lot at their disposal, west of the alley that runs behind the two businesses. Poured in three sections, the first section o...
  • UNL study looking at why young people come to rural Nebraska

    By Merrilyn LeibbrandtImperial Chamber President Imperial has been given a great opportunity to reach out to UNL students, to showcase Imperial and what we have to offer young people, and encourage them to come live and work here. Lesley Nordhausen of All...
  • New slate of Lions officers installed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican On July 1, a new slate of officers will take charge within the Imperial Lions Club for the 2015-16 year. Installation of the officers was held Tuesday at the Lions’ regular monthly meeting.   Taking over as preside...
  • A Night at Museum

    The Chase County Museum is the place to be this weekend. There’s a little of something for everyone.The Night at the Museum Saturday night is a whiskey and wine tasting  from 6-9 p.m., open to the public.The event is sponsored by the Chase County Fair ...
  • Heathers on to State 4-H Horse Show

    Shaylee Heathers of Champion competed at the District 4-H Horse Show June 10 in Bridgeport. She competed with her horse Mariah in the Hunter Under Saddle Pleasure event, receiving a trophy and a blue ribbon. Riding Asia, she earned a purple ribbon in Pole...
  • Making family memories . . . PRICELESS!!

    This past month has marked experiences oh so valuable to my favorite pastime . . . making family memories!! You just can’t beat it. Mom reached the 80-year milestone this year and all 18 (+2) of our Johnson clan celebrated on a beach trip to Turks and C...
  • Make the 4th a bang with your donation

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved fireworks. To me, the annual fireworks show always made the Fourth of July something special. Over the past 10 years or so, great strides have been made to enhance and ...
  • Junior and Senior Legion get their first wins of the season

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The drought is over for Imperial’s Junior and Senior baseball teams. The seniors got their first win of the season last week at Holdrege, 9-7, and backed it up with another win at Gothenburg Sunday, 10-2. The ju...