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  • Bomgaars interested in ALCO building

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The blow from the closing of the ALCO store in Imperial could be lessened if plans come together for a company interested in the Imperial ALCO building. A spokesman for Bomgaars, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, ...
  • Ag Technology Fair approaches

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Plans and vendors are being finalized this week for the seventh annual Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Technology Fair Jan. 7. The fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Imperial Eagles Club at 601 E. 5th Street, ...
  • They came to eat, they stayed to visit

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Christmas Day dinner in Imperial, sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association, was originally planned to serve those who were alone and had nowhere to partake of a Christmas dinner. That’s...
  • Local teen uses Make-A-Wish for others

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A year and one-half since returning to Imperial following a fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Makenna Wallin had a wish come true. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska is used to grant the wishes of childre...
  • No plans to repair Enders Church of the Brethren

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican What was once a school and then a church now stands empty. The building that housed the Enders Church of the Brethern for many years will not be repaired, according to church members. On Wednesday, June 18, high wi...
  • Couple taken to hospital after car, tractor accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A Wauneta couple was transported to Chase County Community Hospital Saturday afternoon after their vehicle collided with a tractor north of Enders. The 2:30 p.m., mishap brought personnel from the Chase County Sheri...
  • Employees at 21st Century recognized for earning ‘Master’ levels

    Four employees at 21st Century Equipment in Imperial earned plaques from the John Deere Company for reaching specific “Master” levels of expertise in their work areas. Plaque recipients, from left, included Tanner Bardsley, service technician; Matt Ec...
  • Commissioners approve towers for two businesses

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Following public hearings, Chase County Commissioners Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. gave their approval for Highline Electric (HEA) and BWTelcom to construct towers. Vette and Weiss first approved a resolution to vacate o...
  • USDA to gauge farmland ownership

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin surveying farmland owners to measure financial impacts and challenges of land ownership. Landowners were expected to receive forms for the survey, called Te...
  • 2014 another good year for Imperial

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican The city fathers and residents of Imperial can look back on 2014 and say it was another good year for Imperial. Granted, there were some ups and downs during the year but overall Imperial continued moving forward....
  • Overnight Tuesday not a good time to be outside

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It doesn’t quite cover it to say overnight Tuesday was cold. It was really cold. A -21 temperature overnight Tuesday was recorded by Cory Schuller, who reports weather readings to The Imperial Republican and is a ...
  • Pledge made to continue school improvement

    By Susie StewartElementary PrincipalChase County Schools The Chase County Elementary School staff continually works to improve instructional strategies through quality professional development. In 2014, the staff collaborated through Professional Learnin...
  • Nine from CCS earn NSAA Academic All-State Awards

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nine students at Chase County Schools earned recognition for academic success in the classroom in addition to participation in extra-curriculars. Given by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) and the Nebr...
  • Chase County wrestlers have good showing in Sidney meet

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns took seven varsity wrestlers to the Sidney/Bridgeport invitational Dec. 20. Five of them came home placing in the top six in their division. Jake Lueth was allowed to wrestle with the varsity squad as an...
  • Longhorn basketball teams going to Sidney tourney this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be on the road to Sidney later this week for the Cabela’s Holiday Shoot Out Tournament. First games for all tournament teams will be Friday with second gam...
  • Legion baseball teams to compete in Mid-Nebraska Baseball League

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior and Senior Legion baseball teams will compete in the Mid-Nebraska Baseball League this summer. Brad Moline, organizer for the Legion ball program, said Imperial has been accepted as a league m...
  • Several smaller projects add up to city’s continued progress

    By Dwight ColemanImperial Mayor During 2014, the City of Imperial hasn’t had many major changes but we have made progress towards the future. We sadly lost councilman Junior Reeder this past year. We appreciate all of the time and effort he spent volunt...
  • Creativity, willingness, positive outlook reflected in Imperial

    By Merrilyn LeibbrandtPresident­—Imperial Chamber of Commerce The Imperial Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed a very busy and productive 2014. With approximately 100 member businesses, including four new ones this year, we have been busy with many activit...
  • URNRD makes compact compliance strides in 2014

    By Jasper FanningURNRD Manager Much-needed stability that our NRD and the state have been seeking relative to compliance with the Republican River Compact was achieved in 2014. I am hopeful that more progress will be made in 2015. The NCORPE augmentation ...
  • 2014: a year of transition for hospital

    By Steve LewisCEO Chase County Community Hospital 2014 was a year of transition for Chase County Community Hospital. The year welcomed a new physician, CEO, updated website and computer system.New CEO arrives In July, CCCH welcomed Steve Lewis at the new ...