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  • Imperial dive team aids in search for drowning victim

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Three members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s dive rescue team participated in the search for a North Platte drowning victim last week. IVFD team members Kelsey Weiss, Aaron Greene and Skip Kelley aid...
  • WVFD stops potential elevator fire in Wauneta

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) was called to the Frenchman Valley Coop elevator in Wauneta Friday afternoon where they stopped what could have turned into a dangerous fire. Shane Anderson, Location M...
  • Longhorn boys place third at McCook cross country meet

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Every year, the McCook Invitational cross county meet serves as a good mid-season measuring stick for coaches to assess the Longhorn teams’ progress. Based on the Longhorns’ efforts at McCook last Thursday, H...
  • Longhorns snatch momentum to defeat Kimball 38-6

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican It took a safety for the Chase County Longhorns to grab the momentum from a surging Kimball team en route to a 38-6 win there Friday night. We got off to a slow start,” Coach Dan Lenners said about the game. ...
  • CCS students earn awards at state fair

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Students at Chase County Schools (CCS) “swept up” at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island last month. Not only did CCS place first in the elementary schools School Sweepstakes, but three students will partic...
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  • Firemen gain valuable experience during practice burn in Champion

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The dense smoke. The searing heat. The adrenaline rush. When it comes to training firemen for interior attacks, nothing can replace the experience gained in actual fire situations. Firemen from Imperial, Lama...
  • NRD keeps irrigation occupation tax at $10

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Owners of irrigated land in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will continue to pay a $10-per-irrigated-acre occupation tax for the new budget year. The URNRD board approved the occupation tax reque...
  • Dates set for electronics, tire recycling

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Tired of those old computer monitors and other electronics taking up storage space? If so, area residents will want to take advantage of the free electronics recycling day next month, thanks to a $2,000  Nebraska ...
  • Levy drops almost 22 cents in school’s ‘14-15 budget thanks to valuation hike

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County School board members are asking for  $308,000 in additional property tax support for its 2014-15 budget compared to the past year, but the levy will drop almost 22 cents from 81.6 to 59.7. That’s th...
  • Full morning tummies make good students

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Every time a school bus pulls up to Chase County Schools (CCS) in the morning, a wave of hungry students invades the cafeteria. They’re lined up for the new breakfast program, initiated this fall by the school bo...
  • Positive museum progress shared at Historical Society banquet

    By Lori Pankonin The Imperial Republican R.P. Smith of Custer County brought laughs to the crowd of approximately 55 people at the Chase County Historical Society annual banquet in Champion last Wednesday night. Smith, a fourth-generation rancher, finds...
  • City makes a third offer on drainage easement issue

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A third offer for storm sewer easement access across private property will be offered by the city to a private property owner on whose land a drainage ditch was constructed. An initial $1,500 offer to Frenchman Val...
  • City budget approved, increasing ‘14-15 tax askings by 15.8 percent

    Levy will drop 1.6 cents By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican For the first time, tax askings to support the city of Imperial budget will bypass the $1 million mark. Monday’s city council meeting opened with the budget hearing, which preceded a 4-0...
  • National prescription drug take back day coming to Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Adams Drug will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sept. 27. People may take their leftover prescription drugs to Adams Drug from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. Thousands of locations ac...
  • New teacher learning about southwest Nebraska

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Neal Dodge, a new science and math teacher at Chase County Schools (CCS), is a long way from his roots. He is a native of Owego, N.Y., a town in a rural setting not unlike Imperial. Dodge, 42, has been hired to t...
  • Large corn, soybean crops forecast; safety is urged

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is calling attention to recent estimates for a large harvest and encouraging producers and agribusinesses to exercise care as they begin what is generally the busiest time of the year for agricu...
  • Dr. Stacey Borowski joins local dental office

    As a new associate dentist at Southwest Nebraska Dental Center, Dr. Stacey Borowski believes in the power of educating her patients about their oral health and helping patients understand the connection between oral health and whole body health. After co...
  • Two from Imperial place at State Fair pedal pull

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two Imperial youngsters who won their divisions at the Chase County Fair’s pedal tractor pull in August also placed in the top three at the State Fair pull. At the State Fair competition, Correy Koellner placed...
  • Cinema scene

    “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (PG)—Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is bo...