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  • Imperial helps Nebraska Community Foundation celebrate 20th anniversary

    Imperial helps Nebraska Community Foundation celebrate 20th anniversary Imperial was among NCF affiliated funds represented at the annual event that brought record numbers of participants and sponsors. Keynote speaker at the evening banquet was John McKn...
  • Hughes wins 44th District; voters turn down fire bond

    Pete Ricketts new governor, Ben Sasse wins Senate seatBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Dan Hughes of Venango will represent the 44th District in the Nebraska Legislature for the next four years. Hughes prevailed in a race against Benkelman’s Ste...
  • Chamber coupons make shopping at home easier this Christmas

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Chamber of Commerce is mailing area residents “A Treasure of Savings” this week. That is a coupon book with Chamber businesses included. Upon using or presenting a coupon at a Chamber business, a pers...
  • No Child Left Behind law, school test scores at odds

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Test scores for Nebraska public school students improved this year with better than seven of every 10 students proficient in math and science and three of every four students meeting state reading standards. Those imp...
  • Briefs

    BLA chapter planning Veterans Day programVietnam veteran David Oxford Sr., will be guest speaker at Tuesday’s annual Veterans Day program organized by the FBLA chapter at Chase County Schools.All area veterans are invited to the program in the school au...
  • Halloween costume parade brings out cute, creepy

                                  With witches, goblins, ballerinas and kittens, it was again a combination of cute and creepy at Friday’s K-6 Halloween costume parade at Chase County Schools. Preschoolers were also invited t...
  • Two street improvements eyed in Cornerstone; city electric rates going up

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two significant discussion topics at Monday’s city council meeting included more street development in the city’s Cornerstone property and upcoming electric rate hikes. Action was tabled until the Nov. 17 meeting,...
  • Disneyland special for Champion girl

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Spinning around in a teacup at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Disneyland was 12-year old ShyAnn McMillin’s favorite event during her recent trip to Disneyland. McMillin, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (O...
  • Effect of ALCO bankruptcy filing unknown at local store

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Little is known by ALCO employees both at the Imperial store and its distribution center in Kansas about what’s ahead for their employer. Questions have naturally arisen in Imperial since news broke three weeks ago ...
  • Dr. Richman accepts Caring Kind Award

    Dr. Jonathan Richman, a family practice doctor with the Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic, was named as a recipient of the Nebraska Hospital Association’s Caring Kind Award for 2014. He accepted the award from NHA President Laura Redoutey durin...
  • Broken Arrow Cellars opens for wine, beer samplings next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Broken Arrow Cellars, a wine and craft beer producer in Imperial, is opening next week for samplings. Deborah Schilke, who owns the business with husband Steve, said they will open with their winter hours on Wednesday...
  • Massage therapist added at Mathews Family Chiropractic

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Dawn Evans of Haigler began practicing massage therapy at Mathews Family Chiropractic in Imperial and Benkelman this week. Evans is a Licensed Massage Therapist, is licensed in the state of Nebraska and is nationally ...
  • Tires to be accepted for recycling

    The city of Imperial has obtained a grant that pays for tire recycling. Anyone living in Nebraska may bring any size tires, minus the rims, to the transfer station in Imperial Nov. 7-8 or Nov. 14-15. Jason Tuller, community development director for the ci...
  • Immediate openings for older workers in Nebraska

    Experience Works, a national nonprofit organization operating the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in 82 of Nebraska’s 93 counties, reports openings across the state. According to Ann Rouch, Nebraska State Program Manager for Experie...
  • Chase County sixth grader wins Lions peace poster contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chloe Soltis, a sixth grade student at Chase County Schools, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning the local peace poster contest sponsored by the Imperial Lions Club. So...
  • Chase County levies set for 2014 tax year

    Higher valuations result in lower levies, but not necessarily lower taxesBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican At first glance, taxpayers might think their property tax bill would be lower with levies at a lower rate for 2014 than 2013. In the case of ...
  • Dickey, Fisher, Sorensen selected as team captains; season stats compiled

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of this year’s Longhorns football team selected seniors Jeff Dickey, Kelton Fisher and Isaac Sorensen as their honorary captains for the season. Between the three, they led the team in nearly every offens...
  • Ben McNair enters Missouri Baptist Athletic Hall of Fame

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An Imperial native and graduate of Chase County High School has been recognized by a former employer as an Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. Ben McNair entered the Spartan Hall of Fame at Missouri Baptist University (MB...
  • School’s pumpkin contest winners take prize with variety of themes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican From cupcakes to piglets, and monsters to gumball machines, this year’s pumpkin decorating contest in Chase County Schools grade K-6 was another occasion for creativity. The pumpkins were on display last Friday on H...
  • False alarms bring firemen to Manor twice Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An extra hour of sleep Sunday was interrupted for members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD). Two separate calls to the Imperial Manor, one at 6:40 a.m. and the second at 9:15 a.m., were unfounded, said ...