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  • Plans moving ahead for new fire hall on Broadway

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican After last week’s city council vote to proceed with a new fire hall on Broadway, the building committee within the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) met this week with its architect. The council also vote...
  • Doetker wins cutting at high school rodeo state finals

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Sometimes things are meant to be. Though Jordyn Doetker of Wauneta was leading the girls’ cutting heading into the Nebraska High School Rodeo State Finals last week, a championship didn’t look to be in the cards Sat...
  • Slice Fore Life benefit helps Hospital Foundation

    The 7th annual Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit held Saturday at the Imperial Country Club helped put the Chase County Hospital Foundation past its goal of raising $25,000 in order to meet the $25,000 challenge grant offered by BWTelcom.   “We had a good d...
  • Juniors take two against McCook B, record at 2-3

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior Legion picked up their first two wins of the season Saturday, defeating McCook’s B Juniors 17-8 and 18-15. The pair of wins came after the juniors dropped a 6-0 loss to Ogallala Wednesday, ...
  • Pee Wee Black finishes 1-1 in week’s action

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial Pee Wee Black finished 1-1 in a pair of games last week at Schroeder Park, defeating Benkelman on Friday and losing a one-point game to Hershey 2 last Wednesday. Logan Jussel collected the win from the mou...
  • Mark calendars for July 10 Bloodmobile in Imperial

    The American Red Cross encourages blood donors to help prevent a summer shortage by rolling up a sleeve to give. Donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. Imperia...
  • Forest Service warns: keep fireworks from starting wildfires

    The nation’s birthday is a time of celebration—picnics, ball games and fireworks. Sales began across the state July 25, and fire-safety officials say it’s a good time to review wildland fire safety measures. Fireworks routinely cause wildfires. Ju...
  • Garden tour raises money for community center

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The second annual Imperial Garden Tour raised $185 for the Imperial Community Center last Saturday. Thirty-seven tickets were sold for the tour. Organizer Laura Gaschler thanked those who toured the six gardens. Th...
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  • Council votes 2-1 to site new fire hall on Broadway

    Suburban district on hold; rural board will help pay for new hall   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A year ago, the suggestion was made by one member of the council to consider other sites than one on Broadway for building a new hall for the I...
  • New courses added to school curriculum starting this fall

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican High school students at Chase County Schools will have two new classes offered to them this fall. Advanced Welding and Media Production classes were approved on an unanimous vote Tuesday by the CCS board of educati...
  • BWTelcom’s hospital challenge grant within $5,450 of goal

    Hospi-riety Show raises more than $4,500, plus $15,000 donation from community foundation By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican After this weekend’s Slice Fore Life hospital foundation benefit golf tournament, BWTelcom’s $25,000 challenge grant ...
  • 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...