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  • Witt pleads guilty to Pioneer Credit Union robbery in April

    A McCook man was set for sentencing after pleading guilty to robbing the credit union in Palisade last April. Joel Witt, 36, pleaded guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence in U.S. District Court in Lincoln ...
  • FCCLA volunteers at Tennyson Center, attends national meeting

    “Raising the Bar” was the theme for the FCCLA National Cluster Meeting held in Denver Nov. 11-13. Fifteen members of the Chase County FCCLA Chapter attended the leadership meeting and were challenged to raise the bar of leadership in their local chap...
  • Company considering offer on Wauneta nursing home

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta Village officials report that Vetter Health Services appeared “very receptive” to an offer by the Village of Wauneta to purchase Heritage of Wauneta. Village board members Page Johnston and Tony Cribelli travelle...
  • Veterans Day speaker: be thankful for sheep dogs

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot asked K-6 students Friday—what is a veteran? Responses weren’t at all forthcoming, so Bill Bauerle of Imperial told students that veterans of this country have been a factor...
  • Compromise on pipeline a major win for Nebraska

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Many people who lived nowhere near the Nebraska Sandhills didn’t want to see a proposed oil pipeline cross the  region and possibly endanger its unique, fragile eco-system. Responding to the hue and cry of his ci...
  • Compromise on pipeline a major win for Nebraska

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Many people who lived nowhere near the Nebraska Sandhills didn’t want to see a proposed oil pipeline cross the  region and possibly endanger its unique, fragile eco-system. Responding to the hue and cry of his ci...
  • The Rumbles to headline foundation event

    Friday event to feature dance, charity auction By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Rumbles will headline the Chase County Hospital Foundation’s Harvest Fest for Health charity event Friday night, Nov. 18, at the 4-H building in Imperial. The g...
  • Design on NRD augmentation project taking shape

    Bids to be let for first four miles of pipeline By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board members got their first look at design plans for their stream augmentation project in Dundy County during th...
  • Swanson shares experiences of his National Guard tour in Iraq

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After getting home from a one-year National Guard deployment to Iraq in May, Imperial native Michal  Swansonsaid he hasn’t focused on it much since. That was until he spoke to a crowded Imperial VFW Hall about h...
  • Council agenda items listed for Monday night’s meeting

    ■ Editor’s note: In an effort to inform its readers, The Imperial Republican will be publishing, when available, the early agenda items for the Imperial city council meetings held the first and third Mondays each month.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Repub...
  • Police officers helping out as sheriff’s deputies

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican County Sheriff Kevin Mueller was back in the office a few days this week and last after spending time with his wife, Marsha, at a Kearney hospital. His wife was life-flighted to Kearney Nov. 1 after suffering a stroke...
  • HHS office in Imperial to close in February

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services office in Imperial will close sometime in February 2012. That’s according to Jean Atkinson of the HHS Communications Department in Lincoln. The Imperial office wi...
  • Penn State scandal a national wake-up call

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Scandal  rocked the Penn State University family, along with a nation, last week when a former assistant football coach was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly committing sex acts on boys as young...
  • Amtrak expresses thanks for emergency response

    By Jason FrederickBenkelman Post Emergency responders, Dundy County Stratton school and Benkelman city Administrators, Amtrak and Burlington Northern Santa Fe train officials filled the high school gym in Benkelman last Tuesday, Nov. 8. Many of the same p...
  • Lisa Schilke completing student teaching at CCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Volunteering in her children’s classrooms has led Lisa Schilke to obtain her teaching degree. On Friday she will complete a semester of student teaching in fourth grade teacher Gary Patch’s class at Chase County ...
  • Board ponders heating, cooling improvements

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Starting some long-range planning on the heating and cooling systems at Chase County Schools was part of the board’s Nov. 8 meeting. Two representatives from Trane of Omaha, Denny VanHorn and Larry Cihal, offered th...
  • Practice house burn on schedule this Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Area firefighters are hoping the weather cooperates this time for a practice house burn this Sunday. Spearheaded by the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department, several other area departments are also expected to take part...
  • Early Sunday morning fire call burns cornstalks

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Firefighters from Imperial had a wake-up call, literally, early Sunday when burning cornstalks near the Dundy/Chase County line were reported. The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) was paged at 2:07 a.m. Sunda...
  • Area author’s western romance now in print

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “I was mowing the lawn—it’s my peace and quiet time—and it just came to me.” Writing her first published contemporary western romance wasn’t really that easy for Rachel Gloy Ervin of Ogallala. “Under a ...
  • Season’s first four days are good for hunters

                                    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Numbers in this area are again running ahead of last year after the first four days of Nebraska’s firearm deer season. It’s been that way for at le...