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  • College students well into year of study

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican College students with ties to Imperial are well into the first semester of their post-secondary studies at colleges and universities. Here is a report on the students’ course of study, where they are attending colle...
  • Cornfield fire burns about 10 acres; limited damage at apartment fire

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A fire burned down the Champion Woman’s Club a few days earlier, and that was just the start of a busy week for the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD). Last Thursday afternoon, a day after the Champion blaze,...
  • Donna Rufenacht Fuller memorial gift pushes Cancer Walk past $10,000 mark

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze “Boy, she was something else,” says Rod Fuller, in describing his wife, Donna Rufenacht Fuller, who died of cancer this past June. He misses her terribly, but thinking of her free of pain, safe in the arms of Jesus eases...
  • ‘Cinderella’ tickets now on sale at school

    Chase County Schools’ musical “Cinderella” will be presented next weekend, Oct. 22-23, in the school auditor­ium.  Those wanting to attend can reserve tickets now by calling the school at 308-882-4304, and asking for Director Randy Hayes. Ticket p...
  • Juniors, seniors interact with local businesses at Career Fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican What better way for students to learn about what local businesses have to offer for future jobs than a Career Fair right in their own school? That’s what was happening Tuesday morning at Chase County Schools. Junior...
  • Fire destroys farm house south of Wauneta

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze “My favorite childhood place” is how Ashley Fortkamp described the large two-story farmhouse on Wauneta’s South Divide that was home to her great-grandparents John and Lena Doetker. Vacant since their deaths, with Lena...
  • Reactions mixed to No Child Left Behind option

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In the wake of President Barack Obama’s move to allow states to opt out of the controversial No Child Left Behind law, a new round of arguments has begun. The policy was supposed to improve American education, but l...
  • Prior’s celebrating 30 years of service

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Popular Prior’s Fabrics and Gifts will be celebrating 30 years of service to the area Oct. 20-22. Owner/Manager Janet Prior said “We want to thank the community for 30 years of support and continued support as we ...
  • Engineering continues on NRD augmentation project

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Engineering work continues on a project by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) designed to put water back into the Republican River for compact compliance purposes. Jasper Fanning, manager of the...
  • Keno coming to Imperial soon; Oct. 21 targeted

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of Oct. 21 keno enthusiasts will be able to play their game in Imperial. On that day, Hastings Keno will install the flat screen TVs and machines, and operators will be trained. Keno will come to the Imperial Eagle...
  • CCS considering move to holiday b-ball tournament in Sidney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools has an invitation to be part of a three-day holiday basketball tournament in Sidney beginning in December 2012. The move to a new holiday tournament site was just one topic at a four and a half ho...
  • Champion Women’s Club building burns down

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Champion Women’s Club (CWC) building stands no more. Fire ravaged the Champion community landmark icon Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 5. Rich Newman, who lives just north of the building on Champion’s Main S...
  • Homecoming equals fun

    Friday’s Homecoming pep rally, organized by the cheerleaders, was a lot of fun for the K-12 students. That’s easily seen, at left, as Kim Spady leads her second graders in some of the cheers. Queen candidates, below from left, Chantal Heathers, Al...
  • Cancer Walk in Wauneta sees increased numbers

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta’s streets buzzed with energy Saturday morning as scores of walkers marched together in support of area cancer survivors and in memory of loved ones who lost their lives to cancer during Chase County Community Hos...
  • Landmark Broadway corner to have new look

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The landmark filling station building that stood at the southeast corner of 5th and Broadway since 1924 gave way to progress Saturday. The building, which is part of The Auto Shop business owned by Mike and Laura...
  • City continues to research drainage pond options near airport

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a relatively short meeting Monday night for the Imperial city council, but they moved through several items of business in half an hour before going into closed session. Most of the discussion at the meeting ce...
  • What to do with $64,697 from school’s premium-free insurance month?

    Meeting to also include Reading Mastery, state testing reports By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools’ board of education meeting for October had a relatively short agenda early this week, but a couple of items may bring forth some...
  • Dickey, Heathers reign as homecoming king and queen

    CCS seniors Adam Dickey and Chantal Heathers were selected as this year’s homecoming king and queen. The crowning took place during halftime of the Chase County/Hershey football game. This year also marked the first time that the senior royalty was su...
  • Last week to submit college student info

    As October arrives, college students are well into the first semester of their 2011-12 school year.The Imperial Republican will be listing student’s names, the college they attend, program of study, extra-curriculars and parents’ names in next week’...
  • Imperial students again make CCS a State Champion School

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For the 29th year, students in grades 5-8 at Chase County Schools have scored at or above the 85th percentile on the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Test. As a result, CCS has been named a State Champion Scho...