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  • Kelen Fortkamp officiates on state finals football crew

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Football official Kelen Fortkamp of Imperial achieved a milestone in his officiating career as a member of a state finals officiating crew. Fortkamp has been officiating football on the varsity level for seven year...
  • Wrestlers bring home sixth place finish

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Coach Matt Vlasin was very proud of his wrestling team, placing sixth in the 12-team tournament with only five athletes competing. The team traveled to Broken Bow Saturday for their first tournament of the season, whe...
  • Chase County wrestlers open season with double dual

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican With only a handful of wrestlers competing, the Longhorns  lost both duals but wrestled very well last Thursday in their season-opening matches. Due to sickness and a couple of unsigned classroom slips, the wrestl...
  • NSAA happy with new state volleyball venue

    The Nebraska School Activities Association’s 2010 State Volleyball Championships proved to be a great success as the communities of Hastings and Grand Island teamed up to host the event after 29 years in Lincoln. The NSAA’s official attendance showed...
  • Slick road causes Tuesday morning car accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An extremely slick county road contributed to a Tuesday morning accident, north of Imperial about 7:10 a.m. Chase County Deputy Dan Steinert said none of the three occupants of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee were injure...
  • Preschool students remember troops

    Preschoolers at Rainbow Promise Preschool in Imperial recently created Christmas cards to send to soldiers Michal Swanson and Rob Bell, both of Imperial, who are stationed in Iraq. Cards were also sent to John Moore, the father of two youngsters attendi...
  • Wayne Raasch recovering after stint in North Platte hospital

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Wayne Raasch will be recovering three to four weeks back in Imperial after spending several days in a North Platte hospital last week. Raasch was taken first to Chase County Community Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 27, af...
  • New life to be pumped into landmark business location

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For years, people knew it as T-Junction. Then, it was Tornado Junction. But for the past three years, the business has sat idle. That will all change by next spring when the business will reopen as Bart’s Corner...
  • Street projects deemed ‘substantially complete’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An update on the city street project was given by Miller & Associates engineer Kent Cordes at the Nov. 22 city council meeting. Cordes reported that all concrete on the three streets, East 5th, 9th and 12th, has ...
  • Property owner presents case at nuisance hearing

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A local property owner and his attorneys presented their case at a “show cause” hearing at the Nov. 22 city council meeting regarding items on the property deemed nuisances. Byron and Marilyn Hust of Imperial are ...
  • 2011 crop year will not be a water-short one

    2012 not projected to be water-short year either By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While it won’t be official until the beginning of next year, 2011 will not be declared a water-short year (WSY) for compliance purposes. The Nebraska Department o...
  • It’s already time to pay attention to Christmas mailing deadlines

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “We’re already seeing a huge volume of parcels because of on-line shopping,” Imperial U.S. Postal Service Postmaster Jerry Lines said Tuesday. “People received a record number of catalogues this fall. I haven...
  • Annual FFVF Christmas House coming up Dec. 9

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mark your calendars for the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House. It will be held at the home of Jeff and Connie Pribbeno at 110 Yucca Drive on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4-7 ...
  • Bells are ringing, people singing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three Christmas concerts have been scheduled for this month in Imperial, bringing the opportunity to hear wonderful music. Chase County Schools (CCS) and a community group will present the concerts for the public’s ...
  • New staff on board at Burke Law Office

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The public is invited to an open house at Burke Law Office Thursday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 p.m. At that time, attorney Tyler Pribbeno and office manager Tracy Pribbeno will be introduced by owner Joel Burke. Burke, 50, mov...
  • Monsanto check presented to FFA

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s FFA chapter officially received a check for $2,500 last week during a halftime ceremony of the Lady Longhorn girls’ exhibition basketball game. It was announced earlier this fall that Tom Terryberry of ...
  • State ag officials warn of imposter food inspector

    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is warning Nebraska food establishments of an imposter food inspector who has begun calling establishments claiming to need an employee’s cell phone number to investigate a complaint. Establishments in Omaha,...
  • Sixth annual Vision of Trees this weekend in Champion

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two days of Christmas events usher in December during the Champion Junior Women’s Club Vision of Trees. The Champion Community Center will be bustling with activity both Saturday and Sunday. About 35 decorated trees...
  • Library sponsoring Holiday Writing Contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Personnel at the Lied Imperial Public Library are encouraging area residents to submit entries for its Holiday Writing Contest. Library Director Beth Falla and staff are inviting people to share a short story or poem ...
  • Search for the silver lining

    I recently read about a disabled man who always had a positive attitude despite all his pain and health issues. He said when he wakes up in the morning, he reminds himself that he has two choices, to make the best of a situation or to dwell on the negativ...