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  • Husker game day traffic focus of special enforcements

    Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers will put in extra hours over the next several weekends as part of special enforcement efforts focused on Husker home football games. Special enforcement efforts including high visibility patrols will take place before...
  • Fall rodeo season underway

    The 2009-10 Nebraska fall high school rodeo season is underway. CCS sophomore Shelby Frasier is among the competitors, and has competed in several rodeos already this fall. The season opened Aug. 8-9 in Bassett, where Frasier placed fourth in barrels with...
  • Grand Island ready to host next year’s State Fair

    Although representatives of the city of Grand Island have fielded some negative comments about the Nebraska State Fair’s move from Lincoln to their city next year, fairgoers have generally been positive, they said Saturday. Ken Emry of Norfolk may have ...
  • SW4 exhibits on display at State Fair

    State Fair qualifying 4-H exhibits from the Southwest Four Extension Unit (Chase, Dundy, Hayes and Hitchcock Counties) are all grouped in one location this year in Lincoln. The SW4 is among only about a dozen counties or Extension units that have all of t...
  • Man on 3,400 mile mission passes through Imperial

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Pushing a baby jogger full of supplies connected to a bicycle child carrier—for his dog to ride in perched lazily upon a large pillow—Matt Charros walks with a purpose. Setting out from the easternmost point in the Unit...
  • Annual walk to celebrate all cancer survivors

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital, this year’s 3K walk in Imperial is called “Moving Forward With Hope—ALL Cancer Walk.” It will be held Oct. 3 beginning at Chase County Schools. Organizers emphasiz...
  • Move Over law now in effect

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of Sunday, motorists in Nebraska are required to move over a lane when approaching stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights providing service on high-speed, multi-lane roadways. After determining it is safe,...
  • Imperial Lions host District Governor; officers installed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial Lions welcomed an area resident at their meeting last week, who just happens to be District Governor of the Nebraska Lions organization. Larry Seger of Wallace, a former teacher and superintendent there, was ...
  • Use of pool extends beyond ‘summer’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The beginning of the school year used to mean the end of swimming at the Imperial city pool. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of the city of Imperial and Chase County Schools (CCS), the new pool on East 9th Stre...
  • NRDs in closed talks with DNR over future water-short years

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) and representatives of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have been meeting behind closed doors recently. During the Tuesday, Aug. 18, Upper Republican NRD...
  • K-12 enrollment shoots up by 25 students in third day report

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Supt. Matt Fisher was pleasantly surprised this week when the enrollment count after three days of classes showed an increase of 25 students compared to the third day of class last year. The school doesn’t report it...
  • Another young life lost in Sunday night accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial is reeling again this week from the loss of another one of its young ones, 16-year-old Adrian Marquez. The Chase County Schools sophomore died from injuries suffered in a Sunday night accident, northwest of I...
  • Dr. Boyer leaving to assist North Platte family practice

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Thursday, Aug. 20, marked the final day of work for Dr. Steve Boyer at the Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic. Boyer, who lives in Mullen, will join the States Family Practice in North Platte. Boyer origin...
  • FVC completes record year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “Wow!” That’s how Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism opened his report to patrons Saturday during the annual meeting for the fiscal year that closed Jan. 31, 2009. Chism said the completed fiscal ...
  • Chamber promotes tennis shoe caring tree

    One of the projects carried out this month by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s promotion committee included a tennis shoe caring tree, seeking donations for the purchase of school tennis shoes for those that may not be able to afford them. Trees were ...
  • Winners announced in 8th annual antique tractor pull

    By Russ Pankonin.The Imperial Republican. This year’s antique tractor pull marked the eighth year the event has been held to complete fair week. The event was held Sunday, Aug. 16 and wrapped up fair events. This year’s pull, put on by the Platte Va...
  • Annual Nebraska Rural Health Conference coming to Kearney

    “Rural Can’t Wait—Making Change Work for Rural Nebraska” is the theme for this year’s Nebraska Rural Health Conference scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. The annual conference pro...
  • McCook group, 4 Hyms, leads Christian show

    A McCook-based group, 4 Hyms, were the featured group at this year’ Christian Family Show Wednesday night of the fair. The group performed to a large crowd in front of the grandstands and offered up many favorites of the crowd during their show. The e...
  • School numbers here good news

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Classes at Chase County Schools got underway last week, and something we all should be interested in is how the enrollment looks. Because, in most cases, how the school does reflects its community. Happ...
  • A.B.A.T.E. chapter serves fair breakfasts

    Getting breakfast on the Chase County fairgrounds is a sure bet if people head to the local A.B.A.T.E. chapter’s breakfast. Each year, the motorcyle chapter serves up breakfast on the grounds from Thursday through Saturday morning. Here, volunteers dish...