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  • Managing in tough times takes discipline

    By Nancy FrecksExtension Educator, Southwest 4Chase-Dundy-Hayes-Hitchcock The stresses of the current economic conditions affect Nebraskans across the state. People living in towns or on farms and ranches all share the concerns of rising costs of living a...
  • Upcoming holiday concert in Hayes Center a thank-you from SWPPD

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A free holiday concert next month in Hayes Center is the first of what is hoped to be an annual holiday event in the area sponsored by Southwest Public Power District (SWPPD). The event, “Give Thanks—Holiday Conce...
  • Preschool children get CHIPped

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Students at Rainbow Promise Preschool in Imperial gathered kits of identification materials this past week as part of the CHIP (Child Identification Program). Sponsored by the Nebraska Freemasons, CHIP provides parent...
  • Public invited in to see new St. Pat’s hall at Sunday open house

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Some exterior landscaping is yet to be finished, but the new St. Patrick Catholic Church hall will be on display Sunday at an afternoon open house. The open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments wil...
  • Wood enthusiastic about reading weather

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Keith Wood of rural Dundy County said he got his “arm twisted” into taking weather statistics for the National Weather Service. That was 10 years ago, and he was just honored for those 10 years of service. Wood re...
  • Harchelroad’s planning to rebuild Imperial facility

    Fire didn’t keep them from opening doors Monday By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sid Harchelroad planned for contingencies while his new shop was being built for Harchelroad Motors. But Harchelroad said he never had any contingencies for wha...
  • Cause of fire at Harchelroad’s remains under investigation

    Fire investigators expected here at least through this week By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Emotions were still running strong Tuesday as owner Sid Harchelroad talked about the early Saturday morning fire that destroyed the Harchelroad Motors b...
  • Chase County Schools students maintain grade in State of the Schools Report

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There wasn’t much of a change in the scores recorded by last year’s fourth, eighth and 11th grade students at Chase County Schools when the State of the Schools Report was released by the Nebraska Department of Ed...
  • Colorado accident claims life of Carl Bartels

    Carl Bartels, 44, of Enders died in a two-vehicle accident, two miles southwest of Paoli, Colo., on Sunday, Oct. 18. The accident occurred about 5 p.m. Bartels was traveling west on County Road 22 when his 1993 Chevrolet S-10 struck Richelle Chappell, 26,...
  • School board not too interested in charging junior high admissions

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A suggestion that Chase County Schools begin charging for junior high sporting events didn’t garner much interest from board of education members. That was one topic at the board’s Oct. 13 meeting, most of which i...
  • Saturday’s Nebraska Range Goat Test a first for area, state

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Attempts to get the message out that eating goat meat, or chevon, is a healthy option are hoping to make some strides following a major event in Imperial Saturday. The first annual Nebraska Range Buck Test will be h...
  • Viaero searching for special family to be featured in ads

    Viaero Wireless is going to make one Midwestern family very famous. The company has begun a multi-state search to find one special family, the Viaero Family 2010, who will be featured in its TV and newspaper ads throughout 2010. Viaero conducting an exte...
  • Nebraska landowners join nation in interest in new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has reported an enthusiastic response to the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). During the first sign up, Nebraska had more than 2,650 applications f...
  • How would your business fare in a disaster?

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherAs a business owner or a homeowner, we all too often take solace in the belief that “it can never happen to me.” As a result, we become complacent about protecting the records so vital to our busin...
  • Diehard fans follow Huskers through it all

    It wasn’t a good week for the Huskers, but it won’t keep fans from returning to Memorial Stadium next week in a sea of red. I was fascinated by a conversation with Mook Wilhelms during pre-game socializing with newspaper friends. This long-time family...
  • Pumpkin patch draws crowds from large area

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The snow and frost didn’t ruin the pumpkins! That was Arlys Cupp’s happy reaction during the annual Cox’s Pond pumpkin patch last weekend. The annual event continues to draw crowds from southwest Nebraska. Cupp ...
  • No bids received for city’s Steinway piano

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican No bids were received by the city of Imperial for the purchase of the 1916 Steinway piano housed in the Imperial Theatre. Sealed bids were to have been opened on Oct. 12, but City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said n...
  • Longhorns qualify two for state cross country meet

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Longhorn juniors Tyler Talbott and Kyle Bottom will run in the Class D cross country meet Friday in Kearney. Talbott took second in the D5 district at Grant last Thursday while Bottom captured 12th to punch his tic...
  • Longhorns get a win by forfeit, will face Perkins County tonight

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican No school seems immune to the flu bug during the past several weeks and a flu outbreak in Bayard was responsible for the Longhorns’ fifth win of the season. The Longhorns were scheduled to face Bayard here Friday...
  • Youth pheasant hunt scheduled for this weekend

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of Tuesday, 21 children had signed up for the Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever youth hunt this Saturday. The hunt will be held on the Donnie Weiss farm in Chase County. Pheasants Forever habitat chair Heathe...