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  • Level 3 sex offender residing in Imperial

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican        The Nebraska State Patrol is informing people that a registered Level 3 sex offender is residing in Imperial.     Kenneth Lee Wright, 41, is now residing in Imperial at 227 East 5th Street.     A ...
  • Sixteen-year-old involved in one-vehicle accident Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Sixteen-year-old Diana D. Benitez of Imperial was involved in a one-vehicle accident Saturday morning, northwest of Champion.    According to a report from the State Patrol, Benitez’s 1997 Toyota pickup lef...
  • Troopers to beef up patrols this week

        Troopers and dispatchers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be putting in overtime hours as part of high visibility enforcement efforts in conjunction with this week’s boys state basketball tournament in Lincoln.      A grant of $8, 550 from...
  • Sales tax funds to aid reopening of former Sweden Creme

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    The former R&M Sweden Creme at 1134 Broadway will be reopening in April under new ownership.    Purchase of the restaurant is being helped with a $40,000 low-interest loan from the city’s sales tax funds ea...
  • Coop building construction on schedule

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The site superintendent for the contractor constructing the new Frenchman Valley Coop building at the south end of Broadway Street expects to meet the June 5 competion date. James Zack of TCC Corporation of Colo...
  • Alive or not??? Lockheed Martin robots coming to S.C.O.R.E.

         Christopher Norman is a mechanical engineer at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Littleton, Colo. The nephew of Rich Norman of Imperial, he grew up in Ogallala and attended the Engineering College at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. ...
  • Local students to participate in children’s theatre next week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Aspiring actors and actresses should start limbering up for tryouts for a Children’s Theatre Company of South Dakota performance next week.    Children ages kindergarten through grade eight are encouraged t...
  • Pheasants Forever raises dollars for local habitat

         The Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever Chapter held its 19th annual fund-raising banquet Saturday at Enders Lake Golf Course. Drew Larsen, Regional Nebraska Pheasants Forever Biologist from North Platte, was the emcee for the evening’s act...
  • New Southwest 4 extension educator on board

    Robert Tigner’s first day on the job was MondayBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Iowa native Robert Tigner joined the staff at the Southwest Four Extension Service (SW4) Monday, March 2, as its new extension educator.     Tigner, who pref...
  • Perkins Co. Sheriff dispels rumor of arrest in Wood murder case

    By Jan GoffThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel    There has not yet been an arrest, nor is an arrest imminent in the Corrie Wood murder case, despite rumors to the contrary.    According to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman, the case is still very active...
  • Man arrested in burglaries here allegedly tied to theft ring in several states

    Thefts across country in the millions of dollars By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Blake Burnside has been in the Chase County Jail since late January, following a series of break-ins in Imperial.        Imperial police officers had no ide...
  • Results of community survey will be revealed at March 11 meeting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Two hundred Imperial residents took the time to make their thoughts known about city services and the direction they would like the city to take in the future.    They did that by way of the community survey ...
  • Christensen tags his priority status to Heineman bill

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    State Senator Mark Christensen has stamped a bill by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman with his priority bill designation, in an attempt to refund residents in the Republican River basin for taxes recently deemed uncons...
  • State Patrol hopes to fill vacancy in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The presence of the Nebraska State Patrol in Imperial has been reduced to one trooper, following the transfer of Trooper Jeffrey W. Dunton to Troop E in Sidney.    According to Capt. Jim Parish of the State P...
  • First-class stamp soon to cost more

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The U.S. Postal Service has announced that the price of a first-class stamp will increase two cents on May 11, to 44 cents. Postal rates go up annually in May, with the new prices announced in February. The over...
  • High school prom here more than a month early

    Event is in March this yearBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Chase County high school students will be attending prom here several weeks earlier than previous years.    Prom, one of spring’s biggest events at many high schools, will be held...
  • Students, adults share stories

          By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    I took a look inside my book.    I knew the words—some crazy birds    Were marching by under a purple sky.    I wore my hat, loaned by a cat    While sharing a tale about a wh...
  • Mark date for hazardous waste collection in Imperial

        The Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Program and Southwest Nebraska RC&D has scheduled collection events in southwest Nebraska to help local residents dispose of potentially hazardous household products at no charge.     Collection ev...
  • Nebraska FFA Foundation to remember mall shooting victim

        The genuine kindness of native Nebraskan Gary Scharf is imprinted on all those who knew him and have come to know him since his death in December 2007, a victim of an Omaha mall-shooting.     Scharf’s uncommon zeal for helping others will soon...
  • FFA teams qualify for state contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Two Chase County Schools FFA teams finished in first place at district competition in Curtis Feb. 25, earning them a shot at state titles next month. The Ag Sales and Agriscience teams each took a first, while a...