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  • Special NRD meeting Tuesday to address transfer guidelines

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Requests by farmers to transfer irrigation allocations over a long distance has forced the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board to take a much closer look at the issue.     Next Tuesday...
  • Biggest fire in years burns hundreds of acres

    Winds contribute to difficulty in gettingblaze under controlBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Many of the younger firefighters on the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department hadn’t seen a fire as big as the one Tuesday that burned hundreds of acres...
  • Biggest fire in years burns hundreds of acres

     Winds contribute to difficulty in gettingblaze under controlBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Many of the younger firefighters on the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department hadn’t seen a fire as big as the one Tuesday that burned hundreds of...
  • Senator tours areas targeted for invasive species removal

        Nebraska Senator Tom Carlson, District 38, met with members of the Southwest Weed Management Area (SWWMA) last Friday to discuss work completed during fiscal years one and two with the grant funded through Legislative Bill 701.     Present for t...
  • Storyteller electrifies audiences with wit and stories

        As a guest of the Chase County Area Arts Council (CCAAC) Jan. 12, professional storyteller Rita Paskowitz is guaranteed to be an audience pleaser.    The Omahan doesn’t just tell stories—she electrifies them. It’s no wonder: having graduat...
  • Longhorns finish as runner-up in Alliance tourney

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial knocked down a win over Bridgeport in the opening round of the Alliance Holiday tournament but fell to Alliance in the finals last week.     Coach Carl Zuege said the opening win over Bridgeport c...
  • Girls come up empty at holiday tournament

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Despite a strong effort in both games, Chase County’s girls’ team came away from the Alliance Holiday Tournament without a win.    But, Coach Marc Mroczek said his team worked hard in both games Dec. 29-3...
  • Answers awaited in fatal beating

    ■ Editor’s note: The story below was written following the writer’s visit to Perkins County. The story appeared in the Omaha World Herald on Dec. 16, 2008 and is reprinted here with permission. The slaying of Corrie Wood, 28, formerly of Imperial, i...
  • History provides a peek into future

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher    Along-time friend of mine, the late Nebraska historian Dr. Robert Manley, ardently believed that to see where a community is going, one first has to look back at its past.     Manley showed m...
  • Two teens escape from Friday night roll-over accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Two sophomores at  Chase County Schools are recovering from injuries following a Friday night one-vehicle rollover, southwest of Imperial on a county road.    Masen Bell, 17, of rural Champion was driving th...
  • County’s 4-H/FFA Beef Weigh-In end of month

        The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Auction Market.     All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers or market steers in a 4-H/FFA show at c...
  • Dry Edible Bean Day set for Jan. 13 at Mitchell

        The 2009 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will feature practical advice for producers, reports on cutting-edge research, updates on marketing and wind energy, a bean cook-off and trade show.    Dry Edible Bean Day is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 13, ...
  • Tourism workshop in February

        The 2009 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop will offer the Nebraska tourism industry a fun way to network, learn and cross-promote business.     This year’s workshop will take place Feb. 3 and 4 at the Sandhills Convention Center in North ...
  • Steve Grams elected co-chairman of RC&D

        Southwest Nebraska RC&D elected officers for a new term at the annual meeting on Nov. 18.     Lynne Wilson (Frontier County) will continue to serve as co-chairperson for an additional term. Steve Grams of Imperial, who represents Chase County, w...
  • Telephone company hopes to double business in two years

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of features that will spotlight businesses in Imperial. The community has a thriving business community, and all residents may not realize the extent of services and products local businesses provide. This fea...
  • Although not generally as profitable, Imperial recycling program important

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    While cities across Nebraska are re-evaluating their recycling programs, in light of a depressed economy and low prices for recycled material, Imperial City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland is optimistic about the...
  • Moisture up in 2008 as plentiful summer rains fall

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    For a second year, moisture recorded in Imperial increased from the year before, by about an inch and a half.    For 2008, a total of 22.77 inches fell within the Imperial city limits, compared to 21.31 inche...
  • Meeting for county’s hazardous mitigation plan set for Jan. 20

        Chase County is leading a planning effort to develop a “Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan” which includes the Chase County areas of Enders, Champion, Imperial, Wauneta, Chase County Schools, Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools and the Upp...
  • Leylands attend unusual wedding in NYC

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Jo and Jeff Leyland of Imperial were able to experience a part of New York City that most tourists don’t get to see, thanks to Jo’s nephew. He and his future wife were chosen to participate in MTV’s “Eng...
  • Chambers’ ag technology fair set for Thursday, Jan. 15

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Area farmers and ranchers who want to see what technology can do for their operations should plan to attend the Imperial Chamber’s Ag Technology Fair in Imperial Thursday, Jan. 15.    The expo will be hel...