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  • Fair completes another successful run

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Judging by the crowds on the fairgrounds throughout the week, especially Friday and Saturday night, the Chase County Fair looked like the place to be last week. Looking back on the week, fair board members felt the...
  • City’s proposed budget includes pay freeze for department heads

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s four department heads will see no increases in their salaries for 2010-11, based on figures in the city’s proposed budget. However, other city employees will see an average of 3 percent pay raises if th...
  • It’s back to books for kids

    The first day of 2010-11 classes at Chase County Schools arrived Wednesday this week for K-12 students. Shortly before 8 a.m., students and parents were arriving in droves, but traffic was slowed along East 9th in front of the school as street replacement...
  • Rodney Atkins show big hit with country fans

    Saturday night’s Chase County Fair concert headlined by country star Rodney Atkins was a big hit with the crowd of 2,250. The star from east Tennessee got up close with the fans. (Republican photo)...
  • Car rams into Kuecker home in northwest Imperial

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Kermit Kuecker of Imperial was in his kitchen when he got a jolt he didn’t expect shortly around noon, Friday, Aug. 20. A 2008 Mercury Sable, driven by 19-year-old Joshua Reichard, slammed into a bedroom in the n...
  • Man arrested, charged with sexual assault of child

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nicholas Gonzales, 22, is in the Chase County Jail after being charged with sexual assault of a child. The arrest was made late Friday night at the Chase County Fairgrounds following an alleged assault to a 12-year-ol...
  • Mueller turns in over 500 petition signatures

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican On Monday, Kevin Mueller turned in well over the number of petition signatures he needs for a place on the Chase County ballot for sheriff. However, whether he’s earned a place on the ballot by petition won’t be k...
  • Recalled eggs not found in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Amidst a nationwide recall of eggs sold by Hillandale Farms and Wright County Farms, both of Iowa, consumers in Imperial should be happy to know that neither of the two grocery stores carries eggs from those businesse...
  • School bells to ring Aug. 25 for opening day

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s the last week of summer vacation for students at Chase County Schools. School bells will ring next Wednesday, Aug. 25, calling K-12 students back to classes. School Supt. Matt Fisher said a full day of classes ...
  • Fair schedule full of events

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s Chase County Fair officially kicked off Sunday with the annual 4-H horse show. This year’s edition of the fair promises to live up to its tradition of being outstate Nebraska’s greatest county f...
  • Sen. Johanns: country’s debt reaching critical stages

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican If a plan to reduce the United States’ growing debt is not addressed seriously in the coming years, the consequences will put us in unchartered waters. That’s the assessment of Nebraska U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, who...
  • City employees celebrate 30 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In these days, when people tend to change jobs due to various circumstances, it’s unusual for someone to work for the same employer for 30 years. Yet, two city of Imperial employees celebrated just that last week. C...
  • New, interactive community calendar up and running

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With at least 50 active organizations operating in Imperial, events being scheduled on the same date is not uncommon. And, sometimes, communication about an organization’s meeting time or special event isn’t as go...
  • Another basin in state to study water management

    The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will receive a $350,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation’s Basin Study Program to study water management options in the Niobrara River Basin.   DNR Director Brian Dunnigan said, “I am pleased tha...
  • UNL student helping news staff out fair week

    Cameras at the fair are a common site. With all of the events underway this week, the newspapers in Imperial and Wauneta will have an extra pair of hands on a camera, helping out with all of the news coverage. Tawny Burmood, a journalism student at the U...
  • Holy Toledo, it’s hot!

    The best place to be the last several days has been inside beside the air conditioner, sipping a cool drink. Starting Saturday, high temperatures crept over the 90°F mark and have hovered around there since. To make things feel just a little bit hott...
  • Bond, Kramer seek hearing on meter violations, penalties

    Five Cease & Desist Orders to be issued to another landowner By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two landowners sanctioned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) in June for bypassing irrigation flow meters want an adjudicator...
  • Fair starts next week for its 125th run

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s just around the corner—the Chase County Fair is only days away from the start of its 125th year. Mirroring the longevity of its host community—Imper­ial—which also celebrated its 125th this summer, the...
  • No petition drive slated on hospital district formation

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Efforts to seek a reversal of the creation of a hospital district will go on hold for now. Members of the Chase County Hospital Foundation were considering a petition drive to put the issue back on the November bal...
  • NRD board members approve integrated management plan

    NRD not asking for property taxes next year By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After months of consideration, the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board finally gave approval to an integrated management plan (IMP) agreeable to the...

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