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  • IVFD extinguishes tree pile fire

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Firemen from Imperial and Lamar were paged to a tree pile fire west of Champion last Thursday shortly after 12 noon. Imperial Fire Chief Nick Schultz said they dumped foam and water on the tree pile owned by Jeanni...
  • Range judging teams place second, third, fourth at state contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial FFA had several teams in the running for the state championship range judging on Sept. 25. A total of 101 teams comprised of 382 individuals competed north of Curtis in Frontier County. In the senior divisi...
  • 44th District candidates to meet at Imperial candidate forum

    Questions for forum sought from public By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Both candidates seeking the 44th District legislative seat will face the public during a candidate forum to be held in Imperial, Tuesday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. at the...
  • ALL Cancer Walk winds through Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican More than $1,800 profit was realized during the annual Chase County Community Hospital ALL Cancer Walk on Saturday. About 141 people took part in the event, now in its sixth year. This year the emphasis was on lu...
  • Property tax requests climb more than $1.64 million across county

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Property tax requests from taxing entities across Chase County increased by more than $1.64 million compared to last year’s tax requests. All of the taxing entities from schools to fire districts to cemetery d...
  • CCS orders new activity, route buses

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican After months of deliberation and study, Chase County Schools will have a new activity bus the first of the year. At a special school board meeting Sept. 12, board members voted 9-0 to buy a Blue Bird 42-passenger a...
  • Twenty-four-year-old dies in accident northwest of Imperial

    Another young man killed in harvest-related rollover near Wauneta By Jan Schultz and Sheri Hink-Wagner The Imperial Republican and The Wauneta Breeze Two young men, both age 24, died in separate vehicle accidents in Chase County the past week. Oleksan...
  • Center hoping to recruit new cooks for Sunday dinners

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican In the Imperial Community Center kitchen hangs the sign, “The older I get the better I cook.” Anyone attending one of the center’s fundraising dinners on the second Sunday each month knows that’s a fact. ...
  • School implements new science program

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican When students in grades K-5 returned to Chase County Schools this fall, their teachers were ready with a new science curriculum. Over the summer a committee of teachers and administrators met to select a new progra...
  • Poppin’ up some corn next month

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican There will be some different projects popping during the annual Imperial Chamber of Commerce Popcorn Days Oct. 31. It’s time to get prepared. As usual, Chamber businesses will be handing out popcorn to customers ...
  • Departments respond to late-night misreported structure fire in Lamar

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial and Lamar Volunteer Fire Departments were both called out late last Wednesday to what was believed to be a structure fire in Lamar. IVFD Fire Chief Nick Schultz said the rural units left the...
  • Improving, expanding department goals of new industrial arts teacher

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican First-year teacher Jeff Gleisberg is excited about teaching industrial arts at Chase County Schools. The Curtis native is also teaching careers, and drafting, and is coaching varsity football and varsity girls’...
  • Imperial FFA sweeps district range judging contest

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial’s FFA chapter didn’t leave much room for anyone else to take the top spots in the District Range Judge Contest Sept. 16 in Keith County. In both senior and junior divisions, Imperial finished with th...
  • Cinema scene

    “If I Stay” (PG-13)—Mia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family dr...
  • Pickup totaled after engine catches fire

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A government pickup was totaled Tuesday morning south of Imperial, after it caught fire as it was parked on the side of a county road. Sheriff Kevin Mueller’s said two University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, Lin...
  • Taxing entities taking advantage of higher property valuations

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican With a hot real estate market for agland and residential property in Chase County and Imperial, it should come as no surprise that assessed valuations of those properties jumped again this year. After little in...
  • Varsity team chalks up 5-0 week, record is 9-1

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican It was a 5-0 run for the Lady Longhorn volleyball team after beating a pair of neighboring schools and winning Saturday’s McCook Tournament. Last week’s wins, coming over a five-day span, upped Chase County...
  • Softball team comes close in several games

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican They played several close games with Class B and larger Class C opponents last week, but Chase County’s varsity softball team failed to pick up a win. In a series of six games, they played three close ones agains...
  • A super summer for 4 Ranch Hands

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican “This is the summer of our lives. We’ve really lived it up.” That’s how Lana Stromberger described the feelings of 4 Random Hands, which ranks 10th in the world in the Woman’s Ranch Rodeo Association (WRR...
  • Enders prevails to keep County Cup

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Saturday marked the 13th year of the Chase County Cup, a competition between golfers from Enders Lake Golf Course (EGLC) and the Imperial Country Club (ICC). Going into this year’s competition, which was held...

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