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  • Republican wins 13 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

    Johnson Publications wins a combined 74 contest awards this yearBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The staff of The Imperial Republican won a total of 13 awards in the 2015 Nebraska Press Association (NPA) Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were a...
  • Council addresses street, rental housing issues

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican If there was a theme for Monday night’s Imperial City Council meeting, it would have been “streets.” The council approved the letting of bids for paving projects in the Cape Street and East 3rd Street areas. The...
  • New ambulance on the way for Chase County

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Members of the Chase County Board of Commissioners met April 14 for their regular meeting. After debating the merits of buying a new ambulance at the March 24 meeting, Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss,...
  • Audience enjoys short comedy

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “How to Kiss a Girl” was short but sweet this week. The one-act comedy, by Wade Bradford, was presented Sunday and Monday nights at Chase County Schools (CCS). Senior Jake Lueth closed out his CCS acting career ...
  • New look on patrol car

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The new Imperial Police Department patrol car is very striking. The word “police” seems to rise from the base of the car up, demanding attention. The 2015 Ford Interceptor replaces a 2003 Ford Crown Vic that was...
  • New pet grooming service available in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican If your dog or cat is dirty, has too-long hair, or needs a nail trim, Janice Owens of Imperial will take your call. She has opened Tailwaggers, LLC and will be working both out of her home and in leased space at Veter...
  • Sales tax for February up

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s city sales tax income in February was up over January. The amount allocated to the city was $37,529.55, after the three percent state administration fee was taken out. The January allocation was $32,091.6...
  • Family legacy brings more celebration

    Pride and emotion soared Friday night with the announcement of Elna Johnson as Master Editor-Publisher of the Nebraska Press Association. Respect resonates across the state for this amazing woman who has definitely made an impression. Her character refle...
  • Vietnam Wall—an opportunity to pay our honor, respect

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Iwas but a mere seven years old when the United States officially  entered the Vietnam War. When I entered high school, the war had continued to drag on and my classmates and I often wondered whether we would be ...
  • Fraudulent checks may be present in area

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating reports have been made in Red Willow County involving checks that are believed to have been stolen around the first of April. The checks, issued...
  • Veterans’ perspectives

    ■ Editor’s note: These personal stories are part of The Imperial Republican’s efforts to highlight Chase County veterans and their experiences during the Vietnam War era. We will continue to feature stories that are submitted in anticipation of the ...
  • Junior high girls sweep both divisions at Perkins County

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s junior high girls swept the seventh and eighth grade divisions of the Perkins County meet held Thursday, April 16 at Grant. The eighth grade girls tallied 120 points en route to their win with Cree...
  • Seventh grade boys first, eighth grade second at Perkins County track meet

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s junior high boys made a strong showing at the Perkins County meet held Thursday, April 16 at Grant. The seventh grade boys finished atop the seven-team field with a total of 174 to out-distance Per...
  • CCS golfers fifth in own invite Saturday

    Jennings third, Knobbe fifth to earn medalsBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Golfers got a break with clear, sunny skies for Saturday’s Chase County Invitational held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. Eight teams competed in the meet, which was won...
  • Big fish, mild weather at annual IKEs catfish tournament at Enders

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After two days of rain and just before high winds hit, the Southwest IKEs Catfish tournament hit the water. A total of 22 teams competed at Enders Reservoir Saturday. “It was fantastic weather. We hit it just right,...
  • Lyndsy Schultz runs in Boston Marathon

    Imperial native Lyndsy Schultz, of Denver, Colo., was among the 27,165 runners in this year’s Boston Marathon. Schultz turned in a time of 3:14.44 for a pace of 7:25/mile over the 26.2-mile course for her second best marathon time ever. She described la...
  • Registration ongoing for science camp

    Registration has been going well for the 2015 SCORE camps with the following numbers as of April 17, according to Director Marla Smith: 1-2 grades, 99; 3-4 grades, 93; 5-6 grades, 53. The capacity of the camps is 120 students. Participants registering aft...
  • Saving time and money for Associates degree

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting Mid-Plains Community College’s Imperial Extented Campus, its teachers and students.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican At age 19 Garret Thompson is about to earn his Associates of S...
  • Moreno headed to Girls State

    Chase County Schools junior Alyssa Moreno will represent Imperial at Cornhusker Girls State in Lincoln this summer. Girls State will be held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus May 31-June 6. Moreno was the only applicant for the leadership ...
  • Students attend State Science Fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three Chase County Schools (CCS) students competed at the State Science Fair at Wesleyan University in Lincoln April 17. They received a medal and certificate for being in the competition. Carlos Chavez, Hayley Vitosh...

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