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  • Snowmobilers spend unexpected night in mountains

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Four snowmobilers with ties to Imperial became more familiar with the Snowy Range mountains in Wyoming than they had planned last weekend. What started as an adventure in snowmobiling last Friday morning turned ...
  • Other council business

    The Citizen’s Advisory Committee presented its semi-annual report on use of LB 840 city sales tax dollars. Community Development Director Jason Tuller said projects and amounts committed to in the past six months included: $17,839 for new home sewer tap...
  • Nuisance properties in front of council again

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Five properties were before the city council at its Jan. 20 meeting, some being cleared of their former nuisance declaration and another being named a nuisance. One of the sites was approved for abatement, which...
  • Cooley’s preliminary hearing set for March

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Richard E. Cooley of Wauneta appeared in Chase County Court Wednesday, Jan. 22, where he was charged with nine counts of possession of child pornography. Cooley was arrested Jan. 10 for alleged possession of ch...
  • Commissioner District will have Primary race

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Two Republicans have filed for the Chase County Commissioner District No. 2 position, moving the race for the ticket to the primary. Jodi K. Thompson filed for re-election to Commissioner District No. 2 Tuesday...
  • Purchase stalls on Wellington field property

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two motions were made at a special meeting of the city council last week, but in the end, action stalled on purchase of the school’s Wellington field for a new IVFD fire hall. At its Jan. 14 meeting after mont...
  • Sixty-year-old Palisade man faces federal child pornography charges

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze A Palisade man faces possible federal prison time on charges of alleged production and manufacturing of child pornography, according to a release issued last Thursday from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah R. G...
  • Roll out pie crust, melt the chocolate

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Pull out the recipe file and find a favorite dessert recipe. Then enter the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s First Annual Dessert War, scheduled for Feb. 20 at the city gym. Organizer Courtney Burke hopes for 10...
  • Dining in the mountains

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Imperial Manor residents will think they’re in Colorado when their new dining room opens next month. Extensive remodeling is underway to create a mountain resort-type theme, according to Administrator Melissa ...
  • We all benefit from volunteerism

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Imperial and Chase County is a better place to live because of the strong spirit of volunteerism that’s alive and well in our communities. And because of that spirit, we all benefit. This past weekend, one ...
  • Youths mark 100th day of school with special events

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  • Boys’ team qualifies for state bowling tourney

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican The boys’ high school bowling team from Chase County is headed to Class C state competition next weekend after finishing in the runner-up spot at districts in Norfolk. Chase County placed second in team standi...
  • Longhorns a basket shy of SPVA title

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns’ quest for an SPVA conference title came up a basket short Saturday night, falling to North Platte St. Pat’s in the final 45-47. Despite three turnovers in the final 1:20, the Lo...
  • Wrestlers struggle at John Higgins Invitational

    By Alan Carman The Imperial Republican Chase County took just two varsity and one junior varsity wrestler to Lexington on Saturday. Facing very difficult competition from much larger schools, Chase County was only able to muster one win in the varsit...
  • Lady Longhorns lose in SPVA to eventual champs

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican It’s never fun to lose, but it  might hurt a little less that the Lady Longhorns were eliminated from last week’s SPVA Tournament by the eventual champions. Chase County lost their first round game, 25-59, ...
  • Puzzled by the puzzles

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Twenty-four people on nine teams fitted puzzle pieces together as fast as they could during the Lied Imperial Public Library’s fourth annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament last Saturday. Winning the four person adul...
  • Brown skies emphasize need for conservation practices

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With winds howling a constant 30-40 mph all day twice in the last week, the need for further conservation practices literally fills the sky. Skies throughout southwest Nebraska turned brown on Thursday, Jan. 16, a...
  • Just where might the fire hall be built?

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A new Imperial fire hall may be sited at the original location on Broadway, north of the library, based on votes and discussions at two meetings the past week. However, no formal council action on building it there ...
  • Election filing deadlines approaching

    Incumbent deadline for most offices is Feb. 18; March 3 for new filers By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The filing deadline for incumbent office holders is just over three weeks away. So far filings have been slow at the Chase County Clerk’s off...
  • Six being interviewed for two police openings

    Kyle Hansen promoted to sergeant on force By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In his first report to the city council as police chief Monday, Ryan Wisnieski said he and a committee were interviewing six applicants for police officer positions open in I...

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