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  • Get ready for Pink-Out

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s that time of year again—the Imperial and Perkins County FFA chapters are selling t-shirts for the annual Pink-Out basketball game Jan. 16 in Grant. Proceeds benefit cancer patients in the area. Last year the ...
  • Wrestlers gear up for second half of season in Ogallala

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican When the Chase County wrestlers take to the mats in Ogallala Saturday, it will have been three weeks since the last competitive matches. Action starts at 9 a.m. Wrestling will take place in two different locations. Ch...
  • Library’s jigsaw puzzle tournament here Jan. 25

    The Fourth Annual Lied Imperial Public Library’s Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament is on! The contest will be held Jan. 25 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. About 10 teams and individuals participated last year. Participants in a division are given the same puzzle to work, wi...
  • Disturbance in Wauneta results in multiple charges

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A disturbance in Wauneta that spilled over from Christmas Day to Dec. 26 resulted in a transient being jailed at the Chase County Courthouse. The Chase County Sheriff’s Department reported that 35-year old Stacy Lay...
  • Housing projects confronting crucial need for Imperial’s continued growth

    Imperial’s progress shown with $4.79 million in building permits; county permits $5 million plus By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s community and business leaders know one primary factor that’s limited Imperial’s growth over the...
  • Three med students will gain practice here in 2014

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three third-year University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) students will be observing practice at Chase County Clinic and the adjacent Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH)  this spring. The rotations are part of...
  • Largest crowd ever attends Christmas dinner

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There was enough food for everyone to enjoy a nice Christmas dinner last Wednesday, thanks to the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association, a lot of donors and a lot of volunteers. With 300 diners expected, a tot...
  • Imperial Theatre starts another year dependent on volunteers

    City-owned theatre operates without property tax dollars By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican If volunteers make small communities what they are, one sure example of that is the Imperial Theatre operation. The theatre, which just had a three-night sel...
  • New manager sprucing up VFW, planning events

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Calling it a “work in progress,” the new manager of Imperial VFW lounge has already made some noticeable changes. Anne Iverson has officially been on the job as manager since Nov. 4, but started to transition in...
  • Quick attack fire unit added to rural fleet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Finishing touches are being made on a new quick-attack unit for Imperial’s rural fire district that will greatly aid efforts in fighting grass fires. Work on acquiring the unit has been underway by a fire department...
  • 509 Broadway supports cancer fund

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Thanks to 509 Broadway and its customers, the Chase County Hospital Foundation has $1,000 to use toward local cancer patients and their families. 509 has sold almost all of the special t-shirts it ordered that had can...
  • Work underway on FVC’s new fuel location

    Koellner Enterprises has been busy transforming the fuel islands at Frenchman Valley’s new fuel location, formerly Bart’s Corner. John Sandquist, fuel and energy manager for FVC, said their first priority is to get new concrete installed around all of...
  • Imperial—always moving forward

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Take a look around Imperial and you’ll see a community that is always striving to move forward. Just read through this year’s Progress Issue of The Imperial Republican and you’ll see what I’m talking about...
  • Bauerle’s art like tree, deep roots, continually growing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Abstract art with symbolism. Needs to be explained. That’s how Marcia Bauerle describes her art, which is hung all over the walls of the house she and husband Bill share in Imperial. Bauerle uses mainly acrylic and ...
  • College graduates named

    Colleges and universities held graduation ceremonies in December.Preston Philip Bernhardt Preston Bernhardt, son of Kurt and Kristi Bernhardt of Lamar, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dec. 21 with a Bachelor of Science degree in environm...
  • Six earn statewide honors as academic all-state selections

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Six students at Chase County Schools have been recognized as recipients of the fall season’s Academic All-State Award. Selected students are nominated by their schools, based on individual academic excellence, leade...
  • Longhorn teams gearing up for first action of 2014

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After the mandated NSAA five-day moratorium, the Longhorn basketball teams were back at practice late last week and early this week.     They are preparing for the Cabela’s Holiday Shootout Basketball Tournament,...
  • House restoration turns in to social media event

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Aprons. Civil war button. Horseshoe. Marbles. When Stacy Hust Towns and husband Chris moved back to the family farm last spring and began renovating the old farm house, they found treasures behind plaster walls, abov...
  • Births celebrated during year

    Samie and Christopher Johnson of Champion, a girl, Blake Lee, born Jan. 6, 2013, at Chase County Community Hospital. Jake and Michelle Banks of Imperial, a girl, Peyton Elizabeth, born Jan. 15, 2013, at Chase County Community Hospital. Joshua and Cara Kea...
  • City operates with service from boards, commissions

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The city of Imperial could not operate without the service provided by several appointed boards and commissions, which are filled with community volunteers. That’s according to Mayor Dwight Coleman and City Clerk/Ad...

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