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  • Tricks, treats planned for Halloween

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Driving around Imperial this time of year is almost as much fun as all of the Halloween activities planned for this week. People have decorated their yards with inflatable ghosts, inflatable pumpkins, inflatable ghoul...
  • Sheriff Mueller urges caution on roads with harvest, hunting near

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican He’s not sure why, but Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller said there seems to be a spike in accidents in recent weeks. Based on the law enforcement reports gathered by this newspaper, 17 accidents have been reported...
  • Nebraska joins 23 states in suit challenging EPA rule

    Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Nebraska, along with 23 other states, filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Section 111(d) Rule, a plan to significantly restructure the way electricity is produced and consumed ...
  • Mitchells win Chamber Bucks in newspaper’s logomania contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Doug and Shelley Mitchell know their businesses and who works in them. They matched all 29 business logos with their employee correctly in a Halloween-themed logomania contest sponsored by The Imperial Republican. In ...
  • Tiny houses spark simplified life

    By Lori PankoninThe Imperial RepublicanSimplifying life and living clutter free still resounds as a sought-after dream.  Reality prevails far too soundly although I’m not giving up.   The concept of the tiny homes that are becoming popular around the ...
  • ‘Purple Pinkie’ effort by Imperial Rotary raises $500 from donations

    Residents of Imperial once again showed their spirit of generosity last Friday and through the weekend as they contributed $500 toward Rotary’s End Polio Now Campaign. Thanks to a two-to-one match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every doll...
  • Nebraska looks to enhance school nutrition guidelines

    By Maggy LehmickeNebraska News Service LINCOLN - With extra training required for school food authorities and children leaving the lunch line with plates full of vegetables, updated meal guidelines have altered the public school lunch experience.     ...
  • Big win over Hershey in season’s last home match

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County finished off its regular season play at home last week with a big win over Hershey, and now looks to next week for the start of post-season action. With one of its best nights at the net against Hershey a...
  • Coach saw good improvement over course of softball season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Denise Smith saw improvement on both offense and defense during the 2015 high school softball season at Chase County Schools. The Lady Longhorns wrapped up their season three weeks ago at the district tournament...
  • Smith first CCS runner to medal at state since 2011

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senior Indy Smith finished off his high school cross country career in perfect style Friday, taking eighth place in the Class D state cross country meet. Coach Carl Zuege said Smith is the first Chase County cross ...
  • Longhorns overtake Mitchell to earn district title, playoff berth

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Coach Dan Lenners called Friday’s 36-35 come-from-behind win over Mitchell “big!” The Longhorns came into the game with a lot on the line. Lose and the Longhorns miss the playoffs for a second straight year. ...
  • Game & Parks adopts changes to fishing, wildlife regulations

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted several changes to fishing and wildlife regulations at a meeting Friday in Fairbury. Among the amendments to fishing regulations are changes to length limits for black bass and walleye on several water bodies...
  • Special Olympics bowling begins

    The Chase County chapter of Special Olympics is busy bowling this fall, in preparation for the regional tournament in Ogallala Dec. 12. Team members are Samantha Oxford, above, Eddie Lopez, Nathanael Rau, Ryan Leibhart, Dustin Holmes and Isaiah Christense...
  • Youths, hunting mentors have successful day of learning

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Fifteen youths and 15 adults were matched up on Saturday for the annual Youth Mentor Hunt hosted by the Southwestern Nebraska Chapter of Pheasants Forever. Heather Francis, Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist with the organi...
  • Fourth graders updated on nutrition

    Fourth graders from Chase County Schools were among students from all the schools in the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department District who attended the annual Fitness & Nutrition Day held in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Kearney. ...
  • A great weekend for pumpkin-picking

    It couldn’t have been more perfect weather Saturday and Sunday for the annual Cox’s Ponds pumpkin patch weekend, west of Champion. The Cox and Cupp families who organize the event each year estimated there were more than 1,000 visitors over the weeken...
  • CCS administration reacts to ‘15 State of Schools Report

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A faulty federal accountability system led to 675 Nebraska schools, including Chase County Schools (CCS), being labeled low performing even though 119 of those schools have 90 percent or more of their students meeting...
  • Like Chicago Cubs, culture of change was needed in state government, governor says

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Baseball and state government have a lot in common. That’s what Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts thinks. As part of the family who owns the Chicago Cubs, the governor had no trouble conveying his excitement about the Cub...
  • Truck rollover closes highway for time

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two-way traffic on Highway 6, 11 miles west of Imperial, came to halt Friday afternoon when a semi tractor and flatbed trailer overturned on the  highway. According to Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller, truck dri...
  • Work continuing on new fair expo building

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. met Oct. 13 for their bimonthly meeting. Jeff Tidyman attended the meeting to explain the fire system in the new expo building at the fairgrounds. The...

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