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  • Former resident dies in three-vehicle accident near McCook last Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican James J. “Jimmy” Sughroue of Indianola died in a three-vehicle accident about two miles east of McCook last Friday, July 1. Sughroue, 46, who attended Chase County schools until 1981, was a back seat passenger in ...
  • Another great fireworks show

      Imperial put together another great fireworks show this year as Imperial firemen filled the sky with mortar after mortar of beautiful fireworks Sunday night. The City of Imperial puts up the first $3,000 and private donations make up the rest for this...
  • New poll shows rural Nebraskans tech-savvy

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor According to a recent poll taken in Nebraska’s 83 non-metropolitan counties, rural residents are as tech-savvy as their city counterparts. Not surprisingly, 91 percent of rural residents in the state ...
  • Firemen’s Fun Day—a fun day for all ages

    The Imperial VFD’s annual July 4th event, now  known as the Helen Fanning Memorial Fun Day, has grown into a tradition. The fire department holds the event in memory of Ms. Fanning and all of the events and activities are free. It is indeed a family ...
  • Junior girls’ team enters league tourney this week

    Earlier loss to Wallace avenged with win at home last Thursday By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s junior girls’ softball team enters the end-of-season league tourney this week, starting tonight (Thursday) in Sutherland. Imperial Coach...
  • Over 200 swimmers expected here Saturday for district meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial is hosting the district qualifying swim meet this Saturday, at which about 220 swimmers are expected to compete. Imperial Co-Coach Kristi McNair said seven other teams besides Imperial will be competing. Othe...
  • Imperial Juniors drop pair to McCook

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior Legion team suffered a pair of losses at the hands of the McCook Juniors Wednesday, June 29. In the opener, Imperial gave up a 3-6 loss in seven innings. In the nightcap, they dropped an 8-16 de...
  • Inaugural triathlon planned in Ogallala

    The inaugural triathlon planned in Ogallala will be held July 23. “Tri Ogallala: You’re Gonna Love It!” which consists of a 500-meter swim, a 16.25 miles bike ride and a 5-K run, begins at 7:30 a.m. with the swim event. The swim will be held in the ...
  • Imperial Pee Wee team hosting league tourney this week

    Home team gets #4 seed in tournament By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial will play host to the Tri-County North League Pee Wee baseball tournament, scheduled this week at Schroeder Park’s middle field. Imperial’s Pee Wees, coached by Bob ...
  • Silver Spurs hosts horse show

    Silver Spurs 4-H Club hosted the Chase County Classic Open Horse Show June 25. There were 34 contestants and nine who participated in the Walk and Trot. Megan Bode from Cambridge was the judge with Jessica Skomp from Lamar being the trail judge. Here a...
  • ‘Images of Nebraska’ photo contest kicks off in July

    The Chase County Hospital Foundation in cooperation with Chase County Community Hospital is sponsoring the third annual “Images of Nebraska” photo contest.   According to Randy Vlasin, executive director of the Chase County Hospital Foundation, “We...
  • Wednesday Mid-Plains children’s classes a hit

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The new “Watz Up Wednesdays” children’s classes at Mid-Plains Community College’s (MPCC) Imperial campus have been well received by those who have thus far participated. Carla Colton, who with Coordinator Bre...
  • Twenty teams get wet, muddy in search of winnings

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Winning Chamber Bucks may not have been the goal of teams in this year’s mud volleyball tournament held during Monday’s 4th of July Fireman’s Family Fun Day. With temperatures hovering near the century mark, it ...
  • Lee completes study of France’s farm culture

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After taking three years of Spanish at Chase County Schools, graduate Brian Lee of Imperial found himself learning French this past spring. He returned last Friday from five weeks in France for a three-credit class th...
  • Army Band a big hit at Imperial show

    About 200 area residents enjoyed a first in Imperial—a performance from Nebraska’s 43rd Army Band Friday night. The band and audience enjoyed a perfect night of weather as popular patriotic and marching band music was played. At left, Director Chi...
  • Celebrate the 4th with water, mud, food, fun

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Looking for something fun and different to do on the 4th of July? Check out the Helen Fanning Memorial Imperial Volunteer Fire Department Fun Day. From 1-4 p.m. on Monday the fire department will host adult water figh...
  • County seeking funding due to last week’s storm

    FEMA, NEMA officials to be in county FridayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Emergency Manager Paul Kunnemann will be meeting with state and federal officials Friday to assess the county’s damage from last week’s storms. At Tuesday’...
  • City, West Central to review nuisance ordinances, process

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Following another lengthy discussion on the city’s nuisance abatement program, city officials plan to sit down with its nuisance officer for a review of how city nuisances are handled. No action on the future of the...
  • ‘Tired’ chuck wagon makes unexpected stop in Champion

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Dan and Pat Baney of Champion got some unexpected company a couple of weeks ago when a horse-driven chuck wagon showed up in their yard Friday, June 17. David Pabst of Colby, Kan., and his friend, Ken Kleinsorge of...
  • Ballots on special lottery coming in at steady pace

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A check Wednesday morning shows people are picking up their special election ballots and voting. County Clerk/Election Commissioner Debbie Clark said marked ballots on the city of Imperial’s special election are com...

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