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  • Multi-million dollar contract awarded for Red Willow Dam modification

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced that SEMA Construction of Centennial, Colo., has been awarded a contract of $15,346,900 to conduct extensive modifications of Red Willow Dam. The dam, located 10 miles northwest of McCook...
  • Spickelmier leading team roping after fall high school rodeo season

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County freshmen Ty Spickelmier finished the fall season of the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association in the top position in team roping. As a heeler, Spickelmier and one of his partners, Curtis Welsh of Scot...
  • Fundraiser to be held for Zambian mission

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Crossroads Wesleyan Church and Country House Restaurant of Champion are hosting “A Taste of Zambia” Oct. 15-16 on the Champion main street as a fundraiser for the church’s three-year Village Partnership with Sia...
  • Imperial UMW hosts district annual meeting

    The Imperial United Methodist Women were hosts to the Great West District United Methodist Women annual meeting Saturday, Sept. 17. Nadine Thompson, District UMW President from Sutherland, opened the meeting with introduction of guest pastors and spouses...
  • Family Fun Fest coming to Imperial Bible Church

    Fall Family Fun Fest will be held at Imperial Bible Church this Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. with activities for all ages including hayrack rides, games and an evening meal. The public is invited to attend. Of special interest will be a dessert ...
  • Corn fields buzzing with activity

    While the full-blown corn harvest is still a ways off, corn fields in the Chase County area have been buzzing with activity with the cutting of ensilage and the harvesting of high moisture corn. Orv Green and his crew have been busy chopping ensilage fo...
  • School’s budget asks for $513,000 more in taxes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools will be using $513,000 more in property taxes to support the 2011-12 budget approved by the board Sept. 13. Tax askings will grow from $5,510,000 the past year to $6,023,000 for 2011-12, an increa...
  • City wants to keep lot on Broadway

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican City officials indicated they want to keep the empty lot between 7th and 8th Sts. on Broadway. A request to purchase the ground where the old K-4 Imperial Grade School building stood came before city officials from Jo...
  • Supreme Court says LB 701 occupation tax constitutional

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eighteen months after a district court ruled the occupation tax in LB 701 was constitutional, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed that ruling in an opinion released Friday. In March 2010, Lancaster County District ...
  • Supreme Court says LB 701 occupation tax constitutional

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eighteen months after a district court ruled the occupation tax in LB 701 was constitutional, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed that ruling in an opinion released Friday. In March 2010, Lancaster County District ...
  • World Youth Day: a pilgrimage not to be forgotten

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For a group of 24 from Imperial and Wauneta, World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain last month will forever be etched in their memories. The local group flew out of Denver Aug. 13 and returned Aug. 24 after experiencing t...
  • Young entrepreneurs wanted

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The city of Imperial and Mid-Plains Community College have teamed up to start an E-Club for area youths who own businesses. E-Club (Entrepreneurship Club) will have an initial meeting Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Mid-Pl...
  • Popular eatery, health food store reopens

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The damage sustained by M&M’s Natural JAZ following a wind and rain storm earlier this summer may have turned into a blessing in disguise. The resulting damage from the storm caused owner Marcy Nesbitt to totall...
  • Musick gives seminar at national conference

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nurse Practitioner Melda Musick of Champion was asked recently to give a workshop at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses/National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practioner conference in Orlando, Fla. During the...
  • Four Nebraska listeria cases appear to be associated with Colorado-grown cantaloupe

    One case is in Hitchcock County Four cases of listeriosis, a foodborne illness, have been confirmed in Nebraska residents, and all appear to be associated with an outbreak connected to Colorado-grown cantaloupe.  An additional case is suspect and under...
  • Farmers urged to be safety minded during corn harvest

    Agriculture remains one of the more dangerous occupations in North America, but exercising caution, getting rest and being safety-minded can go a long way toward making it safer for everyone involved, the Nebraska Corn Board said in noting that Sept. 18-2...
  • Chase County Historical Society concludes year with banquet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican About 87 people attended the Chase County Historical Society’s year-end banquet Sept. 11 at Country House Cafe in Champion. Officers were elected and the annual report was given. President Byron Hust said 2011 was a...
  • Nationally-known speaker coming to catechism kick-off next week

    Program open to public By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the 10th year,  St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imperial will be hosting a Catechism kick-off program at Chase County Schools auditorium, to which area grade 7-12 students and adults are al...
  • A new appreciation

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher In the last two weeks, I’ve had the great opportunity to get a first-hand look at the dynamics of the aerial defenses of our great country, both from a Navy and Air Force point of view. On Sunday, ...
  • Leibbrandt stationed in England

    Upon completion of an F15 Eagle B training course, Lt. Scott Leibbrandt, formerly of Imperial, is being stationed at RAF Lakenheath, a Royal Air Force base located northeast of London, England. The 25-year old will be flying F15s with the Air Force Lancer...

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