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  • Suspect wounded following Keith County pursuit

    A pursuit in southern Keith County has left one suspect wounded and another in jail. Just before 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol stopped a 1999 Dodge Durango for speeding, south of Ogallala on Highway 61 in Keith County. ...
  • Church members celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

    St. Patrick Catholic Church brought a special celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the streets and community with a number of events last Thursday in Imperial. Starting with a religious prayer procession, which included singing and praying the rosary...
  • Lee left legacy of books, short stories, songs

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Wayne Lee, 93, died Dec. 5 he left behind him a full life. He  lived his entire life in Chase County but broadened his horizons with travel both for pleasure and research for his books. Lee wrote 57 historical W...
  • Santa visit creates variety of emotions

    One of the annual events during the Chamber’s Christmas Festival includes getting to see Santa. Parents and kids flocked to Pinnacle Bank last Wednesday to see Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. While the kids all seemed excited about Santa, that attitude change...
  • Commissioners vote down 2% added lodging tax, visitors fund

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After a public hearing Nov. 23, Chase County Commissioners voted 2-1 against the creation of a County Visitors Improvement Fund and the 2% tax to support it. The Chase County Tourism Committee had requested a hearing ...
  • Burpo’s book makes Times Best Seller List

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican “Heaven is for Real” is flying off the shelves in many locations, and currently has a spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. The book by Imperial’s Todd Burpo, which chronicles son Colton’s heavenly visi...
  • HHS policy makes giving Christmas baskets difficult

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In the past, organizations that have wished to help those in need in the Imperial area have a Merry Christmas have contacted the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for descriptions of those in need...
  • County fair board tables building ideas for now

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Chase County Fair Board voted unanimously to table building a new fair office and meeting facility. During a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 30, board members discussed the pros and cons of building a ...
  • Vision of Trees attracts large crowd

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Attendance at the Champion Junior Women’s Club’s sixth annual Vision of Trees over the weekend was so good that seating was at a premium, while soup and baked potatoes ran out before hungry visitors did. Jean Fa...
  • Publishing of father’s book deepens family memories of him

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican What better Christmas gift can a family have than their father’s personal experiences and thoughts in print? That’s what the daughters and grandsons of Lyle Ohrmund are experiencing this holiday season with the pu...
  • Inspired by economic slump, seniors’ Christmas wish list focuses on practical

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When shopping for a senior this Christmas season, your gift will be a big hit if you focus on the practical, advises an area senior-care company. “Seniors, as a group, have always been a frugal lot,” according to ...
  • Christmas Festival supper serves 135

    Hungry people throughout the day at last Wednesday’s Christmas Festival in Imperial had a lot of choices. At the soup and pie supper that evening, 135 were served six varieties of soup and a grand selection of pies at the VFW Hall, as seen above. Below,...
  • Trent Spady buys Overhead Door Specialists

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Trent Spady officially became the new owner of Overhead Door Specialists, LLC on Dec. 1. An employee of former owner Todd Burpo the past three years, Spady is looking forward to being his own boss now, but said Burpo ...
  • Why not the ‘Imperial Way?’

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherThis past Thanksgiving, we spent the holiday with my brother-in-law, Kurt Johnson, his wife and family in Aurora. Like his father, he too is a newspaper publisher and quite proud of his community. As ...
  • FFVF Christmas House today

    The Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) is hosting the annual Christmas House today (Thursday) at the home of Jeff and Connie Pribbeno at 110 Yucca Drive. Selling will be baked goods, crafts, soups, casseroles and more. A ra...
  • Season for Christmas concerts here

    Mark your calendar for three upcoming Christmas concerts in Imperial. The Chase County Schools (CCS) grade 5-12 band concert will be held Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. A medley of Christmas standards will be performed. Sunday, Dec. 19, is th...
  • One-act play earns fourth place at district competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools tied for third place, but accepted fourth at district competition in the One-Act Play division Dec. 1. Students performed “The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven.” Gordon-Rushville took first, fol...
  • Food Pantry welcomes donations, especially this time of year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There are always visitors to the Chase County Food Pantry, located in the Imperial City Gym. However, the holidays put a strain on finances, so the pantry is even more important now. Chairman Nancy Terryberry said rec...
  • Longhorns open season with win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns captured a season-opening win Thursday with a 58-46 up-tempo victory over Cozad. Carl Zuege’s Longhorns finished the weekend 1-1 after falling to a hot-shooting McCook team 63-79 there Friday nigh...
  • It’s that time of year again...BCS ‘bull’ season

    Josh SumnerThe Wauneta BreezeSIDELINE REPORT It seems like right around this time every year I find myself baffled by the brainless, biased arrangement that is college football’s BCS Bowl system. 2010 included. Why, oh why, does the best sport in the c...

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