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  • Stimulus Bill hasn’t been so stimulating

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Here we are, nearly five months since the touted federal stimulus bill was signed by our president. While there may be some “stimulus” in pockets around the country, the national unemployment rate i...
  • Jim Pankonin, Sr. injured in truck rollover in Colorado

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Jim Pankonin, Sr., 70, of Imperial remains in critical but stable condition in a Denver, Colo,. hospital after a truck rollover accident Wednesday, July 1. The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. some 15 miles north...
  • Angel Flight Central imperiled by Obama administration’s budget

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is lobbying against a plan by the Obama administration to change the funding of the nation’s aviation system. The AOPA issued a statement this week saying, “This w...
  • Wheat harvest finally ready to begin

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With this summer’s frequent showers, the 4th of July came and went without any wheat being cut in Chase County. That’s unusual but it’s going to change this week as the crop has continued to mature and is rea...
  • Over 200 swimmers expected here Saturday for qualifying meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial is hosting one of three qualifying swim meets in the western part of the state this Saturday. The new pool which opened this year in Imperial helped get the meet here, said Swim Coach and Pool Manager Michell...
  • Speed camp draws more than 40 athletes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Next week will complete six weeks of a speed camp for Chase County athletes, who are seeing the importance of summer training and conditioning. Three coaches at Chase County Schools, Dan Lenners, Al Zuege and Mike S...
  • Teeing off ‘fore’ a cause

    By Jana PribbenoThe Imperial Republican When the initial pamphlets were sent out for the first annual Logan Bauman Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for the end of June, Andy, Karla and Alyse Bauman did not realize the support from their many friends a...
  • Pee Wee I team concludes regular season with big win

    Imperial squad knocks off Paxton, who’s top-seeded in upcoming tourney By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In their final regular season game Monday night, Imperial’s Pee Wee 1 baseball team collected a 6-1 win on the road to Paxton. It was big b...
  • July 31 is deadline for ‘Images of Nebraska’ photo contest

    Calling all amateur photographers: Join in the celebration and artistry of Nebraska by submitting a photograph to the “Images of Nebraska” photo contest sponsored by the Chase County Hospital Foundation and Chase County Community Hospital. Deadline f...
  • Crush gives Haxtun team good game Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Despite giving up six runs in the first two innings, Imperial Crush stayed right with Haxtun, Colo., in an afternoon baseball game at Campbell Park Sunday. Although Imperial lost the game, 7-12, the home town team d...
  • Teams muddy up for annual volleyball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A full slate of 16 teams returned to their homes Saturday afternoon with a severe need for washing machines after the Imperial FFA’s mud volleyball tournament. The tournament, held at the fairgrounds, was organize...
  • Coach inducted into national hall of fame

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel The high school coaching profession was exalted for the 14th time at a recent induction of 37 coaches into a hall of fame. Coach Larry Pritchett of Grant joined one other Nebraska coach to be inducted into the 2009 N...
  • Need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation

    Make an appointment to donate and help the American Red Cross maintain a stable blood supply this summer Blood donations can drop during the summer when many blood donors are vacationing. However, the need for blood is constant. Every day, 38,000 pints o...
  • Kids+water=Fun Day

                        On a hot, summer 4th of July, nothing is better than kids and water. That was the scene Saturday at the sixth annual IVFD Fun Day held at the Wellington St. football field. Above, second grader Bennett Bauerle c...
  • Participate in new fair events

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two new events have been added to the Chase County Fair’s lineup this year. Both are guaranteed to draw crowds. “Got Talent?” will be held Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. in the open air pavillion. The talent show is open to ...
  • Another great show; $1,700 still sought

    The weather for this year’s fireworks show, held on Friday, July 3, was just perfect, with not even a whisper of wind to drift the booming shells. In the photo above, the smoke from the shells remains suspended against the black sky. In the finale, the ...
  • IVFD Fun Day at football field this year

    Three hours of family fun planned for Saturday By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Announcement was made this week that the annual Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s Fun Day will be at a new location. This Saturday’s July 4 event will be held at...
  • Luhrs appointed to council seat

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Lynn Luhrs is joining the Imperial city council as its newest member. At a special meeting Friday morning, Mayor Annie Longan’s appointment of Luhrs was approved by the other three council members, Sue Moore, Chad Y...
  • Fourth of July means a little more now to Stan Cross

    1910 news story tells of great, great grandfather’s role in standing watch over Lincoln’s body By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican America’s most patriotic holiday arrives this weekend—the Fourth of July. For Stan Cross of Lamar, it will likely...
  • Wallace man $1 million winner in Power Play

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel The community of Wallace was highlighted last week when one of its residents became a millionaire. Scott Leatherman was the winner of $1 million on June 20 with his Powerball ticket with a Power Play prize. Leatherma...

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