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  • Vietnam Wall—an opportunity to pay our honor, respect

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Iwas but a mere seven years old when the United States officially  entered the Vietnam War. When I entered high school, the war had continued to drag on and my classmates and I often wondered whether we would be ...
  • Fraudulent checks may be present in area

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating reports have been made in Red Willow County involving checks that are believed to have been stolen around the first of April. The checks, issued...
  • Veterans’ perspectives

    ■ Editor’s note: These personal stories are part of The Imperial Republican’s efforts to highlight Chase County veterans and their experiences during the Vietnam War era. We will continue to feature stories that are submitted in anticipation of the ...
  • Junior high girls sweep both divisions at Perkins County

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s junior high girls swept the seventh and eighth grade divisions of the Perkins County meet held Thursday, April 16 at Grant. The eighth grade girls tallied 120 points en route to their win with Cree...
  • Seventh grade boys first, eighth grade second at Perkins County track meet

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s junior high boys made a strong showing at the Perkins County meet held Thursday, April 16 at Grant. The seventh grade boys finished atop the seven-team field with a total of 174 to out-distance Per...
  • CCS golfers fifth in own invite Saturday

    Jennings third, Knobbe fifth to earn medalsBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Golfers got a break with clear, sunny skies for Saturday’s Chase County Invitational held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. Eight teams competed in the meet, which was won...
  • Big fish, mild weather at annual IKEs catfish tournament at Enders

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After two days of rain and just before high winds hit, the Southwest IKEs Catfish tournament hit the water. A total of 22 teams competed at Enders Reservoir Saturday. “It was fantastic weather. We hit it just right,...
  • Lyndsy Schultz runs in Boston Marathon

    Imperial native Lyndsy Schultz, of Denver, Colo., was among the 27,165 runners in this year’s Boston Marathon. Schultz turned in a time of 3:14.44 for a pace of 7:25/mile over the 26.2-mile course for her second best marathon time ever. She described la...
  • Registration ongoing for science camp

    Registration has been going well for the 2015 SCORE camps with the following numbers as of April 17, according to Director Marla Smith: 1-2 grades, 99; 3-4 grades, 93; 5-6 grades, 53. The capacity of the camps is 120 students. Participants registering aft...
  • Saving time and money for Associates degree

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting Mid-Plains Community College’s Imperial Extented Campus, its teachers and students.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican At age 19 Garret Thompson is about to earn his Associates of S...
  • Moreno headed to Girls State

    Chase County Schools junior Alyssa Moreno will represent Imperial at Cornhusker Girls State in Lincoln this summer. Girls State will be held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus May 31-June 6. Moreno was the only applicant for the leadership ...
  • Students attend State Science Fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three Chase County Schools (CCS) students competed at the State Science Fair at Wesleyan University in Lincoln April 17. They received a medal and certificate for being in the competition. Carlos Chavez, Hayley Vitosh...
  • One, two, three finish

    The weather cooperated perfectly for the Chase County Invitational track meet held here Tuesday. That made up for the Sutherland meet that was cancelled last Friday, April 17 due to rain. The Longhorn girls won their meet with the boys taking second. He...
  • AVTT Traveling Wall Schedule (All times are MT)

    Wednesday, April 22Escort Ceremony—3:30 p.m.—Enders Lake Golf CourseArrival at event site approximately 4 p.m.Speaker—PJ Pajersk—VFW 4688 Commander Merrilyn Leibbrandt—Imperial Chamber of Commerce President Sue Moore—Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Po...
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall in Imperial next week

    ■ Veteran’s Perspective and AVTT Traveling Wall Schedule. PAGE A8.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People will get the rare opportunity to see The Vietnam Traveling Wall when it comes to Imperial next week, April 22-26. The effort is being s...
  • Hay bales go up in flames

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Smoke could be seen for miles when an estimated 200-300 hay bales when up in flames Tuesday morning at Imperial Beef. The call came into the dispatcher’s office at 10:44 a.m. With southeast winds blowing at more ...
  • Council getting specs for more street development in Cornerstone

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The city is moving ahead with possibly more street development in the Cornerstone property at the southeast edge of Imperial. Approving a recommendation from the Citizens Advisory Committee, the council voted 4-0 at i...
  • Steggs family name associated with aerial spraying since 1955

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican One could say aerial spraying was woven into the Steggs family genes. In 1955, Jerry and June Steggs started Steggs Flying Service in Broken Bow and later expanded it to Grant and Imperial. In 1980, Jerry’s son,...
  • Lab draws part of mini health fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican To promote a healthy community, Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) is again hosting a Mini Health Fair later this month in Imperial and Wauneta. Results from laboratory testing through blood draws will be mailed t...
  • FFA Marketing Plan, Quiz Bowl teams take state

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Live a Legacy” was the theme of this year’s FFA State Convention in Lincoln last week. The Imperial FFA Chapter was part of creating new legacies of their own. The Marketing Plan team of Travis Luhrs, MaKenna K...