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  • Plane completed after four years of work

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial native Steve Barger always wanted to fly after getting the bug from Champion pilot Vilas Smith. Now, he can fly all he wants in an experimental airplane he built himself over the last four years. The pl...
  • Irrigation district’s appeal on basin appropriations denied by Nebraska Supreme Court

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation District’s (FCID) effort to get the Republican River basin designated as over-appropriated took a major hit last week. After having their initial request denied by the Nebraska Depar...
  • Animal ‘doo-doo’ subject of new Imperial ordinance

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican There are signs in a number of residential yards asking pet owners not to allow their animals to deposit waste on their property. Now, there is a city ordinance backing up that plea. Ordinance No. 11-07-01 requires th...
  • New fair event Tuesday night offers a ‘ranch rodeo’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican New at the Chase County Fair this year will be a Ranch Rodeo, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16. The rodeo will begin at 5 p.m. in the fair arena. Organizer Chris Krausnick said the rodeo consists of four events: trailer...
  • Tourney concludes coed ball season

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  • CCS Longhorn teams prepare for fall seasons

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican August is here. That means the high school fall sports season at Chase County Schools isn’t far off. Due to early contests, two of the Longhorn teams—softball and football—will start official practices on Monday...
  • School lists supplies needed by students

    The 2011-12 school year is rapidly approaching, with a starting date of Aug. 25. Chase County Schools has issued a suggested school supply list for students in grades K-6, which appears below. Other supplies are listed on the web site at www.ccschools.cc....
  • Deputy: 19-year-old ‘pretty lucky’ after rollover accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nineteen-year-old Sarah Garrison of Imperial “was pretty lucky,” said County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Mueller.         He was referring to her escape from a rollover accident early Saturday evening, which e...
  • Chase County quilt block headed to State Fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Like the other 92 counties in Nebraska, Chase County will be represented in a colorful quilt block at this year’s Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Bea Bauerle of Champion designed and quilted the block, which wi...
  • New Imperial Lions Club officers installed July 26

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Another year of service is in the books for the Imperial Lions Club. The club’s 2011-12 officers were installed July 26 by Larry Seger of Wallace, a Past District Governor and current Nebraska Lions Council Chairman...
  • Volunteers pack more than 227,000 meals for world’s starving children

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican What started out as one man’s vision in 2005 resulted in more than 1,100 volunteers working together to pack more than 227,000 meals to feed 623 starving children for a year. That’s an amazing accomplishment ...
  • Chase County Fair’s ‘Buy in July’ promo ends this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Fair-goers  have just a few more days to take advantage of the “Buy in July” promotion for the fair’s Friday and Saturday night grandstand music shows, Aug. 19-20, in Imperial. The promotion incl...
  • City Attorney Phil Pierce resigns job

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican City Attorney Phil Pierce tendered his resignation earlier this month, which becomes effective the end of July. Monday’s Imperial city council meeting was the last he attended in his official role as the city attorn...
  • Lottery operators invited to August council meeting

    With city’s favorable vote, plans for keno in Imperial progressingBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two lottery operators in the state of Nebraska will be invited to the city council’s Aug. 8 meeting to discuss the services they can provide, now t...
  • Youth groups, church line up for ‘Take Pride in Imperial’ spruce-up

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican At an organizational meeting last Thursday, about eight youth groups and a church expressed interest in helping spruce up the community in an inaugural “Take Pride in Imperial” effort. Fifteen to 20 youths and spo...
  • Second ‘Heaven’ book coming out, movie deal is progressing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Heaven is for Real,” the best seller written by Todd Burpo of Imperial with Lynn Vincent, has been on the New York Times Bestseller List in the paperback non-fiction cate­gory for 35 weeks. As a matter of fact...
  • Dr. Haag joins Southwest Nebraska Dental Center

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Recent University of Nebraska Medical Center graduate Dr. Kaitlin Haag became a partner in Southwest Nebraska Dental Center June 29. She joins Dr. Chris Nix in the practice, which has offices in Imperial and McCook. T...
  • Barb Wood takes new route

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For 40 years Barb Wood has driven a school bus route from around her home, 16 miles south of Imperial, into town. She’s also driven teams, bands and students to competitions and on field trips. Her students have bee...
  • City officials meet on nuisance program; a couple changes coming

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican On Friday, July 8, Mayor Dwight Coleman, council members John Arterburn and Chad Yaw and City Administrator Jo Leyland met with Executive Director Karl Elmshaeuser from the West Central Nebraska Development District ...
  • Council votes to allow business to utilize unlicensed vehicle

    Despite vote, restaurant owners still plan to close business By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After months of wrangling and threats of closing the business, Wayne L. “Leroy”  and Lavonne Musick will be allowed to utilize an unlicensed bus at th...