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  • Hospital petition drive expected to wrap up

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A petition drive to dissolve the Chase County Hospital District is expected to be completed this week. Sue Smith of Imperial, who is coordinating the drive, said 10 circulators have collected “well over the required...
  • Put on your walking shoes Chase County, ALL-Cancer Walk takes off in Wauneta Saturday

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Cancer Walk volunteer Stephanie Williams of Wauneta is thrilled with the early numbers coming in ahead of Chase County Hospital’s ALL Cancer Walk coming up in Wauneta Saturday. As of Tuesday, 132 walkers had already pre-re...
  • Republican earns awards in national newspaper contest

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Republican received a pair of awards in this year’s National Newspaper Association (NNA) Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented during NNA’s national convention held Sept. 22-24 in Alb...
  • McNair Agency hosting tailgate party Friday

    As a thank-you to the community, McNair Agency of Imperial is hosting a free tailgate party Friday before the Chase County Schools/Hershey Homecoming football game.Owners and employees of McNair Agency will be serving hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, beans, po...
  • Hartman, Imperial FFA teams score at range judging contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Students from eleven schools participated in the Area III Range Judging Contest in McCook Sept. 21. Spencer Hartman of Chase County Schools placed first of the senior individual range judgers. Coach Jeremy Vlasin note...
  • New Enders coop probe shack will be ready for harvest

    As corn harvest gets ever nearer in this area, so is completion of a new 12 x 16-foot probe shack at the Frenchman Valley Coop facility in Enders. The former office at the site, north of the pads, was torn down and this new building being built by Schultz...
  • Great Plains Communications adds projects to annual Troops Program

    Last year, Great Plains Communications provided free shipping for more than 200 USPS approved goodie boxes to overseas troops. This year, the company plans to add two new projects to its “Support Our Troops Program,” creating additional opportunities...
  • Sunday brunch benefit to aid starving in Africa

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A growing humanitarian crisis in East Africa and the Horn of Africa has prompted a local church to help where they can. This Sunday, members of St. Patrick Catholic Church and its Altar Society are sponsoring a brunch...
  • ‘Ella Marie’ takes on unique meaning

    Summertime brought a fun visit from Australian relatives that was indeed intriguing. I attempted to prepare my grandchildren for the accent they could expect from our anticipated company. I showed them pictures of the kids on Facebook.“They don’t look...
  • Important month ahead for health

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorChase County Community Hospital just completed a mini health fair, at which more than 500 people took advantage of blood draws, checking levels as a prevention tool. As we all know, early detection of man...
  • Mid-Plains offering variety of tax classes

    The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise will offer three tax classes the first week of October in McCook. “Sales and Use Tax” will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon CT on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at McCook Community College in room 201 of McMillen Hall and fro...
  • Summer season at Enders Lake a good one

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Game & Parks seasonal superintendent, Beau Licking, said it was a good summer at Enders Lake Recreation Area, both in attendance and recreational opportunities. While this was his first summer as the lake’s supe...
  • Young Longhorns get experience in 62-0 win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn football team scored on every possession in the first half en route to a 63-0 victory over a winless Morrill Lions team Friday night. One thing the game did for the varsity was to keep them...
  • Boys second at Dundy County/Stratton cross country meet, girls third

    Both teams finish in the middle of the pack at UN-K meet Monday By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Cross country coach Carl Zuege saw some marked improvements in his teams’ performances last Thursday at the Dundy County/Stratton (DCS) meet and M...
  • Free trap shoot for youth this Sunday

    A trap shoot for youths of the area, designed to teach the rules and etiquette of the sport, is scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Plainsman Trap Club. Youths through the 12th grade are welcome. Starting time is 1:30 p.m. The club is located a half...
  • Six-match week finds Lady Longhorns catching breath

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A crowded week of volleyball action is a good way to describe the past week, and upcoming one, when looking at the Lady Longhorn schedule. Chase County just came off a five-day span that included six matches, and head...
  • Softball team hits end of regular season; districts next week

    JV team picks up another win By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The short, six-week high school softball season is quickly coming to a close. Today (Thursday) marks the Lady Longhorns’ final regular season games and the C-6 district tournament star...
  • State’s first death from listeria outbreak confirmed

    The Department of Health and Human Services reports the state’s first death from listeriosis, a foodborne illness.    Test results indicate that a man in his 80s from the western part of the state died earlier this month from listeriosis. “My sympat...
  • State Patrol: credit card scam targets classifieds

    The Nebraska State Patrol is urging citizens to be aware of a fraudulent scam targeting classified ads. Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol received a complaint from a man who ran a classified ad in his local paper. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the ma...
  • 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...