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  • 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...
  • Volunteers make FMSC event a success

    More than 1,100 volunteers, all donning hair nets during their shifts, packed more than 227,000 meals for starving children in the world during the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack event held last week in Imperial. At top, Paul Hickman and A...
  • Preseason FB camps underway

    Imperial Shorthorn and Longhorn football players started their preparations for the upcoming season Monday with fundamentals camps. The junior high team will field 24 players while 40 have checked out for the Longhorns. Coaches conduct the fundamentals ...
  • The difference one person can make—is it you?

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Just one person—that’s all it takes to make a difference. I’ve thought a lot about that since reading last week’s story on the visit to Imperial by the Rotary District Governor Ron Bazata of ...
  • Baby, it’s hot outside

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With daytime temperatures bouncing between 95 and 105 degrees these past two weeks, air conditioners are humming all over town as people try to stay cool. That keeps the City of Imperial’s power plant working hard, ...
  • Stuart Gordon now in Lincoln for psych evaluation

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A year ago this month, Imperial residents were taken aback when reports circulated of a local stabbing. People were awakened to a CodeRed alert early the morning of July 6, 2010, that a man was at-large and considered...
  • CCS students attend FBLA national event

    Chase County Schools students Abby Polly and Mason Holmes, along with Advisor Sandy O’Neil, attended the National FBLA Conference in Orlando, Fla. June 26 to July 2. They took part in attending general conference sessions with over 8,000 other FBLA del...
  • Juniors came within two outs of making it to state

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior Legion baseball team experienced the  high from winning and the low from losing all in a matter of hours in the C7 district tournament last week. After playing themselves back into the champions...
  • Heat allows harvest to cut loose

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For about 10 days, farmers and custom wheat cutters could do nothing else but look at wheat in the field. Rainy weather kept the wheat harvest at bay for about a week. And when the sun did start to shine last Wed...
  • Over 1,000 workers, 225,000 meals, all for hungry children

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A truly international event begins in Imperial today (Thursday), when volunteers team up with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to package 225,000 meals for distribution throughout the world. The Southwest Nebraska Me...
  • School board considering sportsmanship guidelines

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After the August school board meeting, Chase County Schools may have sportsmanship guidelines, which will include spectators, as part of its athletic handbook. Discussion of the new sportsmanship guidelines was held a...
  • Enders Dam work to close Hwy. 61 through August

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican North/south traffic on Highway 61 over Enders Dam will be detoured on county roads beginning Wednesday, July 27. The detour will allow maintenance repairs to be made under the highway bridge over Enders Dam. Sev...
  • Future of Enders Post Office is discussed at community meeting

    By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze Approximately 35 Enders citizens came to the Church of the Brethren last Wednesday to find out what, if anything, can be done to save their town’s post office. Western Nebraska Post Office Operations Manager Kathy Hand ...
  • Planning Thursday night for ‘Take Pride in Imperial’ event

    City officials are encouraging residents to celebrate the positives in Imperial with a “Take Pride in Imperial” weekend planned for the first weekend in August.A meeting to organize the event, which will include trash pickup and other sprucing up in t...