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  • A beautiful day for a hunt

    With the temperature hovering in the high 70s, Saturday was the perfect day for the annual Imperial Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt at the city park. A total of 4,000 eggs were stuffed by the Eagles Club Auxiliary and friends, which co-sponsors the ...
  • Chase County’s 2014 population remained steady

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that population in Chase County remained steady last year. Each year, the Census Bureau releases population estimates from July to July of the previous ye...
  • Fire near Paxton gets help from 23 departments, including Imperial

    Imperial, Wauneta send trucks, personnel to siteBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nearly 27,000 acres of grassland spanning three counties north of Paxton were burned early this week in a major fire to which 23 fire departments responded. Included in ...
  • Imperial a long way from Tajikistan

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Anisa Ikromova was a long way from home last week, in more ways than one. The college foreign exchange student was visiting Imperial with friend Jodi Koellner. She was a long way from Tajikistan, her country in centra...
  • Crowd sees school staff in new light at Faculty Follies show

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A full house at the Chase County Schools auditorium witnessed teachers and staff in a very different light Monday night. Dressed as old ladies, synchronized swimmers, The Blues Brothers and more, the fun night of pe...
  • Courthouse care changes hands

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Responsibility for the upkeep of the Chase County Courthouse and surrounding  grounds will be passed on at the end of the month after Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. reviewed bids a...
  • Bloodmobile surpasses goal March 26

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The American Red Cross Bloodmobile held at Chase County Schools March 26 reached the goal of 87 units of blood and then some.  A total of 90 units were collected, 10 of which were double red. School Nurse Angie Paisl...
  • Fire burns 90 acres on Nordhausen land

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Local firefighters are hoping the forecasts for rain today (Thursday) hold true. Just a few days before the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department sent personnel to help at a major fire near Paxton, they were out in their...
  • Grandson of Schilkes selected for People to People program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Blaine Teeter of Culbertson, grandson of Dave and Candy Schilke of Imperial, has been selected for the People to People Student Ambassador program. Teeter, who will be a junior at Hitchcock County Schools, will spe...
  • Large crowd turns out for DU banquet

    The Frenchman Valley Ducks Unlimited Chapter put together another successful banquet Saturday night to benefit waterfowl habitat projects in Nebraska and the North American flyways. Above, a DU volunteer sells tickets for DU bingo that featured a pair of ...
  • Youths compete in 4-H speech, music contest

    Thirteen 4-H members, presenting 27 entries, received ribbons at the Chase County Public Speaking and Music Contest held last week. Through the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, youths have an opportunity to write a speech or a Public Service Announcement (PSA...
  • Judge dismisses class action suit brought by surface water irrigators against DNR

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Furnas County District Judge James E. Doyle, IV dismissed a class action suit last week brought against the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by surface water irrigators in the Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation Dis...
  • Faculty provides night of laughter

    What an invigorating fun night of laughter when Chase County Schools’ faculty put on a hilarious show to raise money for the Imperial Education Association scholarships. One person commented that it had been a long time since she’s laughed so hard tha...
  • Chase County a bright spot in area census figures

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor New U.S. Census Bureau estimates on county populations in Nebraska put Chase County as the bright spot in southwest Nebraska. Figures show, and they are just estimates according to the Census Bureau, th...
  • Commissioners tour hospital facilities during joint meeting

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Commissioners and members of the board of trustees of the Chase County Community Hospital held a joint meeting March 19.   Before the official meeting began, Plant Operations Director Mike Smith an...
  • Vet shares experience as helicopter pilot

    By Cpt. Willis (Jerry) HeydenberkChase County Veteran Vietnam was a defining point in my young life. The 18 months I spent in that war-torn land on two tours definitely made me a better man and helped me appreciate life more. Like many others, I wondered...
  • Coach pleased with Lady Longhorns’ track opener

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a good start. That’s how Lady Longhorn Coach Troy Hauxwell viewed last Thursday’s opening track meet, a five-team event hosted by Perkins County High School in Grant. It was billed a quadrangular, but due t...
  • Longhorns turn in some good marks, times at opener

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Carl Zuege is encouraged by what he saw at the Longhorn boys’ first track competition of the season. Chase County competed at the Perkins County five-team meet last Thursday, where Zuege, the boys’ head coac...
  • Munger looking to seniors to lead golf team this year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Golf coach Larry Munger will look to his seniors to lead this year’s Longhorn golf. Returning senior letter winners Tyler Jennings and Darin Knobbe will be joined by fellow senior Allan Smith. Munger said Jenn...
  • Students score in Science Olympiad

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Five Chase County Schools students earned top places in the Science Olympiad competition in Ogallala March 19. Luis Frias and Michael Musgrove took first place in the Scrambler competition. Mindy Castle and Jake Lueth...