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  • Scott’s Pump Service readying for Imperial opening this week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican By the end of this week, Scott’s Pump Service should be ready to begin operations at their new Imperial location along Hwy. 61 in the Cornerstone Development. Scott Moser of Bridgeport, owner of the business, sai...
  • Wauneta rallies to kick off BRAN 35

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The much anticipated arrival of BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) has come and gone in Wauneta.   According to BRAN officials, there were 460 riders preregistered for this year’s 35th annual ride. There were als...
  • Imperial man jailed for alleged possession of child pornography

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A Chase County employee for nearly 21 years remains in jail this week after his arrest June 2 on alleged possession of child pornography, a Class III felony. Charles (Chuck) Eberhardt, 55, who has worked as a Chase Co...
  • It’s a Smith reunion at 2015 SCORE camp

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Marla Smith of Imperial has been the director of the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) for 27 years, but this year is a first for her. She has three great-nephews, all seven years old, attending the ...
  • Bird flu virus nixes fair’s poultry shows

    By Dharma Blake-ColeThe Wauneta Breeze After much consultation with Nebraska Extension and poultry industry leaders, the  Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) cancelled all poultry events across Nebraska through Jan 1, 2016. The ban includes all eve...
  • Imperial’s Knobbe on cover of national FFA publication

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A look at the cover of the FFA organization’s national magazine yields a familiar face to Imperial residents. Jared Knobbe, a 2012 graduate of Chase County Schools and now a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student, i...
  • Bomgaars Grand Opening called big success

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Based on the vehicles in the parking lot most of last week, Imperial’s new Bomgaars store had a successful Grand Opening. Store Manager Janelle Read agreed. “We had a really good turnout. I’d like to thank the...
  • Beautiful spring morning greets Garden Tour participants

    The 45 people who participated in Saturday morning’s six-stop Garden Tour in Imperial couldn’t have scheduled a nicer day. For a three-hour period that morning, participants could leisurely stop at the different residential gardens in Imperial to view...
  • Art, music soothing combination

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A newly-formed art committee is planning the First Chase County Clinic Art Exhibit Opening, scheduled for June 19. The paintings of Sara Stretesky will be on exhibit from that date until July 31. Crystal Ferebee, admi...
  • New and improved dessert wars

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The second annual Dessert Wars, sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce, is coming up soon. Coordinator Courtney Burke said the event has been restructured this year to draw in more participants and those lookin...
  • There’s still need for death penalty

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican For most of his legislative career, Omaha senator Ernie Chambers has fought to get the death penalty in Nebraska repealed. This year, he was successful—not only in getting the bill repealing it passed but also i...
  • Four from CCS in Masonic All-Star Marching Band

    Four musicians from Chase County Schools were among 247 high school students from across Nebraska who participated in the 21st Annual Masonic All-Star Marching Band, which performed Saturday during Shrine Bowl festivities in Kearney. Participating were T...
  • Fan Appreciation set for this Friday

    Action returns to Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., this weekend with races scheduled Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. The BST Promotions has had a slow start to the season with rainouts in other locales. Race organizer Joe Bellm hopes ...
  • Carlos Chavez delivers a pitch in Friday’s game against Gothenburg. (Republican photo)

    Although the 2015 junior high track season came to an end for most of the athletes, it allowed others to continue. One of those athletes, incoming freshman Allison Owings, continues to represent Chase County Schools in the USA Track and Field (USATF) Jun...
  • Legion teams fall to Ogallala, Gothenburg

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior and Senior Legion baseball teams came up on the short end in action last week, falling to Ogallala and then Gothenburg. Juniors The Juniors played host to Ogallala on Wednesday, June 3 and were a...
  • Golf benefit set for Saturday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The 8th annual Chase County Hospital Foundation Slice Fore Life golf benefit will be held this Saturday, June 13 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. Foundation organizer Deb Hrcka said several slots remain open for tea...
  • Another all-star game is history

    Another 2015 summer all-star game is in the books. Three graduated seniors from Chase County Schools, from left, Travis Luhrs, Paige Spady and Jeff Dickey, played in Friday night’s Mid-Plains Area All-Star Basketball Games in North Platte. In the openin...
  • Flag waves bravely in front of hospital

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Thanks to the generosity of the Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) Auxiliary, a new flagpole sports a new flag in front of the facility. The Stars and Stripes was officially raised Monday by the Auxiliary. Preside...
  • Prairie Plains CASA helps children as advocater

    The Imperial Rotary Club to welcomed Heidi Wheeler of Imperial and her daughter Katelyn to a recent meeting. They were representing the Prairie Plains Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children, which started in McCook 20 years ago. In April, b...
  • Full weekend on tap at Palisade Pioneer Days

    By Dharma Blake-ColeThe Wauneta Breeze The 33rd annual Palisade Pioneer Days kicks off Friday with several fun and exciting events planned. Here is a recap of the events.Friday Palisade Pioneer Days starts off at 4:30 p.m. MTwith the Alumni Banquet at th...