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  • Engineering continues on NRD augmentation project

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Engineering work continues on a project by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) designed to put water back into the Republican River for compact compliance purposes. Jasper Fanning, manager of the...
  • Keno coming to Imperial soon; Oct. 21 targeted

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of Oct. 21 keno enthusiasts will be able to play their game in Imperial. On that day, Hastings Keno will install the flat screen TVs and machines, and operators will be trained. Keno will come to the Imperial Eagle...
  • CCS considering move to holiday b-ball tournament in Sidney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools has an invitation to be part of a three-day holiday basketball tournament in Sidney beginning in December 2012. The move to a new holiday tournament site was just one topic at a four and a half ho...
  • Champion Women’s Club building burns down

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Champion Women’s Club (CWC) building stands no more. Fire ravaged the Champion community landmark icon Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 5. Rich Newman, who lives just north of the building on Champion’s Main S...
  • Homecoming equals fun

    Friday’s Homecoming pep rally, organized by the cheerleaders, was a lot of fun for the K-12 students. That’s easily seen, at left, as Kim Spady leads her second graders in some of the cheers. Queen candidates, below from left, Chantal Heathers, Al...
  • Cancer Walk in Wauneta sees increased numbers

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta’s streets buzzed with energy Saturday morning as scores of walkers marched together in support of area cancer survivors and in memory of loved ones who lost their lives to cancer during Chase County Community Hos...
  • Landmark Broadway corner to have new look

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The landmark filling station building that stood at the southeast corner of 5th and Broadway since 1924 gave way to progress Saturday. The building, which is part of The Auto Shop business owned by Mike and Laura...
  • City continues to research drainage pond options near airport

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a relatively short meeting Monday night for the Imperial city council, but they moved through several items of business in half an hour before going into closed session. Most of the discussion at the meeting ce...
  • What to do with $64,697 from school’s premium-free insurance month?

    Meeting to also include Reading Mastery, state testing reports By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools’ board of education meeting for October had a relatively short agenda early this week, but a couple of items may bring forth some...
  • Dickey, Heathers reign as homecoming king and queen

    CCS seniors Adam Dickey and Chantal Heathers were selected as this year’s homecoming king and queen. The crowning took place during halftime of the Chase County/Hershey football game. This year also marked the first time that the senior royalty was su...
  • Last week to submit college student info

    As October arrives, college students are well into the first semester of their 2011-12 school year.The Imperial Republican will be listing student’s names, the college they attend, program of study, extra-curriculars and parents’ names in next week’...
  • Imperial students again make CCS a State Champion School

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For the 29th year, students in grades 5-8 at Chase County Schools have scored at or above the 85th percentile on the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Test. As a result, CCS has been named a State Champion Scho...
  • Training is focus of practice burn this Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About 50 firefighters from the area will be involved in a practice burn south of Imperial Sunday. Training in a number of areas will be the focus of the burn, said Imperial Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt. The Imperial Volun...
  • ‘Walk to Afghanistan’ 400,000 steps short of goal; deadline is Monday

    For the past year the 623rd Engineer Company, which includes Imperial natives Paul Kasselman and Anthony Hill, has been deployed to Afghanistan. To show support to the unit some citizens of Imperial and employees of Chase County Community Hospital and Cl...
  • USDA offices headed for 5th Street new home

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s USDA (Dept. of Agriculture) offices will be headed for a new home on east 5th Street. Construction has begun on a new building that will provide 3,600 square feet of leased office space for the Far...
  • SourceGas Distribution requests delivery rate increase in 2012

    SourceGas Distribution LLC (SourceGas) has filed a request with the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) to increase the non-gas component of its rates $8.28 million to cover the increased costs associated with providing natural gas service to approxi...
  • Cattle producers reminded of import requirements; enforcement stepped up

    Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is encouraging beef cattle producers to be certain they are following the state’s import requirements, as the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) continues its enforcement efforts related to cattle moving into Nebras...
  • Special ed. students to gain from Knights’ donation

    Chase County Schools’ special education students will gain from the $1,189 donation made this week from the Imperial Knights of Columbus Council. Randy Vlasin, right, made the check presentation to Supt. Matt Fisher Monday. The donation represents half ...
  • Hospital dealing with drug shortages

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can’t ge...
  • Never a time to cut farm safety corners

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher It can happen in the fraction of a second. One wrong move across a power take-off shaft or a grain auger. Failure to stop at a stop sign.  Getting in too big of a hurry. In less than a second, a farm...