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  • Seat belt use cited in woman’s rollover accident survival

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Vodicka believes the fact Billie Childers, 44, had her seat belt on was key in her survival of a Saturday rollover accident. Childers told the deputy she didn’t know what happened that caused ...
  • Legislative candidate forum set for Oct. 20 in Grant

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Legislative candidates for the 44th District seat, incumbent Mark Christensen and challenger and former senator Tom Baker,  will participate in a candidate forum next Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Grant. The event will be...
  • NRD developing incentives to retire irrigated acres

    ■ Arbitrator favors Kansas in newest water ruling. PAGE A9.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Reducing the amount of irrigation water pumped in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) remains a key focus of the URNRD board. During ...
  • Firemen take time to be teachers

    Each year, the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) observes Fire Prevention Week the first week in October with some of the younger members of our community. Last Friday, they were with the three kindergarten classes at Chase County Schools. The...
  • Repairs almost complete at city pool

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Replaced concrete will have to be cured for 14 days before it can be painted at the Imperial Pool, ending a year of temporary and permanent repairs due to leaks in pipes. Concrete was poured Friday in the deep end of ...
  • City gains first round grant approval on gym renovation

    Park board, council looking at options By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican First round grant approval has been awarded to the city of Imperial for a proposal to renovate the city gym. The city applied for a $250,000 Local Civic, Cultural and Convention...
  • Twenty-five years of pumpkins, fun

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Twenty-five years ago a group of little boys gathered in honor of Taylor Cupp’s fourth birthday. They celebrated the Champion boy’s special day with pumpkins grown in the family patch. Twenty-five years later, t...
  • Talbott, Ramos reign at CCS homecoming

    Tyler Talbott and Carolina Ramos, above center, were crowned king and queen of Chase County Schools’ homecoming Friday night. Announcement was made at halftime of the Longhorn/Bridgeport football game. Other candidates included Alex Strand and Malissa M...
  • County schedules hearing for additional lodging tax

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A public hearing will be held in the near future following approval by the Chase County Commissioners to begin the process to create a County Visitors Improvement Fund and the two percent tax to support it. The vote a...
  • Chamber members turn out for Brickstone ribbon-cutting

    Ten members of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce turned out last Friday for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at Brickstone Grille & Sports Bar, Imperial’s newest business at 415 Broadway which opened Oct. 6. Owners Lisa and Beth Bremer, center, take t...
  • Karns honored by Nebraska State Genealogical Society

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican If the Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS) had a lifetime achievement award, Kermit Karns of Imperial would surely be a recipient. But since they don’t, the society honored Karns with an award of appreciati...
  • Pink is a great October color

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor October is often known for its fall colors of browns and oranges, but the spring color of pink is becoming more and more visible this month at events across the country. That’s because October is also...
  • Office remodeling unveils some history

    Remodeling of offices that now house Moreland Insurance and two other tenants unveiled a bit of local history last week. The offices at 409 Broadway are in what formerly were two separate buildings. Above the original building on the north, workers disc...
  • Arbitrator favors Kansas in newest water ruling

    ■ NRD developing incentives to retire irrigated acres. PAGE 1.By John MilburnAssociated Press Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)­—A federal arbitrator has ruled in favor of Kansas in disputes with Colorado and Nebraska over the use of water from the Republican...
  • Longhorns roll to 46-0 homecoming victory

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns took care of business Friday night, rolling to a 46-0 homecoming victory over Bridgeport. The ’Horns scored on four of five first-half possessions and three of four in the second half in the distr...
  • Longhorn boys capture Perkins County, SPVA titles at season’s end

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s cross country boys closed out the regular season on a high note last Thursday, winning the Perkins County and SPVA titles. The two meets were held simultaneously during the Perkins County invite at t...
  • Lady Longhorns still above .500 as team enters SPVA tourney this week

    Chase County upends conference tournament’s No. 1 seed St. Pat’s By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In action at a triangular last week, Chase County beat North Platte St. Pat’s on the Longhorn court. That came just a day after St. Pat’s, 11-...
  • Hunter ed. classes for youths start Oct. 19

    Youths age 11 and older can take advantage of free firearm hunter education classes in Imperial next week. The classes are set for Oct. 19-22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each evening at the Imperial fire hall, 7th and Broadway Sts. Mac DeHart and Doug Mitchell, w...
  • Softball season ends with pair of district losses

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Hopes were high for picking up a win at the C-6 district softball tournament last week, but it didn’t happen for the Chase County Lady Longhorns. The pair of losses last Thursday at the tournament in St. Paul ended ...
  • Republican captures national press award

    The Imperial Republican was recognized in the National Newspaper Association’s (NNA) Better Newspaper Contest for this feature photo shot by Jan Schultz. She won second place in newspapers with circulation of 3,000 or less with her shot of young Dylan...

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