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  • Team Enders reclaims Chase County Cup

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Golfers representing Enders Lake Golf Course (ELGC) claimed a 14-10 victory Saturday to return the Chase County Cup to ELGC. Team Enders defeated Team Imperial, who represented the Imperial County Club (ICC) in the ...
  • Former Imperial trooper promoted to Scottsbluff

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Many people in the Chase County area remember Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Jamey Balthazor. He was a road officer in the area from 1999 until 2004, fresh out of training school. Then he transferred to the Patrol’s ...
  • Gering in town for pair of softball games

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s varsity softball team is still looking for its first win this season. At 0-12, they are hoping to pick up a couple of wins yet as the short high school season winds down. The Lady Longhorns lost a pa...
  • Vigil held for Corrie Wood

    Approximately 30 people attended a candlelight vigil at the Perkins  County Fairgrounds Saturday night for Corrie Wood whose murder three years ago remains unsolved. A meal, music and mementos made the evening special for family and friends who gathered ...
  • Square dance club starts lessons next week

    The Chase County Stompers will be starting lessons Thursday, Oct. 6, at the 4-H building from 7 to 9 p.m. The lessons will be taught by Marlin Spellmeyer assisted by his wife, Jackie, and members of the club. Singles and couples are given an opportunity t...
  • 9/11 is remembered

    Sunday seemed much like the day 10 years ago when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks stunned Americans and the world. Several groups took time to remember in Imperial Sunday, with a solemn display, above, by the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department. Firefight...
  • FVC employee escapes injury after grain bin accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop’s general manager believes a strict adherence to procedures and extensive training resulted in a positive outcome of what could have been a devastating grain bin accident Tuesday morning. Nat...
  • Tax askings in city budget drop compared to last year

    Despite large valuation increase, city to spend fewer taxes next year By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In action most taxpayers don’t see very often, one local budget for 2011-12 will ask for slightly fewer tax dollars than the previous year. Memb...
  • Ogallala firm hired for city attorney services

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican McQuillan & McQuillan PC of Ogallala was approved Monday night as the city of Imperial’s attorney. Josh Wendell, 33, an attorney with the firm, will be attending the twice-a-month city council meetings to provid...
  • County tax request goes up nearly eight percent for 2011-12 budget

    Increase over last two budgets totals nearly 14 percent By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County taxpayers will again see an increase in the taxes they pay for county operations next year. The tax request submitted by the county commissione...
  • Champion Lake full, cool

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After flood damage several years ago, Champion Lake is again full and ready for activities. Repair of the dam and lake bed has been completed and approved by the Department of Water Resources, according to Jill Full...
  • Blood draws available during mini health fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Through Sept. 22 area residents have the chance to be tested for a number of medical issues through a Mini Health Fair blood draw. Chase County Community Hospital is offering the procedure between 7-10 a.m each day. T...
  • Influenza shots now available

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Influenza is contagious, and the season is now upon us. Chase County Clinic has a supply of the vaccine and is giving it to those who desire it. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends influenza vaccinations f...
  • Flynn touts years as businessman in his quest for U.S. Senate nomination

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Pat Flynn believes the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Nebraska is about leadership. And one thing he has the other Republican candidates do not, he said, is nearly 30 years of experience as a private businessman. Flynn, 52,...
  • Local 4-Her in top 10 for sheep showmanship at State Fair

    Shandra Johnson of Imperial, a junior at Chase County Schools, finished in ninth place at the Nebraska State Fair sheep showmanship contest. She was among more than 160 4-Hers who competed in the contest this year in Grand Island. The top 10 sheep showmen...
  • NRD board raises occupation tax to $10 limit in new budget

    Funds to pay off augmentation land, more acreage retirement By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will pay $10 per irrigated acre in occupation taxes next year and $1.157 million in ...
  • Last brand input meeting to be held this week in Kearney

    There is only one more opportunity to go to a Nebraska Cattlemen-sponsored brand input meeting where participants will be talking about brand inspection, brand recording and brand investigation. The last brand input meeting will be tonight (Thursday) at t...
  • Several adult education classes started in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mid-Plains Community College is offering several classes for adults eager to improve their education. One is Adult Education, and one is English Language/Civics. The Adult Education program was designed to improve bas...
  • Grasshoppers in winter wheat should be managed now

    Grasshoppers that emerged this summer could now be a problem to this year’s emerging winter wheat, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologist said. Emerging winter wheat has very limited foliage so large grasshopper numbers can easily keep the wheat ...
  • Assisted living celebrated this week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial Parkview Heights is celebrating National Assisted Living Week along with the nation, Sept. 11-17. An open house is scheduled for today (Thursday) from 2-4 at the facility at 9905 Grant St. Parkview Heights is...