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  • Teen injured in fireworks accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A 17-year-old Champion resident is recovering from severe facial burns suffered July 3 while shooting off fireworks. Sheriff Kevin Mueller said a deputy was dispatched to the family residence in Champion, but addition...
  • CCS cheerleaders attend UCA Cheer Camp in Kearney

    Last week, July 7-9, the 2011-12 CCHS Cheerleaders attended a Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) Varsity Cheer Camp at UN @ Kearney. Nine of the 12-member squad attended and participated in classes to learn new cheers, sidelines and dances. They wo...
  • Special year for Holiness Camp

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For 100 years people have been attending Imperial Valley Holiness Camp, now located on Highway 6 between Enders and Imperial. This year attendees will be celebrating those 100 years. The interdenominational camp will ...
  • Ice cream social a special museum treat Sunday

    Sunday’s special treat at the Chase County Museum in Champion will be welcome considering the hot, humid weather through which the area has been suffering. Members of the Champion Women’s Club will be hosting an ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. durin...
  • Cyclist hoping to cross U.S. in six weeks

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A series of events, which included losing his job, came together for Nick Shectman recently so he could finally take a bicycle trip across the United States. About halfway through his trip last Friday, Shectman of t...
  • Water vital to July 4 Fun Day

    With very warm July 4 temperatures, water was a necessity at the IVFD’s annual Helen Fanning Memorial Fun Day. Above, Brian Strand takes a header into the water during the mud volleyball tournament. These three seventh graders, below from left, Bridge...
  • Dr. Kasselman returns to CCCH as an anesthesiologist

    He will also run pain management clinic By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “It’s good to be home.” That’s how Dr. Jeff Kasselman describes his return to the Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) this week after completing a three-year an...
  • Potential for West Nile here again; precautions urged

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As area residents spend time outdoors with summer activities, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is issuing reminders that precautions against West Nile virus should be a priority. West Nile is sprea...
  • ‘Nebraska Life’ staff to be in county interviewing for upcoming stories

    “Nebraska Life” magazine staff writer Matthew Spencer along with photographer Jorn Olsen will be in Imperial and Wauneta during next week conducting interviews and photographing for upcoming stories in the magazine. The community of Imperial along wi...
  • Mother Nature still busy wreaking havoc

    Chase County got hit with high winds and heavy rain again Tuesday night as two separate storms, one near Holyoke, Colo., and one by Wray, Colo., joined together to form a major storm cell. Gregorio and Socorro Murillo lost the back portion of the roof o...
  • Robinson pleads no contest to 1st degree felony assault

    Three other charges dropped in plea agreement By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Shelly Robinson, 47, of Imperial entered a plea of no contest to a felony assault charge in Chase County District Court Tuesday, June 28. Robinson was declared guilty ...
  • Fall college schedule circulated

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Mid-Plains Community College and Imperial Extended Campus fall schedule of classes is now being distributed. Imperial Extended Campus Coordinator Brenda Ledall urges those interested to register now, as some class...
  • Hospital installs Electronic Medical Record system

    When patients come to Chase County Community Hospital, they may see a COW or two in the rooms or moving down the halls. However, it won’t be the type of cow that most are accustomed to seeing in the pastures of the surrounding area. Computers on Wheels...
  • Nebraska farmers increase corn acres to 10 million

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Nebraska farmers planted 10 million acres of corn this year. That’s a 500,000-acre increase from USDA’s March estimate and 850,000 acres more than what was planted last year. “Nebraska farmers clearly ...
  • Pennington family pictures, ceramics at museum Sunday

    This Sunday, the Chase County Historical Society will feature ceramics made by Ruth Spencer of Wauneta. She has been making ceramic pieces since 1968 and since 2003, has taken classes in ceramics in McCook and Sterling, Colo. The Pennington pictures are f...
  • Former resident dies in three-vehicle accident near McCook last Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican James J. “Jimmy” Sughroue of Indianola died in a three-vehicle accident about two miles east of McCook last Friday, July 1. Sughroue, 46, who attended Chase County schools until 1981, was a back seat passenger in ...
  • Another great fireworks show

      Imperial put together another great fireworks show this year as Imperial firemen filled the sky with mortar after mortar of beautiful fireworks Sunday night. The City of Imperial puts up the first $3,000 and private donations make up the rest for this...
  • New poll shows rural Nebraskans tech-savvy

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor According to a recent poll taken in Nebraska’s 83 non-metropolitan counties, rural residents are as tech-savvy as their city counterparts. Not surprisingly, 91 percent of rural residents in the state ...
  • Firemen’s Fun Day—a fun day for all ages

    The Imperial VFD’s annual July 4th event, now  known as the Helen Fanning Memorial Fun Day, has grown into a tradition. The fire department holds the event in memory of Ms. Fanning and all of the events and activities are free. It is indeed a family ...
  • Junior girls’ team enters league tourney this week

    Earlier loss to Wallace avenged with win at home last Thursday By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s junior girls’ softball team enters the end-of-season league tourney this week, starting tonight (Thursday) in Sutherland. Imperial Coach...