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  • Ushering in Halloween

    The days were sunny and warm, the pumpkins were shiny and the children were everywhere at the Cox’s Ponds pumpkin patch. The hayrack rides to the corn maze were full on every trip, parents with cameras were busy snapping their children in “photo op...
  • Deadline this week for voter registrations

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Friday is the last day that persons may register to vote in the November election. Those wishing to register must apply directly to the Chase County Clerk’s  office in person before 6 p.m. The deadline to mail in a...
  • Bin-busting corn harvest about halfway finished

    By Russ Pankonin and Tina KittImperial Republican/Wauneta Breeze While the national forecast predicts a smaller U.S. corn crop than projected, farmers in southwest Nebraska look to be bucking that trend. “There’s a huge crop out there,” Frenchman V...
  • New EMS building now occupied

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Over the weekend, the Imperial Emergency Medical Services, Chase County Emergency Management and Chase County Transit handibusses moved into the new EMS building at 13th and Grant Streets. Construction of the buildi...
  • School board changes policy on music class GPA credit

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After several months of discussion, school board members have changed policy regarding the awarding of GPA credit for high school vocal and instrumental music classes. Music teachers Randy Hayes and Agnes Strand reque...
  • Two from Imperial chapter to receive American FFA Degree

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial FFA is represented this week at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis by two American FFA Degree recipients, 13 high school members and FFA Advisors Jason Speck and Jeremy Vlasin. The group flew out of ...
  • End of month in plans for last major pour on East 12th

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Work is progressing on the new street construction on Imperial’s East 12th Street. According to Gary Dicenta, Miller & Associate’s supervisor on the project, the crew from Concrete Products, Inc., started mill...
  • Musical rehearsal enters final week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cast of “The Civil War” is busy polishing speeches and checking musical scores as the days tick off to the  opening of the musical at Chase County Schools. “The Civil War” will be presented Oct. 23 at 7:3...
  • Bullying no laughing matter

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher We’ve all heard the reports of young people who have been singled out by the bullies at school. They’ve taken all they can. Seeing no other way to deal with it, these young people some as young as...
  • Author of ‘Gray Matter’ to visit here in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican This book could not be put down. Through Saturday chores, an overnight houseguest and Sunday commitments, “Gray Matter” took over weekend plans. Written by Nick Pirog, the nephew of Linda and Jim Pirog of Imperial...
  • Imperial place to be for Halloween fun

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Halloween in Imperial is the spot for events that are both scary and not so scary. Several public events planned by organizations and churches are being held leading up to Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 31. Imperial Emerge...
  • Songwriter brings message on bullying to school kids

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When songwriter Steven Seskin co-wrote a three-minute song about being nice to other people, he never dreamed it would be as far reaching as it has become. The song, “Don’t Laugh at Me,” became the basis for ...
  • Fourth Annual Pumpkin Run draws 64 runners

    By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze A cool autumn morning was the backdrop for this year’s Pumpkin Run at Cox’s pond in Champion. Runners came from as far away as Walnut Grove, Mo., to take part in the dash, held last Saturday. Nebraska towns represente...
  • Boys’ team qualifies for state cross country

    Girls’ team finishes 5th in districts By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s boys’ cross country team fulfilled a season-long goal last Thursday by qualifying for the state meet Friday in Kearney. The team finished third in the e...
  • Missed serves big factor in SPVA loss

    Lady Longhorns place fifth in tourney, as they were seeded By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican They finished where they were seeded—fifth, but Chase County certainly had it in their sights to place higher at last week’s SPVA volleyball tournament....
  • Longhorns drop to 3-4 after overtime loss to Plainsmen

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Playing to a 6-6 tie after 48 minutes, the Chase County Longhorns and the Perkins County Plainsmen would go into overtime to decide the game. The Longhorns had to settle for a 26-yard field goal on the opening OT...
  • 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...

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