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  • Imperial family knows ‘Heaven is for Real’

    Book tells story of 4-year-old’s near-death experienceBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican When the Burpo family of Imperial was going through son Colton’s burst appendix and near death in 2003, little did they know seven years later the positives ...
  • Forum held for 44th District candidates

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial and former senator Tom Baker of Trenton fielded questions during a 44th District candidate forum held in Grant last Wednesday. Less than 20 people attended the event, which was ...
  • Two-vehicle accident sends Enders man to hospital

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Don Lovenburg continues to recover at a Kearney hospital from injuries he sustained in a mid-afternoon accident Saturday between Imperial and Enders. After initial treatment at Chase County Community Hospital after ...
  • Brian Carman leaves FD after 25 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “It’s the best decision I ever made. I have no regrets.” That’s what Brian Carman said of his 25 years on the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD). Carman retired almost 25 years to the day, on Oct. 18. ...
  • FFA chapter earns recognition at nationals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools FFA chapter received a Two Star Chapter rating at the national FFA convention in Indianapolis last week. In addition, two former chapter members received their American Degree. Only the top 10...
  • Nebraska releases State of the Schools Report

    CCS assesses results By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance was released last week. Education Commissioner Roger Breed said the report provides more information and data about the state’s publ...
  • Water issue too big to ignore in 44th Dist. race

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher One thing I took away from the 44th District legislative candidate forum last week came as no surprise to me. People in the  44th District can feel secure because either of the two candidates will se...
  • Council backs off from city gym renovation grant

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial city council decided not to proceed further with a grant application for city gym renovations this year. The council and park board were considering renovations that would make the gym into a m...
  • Hey girl, what about those bras

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October, the different departments at Chase County Community Hospital were challenged to decorate bras. Those 13 bras are now on display at the hospital. Imagination...
  • Boys finish 10th at state cross country

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Going into last Friday’s state cross country meet, Coach Carl Zuege said the best case scenario for his team would be a top five finish. When the points were tallied, Chase County finished the state meet in 10t...
  • Longhorns whip up on Bayard; will play Ravenna in playoffs

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns closed out the regular football season with a sound 44-26 whipping of the Bayard Tigers Thursday. The win earned the Longhorns the #12 seed in the western bracket of the Class C2 playof...
  • Regular season ends for varsity volleyball; subdistricts up next

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After meeting McCook Tuesday night in their final regular season match, Chase County’s varsity volleyball team is now looking ahead to the subdistrict tournament next week. The C2-11 subdistrict tournament will be p...
  • Boosters launch campaign to buy better helmets

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Longhorn Booster Club have launched a campaign to buy special football helmets to aid in the prevention of concussions. This season, several players have suffered concussions, keeping some from return...
  • Orthopedic surgeon, P.A. to begin seeing patients in November

    This past summer, longtime orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Meyer, announced that he was cutting back on services to be able to spend more time at home and with family.  As a result, he would no longer be visiting patients at Chase County Community Hospital....
  • 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 ...

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