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  • Christensen gets bills passed on gun rights, foster parent issues

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th District, took some time Friday to reflect on the accomplishments of this year’s legislative session. During the 90-day session, Christensen saw two of t...
  • Chase County alums return to catch up with classmates

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County High School graduates as far back as 70 years took part in the annual alumni reunion activities last weekend. It was a weekend that provided opportunities for reconnecting as some of the classes gathere...
  • Voting underway to pick the top ‘pig on the playground’

    CCS art students vying for $2,500 first prize By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eighth grade art students under the direction of Chelsea Zuege and Nicole Long at Chase County Schools are competing for a $2,500 prize for the school for decorating ...
  • Science students take invention to North Carolina

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two Chase County Schools students have created a chair that has earned them an all-expense paid trip by Nucor to Charlotte, N.C. soon for a “Strength of Steel” contest. Jared Knobbe and Steven Fish, now seniors, e...
  • Info meetings on hospital district set for June 6, 7, 8

    Members of the Chase County Hospital District will hold three informational meetings next week to present findings from legal counsel and get input on the direction patrons want the district to take. The public meetings will be held on three consecutive ...
  • Father’s Day essay contest deadline nears

    The fourth annual Father’s Day essay contest sponsored by The Imperial Republican is underway. Deadline for essays arrives next Thursday, June 9.In 200 words or less, children, young and old, are asked to write about why their dad should be selected “...
  • Citywide garage sale signup ends Monday

    Area residents who want to be part of the Saturday, June 11 citywide garage sale event will need to be signed up by Monday, June 6, by 5 p.m. to secure a spot on the map that will identify their location.Maps of all garage sale sites will be printed and m...
  • Vet: no report of equine virus in Chase County

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican While there have been at least six confirmed cases of horses in Colorado with Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), a veterinary clinic in Imperial has seen no cases of the potentially deadly virus. Dr. Dave Johnsen also said ...
  • Classmates renew high school friendships

    The annual Chase County High School alumni banquet always provides the chance to renew old friendships or keep in touch. Here, former CCHS students from the Class of 1941, Donnabeth Ferrel of Imperial, right, and Virginia Anderson of McCook have plenty to...
  • Enrollments due this week for 4-H livestock

    Summer is here and that means 4-H is in the air. A couple of important deadlines that 4-H members will want to remember are just around the corner. • June 2 is tag day for all 4-H and FFA sheep and hog projects in Chase County. Hog and sheep weigh-in w...
  • Email scam affecting Great Plains customers

    Customers of Great Plains Communications may have been exposed to an email scam aimed at stealing sensitive information. The email appears to come from Great Plains Communications and informs users that their account is about to expire and that they must ...
  • Swinks make it family affair at alumni reunion

    Five members of the Swink family, originally from the Champion area, were among the honored classes at last weekend’s Chase County High School alumni reunion. Four of the family members were among the honor classes (graduation year ending in “1”), w...
  • Memorial Day fire call confined to campfire

    Imperial Volunteer Fire Department members feared the worst when the fire whistle called them out to Enders lake mid-afternoon Monday, Memorial Day, amid some very high winds in the area.Luckily, it was not a grass fire or boat accident at the lake. Rathe...
  • Honoring our veterans never grows old

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Last month, I attended my daughter’s graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I felt a great sense of pride when the band played “There is no place like Nebraska” to usher the graduat...
  • Final registration Monday for SCORE science camps

    If your child or grandchild is planning to attend SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences), mark your calendar for the final registration date. Any child enrolled in SCORE should attend registration June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Chase County...
  • Imperial Pee Wee team opens with big win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Pee Wee baseball team was the first this summer to see action on the Imperial ball fields. The team of 12 and 13-year-olds hosted Grant for a game Monday night at Schroeder Park and collected a big 23-1...
  • Water warm, air cool on opening pool day

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Kids were shivering Tuesday—not in the Imperial pool’s heated water, but up on deck. The bank sign said 78 degrees in late afternoon, but it was cooler earlier in the day. Tuesday was the first day the pool was op...
  • Sports physicals here June 7

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Athletes who will enter grades 8-12 this fall at Chase County Schools can take advantage of a special sports physical night at the Chase County Clinic next week.     Physicals will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. Tue...
  • Ty Spickelmier headed to National Junior High Rodeo

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Just like his older brother, Ty Spickelmier will be competing at a national rodeo this summer. An incoming Chase County Schools’ ninth grader, Spickelmier will compete at the Junior High School Rodeo Association’s...
  • Junior Legion team opens season this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The ping of the bat will be heard for the first time at Imperial’s Campbell Park field this week as Imperial’s Junior Legion baseball team opens its season. First games for Imperial were set for Wednesday, June 1,...