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  • Men charged in July assault remain in county jail

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two men who have been charged with assault in the first degree remain in the Chase County Jail. Armando Mejia, Jr., 17, and Jesus Casarez, 38, were formally charged with the Class 3 felonies during arraignment Aug. 25...
  • Arrest made after stolen machinery found in Kansas

    A Keith County Sheriff’s Department investigation into the multi-thousand dollar theft of farming machinery from Keith County in 2008 has apparently been solved, with the arrest of a suspect in Kansas Sept. 11, according to Keith County Sheriff Kevin Mu...
  • Local veterans taking part in road rally celebrating VFW’s 110th

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A group of local veterans and friends are planning to join a national road rally next week that is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the VFW organization. P.J. Pajerski, commander of Imperial VFW Post 4688, said th...
  • High school musical is ‘Pirates of Penzance’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican “The Pirates of Penzance” will be staged this year at Chase County Schools, according to 7-12 vocal music director Randy Hayes. The musical will be presented Oct. 24-25 in the school auditorium with a 7:30 p.m. pe...
  • Historical Society even brings history to annual meeting

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Historical Society blended business with pleasure Sunday, as an open fire meal was served following the annual meeting. Members met at Cox’s Pond near Champion for the evening. Outgoing President Jo...
  • Corn Board urges motorists, farmers to be safety-minded during harvest

    While rural life often includes idyllic and peaceful country roads, traffic on these roads picks up during harvest, which increases the chances for accidents to occur between farm equipment and vehicles. “Motorists and those driving farm equipment and g...
  • County hospital implementing measures to combat H1N1 flu

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Hospitals and clinics are preparing for the upcoming seasonal and H1N1 influenza season, and the public should, too. That’s the message from Chase County Community Hospital and Chase County Clinic. CCCH and its cl...
  • Harlem Ambassadors set to perform Saturday night

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People don’t even have to be basketball fans to enjoy the fun, antics and talent on display by the Harlem Ambassadors. They’ll be coming to Imperial Saturday night to take on a team of Imperial’s “Has Bee...
  • Levy up about a cent to support city’s ‘09-10 General Fund budget

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Taxpayers in the city limits will see a slight increase in their property tax support of the 2009-10 General Fund budget. At a special meeting Sept. 9, the city council approved the city’s $4,298,023 General Fund op...
  • Hospital district formation likely to be on spring ballot

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A petition recently circulated in Chase County to form a hospital district, thereby allowing voters to determine who is on the Chase County Community Hospital board, was submitted last week to the Chase County Commiss...
  • School board reduces property tax $101,000 in proposed budget

    Tax askings up 1.49% after building fund is reduced By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools board members removed $101,000 from the proposed 2009-10 budget at a meeting last week, taking it out of the money to be added in the building...
  • Beware of mail scams

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Darlene Jens has just won a total of $5.15 million! Between Saturday and Monday she received three letters telling her that her “identification” has been “finalized and approved” to become a millionaire. Oh. ...
  • City weighs asphalt or concrete for E. 9th Street improvements

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three of Imperial’s major streets will be resurfaced next year—East 5th, 9th and 12th Sts. While full resurfacing with concrete had been decided for East 5th and East 12th, the original recommendation in July for ...
  • City to sell Steinway piano

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial city council voted Monday night to take bids for the 1916 Steinway grand piano currently housed beneath the stage at the Imperial Theatre. The council accepted the recommendation from the Community Cente...
  • Interest solicited in pep or concert band

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The instrumental music department at Chase County Schools wants to find out if adults in Imperial are interested in forming a community pep or concert band. Band Director Richard Munson said interest has been expresse...
  • Jack Stinnettes reopen restaurant with new name

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After two and a half months since ceasing operation, an Imper­ial downtown restaurant reopened last week. Owners Jack and Christy Stinnette, who originally opened Jack’s Place restaurant at 415 Broadway in 1977, ...
  • Deadline approaching to apply for new conservation program

    The first round sign-up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will end Sept. 30. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers CSP, and is reminding operators to apply soon. The Conservation Stewardship Program is a voluntary cons...
  • Elsie farm among stops for Chinese trade team

    The Nebraska Wheat Board will welcome a trade mission of 15 Chinese milling executives, grain dealers and government officials to Nebraska today (Thursday). The visit to Nebraska is part of a trade mission arranged by U.S. Wheat Associates. Participants r...
  • Still growing at 90

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican On Sept. 30, Gordon Tropf of Champion will turn 90 years of age. He’s a little busy, though, to think ahead that far. He has melons to harvest. Tropf has been raising produce near his home on the edge of Champion fo...
  • New sports complex something to be proud of

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherFriday night will mark the second time that the Longhorn varsity football team will take the field at the now-complete sports complex. The Imperial-area community can take great pride in the facility t...

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