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  • Campfire burns grass, into trees

    ■ Dryness, wind + fire=danger. PAGE 1.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Five more minutes and winds five miles an hour stronger may have resulted in a much bigger fire last Wednesday at Oltman’s Grove, northwest of Enders Lake. Firefighters from t...
  • Schedule for April’s visit of Vietnam Wall released

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Organizers of the visit of The Vietnam Traveling Wall announced a tentative schedule of events planned during The Wall’s visit in Imperial April 22-26. The Wall will arrive in Chase County on Wednesday, April 22....
  • Bloodmobile next week sets goal at 94 units

    Imperial will host a Red Cross Bloodmobile next Thursday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chase County Schools in the high school gym.School Nurse Angie Paisley said the day’s goal is 94 units.Hours are earlier this visit due to the high school track...
  • FFA qualifies teams, individuals for upcoming state competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican During two FFA Career Development Event (CDE) contests this spring, the Imperial FFA chapter earned several spots at the state convention to be held April 8-10 in Lincoln. At the March 3 competition, the Food Science ...
  • Annual 4-H Carnival set for March 27

    The Chase County 4-H Council will be sponsoring the annual 4-H Carnival next Friday, March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Imperial at the Chase County Fairgrounds exhibit hall building. “Come Discover the Treasures of 4-H” by attending this fun family night ...
  • Hospital staff takes part in disaster training, preparation

    Staff from Chase County Community Hospital, in conjunction with several regional facilities and agencies, recently participated in setting up a Mobile Medical Asset (MMA) Unit at Community Hospital in McCook. MMAs are “MASH”-type units which could be ...
  • Imperial’s Balcony House part of Nebraska Passport again

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Balcony House Bed & Breakfast in Imperial is once again one of the attractions included in the Nebraska Passport Program, sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The Commission contacts businesses and at...
  • Frenchman Valley Coop buys Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc.

    Frenchman Valley Coop (FVC) announced Tuesday its purchase of Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc., to enhance agronomy services to patrons in the trade territory. “FVC is excited to add Steggs’ exceptionally knowledgeable employee group to its team as well ...
  • Change was needed at senior care facilities

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor This week, a new management firm is on the job directing operations at Imperial’s three senior care facilities—the Imperial Manor, Imperial Heights Retirement Center and Parkview Assisted Living. Af...
  • Familiar ring of cherished children’s books sticks

    BY LORI PANKONIN Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday earlier this month? Who’s Ted Geisel? How about Dr. Seuss? Does that sound more familiar? Aw yes. Who hasn’t heard of Dr. Seuss, the creator of popular...
  • Commissioners approve bids for building, crack sealing; seek bids for ambulance

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze■ Work begins on new fair building. PAGE 1. Chase County commissioners accepted bids for a new building at the fairgrounds and for crack sealing on two stretches of county highway. During their March 10 meeting, they als...
  • Chili cook-off generates heat

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s hard being a judge at a chili cook-off. How do you compare a green chili with pork to a chicken chili with jalapeno peppers, as opposed to a traditional ground beef with beans? That’s what four judges had to ...
  • Soccer numbers soar above last year’s

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Participation numbers are the highest they’ve ever been in Imperial’s spring soccer program. Bruce Peterson, who is coordinating the city’s soccer program, said registrations have hit 250. Those youths are pla...
  • Longhorns receive all-conference honors; shooting stats compiled

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican All five senior starters on this year’s Longhorn boys’ basketball team received honors on this year’s SPVA all-conference team chosen Monday night. Jeff Dickey and Travis Luhrs were named to the first team, K...
  • Four Lady Longhorns earn post-season honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a successful 14-11 season, members of the Chase County girls’ basketball team have captured several post-season honors. On Monday this week, coaches from the eight SPVA Conference schools gathered to select al...
  • Registration continues for MS run

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first annual 5K Race to Finish MS is coming up March 28 in Imperial. Registration forms are available at Imperial Super Foods and the Imperial City office or email Emily Vogt at jevogt2004@gmail.com or Kelsey Owen...
  • Great Western Trail group gathering next week for annual dinner meeting

    “What is an ox?”  Is that a question that stimulates your curiosity?   The answer will be given when the Great Western Cattle Trail Association of Nebraska (GWCT-N) holds its annual meeting March 24 in Wauneta at the Senior Center.   The dinner sta...
  • Old Man’s basketball tourney in works for March 28-29

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Teams need to be registered by this Monday if wanting to play in Imperial’s Old Man’s Basketball Tournament March 28-29 in Imperial. Brian Strand is coordinating the tournament. He had seven teams lined up as of T...
  • ICC golf course clubhouse getting new look

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Things just aren’t the same at the Imperial Country Club  (ICC) clubhouse. As a matter of fact, they’re about to get much better. For about a month volunteers have been basically gutting the clubhouse, removing a...
  • Filibuster on winner-take-all bill prevails

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican During his tele-conference call Tuesday, Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango said he doubted whether proponents of LB10, all Republican, had enough votes to stop a filibuster intended to stall the bill. When the smoke clear...