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  • Which way do we go?

    About 30 youth took advantage of the Chase County Community Hospital’s annual bike safety clinic in Imperial May 21. The youth, all required to wear helmets, underwent a training session before they were allowed to ride on a street with an instructor. A...
  • Local trooper among law offers recognized by MADD

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Trooper Bryan Walter of Imperial was among law enforcement officers in Nebraska recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at the group’s 16th annual ceremony in Lincoln May 19. The awards honored and recogn...
  • Saturday’s alumni banquet expected to draw over 200

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County High School alumni who graduated in years ending in “5” will be the guests of honor this Saturday at the alumni association’s annual banquet and program. While the association has 215 alumni and gue...
  • Christian group, country show openers complete fair lineup

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fair organizers completed the entertainment lineup for this year’s fair with the selection of the group for the Christian Family Show and openers for both nights of country music. Alex McNair, entertainment cha...
  • Valuation notices hit mail next week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Next week, County Assessor Dotty Bartels will be mailing valuation notices for the 2015 tax year. People who don’t get a notice can consider themselves fortunate because that means the valuation of their property...
  • Graduates step into future

    Thirty-eight members of the Chase County Schools Class of 2015 went from students to alumni in about an hour Saturday as they celebrated high school graduation. In colors of black, orange and silver, the graduates listened to fellow classmates give the ...
  • Staff readying Enders Lake for Memorial Day weekend

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Superintendent Beau Licking said Enders Lake and recreation area will be ready for the crowd expected this Memorial Day weekend. Licking said he’s hoping the weather will cooperate to make it a good weekend for t...
  • ShyAnn McMillin receives Browning Memorial Award

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Browning Memorial Award was presented to ShyAnn McMillin of Champion by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association in Grand Island last Friday. The award, named for late Imperial resident and firefigh...
  • Lack of bids delays street work in Cornerstone; new bid-opening set for June 1

    New completion dates move projects back to spring, summer 2016By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It appears street improvements in Cornerstone that city officials hoped would be done later this year are unlikely to happen. That’s because no bids were...
  • Fundraising underway for veterans memorial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican At the recent Vietnam Traveling Wall event in Imperial, VFW Post 4688 raised $7,348 in t-shirt sales and donations toward a permanent veterans memorial. According to Post Commander P.J. Pajerski, the goal is to raise ...
  • Dedicated educators leaving school, Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Bruce and Lorain Vires leave Chase County Schools (CCS) for the last time this week, they take with them a combined 66 years of teaching experience. The couple is retiring. Bruce’s resume and experience record ...
  • Med student sampling rural life

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mark “Patrick” Grogan began shadowing Dr. Jon Richman at the Chase County Clinic and Hospital in Imperial May 11. “It’s nice to come in and see real patients and get to know them,” he said. Grogan is in his ...
  • Flood waters on South Platte River being diverted for recharge, damage mitigation

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With flood waters roaring down the South Platte River, a number of Nebraska agencies finalized agreements and logistics to put some of that water to beneficial use. Heavy rain in northeast Colorado coupled with spr...
  • SCORE camp final registration day June 1

    Still openings in upper gradesBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A letter from SCORE camp registration chairman Linda Lakey is going out this week giving parents and students information on final registration day and what campers need to bring each day...
  • Every hero has a story at summer reading program

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican KaBoom! Flash! Pow! Join the fun at the Lied Imperial Public Library this summer and be a reading hero! The summer reading program for children is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Library Director Beth Falla said the sum...
  • As end of financial year looms, county commissioners keeping eyes on budget

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze With the end of the budget year coming up on July 1, Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. have several financial decisions to make in the coming months. The board made the move to purchas...
  • School board fields concerns from sixth grade parents

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Six parents of sixth grade students at Chase County School voiced concerns at last week’s school board meeting regarding cancellation of the sixth grade class field trip to Denver. Supt. Brad Schoeppey answered init...
  • Memorial Day a special one this year

    Memorial Day arrives on Monday, capping off the first big holiday weekend of the summer. While many of us will be at the lake, driving to see family and friends, having a picnic outdoors or eating more than we should, we need to remember why the holiday w...
  • Baseball, softball games start next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s hard to believe, but some of Imperial’s baseball and softball teams will be on the field next week. Most of the season schedules were out earlier this month and show three of Imperial’s teams have games on ...
  • CCS will be well represented at girls’ state meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County will have a strong presence at the state track meet in Omaha this week with 10 Lady Longhorns competing in 10 different events Friday and Saturday. With last Thursday’s District C-11 championship in h...