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  • Semi, pickup accident injures one south of Champion

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A Friday morning call took sheriff’s department officers and other emergency responders south of Champion where a semi-truck trailer collided with a pickup on an access road. Both vehicles were involved in oil d...
  • Chase County Hospital Foundation matches BW Telcom challenge grant

    In early June, Randy Raile, owner of BW Telcom in Benkelman, offered a challenge grant of $25,000 to the Chase County Hospital Foundation. If the Foundation could raise $25,000, BW Telcom would match with a $25,000 donation. Thanks to great community su...
  • Subtle hint leads to organized drawers

    By Lori Pankonin CRASH! Oh no! I knew the staples for that little stapler were in that drawer somewhere. Oops.  In my haste, I pulled the drawer out just a tad bit too far to check in the very very back. And that’s when the drawer tipped and the majo...
  • Cattle truck accident closes highway for three hours

    Driver okay, but five cattle severely injured   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Highway 61 traffic was halted for about three hours last Wednesday after a cattle truck overturned. Lying on its side across the road, seven miles north of Imper...
  • Feed My Starving Children packing underway

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The fourth annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack™ event in Imperial begins today (Thursday) and runs through Saturday. The event is being held at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church, 1710 Wesley Drive, ...
  • Feed My Starving Children packing underway

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The fourth annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack™ event in Imperial begins today (Thursday) and runs through Saturday. The event is being held at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church, 1710 Wesley Drive, ...
  • Rural fire board suggests 60/40 cost share on fire hall, proposes new site

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial rural fire district board have made an informal offer to help pay for a new fire hall up to $500,000, but the offer came with some possible strings attached—location. Noting the board has ...
  • IVFD Fun Day adds more ‘fun’ this year

    ■ Holmes becomes honorary fireman. PAGE A2. By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican An expanded Helen Fanning Memorial Fun Day is in the works this Saturday, hosted by the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD). Now in its 11th year, the IVFD Fun D...
  • Wheat harvest in final stages of completion

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican This year’s wheat crop will be remembered as one for the ages. Farmers are reporting exceptional yields on both dryland and irrigated wheat. Harvest of the dryland wheat crop has been completed in the area ...
  • ‘Anything country’ for talent show

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican It’s time to be discovered if you have a musical or other act that you’d like to perform at the Chase County Fair. The Country Showdown is scheduled for Aug. 14 at 1 p.m., sponsored by KOGA Clear Channel Radio ...
  • Deputy joins sheriff’s department

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Jason Swartz was hired July 1 by the Chase County Sheriff’s Department, bringing the staff back to four. A 1991 Lexington High School graduate, Swartz most recently was a Red Willow Sheriff’s deputy for two ...
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  • Holmes becomes honorary fireman

    ■ IVFD Fun Day adds more ‘fun’ this year. PAGE 1. By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican For a very long time Dustin Holmes has wanted to be a fireman. That wish came true Monday night when the youth was named an honorary member of the Imperial...
  • Cinema scene

    “Earth to Echo” (PG)—In this PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their fam...
  • Pioneer donates $1,000 to FFA

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  • Gary Mohr bringing Nebraska to the world

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Gary Mohr of tiny Enders is very much at home in Moscow, Johannesburg or capital cities in Europe. He travels internationally about 150 days per year in his position as Global Product Market Manager for Orthman Ma...
  • We can’t continue to think someone else will do it

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor In recent weeks, you’ve read or heard about a lack of volunteers at our Imperial Theatre, as well as financial problems with the Imperial Eagles Club, some of which is related to volunteer help, as we...
  • Hometown girl wins big

    Imperial’s own Josie Peterson, 14, a Chase County Schools sophomore, put her hometown on the map last week after winning the girls age 13-14 division in the National Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) competition sponsored by Scotts. She competed during Major Lea...
  • Pee Wee Black finishes season at 6-6

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial Black Pee Wees won one and lost one in last week’s Tri-County League end-of-season baseball tournament, and finished the 2014 season at .500 with a 6-6 record. Coach Bruce Peterson said his squad, seeded...
  • NASCAR drivers a hit on their stop in Imperial

    By Russ Pankonin, Brenda Johnson-Brandt The Imperial Republican/The Holyoke Enterprise NASCAR race fans got a rare treat Monday when they got to meet drivers Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace. The pair made a joint appearance in Imperial, sponsored by H...

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