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  • FCCLA awarded gold chapter honor

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Seven members of the Chase County Schools Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) chapter attended the state convention in Lincoln April 7. The chapter, under the direction of Family Consumer Science teacher ...
  • Cinema scene

    “Heaven is For Real” (PG)—Todd and Sonja Burpo are the real-life couple whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-f...
  • Track season off, running for Shorthorn girls

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican The first track meet of the season is in the history books for the Chase County junior high girls’ track team. The team traveled to Benkelman last Thursday for the Dundy County/Stratton meet, where the top eight ...
  • Winter rears ugly head again with Sunday blizzard

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Snow blowing across roads caused several area accidents and miserable conditions Sunday as Mother Nature just wouldn’t let winter go. Winds gusting to 48 mph hampered travel in this area and much of central and...
  • Breakfast, TeamMates added at CCS this fall

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two new programs will be part of Chase County Schools’ offerings this fall after school board approval last week. After a survey of parents the past several months, the school will participate in the federal gove...
  • Republican earns nine awards in state contest

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Judges from South Dakota selected The Imperial Republican as the winner of nine various awards in the Nebraska Better Newspaper Contest. The Republican received five first place awards, three second place awards...
  • Justice Dept. favors Nebraska in latest Water Master’s ruling

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Deputy Attorney General David Cookson brought some good news to last week’s Upper Republican Natural Resources District meeting. Cookson said the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a favorable brief with t...
  • Chris Young to headline fair’s Saturday night country concert

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Award winner Chris Young will headline this year’s Chase County Fair country concert Saturday, Aug. 16. Special guest Courtney Cole will open for Young as part of the fair’s concert series. Fair Entertainme...
  • Hanna leaves family, consumer science position

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Cathy Hanna has enjoyed her seven years as grade 7-12 Family and Consumer Science teacher and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) advisor, but she needs a break. Hanna has resigned her position ...
  • Three junior high quiz bowl teams compete at state FFA

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Twelve junior high students from Chase County Schools competed in the quiz bowl competition at the state FFA convention in Lincoln last week. Students in the competition compete on teams of four, answering question...
  • FFA comes home with two state champion teams, proficiency winner, state officer

    The 86th Nebraska State FFA Convention is in the books and as Imperial FFA members headed home Saturday they held their heads high. Two teams—marketing plan and senior parli pro—were state champions, Imperial had a champion proficiency winner in Derek...
  • Marathon runners prove they can’t be run off

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor With last year’s Boston Marathon bombing fresh in our minds as the 2014 race approaches on Monday, once again, the unafraid Boston residents and runners from around the U.S. and world are showing that...
  • Wauneta native teams with Larry the Cable Guy to help ‘Git ‘R Done’ for Team Jack Foundation

    On April 25, The Home Agency of Elwood will present Git-R-Done for Team Jack Foundation with Larry the Cable Guy at 8 p.m. CT at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena. The event in its entirety will benefit the Team Jack Foundation, a non-profit organization th...
  • Longhorn boys claim runner-up spot at Perkins County

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Missing about a dozen athletes for the first half of the Perkins County Invitational Saturday, Coach Carl Zuege was pleased with a second place finish there. Ogallala took the team championship by a wide margin, bu...
  • Second championship for lady Longhorns

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A “super effort” across the board was given by the Lady Longhorn track team, their head coach said, as they won their second meet of the season Saturday. Well ahead of second place Ogallala, the Chase County gi...
  • Longhorn golfers 4th in opener

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Junior Tyler Jennings led the Longhorn golfers with a ninth place medal in their opening tournament at Bayard April 8. Jennings finished with an 89 over the 18 holes, shooting a 46 over the first nine and coming...
  • Junior high boys open track season with good showings

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Some good times and marks were turned in by the junior high boys’ track team from Chase County at their season opener last Thursday. No team scores were kept at the Dundy County/Stratton meet, but the top eight f...
  • Local IKEs group hosts state officers

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican A number of Nebraska Division representatives for the Izaak Walton League of America (IKEs) spent a snowy day in Imperial Sunday, attending one of its quarterly meetings. The group met at the IKEs cabin at Enders R...
  • House address changes from Champion to Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Braxton and Adler Chubb are eager to move into their new home across from Schroeder Park in Imperial. Their parents, Brad and Amanda Chubb, saw their new home moved onto a foundation Friday at 3rd and Holland Stree...
  • Wauneta man passes too soon; Troy Skelton dies at 46

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Wauneta lost one of its heroes when Troy Skelton, 46, passed away Saturday, April 5. Troy served on the Wauneta EMS for more than 14 years. Wauneta EMS squad members describe Troy as their captain, instructor, br...