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  • Music, flag history part of programs

    Tuesday’s FBLA–sponsored Veterans Day programs included music and an emphasis on our flags. Above, the fourth grade classes sang “On Veterans Day” midway through the afternoon program. Out front and center were, from left, Peyton Dubas, Aliana McN...
  • Winery a dream come true for Schilkes

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s been a long 12 years, as Steve and Deborah Schilke are quick to acknowledge, but it’s been worth the wait. Their winery, Broken Arrow Cellars in Imperial, is now open for business. As a matter of fact, severa...
  • Breakfast, lunch offered at Ivy’s Cafe

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Running a restaurant is one of the reasons Anne Iverson moved to Imperial a year ago. Now, she has the opportunity to serve breakfast and lunch to the public, beginning Dec. 1. Iverson is renting the restaurant and ki...
  • Ag industry needs better response to consumers

    Consumers are asking questions about the food-production system they’ve never asked before, and agriculture needs to do a better job of answering those questions, panelists at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lecture agreed Thursday. The discussion titl...
  • Veterans at Manor recognized for military service

    Tuesday was a special day for all who have served in the U.S. military as Veterans Day was observed. Veterans who reside at the Imperial Manor were in the limelight as they were given a special introduction and a multitude of thanks for their service. T...
  • Veterans should be recognized every day

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Veterans Day is an emotional one for many of us, even those, like me, who have never had to experience military life. But all of us have family and other loved ones who have served, so that makes it one...
  • Cooley sentenced to 70 months in child pornography case

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg issued a press release  Nov. 6 stating Richard E. Cooley, 61, of Wauneta was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Lincoln for receiving child pornography. The Honorable John M. Gerr...
  • Chadron kills CCS volleyball post-season hopes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It wasn’t a ringing endorsement of which team was better, but Chadron deflated Chase County’s hopes last week for any post-season volleyball play. In the Lady Longhorns’ first round of the C1-12 district tournam...
  • Big numbers out for junior high wrestling

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Matt Vlasin has the most athletes he’s worked with in awhile out for the 2014 junior high wrestling team. The Chase county squad of 16 started action last Friday at the Sutherland tournament, then were in He...
  • Two from Chase County’s subdistrict headed to state volleyball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Teams from this area headed to state volleyball are few and far between, but two of them came from the same subdistrict in which Chase County competed in last week. Ogallala, who defeated Chadron last week in the subd...
  • Deer season opens Saturday morning

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After weeks of spotting deer, hunters will take to the field early Saturday morning to see if they can locate and shoot that trophy buck they’ve had their eye on. The firearm deer season officially begins 30 minu...
  • Holyoke gallery features Bauerle’s art this month

    Prairie Winds Art Center in Holyoke, Colo., is featuring the work of Marcia Bauerle of Imperial for its November exhibit. Bauerle is an award-winning mixed-media collage artist and certified art teacher. Using hand-painted papers and pieces of life, she ...
  • Thalken retiring as NPCC head volleyball coach

    Mid-Plains Community College officials have received word that Sally Thalken, women’s head volleyball coach at North Platte Community College, submitted her intent to resign her position as NPCC’s Head Women’s Volleyball coach. Her resignation is e...
  • Local artist teaching class in McCook

    The latest offering in the Mid-Plains Community College Center For Enterprise Kid’s Academy class comes this Friday when the subject will be art and “Van Gogh and Sunflowers.” The class is set for Friday from 1-4 p.m. CT in room 213 of McMillen Hall...
  • October Students of Month named

    The Chase County Schools Students of the Month for October are Emma Bauerle and Isaac Sorensen. They will attend an Imperial Rotary Club meeting. Bauerle, 17, is the daughter of Jill and Mike Bauerle. She is on the honor roll and is a member of National H...
  • Imperial helps Nebraska Community Foundation celebrate 20th anniversary

    Imperial helps Nebraska Community Foundation celebrate 20th anniversary Imperial was among NCF affiliated funds represented at the annual event that brought record numbers of participants and sponsors. Keynote speaker at the evening banquet was John McKn...
  • Hughes wins 44th District; voters turn down fire bond

    Pete Ricketts new governor, Ben Sasse wins Senate seatBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Dan Hughes of Venango will represent the 44th District in the Nebraska Legislature for the next four years. Hughes prevailed in a race against Benkelman’s Ste...
  • Chamber coupons make shopping at home easier this Christmas

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Chamber of Commerce is mailing area residents “A Treasure of Savings” this week. That is a coupon book with Chamber businesses included. Upon using or presenting a coupon at a Chamber business, a pers...
  • No Child Left Behind law, school test scores at odds

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Test scores for Nebraska public school students improved this year with better than seven of every 10 students proficient in math and science and three of every four students meeting state reading standards. Those imp...
  • Briefs

    BLA chapter planning Veterans Day programVietnam veteran David Oxford Sr., will be guest speaker at Tuesday’s annual Veterans Day program organized by the FBLA chapter at Chase County Schools.All area veterans are invited to the program in the school au...