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  • Gittlein bull chosen Supreme Champion at State Fair

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A Chase County youth brought home a big honor from the Nebraska State Fair. A half Simmental/half Angus yearling bull shown by Regan Gittlein, a junior at Chase County Schools, was chosen the Supreme Champion Bul...
  • Deadlines approaching to apply for NRCS conservation funds

    Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water and wildlife conservation are encouraged to sign up now for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Those interested in ...
  • Cinema scene

    “When the Game Stands Tall” (PG)—Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak th...
  • Housing project a crowning achievement for Imperial community

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Meeting housing needs represents one of THE biggest challenges any rural community faces today, whether it’s in the lack of housing inventory or availability of suitable housing or rental units. There’s noth...
  • Zadina photos featured in Grant gallery

    The Perkins County Area Arts Council welcomes Imperial area photographer Penny Zadina, whose photographs are on display at Meadowlark Gallery during the month of September. An open house will be held in her honor this Sunday from 12 noon to 2 p.m., dur...
  • Nurses honor McNair by planting tree

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Linda McNair, who passed away Aug. 26, touched many lives in Chase County. And, as a nurse, she “was a very good nurse and represented Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) well,” according to Administrator ...
  • Varsity volleyball wins opener, record stands at 3-1

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican After their first week of play, Chase County Coach Jodie Schuller likes what she’s seeing from her varsity volleyball squad. After an opening win at Haxtun, Colo., last Thursday, the Lady Longhorns went 2-1 Satur...
  • Longhorns at 2-0 with 26-0 win over Bridgeport

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns claimed their second win in as many starts Friday night with a 26-0 shutout at Bridgeport. Coach  Dan Lenners said he liked the progress he saw in his team, compared to their season-...
  • JV, C teams win volleyball openers

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Just like their varsity counterparts, Chase County’s JV and C teams also won volleyball matches at Haxtun, Colo., last Thursday. After losing a close second game, it took three for the Lady Longhorns to defeat th...
  • Larry Browning tops field in Red, White, Blue League Tournament

    Larry Browning carded a net score of 96 to win the Red, White and Blue League Tournament held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The tourney was open to all regular league and senior league members and all subs. The 27-hole tourney drew a field of 51 golfers...
  • Cross country boys win at Cambridge meet, girls second

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn cross country teams opened the season in a big way Friday at Cambridge. With Imperial’s top four boys finishing fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh, the Longhorns edged  Dundy County in ...
  • Softball team picks up double win at Holyoke

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A trip to Holyoke, Colo., last week resulted in the first wins for Chase County’s varsity softball team. The Lady Longhorns defeated the Lady Dragons in both games, one ending after five innings due to the run-ru...
  • Recent recruit completes basics

    Army Pfc. Rachelle Carmin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She also received instr...
  • MCC play recalls 9/11, honors firefighters

    Few events in our lifetime will resonate like the events that transpired on Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. McCook Fire Chief Marc Harpham worked full-time for the city of McCook Fire Department. His shift at the fire station just ended at 8 a.m. and he was...
  • Benefit luncheon Sunday for Wauneta’s Dana Cayer, family

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Friends of Dana Cayer and his family are holding a soup luncheon fundraiser this Sunday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  in Wauneta. Funds raised will help the family offset medical bills and travel expenses. Cayer suf...
  • Sixth grader wins division at State Fair’s Galaxy of Stars

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Sixth grader Morayah Cupp won her division (Comets, age 12 and under) at the Galaxy of Stars Talent Search held at the Nebraska State Fair. The young singer had advanced after winning her division at local contests...
  • Nebraska Shooters returning this month for additional handgun classes in Imperial

    A weekend of handgun certification classes is planned Sept. 19-21 when personnel from Nebraska Shooters return to Imperial. Three separate classes are scheduled at this time, starting Friday night, Sept. 19. Chris Tomky of Lamar, who helps coordinate the ...
  • Donate blood Sept. 10, help sickle cell patients

    Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile in Imperial. The bloodmobile will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Imperial Bible Church, 800 W. 11th St. Sickle Cell ...
  • Imperial Theatre’s volunteer response is much improved

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two months ago, members of Imperial’s theatre board issued a warning that the future of the city-owned Imperial Theatre could be in jeopardy. Recruitment of volunteers to take tickets and run the theatre’s conc...
  • Efforts continue on landing restaurant

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican People interested in seeing a new restaurant in Imperial gathered last Thursday to discuss progress on their efforts. Dave Fulton, president of First Bank & Trust in Imperial, led the discussion, which inclu...