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  • Baseball/Softball Association invites all to March 18 meeting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Anyone interested in the baseball and softball programs sponsored by the city of Imperial is invited to a meeting of the Imperial Baseball/Softball Association (IBSA) next week. Brad Moline of the IBSA said the meetin...
  • SPVA represented by Sutherland, Bridgeport in boys’ state tourney

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The SPVA conference will be represented by Bridgeport and Sutherland in the boys’ state tournament that begins in Lincoln today (Thursday). Bridgeport (23-4) goes in as the No. 4 seed in C2 and will face No. 5 see...
  • Lady Longhorns’ season record best since 1982-83

    Coach holds a lot of optimism for next year By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For more than 30 years, Chase County’s varsity girls’ basketball teams haven’t won more than 13 games.     That changed this year when the Lady Longhorns recorded a...
  • Track teams are 66 strong

    Recent weather has certainly felt like it’s time for track season. Members of the high school girls’ team are into their second week of practice this week after starting March 2. Last Friday, a few of the middle distance runners and others, above,...
  • February students of month announced

    The February Students of the Month at Chase County Schools are Valeria Cervantes and Stephen Welsh. They will attend an Imperial Rotary Club lunch. Cervantes, 18, is the daughter of Olga Dominguez and Jorge Cervantes. She has been a teachers’ aide, a me...
  • Fourth grader rates honorable mention in state poster contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Ashton Robinson, a fourth grader at Chase County Schools, earned honorable mention for his entry in the 2015 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. Winners were announced this week from Lincoln. The contest...
  • Celebrating ‘Music in our Schools’ Month

    Bands in grades 4-6 joined grade 3-6 vocalists for a concert at Chase County Schools March 3 during Music in our Schools Month, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Above, from left, fifth grade trumpeters Ryan Bernhardt, Brice Vitosh an...
  • Volunteer sign-up for Vietnam Traveling Wall now underway

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People from throughout the region wanting to volunteer during the visit of the Vietnam Traveling Wall to Imperial April 22-26 can now do so. Organizer Jana Pribbeno said sign-up opened Wednesday. People can sign ...
  • Gyms fill up with action-packed youth tourneys

    It was a big weekend for youthful competition in Imperial last weekend as local youth organizations hosted both a kids’ wrestling tourney Friday night and a grade 4-6 basketball tournament on Saturday. Three gyms were filled in all, starting, above, w...
  • NRD rules hearing on chemigation fees Tuesday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Farmers and other members of the public can offer their input on a rule change by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) to increase chemigation permit fees and allow electronic flow meters. The he...
  • Another ag business to set up shop in Cornerstone property

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Owner of another new ag-related business is preparing to set up shop in the city’s Cornerstone property. On Monday, city council members approved a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recommendation to sell two lots t...
  • Loss from S & L Farms fire estimated at $1 million

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Losses could be as much as $1 million from Monday’s fire at S & L Farms, about a mile north of Imperial. The heavy, black smoke moved by strong 20-30 mph southwest winds Monday could be seen for miles as the I...
  • Chase County’s updated comprehensive plan, one and six-year road plans approved

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze After reviewing the work completed by the Chase County Planning Commission, Chase County has a new Comprehensive Zoning Plan following approval by County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. at the Fe...
  • Some of area’s finest chili in competition next week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Get out the beans or whatever you like to put in your chili, and mix up a batch to enter into the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s fourth snnual Chili Cook-Off Contest. The popular event is scheduled for March 12 at t...
  • Lamar firefighters gain tanker truck, $2,500 donation

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican There was a lot to celebrate at Saturday’s annual soup supper hosted by the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD). In January, the department put into service a 3,000 gallon tanker truck, thanks to the generosity...
  • Hospital foundation reviews achievements

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 60 people attended the Chase County Hospital Foundation’s donor appreciation event Saturday night in Imperial. Hospital Administrator Steve Lewis expressed appreciation to the crowd for their support of...
  • Hatchery story hatches facts

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Several weeks ago The Imperial Republican ran a story concerning the old Whitten Hatchery, opened in Imperial in 1940. Since then several people have come forward with a few memories of the business, which was first l...
  • Greenblatt & Seay entertain with a variety of instruments

    The husband and wife duo David Seay and Debby Greenblatt of Avoca, Neb., known as Greenblatt & Seay, provided the entertainment at Saturday’s Chase County Hospital Foundation appreciation event Feb. 28. The couple started the evening with the guitar...
  • Lenten prayer gatherings moved to breakfast time

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A change in the meeting time will greet participants in this year’s Lenten Prayer gatherings in Imperial, which start today (Thursday). Previously meeting over the noon hour, the programs will begin at 6:45 a.m. wit...
  • State senators proposing change in marijuana laws

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor It would make good sense to pay attention to some of the legislation being proposed in this session of the Nebraska Unicameral, namely dealing with our marijuana laws. Two bills deal with allowing use o...