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  • Longhorns split in action last week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn boys added a 54-49 win here against Haxtun, Colo., Tuesday, Jan. 26 but gave up a 36-51 loss at Bridgeport Friday. But perhaps the biggest loss came midway in the Bridgeport game. That’s...
  • Ladies capture another close one at Bridgeport

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After stunning Bridgeport in the SPVA tourney first round game 11 days earlier, the Lady Longhorns did it again Friday night. Helped by their best night of three-point shooting this season (they sunk eight), Chase C...
  • Wrestlers third at Medicine Valley Tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Despite being a couple wrestlers short, Head Coach Matt Vlasin was satisfied with the third place finish his Longhorn wreslers came home with, last Thursday. Caleb Weiss and Jorge Cervantes both missed the Medicine Va...
  • 13 teams battle for puzzle supremacy

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Lied Imperial Public Library Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament generated lots of concentration, lots of laughter and lots of competitiveness Saturday. A number of the two- and four-person teams were repeats from pas...
  • Winners move on to district free throw contest

    Five youths from Imperial are moving on in the Knights of Columbus sponsored free throw shooting contest. At the local contest Sunday afternoon hosted by the Imperial Knights, first place winners included, from left, Jaret Peterson, nine-year-old boys d...
  • Perkins County stop yields three pounds of meth

    Sheriff: likely largest seizure ever in county A traffic stop by Perkins County Sheriff’s deputies in Madrid Tuesday evening, Jan. 26 led to the felony arrest of two Lincoln County women and a citation issued to a Perkins County man. A third woman is b...
  • Another group from CCS at Sing Around Nebraska event

    Another group of elementary students from Chase County Schools attended a session of Sing Around Nebraska last month. These seven from CCS were in North Platte Jan. 20 for the rehearsals and concert involving students from 12 different schools, under the ...
  • Occupational therapist helps clients of all ages

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican■ Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles introducing therapists who visit Imperial to see patients. As an occupational therapist, Amy Kloess of North Platte sees patients for a myriad of reasons....
  • GrainGoat named 2015 Innovation Business of Year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Wheat farmers: imagine shrinking a combine down to 25 pounds. Now imagine being able to take that “combine” out to the wheat field to test-cut areas to see if the moisture level is low enough to harvest the fi...
  • Open seats many for this year’s election

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s no secret 2016 is a U.S. Presidential election year. But there are also a number of other important local and statewide office-holders that will be nominated and elected in the coming year, as well. Included in...
  • Second irrigation district suing state, area NRDs

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), its director and the three Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) got hit with another lawsuit from a second surface water irrigation district in Nebr...
  • Proposed bill could affect TIF

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The city of Imperial is in the process of gaining tax increment financing, or TIF, money from the Cornerstone Development in the southeast end of town and the recent building of Scott’s Pump Service. The city of Nor...
  • Several topics on Thursday school info meeting agenda

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A host of topics are on the agenda for a community information meeting concerning Chase County Schools. Supt. Joey Lefdal will direct the discussion tonight (Thursday) to start at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. I...
  • Cyboron to guide hospital finances

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Community Hospital’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is excited about her job and looking forward to becoming involved in the community. Abby Cyboron, a Doniphan native, moved her family to Imperi...
  • CCS hosting junior high SPVA music clinic

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Junior high musicians from the seven SPVA Conference schools will be in Imperial Tuesday for the Junior High Band and Chorus Clinic. Junior high students from Perkins County, Sutherland, Hershey, North Platte St. Pat...
  • Plans start for 2016’s Joggin’ for Frogmen

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As registration opens for the third annual Joggin’ for Frogman in Imperial, race director Kelsey Owens wants people to know last year’s proceeds went to a special cause. In April 2015, shortly before Imperial’s ...
  • Mercy Meals packs millionth meal

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Children across the world are a million meals less hungry thanks to volunteers at Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska. The group packed their millionth meal Jan. 20 at their facility in Wauneta. This milestone comes...
  • More Cornerstone infrastructure

    VanKirk Brothers Construction of Sutton began work last week on the installation of sewer and water along East 3rd Street in the Cornerstone Development. They noted there was less than a foot of frost when they began digging. Workers work inside steel tre...
  • Chemigation training coming to area sites

    Producers whose chemigation certificates expired the end of 2015 and who plan to chemigate this year will need to attend a training session and pass a written exam to become recertified. Requirements for initial and recertification are the same, accordin...
  • County’s 4-H, FFA Beef Weigh-In Feb. 6

    The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market. All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers or market steers are invited to weigh-in, t...