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  • Getting in some early mat time

    The Longhorn gym was busy Saturday with the youth wrestling tournament hosted by the Chase County Wrestling Club. Coordinator Shawna Rusher said about 140 youngsters were registered, a big chunk of those from the Chase County Club. (Republican photos)...
  • MRNRD purchases 4,000 acre feet of water in Enders for compliance purposes

    Release to begin May 1, lake elevation will drop by 6 feet at completion By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Release of water from Enders Dam for irrigation use hasn’t occurred since 2003. Beginning on May 1, 4,000 acre feet of water stored in E...
  • Krutsinger, Bauerle reign as CCS Prom king, queen

    Senior candidates Korey Krutsinger and Anna Bauerle reigned as king and queen over the Chase County Schools Prom Saturday night, which followed “A Night in Paris” theme. The entire group of candidates selected by the junior class includes, from left, ...
  • Individual, team headed to state speech

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Calen Griffin and the Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID) team of Rose Sullivan, Kelly Christensen, Claire Kuenne and Josie Peterson will represent the Chase County Schools speech team at state competition in Kearne...
  • New life a sure sign of spring

    Passersby of the old Kelly Travis place, about seven miles south of Imperial on Avenue 331, have noticed a new little mini donkey romping around in recent weeks, who doesn’t stray too far from her mother, Daisy. Aaron and Ashley Eskew now live on the ...
  • Two businesses join Chamber

    By Merrilyn Leibbrandt Imperial Chamber President The Imperial Chamber of Commerce welcomes two new member businesses: Champa Group/Rod Keiser of Wauneta and All Inclusive Massage Therapy/Hillary Lucero of Imperial. It is exciting to have these new memb...
  • Fight like a girl, be an MS warrior

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Want to fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? At the same time you can help Imperial resident Emily Vogt, who was diagnosed with the disease last October. The Fight Like a Girl, Be an MS Warrior 5K run/walk is scheduled f...
  • Enders Lake has dodged the compliance bullet—until now

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican With the water level in Enders Lake remaining somewhat stable over the last several years, it’s been easy to take for granted the recreational opportunities available at the lake. Unlike other reservoirs on t...
  • FCCLA promotes safe teen driving

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Members of Chase County Schools’ (CCS) Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization have geared up their promotion of teen driver safety, using Teens in the Driver Seat. That’s a new tra...
  • Lady Longhorns are 28 strong for track this season

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Head Coach Al Zuege says his Lady Longhorn track team is strong across the board in events this season and their first opportunity to show it arrives Saturday. The 2014 high school track season opens at the Cambrid...
  • Longhorn boys expect to build on last year’s success

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican With SPVA Conference and district championships in the history book for 2013, Chase County’s boys’ track team is looking to match that or even improve this season. Head Coach Carl Zuege said those championships...
  • Enders Lake cleanup planned for April 26

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The local chapter of the Ike’s will join the Game & Parks in coordinating a clean-up day at Enders Lake Saturday, April 26. Beau Licking, G&P superintendent at Enders Lake, said he’s excited to see t...
  • March Madness bracketology always marked by surprises

    Jim Calvin, Tyler Pribbeno lead contest after first weekend By Jana Pribbeno The Imperial Republican Trying to figure out how to fill out the March Madness bracket each year can be maddening. One can pour over the stats, like the sound of the team name...
  • Soccer U19, U14 teams start play this weekend

    Younger teams will kick off 2014 season April 5   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican While most of the teams in Imperial’s soccer league start play Saturday, April 5, some of the older teams open their seasons this coming week. Coordinator Bruc...
  • State reduces deer permits due to drought, disease

    Regulations designed to help deer herds grow in much of the state were adopted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners at their meeting March 21 in Norfolk. In 2012, a drought and an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) killed off an esti...
  • State Patrol participates in ‘Drive to Save Lives’ Campaign

    The Nebraska State Patrol joined law enforcement agencies from across the United States last Thursday to pledge support for a national effort to save lives by lowering the number of traffic deaths on our nation’s roadways by 15 percent in 2014. Command ...
  • Scottsbluff choral group to perform in Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The Western Nebraska Community College “Varsity Vocalize,” the college’s show choir, will visit Imperial April 3 during its spring tour. The group will perform at 2 p.m. in the Chase County Schools (CCS) audi...
  • Bloodmobile falls short of 90-unit goal

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Seventy-five people signed up to donate blood at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile sponsored by students at Chase County Schools last week. A total of 68 good units were accepted during the event. The goal was 90 ...
  • IVFD honors its own at annual awards banquet

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Sixty people attended Saturday night’s annual banquet and awards program of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) held at St. Patrick’s’ Parish Hall. Kelsey Weiss repeated as the department’s Firema...
  • Symphony program Sunday salutes Nebraska, its composers

    The Sandhills Symphony orchestra will be performing a spring concert at 3 p.m. CT  Sunday at the North Platte Senior High auditorium. The 50-piece traditional style orchestra has performed in North Platte for 52 seasons. The concert theme is “Beautifu...