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  • Ambulance transfers concern for county

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze After receiving complaints and questions about ambulance transfers from the Chase County Community Hospital, Chase County Commissioners Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr., met with Deb Hayes and Dr. Jonathan Richman to discuss...
  • Corn-hauling semi loses tractor in Saturday fire

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the second consecutive Saturday, firefighters from Imperial and Lamar responded to a semi-trailer fire near Lamar. About 7 p.m. Saturday night, both volunteer fire departments responded to a report of a semi-trail...
  • Five returning starters, depth create high expectations for Longhorns

      By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Could this be the year the Longhorns reclaim the SPVA conference basketball title? “Right now, North Platte St. Pat’s is still number one in the conference until somebody knock’s them off,” Coach C...
  • Girls’ basketball team led by strong senior class

    Season opener arrives Thursday against Cozad Lady HaymakersBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican When Chase County’s girls’ basketball team takes to the hardwood for their season opener tonight (Thursday), fans will see a strong presence of senior...
  • High school bowling team hosts first meet this weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Some changes will greet members of the high school bowling team at Chase County Schools this season. As the local team of 11 opens its seventh season on Saturday, changes on the schedule will greet them, said Coach De...
  • High school wrestlers 15 strong

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The 15 wrestlers competing for spots on the high school team represent a big jump in numbers from previous seasons. That’s a 50 percent jump from last year’s 10 team members at the start of the season. However, wi...
  • Five Shorthorn wrestlers are champs at SPVA meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Five of the 11 junior high wrestlers who competed at the Nov. 25 SPVA meet finished at the top, winning the championship in their weight class. SPVA champs were Trevor Peterson, Scott Wheeler, Parker Dillan, Kadin Vrb...
  • NPCC seeking former volleyball players to honor Coach Thalken

    North Platte Community College is encouraging all former volleyball players and assistant coaches to come to an evening of celebration for Coach Sally Thalken, who retired from coaching NPCC’s women’s volleyball team after 34 years on the sideline. Th...
  • CCS third at One Act districts

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools (CCS) One Act team came in third at district competition at Southern Valley School Monday. Edging CCS out were Ravenna in first place with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Southern Vall...
  • Holiday State Patrol stats include five deaths

    Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) issued 200 citations and warnings for seat belt violations and 35 child restraint citations and warnings during the nationwide “Click It Or Ticket” campaign, Nov. 24-30. There were five fatalities recorded...
  • ALCO Store closing a big blow to local community

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican “Yes, there were some tears.” Those were words from Imperial ALCO Store Manager Nicki Sailors after store employees learned last week their store was closing. Imperial’s is one of 198 stores operating in 23 st...
  • Gem found but prize unclaimed; Christmas Festival next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Gem being sought in the community has apparently been found, but the $250 prize in Chamber Bucks has yet to be claimed. The gem people sought in the treasure hunt, using weekly clues printed in The Imperi...
  • CCS graduation rate tops state’s average

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska high school graduation rate has hit a record high, nearly reaching the state goal of 90 percent. Chase County Schools (CCS) has passed that goal. According to information released by the Nebraska Departme...
  • Input being gathered on superintendent search

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A search is underway for a new Chase County Schools superintendent and patrons have the chance to submit comments on the qualities they believe the next CCS superintendent should possess. Patrons of the district can a...
  • Nebraska will gain full credit for 2015 augmentation pumping

    Work to continue on long-term solutionsBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When Special Master William J. Kayatta issued his findings on water disputes between Kansas and Nebraska, he strongly suggested the states start working together to even out ...
  • CCS One Act is conference champion

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools One Act Play, “The Chronicles of Jane: Book Seven” took first place at the SPVA Conference competition in North Platte Monday. Second place went to host Hershey Public Schools and third ...
  • ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like....’

    City worker Dan Leibhart took advantage of the 50-degree temperatures Friday to hang the city’s Christmas decorations with fellow employees along Broadway St. in Imperial. The lights will be turned on for the first time for the Chamber of Commerce...
  • Chase County fossil now at state museum

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican About three years ago, an Imperial man was walking his dog and enjoying the day when he noticed a flat bone laying flat on the ground. Poking around, he discovered that the exposed area was part of a larger bone and h...
  • Wheat Growers choose North Platte for annual meeting site

    The Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) will hold its annual meeting Monday, Dec. 8, at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. The NWGA meeting will be followed by a brief meeting of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) at the sam...
  • Learning Imperial’s recycling habits

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In an effort to understand Imperial residents’ recycling habits, and then make recycling more appealing, a survey of residents was taken Saturday. Residents were asked if they recycle and if so, what. They were al...