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  • Christensen’s bill certainly a discussion starter

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor A lot of ink and air space have been spent since the Jan. 5 shooting at Millard South High School in Omaha, when an upset student who’d been suspended that morning came back to the school in the after...
  • $1 million bail for ‘person of interest’ in McCook teen’s death

    McCOOK (AP)—An 18-year-old man from Bartley is being held on $1 million bail as a “person of interest’’ in the slaying of a 14-year-old McCook girl. McCook Police Chief Isaac Brown said Monday that Stathis Kirkpatrick remained in custody, pending ...
  • Third grader’s environmental poster on to state contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Family Community Education (FCE) organization sponsored an environmental poster contest for third grade students at Chase County Schools. Twelve students in Renee Hamilton’s class participated in th...
  • CCS singers perform at SPVA

    Some Imperial hometown talent performed twice at Saturday’s SPVA Conference basketball tournament, before both the Chase County girls’ and boys’ consolation games in North Platte. Singing the National Anthem a capella before the two games, from left...
  • Lady Longhorns finish where seeded at SPVA tourney

    Chase County loses close one in consolation finals By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a tough go for the Lady Longhorn basketball team at last week’s SPVA Conference Tournament. The Chase County girls finished where they were seeded, No. 6...
  • SPVA wins prove elusive after opener

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After winning their tourney opener against Perkins County last week, further wins in the SPVA tournament proved elusive for the Chase County Longhorns. While the Longhorns achieved their goal of playing in the con...
  • Imperial soccer sign up deadline nears

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youths in the community who want to play  in the Imperial Great Plains Soccer program this spring need to be registered by Friday, Feb. 4. Registrations coming in after that date will be charged a $20 late fee. Shann...
  • Trophies, medals go to top youth basketball shooters

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Bouncing basketballs filled the Longhorn gym Sunday afternoon as local youths took part in the annual Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest and the Jaycees’ Super Shooters contest. In all, 75 youths were r...
  • Wrestlers drop dual to Fleming

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Thursday night found Chase County wrestlers at the only home dual of the year, facing the wrestlers of Fleming, Colo. With two wrestlers not participating, Chase County entered the dual with only six weights filled. F...
  • Wrestlers have tough outing at Lexington invite

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican It was back down to the original fearsome fivesome as Chase County traveled to the Lexington tournament Saturday. Jesse Ferebee was sick all week and unable to participate. Head Coach Matt Vlasin said he was excited ...
  • Many contacts made at Denver’s Sportsmen’s Expo

    By Claudette SwansonChase County Tourism Coordinatorand Marketing Director Hope everyone is starting off 2011 with a bang! Members of the Chase County Tourism committee recently attended the International Sportsmen’s Expo in Denver, Colo. This four-day ...
  • State wireless radio network up and running

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of last week, Nebraska’s new state wireless radio network was activated. The network connects public safety personnel from several state agencies, utility crews from the state’s largest power provider, and coun...
  • Miss America’s Mom: ‘she was totally calm’

    New Miss America Teresa Scanlan attended Imperial’s 125th By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Janie Scanlan said the Miss America Pageant and the events leading up to it were very intense for some. But her daughter, Teresa, who was competing as Mis...
  • ‘Heaven is for Real’ climbs to No. 1 on Times Best Sellers List

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Strong interest continues for Todd Burpo’s book, “Heaven is for Real,” which chronicles his son Colton’s experience of visiting heaven. It’s been on the New York Times Best Sellers List since November, whe...
  • Hospital district chair selected

    Rand Levy appointed to the district board By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eddie Nichols of Wauneta will serve as chair of the Chase County Hospital District, which was officially formed Sept. 14, 2010. In the May, 2010 Primary, voters in Chase C...
  • Upper Republican NRD targeted in Lower Republican’s latest plan

    By Russ Pankonin and Josh SumnerThe Imperial Republican Even before the Republican River Compact Settlement in 2002, a great deal of tension existed between the three natural resources districts (NRDs) in the Republican Basin—the Upper, the Middle and t...
  • ‘Pink Out’ fundraiser nets $2,750 for cancer patients

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican If you didn’t wear pink to last Thursday’s home Longhorn basketball games, you were in the minority. Shades of pink filled both sides of the gym bleachers as Chase County and Perkins County met for varsity girls...
  • Year 2000 also saw Jan. 1-born New Years Baby

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The first baby of the 2011 New Year born at Chase County Community Hospital, Timothy Tatum May, arrived Jan. 1, shortly after 1 p.m. A story the next week wondered if little Tatum was the first Jan. 1 New Years Baby a...
  • Baseball/softball association to coordinate summer rec program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In a joint agreement with the city park board, the Imperial Baseball & Softball Association (IBSA) will oversee the summer recreation program this year. Under the agreement, the IBSA will hire and manage the sum...
  • ‘Eye Contact’ promotion to challenge newspaper readers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Longtime subscribers to The Imperial Republican may recall a fun-filled promotion the newspaper featured 18 years ago. It challenged people to identify local residents by just a photograph of their eyes. Due to its po...