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  • Businesses thank residents for shopping at home

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As the holiday season has rolled around in the past, the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and City of Imperial have urged area residents to shop at home and support local businesses. This year, residents of the entire sur...
  • Nebraska’s water future on table in Kearney next month

    Over 400 of Nebraska’s top water professionals will meet in Kearney on Nov. 2-3 to discuss the condition of the state’s drinking water supplies and make plans to improve and preserve those resources for generations to come. The 2011 Fall Conference o...
  • Local students leave for National FFA convention

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial FFA chapter from Chase County Schools left this week for Indianapolis to attend the National FFA convention. The chapter has two teams competing at the national level. The Ag Sales team, coache...
  • County receives financial return on insurance coverage

    Chase County has received a monetary dividend of $1,987 from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage provider. The dividend was part of a $600,000 financi...
  • CCS alumni recruitment meeting to be held Friday

    City wants to get ‘we want you back’ message to CCS alumni By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s no secret that community development efforts by the city of Imperial include encouraging graduates of Chase County School to return to their hom...
  • Premium holiday $$ belongs to taxpayer

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher My teacher friends aren’t going to like this one bit but I believe the $64,697 in cash savings generated for the school by a one-month health insurance premium holiday should ultimately be used to r...
  • Lions Club challenged to be willing to change

    Imperial Lions celebrate 80th year, speaker encourages looking to future By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As the Imperial Lions Club celebrated its 80th year of service Saturday, members  and guests were encouraged to make the changes the club may ...
  • Coach applauds Lady Longhorns for SPVA play

    Chase County enters final week of regular season at 18-8 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican What a tournament! The SPVA conference held up to its reputation of sporting some great high school volleyball as the final four teams battled it out Saturda...
  • Nearly 60 athletes compete in annual fall Pumpkin Run

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nearly 60 runners of all ages competed in the annual Pumpkin Run held at Cox’s Pond west of Champion Saturday. In the 5K race, husband and wife Luis and Tamra Miaja of Louisville, Colo., won the men’s and women...
  • Cross country teams finish strong at districts

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While neither the boys’ nor girls’ teams nor any individuals qualified for the state cross country meet this week, Coach Carl Zuege felt really good about how his runners performed at the district meet last Thur...
  • Longhorns’ fate sealed in closing seconds of game

    Plainsmen score with nine seconds left By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In a district game with major playoff implications, the Chase County Longhorns lost  their grip on an automatic playoff berth in the closing seconds against Perkins County Fr...
  • Chase County FCCLA Chapter prepares for Red Ribbon Week

    Chase County Schools will be participating in Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-27. The Chase County FCCLA Chapter has several activities planned to encourage students to make the choice to be drug-free. Students in grades K-8 are being encouraged to dress accordi...
  • Food drive planned for Make a Difference Day

    This Saturday the VFW Post 4688 Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate “Make a Difference Day” with a food drive. Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others, a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors, according to Sue Mo...
  • Lottery soon for deer hunting access on Central Platte Valley

    Hunters may now enter into a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access (PRRA) lands in the central Platte River Valley, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Thirty-two hunters will be chosen from a random drawi...
  • Softball team hopes to develop further for next year’s season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Losing just one senior to graduation means a lot of players back for the 2012 Chase County Schools softball season. And, what those returners do during the coming year will have a big effect on how next year’s seaso...
  • A weekend of fun at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch

    Last weekend’s beautiful fall weather made it another memorable time at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch, west of Champion. Hundreds again turned out to make selections from their large array of pumpkins for the fall season. Above, cousins Madelynn Hanes, left, an...
  • IVFD puts safety first in Fire Prevention Week events

    What’s the best way to protect our family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the best defense is a ...
  • Coach: too many errors, serving factor into week’s losses

    Lady Longhorns enter weekend’s SPVA  tourney with top seedBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Jodie Schuller is banking on the fact her team will be hungry to win at this week’s SPVA Conference Volleyball Tournament. Entering with the No. 1 s...
  • Cross country boys second at Grant

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn cross country boys finished second in the Perkins County Invitational/SPVA meet held at the Grant golf course last Thursday. Not only did the runners have to battle the course itself but th...
  • Chase County shows some early offense, but is eliminated from district tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thirteen hits in Chase County’s two district softball games weren’t enough for the Lady Longhorns to advance beyond two games in the double-elimination tournament. Even a three-run homer from sophomore Jodi Koelln...