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  • Water issue too big to ignore in 44th Dist. race

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher One thing I took away from the 44th District legislative candidate forum last week came as no surprise to me. People in the  44th District can feel secure because either of the two candidates will se...
  • Council backs off from city gym renovation grant

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial city council decided not to proceed further with a grant application for city gym renovations this year. The council and park board were considering renovations that would make the gym into a m...
  • Hey girl, what about those bras

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October, the different departments at Chase County Community Hospital were challenged to decorate bras. Those 13 bras are now on display at the hospital. Imagination...
  • Boys finish 10th at state cross country

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Going into last Friday’s state cross country meet, Coach Carl Zuege said the best case scenario for his team would be a top five finish. When the points were tallied, Chase County finished the state meet in 10t...
  • Longhorns whip up on Bayard; will play Ravenna in playoffs

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns closed out the regular football season with a sound 44-26 whipping of the Bayard Tigers Thursday. The win earned the Longhorns the #12 seed in the western bracket of the Class C2 playof...
  • Regular season ends for varsity volleyball; subdistricts up next

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After meeting McCook Tuesday night in their final regular season match, Chase County’s varsity volleyball team is now looking ahead to the subdistrict tournament next week. The C2-11 subdistrict tournament will be p...
  • Boosters launch campaign to buy better helmets

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Longhorn Booster Club have launched a campaign to buy special football helmets to aid in the prevention of concussions. This season, several players have suffered concussions, keeping some from return...
  • Orthopedic surgeon, P.A. to begin seeing patients in November

    This past summer, longtime orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Meyer, announced that he was cutting back on services to be able to spend more time at home and with family.  As a result, he would no longer be visiting patients at Chase County Community Hospital....
  • Ushering in Halloween

    The days were sunny and warm, the pumpkins were shiny and the children were everywhere at the Cox’s Ponds pumpkin patch. The hayrack rides to the corn maze were full on every trip, parents with cameras were busy snapping their children in “photo op...
  • Deadline this week for voter registrations

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Friday is the last day that persons may register to vote in the November election. Those wishing to register must apply directly to the Chase County Clerk’s  office in person before 6 p.m. The deadline to mail in a...
  • Bin-busting corn harvest about halfway finished

    By Russ Pankonin and Tina KittImperial Republican/Wauneta Breeze While the national forecast predicts a smaller U.S. corn crop than projected, farmers in southwest Nebraska look to be bucking that trend. “There’s a huge crop out there,” Frenchman V...
  • New EMS building now occupied

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Over the weekend, the Imperial Emergency Medical Services, Chase County Emergency Management and Chase County Transit handibusses moved into the new EMS building at 13th and Grant Streets. Construction of the buildi...
  • School board changes policy on music class GPA credit

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After several months of discussion, school board members have changed policy regarding the awarding of GPA credit for high school vocal and instrumental music classes. Music teachers Randy Hayes and Agnes Strand reque...
  • Two from Imperial chapter to receive American FFA Degree

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial FFA is represented this week at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis by two American FFA Degree recipients, 13 high school members and FFA Advisors Jason Speck and Jeremy Vlasin. The group flew out of ...
  • End of month in plans for last major pour on East 12th

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Work is progressing on the new street construction on Imperial’s East 12th Street. According to Gary Dicenta, Miller & Associate’s supervisor on the project, the crew from Concrete Products, Inc., started mill...
  • Musical rehearsal enters final week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cast of “The Civil War” is busy polishing speeches and checking musical scores as the days tick off to the  opening of the musical at Chase County Schools. “The Civil War” will be presented Oct. 23 at 7:3...
  • Bullying no laughing matter

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher We’ve all heard the reports of young people who have been singled out by the bullies at school. They’ve taken all they can. Seeing no other way to deal with it, these young people some as young as...
  • Author of ‘Gray Matter’ to visit here in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican This book could not be put down. Through Saturday chores, an overnight houseguest and Sunday commitments, “Gray Matter” took over weekend plans. Written by Nick Pirog, the nephew of Linda and Jim Pirog of Imperial...
  • Imperial place to be for Halloween fun

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Halloween in Imperial is the spot for events that are both scary and not so scary. Several public events planned by organizations and churches are being held leading up to Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 31. Imperial Emerge...
  • Songwriter brings message on bullying to school kids

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When songwriter Steven Seskin co-wrote a three-minute song about being nice to other people, he never dreamed it would be as far reaching as it has become. The song, “Don’t Laugh at Me,” became the basis for ...