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  • Lady Longhorns still above .500 as team enters SPVA tourney this week

    Chase County upends conference tournament’s No. 1 seed St. Pat’s By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In action at a triangular last week, Chase County beat North Platte St. Pat’s on the Longhorn court. That came just a day after St. Pat’s, 11-...
  • Hunter ed. classes for youths start Oct. 19

    Youths age 11 and older can take advantage of free firearm hunter education classes in Imperial next week. The classes are set for Oct. 19-22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each evening at the Imperial fire hall, 7th and Broadway Sts. Mac DeHart and Doug Mitchell, w...
  • Softball season ends with pair of district losses

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Hopes were high for picking up a win at the C-6 district softball tournament last week, but it didn’t happen for the Chase County Lady Longhorns. The pair of losses last Thursday at the tournament in St. Paul ended ...
  • Republican captures national press award

    The Imperial Republican was recognized in the National Newspaper Association’s (NNA) Better Newspaper Contest for this feature photo shot by Jan Schultz. She won second place in newspapers with circulation of 3,000 or less with her shot of young Dylan...
  • Proper nutrition the basis for good athletics

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Good nutrition means the difference between being an average athlete and one who wins scholarships and achieves top potential. That’s according to Dave Ellis of Sports Alliance of Colorado Springs. He is a consultan...
  • Costs for developing infrastructure on development ground examined

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Economic Development Program have been busy recently discussing the design and development of the economic development property purchased in east Imperial. Members ...
  • NRD reduces allocation on bypassed wells

    Bypass mechanisms active on five wells By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Allocation on five irrigation wells with active meter bypasses will be reduced significantly by action of the Upper Republican Natural Resources Board (URNRD) Tuesday night. ...
  • Saturday’s Cancer Walk draws 93 participants

    Imperial woman tells of cancer diagnosis, support of friends By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Ninety-three people were registered for Saturday’s All Cancer Walk sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital. Many of the participants who walked th...
  • Popcorn, pumpkins the focus next weekend

    New event is Imperial Chamber’s popcorn sculpture contest By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Popcorn and pumpkins will bring people to Imperial and Champion for three special events next week, Oct. 15-17. On Friday, Oct. 15, the Imperial Chamber of ...
  • Newspaper seeking questions for General Election candidates

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican There are a number of contested local races in the Nov. 2 General Election. While The Imperial Republican’s news department is compiling questions, it was felt other voters in the community may be interested in subm...
  • Candidates chosen for CCS homecoming activities

    Chase County Schools is in the midst of homecoming week activities leading up to Friday’s football game against Bridgeport and the homecoming dance at the school afterwards. Candidates for king and queen chosen by their fellow high school students are...
  • FFA senior, junior teams take top two spots at districts

    Teams follow up with tough competition at last week’s state contest By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Domination is how a person would have to categorize Imperial FFA’s performance at the district range judging contest last month. Two of Imperial...
  • Community papers alive and well

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherAs Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” the same thing can be said of the community newspaper industry. In today’s world, we’re bombarded by 24-hour i...
  • Scam danger overlooked if friend expresses need

    Scams are everywhere. We’re constantly warned about them. BEWARE! We hear examples how they’re used to prey upon older people. Yet last week when I got an email from a friend, who had his bags stolen while in the UK and needed help, my heart flashed t...
  • School modifies truancy policy

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican At its September meeting, the Chase County Schools board adopted a revised truancy policy. The change was needed in order to conform with state law, which was recently revised. In the past, state statute required a sc...
  • Michael Hanna films for General Hospital

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial residents will be hoping to catch a glimpse of former resident Michael Hanna on the daytime soap opera General Hospital later this month. Hanna said Monday that he has a background, non-speaking part. “My f...
  • Lady Longhorns win two, lose two at triangulars

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s performance in a pair of volleyball triangulars last week was as different as night and day. CCS Coach Jodie Schuller said her team looked among the best it has this season in Gothenburg Sept. 28, but...
  • Hershey stuns Longhorns 28-21

    Longhorns’ record falls below .500 at 2-3 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Hershey ran off 21 unanswered points in the second half to stun the Chase County Longhorns in action there Friday night. The loss drops the Longhorns’ season mark to 2...
  • Karate classes popular in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican About 50 people, from preschoolers to adults, are enjoying Karate classes in Imperial, sponsored by Cornhusker Activity Center of Brule. Two classes are currently meeting Thursdays at the old wrestling room next to th...
  • Softball team gets No. 4 seed in district tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Despite a record without a win, Chase County earned the No. 4 seed in the seven-team C-6 district softball tournament in St. Paul. Play in the double elimination tournament begins today (Thursday) for the 0-12 Lady Lo...