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  • Early ball team signup deadline this Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The early, and cheapest, registration deadline for youths playing in the Imperial baseball and softball leagues this summer arrives Friday, March 4. Forms in by this Friday will have the least expensive fee at $15 for...
  • CCS sophomore has great experience in Washington, D.C.

    Holmes’ trip started with CCS science fairBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Five days in Washington D.C. recently gave CCS sophomore Mason Holmes something for his scrapbook.     Holmes was one of only a handful of Nebraska high school students s...
  • Something to ponder on during the off-season

    Russ PankoninA commentary on sports As a basketball official, I get to see people at both their best AND at their worst. Whether it’s a fan or parent in the crowd, a coach on the sideline or a player on the floor, their actions are often dictated by wh...
  • Longhorns’ season comes to an end in subdistrict final

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Call it the “tale of two halves.” The Chase County Longhorns came out red hot in the subdistrict final against the North Platte St. Pat’s Irish last Thursday. They knocked down four treys in the first quart...
  • Lady Longhorns wrap up 2010-11 season

    Season stats reviewed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s girls’ basketball season record may not have ended up where the team and coaches envisioned, but Head Coach Nancy Sorensen credits the girls for several positives. First and f...
  • Pheasants Forever banquet draws hunters to Wauneta

    More than 170 attended last Saturday’s annual Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever banquet held in Wauneta. Committee member Joe Weiss said 167 people were served dinner, not counting the committee members. It was a night full of chances to go home w...
  • Area girls’ teams few at state basketball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This week’s Girls’ State Basketball tournament in Lincoln includes few area teams. Following district final games last week, only three area teams emerged as state-qualifying teams. Teams from this part of the sta...
  • Tickets on sale for DU banquet

    The annual Ducks Unlimited banquet is scheduled for March 12 in the old Imperial Grade School gym, attached to the City of Imperial offices. Tickets are now on sale for the event, which will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. MT. Organizer Kelen Fortkamp ...
  • Imperial native raising scholarship funds through skate park

    Former Imperial resident Mike Smith, now of Lincoln, is camping out under a bridge to raise money for scholarships for youth. Smith and others, in association with BAY198 Skatepark, will be sleeping under a bridge in Lincoln until $10,000 is raised. The m...
  • 9th St. Singers rank second at Grand Island Invite

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s 9th St. Singers were among the 22 groups performing at the Islander Invitational Saturday, a show choir event hosted by Grand Island Senior High. In the B/C division in which they competed with six ot...
  • It was ‘A Grand Night for Singing’

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican During the last two years, more than $100,000 has been contributed to the Chase County Hospital Foundation to support healthcare activities in Chase County. That’s an accomplishment people can be proud of,  sa...
  • NRD goes on the road with Q&A meetings on land purchase

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Judging by the light attendance at last week’s question-and-answer meetings on the land purchase by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD), one would believe most people favor it. The NRD held ...
  • Burn permits on hold until more moisture comes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While the area received some moisture over the weekend, Imperial Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt remains cautious about issuing any burn permits right now. Back-to-back calls last week to rural areas of Chase and Dundy Count...
  • Youths, sponsors have dates in August circled for Spain’s World Youth Day

    Planning, fundraising picks up, as trip less that six months away By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A group of youths and sponsors have been planning and fundraising for nearly two years, in anticipation of World Youth Day (WYD) this August in Madri...
  • More problems at the local pool

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Just after it seemed that all of the problems at the Imperial city pool had been resolved, a new one popped up. Last week city employees found that pipes in the boys’ locker room had frozen, causing some major damag...
  • Local store featured in national magazine

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The owner of M&M’s Natural JAZ of Imperial, Marcy Nesbitt, is happy with, and proud of, an article featuring her store in the February edition of Natural Foods Merchandiser. Out of the blue someone from the ma...
  • Steel goes up on new 21st Century addition

    Work on the new 20,000 square foot addition at 21st Century Equipment on Imperial’s Miracle Mile took on a different look last week when the C & S Construction crew began setting the steel. Store Manager Larry Talbott said the steel began going up l...
  • Delores Francis turning over Director of Nursing reins

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the past 10 years, Delores Francis has been in charge of the nurses and aides at Chase County Community Hospital. That will change on March 1, as she hands over the Director of Nursing position to Annette Kasselma...
  • Saturday show proves talent there for musical

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Anyone who enjoys music missed a great show Saturday night, put on by the Chase County Hospital Foundation. Many of us who have been here awhile know that our area abounds with musical talent. It was ag...
  • Imperial native involved in rescue of West Point Cadets

    The NYPD pulled off a daring mountaintop rescue last weekend in upstate New York. A team of NYPD helicopter officers including Imperial native Steve Browning, braved dark skies, turbulent winds and sub-freezing temperatures to rescue two West Point cadets...