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  • Longhorns taking two wrestlers to state

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican After two days of tough wrestling, the Chase County wrestlers qualified two members for the state tournament in Omaha. Keithan Cochran and Jeremiah Lueth both advanced to the finals of the district tournament last ...
  • Stars can tell us much

    By Vernon Whetstone, BenkelmanAmateur Astronomerthestargeezer@gmail.com I don’t necessarily hold with the idea of astrology. The notion that the location of the sun, planets and the stars can mean anything as far as having an effect on our lives is a l...
  • Champion restaurant merits motorcycle group’s honor

    Each year, the Frenchman Valley Riders Chapter W organization recognizes one restaurant as the group’s favorite place to eat. This year, The Country House in Champion merited the award. The chapter then held its annual anniversary dinner there Feb. 5. R...
  • NRD board feels land purchase a win-win situation

    More details outlined during Feb. 1 meeting ■ Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles that will examine details of the purchase of 4,000 acres to be used for a stream augmentation project by the Upper Republican Natural Resources Dis...
  • Kids’ b-ball teams converge on Imperial

    A total of 21 youth basketball teams from Imperial, Holyoke, Benkelman, Ogallala and Grant competed in tournaments held here Saturday. There were divisions for 4th/5th grade boys and girls, along with 6th grade boys and girls. Teams from Benkelman won all...
  • Christensen seeking accountability from HHS

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial makes no bones about how he feels about one of state government’s largest agencies—Health and Human Services (HHS). On Monday, the Legislature passed a resolution on a 43-0 ...
  • ‘So, how much longer ‘til spring?’

    The first day of spring is five and a half weeks away, and Imperial residents are certainly counting the days, especially after another blast of winter this week. Five inches of snow fell overnight Monday and into Tuesday, causing another late start at ...
  • Chase County’s show choirs rated ‘gold’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Both Chase County’s 9th St. Singers and its junior high show choir earned gold trophies at Monday’s Show Choir Festival in Imperial. They were among 14 show choirs performing in the western site festival hosted ...
  • Hip, hip hooray for reading!

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “We like reading, yes we do. We like reading, how ‘bout  you?” That was one of the cheers reverberating in the Chase County Schools Longhorn Gym last Friday, as students and teachers  held a reading pep rally....
  • Dessert theatre scheduled

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Hospital Foundation is hoping to entertain 175 people at its second annual Dessert Theatre Feb. 19. Delicacies and 10 entertainers have been lined up for the event. Foundation Director Randy Vlasin sa...
  • Actor, Director, Entrepreneur Alan Ovson to keynote 2011 MarketPlace

    Early bird registration ends Feb. 11 Alan Ovson (pronounced Ohv-son), founder of Ovson Communications in San Francisco, Calif., will keynote the fifth annual MarketPlace Conference, Feb. 22-23 in Kearney. The 2011 MarketPlace Conference will give farmers...
  • Modern modes of communication create positives, negatives

    Communication means continue to change dramatically as the years go by. I recall when one of my best friends went to Brazil as a Rotary exchange student our senior year in high school. It took eight days for a letter to go one way. So even if we responde...
  • Kudos to Sen. Johanns for work repealing 1099 mandate

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor After months of work, Nebraska’s U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns can celebrate victory in his efforts to repeal the burdensome 1099 requirement that had been buried in the healthcare law. Section 9006 of the f...
  • Four Imperial shooters are on to regional free throw contest

    Out of the 10 youths competing at Sunday’s district contest in Imperial, four from Imperial advanced on to the regional Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest Feb. 27 in McCook. Imperial qualifiers and their shooting marks included, above from ...
  • Three high school bowlers qualify for state tournament

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three high school students at Chase County Schools will be in Lincoln Saturday for the Nebraska High School Bowling Federation state tournament. Tapainga Kahle and Abby Polly from Chase County’s girls’ team and ...
  • Chase County will be hosting girls, boys D2 basketball tourneys

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While Chase County’s teams are off playing subdistrict basketball in McCook starting next week, Chase County Schools will be hosting subdistrict tournaments in Imperial for Class D2-10. Activities Director Marc Mroc...
  • Beverly competes in National Cross Country Championships

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial resident Jonathan Beverly qualified for and competed in the San Diego 2011 USA Cross Country Championships last Saturday, placing 79th overall in the masters’ class. He was in a field of 148 men in the mast...
  • District wrestling arrives

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase County will be short one of its state hopefuls from the wrestling team as Drew Curtis will be unable to compete at the district meet this week. Curtis is suffering from a bone fragment in his Knee and has been u...
  • Longhorn wrestlers have two SPVA champions

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Although it was tough to find any rhythm with all the waiting, Chase County was able to bring back two championships from the SPVA wrestling tournament on Feb. 3. Jeremiah Lueth and Nathan Hinojosa both went undefeate...
  • Regular season’s games come to end this weekend for girls

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The regular season will come to an end for the Chase County varsity girls with back-to-back basketball games Friday and Saturday. Then, the Lady Longhorns will have just a two-day break before entering the C2-11 subdi...