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  • 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...
  • Urologist earns distinction, award

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s not the first time that Dr. Richard Schmidt has earned the “Best Doctors in America” award, but it means as much to him in the 2011-2012 year as it has the other nine times he’s earned the distinction. Th...
  • Jeremiah Lueth brings home state wrestling hardware

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican It was a year of big upsets at the state wrestling tournament in Omaha. In 10 years of coverage by this reporter, this year’s tournament had the most unpredictable outcomes. Chase County was represented by Keithan...
  • Longhorns complete regular season with comeback win

    ’Horns win opening round in subdistricts By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns closed out the regular season on a strong note last Friday and advanced to the C2-11 subdistrict final tonight (Thursday) with a win Tuesday nig...
  • Wauneta this year’s site for Pheasants Forever banquet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Overall, there will be about 200 items hunting enthusiasts will have the chance to take home from Saturday’s 21st annual Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever banquet. This year, the event will headquarter in Waun...
  • Sign-up for summer ball teams to start soon

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Baseball and softball players who want to play in this summer’s Imperial leagues will be receiving forms this Friday. Those who played in last summer’s programs will be getting a 2011 registration form in their em...