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  • Kudos to all who put names on line for election By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIt was a General Election without a vote for U.S. President, but Tuesday’s voting still included some interesting twists and turns due to several local races. Imperial will have a new mayor. Dwight Cole...
  • Last major pour on East 12th completed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The last major piece of concrete was poured this week on East 12th Street, putting the end of the project in sight. About mid-morning Tuesday, the crew with Concrete Products, Inc., of North Platte  started laying th...
  • Longhorns bounced from football playoffs

    Five turnovers too much to overcome By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns’ football playoffs run proved to be short lived for another year. The Ravenna Blue Jays ousted the ’Horns there in the opening round last Thursday,  40-20. ...
  • Softball coaches deal out awards for 2010 season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Players, coaches and families gathered Monday night to celebrate a Chase County high school softball season that, despite being winless,  was one filled with good memories. Head Coach Denise Smith said it was evident...
  • Volleyball teams sweep McCook in final home matches

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In their final home appearance, also the final regular season action, Chase County swept all three teams from McCook last week. It was one of the teams’ few home appearances this season, one of only four. But, all ...
  • Volleyball season ends in tough round at subdistricts

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was another tough five-game match for the Lady Longhorn volleyball team Monday night, one that took them to a 16-14 fifth game score. And while the Lady Longhorns played some good volleyball with an evenly match op...
  • Pheasant hunters have good success opening weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Weather, an advanced corn harvest and pheasant numbers were all on the hunter’s side for opening pheasant season last weekend in Nebraska. The only ones who may not have been as pleased were the hunting dogs, as the...
  • Injuries minor in rollover accident

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Seatbelts were in use when a vehicle left the road and rolled 10 miles south of Imperial on Ave. 331, the junk yard road, on Saturday. All three persons in the vehicle escaped serious injury. The accident occurred jus...
  • Three seeking District 6 seat on Nebraska Beef Council

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Beef Council (NBC) will hold election in four districts from Nov. 1-15, 2010. Elections will be held in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8. District 6 includes much of southwest Nebraska. Counties in the NBC’s ...
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  • Number of races to be decided in next Tuesday’s election

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican A number of contested races in this year’s General Election next Tuesday should increase the amount of interest and turnout. Voting in Nov. 2 election will begin at 7 a.m. MT at five different sites in Chase Coun...
  • Imperial family knows ‘Heaven is for Real’

    Book tells story of 4-year-old’s near-death experienceBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican When the Burpo family of Imperial was going through son Colton’s burst appendix and near death in 2003, little did they know seven years later the positives ...
  • Forum held for 44th District candidates

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial and former senator Tom Baker of Trenton fielded questions during a 44th District candidate forum held in Grant last Wednesday. Less than 20 people attended the event, which was ...
  • Two-vehicle accident sends Enders man to hospital

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Don Lovenburg continues to recover at a Kearney hospital from injuries he sustained in a mid-afternoon accident Saturday between Imperial and Enders. After initial treatment at Chase County Community Hospital after ...
  • Brian Carman leaves FD after 25 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “It’s the best decision I ever made. I have no regrets.” That’s what Brian Carman said of his 25 years on the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD). Carman retired almost 25 years to the day, on Oct. 18. ...
  • FFA chapter earns recognition at nationals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools FFA chapter received a Two Star Chapter rating at the national FFA convention in Indianapolis last week. In addition, two former chapter members received their American Degree. Only the top 10...
  • Nebraska releases State of the Schools Report

    CCS assesses results By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance was released last week. Education Commissioner Roger Breed said the report provides more information and data about the state’s publ...
  • 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...