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  • Wrestling opener just two weeks away

    It’s a short jump from the conclusion of high school fall sports to the start of the winter season, as members of the Longhorn wrestling team are discovering. First official practices could not start until Monday this week, just a short two and a half w...
  • Area teams fare poorly at state volleyball

    Southwest has best finish at fourth place By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Volleyball teams from the western part of Nebraska didn’t fare too well at the state volleyball tournament in Grand Island last week. Southwest, an area team on Chase Count...
  • Students recognized for patriotic essays

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Six students at Chase County Schools were recognized Sunday as local winners of the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests, sponsored by the Imperial VFW and auxiliary. They joined an estimated 25 veter...
  • Acreage retirement discussion focus of NRD board meeting

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Developing plans for retiring irrigated acres in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) drew much of the board’s focus during their regular meeting, Nov. 2 in Imperial. Following up discussion fr...
  • As major holidays roll around, out come flags

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Come Veterans Day this Thursday, Imperial residents and those passing through will notice a main street lined with U.S. flags. Weather permitting, that’s the way it is each major holiday and special event here, th...
  • Harvest of big corn crop nearly complete

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Assuming the weather holds out for the rest of the week, most of this year’s corn crop will be in the bin. Local elevator operators said they expect the bulk of the harvest to be complete by week’s end. Howev...
  • City office moving to 7:30 to 4:30 hours

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Starting Dec. 1, the Imperial city office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Currently open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the change was brought up at Monday’s city council meeting and approved on a 4-0 council vote....
  • Sheriff-elect looking forward to new job

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Sheriff-elect Kevin Mueller is looking forward to getting started. Winning the sheriff’s office in last week’s General Election, Mueller was in Imperial last Thursday picking up campaign signs, meet...
  • 21st Century Equipment breaks ground on $1.3 expansion project

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The facility at 21st Century Equipment will take on a whole new look with the start of 20,000-plus square-foot expansion project. Owen Palm, 21st Century’s general manager and CEO, and Store Manager Larry Talbo...
  • UPDATE! Todd Burpo, son Colton appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’

    Todd and Colton Burpo's interview on Fox & Friends is available on the Fox News website at this location: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4419313/after-the-show-show-out-of-body-experience See also the Imperial Republican story from Oct. 28, 2010: htt...
  • Imperial’s Shop at Home promotion to be launched

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A new “shop at home” promotion will become evident in Imperial soon, as yard signs pop up around town, and posters featuring “a hands-on effort” appear in store windows. The new signs, according to City of Imp...
  • Ordinary people are extraordinary heroes

    By Jana Pribbeno, The Imperial Republican Ad Representative Over the past couple of weeks it has been a pleasure working with our local veterans collecting their photos and information to be used in our two page layout in this week’s edition of the pap...
  • Is a Kung Zhu pet worth buying?

    Birthday time is approaching for our grandson. What does a seven-year-old boy desire these days? I’m so certain that he would jump with delight at a contribution to his college fund. Or maybe not. I think back a year when his mom mentioned that they wer...
  • Community foundation—‘You’ve come a long ways’

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherWhen I think about the Imperial Community Foundation Fund, it reminds me of the Bible teaching that refers to faith and the mustard seed—that even with faith as small as a mustard seed, nothing is im...
  • Youths, mentors hunt together

    The Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever Chapter hosted its annual youth mentor hunt Oct. 23, the Saturday before the opening of Nebraska’s statewide pheasant season. The 11 youths were paired with one of 11 mentors and hunted together at the Don Wei...
  • Area volleyball teams make cut for state

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Five area high school volleyball teams, two of which were on Chase County’s 2010 schedule, have qualified for the state tournament this week. First round games today (Thursday) will be played in Grand Island and Has...
  • Three chosen as football captains

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Seniors Daniel Regier, Tanner Stromberger and Misael Garcia earned the distinct honor of being selected as the honorary captains by their teammates of the 2010 Longhorn football team. Coach Dan Lenners said the tri...
  • Eleven out for junior high wrestling season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Eleven seventh and eighth graders are out for the 2010 junior high wrestling team, which opened action last Friday. Coach Matt Vlasin and Asst. Rob Lueth are working with the team, which has six tournaments on this ye...
  • Young volleyball team will be back in 2011

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County did not have a senior on its varsity volleyball starting line-up this season. That bodes well for 2011, when all of them are expected back, said CCS Coach Jodie Schuller this week. Looking back on the ye...
  • Firearm deer season opens Nov. 13

    Thousands of permits still are available for the November firearm deer hunting season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The November firearm season opens this Saturday, concluding on Nov. 21. The following November firearm permits we...