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  • Four Longhorn wrestlers headed to state tourney

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Four Longhorn wrestlers punched their tickets to the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament by placing in the top four in the district finals held Saturday in Hershey. In what is considered the toughest class C distric...
  • Varsity girls split in final regular season games

    Lady Longhorns pull in big win over Wauneta/Palisade By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Saturday night marked the end of the regular season for the Lady Longhorn varsity basketball team, and their final two contests were played on the home Longhorn co...
  • Lady Longhorns end season in subdistrict semi-finals

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A fourth matchup between Chase County and Perkins County again went the way of the Lady Plainsmen Tuesday night. But this time, the Lady Longhorns’ loss to Perkins County was a season-ender, coming in the semi-final...
  • Longhorns to face Sutherland in regular season finale and subdistrict opener

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns will get to see plenty of the Sutherland Sailors, playing them twice over a four-day span. On Friday, the Longhorns will travel to Sutherland for the regular season finale. Then, on Monday, Feb. 22, t...
  • Gyms to be full Saturday for youth basketball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Boys and girls in grades 4-8 from Imperial and the area will fill Imperial’s three gymnasiums Saturday for a youth basketball tournament. Imperial will have multiple teams in the tournament. Other communities tentat...
  • Students challenged in school’s chili cook-off

    Students in three of the high school’s family and consumer science classes were tested on their chili- making skills in a chili cook-off the end of January. Students in the Pro Start, Life On Your Own and Foods II classes competed in kitchen groups with...
  • Commitment to marriage key to success for Wagners

    Valentines for 60 years By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Art and Eleanor Wagner have been married 60 years as of this past Friday. A commitment to their wedding vows, a realization that marriage is for a lifetime, is the key to their successful un...
  • Faith above all

    Six Nebraska Husker football players came to Imperial Saturday as part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Husker Tour 2010. The players, Rex Burkhead, Roy Helu, Jr., Marcel Jones, Eric Haag, Nick Failla and Imperial’s own Mathew May, shared w...
  • Agenda items tabled as discussion centers on school board members as employees

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools board of education tabled the election of officers and appointment of committee members Monday night due to a question on the legality of hiring a school board member as classified staff. The ...
  • More file as incumbent deadline arrives next Tuesday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Five more incumbents filed the past week for elective office, as the incumbent filing deadline arrives on Tuesday, Feb. 16. New filings came in for county commissioner, the Imperial city council, Chase County Schools ...
  • Bids opened Feb. 9 on Champion Dam project

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three bids were received by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) for the Champion Mill Dam Rehabilitation and Sediment Removal project. The bids were opened in Lincoln Tuesday. Low bid was BSB Construction of...
  • Sen. Christensen to address water issues at info meeting Monday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With the possibility that some irrigators in the Republican River Basin could be shut down in water-short years, water issues are generating lots of interest. In addition, a number of water bills have been introduce...
  • Hospital’s New Year’s Baby comes a bit later in 2010

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s been six years since the first baby of the New Year at Chase County Community Hospital hasn’t come in January. The nursing staff at the hospital does not keep yearly records on each New Year Baby’s birth da...
  • Jantz obtains nursing degree

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one of a series of stories concerning students utilizing the Imperial campus of Mid-Plains Community College to obtain a degree and further their education.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican An Imperial native realized her ...
  • Exercise your health and heart

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican About 100 persons attending the annual Heart Healthy Luncheon in Imperial last Thursday learned about heart health as they ate, exercised and listened. Sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital, Chase County Hos...
  • Hospital Foundation, donor provide new pediatric crash cart funding

    A new emergency crash cart designed specifically for infants and young children was recently purchased and is ready for use at Chase County Community Hospital. The pediatric crash cart system supplies hospital emergency room staff with information and equ...
  • Community raises additional $3,567 for Rotary ShelterBoxes in Haiti

    Rotary President David Kahle was touched by the overwhelming positive response from the community when going to businesses to see if others were interested in supporting the Rotary ShelterBox program to send needed shelter to Haiti. The local Rotary club ...
  • Kansas spends $17 million meant for water lawsuit

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)­—Kansas lawmakers accidentally spent $17 million set aside to finance litigation aimed at forcing Colorado and Nebraska to abide by water compacts, state officials said last week. The embarrassing miscue committed in 2007 set off alar...
  • Huskers share about their relationships with Christ

    Sharing about one’s own faith doesn’t come naturally for most but six members of the Nebraska Husker football team felt right at home here Saturday sharing about their relationship with Christ during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Husker Tour...
  • More on politics, the Tea Party and change

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Several weeks ago, I went on a diatribe about the state of our federal government, calling it dysfunctional and divided. My opinion on that certainly hasn’t changed. In fact, it’s only become more...