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  • Small numbers hurt SPVA tourney finish for wrestlers

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Only having seven wrestlers participate in the SPVA tournament lost any chance of Chase County placing near the top of the field. All seven who wrestled had at least 50-50 records for the day, but open weights hurt th...
  • Four qualify for state high school bowling tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Following a high school district bowling tournament in Grand Island, four students at Chase County Schools are headed to Lincoln this weekend for the state high school bowling tournament. The four qualifiers—Kacia S...
  • Wrestlers travel to Hershey for Districts

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Chase County wrestling team will be traveling to the district tournament in Hershey on Friday and Saturday. Wrestling begins at 2 p.m. MT on Friday. Saturday morning wrestling resumes at 8:30 a.m. MT with the sem...
  • Imperial soccer sign-up deadline arrives Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youths in Imperial wanting to take part in the city’s spring soccer league need to be registered by this Friday, Feb. 12. Registration forms were sent home in January with K-6 students at Chase County Schools. Addit...
  • Jeremiah Lueth comes home from Southwest Invitational with outstanding wrestler award

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Five Longhorn wrestlers traveled to the Southwest Invitational on Saturday. Jeremiah Lueth brought home a championship and also the outstanding wrestler award. Lueth pinned his way to the championship, having only...
  • Longhorns can’t sustain second half lead against St. Pat’s Irish

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For nearly three quarters, the Chase County Longhorns held the lead over the North Platte St. Pat’s Irish Friday night. But a 9-0 St. Pat’s run in the final 45 seconds of the third and the first 15 seconds of ...
  • Driver to be sentenced in fatal accident in 2009

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel After entering a “no contest” plea in Perkins County Court on Jan. 27, Benjamin J. Pelster, 33, of rural Elsie was found guilty of motor vehicle homicide by Judge Edward D. Steenburg. Pelster was ordered by Steenb...
  • Show choirs grace CCS stage at annual festival

    Twenty show choirs were in Imperial Monday, competing in the Nebraska Choral Directors Association (NCDA) show choir festival in the Chase County Schools auditorium. Among the groups performing were the high school’s 9th St. Singers, above, and Chase ...
  • Valentine’s Day celebrations on a budget

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican While January may have seemed a month of economic blues, as well as winter blahs, we’re now entering February, the month of red and roses. We need to warm up. But, the economy isn’t cooperating, and many people ...
  • ‘Let me hear you, Longhorn fans’

    Saturday featured one of the biggest youth mini cheerleading camps in recent years at Chase County Schools, with 83 youngsters registered. Cheer Sponsor Lorain Vires said the youths learned a dance, some cheers, other fun cheer sing-a-longs and enjoyed a ...
  • Flurry of election filings come in as deadlines near

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s less than two weeks until the deadline for incumbent office-holders to file, the reason why the Chase County Clerk’s Office had a flurry of filings the past week. With the exception of one individual, incumbe...
  • Hospital foundation planning event

    As a way to say thanks to their donors, the Chase County Hospital Foundation will hold a dessert theater Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Chase County School. The event will begin with a dessert social at 6:30 p.m. followed by recognition of foundation support ...
  • Republican River group won’t take position on LB 1057 water task force

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With a pair of 3-3 votes, members of the Republican River Management Districts Association (RRMDA) opted not to take any position on LB 1057, which would create a task force to look at water issues in the Republican...
  • Fire Tuesday burns baler

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Firefighters from Imperial were called to a fire about 15 miles southwest of Imperial Tuesday about 4:45 p.m., where a baler had caught on fire. The baler was being operated by Tab Wood on Ron Johnson’s ground, wher...
  • Imperial again site for Show Choir Festival next week

    As it has been for a number of years, Chase County Schools in Imperial will host this year’s Nebraska Choir Directors Association’s Show Choir Festival in the western part of the state. The festival will be held Monday, Feb. 8, in the school auditoriu...
  • Jordan files as candidate for Chase County Sheriff

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Randy Jordan has officially thrown his hat into the ring, running against former boss Tim Sutherland for his position as Chase County Sheriff. Jordan, 25, traveled from Fairfield, where he currently serves as a Clay County ...
  • February’s Heart Healthy Luncheon this Thursday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Our hearts aren’t shaped exactly like the hearts given at Valentine’s Day and those taped to windows and presents. But it is time to think about how to preserve healthy hearts, and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. ...
  • Howard Buffet comes to learn about biomass

    Howard Buffet, bottom left, the son of legendary investor Warren Buffet, came to Imperial last week to learn more about biomass and the corn stover collection and storage project undertaken by the Imperial Young Farmers & Ranchers. Buffet farms in bot...
  • MarketPlace early bird registration deadline nears

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The early bird registration for the fourth annual Nebraska MarketPlace ends Feb. 10. The event is scheduled for Feb. 23-34 at the Ramada Convention Center in Kearney. MarketPlace attendees will participate in teach-in...
  • Line-up announced for 22nd annual Governor’s Ag Conference

    This week, Gov. Dave Heineman announced the schedule and featured speakers for the 2010 Governor’s Ag Conference, being held March 3-4 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. The theme for the 22nd annual conference is “Nebraska Agriculture:...