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  • Speaker in Holyoke to benefit pregnancy resource center

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Rebecca Kiessling hopes to put a face, a voice and a story to the issue of society’s acceptance of abortion, especially in those cases of rape. Kiessling, herself conceived after a brutal rape at knife point of her ...
  • A git ’r done attitude

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherAs I prepared the story about the progess experienced in Imperial and Chase County for this year’s progress edition, I couldn’t help but think about Larry the Cable Guy’s catch-phrase—Git ’r ...
  • Commissioners approve four-year salary increases for county officials

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Using guidelines suggested by the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO), the Chase County commissioners approved salaries for all county elected officials for 2011 through 2014. With the exception of the she...
  • Girls drop holiday tourney opener to Perkins County

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Marc Mroczek said his girls’ team played well the first quarter in Monday’s holiday tournament opener, but then struggled with Perkins County’s defensive pressure. Chase County had an early lead in the g...
  • Plainsmen get by Longhorns in opening round of holiday tourney

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Longhorn boys’ coach Carl Zuege felt his squad let another win get away from them Monday night in the opening round of the Perkins County holiday tournament. The Longhorns returned from the Christmas break to face...
  • Girls finish third, boys fourth in holiday tourney

    Chase County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams competed in the consolation games of the Perkins County Holiday Tournament on Tuesday after the two teams lost their openers Monday. The Longhorn boys opened the day’s tournament action on Tuesday w...
  • 10 years of AP’s top story of the year

    (AP)—The top news story of the year for the last 10 years, as selected annually by the state’s newspapers and broadcasters: 2008—SAFE-HAVEN LAW: Nebraska lawmakers pass safe-haven law with no age limit, resulting in abandonment of scores of older ki...
  • State’s budget problems the top AP story of the year

    OMAHA (AP)—The state government’s financial problems caused by the state’s economic headaches were voted the top state stories in 2009 by members of The Associated Press. Finishing first in the survey was how Gov. Dave Heineman and the Legislature h...
  • Square dance group benefits pantry

    The Chase County Stompers of Imperial brought donations for the food pantry instead of the traditional gift exchange at their Christmas Dance. The club meets once a month at the fairgrounds for an evening of square dancing and round dancing. Square dancin...
  • Chase County native to compete for love on upcoming season of ‘The Bachelor’

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Local fans of reality TV, as well as many other curious viewers, will be able to follow a familiar face during the 14th season of the hit television show “The Bachelor.” Elizabeth Kitt, known by southwest Nebraskans as ...
  • Christmas lighting winners brighten community

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican First and second place winners in the annual Imperial Christmas lighting contest have been announced. The Imperial Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual contest, selecting a first and second place in these categorie...
  • More than 50 get H1N1 vaccine at local school before break

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Between 50 and 60 students and staff spent part of their last day at school before the holiday break, getting an H1N1 flu shot. Staff with the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and School Nurse Angie Paisley...
  • IVFD elects new officers for year of service

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Bryan Dannatt was elected for a third year to head the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) as its chief. Dannatt was among a slate of 10 officers elected by the firefighters at their monthly business meeting Nov...
  • Chase County remains in C2-10 district

    Chase County will remain in the C2-10 district for football competition during the next two seasons. The Nebraska School Activities Association announced the district assignments for all classes the past week. The same five schools will be in the C2-10 di...
  • Weather impacts Red Cross blood donations

    Severe winter weather in the Midwest has impacted the steady flow of blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. Because donors are not able to safely travel to their donation appointments, area blood drives have been cancelled. Eighteen...
  • Teams battle in school’s annual trenchball tourney

    The pre-holiday trenchball tourney at Chase County Schools followed tradition Friday, continuing as a cut-throat contest on the final school day before the Christmas break. At right, senior Tyler Roenfeldt fires the ball at a fellow student as his team to...
  • Longhorns split to go into break at 2-4

    Coach Zuege sees a big improvement in defense By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While the Longhorns may have dropped a 43-25 loss to the Yuma Indians, Coach Carl Zuege said his team played some of their best defense of the year. After their loss t...
  • Lady Longhorns even record with pair of wins

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A pair of wins on the road last weekend lifted the Lady Longhorn record to 3-3 as they prepare for a new holiday tournament on the schedule for Monday and Tuesday. The Lady Longhorns won a lopsided victory at Garden C...
  • Lueth brings home second championship in a row

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican In a very tough class B wrest­ling tournament, Chase County emerged in 10th place out of 11 teams but brought home a championship in the 140 lb. weight class. Jeremiah Lueth extended his perfect season to 6-0 after ...
  • English language offers interesting sidebars

    By Lori Pankonin While at a family wedding recently, I learned that one of my cousins has studied nine languages. Whoa! How can one mind handle that? That doesn’t mean he’s fluent in nine languages but still. It was also interesting that his son did...