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  • Lady Longhorns enter district tourney with No. 6 seed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s hopes of extending their softball season will depend on how well they do with Softball 101 basics. That’s the view of Head Coach Denise Smith, who feels her 4-24 Lady Longhorns are capable of advanc...
  • Longhorns get district win over Gordon-Rushville

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns chalked up their first C1-8 district win Friday night, defeating Gordon-Rushville here at home, 30-18. The visiting Mustangs kept the Longhorns off balance much of the night and pulled ...
  • Chase County falls to Gothenburg for second loss; three more wins recorded

    Coach: team moves on, learns from loss By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Suffering just their second loss of the season to Gothenburg last week, Coach Jodie Schuller said the team will move forward. It was Chase County’s first loss since the seaso...
  • Youths gain experience at trap shoot

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Rod Fuller can’t remember if Saturday’s Free Youth Trap Shoot was the 12th or 13th sponsored by Plainsman Trap Club and Rod Fuller Collectible Firearms, but he said it drew the highest number of shooters. There w...
  • Hunter ed. classes Oct. 18-19 in Imperial

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youths or young adults needing a certified firearm hunter education class in Nebraska can get the training in Imperial next weekend. Local instructors Doug Mitchell and Duke Jaeger will conduct the Nebraska Game &...
  • Pumpkin Run early registration nears

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The crispness in the fall air will again draw runners to the 8th annual Pumpkin Run next Saturday, Oct. 18, at Cox’s Ponds and Pumpkin Patch, west of Champion. Those wanting to get in on the less expensive early reg...
  • Students gain valuable training at FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop

    Five students from Chase County Schools recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Fall Leadership Workshop. The annual event was held Sept. 8 at Mid-Plains Community College South Campus and featured over 170...
  • Lance Wurst featured at Holyoke Art Center

    Holyoke’s Prairie Winds Art Center is featuring artist Lance Wurst of Grant during the month of October. Wurst has been an art educator his entire career and has taught in Perkins County since 1991. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in art education endorsem...
  • Villarreal creates official licensed prints honoring Yankee Derek Jeter

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican With famed Yankee Derek Jeter retiring this season, the Yankees organization commissioned one man to create the official licensed prints honoring Jeter. That man—Armando Villarreal of Imperial. When the Yanke...
  • Commissioners plan to keep right-of-way clear

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Farmers hitting the fields to drill wheat need to keep a close eye on the line between their ground and Chase County’s right-of-way. While Commissioner Don Weiss, Jr. estimates 80 percent of the county’s farmers mai...
  • Nebraska voters can begin casting their votes Monday

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Voters in Chase County and throughout Nebraska can begin casting their votes Monday, Oct. 6 for the Nov. 4 General Election. Secretary of State John Gale says county election officials began mailing ballots to e...
  • Three hundred rally for kids at Imperial Color Run

    Imperial color run sets new attendance record By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Color Me Courageous 5K run/walk in Imperial Saturday set a new attendance record for the group’s summer-long tour. Nebraska Kids TRUTH Campaign held four color ...
  • Beware of scam phone calls

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Two separate scam telephone schemes are being worked in the Imperial area. City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said the first scam involves someone posing as representing Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), sayi...
  • It’s Homecoming week at CCS

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  • ‘Institution’ retires from Adams Bank

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Some call her an institution. Some say she is now serving a fourth generation of family members. Carma Sazama retired from Adams Bank & Trust on Sept. 30 after serving 35 years as head teller. She almost turn...
  • New teacher enjoys parents in classroom

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Stephanie Malcolm, who teaches fifth grade language arts and math at Chase County Schools, hosted more than 10 parents and family members in her classroom Sept. 19 for “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” They and the s...
  • Cinema scene

    “Dolphin Tale 2” (PG)—It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic ...
  • ‘See You at the Pole’ held at CCS

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Between 50 and 60 people gathered around the flag pole at Chase County Schools Sept. 24 for “See You at the Pole,” a nationwide event centering on prayer. This year’s theme was “Never Stop Praying, Especial...
  • Another plus from small town life

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor The latest Rural Nebraska Poll has good news for those of us living in the small towns on which the poll concentrates. This poll’s topic this time was people’s concern about crime. Basically, the po...
  • Sign welcomes visitors to Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican With a few more finishing touches, a sign erected by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce is just about complete. The “welcome” sign is located about one-half mile east of Imperial on Highway 6-61. Connie Dart, hea...