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  • Dates set for city’s 125th

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s 4th of July celebration will be a bit bigger in 2010. That’s due to the inclusion of the city of Imperial’s 125th anniversary, or quasquicentennial, celebration that summer holiday weekend. Imperial w...
  • Hospital district formation to be on spring ballot

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Enough signatures were gathered on a recent petition to put the issue of forming a hospital district on the spring election ballot in Chase County. County Clerk Debbie Clark said last week that she verified 373 valid ...
  • Harlem Ambassadors adored by kids

    Members of the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team performed in front of a full Longhorn gym Saturday night. They played the Longhorn Has-Beens and put on quite a show, dunking the ball on the Has-Beens every chance they got. But their biggest admirers...
  • Defendant convicted in murder plot and drug case in Kansas

    Local police officers among witnesses called by Kansas prosecutors By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Rodolfo Enriquez, who had previously listed his address as Imperial, was convicted of conspiring to commit first degree murder and cocaine traffickin...
  • No arts council season planned

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Area Arts Council (CCAAC) will not present a season of programs this year for a number of reasons. Board member Janet Sheaffer, who has put together the schedule of programs for the past several years...
  • Murder remains unsolved

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel One year has passed since Corrie  J. Wood was found dead in her home in Grant, the apparent victim of a homicide. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been formally identified. However, the Nebraska State ...
  • Service held for Lila Prior, long-time business owner

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Imperial business community lost a long-time business owner with the Sept. 13 death of Lila Prior, 87. Prior owned and operated Prior’s and Sew Forth, a fabric and gift store, on Imperial’s main street. De...
  • Preston Smith to compete in qualifying world auctioneer contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Preston Smith of Nunn, Colo., a former Imperial resident and Chase County High School graduate, is one of 21 contestants who’ll be at the 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship second qualifying round. He’ll...
  • Bachelor’s degree classes begin at Mid-Plains

    An open house will be held Monday at Mid-Plains Community College Imperial Campus for those interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree through Bellevue University. The open house will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. at the campus at...
  • Water conservation groups meet on common interests

    The Republican River Restoration Partnership (RRRP), Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD) were involved in Colorado Agriculture Preservation Association (CAPA) hosted a meeting Sept. 14, to address the need to increase outflow for Bonny R...
  • Sen. Nelson receives Farmers Union Golden Triangle Award

    In recognition of his work on behalf of Nebraska farmers, ranchers and rural communities, Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson received a 2009 Golden Triangle Award this week from the National Farmers Union, the group’s highest legislative honor. According ...
  • Make plans now to be in Imperial next Fourth of July

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor A committee is meeting. Calls are being made. And the date is set. Imperial is gearing up for the celebration of its 125th birthday next year. A committee of local volunteers has received an okay from ...
  • AirLife Denver jet to visit Imperial Friday morning

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican One of the two new Lear 31 jets  added to Health One’s AirLife Denver medical flight program will be on display at the Imperial airport this Friday, Sept. 25, from 8 to 10 a.m. The event is open to the public an...
  • Punt, pass, kick football contest this Sunday

    Boys and girls ages eight to 15 are eligible to compete in the local punt, pass and kick football contest this Sunday in Imperial. The event starts at 1:30 p.m. at the new football field on East 9th Street. Boys and girls will compete in separate groups i...
  • This time the joke’s on him

    Alex McNair is known around town for the jokes and the tricks he plays on people, but this time the joke was on him. McNair served as the captain for the Longhorn Has-Beens, who played the Harlem Ambassadors in an exhibition game Saturday night. Several o...
  • Five matches in five days test Lady Longhorns

      By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Jodie Schuller says her varsity volleyball team could use some extra sleep after a string of five matches in five days last week, and four more contests in a four-day span this week. After a 2-3 finish in ...
  • Talbott wins Longhorns’ lone medal at McCook meet

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Junior cross country runner Tyler Talbott brought home the Longhorns’ only medal from the McCook Invite held there Thursday, Sept. 17. Talbott claimed 11th in a field that was one of the toughest the Longhorns ...
  • Cambridge hands Longhorns’ their first loss

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Coaches never take pleasure in losing. But lessons learned in defeat can foster growth in a team down the road. That’s what Coach Dan Lenners  wants his team to come away with after suffering their first loss of...
  • Imperial golfers survive singles run by Enders to hold onto Chase County Cup

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Team Imperial retained possession of the Chase County Cup for another year but Team Enders didn’t go down easily. The two teams, one representing the Imperial Country Club and the other Enders Lake Golf Course, me...
  • Bodie’s Bunch continues to grow

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chad and Amber Yaw of Imperial and their family are packing their bags in anticipation of the Step Up for Down Syndrome walk in Denver this weekend. At the same time, the pledges for “Bodie’s Bunch” continue to ...