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  • Plans still not finalized for Champion Lake project

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The administrator of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Parks Division said Friday that NGPC is still waiting for the final plans that would repair gates and refill Champion Lake. Jim Fuller said a draft of the pl...
  • City gets chance to show off its best

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor The rainy day on Tuesday didn’t affect the number of pluses that Imperial has, as judges from the Nebraska Community Improvement Program (NCIP) spent a couple of hours here. For the third year, the ci...
  • Wedding creates connections from around the world

    It was a great weekend with a mix of Canuks, Auzzies and Yanks. And although we came together from different countries, we all spoke the same language and shared a common interest in the same bride and groom. My uncle went to the land down under many dec...
  • Chamber’s Popcorn Day set for Friday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The town will be popping, so to speak, this Friday when the Imperial Chamber of Commerce holds “Popcorn Day.” More than 24 Chamber businesses will be participating in the event and will offer popcorn to their c...
  • Longhorns brave weather for 40-0 win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Ninety minutes before game time Friday night, Mother Nature gave no indication whatsoever of what was to follow. When the Longhorns kicked off to start the game against district foe Bridgeport, falling rain turned ...
  • Lady Longhorns drop three matches; SPVA starts Thursday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County needs to find its rhythm and play more in sync. That’s the word from Lady Longhorn Coach Jodie Schuller this week after seeing her varsity team drop three matches last week. Granted, the teams they fell...
  • Alumni cheerleaders to perform at half this Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A performance by a group of alumni Chase County High School cheerleaders was snowed out last week during the Longhorn homecoming football game. But, a rescheduled performance is set for this Friday night, Oct. 16, at ...
  • Lady Longhorns gain third seed in SPVA volleyball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County enters this week’s SPVA conference volleyball tournament as the No. 3 seed, behind North Platte St. Pat’s and Perkins County. The Lady Longhorns will face No. 6 seed Sutherland in first round play ton...
  • Longhorn boys win SPVA, Perkins Co. titles

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Last Thursday’s winning effort by the boys’ cross country team at Grant counted as a two-fer with the team bringing home both the SPVA and Perkins County (PC) invite titles. This marked the second year in a row...
  • Wooly Bully gets into pep rally fun

    Wooly Bully had fun with students at last Friday afternoon’s Chase County Schools homecoming pep rally in the Longhorn gym. Above, Wooly Bully helped the elementary grades yell the “We got spirit, how ‘bout you?” chant, as they went back and for...
  • Nebraska deer-vehicle collisions increase over past five years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican According to State Farm Insurance claims data, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in Nebraska is up 54 percent from five years ago. That compares with an 18.3 percent increase over the entire United States. Using i...
  • Those annoying fruit flies

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As I sat at my computer at The Imperial Republican, fruit flies broke my concentration. They buzzed me, dive bombing my keyboard. I slapped at them. Fruit flies were the main topic of conversation at our staff meeting...
  • McNairs celebrate 50th with tailgate party

    The McNair Agency celebrated 50 years of serving Imperial and Chase County with a tailgate party before Friday’s football game. It wouldn’t be a tailgate without being outside so the event was held outside the sports complex, despite the dropping temp...
  • Firefighters volunteer time to teach students

    Last Friday, members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department were the teachers at Chase County Schools, as they presented fire prevention education to students in the three kindergarten classes that morning. Above, firefighters Duane Todd and Dirk Hil...
  • Chase County band marches at Sidney

    Forty-one grade 7-12 members of the Chase County School marching band were in Sidney Oct. 3 for the annual Oktoberfest Parade. Nineteen bands participated in the event, and Chase County competed in Class C. First in their division went to Kimball, while...
  • No craft fair in Imperial this year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the annual craft fair this year, usually held the first Saturday in November. “There’s just no interest,” Sue Moore of the Chamber said. “Last year there ...
  • Wauneta native, Craig Kitt, returning to southwest Nebraska for benefit concert

    By Gene O. MorrisExecutive DirectorFox Theatre-McCook “Sounds of Thanksgiving” will resonate through the historic Fox Theatre in McCook when an accomplished pianist from East Hampton, N.Y. returns to his southwest Nebraska roots to present a celebrati...
  • Vaccines run out at Saturday flu shot clinics

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Both flu shot clinics at the fairgrounds and one for children at Chase County Clinic ran out of vaccines Saturday, as area residents lined up for protection against the seasonal flu. Lori Mendenhall, lab supervisor ...
  • Two H1N1 virus cases confirmed in Wauneta

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze The H1N1 virus has officially hit the area. With two confirmed cases of influenza A subtype H1N1 reported in Wauneta within the past week— resulting from lab tests on a 22-year-old man and six-year-old boy from the same f...
  • Ninety people walk, raise funds for cancer patients

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The “Moving Forward With Hope—ALL Cancer Walk,” sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital on Saturday, drew a crowd of people and touched on many emotions. It was a day of hope and remembrance for most of t...