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  • Governor visits Imperial, seeking input on economy

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Gov. Dave Heineman learned from local leaders in Imperial last week the doom and gloom of a recession hasn’t been felt here yet.    But, that doesn’t mean people here aren’t concerned about what’s hap...
  • Police investigating business burglaries

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial police continue to investigate a series of break-ins at local businesses in late January.    One man is in custody in the Chase County Jail related to the crimes, and was scheduled for a preliminary ...
  • Peter Kiewit grant offers $20,000 toward area food and utility needs

        Imperial Community Foundation (ICF) board members received word of a successful grant application when $20,000 in Peter Kiewit emergency relief funds were directed to the community to be used for food and energy for those in need.    “It’s a...
  • Community foundation grant apps available

        Applications for the Imperial Community Foundation’s annual grant making are available at the Imperial Republican and Moreland Realty offices and on the home page at www.imperialfoundation.org. Return deadline is March 1.    A positive partici...
  • Hospital updates chemical analyzer

        Thanks to a grant received from the Ethel Abbott Foundation, Chase County Community Hospital was able to purchase a new chemical analyzer.     The new analyzer cost around $78,000, and the Abbott Foundation provided $75,000 towards its purchase...
  • Curly Olney’s is Case IH dealership

          ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of features that will spotlight businesses in Imperial. The community has a thriving business community, and all residents may not realize the extent of services and products...
  • Ag educator hired for Southwest Four

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Beginning March 2 the Southwest Four Extension Service will have a new agriculture educator. Robert Tigner, presently an Area Farm Management Specialist for Iowa State University Extension Service, has been hire...
  • Money management program starts Sunday at local church

        Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 750,000 families positively change their financial future.    This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money...
  • ‘Rural Opportunities’ workshop centers on small town business

        “Opening the Doors to New Rural Opportunities” will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, in Curtis at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in the VT Building. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.     “Opening Doors” gives aspiring entrepreneur...
  • Registrations being taken for Imperial Bible Church’s women’s retreat Feb. 21

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Registrations are now being taken for the annual women’s retreat at the Imperial Bible Church.    The retreat will be held at the church, 800 West 11th in Imperial, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p....
  • Youth pastor hired at Crossroads Wesleyan Church

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Atkinson, Neb. native Jared Rentschler and his family are settling into Imperial just as he’s settling into his new job as youth pastor for Crossroads Wesleyan Church.    The 27-year old began his duties th...
  • Stimulus package a real ‘oinker’

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorThe big topic in Washington these days is the so-called Economic Stimulus Bill that is supposed to jump start our economy with new jobs and start some spending.After reading through some of what the bill ...
  • Chase County grad returns with anti-drug message

            By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Opening with a few rock music numbers in the school auditorium, a former student at Chase County Schools had the attention of youths as he presented an anti-drug, ...
  • Wrestlers at SPVA meet today; final tourney is Saturday

        Chase County will be at the SPVA conference wrestling tournament today (Thursday) in North Platte.    Hosted by Maxwell, a new SPVA team this year, the tournament will be held at St. Pat’s High School, starting at 11 a.m. (MT)    Longhorn C...
  • Big youth basketball tourney scheduled here for Saturday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Youth basketball teams in grades 4-8 will converge on Imperial this Saturday for the 2009 Longhorn youth basketball tournament.     Brad Moline, who is serving as tournament director, said there will be mor...
  • Sutherland falls to Lady Longhorns a second time

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Sutherland’s Lady Sailors faced the Lady Longhorns a second time in less than a week, but the outcome wasn’t any different.    Chase County picked up its fourth win of the season Friday night, after handi...
  • Wrestlers run into tough McCook team at home dual

             By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Chase County ran into a tough McCook team in a dual matchup in Imperial last Thursday.    The Longhorns managed three wins among the nine head-to-head mat...
  • Longhorn wrestlers claim runner-up title at St. Pat’s tourney

    Mathews picked meet’sOutstanding WrestlerBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    The high school wrestling season is winding down, but meets like last Saturday’s at North Platte St. Pat’s remain important, according to Longhorn Coach Matt Vlasin...
  • Big first half by Holyoke too much for Longhorns to overcome

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    When a opponent shoots 64 percent from the field in a half, it’s tough to stay with them.     That’s what happened to the Imperial Longhorn boys in the first half Saturday night when they traveled to Ho...
  • Free throw, Super Shooters contests this Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Youths in the Imperial area are invited to two separate basketball contests, scheduled back-to-back this Sunday.    Competition starts at 1 p.m. in the Longhorn gym.    Opening the day’s action is the fr...