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  • Summer ball programs kick off this week

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Action on the local baseball and softball diamonds begin this week as play opens in the Tri-County Youth league. Bruce Peterson, coordinator of the summer ball program, said there will be two Imperial teams eac...
  • Three enter not guilty pleas in meth possession cases, plea on fourth pending

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Three of the four individuals arrested in March and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance have pleaded not guilty in District Court. Wade Ambrosek, 33, and Stephanie Way, 28, both of Haigler, ...
  • Longhorn boys place 10th in Class C

    Kevin German wins gold medal in hurdles By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A 10th place in Class C team standings and six medals from the state track meet capped off a banner season for the Chase County Longhorns. The 27.5 points scored by the Long...
  • Lady Longhorns medal in four events at state track meet

    Silver brought home by 1600 meter relay team By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Silver and bronze medals topped the list of hardware brought home by the Chase County Lady Longhorn track team after a good showing in Omaha. Chase County athletes won ...
  • Water levels may affect holiday weekend at lake

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two temporary boat ramps are ready to serve lake-goers at Enders Lake Recreational Area as the Memorial Day weekend arrives. Beau Licking, Game & Parks seasonal superintendent at Enders, said the release of s...
  • High school now a memory

    All kinds of emotions mark high school graduation, and Saturday’s commencement at Chase County Schools was no different. Feelings of joy, accomplishment, sadness and some craziness were all present Saturday as 57 seniors took part in the ceremony in t...
  • Veterans to be remembered with Memorial Day service

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Veterans past, present and future will be recognized with a service at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial on Monday, Memorial Day. Andrew Kinder VFW Post #4688 will provide a color guard, a firing squad and the laying...
  • Hiring of family, consumer science teacher completes school staffing

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members hired a first-year teacher last week for CCS’s family and consumer science teaching position. Chelsie Clapp of Kearney, a native of McCook, will replace Cathy Hanna in the position that teaches ...
  • More mobile home oversight proposed in city’s Comprehensive Plan update

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican One of the suggested additions in the city of Imperial’s Comprehensive Plan update deals with mobile home parks and licensing of them. That addition to the zoning regulations was among the discussion at a May 6 m...
  • Banner year for track

    The highlight of the high school track season arrives this week as the state meet comes to Omaha Burke Stadium. For the Longhorn teams, it’s been a banner season, and that will continue this week as 20 Longhorn athletes are making the trip east for po...
  • School lets out with a slurp

    Students and family from Chase County Schools are invited to lick away the last day of school with the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream” today (Thursday). Free ice cream cones, both vanilla and chocol...
  • 44th District candidates humbled by support

    By Russ Pankonin, Tim Linscott Imperial Republican, Grant Tribune Both candidates who advanced to the General Election in the 44th District legislative race felt humbled by the support they garnered on election day. Humbled and thankful is how Dan Hugh...
  • Mitchell honored for fire service

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) First Assistant Fire Chief Doug Mitchell received several surprises when he attended the Nebraska State Fire School in Grand Island May 16-18. The biggest surprise was when...
  • Special awards go out at annual FFA banquet

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican It was a night of awards and recognitions as the Imperial FFA chapter closed out its 2013-14 school year with a May 3 banquet and program at the school. It was a year that put the Imperial chapter in the spotlight ...
  • Cinema scene

    “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (PG-13)—It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spide...
  • Enders Lake decline not Licking’s fault or doing

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican You’ve heard the old phrase, “Don’t kill the messenger?” Well that applies with the decline at Enders Lake and the static (that’s a nice way of putting it) that Game & Parks Superintendent Beau Lic...
  • Swimming pool set to open June 2

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Because staff needs to be certified as lifeguards and recertified in CPR, the Imperial Pool won’t open until June 2 this year. Staff members will be taking their certification tests the week following Memorial Da...
  • Expectations, surprises sending 10 Longhorn boys to state meet

    District title collected second year in a row By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican While nothing’s ever a given when an athlete competes at the state high school track meet, it’s probably not a good idea to bet against the Longhorn boys this year...
  • Girls win district title, capturing eighth meet championship

    Medals in reach as Chase Co. sends 10 to state track meet By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican At eight of the nine meets this track season, the Lady Longhorns have captured the team title. The biggest so far came last Thursday as Chase County breeze...
  • Well, fish enjoyed the cool weather

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican It was cool and misty during the Southwest Nebraska Izaak Walton League’s Ron Berry Memorial Kids Fishing Day Saturday. That didn’t hurt the fishing, but those participating were bundled up. About 16 children s...

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