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  • ‘I’m headed to state wrestling’

    It was a very emotional win for Chase County freshman Aaron Hinojosa in the semi-finals at the District C4 Meet in Mitchell. After winning his semi-final match over Alex Wamboldt of Bayard, Hinojosa exploded with joy as he realized he was going to get a c...
  • Soccer registration deadline comes next week

    Fee to register increases $15 after Feb. 27By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About 100 registrations are already in for the 2015 spring soccer program in Imperial. League Coordinator Bruce Peterson said that’s around half of the number in last year...
  • State wrestling finals to be aired Saturday

    One of Nebraska’s most popular high school sporting events, the NSAA State High School Wrestling Championships, will be broadcast live across the state on NET1. Viewers will be able to watch all of the action of the finals in all classes, telecast from...
  • Wrestlers qualify three for state meet in Omaha

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican It could have been better, but Head Coach Matt Vlasin said he was satisfied with qualifying three Longhorn wrestlers for this week’s state tournament. After the drought Chase County has suffered for the last coupl...
  • Longhorns overcome 14-point deficit to defeat Holyoke

    Regular season comes to an end here Friday By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two big wins recently over Bridgeport and St. Pat’s helped the Chase County Longhorns build some character as the regular season draws down to a close. However, the Long...
  • ‘Super shooters’ take home trophies

    Twelve youths went home Sunday with trophies in the annual Super Shooters Contest sponsored by the Imperial Jaycees. Boys and girls compete in the same age divisions, with first place overall qualifying for the state contest March 14 in Doniphan. In a min...
  • Discovery of signs hatches questions about hatchery

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Jan and Rick Elliott were cleaning out a rental house that they recently purchased  at 1127 Broadway when they made an interesting discovery. In the attic of the house they found two signs for Whitten Hatchery, an ...
  • School, art teacher chosen for pilot project assessment

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It is a “huge honor” for the Chase County Schools (CCS) elementary art program and K-8 art teacher Lindsey Tomaso to have been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Arts funded Model Cornerston...
  • A match made online meant to be

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It only took one day. The wedding is May 23. When Brian “Slim” Strand returned home to Imperial following college to farm with his parents, Agnes and Wayne, he was unattached. He gave himself until age 27 to find ...
  • New Longhorn bus already on road

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Good reviews are coming in on the new Longhorn activity bus put into service last Thursday. Rex Felker, director of transportation for Chase County Schools, picked up the bus Feb. 3 in Grand Island. It was out on th...
  • Six teachers resign jobs at school

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Some are retiring. Some are moving. Six teacher resignations were approved at the board of education meeting Tuesday. Resignations accepted by the CCS board were from Bruce Vires, Lorain Vires, Virginia Harford, Annie...
  • A gym full of love and support

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Eighteen-year old Dustin Holmes received a standing ovation Monday at Chase County Schools (CCS). He was applauded by students from the youngest through his Class of 2015 classmates, by family, by friends, by neighb...
  • Who killed Pepi Roni?

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Everyone knew Pepi Roni, owner of La Sperenza, a popular family-run restaurant in New York’s Little Italy. But apparently not everyone loved him. Pepi was murdered and the list of suspects includes his family. That...
  • Wauneta-Palisade Schools enter coop/unification discussions with Hayes Center

    Activity coop or unified district could mean more student opportunitiesBy Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Committees from the Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools Board and the Hayes Center Public School Board have begun discussions regarding a possible co...
  • Show Choir Festival brings 17 groups to Imperial

    Chase County’s 9th St. Singers, at right, were one of six groups at Monday’s Show Choir Festival to earn a Gold Trophy at the Nebraska Choral Directors Association-sponsored event. Groups compete against a standard of excellence determined by their ...
  • State Farm agent bringing wealth of experience to job

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Kurt Genrich is the new State Farm Insurance agent serving southwest Nebraska including Imperial. Genrich started the first of January, and replaces Tod...
  • Jessica Skomp at CCCH as nurse practitioner student

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Jessica Skomp is familiar with the halls of Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH). However, she’s seeing them from a different perspective now, as a nurse practitioner student. Skomp has been employed by CCCH since...
  • Beef industry focus of Cattleman’s Day here Feb. 19

    Sale barns broke records on cattle prices last year. Mother Nature, as usual, was also unpredictable and input prices also continued to creep upward—forage was no exception. Cattle producers may have questions about what to do in 2015. A meeting next Th...
  • Two new at Colson Agency

    Imperial natives Carrie Terryberry and Katie McCoy have joined Colson Agency. Terryberry will focus on residential sales. She began her affiliation with Colson Agency the end of January, after 11 years at Moreland Realty. She received her realtor’s lice...
  • Looking out for one of their own

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Young Dustin Holmes doesn’t know what awaits him. This week, Holmes, 18, headed to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for assessment of a debilitating disease that’s now relegated him to a whee...

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