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  • Matches at McCook Oct. 27 end regular season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s regular season of volleyball came to an end Oct. 27 with matches at McCook. But a win just wasn’t to be for the varsity team, which dropped the match in straight sets, 14-25, 22-25 and 17-25. Coach ...
  • Lady Longhorns can’t get by tough St. Pat’s team

    Sub-district loss ends ‘09 season at 14-17 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County just couldn’t come up with a defense against a tough North Platte St. Pat’s team Monday night. After breezing through with an easy win over Sutherland ...
  • Longhorns’ playoff run only lasts a game

    Cambridge hands ’Horns a 44-8 thumping in opener By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican No number of rose-colored glasses could cast a different light on the Longhorns’ 44-8 loss to Cambridge in the opening round of the C2 playoffs Thursday, Oc...
  • Costume creativity on parade

    The Halloween Parade of Costumes at Chase County Schools is always an event of creativity as K-6 students come to school in costumes for the popular end of October holiday. Last Thursday, the students parading in the Longhorn gym, grouped by their classes...
  • Haunted house popular as ever

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Over 300 people visited the Imperial EMS Haunted House this past weekend. EMS President Deb Hayes said some brave souls even attended Thursday night, during a snow storm. The Haunted House raised over $1,300 for two s...
  • Two vocalists named to All-State Chorus

    Each year, over 2000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association.   Selection as a member  of one of these group...
  • Students decorate winning pumpkins

    Eight students in grades K-6 at Chase County Schools received certificates for first place in the annual pumpkin decorating contest. Winners were announced last Thursday afternoon following the Parade of Costumes in the Longhorn gym. Those receiving first...
  • Eighth H1N1 death reported in Nebraska

    Douglas County recently reported an H1N1 death to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The man was in his 50s and had a health condition.  He tested positive for H1N1 early last week. Because of state statutes, the name and other detai...
  • Traveling bake sale Friday to aid Dona Hayes

    Co-workers and friends of Dona Hayes of Imperial are wanting to help her like she has helped many others in the community. Hayes, who underwent back surgery in September, has had some complications since then. She’s spent at least six weeks in hospitals...
  • Some H1N1 vaccine available at Chase County Clinic

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic are still receiving limited doses of the H1N1 influenza vaccine. Lori Mendenhall of CCCH said the doses are “trickling in” each week. She encourages women who are pregnan...
  • Imperial man earns honorable mention at McCook art show

    Jon Fenwick of Imperial received an honorable mention for an abstract metal sculpture at the Five State Art Show in McCook last month. Fenwick created the piece out of automotive parts and titled it, “Ascension.” The show was held at the McCook Fine A...
  • Stimulus saved, created 1,400 Neb. ed jobs

    OMAHA (AP)—Education officials say federal stimulus funds have helped create or save more than 1,400 jobs at public schools in Nebraska. The estimate comes from a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education. Nebraska education officials s...
  • Former Imperial resident serving in Iraq

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Joshua Bruen, who attended both junior high and high school in Imperial, is serving a second tour of duty with the U.S. Marines in Iraq. Sgt. Bruen left several weeks ago and will serve a year near El Sadad, accordin...
  • ‘Grass farmers’ let livestock do work

    “[Grass farming] is not labor intense and it’s not equipment intense. It’s basically using the animals to do the work for you,” said a Nebraska grass farmer at the Nebraska Grazing Conference. Both John McGlynn of Knox County and Randy Jenkins of ...
  • Deer hunters gearing up for next week’s firearm season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As of Wednesday morning, 15 area hunters have checked in deer they have bagged with archery permits. That season opened Sept. 15, but will close temporarily when next week’s firearm season, Nov. 14-22, gets underway...
  • Another October ‘snow’prise

    For the second time this month, Imperial has been hit with snow. The most recent was last week when about four inches fell, cancelling school on Thursday and postponing a number of other events. Although fourth grader Will Kuenne, above, had the day off f...
  • Vaccinations halt as influenza moves through Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two hundred doses of seasonal influenza vaccine were snapped up by people at Chase County Clinic in Imperial last Thursday. A mass clinic was to have been held Oct. 22, but a snowstorm cancelled it. Lori Mendenhall o...
  • DNR lays out three water-short options to NRD; fourth option the wildcard

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) heard first hand last week the regulation options the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will impose in water-short years. More than 100 peop...
  • Cause of Harchelroad fire still under investigation

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fire investigators returned this week to the scene of the Harchelroad Motors fire to continue pursuing what caused the  early morning Oct. 17 blaze. Last week, investigators already ruled out any foul play or arso...
  • City’s purchase of Miller ground didn’t include all of water rights

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A lengthy part of Monday’s city council meeting was spent discussing the city’s recent purchase of the Melvin and Dorothy Miller ground, east of the Schroeder ball fields. Owners of Moreland Realty, which handled ...

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