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  • ‘Civil War Voices’ reminds us of the cost of war, freedom

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherSaturday night, I found a new sense of appreciation for the word “freedom” and the savage cost of war through the production of “Civil War Voices.”    During our National Newspaper trip to A...
  • Imperial Rotary Club wins membership contest

    David Kahle named Paul Harris Fellow    Past District Governor Bob Stetter of Valentine presented a challenge for membership increase to Rotary Clubs in District 5630. Participating clubs each contributed $100 and the $1,200 would go to the club gainin...
  • Informal group shares its good fortune

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    A group of women in Imperial feel fortunate for their circumstances and lives. They want to share that with others.    Called “The Giving Circle,” the group, which formed in May of 2008, meets once a mont...
  • May earns RMAC wrestler of the week honors

    University of Nebraska-Kearney wrestler Taylor May of Imperial was recognized earlier this month as the Wrestler of the Week for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.  In the week ending Jan. 31, May defeated the No. 1 and No. 3 nationally-ranked wrest...
  • Mathews returns with state wrestling hardware

    Fourth place medal won at 171 lb. weight classBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Jeremy Mathews brought home some state wrestling hardware from Omaha last week, finishing fourth in the Class C 171 lb. weight class.    After winning his first t...
  • Girls close out season; several team, individual records set

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    After playing some of their best basketball in recent contests, the Lady Longhorn basketball team had to say good-bye to its season last week.    Coach Marc Mroczek said his team’s subdistrict games against...
  • Longhorns snap nine-game skid with subdistrict win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Playing with what Coach Carl Zuege termed “their best energy of the year,” the Imperial Longhorns snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 57-39 win Monday.     The win came over Gordon-Rushville (G-R) ...
  • High school bowlers end season with state appearance

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    They didn’t roll their best scores of the season, but four members of Chase County’s team qualified for state in the first year for high school bowling here.    Coach Denise Smith said the two boys and tw...
  • Pheasants Forever’s eighth annual Youth Mentor Hunt a success

        The eighth annual Youth Mentor Hunt was hosted by the Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever Chapter last fall. Eighteen recent hunter safety graduates participated in the annual event.     Youths from Imperial, Benkelman, Elsie, Parks, Grant, ...
  • District free throw winners on to regional competition

    Eleven area youths will be in McCook this Sunday to compete in the regional Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest, including four from Imperial. The 11 youths advanced to regionals, the third level of competition, after winning their age divisio...
  • School’s heart fund-raiser brings in over $10,000

        Last Friday, students at Chase County Elementary jumped and shot all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops for Heart.    The Chase County students raised more than $10,000 for the American Heart Associat...
  • Chase County takes spelling bee

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Sisters from Chase County Schools took first and second place in the annual Chase County Spelling Bee last Wednesday. Seventh grader Anna Bauerle came in first with Emma Bauerle, a sixth grader, taking second pl...
  • Former pool site taking on new look

    If you take a drive or walk west on 6th or 7th Sts. these days, you might not know where you are. Work has been progressing rapidly on the demolition of the old Imperial swimming pool in Campbell Park, transforming that former recreational spot into a who...
  • Nelson’s vote on Spending Bill will come back to haunt him

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorNebraska Sen. Ben Nelson voted with the majority in approving last week’s Stimulus Bill after the measure was finalized.     More appropriately, it should be called a Spending Bill.    Nelson was ...
  • Weiss Chiropractic to host grand opening

        The grand opening of Weiss Chiropractic and Acupuncture will run from 2-4 p.m. today (Thursday) at 530 Broadway.    Owner Dr. Calvin Weiss opened his business Nov. 10, 2008 to serve the area. He was a 1998 Chase County High School graduate and o...
  • Imperial sending reps to MarketPlace

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The owners of Prairie States Communications and members of a high school business class have received financial assistance to attend MarketPlace, Nebraska’s premier rural small business and entrepreneurship ev...
  • R-Nette sells Pioneer Seed

    ■ 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 local businesses provide. This feat...
  • There are dollar signs in rivers and aquifers, but economists agree that more than one method is useful to pin them down

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one of two stories that appeared in the Kearney Hub looking at the value of water. See story: For UNO study, multi-layered maps utilize sales data and GIS technology to look at water value. PAGE 4.By Lori PotterKearney Hub Sta...
  • Chase County All-Stars 4-H Club lands Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

    First activity is March 15 kids’ essay contestBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    After waiting for two years to be selected, the Chase County All-Stars 4-H Club will bring the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day to Imperial on June 13.     ...
  • Some drivers not abiding by rules on stopped school busses

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    With the recent addition of a morning bus pickup service in town for students at Chase County Schools, it’s become noticeable that some drivers aren’t abiding by rules on stopped school busses.    Ken Rob...

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