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  • Bowlers compete at regional tournament

    Four bowlers from the Chase County Special Olympics team competed at a regional tournament in Ogallala Dec. 14. Teams from all over the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska attended. Ryan Leibhart came in first in his division with a 148-150-176 game. Nathana...
  • McCook hosts 9-10 open wrestling tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Four junior varsity wrestlers traveled to McCook Dec. 19 for a freshman-sophomore open wrestling tournament. Depending on how many wrestlers were in each weight division, the format switched from round robin to eight ...
  • Wrestlers travel to Sidney/Bridgeport Invitational

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase County took just three varsity wrestlers to the wrestling tournament in Sidney on Saturday. Although 13 teams were entered in the tournament, very few of the 16 man brackets were filled over half full. Khris Kuh...
  • Christmas in the air at junior high concert

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools auditorium was packed Dec. 17 for the grade 5-8 vocal and instrumental December Concert. Leading off was a special ensemble, playing “Go Tell It On the Mountain.” Following was the junior ...
  • Sutherland ruins Lady Longhorn chances of getting win before break

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican They played hard, but the Chase County girls just couldn’t pull out a win in their last game before the holiday break. Last Tuesday’s  trip to Sutherland resulted in a 35-58 loss, and left the Lady Longhorns at 0...
  • Wauneta EMS responds to single vehicle accident Sunday night

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Sunday evening, Dec. 22, at 10 p.m. MT Andrew Eskew, 27, of Wauneta lost control of his 1985 Ford Ranger when traveling eastbound on Highway 6, west of Wauneta. Chase County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Dukes said the sli...
  • Home game cheering section gets louder

    It was a bit louder at Saturday’s basketball games helped by about 80 future cheerleaders who took part in a camp that day and then performed at the boys’ halftime. The Longhorn cheerleaders sponsored the camp, and each cheerleader taught and practi...
  • Plans coming together for annual Christmas dinner

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For the seventh year, the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association is sponsoring a Christmas Day dinner in Imperial. Coordinator Jody Bopp, also in his seventh year, said the dinner is for people with no place to go...
  • Time is running out for cards, package delivery by Christmas

    Post office closing at noon both Christmas, New Year’s Eves By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Counter lines have been steady and sometimes long, but people’s attitudes are good even though there is some waiting. That’s according to Imperial Po...
  • Presents distributed through The Gift

    !--IMAGE images/12.19.13/the-gift3298.jpg IMAGE--> By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Wednesday was set aside this week to distribute Christmas cheer to families in need through The Gift. The program, in its second year, involved nine Imperial chur...
  • Krutsinger becomes Eagle Scout

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican An Imperial resident has obtained the highest honor from Boy Scouts of America. Korey Krutsinger is planning his Eagle Scout ceremony for February 2014. Krutsinger, the son of Kriss and Lisa Krutsinger, was in charge ...
  • One-Act play ties for third at state

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools (CCS) placed fourth out of six in the Class C-1 Sate Play Production Championship in Norfolk Dec. 12. However, it tied in points with Louisville in third place. Taking first in the competition was...
  • Spring around the corner at MPCC

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It might be December, but Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) is thinking of spring. The new spring class schedule is out. Imperial Extended Campus Coordinator Brenda Ledall said all areas offered have expanded. There...
  • Kunnemann to aid in Emergency Management’s coming transition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County commissioners will work with retiring Emergency Management Director Paul Kunnemann to discuss his mentoring of new Director Duane Dreiling. Dreiling was hired Dec. 3 to replace Kunnemann, who submitte...
  • Palisade man named new education commissioner

    By Grant SchulteAssociated Press LINCOLN (AP)—A Nebraskan who helps coordinate services for students, teachers and school districts was chosen as the state’s new education commissioner. The State Board of Education announced last Thursday it had unani...
  • Two applications already in for police chief position

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After just a week of advertising in newspapers and on websites, Imperial’s vacant police chief job has two applicants, according to City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland. Ads started running in last week’s Imperial ...
  • Shoppers rev up for food pantry

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Food Pantry was the recipient of $525.07 in groceries last Wednesday, thanks to some motivated shoppers and Pinnacle Bank. The bank held a giveaway for two $100 Visa Gift Cards. The winners of those c...
  • Farm Bureau names its 2014 Leadership Academy members

    Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2014 Farm Bureau Leadership Academy. This year’s theme is “Becoming the most influential YOU!” The selected farmers and ranchers will begin the program Ja...
  • The miracle of a birth

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican In today’s world, if your 13 year-old daughter told you she was pregnant—well, we all know how that would rock our world.What’s more, she insisted she was still a virgin. Two thousand years ago, it wasn’t...
  • Truck driver arrested on five misdemeanors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A South Dakota truck driver is facing five misdemeanor charges after an incident Saturday night, north of Imperial. Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller said Allen Pettis, 38, of Harrisburg, So. Dak., was jailed after t...

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