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  • Large kindergarten class possible

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican It was a hectic but happy Friday at Chase County Schools last week, as the annual Kindergarten Roundup was in full swing. Fifty-five prospective students participated in the roundup, held between 8:45 a.m. and 2:15...
  • Good crowds expected for ‘Heaven is for Real’ movie opening next week

    Film opens here, nationwide April 16 By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican With 10 showings of the “Heaven is for Real” movie scheduled in Imperial this month, it’s safe to say city officials and the theatre board are expecting good crowds. The ...
  • Fill your Easter basket Saturday

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican It doesn’t pay to be late for the annual Big Egg Hunt in Imperial Saturday. The Easter egg hunt begins promptly at 1 p.m. and is usually over a few minutes later. The hunt, sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Co...
  • Rollover accident claims life of 17 year-old Dundy County/Stratton student

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Dundy County/Stratton junior Christopher Kirby of Benkelman was driving to the hospital in Imperial Friday afternoon, April 4, to see his mother who had given birth to a new baby. Tragically, he never made it....
  • Soccer season kicks off Saturday for younger players

    The older soccer teams started play a few days earlier, but the bulk of Imperial’s soccer teams opened their seasons on Saturday at Schroeder Park. A total of 235 youths are registered for 23 Imperial teams from pre-K age through high school. Matches wi...
  • Cooley faces federal child pornography charges

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Richard E. Cooley of Wauneta was charged with two federal child pornography charges in an indictment returned on March 20. The indictment charged Cooley with two counts–receipt of child pornography and possessi...
  • After 26 years, Lynn Rinehart to leave school, community

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Longtime industrial arts teacher Lynn Rinehart is retiring from Chase County Schools (CCS) this spring and plans to move to North Platte. The 58-year old has taught industrial arts, as well as drivers’ education,...
  • Cinema scene

    “Divergent” (PG-13)—In a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Di...
  • With 11 this year, Imperial among top chapters for most state degrees

    One of the pinnacles of the year for an FFA member is State FFA Convention. This week, Imperial FFA members are in Lincoln for the 86th Nebraska State FFA Convention where they will compete in contests, receive degrees and interview for various honors. ...
  • Synergy Total Fitness celebrates new look

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The mood is upbeat and electric at Synergy Total Fitness, formerly the Women’s Gym, in Imperial. In celebration of the new business, an open house with a good turnout was held Friday. Elaine Colson won a one-mont...
  • Supreme Court chooses Big Money over you, me in campaign process

    In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court cracked open Pandora’s box with the 5-4 Citizens United ruling that struck down limits on independent political campaign spending by corporations and unions. Last week, they threw the lid wide open and threw away the key ...
  • Learning what kindergarten has in store

    Fifty-five prospective kindergartners spent a day in the kindergarten classrooms Friday at the annual CCS Kindergarten Roundup. Teachers and volunteers involved them in several classroom activities.(Republican photos) ...
  • Lot being prepared for new Harchelroad Motors building

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  • Let the racing begin at PC Raceway

    Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke is the place to be for the season opener this Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. The frost-buster season opener will feature BST Tour races including mods, stocks, sport mods and late models, as well as hobbies and dwarfs. Lim...
  • Bracketology winner ‘nets’ $440 in Chamber Bucks

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  • Lady Longhorns third at tough Ogallala meet

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Finishing third in a competitive meet like last Saturday’s Ogallala Invitational is a big accomplishment for the Lady Longhorn track team. That’s the opinion of their head coach, Al Zuege, as he reviewed what h...
  • Boys take sixth at competitive Ogallala Invite

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A sixth place finish for the Longhorn boys’ track team represented the toughness of Saturday’s Ogallala Invitational. Chase County placed in 10 events, with the highest finishes of the day, a pair of seconds, t...
  • Morgan Peterson recognized for aeronautics art entry

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  • Alcohol breath tester awarded to Imperial Police Department

    The Imperial Police Department has received one hand-held alcohol breath testing unit through a traffic safety grant award. The unit valued at $285 was provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety as part of the state’s ongoing effort to prevent un...
  • Scottsbluff singers entertain

    The Varsity Vocalize from Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) entertained last Thursday in Imperial, giving an afternoon concert for students and another in the evening for the public. The group has a hometown tie as WNCC sophomore  The singers ent...

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