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  • 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...
  • School’s youngest deliver Christmas wishes

    Youngsters in grades K-2 at Chase County Schools presented their Christmas concert on Dec. 10 with a lot of creativity and expression. At top, kindergartners Gunner Browning, left, and Andrew Davis show their pictures during the concluding number, “Snow...
  • Longhorns drop close one to Sidney, roll over Ogallala

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The CCS Longhorn dropped a close game to the Sidney Red Raiders 49-56 Friday, but came back to handily defeat the Ogallala Indians on Saturday 49-17. Both nights, the Longhorns got off to a slow start, Coach Carl Z...
  • Chase County wrestlers garner three medals at Holdrege

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Head Coach Matt Vlasin decided to move some of his less experienced wrestlers into the junior varsity division of Saturday’s Holdrege Wrestling Tournament. This left just four varsity wrestlers to compete. These f...
  • Ridlen planning to make ‘Pennies for Pounds’ annual event

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Despite freezing temperatures that keep some participants and spectators at home, Dave Ridlen rated the first-ever “Pounds for Pennies” event a success. In fact, Ridlen wants to see the weight lifting event bec...
  • Varsity girls still looking for first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With just one varsity game on the docket this week, the Lady Longhorns are hoping to go into the Christmas break with a win.   Chase County traveled to Sutherland Tuesday, and is hosting Yuma, Colo., tonight (Thursda...
  • Weather cooperates for free food distribution

    Monday’s unseasonably warm weather allowed volunteers in shirt sleeves to help unload the boxes of food for the distribution by Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Lincoln Diocese. More than 120 family representatives came to the St. Patrick Parish Ha...
  • Hey Santa, I brought my list

    Last Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival provided children of the area their first chance in Imperial to let Santa know what’s on their list. Four-year-old Isla Jenkins, above, shows both joy and maybe some nerves as she scooted up on ...
  • Supt. Schoeppey hired for third year; early retirement approved

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a four-hour closed session, the Chase County Schools board of education hired Supt. Brad Schoeppey, offering him a one-year contract for 2014-15. Schoeppey, halfway through his second year as CCS superintendent,...
  • School’s 2014-15 calendar yields no major changes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican No major changes will be seen by patrons in the Chase County Schools calendar for 2014-15. The calendar, approved by the board on a 9-0 vote Monday night, has classes starting next year on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and conc...
  • Expectations high for ‘Heaven is for Real’ movie

    Movie will take God’s message world-wide By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Movie executive Derrick Williams and Rev. Todd Burpo said God  has played a strategic role in bringing the best-selling book, “Heaven is for Real,” to the big scree...
  • CCS competing in state one-act today

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cast of “Beyond Tolerance” from Chase County Schools will compete against five other schools in the Class C-1 one-act play competition in Norfolk today (Thursday) for a state title. Having placed first at both...
  • Sen. Beau McCoy wants to follow in Gov. Heineman’s footsteps

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Ever since he was a little boy, Nebraska Sen. Beau McCoy of Elkhorn has followed politics. Growing up in Colorado just across the Nebraska boarder, McCoy remembers at the age of seven tagging along with their state...
  • Christmas House deemed a success

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Every year the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge hosts a Christmas House as its major fundraiser. Money made pays for scholarships for high school students to attend a seminar at FFVF’s cam...
  • Revelers flock to Vision of Trees

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Champion Community Center was the center of a bustling crowd Saturday and Sunday as the Champion Junior Women’s Club hosted its annual Vision of Trees. In keeping with the theme of snowmen this year, the 39 tree...
  • Four southwest Nebraska baking businesses join forces to market fresh-baked goods on internet

    Wauneta-milled flour serves as centerpiece for White Thumb Bakers Guild “It’s like one big circle.” That’s how fourth-generation baker Matt Sehnert of McCook, describes the White Thumb Bakers Guild, a new enterprise that brings together four sou...
  • No farm bill could raise milk prices

    WASHINGTON (AP)—A New Year’s deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. The two chambers have been far apart on both issues for more than two years....
  • USDA farm storage loans available

    USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Dan Steinkruger reminds farmers and ranchers that Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) are available through FSA. The Farm Service Agency offers low-interest loans to grain producers to build...
  • The Gift to be picked up at Methodist Church Dec. 19

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The completion of the second annual The Gift project is near. All gifts not being delivered as planned by the nine churches participating should be picked up by families at Imperial United Methodist Church Dec. 19 fro...
  • Hispanic community remembers Our Lady of Guadalupe appearance

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe brought out a big crowd Sunday as the Hispanic community remembered a beloved story from church history. Despite the cold temperatures, Sunday’s celebration started...

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