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  • Board considering $3 million HVAC replacement for school building

    ■ Editor’s note: For more than a year, the CCS board of education has been discussing options that would update the school building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Due to the cost involved, Supt. Matt Fisher offered to rev...
  • Wide range of community classes new to MPCC roster

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The number of classes offered by Mid-Plains Community College’s Imperial Campus just keeps expanding. Five have just been added to the spring semester in the community education category. First on the list is “Sel...
  • Infrastructure vs. governor’s tax cuts

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman gets high marks for keeping Nebraska’s financial house in order with balanced budgets during the course of a recession that walloped many state governments across the cou...
  • City ordinance being drafted on freight containers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After an hour-long public hearing at their Feb. 6 meeting, council members directed Imperial’s city attorney to draft an ordinance regulating use of freight containers. Based on recommendations from the Planning Com...
  • A big shoe to fill

    Members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter at Chase County Schools has a service project underway, collecting used shoes in good condition for the Soles4Souls program. The chapter will be accepting pairs of shoes in thi...
  • Longhorns qualify one for state wrestling tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican With an inexperienced group of youngsters headed to the district wrestling meet in Kearney last Friday, no one was sure how Chase County would handle the pressure. The Longhorn team consists of only three freshmen a...
  • Andrew Schilke to open State Wrestling Tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Fans won’t want to be late if they are heading to the state wrestling tournament this week. Andrew Schilke will be wrestling in the first match of the tournament. Today (Thursday), the Omaha Centurylink Center kicks...
  • Lady Longhorns’ season ends

    The 2011-12 Lady Longhorn basketball season is in the books after a loss Monday night in the opening game at subdistricts played in Grant. Members of the Longhorn boys’ team, above, congratulated the girls as they left the gym after a hard-fought loss t...
  • District Legion baseball tourney here this summer

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial has been chosen to host the district tournament for Junior Legion Baseball this summer. The double-elimination tournament is scheduled at Imperial’s Campbell Park for mid-July. Last year, Imperial’s junio...
  • Fifth grade hoops team wins at Grant

    A fifth grade boys’ basketball team took first place in a youth tournament in Grant Saturday. Enroute to the championship, the Imperial team defeated Med. Valley, Paxton and Perkins County twice. Members and team coaches included, front from left, Cole ...
  • Rock the house, Zags

    by Jana Pribbeno The Imperial Republican By now, most of you are aware that I am a Gonzaga Basketball fan and have been for several years. Flying across three states, renting a car and driving for six hours just to see our favorite college basketball te...
  • Lady Longhorns finish 1-2 in final regular season games

    By Jan Schultz and Dianne StammThe Imperial Republican Chase County certainly had a lot of game time the week before Monday’s girls’ sub-district tournament opener. Over a five-day span last week, the Lady Longhorns played three games, finishing their...
  • Soccer registration forms due Feb. 24

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Sign-up for Imperial soccer leagues is now underway. The registration fee will be $25 per player this year and includes a team uniform and socks. Forms are available at the Imperial city office or Imperial Super Foods...
  • Season over for Chase County girls

    Coach: team didn’t give up in final game, or all season long By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Their season may have come to an end, but according to the Lady Longhorn basketball coaches, the girls can be proud of themselves for the 2011-12 seaso...
  • Students working to raise funds for Heart Association

    Students in grades K-6 at Chase County Schools are busy collecting pledges for their participation in the school’s sixth annual Jump Rope for Heart and fifth annual Hoops for Heart events next Friday, Feb. 24. The youths jump rope or shoot baskets in ...
  • Chase County harvests almost 20 percent of medals at tournament

    The Chase County Schools speech team brought home 11 medals from the Southwest tournament in Bartley last Saturday, out of a possible 54. Fourteen students participated in the meet. Chase County took fourth place, just behind Hayes Center. First was Sout...
  • 88th annual Tharp machinery sale set

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel Machinery is appearing on site, and auctioneers and volunteers are gearing up for the 88th annual Tharp Sale set for next Tuesday, Feb. 21, south of Grant. The sale starts at 9 a.m., with the expectation that vehicles...
  • Still time to register for Ladies Retreat

    Those interested in attending Saturday’s annual Imperial Bible Church Ladies Retreat still have time to register. Registrations will be taken at the door Saturday from 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the church at 800 West 11th St. in Imperial. Cost is $15, which in...
  • State workers put up Imperial’s new population numbers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Travelers entering Imperial on four different roadways now know what most local residents do—the city has surpassed the 2,000 population mark once again. The city’s population of 2,071 tallied in the 2010 Census...
  • Snow finally falls for more normal season

    Just a couple days earlier, temperatures were in the 50s, but the weather finally showed more normal conditions Friday as eight inches of snow was measured in Imperial. The snow brought out brothers, above, Gannon Clevenger and Gabriel Lange, who enjoye...

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