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  • Imperial to host first speech tournament

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Students rehearsing in the hallways. Judges testing stop watches. Coaches rounding up speakers. That will be the scene at the Chase County Speech Invitational at Chase County Schools Saturday. CCS is hosting the first...
  • School hosting blood drive next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican January is National Blood Donor Month, and next week Chase County Schools will be holding a Red Cross blood drive in the high school gym. Local donors are being sought for the drive, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30...
  • County elected officials to be sworn in Thursday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Courtroom at the courthouse will be the site of the swearing in of all elected county officials today (Thursday). The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Clerk Magistrate Karen Wilson will give the oath ...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation offering college scholarships

    The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is accepting applications for scholarships which are available to qualified youth in Nebraska who have an interest in the beef industry. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year and are pr...
  • Changes coming to Open Fields and Waters Program

    Even though the Conservation Reserve Program-Management Access Program (CRP-MAP) name is going away, the public access it provides to private hunting land is not, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. CRP-MAP is merging into the Open Field...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau lists top 5 ag issues

    In the shadow of an improving economy, Nebraska Farm Bureau picks agriculture’s top 5 issues in 2010 and forecasts what will be agricultural challenges in 2011. Agriculture continues to be a target for a variety of groups upset with modern food producti...
  • Good news the top news for 2010

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherFor the past nine years, the top news topic for the previous year centered on the water issues being faced in this area and throughout the Republican River Basin. The good news this year—water wasn...
  • Helplessly locked in a little room

    It was an eventful morning with the grandchildren. I had arrived the prior evening so that their parents could go to a holiday event. We pretended to go camping and finally crashed for the night in our basement campsite. Morning started right off with spa...
  • Ninth grade science fair open to public this Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The public is invited into Chase County Schools this Friday to view the 9th grade science fair exhibits. The exhibits will be set up on the walking track above the Longhorn gym from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., said scienc...
  • Winter season’s first storm prompts review of city snow removal policy

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Winter’s first snowstorm last week prompted a check with the city offices about details of its snow removal policy. Within the policy, three groups of priority streets are designated, with the city crews plowing sno...
  • Lady Longhorns capture holiday tourney title

    Coach says free throw shooting, rebounding were keys to winBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was an emotional few minutes, as Head Coach Nancy Sorensen watched the time tick away in the finals of the Perkins County Holiday Basketball Tournament. ...
  • Longhorns finish as runner-up in holiday tournament

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After coming away with a convincing win over Maxwell in the opening round of the Perkins County holiday tournament, the Longhorns reversed the tables on themselves, falling to Kimball in a lackluster effort. Desp...
  • 180 Tour returning to Holyoke

    Next Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 180 Tour will begin at Holyoke High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert by VOTA (formerly Casting Pearls) and featured guest speaker Mike Smith. The 180 Tour, with Casting Pearls, was last in Holyoke in 200...
  • Wrestlers return to mat at Ogallala Invite

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s wrestling squad will see its first action of the new year Saturday when the team travels to the Ogallala Invitational. Head Coach Matt Vlasin said he is going to take all the wrestlers to the tournam...
  • Students support Denver youth center with sock drive, funds

    Chase County Schools’ two sixth grade classes conducted sock drives within their classrooms at Christmastime, which will be donated to the Tennyson Center in Denver. Between the two classes, Dennis Batterman’s, above, and Sherryl Clevenger’s, below,...
  • Local retailer puts elves to work

      Santa isn’t the only one with elves on the payroll. A pair of elves were seen happily loading groceries at Hill’s Family Foods last Thursday, just two days before Christmas. With their colorful getups, the energetic twin brothers, Paul, left, an...
  • Imperial sees continued growth with strong ag economy leading the way

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Building permits in Imperial eclipsed the $1.4 million mark for 2010, indicating another year of positive growth for the community and area. Two major building projects accounted for half of the  building permit t...
  • Yuma, Colo., woman dies in Dec. 24 rollover

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Christmas Eve turned tragic for family members of Heidi Mayer of Yuma, Colo. Mayer, 36, died following a one-vehicle rollover accident about three miles west of Imperial on Highway 6, shortly after 7 p.m. Friday night...
  • Imperial on route for vintage vehicle driving tour in June

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican 2011 will include a big event in Imperial for vintage vehicle enthusiasts. Imperial has been included on the Nebraska Rod and Custom Association’s (NRCA) 19th annual Tour Nebraska, which will make about an hour stop...
  • Josh Morenos last in series about returning to Imperial

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the last in the series Coming Back Home, which featured young people who returned to Imperial after living elsewhere. It has been a rewarding experience to interview these fine young people, who are contributing to our communi...

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