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  • Community raises additional $3,567 for Rotary ShelterBoxes in Haiti

    Rotary President David Kahle was touched by the overwhelming positive response from the community when going to businesses to see if others were interested in supporting the Rotary ShelterBox program to send needed shelter to Haiti. The local Rotary club ...
  • Kansas spends $17 million meant for water lawsuit

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)­—Kansas lawmakers accidentally spent $17 million set aside to finance litigation aimed at forcing Colorado and Nebraska to abide by water compacts, state officials said last week. The embarrassing miscue committed in 2007 set off alar...
  • Huskers share about their relationships with Christ

    Sharing about one’s own faith doesn’t come naturally for most but six members of the Nebraska Husker football team felt right at home here Saturday sharing about their relationship with Christ during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Husker Tour...
  • More on politics, the Tea Party and change

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Several weeks ago, I went on a diatribe about the state of our federal government, calling it dysfunctional and divided. My opinion on that certainly hasn’t changed. In fact, it’s only become more...
  • Manners for moppets

    The three kindergarten classes at Chase County Schools each made a trip to former teacher Connie Pribbeno’s house in Imperial this week to learn about manners. Above, Pribbeno helps Kadin Schilke seat Markenna Terryberry. Pribbeno focused on table manne...
  • Season winding down for Lady Longhorns

    Sub-districts next week By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Just one regular season basketball game remains on the schedule for the Lady Longhorns’ varsity team. After hosting Wauneta/Palisade Tuesday, Chase County will also be at home on Saturday, w...
  • Small numbers hurt SPVA tourney finish for wrestlers

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Only having seven wrestlers participate in the SPVA tournament lost any chance of Chase County placing near the top of the field. All seven who wrestled had at least 50-50 records for the day, but open weights hurt th...
  • Four qualify for state high school bowling tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Following a high school district bowling tournament in Grand Island, four students at Chase County Schools are headed to Lincoln this weekend for the state high school bowling tournament. The four qualifiers—Kacia S...
  • Wrestlers travel to Hershey for Districts

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Chase County wrestling team will be traveling to the district tournament in Hershey on Friday and Saturday. Wrestling begins at 2 p.m. MT on Friday. Saturday morning wrestling resumes at 8:30 a.m. MT with the sem...
  • Imperial soccer sign-up deadline arrives Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youths in Imperial wanting to take part in the city’s spring soccer league need to be registered by this Friday, Feb. 12. Registration forms were sent home in January with K-6 students at Chase County Schools. Addit...
  • Jeremiah Lueth comes home from Southwest Invitational with outstanding wrestler award

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Five Longhorn wrestlers traveled to the Southwest Invitational on Saturday. Jeremiah Lueth brought home a championship and also the outstanding wrestler award. Lueth pinned his way to the championship, having only...
  • Longhorns can’t sustain second half lead against St. Pat’s Irish

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For nearly three quarters, the Chase County Longhorns held the lead over the North Platte St. Pat’s Irish Friday night. But a 9-0 St. Pat’s run in the final 45 seconds of the third and the first 15 seconds of ...
  • Driver to be sentenced in fatal accident in 2009

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel After entering a “no contest” plea in Perkins County Court on Jan. 27, Benjamin J. Pelster, 33, of rural Elsie was found guilty of motor vehicle homicide by Judge Edward D. Steenburg. Pelster was ordered by Steenb...
  • Show choirs grace CCS stage at annual festival

    Twenty show choirs were in Imperial Monday, competing in the Nebraska Choral Directors Association (NCDA) show choir festival in the Chase County Schools auditorium. Among the groups performing were the high school’s 9th St. Singers, above, and Chase ...
  • Valentine’s Day celebrations on a budget

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican While January may have seemed a month of economic blues, as well as winter blahs, we’re now entering February, the month of red and roses. We need to warm up. But, the economy isn’t cooperating, and many people ...
  • ‘Let me hear you, Longhorn fans’

    Saturday featured one of the biggest youth mini cheerleading camps in recent years at Chase County Schools, with 83 youngsters registered. Cheer Sponsor Lorain Vires said the youths learned a dance, some cheers, other fun cheer sing-a-longs and enjoyed a ...
  • Flurry of election filings come in as deadlines near

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s less than two weeks until the deadline for incumbent office-holders to file, the reason why the Chase County Clerk’s Office had a flurry of filings the past week. With the exception of one individual, incumbe...
  • Hospital foundation planning event

    As a way to say thanks to their donors, the Chase County Hospital Foundation will hold a dessert theater Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Chase County School. The event will begin with a dessert social at 6:30 p.m. followed by recognition of foundation support ...
  • Republican River group won’t take position on LB 1057 water task force

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With a pair of 3-3 votes, members of the Republican River Management Districts Association (RRMDA) opted not to take any position on LB 1057, which would create a task force to look at water issues in the Republican...
  • Fire Tuesday burns baler

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Firefighters from Imperial were called to a fire about 15 miles southwest of Imperial Tuesday about 4:45 p.m., where a baler had caught on fire. The baler was being operated by Tab Wood on Ron Johnson’s ground, wher...

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