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  • 4-H Carnival the place for kids

    The annual Chase County 4-H Carnival packed the fairgrounds exhibit hall the end of March. One of the many youngsters enjoying the carnival was Bodie Yaw, above, who sure is enjoying the duckling with his dad, Chad. Sponsored by the Chase County 4-H Counc...
  • Imperial United Methodist Women host May breakfast

    The Imperial United Methodist Women hosted their annual May breakfast at the church May 6. The theme for the day was “Spring In/Spring Out.” This was carried out with the use of various bird houses and birds throughout the table décor. A live bird i...
  • Imperial’s National Day of Prayer observance one of 43,000 in U.S.

    All 50 Governors and the President of the United States proclaimed the 64th annual National Day of Prayer as millions of Americans gathered from coast to coast in solemn assembly last Thursday. It was the single, largest mobilized call to prayer in U.S. ...
  • Flood waters need to be caputured

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican In the past five years, the Platte River has hit flood stage three times—in 2011, 2013, and now again in 2015. The biggest shame of those events is that most of that water never gets put to any beneficial use an...
  • Reeves, Anderson win 811 poster contest

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County School fourth graders Elizabeth Reeves and Kade Anderson teamed up to draw the winning poster in the “811” Call Before You Dig Statewide Poster Contest. Teacher Rita Nickel taught a special section ...
  • Lady Longhorns cap off season with big win; state qualification now priority

    Peterson ups pole vault mark to better school record at Chase CountyBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County won its fifth regular season meet on Friday in Benkelman, but now the focus for the Lady Longhorns is getting to the state meet. “Our ...
  • Regular season ends with boys’ team championship; on to districts this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a great way to end the 2015 regular track season. Last Friday’s championship at the Dundy Co./Stratton meet was the first team win for the Longhorn boys this season, and couldn’t come at a better momentum-b...
  • District meet up next for golfers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Snow forced the cancellation of the Bridgeport invite Monday so the varsity played in the Sutherland invite Tuesday in final preparation for next Monday’s district meet. Coach Larry Munger had planned to send the...
  • CCS has own version of Olympics

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The study of ancient Greece turned into a Chase County Schools sixth grade Olympics recently. The social studies class included the study of the Olympics in its curriculum. As a closing activity, a mini Olympics was h...
  • Annual awards banquet Longhorn athletes shine in spotlight

    Seniors Paige Spady, Kelton Fisher are Ray Magsamen winnersBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Student athletes in grades 9-12 at Chase County Schools were recognized for their accomplishments on the court, field and track Saturday night at the annual...
  • Ray Magsamen Outstanding Senior Boy/Girl Athletes

    Paige SpadyVolleyball—Participated 1, 2, 3, 4. Lettered: 1, 2, 3, 4. 12-13 SPVA 2nd Team, NSAA Academic All-State, 13-14 Team Captain, SPVA Honorable Mention, Omaha World Herald Honorable Mention, NSAA Academic All-State, North Platte Telegraph Honorabl...
  • It’s graduation time

    Spring means not only high school graduation but college graduation. The Imperial area has its share of college grads.Daniel Regier Daniel Regier, son of Sherryn and Keith Regier, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chadron State College May 9 with a Bachelor ...
  • Students tug it out with cops

    Sixth grade students at Chase County Schools had a run-in with law enforcement last week, but that wasn’t a bad thing. The students took part in the Cop Challenge May 6. In February teams of four were randomly chosen to compete as reading teams. Th...
  • March Students of Month

    The Students of the Month for March at Chase County Schools are MaKenna Ketter and Travis Luhrs. They will attend an Imperial Rotary Club luncheon. Ketter is the daughter of Tonja Berry and Mike Ketter. She has been on the honor roll and has been a teache...
  • Veteran: ‘We just tried to do our jobs the best we knew how to serve our country’

    ■ Editor’s note: These personal stories are part of The Imperial Republican’s efforts to highlight Chase County veterans and their experiences during the Vietnam War era. Due to the interest generated by the visit of The Traveling Vietnam Wall, we w...
  • Fair expo building starting to take shape

    The new fair expo building on the Chase County fairgrounds is beginning to take shape. With the completion of cement work over the last several weeks, work has shifted to erecting the steel frame for the new building. Rockwell Construction of Wray, Colo.,...
  • County’s farmers happy to stop planting for rain

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Farmers still trying to get their irrigated corn crop in the ground didn’t mind parking the planter for a few days. Forecasts for rain Monday and Tuesday actually panned out, bring nearly 90/100ths of always prec...
  • Future kindergartners eager to be students; Roundup gives preview

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Excitement and noise. Bright eyes and big backpacks. New clothes and new experiences. That could sum up the Kindergarten Roundup at Chase County Schools (CCS) last Friday. Forty-seven prospective kindergartners attend...
  • NRD to look at rule change for transfers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nearly every month, the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) hears variance requests from landowners and irrigators to transfer allocations from one tract to another. The board has typic...
  • Streets again main issue in front of council

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Streets and infrastructure were the main focus areas for a second consecutive meeting of the city council.     On Monday, the council approved creation of two Street Improvement Districts (SIDs) for paving with cur...