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  • Chase County official attends weed control conference

    Randy Bartlett, Chase County Weed Superintendent, attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association (NWCA) 68th annual conference in Kearney Feb. 9-11. The theme was “Formula for Successful Weed Management.” Session topics included invasive management p...
  • Holmes scheduled for surgery

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Following a consultation with surgeons at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha last week, Dustin Holmes of Imperial has been scheduled for surgery. The 18-year old will undergo surgery for at least six h...
  • February brings reminder to take care of your heart

    February is known for Valentine’s Day, the color red and hearts. While more emphasis is given to the middle of the month and the Valentine’s Day holiday just passed, the color red also signifies hearts in another realm—the one beating in your chest....
  • Suspense and spaghetti

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cast has been announced for the Lied Imperial Library’s rendition of “Pasta, Passion & Pistols,” a melodrama scheduled for Feb. 27. Put on by the Friends of the Library, the murder mystery concerns the d...
  • Local artist Armando Villarreal featured on NET program

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Viewers of Nebraska Educational Television Monday night may have caught a glimpse  of Imperial artist Armando Villarreal. Nebraska Stories aired a feature of the artist working on a painting of David Ortiz of the Bos...
  • Another meeting being set on Wauneta/ Palisade talks with Hayes Center

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze So far, there is no new news on the possible activity cooperative agreement or district unification between Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools and Hayes Center Public Schools. Last week the Breeze reported WP and HC sc...
  • Registration opens March 1 for SCORE camps

    “Go Wild With Science” is the theme for this summer’s SCORE science camps, whose online registration opens March 1. The camps will be held the week of June 8-12. SCORE stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences. Parents can register onlin...
  • Girls’ regular season wins equal best in 15 years

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thirteen wins in a season hasn’t been seen on the Lady Longhorn varsity girls’ record for 15 years. After winning Friday and Saturday in Holyoke, Colo., and Hershey to complete the regular season, Chase County...
  • Lady Longhorns see season end in subdistrict semifinals

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After upsetting No. 4 seed Gordon/Rushville by a basket in Monday’s play-in game of the C1-12 subdistrict tournament, the Lady Longhorns, seeded No. 5, lost to top-seeded Mitchell Tuesday. Tuesday’s 67-43 loss end...
  • Three finish in top 10 at state

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three on the boys’ high school bowling team finished in the top 10 individually at the state bowling tournament Saturday. The team advanced to state held at Lincoln’s Sun Valley Lanes after finishing second in t...
  • ‘I’m headed to state wrestling’

    It was a very emotional win for Chase County freshman Aaron Hinojosa in the semi-finals at the District C4 Meet in Mitchell. After winning his semi-final match over Alex Wamboldt of Bayard, Hinojosa exploded with joy as he realized he was going to get a c...
  • Soccer registration deadline comes next week

    Fee to register increases $15 after Feb. 27By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About 100 registrations are already in for the 2015 spring soccer program in Imperial. League Coordinator Bruce Peterson said that’s around half of the number in last year...
  • State wrestling finals to be aired Saturday

    One of Nebraska’s most popular high school sporting events, the NSAA State High School Wrestling Championships, will be broadcast live across the state on NET1. Viewers will be able to watch all of the action of the finals in all classes, telecast from...
  • Wrestlers qualify three for state meet in Omaha

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican It could have been better, but Head Coach Matt Vlasin said he was satisfied with qualifying three Longhorn wrestlers for this week’s state tournament. After the drought Chase County has suffered for the last coupl...
  • Longhorns overcome 14-point deficit to defeat Holyoke

    Regular season comes to an end here Friday By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two big wins recently over Bridgeport and St. Pat’s helped the Chase County Longhorns build some character as the regular season draws down to a close. However, the Long...
  • ‘Super shooters’ take home trophies

    Twelve youths went home Sunday with trophies in the annual Super Shooters Contest sponsored by the Imperial Jaycees. Boys and girls compete in the same age divisions, with first place overall qualifying for the state contest March 14 in Doniphan. In a min...
  • Discovery of signs hatches questions about hatchery

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Jan and Rick Elliott were cleaning out a rental house that they recently purchased  at 1127 Broadway when they made an interesting discovery. In the attic of the house they found two signs for Whitten Hatchery, an ...
  • School, art teacher chosen for pilot project assessment

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It is a “huge honor” for the Chase County Schools (CCS) elementary art program and K-8 art teacher Lindsey Tomaso to have been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Arts funded Model Cornerston...
  • A match made online meant to be

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It only took one day. The wedding is May 23. When Brian “Slim” Strand returned home to Imperial following college to farm with his parents, Agnes and Wayne, he was unattached. He gave himself until age 27 to find ...
  • New Longhorn bus already on road

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Good reviews are coming in on the new Longhorn activity bus put into service last Thursday. Rex Felker, director of transportation for Chase County Schools, picked up the bus Feb. 3 in Grand Island. It was out on th...