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  • Greenblatt & Seay entertain with a variety of instruments

    The husband and wife duo David Seay and Debby Greenblatt of Avoca, Neb., known as Greenblatt & Seay, provided the entertainment at Saturday’s Chase County Hospital Foundation appreciation event Feb. 28. The couple started the evening with the guitar...
  • Lenten prayer gatherings moved to breakfast time

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A change in the meeting time will greet participants in this year’s Lenten Prayer gatherings in Imperial, which start today (Thursday). Previously meeting over the noon hour, the programs will begin at 6:45 a.m. wit...
  • State senators proposing change in marijuana laws

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor It would make good sense to pay attention to some of the legislation being proposed in this session of the Nebraska Unicameral, namely dealing with our marijuana laws. Two bills deal with allowing use o...
  • Holmes returns home following surgery

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “All those prayers were answered.” That’s what Kayla Holmes said of grandson Dustin Holmes’ surgery last week to remove a tumor from the top of his spine. Holmes, 18, underwent surgery Feb. 24 to remove a tumo...
  • CCS grads back at school, this time subbing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Just a few short years after they graduated from Chase County Schools (CCS), two young men are back, this time on the other side of the desk. Kyle Bottom and Jonathan Hess, both 2011 CCS graduates, have been substitut...
  • Cost share available for soil moisture probes

    The Upper Republican Nautral Resources District is now accepting applications from ag producers/landowners in the district to receive cost share for up to four soil moisture probes for use in 2015. The Nebraska Environmental Trust has recommended that the...
  • Labor from 41 FFA members up for auction Saturday night

    Imperial’s FFA chapter will hold its annual soup and pie supper/labor auction Saturday starting at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost is $5 for the meal. Youths five and younger eat free. After the supper, 41 FFA members, who each will provide eight ...
  • Two-point third Horns’ undoing against Chadron

    Longhorns finish season with 19-6 recordBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “One quarter kind of undid us,” Longhorns Head Coach Carl Zuege said, looking back at the team’s subdistrict final loss to the Chadron Cardinals last Thursday. The ...
  • Large banquet crowd benefits Pheasants Forever

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A crowd of about 220 celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Southwestern Nebraska Chapter of Pheasants Forever Saturday night in Imperial. The amount raised from the banquet, silent auction and auction isn’t tallied...
  • Two area teams in Lincoln for girls’ state basketball

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two area teams, Dundy County-Stratton and North Platte St. Pat’s, are in Lincoln this week for the girls’ state basketball tournament. In addition, Chadron, who won the C1-12 subdistrict in which Chase County comp...
  • Science student teacher enthusiastic about students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican David Keim of Bridgeport  is busy traveling from teacher to teacher and class to class at Chase County Schools (CCS). He is student teaching this semester to complete his education at Chadron State College. Keim, 23,...
  • Murderer exposed at library

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The boyfriend did it! Those attending the Lied Imperial Public Library’s interactive murder mystery “Pasta, Passion & Pistols” Friday night dug the murderer’s identity out of the suspects. Sixty people att...
  • Ninth St. Singers perform at Grand Island competition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Grand Island Senior High School’s “Islander Invitational” held Saturday drew 21 groups, performing throughout the day in four separate divisions.   Among the groups were Chase County’s 9th St. Singers. Groups...
  • Senators advance bill to change state’s electoral votes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska legislators voted to break a filibuster Monday on the winner-take-all distribution of presidential electoral votes. During his weekly tele-conference call Tuesday, 44th District Senator Dan Hughes said the...
  • Students make trip to Lincoln

    On March 27, CCS students attended Statehood Day at the Nebraska Capitol in Lincoln. They were honored for their accomplishments at the Nebraska State Fair in September. Honorees who traveled to Lincoln included, front from left, Miles Hanes, Ashton Robin...
  • Co-op, unification discussions continue between WP, HC schools

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta-Palisade and Hayes Center public schools continue to discuss a possible activities agreement (co-op) or district unification. Representatives from each board met for the second time on Feb. 25 in Palisade. ...
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling favors Nebraska on imported water supplies

    Nebraska still liable for $5.5 million settlementBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “This is a huge win for Nebraska.” That’s how Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) Manager Jasper Fanning described the opinion released by the U...
  • Cheer, cheer the gang’s all here

    Fans at Friday’s boys’ basketball game had some special entertainment at halftime of the varsity game when youths in the Feb. 14 cheerleading camp performed. Individual grade level groups gave short programs, guided by members of the Chase County Sc...
  • TeamMates program underway at CCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A number of the students participating in the TeamMates program at Chase County Schools (CCS), along with their mentors, were introduced at the Longhorn-Sutherland basketball game Friday. There are 17 fifth grade ...
  • Kids’ tourneys infiltrating local gyms this weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Gyms in Imperial will be extra-busy this weekend. Two separate youth tournaments will infiltrate three gyms in the community, starting with Friday night’s Chase County Youth Wrestling Tournament for wrestlers in eig...