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  • Bracketology contest ends in tie

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s Imperial Republican Bracketology Contest for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament came down to a three-way tie after Duke was crowned the national champion Monday night. Matt Vlasin, Ray Lindekugel...
  • Imperial FFA students are in Lincoln for state convention

    ■ FFA advisors to receive state award. PAGE 1.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools and the Imperial FFA chapter will be well represented at the State FFA convention in Lincoln this week. Not only will six students receive their Sta...
  • Frenchman Valley Coop making changes at service centers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop (FVC) announced this week they will be making changes at their car-care service centers, effective next Monday, April 13. General Manager Doug Ohlson said their service centers in Imperial, Gra...
  • Choice Gas program sign-up starts Friday, deadline April 23

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The sign-up period for the 2015 Choice Gas program begins Friday, April 10 and runs through Thursday, April 23, at 11 p.m. MT. The Choice Gas Program gives customers the opportunity to choose their natural gas prov...
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program continues to provide for area residents

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Area residents have been receiving the assistance of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for decades. It may be a somewhat unknown service, but personnel from the program’s Kearney office say the every-other-mon...
  • Speech protected, no matter how offensive

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican When Sen. Ernie Chambers went off in a recent committee hearing comparing police to ISIS, his defamatory statements incensed his colleagues, even to the point that some wanted his resignation from the body. One th...
  • Many ways to show our veterans we care when Wall visits

    Dear Editor, In 13 days AVTT Traveling Wall will be escorted through main street carrying the names of over 58,000 souls who lost their lives during Vietnam. Somber but true. In 14 days the opening ceremony will set the mood of the full four-day recogniti...
  • Fourth graders represent Imperial at Tree City USA event in Lincoln

    ■ City will transfer funds to help make Manor bond payment PAGE 1.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican City officials were treated to a youthful presentation at the start of the city council meeting Monday night. Three fourth graders at Chase County Sc...
  • Lady Longhorns miss Ogallala meet win by three points

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A couple of tenths of seconds here and there might have made the difference in a championship for the Lady Longhorns last Thursday. But, Sidney squeezed by Chase County to win the girls’ division at the Ed Moore I...
  • Longhorn boys score in nine events at Ogallala meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As in years past, the Ed Moore Invitational in Ogallala last Thursday stood up to its reputation as a tough meet. Chase County Coach Carl Zuege said it’s the toughest meet of the season for the Longhorns. This yea...
  • Strand team wins old man’s b-ball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Strand team won the Old Man’s Basketball Tournament held in Imperial March 28. Originally planned for a two-day tourney, the schedule was shifted to one day after two teams dropped out a couple days before the g...
  • Top place-winners named from 5K Race to Finish MS

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s inaugural 5K Race to Finish MS was a success with 90 runners and walkers registered for the event March 28. An estimated $3,400 was raised from registrations and a silent auction held the day of the race....
  • New toilet facility recently completed at Enders Lake

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A concrete outhouse has been completed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on the south side of Enders Reservoir at No Name Bay. At a cost of $25,000, the outhouse was built by Boom Concrete of South Dakota. It ...
  • PC Raceway opener April 11-12; motorcycles join mix on Sunday

    By Brenda Johnson BrandtHolyoke Enterprise Family entertainment at Phillips County Raceway adds more to the mix this season, and it opens this weekend. In a doubleheader racing event Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, one-on-one grudge matches for street c...
  • North Platte’s Sally Thalken receives national service award

    Sally Thalken, recently retired coach of the North Platte Community College Lady Knight volleyball team, was awarded National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Service Award at their 74th annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz., in March. The NJCAA ...
  • Students compete at music concert

    Fifth and sixth grade vocal students and seventh and eighth grade band students from Chase County Schools competed in the Ogallala Middle School music contest March 28. The vocal students, under the direction of Jodie Leiss, brought home seven excellent...
  • Fundraisers Friday for families in need

    Imperial is a caring community. One way in which care is shown is fundraisers for families in need. A free will donation lunch to help offset medical expenses for Jerry Garrido will be held Friday by, and in front of, Adams Lumber. Hamburgers, hot dogs an...
  • Hartman elected to student senate, running for speaker

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Spencer Hartman of Champion is hoping to become the next speaker of the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN). He was nominated at a meeting Wednesday, with elections to be held April 15. Hartma...
  • Veteran’s perspectives

    ■ 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. We will continue to feature stories that are submitted in anticipation of the ...
  • Students in grades 1-2 have much in store at SCORE

    Students finishing first and second grades this school year will have their first opportunity to experience SCORE June 8, 9 and 10. SCORE, headquartered in Imperial, stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences. The camps are sponsored by Chase Co...