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  • Another plus from small town life

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor The latest Rural Nebraska Poll has good news for those of us living in the small towns on which the poll concentrates. This poll’s topic this time was people’s concern about crime. Basically, the po...
  • Jim Jenkins running for Senate as Independent

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican ■ Editor’s Note: There are two candidates running for U.S. Senate as Independent candidates. Both made campaign stops in Imperial this election season. This is the first of two stories on the Independent cand...
  • Another undefeated week; squad runs record to 15-1

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County’s varsity volleyball team hasn’t lost a match since Sept. 6 at the Lexington Tournament. That run of victories, including six last week, pushed the Lady Longhorn record to 15-1 at the start of this...
  • McNair tailgate party Friday will mark sixth year

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican For a sixth year, McNair Agency of Imperial will hold its appreciation tailgate party as part of Chase County Schools’ homecoming activities this Friday night. The McNair family and staff will serve the meal from...
  • Youths on to state after local Punt, Pass, Kick

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Six local youths are eligible to compete in this weekend’s state Punt, Pass and Kick football contest in Kearney after winning their age divisions at Sunday’s local contest. Youths eligible to move on include J...
  • Softball team meets two top district teams

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County met the top two teams in its district among the five softball games they played last week. While the Lady Longhorns came up short in both contests with Cozad and Gothenburg, Coach Denise Smith said her...
  • Cross country teams go 1-2 at Dundy County/Stratton

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn cross country teams turned in strong performances at the Dundy County/Stratton (DCS) meet in Benkelman last week. The Longhorn boys took first in the meet, with their top four finishi...
  • IVFD extinguishes tree pile fire

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Firemen from Imperial and Lamar were paged to a tree pile fire west of Champion last Thursday shortly after 12 noon. Imperial Fire Chief Nick Schultz said they dumped foam and water on the tree pile owned by Jeanni...
  • Range judging teams place second, third, fourth at state contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial FFA had several teams in the running for the state championship range judging on Sept. 25. A total of 101 teams comprised of 382 individuals competed north of Curtis in Frontier County. In the senior divisi...
  • 44th District candidates to meet at Imperial candidate forum

    Questions for forum sought from public By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Both candidates seeking the 44th District legislative seat will face the public during a candidate forum to be held in Imperial, Tuesday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. at the...
  • ALL Cancer Walk winds through Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican More than $1,800 profit was realized during the annual Chase County Community Hospital ALL Cancer Walk on Saturday. About 141 people took part in the event, now in its sixth year. This year the emphasis was on lu...
  • Property tax requests climb more than $1.64 million across county

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Property tax requests from taxing entities across Chase County increased by more than $1.64 million compared to last year’s tax requests. All of the taxing entities from schools to fire districts to cemetery d...
  • CCS orders new activity, route buses

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican After months of deliberation and study, Chase County Schools will have a new activity bus the first of the year. At a special school board meeting Sept. 12, board members voted 9-0 to buy a Blue Bird 42-passenger a...
  • Twenty-four-year-old dies in accident northwest of Imperial

    Another young man killed in harvest-related rollover near Wauneta By Jan Schultz and Sheri Hink-Wagner The Imperial Republican and The Wauneta Breeze Two young men, both age 24, died in separate vehicle accidents in Chase County the past week. Oleksan...
  • Center hoping to recruit new cooks for Sunday dinners

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican In the Imperial Community Center kitchen hangs the sign, “The older I get the better I cook.” Anyone attending one of the center’s fundraising dinners on the second Sunday each month knows that’s a fact. ...
  • School implements new science program

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican When students in grades K-5 returned to Chase County Schools this fall, their teachers were ready with a new science curriculum. Over the summer a committee of teachers and administrators met to select a new progra...
  • Poppin’ up some corn next month

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican There will be some different projects popping during the annual Imperial Chamber of Commerce Popcorn Days Oct. 31. It’s time to get prepared. As usual, Chamber businesses will be handing out popcorn to customers ...
  • Departments respond to late-night misreported structure fire in Lamar

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial and Lamar Volunteer Fire Departments were both called out late last Wednesday to what was believed to be a structure fire in Lamar. IVFD Fire Chief Nick Schultz said the rural units left the...
  • Improving, expanding department goals of new industrial arts teacher

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican First-year teacher Jeff Gleisberg is excited about teaching industrial arts at Chase County Schools. The Curtis native is also teaching careers, and drafting, and is coaching varsity football and varsity girls’...
  • Imperial FFA sweeps district range judging contest

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial’s FFA chapter didn’t leave much room for anyone else to take the top spots in the District Range Judge Contest Sept. 16 in Keith County. In both senior and junior divisions, Imperial finished with th...

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