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  • Police officers helping out as sheriff’s deputies

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican County Sheriff Kevin Mueller was back in the office a few days this week and last after spending time with his wife, Marsha, at a Kearney hospital. His wife was life-flighted to Kearney Nov. 1 after suffering a stroke...
  • HHS office in Imperial to close in February

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services office in Imperial will close sometime in February 2012. That’s according to Jean Atkinson of the HHS Communications Department in Lincoln. The Imperial office wi...
  • Penn State scandal a national wake-up call

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Scandal  rocked the Penn State University family, along with a nation, last week when a former assistant football coach was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly committing sex acts on boys as young...
  • Amtrak expresses thanks for emergency response

    By Jason FrederickBenkelman Post Emergency responders, Dundy County Stratton school and Benkelman city Administrators, Amtrak and Burlington Northern Santa Fe train officials filled the high school gym in Benkelman last Tuesday, Nov. 8. Many of the same p...
  • Lisa Schilke completing student teaching at CCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Volunteering in her children’s classrooms has led Lisa Schilke to obtain her teaching degree. On Friday she will complete a semester of student teaching in fourth grade teacher Gary Patch’s class at Chase County ...
  • Board ponders heating, cooling improvements

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Starting some long-range planning on the heating and cooling systems at Chase County Schools was part of the board’s Nov. 8 meeting. Two representatives from Trane of Omaha, Denny VanHorn and Larry Cihal, offered th...
  • Practice house burn on schedule this Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Area firefighters are hoping the weather cooperates this time for a practice house burn this Sunday. Spearheaded by the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department, several other area departments are also expected to take part...
  • Early Sunday morning fire call burns cornstalks

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Firefighters from Imperial had a wake-up call, literally, early Sunday when burning cornstalks near the Dundy/Chase County line were reported. The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) was paged at 2:07 a.m. Sunda...
  • Area author’s western romance now in print

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “I was mowing the lawn—it’s my peace and quiet time—and it just came to me.” Writing her first published contemporary western romance wasn’t really that easy for Rachel Gloy Ervin of Ogallala. “Under a ...
  • Season’s first four days are good for hunters

                                    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Numbers in this area are again running ahead of last year after the first four days of Nebraska’s firearm deer season. It’s been that way for at le...
  • Chase County teams play early exhibition games next week

    Longhorn teams on road this year for Hall of Fame fundraiser By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County basketball teams, who just started practicing Monday, will already see competition on the hardwoods next week when they help raise funds for...
  • Lady Longhorn season reviewed; coach says great year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As she reviewed the 2011 volleyball season, Chase County Coach Jodie Schuller had a lot of accolades for her team. While she would have liked to proceed beyond the first round of subdistricts, the team’s final 19-9 ...
  • Lady Longhorns earn post-season honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nebraska’s high school volleyball season is over with six state champions crowned last week in Grand Island at the state tournament. That also means post-season honors. Five members of the Chase County volleyball te...
  • Santa letters offered by local organization

    A local organization is offering parents the chance to order letters from Santa for their children. Chapter IG, P.E.O. is offering religious or traditional letters that are sent from Santa to children. The letters are personalized by members of Chapter IG...
  • Vision of Trees coming up

    The Champion Women’s Club annual Vision of Trees is scheduled for Dec. 3-4 at the Champion Community Center. Events include a potato bar beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday and a soup lunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, raffle items, a silent auction, entertainment a...
  • Show choir earns gold at Scottsbluff

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools’ 9th Street Singers performed well at the 20th annual Old West Weekend Choir Fest Nov. 5 in Scottsbluff. Competing in Division 3-A, the group was the only one in that division earning a Gold Tro...
  • High school wrestling underway

    Practice could officially start Monday for high school wrestling in Nebraska, and four of the Longhorn wrestlers were doing just that. Meeting in the school’s wrestling room, just west of the bus barn, Asst. Coach Rob Lueth, at far left, observes as his...
  • Trap shoot open to public

    The Plainsman Rifle & Pistol Club is opening up a trap shoot this weekend to the public. The club’s annual Thanksgiving Trap Shoot will be held the Sunday before the big holiday on Nov. 20 starting at 1 p.m. at the range, 10.5 miles south in Imperia...
  • State football finals start Monday; games air on NET Nov. 21, 22

    Each November high school football athletes from across Nebraska gather in Lincoln and in a the spirit of competition battle for school pride as the state football playoffs decide the top teams in six different class divisions. Don’t miss a play as eac...
  • FCCLA group attends district workshop

    Twenty-three Chase County Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members participated in the District 11 Fall Leadership Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Mid-Plains Community College in McCook. Two hundred and twenty students from eight ar...