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  • Debate continuing on required voter photo IDs

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican More debate is scheduled for next week, as amendments continue to be added to a bill that would require presentation of photo identification prior to voting in an Nebraska election. Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen, spons...
  • Big project this summer will revamp school’s HVAC system

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A $2.661 million project was approved by the CCS board of education that will revamp the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. After a lengthy discussion at the March 13 board meeting, th...
  • Jury convicts Stuart Gordon of second degree assault

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Jurors took about four hours after getting the case to return a guilty verdict against Stuart Gordon late Wednesday afternoon, March 14. Gordon was found guilty of second degree assault, a class III felony, which is...
  • ‘Heat’ is factor in winning Chamber’s Chili Cook-Off

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican According to some of the taste-testers, winners in last Thursday’s Chamber-sponsored Chili Cook-Off were some of the spiciest entered. Karen Hayes of Imperial went home with the first place prize for her Pork Chili...
  • Rollover claims lives of two Perkins County teenagers

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel The lives of two Grant families who had dreams and expectations for their teens were shattered by a fatal accident early Saturday morning on West 4th Street. Several communities in southwest Nebraska are grieving the ...
  • Hogsett sets state speech in sights

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Andrea Hogsett, a sophomore at Chase County Schools (CCS), is headed for state competition in speech. She placed third in the poetry division at the district finals last week in North Platte. Hogsett based her reading...
  • FFA sends 40 to state competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When the Imperial FFA team heads to the State FFA Convention in Lincoln March 28-31, 15 chapter teams with 40 students will be represented, as well as 14 students on the junior high quiz bowl team. Eight FFA members w...
  • Great Western Cattle Trail group being formed in area

    Southwest Nebraska RC&D voted at its February meeting to form a Nebraska Chapter of the Great Texas Cattle Trail. The first meeting was held Thursday, March 15, at the North Shore Marina in Hitchcock County. Approximately 30 people were in attendanc...
  • Household hazardous waste collection coming to Imperial next week

    The Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Program and Southwest Nebraska RC&D has scheduled collection events in southwest Nebraska to help local residents dispose of potentially hazardous household products at no charge. Collection events will...
  • Dad’s legacy lives on after 10 years

    Sunday will mark 10 years since my father took his last breath on this earth and joined the angels. Oh how vividly I recall that day. It was bitter sweet as death of someone near and dear tugs at the heart strings in a big way.But envisioning him with res...
  • New Chamber event a ‘hot’ time

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorA new event sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce was a “sizzling” time last Thursday. The first annual chili cook-off drew 12 entries to the city gym, where a lot of people showed up to taste...
  • City honors longtime police chief at retirement luncheon

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Larry Browning was the guest of honor Tuesday at a retirement luncheon in Imperial. The near 30-year member of the Imperial Police Department, the last 20 as chief, will retire the end of March. His son, Police Sgt....
  • One of injured firefighters Sunday an Imperial native

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Jennifer Struckmeyer, one of the three firefighters injured in Sunday’s fire in Yuma County, has strong ties to Imper­ial. The former Jennifer Melton, a 1994 graduate of Chase County High School, is the daughter of...
  • Three firemen injured when winds shift in Sunday’s Yuma County fire

    By Brenda BrandtHolyoke Enterprise Jennifer Struckmeyer of the Wages Volunteer Fire Department suffered second and third degree burns on 25 percent of her body in the Heartstrong Fire in Yuma County Sunday afternoon, March 18. Struckmeyer is in the North ...
  • 20th Don Stine Track Invitational

    Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Cambridge(Times are CT) SCHEDULE OF EVENTS9:15 a.m. Scratch and Add Meeting (in the shed at the north end of the track)10 a.m. Field Events: Four attempts (Shot, Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump) No finalsFirst SessionBoys pole ...
  • Longhorns are 25 strong heading into track opener

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With just one senior and four juniors on the Chase County boys’ 2012 track roster, Head Coach Marc Mroczek has a young team this season. Those numbers are a sharp contrast to last year when the Longhorns were led by...
  • Youths turn out in big numbers for wrestling tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the biggest turnouts in recent years showed up at Saturday’s youth tournament sponsored by the Chase County Wrestling Club. Shawna Rusher, who helped coordinate the tournament, said 175 youths in preschool ag...
  • Imperial Lanes hosts Fortkamp memorial tournament

    The Emil Fortkamp Memorial City Tournament was held at Imperial Lanes during the month of February. Receiving first place for men’s teams was Harchelroad Motors with a score of 3009. Second place went to Fontanelle Hybrids with a score of 2981. Bowling ...
  • Five teams compete in annual Kearney Blowout tournament

    9th grade boys win their division By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Five Imperial basketball teams traveled to Kearney over the weekend to participate in the Kearney Blowout, the final event of the season held by Mr. Basketball, Of the five teams, ...
  • Depth expected to aid Lady Longhorns this track season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With 29 athletes on the roster, Head Coach Al Zuege believes depth will be a real strength for the 2012 track season at Chase County Schools. Three weeks of practice are under their belts, and with this season’s coo...