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  • 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...
  • Chantal Heathers and Shannon Liewer chosen girls’ team captains

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The two seniors on Chase County’s Lady Longhorn basketball team, Chantal Heathers and Shannon Liewer, were chosen team captains by their fellow players. Coach Nancy Sorensen announced the team captain selections las...
  • Five off Longhorn teams earn post-season SPVA honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Four seniors and a freshman earned SPVA all-conference honors last week following conclusion of the state’s high school basketball seasons. SPVA Conference boys’ and girls’ coaches met in Paxton March 12 to make...
  • Donate to food pantry, receive a free game at 4-H Carnival

    By Kimberly CookUNL Extension Educator The Chase County 4-H Council will be sponsoring the annual 4-H Carnival on Friday, March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Imperial at the Chase County Fairgrounds exhibit hall building. This year’s carnival theme is “4-H...
  • Ducks Unlimited celebrates 75 years

    The annual Frenchman Valley Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter banquet is coming up. Scheduled for Saturday, March 24, the banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour at the Imperial City Gym.  A prime rib sandwich dinner follows at 7 p.m. A live auction, ...
  • Last school Bloodmobile set for March 28

    An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held at Chase County Schools March 28. The drive will be held in the high school gym from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. School Nurse Angie Paisley said the goal is 60 units of blood. If all Bloodmobiles held at the school meet...
  • City’s grass pile already seeing some violations

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With last week’s warm weather, local residents were already out mowing lawns. That means activity was up at the Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency’s grass pile at the south edge of Imperial, where local residen...
  • Wauneta’s support of nursing home project surpasses fundraising goal

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze The generosity and dedication to the Heritage of Wauneta nursing home by Waunetans and expatriates has been felt by all in the past year since Vetter Health Services (VHS) announced their plans to sell or close Wauneta’s ...
  • Phillips County Art Show to be held March 22-25

    The 2012 Phillips County Art Show marks the 10th year this regional show has been sponsored by Phillips County Arts Council. The art show is Thursday-Sunday, March 22-25,  at Holyoke High School, 545 East Hale Street. The work of artists of Colorado and...
  • Meeting of Minds group to gather March 29

    Imperial’s Meeting of the Minds organization has set Thursday, March 29, for the next meeting. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran fellowship hall. The meeting will include reports on some of the community projects underway or planned ...
  • District court case against Stuart Gordon goes to jury

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Public defender Joel Burke offered an insanity defense for Stuart Gordon, 23, who is accused of stabbing Marie Sieperda outside the Imperial Subway store on the night of July 6, 2010. Gordon went on trial Tuesday,...