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  • Longhorns’ fate sealed in closing seconds of game

    Plainsmen score with nine seconds left By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In a district game with major playoff implications, the Chase County Longhorns lost  their grip on an automatic playoff berth in the closing seconds against Perkins County Fr...
  • Chase County FCCLA Chapter prepares for Red Ribbon Week

    Chase County Schools will be participating in Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-27. The Chase County FCCLA Chapter has several activities planned to encourage students to make the choice to be drug-free. Students in grades K-8 are being encouraged to dress accordi...
  • Food drive planned for Make a Difference Day

    This Saturday the VFW Post 4688 Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate “Make a Difference Day” with a food drive. Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others, a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors, according to Sue Mo...
  • Lottery soon for deer hunting access on Central Platte Valley

    Hunters may now enter into a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access (PRRA) lands in the central Platte River Valley, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Thirty-two hunters will be chosen from a random drawi...
  • Softball team hopes to develop further for next year’s season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Losing just one senior to graduation means a lot of players back for the 2012 Chase County Schools softball season. And, what those returners do during the coming year will have a big effect on how next year’s seaso...
  • A weekend of fun at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch

    Last weekend’s beautiful fall weather made it another memorable time at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch, west of Champion. Hundreds again turned out to make selections from their large array of pumpkins for the fall season. Above, cousins Madelynn Hanes, left, an...
  • IVFD puts safety first in Fire Prevention Week events

    What’s the best way to protect our family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the best defense is a ...
  • Coach: too many errors, serving factor into week’s losses

    Lady Longhorns enter weekend’s SPVA  tourney with top seedBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Jodie Schuller is banking on the fact her team will be hungry to win at this week’s SPVA Conference Volleyball Tournament. Entering with the No. 1 s...
  • Cross country boys second at Grant

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn cross country boys finished second in the Perkins County Invitational/SPVA meet held at the Grant golf course last Thursday. Not only did the runners have to battle the course itself but th...
  • Chase County shows some early offense, but is eliminated from district tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thirteen hits in Chase County’s two district softball games weren’t enough for the Lady Longhorns to advance beyond two games in the double-elimination tournament. Even a three-run homer from sophomore Jodi Koelln...
  • Longhorns run streak to three with win over Bridgeport

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns improved to 4-2 with a 31-0 win at Bridgeport Friday. The win sets up the annual rivalry game against 5-1 Perkins County here this Friday. The game takes on added importance because the w...
  • Service organizations remain vital force in communities

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor In these times of budget constraints and every other news story reporting about cuts here and cuts there, the viability of service organizations and individual volunteers is more important than ever. On...
  • Imperial range judgers score well at state

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican State range judging competition was tough at Sidney Oct. 4, with 152 students competing in the senior and 186 competing in the junior divisions. Imperial FFA had 16 students competing. Spencer Hartman scored fourth pl...
  • College students well into year of study

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican College students with ties to Imperial are well into the first semester of their post-secondary studies at colleges and universities. Here is a report on the students’ course of study, where they are attending colle...
  • Cornfield fire burns about 10 acres; limited damage at apartment fire

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A fire burned down the Champion Woman’s Club a few days earlier, and that was just the start of a busy week for the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD). Last Thursday afternoon, a day after the Champion blaze,...
  • Donna Rufenacht Fuller memorial gift pushes Cancer Walk past $10,000 mark

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze “Boy, she was something else,” says Rod Fuller, in describing his wife, Donna Rufenacht Fuller, who died of cancer this past June. He misses her terribly, but thinking of her free of pain, safe in the arms of Jesus eases...
  • ‘Cinderella’ tickets now on sale at school

    Chase County Schools’ musical “Cinderella” will be presented next weekend, Oct. 22-23, in the school auditor­ium.  Those wanting to attend can reserve tickets now by calling the school at 308-882-4304, and asking for Director Randy Hayes. Ticket p...
  • Juniors, seniors interact with local businesses at Career Fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican What better way for students to learn about what local businesses have to offer for future jobs than a Career Fair right in their own school? That’s what was happening Tuesday morning at Chase County Schools. Junior...
  • Fire destroys farm house south of Wauneta

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze “My favorite childhood place” is how Ashley Fortkamp described the large two-story farmhouse on Wauneta’s South Divide that was home to her great-grandparents John and Lena Doetker. Vacant since their deaths, with Lena...
  • Reactions mixed to No Child Left Behind option

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In the wake of President Barack Obama’s move to allow states to opt out of the controversial No Child Left Behind law, a new round of arguments has begun. The policy was supposed to improve American education, but l...