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  • Great Plains Communications adds projects to annual Troops Program

    Last year, Great Plains Communications provided free shipping for more than 200 USPS approved goodie boxes to overseas troops. This year, the company plans to add two new projects to its “Support Our Troops Program,” creating additional opportunities...
  • Sunday brunch benefit to aid starving in Africa

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A growing humanitarian crisis in East Africa and the Horn of Africa has prompted a local church to help where they can. This Sunday, members of St. Patrick Catholic Church and its Altar Society are sponsoring a brunch...
  • ‘Ella Marie’ takes on unique meaning

    Summertime brought a fun visit from Australian relatives that was indeed intriguing. I attempted to prepare my grandchildren for the accent they could expect from our anticipated company. I showed them pictures of the kids on Facebook.“They don’t look...
  • Important month ahead for health

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorChase County Community Hospital just completed a mini health fair, at which more than 500 people took advantage of blood draws, checking levels as a prevention tool. As we all know, early detection of man...
  • Mid-Plains offering variety of tax classes

    The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise will offer three tax classes the first week of October in McCook. “Sales and Use Tax” will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon CT on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at McCook Community College in room 201 of McMillen Hall and fro...
  • Summer season at Enders Lake a good one

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Game & Parks seasonal superintendent, Beau Licking, said it was a good summer at Enders Lake Recreation Area, both in attendance and recreational opportunities. While this was his first summer as the lake’s supe...
  • Young Longhorns get experience in 62-0 win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn football team scored on every possession in the first half en route to a 63-0 victory over a winless Morrill Lions team Friday night. One thing the game did for the varsity was to keep them...
  • Boys second at Dundy County/Stratton cross country meet, girls third

    Both teams finish in the middle of the pack at UN-K meet Monday By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Cross country coach Carl Zuege saw some marked improvements in his teams’ performances last Thursday at the Dundy County/Stratton (DCS) meet and M...
  • Free trap shoot for youth this Sunday

    A trap shoot for youths of the area, designed to teach the rules and etiquette of the sport, is scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Plainsman Trap Club. Youths through the 12th grade are welcome. Starting time is 1:30 p.m. The club is located a half...
  • Six-match week finds Lady Longhorns catching breath

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A crowded week of volleyball action is a good way to describe the past week, and upcoming one, when looking at the Lady Longhorn schedule. Chase County just came off a five-day span that included six matches, and head...
  • Softball team hits end of regular season; districts next week

    JV team picks up another win By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The short, six-week high school softball season is quickly coming to a close. Today (Thursday) marks the Lady Longhorns’ final regular season games and the C-6 district tournament star...
  • State’s first death from listeria outbreak confirmed

    The Department of Health and Human Services reports the state’s first death from listeriosis, a foodborne illness.    Test results indicate that a man in his 80s from the western part of the state died earlier this month from listeriosis. “My sympat...
  • State Patrol: credit card scam targets classifieds

    The Nebraska State Patrol is urging citizens to be aware of a fraudulent scam targeting classified ads. Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol received a complaint from a man who ran a classified ad in his local paper. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the ma...
  • Multi-million dollar contract awarded for Red Willow Dam modification

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced that SEMA Construction of Centennial, Colo., has been awarded a contract of $15,346,900 to conduct extensive modifications of Red Willow Dam. The dam, located 10 miles northwest of McCook...
  • Spickelmier leading team roping after fall high school rodeo season

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County freshmen Ty Spickelmier finished the fall season of the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association in the top position in team roping. As a heeler, Spickelmier and one of his partners, Curtis Welsh of Scot...
  • Fundraiser to be held for Zambian mission

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Crossroads Wesleyan Church and Country House Restaurant of Champion are hosting “A Taste of Zambia” Oct. 15-16 on the Champion main street as a fundraiser for the church’s three-year Village Partnership with Sia...
  • Imperial UMW hosts district annual meeting

    The Imperial United Methodist Women were hosts to the Great West District United Methodist Women annual meeting Saturday, Sept. 17. Nadine Thompson, District UMW President from Sutherland, opened the meeting with introduction of guest pastors and spouses...
  • Family Fun Fest coming to Imperial Bible Church

    Fall Family Fun Fest will be held at Imperial Bible Church this Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. with activities for all ages including hayrack rides, games and an evening meal. The public is invited to attend. Of special interest will be a dessert ...
  • Corn fields buzzing with activity

    While the full-blown corn harvest is still a ways off, corn fields in the Chase County area have been buzzing with activity with the cutting of ensilage and the harvesting of high moisture corn. Orv Green and his crew have been busy chopping ensilage fo...
  • School’s budget asks for $513,000 more in taxes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools will be using $513,000 more in property taxes to support the 2011-12 budget approved by the board Sept. 13. Tax askings will grow from $5,510,000 the past year to $6,023,000 for 2011-12, an increa...