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  • 11/11/11 a special day for twins

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican People are always looking for the special significance of the same day/month/year combinations, such as 11/11/11. The Carman twins of Imperial look no further than their own birthday. Sagan and Elisha, daughters of Me...
  • Burpo family featured in statewide magazine

    Imperial Pastor Todd Burpo and his book, “Heaven is for Real,” are featured in the November/December 2011 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine. In the “Writers and Artists’ section of the magazine, “A Visit to Heaven: Colton Burpo’s Story,” Nebra...
  • County hospital adds ear, nose, throat specialist

    Chase County Community Hospital announced this week the addition of Dr. Phillip Fitzpatrick to the list of visiting specialists.   Dr. Fitzpatrick specializes in all aspects of ear, nose and throat (ENT) pathology, in particular,  skin cancer of ears, n...
  • Popular firearm deer season opens Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican According to Game & Parks Commission forecasts, the 2011 firearm deer season should set a record for antlerless whitetail harvest. The popular season, especially in this area’s Frenchman Unit, opens Saturday and...
  • Mays, Gockley named CCS Longhorn football captains

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Teammates selected senior lineman Brady Mays and junior quarterback Kale Gockley as captains for this year’s Longhorn football team. As a senior, Mays provided the leadership the team needed. As tight end, Mays ...
  • Bull elk season sees record of 91 harvested

    The bull elk hunting season closed Oct. 23 for the majority of the state, with a record 91 bulls harvested. Only the Boyd Unit, where three bull permits were issued, remains open. So far, 80 percent of the hunters who had a bull or either-sex 2011 Nebras...
  • Four area teams headed to state volleyball

    Chase County beat Class D-1 qualifier Sutherland twice By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Four area teams, two of them on the Lady Longhorn schedule, are headed to the Nebraska State High School Volleyball Tournament Nov. 10-12 in Hastings and Grand...
  • Smith: have dream, make good decisions

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The audience was, by turns, very quiet, laughing and applauding as former Imperial resident Mike Smith talked with Chase County Schools students last Wednesday about their dreams and how to achieve them. “Set the ba...
  • One-act play challenging to cast

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “A powerful, thought-provoking contest piece” is how Chase County Schools speech coach Jill Bauerle describes the upcoming one-act play. Students are readying “Property Rites” by Alan Haehnel for competition i...
  • Sixth graders win prizes in Lions’ peace poster contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three members of the sixth grade class at Chase County Schools were awarded certificates and prizes Tuesday morning as winners in the Imperial Lions Club’s peace poster contest. Paulina Orozco’s poster was chosen ...
  • Huskers stunned by Northwestern

    Road to Big Ten championship game just got tougher By Eric OlsonAP Sports Writer LINCOLN (AP)­—Nebraska figured there would be bumps in the road in its first season in the Big Ten. Northwestern wasn’t supposed to be one of them. The Cornhuskers, who...
  • EPA-certified lead paint renovator training schedule in Imperial

    The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise will offer EPA Certified Lead Paint Renovator Training from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus in Imperial. If you are involved in painting, repair, or renov...
  • Red Cross ‘Holiday Mail For Heroes’ program available in Third District

    Congressman Adrian Smith (NE-3) joined other members of Congress for the annual ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ card signing to show support for American military personnel, veterans and their families this holiday season. Smith’s offices in Scottsbluff ...
  • Halloween parade a lot of laughs

                        In addition to a lot of creativity, Monday’s annual Halloween parade of costumes at Chase County Schools also brought forth laughter. One such group (may we call them Joe Banana and his Bunch?) comprised of fi...
  • Extra hour of sleep coming this weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, as residents in most of the United States, including Nebraska, turn their clocks back an hour when they go to bed Saturday night. The return to Standard Time officially starts t...
  • State of Schools report has mixed results for Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The State of the Schools report, released last week by the Dept. of Education, highlights the performance of groups of students on state reading, mathematics and writing tests, as well as science. This report includes...
  • Pumpkins transformed in school’s decorating contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was hard to tell some of the pumpkins were actually pumpkins in Monday’s pumpkin decorating contest at Chase County Schools. Open to students in grades K-6, the decorating contest challenged youngsters to be cr...
  • Aircraft carriers the show of muscle in Navy fleet

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican■ Editor’s note: Pankonin was among five Nebraskans who visited the USS Carl Vinson during training exercises in mid-September. Visitors got a rare, first-hand look at life aboard an aircraft carrier and were wit...
  • Target group of homeowners can receive assistance to rehab homes

    Chase County is leading a cooperative effort to provide some needed renovation to homes within the county. Using funding provided by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Chase County has leveraged a partnership with USDA Rural Development to a...
  • FBLA finalizing plans for Veterans Day program

    The annual Veterans Day program presented by the FBLA chapter will be held on Nov. 11 at the Chase County High School auditorium. There will be two programs again this year. The first program will be at 9:30 a.m. and will be presented to the grade 7-12 st...