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  • 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...
  • City wants to keep lot on Broadway

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican City officials indicated they want to keep the empty lot between 7th and 8th Sts. on Broadway. A request to purchase the ground where the old K-4 Imperial Grade School building stood came before city officials from Jo...
  • Supreme Court says LB 701 occupation tax constitutional

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eighteen months after a district court ruled the occupation tax in LB 701 was constitutional, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed that ruling in an opinion released Friday. In March 2010, Lancaster County District ...
  • Supreme Court says LB 701 occupation tax constitutional

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eighteen months after a district court ruled the occupation tax in LB 701 was constitutional, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed that ruling in an opinion released Friday. In March 2010, Lancaster County District ...
  • World Youth Day: a pilgrimage not to be forgotten

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For a group of 24 from Imperial and Wauneta, World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain last month will forever be etched in their memories. The local group flew out of Denver Aug. 13 and returned Aug. 24 after experiencing t...
  • Young entrepreneurs wanted

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The city of Imperial and Mid-Plains Community College have teamed up to start an E-Club for area youths who own businesses. E-Club (Entrepreneurship Club) will have an initial meeting Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Mid-Pl...
  • Popular eatery, health food store reopens

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The damage sustained by M&M’s Natural JAZ following a wind and rain storm earlier this summer may have turned into a blessing in disguise. The resulting damage from the storm caused owner Marcy Nesbitt to totall...