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  • Longhorn home meet full of tough competition

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s cross country meet last Thursday featured one of its toughest fields in a number of years. The boys’ field included two of the top 10 teams in Class D while the girls’ race included ranked teams in ...
  • Longhorns return to the gridiron this week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This season’s bye week came at a good point in the season, Coach Dan Lenners said. The Longhorns got last Friday night off and will return to action this week at North Platte St. Pat’s. Lenners said the injury ...
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration highlights airshow, 9/11 tribute

    A fitting tribute commemorating the 9/11 10th anniversary kicked off the Guardians of Freedom Airshow Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Lincoln Airport. Above, military representatives present the colors on the ground. Meanwhile, the U.S. flag flies from the sky w...
  • Sherryn Regier is hospital’s 2011 Caring Kind Employee

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A longtime nurse at Chase County Community Hospital has been named the 2011 Caring King Employee. Sherryn Regier, RN, BSN, actually marks her 30th year with the hospital today (Thursday). Regier said she has no troub...
  • Good weather, good crowds make for busy Labor Day auction

    With one of the more pleasant Labor Days, weather-wise, in years, Monday’s annual Fanning Auction event held on the last holiday of the summer drew good crowds, according to Karen Fanning. She said over 800 numbers were distributed to potential buye...
  • CCS performance mixed on state reading, math testing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nearly 72 percent of Nebraska students met or exceeded state reading goals and about 63 percent met or exceeded the mathematics standards, according to the 2011 state test results released by the Nebraska Department o...
  • ICE officials detain six men in Imperial Wednesday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Six agents from the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in North Platte were in Imperial Wednesday morning. According to reports, six men were detained without resistan...
  • FVC distributes $1.9 million in cash dividends to members

    Manager highlights facility improvements at annual meeting By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop distributed$1.915 million in cash patronage dividends to its members for the fiscal year ending Jan 31, 2011. FVC General Manager J...
  • Kunnemann: second state fair in GI goes smoothly

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s Nebraska State Fair went off as smoothly as could be for just its second year at its new location in Grand Island. That’s according to Dan Kunnemann of Imperial, who serves on the Nebraska State Fai...
  • College student info sought by newspaper

    Each year, as students from the Imperial area return to college campuses, The Imperial Republican attempts to gather information on where they are going to school, their program of study, parents’ names and other activities. A form for that information ...
  • Annual Historical Society banquet, program this Sunday

    Good food, good music and good company will be on tap at the Country House in Champion when the Chase County Historical Society holds its annual banquet there this Sunday, Sept. 11.The banquet will start at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by the Cow...
  • School hosting college info night on Monday

    Students planning on attending a two or four-year college or university after high school and their parents are invited to a College Information Night at Chase County Schools on Monday, Sept. 12. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Shorthorn gym at th...
  • ‘Cinderella’ choice for high school musical this fall

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican “Cinderella” will be staged by the Chase County High School’s chorus as this year’s musical. Rehearsals are underway for the musical to be presented Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:30...
  • U.S. Senate candidate Pat Flynn coming to Imperial this Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate will be in Imperial this Friday morning. Pat Flynn, 52, of Schuyler said he is on a swing through western and southwestern Nebraska this week, and will start his day early in Imp...
  • Candlelight vigil to commemorate Corrie Wood’s unsolved homicide

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel In honor and celebration of the life of Corrie Wood, a candlelight vigil will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Grant City Park. The public gathering from 6-10 p.m. marks the three-year anniversary of Wood’s dea...
  • Red Cross receives more than $66,000 in grain donation effort

    The Nebraska Corn Growers Association presented a $66,588.07 ceremonial check to the American Red Cross at the Nebraska State Fair on Sept. 4. The check represented money raised through the Corn Growers grain donation program that supported Red Cross rel...
  • Year’s second quarter of city sales tax tops $107,000

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two of the three months of city sales tax receipts in the second quarter of this year represent the fourth and fifth highest months of receipts on record. April, May and June of 2011 showed strong sales, according to ...
  • Hair salon changes hands

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Longtime stylists Kristi McNair and Karra Meeske have purchased the former Just for Looks and renamed it Klassy Kreations. Located at 820 Douglas, the shop was sold by Holli Purkypile Aug. 25. McNair and Meeske worked...
  • Imperial banker chosen for LEAD’s 2011-13 program

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Josh Fries, an assistant vice president and loan officer at First Bank & Trust in Imperial, will be among the LEAD group of Fellows for 2011-13. LEAD stands for Leadership Education/Action Development and the Grou...
  • OSHA cites Parks producer following grain suffocation

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited DL Cattle Trading LLC Co. for two willful, nine serious and one other-than-serious alleged safety violation at the company’s cattle feedlot and farming opera...