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  • Wrestlers are state-bound

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase County will be taking two wrestlers to the state tournament this week at the Qwest Center in Omaha. Keithan Cochran and Jeremiah Lueth both came home with runner-up medals from the C-4 District tournament in Val...
  • High school wrestling championships on TV Saturday

    One of Nebraska’s most popular high school sporting events, the NSAA State High School Wrestling Championships, are broadcast live across the state on NET1 and in high-definition on NET-HD. Viewers will be able to watch all of the action of the annual ...
  • Season over for Lady Longhorns

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was the rubber match between Chase County and Perkins County in the first round of the C2-11 subdistricts Monday night. Each team having beat the other once this season, Monday’s winner would come with bragging r...
  • Longhorns capture one of three close games

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns found themselves in the midst of three tight games last week. With just a minute left, the Longhorns remained tied with the top-rated D-2 Wauneta-Palisade Broncs last Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Wa...
  • Varsity girls finish regular season with three games in five days

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a busy finish to the Lady Longhorns’ varsity basketball regular season, with three games spanning just five days last week. Two games were on the road to Wauneta/Palisade and Hershey. Mixed in between was Cha...
  • Enders Lake on EPA’s ‘impaired waters’ list

    DEQ official said lake is safe for fishing, recreation By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Enders Lake is one of 259 water bodies or streams in Nebraska that has been included in the latest Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of impaired wat...
  • Test your jigsaw puzzle skills

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Are you one of those people who spend nights working jigsaw puzzles on a card table in your living room? Then, the Lied Imperial Public Library has a contest for you. The first annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament will be ...
  • Longhorns taking two wrestlers to state

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican After two days of tough wrestling, the Chase County wrestlers qualified two members for the state tournament in Omaha. Keithan Cochran and Jeremiah Lueth both advanced to the finals of the district tournament last ...
  • Stars can tell us much

    By Vernon Whetstone, BenkelmanAmateur Astronomerthestargeezer@gmail.com I don’t necessarily hold with the idea of astrology. The notion that the location of the sun, planets and the stars can mean anything as far as having an effect on our lives is a l...
  • Champion restaurant merits motorcycle group’s honor

    Each year, the Frenchman Valley Riders Chapter W organization recognizes one restaurant as the group’s favorite place to eat. This year, The Country House in Champion merited the award. The chapter then held its annual anniversary dinner there Feb. 5. R...
  • NRD board feels land purchase a win-win situation

    More details outlined during Feb. 1 meeting ■ Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles that will examine details of the purchase of 4,000 acres to be used for a stream augmentation project by the Upper Republican Natural Resources Dis...
  • Kids’ b-ball teams converge on Imperial

    A total of 21 youth basketball teams from Imperial, Holyoke, Benkelman, Ogallala and Grant competed in tournaments held here Saturday. There were divisions for 4th/5th grade boys and girls, along with 6th grade boys and girls. Teams from Benkelman won all...
  • Christensen seeking accountability from HHS

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial makes no bones about how he feels about one of state government’s largest agencies—Health and Human Services (HHS). On Monday, the Legislature passed a resolution on a 43-0 ...
  • ‘So, how much longer ‘til spring?’

    The first day of spring is five and a half weeks away, and Imperial residents are certainly counting the days, especially after another blast of winter this week. Five inches of snow fell overnight Monday and into Tuesday, causing another late start at ...
  • Chase County’s show choirs rated ‘gold’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Both Chase County’s 9th St. Singers and its junior high show choir earned gold trophies at Monday’s Show Choir Festival in Imperial. They were among 14 show choirs performing in the western site festival hosted ...
  • Hip, hip hooray for reading!

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “We like reading, yes we do. We like reading, how ‘bout  you?” That was one of the cheers reverberating in the Chase County Schools Longhorn Gym last Friday, as students and teachers  held a reading pep rally....
  • Dessert theatre scheduled

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Hospital Foundation is hoping to entertain 175 people at its second annual Dessert Theatre Feb. 19. Delicacies and 10 entertainers have been lined up for the event. Foundation Director Randy Vlasin sa...
  • Actor, Director, Entrepreneur Alan Ovson to keynote 2011 MarketPlace

    Early bird registration ends Feb. 11 Alan Ovson (pronounced Ohv-son), founder of Ovson Communications in San Francisco, Calif., will keynote the fifth annual MarketPlace Conference, Feb. 22-23 in Kearney. The 2011 MarketPlace Conference will give farmers...
  • Modern modes of communication create positives, negatives

    Communication means continue to change dramatically as the years go by. I recall when one of my best friends went to Brazil as a Rotary exchange student our senior year in high school. It took eight days for a letter to go one way. So even if we responde...
  • Kudos to Sen. Johanns for work repealing 1099 mandate

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor After months of work, Nebraska’s U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns can celebrate victory in his efforts to repeal the burdensome 1099 requirement that had been buried in the healthcare law. Section 9006 of the f...

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