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  • Chase County/Perkins County football rivalry shelved for two years

    The two teams won’t meet next season after playing for 86 years By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It’s sad. Disappointing. Too bad. That pretty much sums up what football fans in both Imperial and Grant said after learning the two schools won...
  • ‘Feed My Starving Children’ returning to Imperial this July

    Dates for the 2012 “Feed My Starving Children” volunteer food packaging effort here have been announced by the local committee.After a huge success in its first time in Imperial in 2011, the effort will return July 24-28 this year.A goal of packaging ...
  • The red carpet rolled out

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first ever “Roll Out the Red Carpet” Valentine’s Day event, sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce, was a big success Saturday night. Four lucky couples were “driven and dined,” thanks to Chambe...
  • Little input on NRD’s proposed changes on pooling, transfers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With little fanfare Monday, board members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources (URNRD) approved the proposed changes in rules governing pooling and transfers. The board conducted a public hearing on the propose...
  • Bring out chili recipes for cook-off

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Cooks and consumers alike are wanted for the first annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce. Scheduled for March 15, the event will give both those who cook chili and those who eat chili a ...
  • P.E.O. sponsors education for women

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories concerning organizations that benefit the Imperial area. Volunteering in a community, through organizations, is a way to pay back for the benefits that the community offers an individual.By C...
  • FFA teams perform well at district

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two Imperial FFA teams from Chase County Schools brought home purple ribbons following district competition in Curtis last Wednesday. Four teams qualified for state competition. The Ag Sales team of Mollie Ringleman, ...
  • Record ag land prices seen across Nebraska

    Recent sale of irrigated ground in Chase County tops $5,000 an acre By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta real estate agent Page Johnston remembers the precise day he and fellow real estate brokers realized they were witnessing a major turning point in ...
  • Board considering $3 million HVAC replacement for school building

    ■ Editor’s note: For more than a year, the CCS board of education has been discussing options that would update the school building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Due to the cost involved, Supt. Matt Fisher offered to rev...
  • Wide range of community classes new to MPCC roster

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The number of classes offered by Mid-Plains Community College’s Imperial Campus just keeps expanding. Five have just been added to the spring semester in the community education category. First on the list is “Sel...
  • Infrastructure vs. governor’s tax cuts

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman gets high marks for keeping Nebraska’s financial house in order with balanced budgets during the course of a recession that walloped many state governments across the cou...
  • City ordinance being drafted on freight containers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After an hour-long public hearing at their Feb. 6 meeting, council members directed Imperial’s city attorney to draft an ordinance regulating use of freight containers. Based on recommendations from the Planning Com...
  • A big shoe to fill

    Members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter at Chase County Schools has a service project underway, collecting used shoes in good condition for the Soles4Souls program. The chapter will be accepting pairs of shoes in thi...
  • Longhorns qualify one for state wrestling tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican With an inexperienced group of youngsters headed to the district wrestling meet in Kearney last Friday, no one was sure how Chase County would handle the pressure. The Longhorn team consists of only three freshmen a...
  • Andrew Schilke to open State Wrestling Tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Fans won’t want to be late if they are heading to the state wrestling tournament this week. Andrew Schilke will be wrestling in the first match of the tournament. Today (Thursday), the Omaha Centurylink Center kicks...
  • Lady Longhorns’ season ends

    The 2011-12 Lady Longhorn basketball season is in the books after a loss Monday night in the opening game at subdistricts played in Grant. Members of the Longhorn boys’ team, above, congratulated the girls as they left the gym after a hard-fought loss t...
  • District Legion baseball tourney here this summer

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial has been chosen to host the district tournament for Junior Legion Baseball this summer. The double-elimination tournament is scheduled at Imperial’s Campbell Park for mid-July. Last year, Imperial’s junio...
  • Fifth grade hoops team wins at Grant

    A fifth grade boys’ basketball team took first place in a youth tournament in Grant Saturday. Enroute to the championship, the Imperial team defeated Med. Valley, Paxton and Perkins County twice. Members and team coaches included, front from left, Cole ...
  • Rock the house, Zags

    by Jana Pribbeno The Imperial Republican By now, most of you are aware that I am a Gonzaga Basketball fan and have been for several years. Flying across three states, renting a car and driving for six hours just to see our favorite college basketball te...
  • Lady Longhorns finish 1-2 in final regular season games

    By Jan Schultz and Dianne StammThe Imperial Republican Chase County certainly had a lot of game time the week before Monday’s girls’ sub-district tournament opener. Over a five-day span last week, the Lady Longhorns played three games, finishing their...