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  • Several adult education classes started in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mid-Plains Community College is offering several classes for adults eager to improve their education. One is Adult Education, and one is English Language/Civics. The Adult Education program was designed to improve bas...
  • Grasshoppers in winter wheat should be managed now

    Grasshoppers that emerged this summer could now be a problem to this year’s emerging winter wheat, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologist said. Emerging winter wheat has very limited foliage so large grasshopper numbers can easily keep the wheat ...
  • Assisted living celebrated this week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial Parkview Heights is celebrating National Assisted Living Week along with the nation, Sept. 11-17. An open house is scheduled for today (Thursday) from 2-4 at the facility at 9905 Grant St. Parkview Heights is...
  • Wauneta women inspire others impacted by cancer

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze To Mindi Goings it’s not a cancer walk so much as a cancer march. “Because that’s what we do even with all we are dealing with—chemo, radiation, doctor visits, hospitalizations— we march. We just keep on marching ...
  • 9/11 tribute, impressive airshow spark emotions

    While in Lincoln to cheer on the Huskers, Russ wanted to seize the opportunity to watch the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team during an airshow the next day. We’ve had the fortune of connecting with Miss America on various occasions an...
  • Hard to find event with more impact than 9/11

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Some events are permanently engraved in our memories. Many of us in the U.S. recalled one such event last Sunday, Sept. 11, when the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks by terrorists was ...
  • Judge: Stuart Gordon not competent for trial; medication ordered

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The State of Nebraska’s case against Stuart A. Gordon took a detour last month as the 23-year-old was found not competent to stand trial. The judge in the case also ordered that the defendant undergo medical treatme...
  • CCS students earn savings bonds at state fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Students from Chase County Schools earned a number of awards and honors at the Nebraska State Fair’s Education Department contest. This year’s theme was “My Favorite Place in Nebraska.” Youth competed in art, ...
  • Lady Longhorns down Wray in varsity volleyball action

    Varsity takes three of four from Lady Eagles By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County gave up one game, but captured the other three and the match in home high school volleyball action last Thursday. Coach Jodie Schuller said her team came ou...
  • Spickelmier wins steer wrestling event at Chadron State rodeo

    Imperial native Miles Spickelmier won the steer wrestling event at the Chadron State College rodeo last weekend, where he is in his senior year of study. He took first in the event with times of 5.8 and 5.0 seconds. His hazer is Jake Kraupie of Bridgeport...
  • JV team gets win at Scottsbluff tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Playing eight games over two days with just 11 players available, members of the Lady Longhorn softball team could have gotten worn out and tired. But Coach Denise Smith said her players hung in there during the heavy...
  • New gym wall pads will provide added safety

    Seven businesses help provide most of cost By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Things keep changing in the Longhorn gym. The most recent addition are a pair of new Longhorn gym wall pads installed this week. Patrons attending tonight’s (Thursday’s)...
  • Annual 150-rock trap shoot this Sunday

    The Plainsman Rifle and Pistol Club will be holding its annual 150 Rock Trap Shoot this Sunday. The shoot will be held at the trap range 10 1/2 miles south of Imperial on Avenue 331 (junk yard road). Shooting will start at 1 p.m. Events for the afternoon ...
  • Series of five home softball dates ahead

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County softball fans will get to watch the Lady Longhorns at home for five consecutive dates. After hosting Gering for a varsity double-header Tuesday this week, the schedule of home games continues as follows: ...
  • 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...