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  • New Tribes Mission Aviation’s new plane introduced in Grant

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first Kodiak turbo-prop plane to be owned by New Tribes Mission Aviation was displayed in Grant Jan. 9. The visit was a tribute to the fact that New Tribes had a pilot training facility in Grant, established with ...
  • Innocence of youth gives new perspective to Holocaust story

    By Lori Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-publisher Concentration camp stories and the whole World War II Holocaust concept are devastating and painfully heart wrenching to say the least. During the holidays, I enjoyed that age-old movie, “Sound of ...
  • Tuesday election should be wake-up call

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorWho would have ever thought what happened Tuesday in Massachusetts would happen?For the first time since the 1970s, a Republican, Scott Brown, was elected to the U.S. Senate in that largely Democratic, bl...
  • Peter Kiewit grant again offers Imperial $20,000 for food, utilities

    Last year’s positive report of Imperial’s distribution of a Peter Kiewit emergency relief grant for food and utilities was a key for the Imperial Community Foundation to receive a second $20,000 for the same purpose. Representatives from the Southwes...
  • CCS junior high teacher wins VFW district award, now on to state competition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Marc Mroczek, who teaches grade 7-8 English and physical education, and is a three-sport coach at Chase County Schools earned a district VFW teacher award. As winner of the District 4 Citizenship Education Teacher Awa...
  • Indians corral Longhorns in dual

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns were only able to pick up two victories in the dual held at Chase County Schools gym last Thursday night. Coach Matt Vlasin said his team came out flat and didn’t show much intensity in the dual. The L...
  • Longhorns place sixth at home invitational

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Coach Matt Vlasin was pleased with the results his varsity squad finished with at Saturday’s home invitational. Keithan Cochran won his first tournament championship on his home mats. Coach Vlasin was very proud...
  • Girls’ varsity looking to get back on winning track

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Lady Longhorns are hoping to turn things around in this week’s SPVA conference tourney, which for the girls’ division, started Monday in North Platte. Coming into the week-long tournament at Mid-Plains Commu...
  • ’Horns lose heartbreaker at Grant, can’t bounce back against Gothenburg

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Longhorn boys’ basketball team fell to 2-9 after a pair of losses last weekend. In a rematch with Perkins County Thursday, the Longhorns played their best ball of the season, leading the game most ...
  • Two from CCS compete at Wallace speech meet

    Two Chase County Schools speech team members received both excellent and superior ratings at a speech tournament in Wallace Saturday. Joel Fisher participated in serious prose with “Nailed” by Patrick Jones. The story is about a boy who is the victim ...
  • Peppy Agnes drums up spirit

    Band music and spirit add a lot to a home basketball game, and that was the case Friday night when the Longhorn basketball teams hosted Gothenburg. Agnes Strand, who was directing the pep band, also recruited a few of the younger kids in the crowd to hold...
  • Knights-sponsored free throw contest Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youths should be tuning up their free throw shooting skills this week in preparation for Sunday’s annual contest sponsored by the Imperial Knights of Columbus Council. The free throw contest is set for a 1 p.m. star...
  • Elizabeth Kitt reflects on her experience competing for ‘The Bachelor’

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze It was no bed of roses this week for Chase County’s homegrown reality TV star. Having received early roses in the two prior weeks of televised competition for the final rose and possibly a marriage proposal from 31-year-...
  • Patients provided 24/7 info via new web portal service

    Chase County Clinic recently added a service that will allow patients to check certain medical information via a secure web-based system called the patient portal. This service is used in conjunction with the clinic’s electronic health records and will...
  • Plans start for annual alumni banquet May 29

    Alumni officers and class directors met Monday at Chase County Schools to begin planning the annnual alumni banquet. This year’s alumni banquet will be held May 29 at the CCS cafe­teria. Directors this year for honor classes are: 1940—Joan Wenzlick. ...
  • City trash pickup limited to what’s in toters

    Extra trash exceeding toter capacity being left behind By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Some city residents are finding bags of trash left behind after the weekly Imperial sanitation truck has been by their homes. It wasn’t missed. City sanitat...
  • Newest rural tanker arrives

                                      The Imperial Rural Fire District’s newest tanker arrived Monday, joining the fleet used by the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said the new tanker is a ...
  • Nebraska’s ethanol industry starts to see some rebound

    Company sells back land slated for Imperial site By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Prospects for Nebraska’s ethanol industry look good going forward, according to Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board. The industry took a...
  • Senator Christensen bills raising some eyebrows in Lincoln

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial hasn’t even got all the bills he plans to introduce in the hopper yet but those he’s dropped in so far are creating a stir and raising eyebrows. LB 889, his version of the ...
  • Council scraps rental housing standards; will start over

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While city council members have scrapped a proposed ordinance for rental housing standards for Imperial, they don’t plan to drop the idea entirely. On Monday, the city’s four council members voted down the propose...

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