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  • Alumni cheerleaders to perform at half this Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A performance by a group of alumni Chase County High School cheerleaders was snowed out last week during the Longhorn homecoming football game. But, a rescheduled performance is set for this Friday night, Oct. 16, at ...
  • Lady Longhorns gain third seed in SPVA volleyball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County enters this week’s SPVA conference volleyball tournament as the No. 3 seed, behind North Platte St. Pat’s and Perkins County. The Lady Longhorns will face No. 6 seed Sutherland in first round play ton...
  • Longhorn boys win SPVA, Perkins Co. titles

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Last Thursday’s winning effort by the boys’ cross country team at Grant counted as a two-fer with the team bringing home both the SPVA and Perkins County (PC) invite titles. This marked the second year in a row...
  • Wooly Bully gets into pep rally fun

    Wooly Bully had fun with students at last Friday afternoon’s Chase County Schools homecoming pep rally in the Longhorn gym. Above, Wooly Bully helped the elementary grades yell the “We got spirit, how ‘bout you?” chant, as they went back and for...
  • Nebraska deer-vehicle collisions increase over past five years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican According to State Farm Insurance claims data, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in Nebraska is up 54 percent from five years ago. That compares with an 18.3 percent increase over the entire United States. Using i...
  • Those annoying fruit flies

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As I sat at my computer at The Imperial Republican, fruit flies broke my concentration. They buzzed me, dive bombing my keyboard. I slapped at them. Fruit flies were the main topic of conversation at our staff meeting...
  • McNairs celebrate 50th with tailgate party

    The McNair Agency celebrated 50 years of serving Imperial and Chase County with a tailgate party before Friday’s football game. It wouldn’t be a tailgate without being outside so the event was held outside the sports complex, despite the dropping temp...
  • Firefighters volunteer time to teach students

    Last Friday, members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department were the teachers at Chase County Schools, as they presented fire prevention education to students in the three kindergarten classes that morning. Above, firefighters Duane Todd and Dirk Hil...
  • Chase County band marches at Sidney

    Forty-one grade 7-12 members of the Chase County School marching band were in Sidney Oct. 3 for the annual Oktoberfest Parade. Nineteen bands participated in the event, and Chase County competed in Class C. First in their division went to Kimball, while...
  • No craft fair in Imperial this year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the annual craft fair this year, usually held the first Saturday in November. “There’s just no interest,” Sue Moore of the Chamber said. “Last year there ...
  • Wauneta native, Craig Kitt, returning to southwest Nebraska for benefit concert

    By Gene O. MorrisExecutive DirectorFox Theatre-McCook “Sounds of Thanksgiving” will resonate through the historic Fox Theatre in McCook when an accomplished pianist from East Hampton, N.Y. returns to his southwest Nebraska roots to present a celebrati...
  • Vaccines run out at Saturday flu shot clinics

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Both flu shot clinics at the fairgrounds and one for children at Chase County Clinic ran out of vaccines Saturday, as area residents lined up for protection against the seasonal flu. Lori Mendenhall, lab supervisor ...
  • Two H1N1 virus cases confirmed in Wauneta

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze The H1N1 virus has officially hit the area. With two confirmed cases of influenza A subtype H1N1 reported in Wauneta within the past week— resulting from lab tests on a 22-year-old man and six-year-old boy from the same f...
  • Ninety people walk, raise funds for cancer patients

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The “Moving Forward With Hope—ALL Cancer Walk,” sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital on Saturday, drew a crowd of people and touched on many emotions. It was a day of hope and remembrance for most of t...
  • FFA junior team wins state range judging; is fourth at regionals

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An Imperial FFA team of two freshmen and two sophomores captured the Nebraska state range judging junior division title, then went onto the Old West Regionals and brought home fourth place. In his first year as an FFA...
  • Homecoming activities peak this weekend for CCS students

    A week of wacky dress-up days are leading up to Friday’s Homecoming activities at Chase County Schools, which include a 2:50 p.m. pep rally in the Longhorn gym, Friday night’s home football game against Bridgeport and the crowning of a Homecoming king...
  • Cancer support group forming in Imperial

    Area residents are invited to an organizational meeting of a family cancer support group at 3 p.m. (MT) on Sunday, Oct. 11, in the fellowship hall of the Imperial United Methodist Church, 420 Holland Street, in Imperial. The meeting is co-sponsored by th...
  • Judges coming Tuesday to measure city on community improvements

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial will be in the spotlight Tuesday morning, as judges with the Nebraska Community Improvement Program (NCIP) visit the city for the judging process. Imperial is again entered in the statewide Governor’s Commu...
  • Insurance agency celebrating 50 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The public is invited to be the guests of McNair Agency, Inc. on Friday, during a tailgate party at the sports complex at Chase County Schools. A barbeque will be held prior to the homecoming game, from 5:30-7 p.m. ...
  • Maddux to be honored with National Golden Spur Award

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze You will soon be able to add the National Golden Spur Award to the long list of honors and accolades earned by Wauneta’s Jack Maddux. Later this month Maddux will become the 32nd honoree to receive this prestigious award, ...

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