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  • Labor from 41 FFA members up for auction Saturday night

    Imperial’s FFA chapter will hold its annual soup and pie supper/labor auction Saturday starting at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost is $5 for the meal. Youths five and younger eat free. After the supper, 41 FFA members, who each will provide eight ...
  • Two-point third Horns’ undoing against Chadron

    Longhorns finish season with 19-6 recordBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “One quarter kind of undid us,” Longhorns Head Coach Carl Zuege said, looking back at the team’s subdistrict final loss to the Chadron Cardinals last Thursday. The ...
  • Large banquet crowd benefits Pheasants Forever

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A crowd of about 220 celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Southwestern Nebraska Chapter of Pheasants Forever Saturday night in Imperial. The amount raised from the banquet, silent auction and auction isn’t tallied...
  • Two area teams in Lincoln for girls’ state basketball

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two area teams, Dundy County-Stratton and North Platte St. Pat’s, are in Lincoln this week for the girls’ state basketball tournament. In addition, Chadron, who won the C1-12 subdistrict in which Chase County comp...
  • Science student teacher enthusiastic about students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican David Keim of Bridgeport  is busy traveling from teacher to teacher and class to class at Chase County Schools (CCS). He is student teaching this semester to complete his education at Chadron State College. Keim, 23,...
  • Murderer exposed at library

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The boyfriend did it! Those attending the Lied Imperial Public Library’s interactive murder mystery “Pasta, Passion & Pistols” Friday night dug the murderer’s identity out of the suspects. Sixty people att...
  • Ninth St. Singers perform at Grand Island competition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Grand Island Senior High School’s “Islander Invitational” held Saturday drew 21 groups, performing throughout the day in four separate divisions.   Among the groups were Chase County’s 9th St. Singers. Groups...
  • Senators advance bill to change state’s electoral votes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska legislators voted to break a filibuster Monday on the winner-take-all distribution of presidential electoral votes. During his weekly tele-conference call Tuesday, 44th District Senator Dan Hughes said the...
  • Students make trip to Lincoln

    On March 27, CCS students attended Statehood Day at the Nebraska Capitol in Lincoln. They were honored for their accomplishments at the Nebraska State Fair in September. Honorees who traveled to Lincoln included, front from left, Miles Hanes, Ashton Robin...
  • Co-op, unification discussions continue between WP, HC schools

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta-Palisade and Hayes Center public schools continue to discuss a possible activities agreement (co-op) or district unification. Representatives from each board met for the second time on Feb. 25 in Palisade. ...
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling favors Nebraska on imported water supplies

    Nebraska still liable for $5.5 million settlementBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “This is a huge win for Nebraska.” That’s how Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) Manager Jasper Fanning described the opinion released by the U...
  • Cheer, cheer the gang’s all here

    Fans at Friday’s boys’ basketball game had some special entertainment at halftime of the varsity game when youths in the Feb. 14 cheerleading camp performed. Individual grade level groups gave short programs, guided by members of the Chase County Sc...
  • TeamMates program underway at CCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A number of the students participating in the TeamMates program at Chase County Schools (CCS), along with their mentors, were introduced at the Longhorn-Sutherland basketball game Friday. There are 17 fifth grade ...
  • Kids’ tourneys infiltrating local gyms this weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Gyms in Imperial will be extra-busy this weekend. Two separate youth tournaments will infiltrate three gyms in the community, starting with Friday night’s Chase County Youth Wrestling Tournament for wrestlers in eig...
  • Public to get glimpse of Villarreal’s art

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s been awhile since Chase County residents have been able to see Imperial native Armando Villarreal’s artwork. From now until March 6, a variety of his creations are being displayed at First Bank & Trust in...
  • Plates promoting breast health get hospital’s support

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Community Hospital is supporting an effort to raise awareness of the need for breast health in Nebraska. Through the State of Nebraska and Komen Nebraska, those interested may apply for a breast cancer ...
  • City reschedules bid submission date on East 5th property sale

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Due to a missed deadline on the legal advertisement, the city has rescheduled the bid submission date for a lot it plans to sell on East 5th Street. The city council adopted a modified ordinance at their Feb. 16 meeti...
  • Banquet celebrating 25 years of service

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican This is a special year for the Southwest Nebraska chapter of Pheasants Forever. Members will be celebrating their 25th annual banquet with some special items. A power point presentation will inform those attending t...
  • Farming Evolution workshop promotes healthy soil practices

    By Isaac KreiderThe Holyoke Enterprise More than 280 individuals gathered at the Phillips County Event Center for the fourth annual Farming Evolution workshops, Feb. 12-13, presented by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The yearly event maintain...
  • Cattlemen’s Classic livestock judging championship team includes Gittleins

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A team that won the senior division championship at a major livestock judging competition Saturday included two local brothers. Regan and Brady Gittlein of rural Wauneta, a junior and freshman at Chase County Schools,...