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  • 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,...
  • Year’s last quarter of sales tax down considerably

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As expected, the final quarter of 2014 finished below most of the previous fourth quarters the city of Imperial has been receiving city sales tax income. Fourth quarter figures for 2014 were about 35 percent below tho...
  • Highest court in the land has spoken

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican It’s often said the wheels of justice move slowly. The suit that Kansas filed against Nebraska clear back in December 2007 couldn’t be any better proof of that. Finally, more than seven years later, the issue...
  • Area schools making plans to continue co-op/unification talks

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Early this month, on Feb. 4, committees from the Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board and the Hayes Center Public Schools board met to discuss a possible cooperative agreement (co-op) for extracurricular activities,...
  • Longhorns close out regular season with Friday win over Sutherland

    Win first round of subdistricts By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorns closed out the regular season with an  18-5 mark after defeating Sutherland Friday night 49-26. They followed that up Tuesday night with a 56-35 win over ...
  • Wrestlers fall short at State Championship Tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican In a bittersweet end to the wrestling season, Head Coach Matt Vlasin took solace in the fact that the drought of not qualifying anyone for state wrestling had been broken but pondered on how much better the ending cou...
  • Girls’ season ends in subdistricts with 14-11 record

    Five road games in eight days took tollBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Following an exciting two-point win in the C1-12 subdistrict opener on Feb. 16, Chase County’s Lady Longhorns fell to Mitchell the next night, ending their season at 14-11. C...
  • Brandi Confer enthusiastic about student teaching

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Benkelman native Brandi Confer began her last semester of college by entering classrooms in Imperial. The 22-year old is completing her student teaching prior to graduating from Chadron State College in May. Confer is...
  • Police stress safety with K-12 students

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Since last fall, students at Chase County Schools have been hearing a message of safety from the Imperial Police Department (IPD). It’s been an annual program presented by the IPD for several years. Police Chief Rya...
  • Superintendent contract okayed; principals given salary increases

    School board approves 2015-16 calendar with 2:30 out on all FridaysBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A busy Feb. 10 school board meeting included action on new Supt. Joey Lefdal’s two-year contract, salary increases for the CCS principals and a big ...
  • New Harchelroad dealership taking shape

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Harchelroad Motors’ new dealership building at 600 East Hwy. 6 started to take shape last week when the steel sidewalls and roof went up. Construction of the new dealership facility brings the company full circ...