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  • Commissioners approve bids for building, crack sealing; seek bids for ambulance

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze■ Work begins on new fair building. PAGE 1. Chase County commissioners accepted bids for a new building at the fairgrounds and for crack sealing on two stretches of county highway. During their March 10 meeting, they als...
  • Chili cook-off generates heat

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s hard being a judge at a chili cook-off. How do you compare a green chili with pork to a chicken chili with jalapeno peppers, as opposed to a traditional ground beef with beans? That’s what four judges had to ...
  • Soccer numbers soar above last year’s

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Participation numbers are the highest they’ve ever been in Imperial’s spring soccer program. Bruce Peterson, who is coordinating the city’s soccer program, said registrations have hit 250. Those youths are pla...
  • Longhorns receive all-conference honors; shooting stats compiled

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican All five senior starters on this year’s Longhorn boys’ basketball team received honors on this year’s SPVA all-conference team chosen Monday night. Jeff Dickey and Travis Luhrs were named to the first team, K...
  • Four Lady Longhorns earn post-season honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a successful 14-11 season, members of the Chase County girls’ basketball team have captured several post-season honors. On Monday this week, coaches from the eight SPVA Conference schools gathered to select al...
  • Registration continues for MS run

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first annual 5K Race to Finish MS is coming up March 28 in Imperial. Registration forms are available at Imperial Super Foods and the Imperial City office or email Emily Vogt at jevogt2004@gmail.com or Kelsey Owen...
  • Great Western Trail group gathering next week for annual dinner meeting

    “What is an ox?”  Is that a question that stimulates your curiosity?   The answer will be given when the Great Western Cattle Trail Association of Nebraska (GWCT-N) holds its annual meeting March 24 in Wauneta at the Senior Center.   The dinner sta...
  • Old Man’s basketball tourney in works for March 28-29

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Teams need to be registered by this Monday if wanting to play in Imperial’s Old Man’s Basketball Tournament March 28-29 in Imperial. Brian Strand is coordinating the tournament. He had seven teams lined up as of T...
  • ICC golf course clubhouse getting new look

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Things just aren’t the same at the Imperial Country Club  (ICC) clubhouse. As a matter of fact, they’re about to get much better. For about a month volunteers have been basically gutting the clubhouse, removing a...
  • Filibuster on winner-take-all bill prevails

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican During his tele-conference call Tuesday, Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango said he doubted whether proponents of LB10, all Republican, had enough votes to stop a filibuster intended to stall the bill. When the smoke clear...
  • Clubs team up to raise pantry funds

    Members of the FBLA and FCCLA chapters at Chase County Schools teamed up to raise money for the Chase County Food Pantry. According to FBLA Advisor Sandy O’Neil, the school’s advisory classes were asked to share a video about feeding America, which ki...
  • Chase County Fair headliner also to kick off State Fair

    The Nebraska State Fair is taking the sounds to the grounds with Jerrod Niemann kicking off our two night outdoor extravaganza on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at 8 p.m CT in Grand Island. That comes two weeks after he preforms at the Chase County Fair. Chelsey J...
  • March Madness Contest 2015

    Basketball fans can test their bracketology skills for the upcoming NCAA men’s college basketball tournament with a new reader contest in this week’s Imperial Republican. Fans can make their game picks for the tournament which runs March 19 and runs...
  • Susie Stewart resigns as elementary principal

    ■ Six new teachers hired; CCS adding second fulltime ELL teacher next year. PAGE A9.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members have the task of finding another administrator for the 2015-16 school year. Susie Stewart, K-6 principal at Ch...
  • Fallout from CoOportunity Health liquidation felt locally

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Several local businesses have experienced the fallout after the health insurance company, CoOportunity Health, went into forced liquidation. CoOportunity Health, an Iowa-based health insurance cooperative, was form...
  • No testimony offered on NRD rule changes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Changes in chemigation and metering rules don’t draw the interest of farmers like allocations adjustments. The board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District held a hearing Tuesday morning and no one te...
  • Bomgaars planning to open in early June

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Work is progressing on the former Alco store at the intersection of Highways 6 and 61 in Imperial. Store Manager Janelle Read said a Bomgaars store will  open the end of May or the first of June. Bomgaars is a farm...
  • IVFD recognizes own at annual awards night

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Recognition for service and longevity on the department highlighted the annual Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) awards night Saturday. Just over 50 IVFD members, their guests and others were served the meal...
  • Ninth St. Singers take top trophy Tuesday

    Colton Burpo awarded top male soloist medalBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools’ 9th St. Singers were judged the outstanding group at Tuesday’s Cardinal and Black Show Choir Competition hosted by the Harvard Schools. The school...
  • More overnight hosts needed for BRAN’s start in Wauneta in June

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) riders are already reaching out, looking for places to stay while in Chase County. BRAN riders will arrive in Wauneta on June 6, prior to the June 7 start of BRAN 35. Wauneta BRAN...