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  • Senior boys take trenchball title

    The trenchball tradition continued this year with another December tournament held the last day of classes at Chase County Schools before the Christmas break. It was again a lively afternoon of competition last Friday, and the senior boys, above, emerged ...
  • Varsity girls take 3-3 record into holiday break

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Taking a 3-3 record into the Christmas break is an improvement for the Lady Longhorns over last year’s 0-5 start before the holidays. However, Chase County Coach Mark Bottom said, even after adding their third win...
  • High school bowling teams compete in three meets

    The high school bowling teams first meet in Imperial on Dec. 6th. Both matches were against Ogallala. Boys won both matches 19-0 and 17-2. Girls lost both matches 2-17 and 1.5-17.5. The Dec. 13th meet was in Kearney. Boys won both matches again, beating S...
  • Humane Society gains donation

    Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met in December for their regular meeting and chose to donate various items and monetary gifts to the McCook Humane Society. Chi Chapter’s membership is made up of current and former teachers in southwest Nebraska.  Mem...
  • Synergy Appreciation Open House

    A client appreciation open house for Synergy Total Fitness drew a large crowd last Friday. The gym, for women only, is owned by Sheila Stromberger, Lana Stromberger, Stephanie Stromberger and Jordan Ostermiller. It will celebrate its first year of busines...
  • Junior high singers share holiday music

    Members of the junior high choir and show choir performed a number of holiday songs during their Christmas concert held at the school Monday, Dec. 15. It marked the final school concert of the Christmas season. During the concert, Director Randy Hayes rec...
  • Donut delivery in time for Christmas

    A new fundraiser for Chase County Schools’ Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter was sale of Krispy Kreme donuts, which were delivered Monday from preorders. FBLA Advisor Sandy O’Neil said 438 dozen were sold in just a week’s time by F...
  • Local college graduates receive degrees mid-year

    A number of young adults with ties to Imperial are earning their college degrees mid-year.Kyle Bottom Kyle Bottom, a 2011 graduate of Chase County Schools,  graduated from York College after three and a half years, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Second...
  • Farm Bill meeting draws a full house

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Area farmers packed the St. Patrick Parish Hall in Imperial Friday to learn more specifics about the 2014 Farm Bill passed this year. The meeting, which drew more than 130 people, was led by Linda Fegler, Farm Se...
  • Homemade snacks may be banned in K-6; board to review policy in January

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A proposed policy that will come before the school board in January will address the bringing of homemade food and snacks to school for celebrations such as birthdays. At the Dec. 8 board meeting, elimination of homem...
  • TeamMates training outlines rules, goals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Being a TeamMates mentor doesn’t mean being a parent, or a tutor or a judge. Being a mentor means being an additional caring adult in a student’s life, listening and helping the mentee be successful by being in th...
  • Public invited to share Christmas Day dinner

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Christmas will be celebrated with a dinner in Imperial Dec. 25, thanks to the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association. Everyone is invited to join in at the Eagles Club between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the turkey and...
  • Trenton man charged with 1st degree murder in Austin Wright case

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Twenty-two year old John R. Leahy III of Trenton has been charged with first degree murder for killing 18-year-old Austin J. Wright. Wright’s mother reported him missing to the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Departme...
  • Book Fair a popular reading spot

    The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Chase County Schools hosted a Book Fair at the school last week, providing many purchase options for readers of all ages. Here, Linda Nelson, a PTO volunteer, mans the fair Friday with some help from her son Alex, ...
  • Regular maintenance is keeping county equipment in good repair

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Commissioners  Chuck Vette and Jodi Thompson met Dec. 9 for the first Chase County Commissioners meeting of the month. Here is a recap of some of the agenda items.County equipment inspections Rick Broshears and Ron Aufrec...
  • College spring course schedule released

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The snow blew earlier this week, the “Winterim” classes are underway at Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) and the Imperial Extended Campus has announced its spring course schedule. Local Coordinator Brenda Ledal...
  • Supt. search director here for work session

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Things are moving along in the search for a new superintendent at Chase County Schools. Shari Becker, director of the Nebraska Association of School Boards’ (NASB) education leadership search service, was in Imperia...
  • Sheriff’s Department armed with new alcohol breath testers

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican All four members of the Chase County Sheriff’s Department have been armed with new hand held alcohol breath testing units through a traffic safety grant award. The four units, valued at $285 each, were provided by t...
  • Winery’s ribbon-cutting kicks off Grand Opening

    Several members of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce joined Broken Arrow Cellars’ owners Steve and Deborah Schilke, center, for a ribbon-cutting at their Grand Opening last Thursday. The business has been open a little over a month for samplings and ha...
  • New site, time, speaker for ag tech fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The seventh annual Imperial Chamber of Commerce Ag Technology Fair will be held Jan. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the Imperial Eagles Club. Chairman Chris Lee said the change in time and location is an effort by the Chamber to ...