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  • County fair board tables building ideas for now

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Chase County Fair Board voted unanimously to table building a new fair office and meeting facility. During a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 30, board members discussed the pros and cons of building a ...
  • Vision of Trees attracts large crowd

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Attendance at the Champion Junior Women’s Club’s sixth annual Vision of Trees over the weekend was so good that seating was at a premium, while soup and baked potatoes ran out before hungry visitors did. Jean Fa...
  • Publishing of father’s book deepens family memories of him

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican What better Christmas gift can a family have than their father’s personal experiences and thoughts in print? That’s what the daughters and grandsons of Lyle Ohrmund are experiencing this holiday season with the pu...
  • Inspired by economic slump, seniors’ Christmas wish list focuses on practical

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When shopping for a senior this Christmas season, your gift will be a big hit if you focus on the practical, advises an area senior-care company. “Seniors, as a group, have always been a frugal lot,” according to ...
  • Christmas Festival supper serves 135

    Hungry people throughout the day at last Wednesday’s Christmas Festival in Imperial had a lot of choices. At the soup and pie supper that evening, 135 were served six varieties of soup and a grand selection of pies at the VFW Hall, as seen above. Below,...
  • Trent Spady buys Overhead Door Specialists

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Trent Spady officially became the new owner of Overhead Door Specialists, LLC on Dec. 1. An employee of former owner Todd Burpo the past three years, Spady is looking forward to being his own boss now, but said Burpo ...
  • Why not the ‘Imperial Way?’

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherThis past Thanksgiving, we spent the holiday with my brother-in-law, Kurt Johnson, his wife and family in Aurora. Like his father, he too is a newspaper publisher and quite proud of his community. As ...
  • FFVF Christmas House today

    The Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) is hosting the annual Christmas House today (Thursday) at the home of Jeff and Connie Pribbeno at 110 Yucca Drive. Selling will be baked goods, crafts, soups, casseroles and more. A ra...
  • Season for Christmas concerts here

    Mark your calendar for three upcoming Christmas concerts in Imperial. The Chase County Schools (CCS) grade 5-12 band concert will be held Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. A medley of Christmas standards will be performed. Sunday, Dec. 19, is th...
  • One-act play earns fourth place at district competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools tied for third place, but accepted fourth at district competition in the One-Act Play division Dec. 1. Students performed “The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven.” Gordon-Rushville took first, fol...
  • Food Pantry welcomes donations, especially this time of year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There are always visitors to the Chase County Food Pantry, located in the Imperial City Gym. However, the holidays put a strain on finances, so the pantry is even more important now. Chairman Nancy Terryberry said rec...
  • Longhorns open season with win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns captured a season-opening win Thursday with a 58-46 up-tempo victory over Cozad. Carl Zuege’s Longhorns finished the weekend 1-1 after falling to a hot-shooting McCook team 63-79 there Friday nigh...
  • It’s that time of year again...BCS ‘bull’ season

    Josh SumnerThe Wauneta BreezeSIDELINE REPORT It seems like right around this time every year I find myself baffled by the brainless, biased arrangement that is college football’s BCS Bowl system. 2010 included. Why, oh why, does the best sport in the c...
  • Lady Longhorns drop pair in opening weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Lady Longhorns are back in practice mode this week, after dropping their two varsity basketball games in season openers last week. But, despite being 0-2, Coach Nancy Sorensen said she saw some good things from he...
  • Kelen Fortkamp officiates on state finals football crew

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Football official Kelen Fortkamp of Imperial achieved a milestone in his officiating career as a member of a state finals officiating crew. Fortkamp has been officiating football on the varsity level for seven year...
  • Wrestlers bring home sixth place finish

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Coach Matt Vlasin was very proud of his wrestling team, placing sixth in the 12-team tournament with only five athletes competing. The team traveled to Broken Bow Saturday for their first tournament of the season, whe...
  • Chase County wrestlers open season with double dual

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican With only a handful of wrestlers competing, the Longhorns  lost both duals but wrestled very well last Thursday in their season-opening matches. Due to sickness and a couple of unsigned classroom slips, the wrestl...
  • NSAA happy with new state volleyball venue

    The Nebraska School Activities Association’s 2010 State Volleyball Championships proved to be a great success as the communities of Hastings and Grand Island teamed up to host the event after 29 years in Lincoln. The NSAA’s official attendance showed...
  • Slick road causes Tuesday morning car accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An extremely slick county road contributed to a Tuesday morning accident, north of Imperial about 7:10 a.m. Chase County Deputy Dan Steinert said none of the three occupants of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee were injure...
  • Preschool students remember troops

    Preschoolers at Rainbow Promise Preschool in Imperial recently created Christmas cards to send to soldiers Michal Swanson and Rob Bell, both of Imperial, who are stationed in Iraq. Cards were also sent to John Moore, the father of two youngsters attendi...