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  • Lady Longhorns pick up first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s varsity girls’ team heads into the Christmas break with their first win of the season, picked up Friday night from a visiting Garden County team. A night of 40% shooting from the field, and connecti...
  • Longhorns blow by Garden Co. to get back in win column

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After giving up four straight, the Chase County Longhorns got back into the win column Friday with a 61-32 victory here over Garden County. The win improved the season mark to 2-4 and got the Longhorns over a four...
  • High school bowling teams finish first half of season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nine Chase County Schools students are competing in another season of high school bowling through the Nebraska High School Bowling Federation. Competition kicked off Dec. 4 with matches in Imperial. The team has also ...
  • Pumping up Longhorn spirit

    Home basketball games at Chase County Schools are spirit-filled events, thanks to a number of groups including the CCS band, cheerleaders, the fans and youngsters such as these, who were busy leading the chant, “Hey, Longhorns, Go, Fight, Win” at Frid...
  • Keithan Cochran brings home championship from Sidney

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase Counties fearsome fivesome of wrestlers traveled to the Sidney Invitational to face a host of larger schools. Out of the five wrestlers participating, four medals were garnered at the Saturday tournament. Kei...
  • Christmas lighting winners named

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Not unlike years past, judges for this year’s Christmas lighting contest found their work cut out for them Sunday evening. Judging was completed for six different categories: religious, contemporary, most unique,...
  • More than $95,000 deposited from three months of sales tax

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican August, September and October city sales tax proceeds totaled above the $95,000 mark, according to the city of Imperial’s Department of Revenue reports. Among the trio of months, September proved to be the highest i...
  • Ministerial Association, churches planning Christmas Day dinner again

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Those with no place to go or with limited family around have a great option for a Christmas Day meal again this year. The Ministerial Association of Southwest Nebraska and most of the churches in Imperial are providin...
  • New mayor, council member start 4-year terms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two new members of Imperial’s governing body came on board Monday night. After their oaths of office, Dwight Coleman became Imperial’s newest mayor, and John Arterburn started his term as member of the counc...
  • Benefit analysis to determine irrigation retirement buyout

    Long-term stream flow depletion proposed as factor to determine  price paid to retire acres By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Estimates show the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) needs to retire the use of about 4,200 acre-feet o...
  • Pool contractor extends warranty on pipe, new concrete through 2012

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The contractor on the city’s pool construction was not willing to extend its warranty five years, but it did do so through the 2012 swim season. The extended warranty for an additional year is for the new main pipe ...
  • Missing one family, but glad to be with another

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Jeff and Shawna (Wal...
  • Grant used to purchase new recycling baler

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With the help of a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, a new recycling baler has been purchased for the recycling center in Imperial. The Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency received a $9...
  • Christmas lighting judges to be out Sunday night

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Outdoor Christmas decorating will be under the microscope of a Chamber of Commerce committee Sunday night. That’s when Imperial residences and their owners will be judged on their creativity in the annual Chamber’...
  • Open house for DSK Irrigation

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After six  months in operation, DSK Irrigation is celebrating with an open house Dec. 21. Owner Dan Kunnemann said the  public is invited to drop in between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and prize drawing...
  • FFA qualifies two high school teams for state

    Junior high quiz bowl teams take top 4 places By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In the first district competition of the season, Imperial FFA qualified two teams for the state contest next spring. Both a senior and junior parliamentary procedure team...
  • What is a perfect life anyway?

    Picture perfect. Isn’t it a grand thought to have everything go perfectly in life, especially during the holidays! That perfect Christmas tree sparkles. Perfect decorations adorn the whole house with lights aglow on the rooftop and delightful lawn ornam...
  • Pool finally a done deal

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor A long chapter in the story of Imperial’s new swimming pool came to an end Monday with the council’s vote to make the final payment to the contractor and give the facility the “final completion”...
  • Trey Boggs reaches Marine officer status

    December 4 marked the culmination of a dream David Ellis (Trey) Boggs, III has had for many years­—to become an officer in the USMC. The Saturday afternoon cere­mony commissioning him as a Second Lieutenant was held in Lincoln. Boggs considered joini...
  • Longhorns lose a pair of heartbreakers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After seeing his Longhorns lose eight-point leads in the final two minutes of both games this past weekend, one might expect Coach Carl Zuege to be especially down after the two heartbreaking losses. Instead, aft...