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  • 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...
  • Wrestlers go 4 for 4 in medals at Holdrege

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican It was a long day for the Chase County wrestling squad Saturday when they attended the Holdrege Invitational. Due to A.C.T. tests in the morning, varsity action didn’t start until after lunch but the junior varsit...
  • Lady Longhorns drop contests to Sidney, Ogallala

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Still looking for their first win of the season, the Lady Longhorn varsity basketball team will have plenty of court time to get a few wins this week. Starting Tuesday this week and continuing through Tuesday, Dec. ...
  • Suspect wounded following Keith County pursuit

    A pursuit in southern Keith County has left one suspect wounded and another in jail. Just before 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol stopped a 1999 Dodge Durango for speeding, south of Ogallala on Highway 61 in Keith County. ...
  • Church members celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

    St. Patrick Catholic Church brought a special celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the streets and community with a number of events last Thursday in Imperial. Starting with a religious prayer procession, which included singing and praying the rosary...
  • Lee left legacy of books, short stories, songs

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Wayne Lee, 93, died Dec. 5 he left behind him a full life. He  lived his entire life in Chase County but broadened his horizons with travel both for pleasure and research for his books. Lee wrote 57 historical W...
  • Santa visit creates variety of emotions

    One of the annual events during the Chamber’s Christmas Festival includes getting to see Santa. Parents and kids flocked to Pinnacle Bank last Wednesday to see Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. While the kids all seemed excited about Santa, that attitude change...
  • Commissioners vote down 2% added lodging tax, visitors fund

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After a public hearing Nov. 23, Chase County Commissioners voted 2-1 against the creation of a County Visitors Improvement Fund and the 2% tax to support it. The Chase County Tourism Committee had requested a hearing ...
  • Burpo’s book makes Times Best Seller List

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican “Heaven is for Real” is flying off the shelves in many locations, and currently has a spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. The book by Imperial’s Todd Burpo, which chronicles son Colton’s heavenly visi...
  • HHS policy makes giving Christmas baskets difficult

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In the past, organizations that have wished to help those in need in the Imperial area have a Merry Christmas have contacted the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for descriptions of those in need...
  • 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,...