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  • 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...
  • Wayne Raasch recovering after stint in North Platte hospital

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Wayne Raasch will be recovering three to four weeks back in Imperial after spending several days in a North Platte hospital last week. Raasch was taken first to Chase County Community Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 27, af...
  • New life to be pumped into landmark business location

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For years, people knew it as T-Junction. Then, it was Tornado Junction. But for the past three years, the business has sat idle. That will all change by next spring when the business will reopen as Bart’s Corner...
  • Street projects deemed ‘substantially complete’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An update on the city street project was given by Miller & Associates engineer Kent Cordes at the Nov. 22 city council meeting. Cordes reported that all concrete on the three streets, East 5th, 9th and 12th, has ...
  • Property owner presents case at nuisance hearing

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A local property owner and his attorneys presented their case at a “show cause” hearing at the Nov. 22 city council meeting regarding items on the property deemed nuisances. Byron and Marilyn Hust of Imperial are ...
  • 2011 crop year will not be a water-short one

    2012 not projected to be water-short year either By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While it won’t be official until the beginning of next year, 2011 will not be declared a water-short year (WSY) for compliance purposes. The Nebraska Department o...
  • It’s already time to pay attention to Christmas mailing deadlines

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “We’re already seeing a huge volume of parcels because of on-line shopping,” Imperial U.S. Postal Service Postmaster Jerry Lines said Tuesday. “People received a record number of catalogues this fall. I haven...
  • Annual FFVF Christmas House coming up Dec. 9

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mark your calendars for the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House. It will be held at the home of Jeff and Connie Pribbeno at 110 Yucca Drive on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4-7 ...
  • Bells are ringing, people singing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three Christmas concerts have been scheduled for this month in Imperial, bringing the opportunity to hear wonderful music. Chase County Schools (CCS) and a community group will present the concerts for the public’s ...