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  • School board studying audio enhancement for classrooms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members appeared to favor the additional study of enhancing the hearing capabilities of students at Chase County Schools. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, a presentation on audio amplification and its...
  • Judging this Sunday for Chamber’s light contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Outside Christmas decorating is expected to increase even more dramatically this week as home­owners put on the finishing touches for the judging of the annual Christmas Lighting Contest. Official judging for the Cha...
  • Weather perfect for Christmas Festival

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Shoppers experienced a festive day last Wednesday as the Imperial Chamber conducted their Christmas Festival. Near perfect weather conditions for this time of year no doubt boosted participation as shoppers made ...
  • Superintendent doesn’t put too much weight on Governor’s ‘Top 10’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Gov. Dave Heineman, in his regular column in this week’s Imperial Republican, highlights the top 10 schools in Nebraska for their reading scores and improvement over last year. While Chase County’s junior class ma...
  • Honors presented during Rotary party

    Imperial Rotary Club celebrated more than Christmas with guests at their holiday party last Thursday evening at the Enders Golf Club. Recognition of six members who earned the Paul Harris Fellow distinction this year was announced. Paul Harris founded Rot...
  • Chase County 4-H Beef Weigh-In will be Feb. 4

    By Kimberly CookExtension Educator The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market.   All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers o...
  • AgWest buys Southside Liquor

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican AgWest Commodities of Holdrege has purchased Southside Liquor at 101 Holland Street, and plans to turn it into office space. Dec. 21 will be the last day Rich Meyer will have the store open. Meyer said Southwest Liqu...
  • FFA chapter busy in December

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A number of Imperial FFA teams qualified for the Nebraska FFA convention next spring during competition recently. In many cases taking first place or receiving purple ribbons, the students will be headed to Lincoln in...
  • Students selected for band honor

    Chase County Schools band students, from left, Kelton Fisher, Anna Bauerle and Trei Frier, were chosen by director recommendation to attend the Oregon Trail Honor Band in Gering Jan. 9, 2012. They will be playing under the direction of Dr. Jay Gilbert, a ...
  • ’Tis the season of giving

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher My curiosity piqued when I saw the return address on the envelope. It was from “God.” My mind began to swirl, thinking about just what this envelope could hold. The letter was folded down nice and...
  • Longhorns rebound from loss to Sidney

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Carl Zuege’s Longhorn boys bounced back from a two-game skid Saturday with a confidence-building, 58-44 win over Ogallala. The win evened the Longhorns’ record to 2-2 after falling to Sidney 55-22 there Friday ...
  • Longhorns will face Kimball in holiday tourney openers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The bracket is out for the Dec. 29-30 Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Basketball Tourney, in which both of Chase County’s high school teams will play. Kimball will be the opponent for both Longhorn teams in the ...
  • Lady Longhorns pick up season’s first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After dropping its first three games of the season, Chase County collected a big win Saturday night in girls’ varsity basketball. The 48-36 win over Ogallala came on a strong night of scoring on the local court, as ...
  • Wrestlers plagued by illness

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Headed to the Holdrege Tournament Saturday, Head Coach Matt Vlasin only had two wrestlers available due to illness that had struck the team. In this week’s only action for the wrestlers, Johnathan Fegley and Jake L...
  • Liewer signs to play volleyball at North Platte

    Chase County senior Shannon Liewer, center, signed a letter of intent last week to accept a scholarship to play volleyball for North Platte Community College. The college is part of Mid-Plains Community College. Others present at the signing at Chase Coun...
  • High school bowling teams start competition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the fourth consecutive year, Chase County has high school teams competing in Nebraska High School Bowling Federation matches. The Chase County teams bowled in their first matches last weekend in Sidney. This year,...
  • Auxiliary decorates hospital

    The Chase County Community Hospital Auxiliary gathered last Wednesday to decorate a tree for the hospital. The group seemed to have more fun visiting than decorating. Only one strand of lights had been added to the tree when the above picture was taken. T...
  • Rhythm, movement part of concert

    Last Thursday’s K-6 vocal concert not only featured songs; the students also incorporated choreography and rhythm into many of the numbers. Above, from left, fifth graders Garret Taylor, Logan Mendenhall, Landis Beverly and Scott Wheeler have fun with ...
  • Christmas trees fill season

    Christmas trees were the focal point of last weekend’s Vision of Trees in Champion, but there was a lot more going on. This beautifully decorated tree got the attention of four-year-old Harley Markee, above, who is lifted up for a closer look by Gra...
  • Agreement reached on Cornerstone tract

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The i’s aren’t all dotted and the t’s aren’t all crossed but it appears Imperial’s Cornerstone Development will get an anchor business on 18 of the development’s 70-plus acres. On Monday, the Imperial c...