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  • Longhorns split to go into break at 2-4

    Coach Zuege sees a big improvement in defense By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While the Longhorns may have dropped a 43-25 loss to the Yuma Indians, Coach Carl Zuege said his team played some of their best defense of the year. After their loss t...
  • Lady Longhorns even record with pair of wins

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A pair of wins on the road last weekend lifted the Lady Longhorn record to 3-3 as they prepare for a new holiday tournament on the schedule for Monday and Tuesday. The Lady Longhorns won a lopsided victory at Garden C...
  • Lueth brings home second championship in a row

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican In a very tough class B wrest­ling tournament, Chase County emerged in 10th place out of 11 teams but brought home a championship in the 140 lb. weight class. Jeremiah Lueth extended his perfect season to 6-0 after ...
  • Square dance group benefits pantry

    The Chase County Stompers of Imperial brought donations for the food pantry instead of the traditional gift exchange at their Christmas Dance. The club meets once a month at the fairgrounds for an evening of square dancing and round dancing. Square dancin...
  • Chase County native to compete for love on upcoming season of ‘The Bachelor’

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Local fans of reality TV, as well as many other curious viewers, will be able to follow a familiar face during the 14th season of the hit television show “The Bachelor.” Elizabeth Kitt, known by southwest Nebraskans as ...
  • Christmas lighting winners brighten community

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican First and second place winners in the annual Imperial Christmas lighting contest have been announced. The Imperial Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual contest, selecting a first and second place in these categorie...
  • More than 50 get H1N1 vaccine at local school before break

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Between 50 and 60 students and staff spent part of their last day at school before the holiday break, getting an H1N1 flu shot. Staff with the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and School Nurse Angie Paisley...
  • IVFD elects new officers for year of service

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Bryan Dannatt was elected for a third year to head the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) as its chief. Dannatt was among a slate of 10 officers elected by the firefighters at their monthly business meeting Nov...
  • Weather impacts Red Cross blood donations

    Severe winter weather in the Midwest has impacted the steady flow of blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. Because donors are not able to safely travel to their donation appointments, area blood drives have been cancelled. Eighteen...
  • Moreland’s art now featured on note cards

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A reluctance to split up her paintings among family members at this time has led to a new endeavor for Lee Moreland of Imperial. Her watercolors are now featured on note cards that the public may also enjoy. Morelan...
  • Venango native named Army’s NCO of the Year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A national honor given by the U.S. Army has come to a native son of the Venango community. In October, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Aaron Beckman, who is stationed in Germany, was named the Army’s Noncommissioned Of...
  • Remember that special Christmas toy?

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When I was three years old, my Christmas present was a Raggedy Ann Doll. My Mom had made her, and two years later, Raggedy Andy joined her. I loved those dolls so much that I took them to college with me! Another gr...
  • School choirs air Christmas melodies

    Chase County students in grades 7-12 filled the school auditorium with Christmas songs Dec. 15 as the junior high and high school show choirs and choruses presented their annual December concert. Above, Randy Hayes directs members of the high school choru...
  • Christmas pies for worthy cause

    Elementary Principal Nathan Vitosh got an early Christmas “present” last Friday during a full K-12 assembly in the Longhorn gym. K-6 students won the “food fight” by bringing more food for the pantry than students in grades 7-12. By winning, tha...
  • Bursting at the seams this Christmas

    Chase County Schools’ elementary vocal music teacher Amy Walworth’s K-3 students ushered in the Christmas season last Thursday with the stage adaptation of “The Mitten” by Alvin Tresselt, which Walworth adapted and directed. At right, kindergart...
  • Several landlords air questions on proposed city rental standards

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial city council’s consideration of rental housing standards brought several landlords to Monday’s bi-monthly meeting. And, all of them had questions as well as concerns about the prospect of building standa...
  • Fisher hired for another year, salary upped

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School Supt. Matt Fisher was offered a year extension on his current contract with Chase County Schools, and received a 4.49% salary increase for 2010-11. All nine board members were at the Dec. 8 meeting, despite a s...
  • Imperial police called to school Monday; administration mum on alleged incident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial police were called to Chase County Schools (CCS) Monday about 3:30 p.m. after a report that a student had allegedly been struck by a teacher. Police Sgt. Rob Browning said Tuesday morning he was getting permi...
  • UPS man enjoys Imperial route, Christmas

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “It takes a lot of cookies to get me through the Christmas season!” That was United Parcel Service (UPS) man Roger Siebrandt’s laughing comment about delivering packages this time of year. The most rewarding ti...
  • Santa always brings smiles

    Lots of children in Imperial were able to touch base with Santa one more time before Christmas arrives next week. The Jolly Ol’ Elf was at Alco in Imperial Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours, and children posing for photos and telling him their wa...