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  • Imperial gains grant funding for removal of blighted houses

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cities of Imperial and Ogallala will share a grant for the demolition of 10 blighted structures under a grant received through West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD). A total of $210,000 has been award...
  • No more bond payments on school building

    Board of education members took a break from their meeting Tuesday night to enjoy a piece of cake celebrating the final bond payment on the East 9th St. school buildings. Earlier in the meeting, board members voted to approve a number of payments, inclu...
  • Exchange student adapts to life in Chase County

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican His senior year of high school is very different for Francisco Valero. Instead of living in a city of 15,000 people, he’s living in Champion and going to school in Imperial. Valero, known to his friends as Fran, is ...
  • Fall pep rally full of fun, class competitions

                        A bleacher full of Longhorn fans and students enjoyed the fall sports pep rally on the football field and track last Thursday night. In addition to cheers led by the Longhorn cheerleaders, there were several class...
  • Bodie’s Bunch to participate in Down Syndrome Walk

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When their son Bodie was born Dec. 27, 2008 with Down syndrome, Chad and Amber Yaw of Imperial knew of very few places to turn to concerning the condition. Now, they want to support the Mile High Down Syndrome Asso...
  • Council changes nuisance ordinances to allow restaurant signage on 12th St.

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Changes in the city’s nuisance ordinances were made by the Imperial city council in late August that will allow two old vehicles being used as a business sign to continue being so. However, owners of Smokin’ Leroy...
  • Chase County students top Nebraska schools in Heart Association fundraiser

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County elementary students were again at the top of the list in an American Heart Association fundraiser held in February. Physical education students in grades 1-6 took part in the Jump Rope for Heart and the H...
  • New storage units already filled

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Ten new units for storing boats and recreational vehicles were opened at Fifth Street Storage on Aug. 1. They are already full, according to co-owner Bill Brophy. That brings to 48 the number of units at the storage f...
  • Cattlemen’s Ball raises nearly $500,000

    In spite of one of the worst recessions in history and a torrential rainstorm in the early morning hours before to the event, the 2009 Cattlemen’s Ball raised nearly a half million dollars for cancer research, as well as health care and wellness activit...
  • NRD tent at Husker Harvest Days emphasizes conservation

    At the 2009 Husker Harvest Days (HHD) event in Grand Island Sept. 15-17, farmers and ranchers will have an opportunity to learn how soil and water conservation programs improve their operations financially and also preserve the land and water for future g...
  • St. Patrick’s parish hall now in use; October open house being planned

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Eleven months ago, site clearing and dirt work started on a new parish hall for St. Patrick Catholic Church on Imperial’s main street. And this past Sunday, parishioners enjoyed their first major event there with a ...
  • Final bond payment for school welcomed

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Taxpayers rejoice! The school buildings on East 9th Street are paid off. With a vote at the board meeting Tuesday, a check for $362,455 for the final bond payment was approved. No tax askings for that ...
  • Plaque recognizes donors of $22,856 to outdoor complex

    Chase County Schools received $22,856 in January for use on the CCS track and football field complex from the Imperial Community Foundation, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation. A campaign was established in 2001 that encouraged donors...
  • Longhorns inaugurate new field with a win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns broke in their new field in style Friday, winning the inaugural game over Holyoke, Colo., 35-22. The Longhorns built a 21-0 halftime lead and answered Holyoke’s scores in the second h...
  • Volleyball team opens with fourth place at Lexington

    Coach hopes to see more improvement, reduction in errors By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County opened its volleyball season Saturday with fourth place at the eight-team Lexington tournament. The Lady Longhorns had a big win in its opener, d...
  • Cross country boys capture Cambridge title

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s boys’ cross country team captured their first title of the season by winning the Cambridge Invitational held there Friday. The Longhorns tallied just 26 points to win the meet by 13 points over D...
  • Athletes mimic coaches at kickoff pep rally

        Part of last Thursday’s Longhorn pep rally kicking off the fall sports season included comments from the “coaches.” Most years, the actual head coaches offer their comments at the pep rally, but this year, students provided comedic portr...
  • Rollover accident Friday leaves two with minor cuts, scrapes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A Colorado man and woman escaped with only minor cuts and scrapes in a Friday afternoon accident, about eight miles south of Imperial. Chase County Deputy Bill Whitlow said William Knight, 48, of Sterling, Colo., was ...
  • No. 24 Huskers roll over Florida Atlantic

    LINCOLN (AP)—Nebraska’s 24th ranked Cornhuskers came out strong Saturday, handing Florida Atlantic, and their coach, Howard Schnellenberger, a 49-3 thumping. Roy Helu Jr. was getting better for No. 24 Nebraska as the game went on, and by the third qua...
  • Labor Day sale one of biggest ever

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Reports from Fanning Auction Service indicate Monday’s annual Labor Day miscellaneous sale was one of the biggest ever. The Chase County Fairgrounds was lined with items inside and out during a warm day. Karen Fa...