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  • Wrestlers edge Holyoke by two in dual

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Despite giving up four matches at the end due to pins or open slots, Chase County edged Holyoke, Colo., 38-36, in a wrestling dual last Thursday in Imperial.    The dual started at the 135 lb. weight class. C...
  • Lady Longhorns pick up third place at SPVA

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Last week, the Lady Longhorn basketball team picked up two wins and a third place finish in the SPVA conference tournament.    With just one win on their record when the tourney was set up, Chase County was ...
  • Another squeaker eludes Longhorns

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    In the last five games, the Longhorn boys’ basketball team have found themselves in tight games. But of those five, the Longhorns have only been able to close one of the games for a win.     The snake-bit...
  • Three capture medals at tough Lexington Invitational

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Outside of districts and state, Coach Matt Vlasin ranked Saturday’s John Higgins Wrestling Invitational at Lexington the toughest this season.    The 16 teams at the tournament were largely from Class A and...
  • Chase County hosts FCCLA district STAR competition on Jan. 21

         The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) district STAR competition was hosted by the Imperial chapter on Wednesday, Jan. 21.     STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition.     District schools attending ...
  • Nelson co-sponsors bill to crack down on meth

        Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to provide new tools to drug enforcement officials to combat the production and distribution of the drug methamphetamine (meth).    “Meth has become a blight on our nation...
  • Tourism in county marketed at Denver expo

    Chase County was well represented at the 2009 International Sportsman’s Exposition in Denver Jan. 22-25. Chase County Tourism Coordinator and Marketing Director Claudette Swanson and husband, Owen, promoted the county to hunters, fisherman and others a...
  • Brittney Ferguson celebrates 20th; benefit raffle underway

    By Brenda BrandtHolyoke Enterprise    It was a day of celebration for Brittney Ferguson and her family as Brittney marked her 20th birthday Tuesday, Jan. 27.    Life as she once knew it changed drastically for Ferguson when she was involved in an au...
  • Local musicians giving concert in Sterling Sunday

        The music department leadership of Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial will perform a concert of chamber music for trumpet and organ this Sunday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Sterling, Colo.    The concert is one of a series of concerts pr...
  • Pastor settles in at Berean Church

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Pastor Roger Doyle is in the process of moving furniture and decorating the walls of his new office at Berean Fundamental Church.     Since beginning his duties at the church a month ago, he’s been moving t...
  • We hope Obama takes his words to heart

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIt was a historic event in our nation’s history Tuesday as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.No matter where any of us are on the political spectrum, it was an exhilar...
  • First Ag Fair draws interested crowd

       About 125 people were served lunch, with more than that attending, the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Technology Fair last week. Nineteen exhibitors pitched their products in the old elementary school gym. Chamber Ag Committee Chair...
  • First Ag Fair draws interested crowd

       About 125 people were served lunch, with more than that attending, the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Technology Fair last week. Nineteen exhibitors pitched their products in the old elementary school gym. Chamber Ag Committee Chair...
  • Another survey to determine height for football field lights

    New information may make a difference in east, west pole heightsBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Based on new information on airport funding and flight for life situations, school board members agreed to seek a certified survey to help determ...
  • CCS revising K-12 curriculum

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Administrators and teachers were enthusiastic about the ongoing process of curriculum revision when discussing progress with the Chase County Schools board Jan. 13.    Evaluating the curriculum is something t...
  • U.S. Presidential inauguration seen up close (or not)

    One former Imperial resident in D.C. gets ticket to attend big eventBy Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Three former Imperial residents reacted in three different ways to the inauguration of President Barack Obama Tuesday. The inauguration, parade...
  • U.S. Presidential inauguration seen up close (or not)

    One former Imperial resident in D.C. gets ticket to attend big eventBy Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Three former Imperial residents reacted in three different ways to the inauguration of President Barack Obama Tuesday. The inauguration, parade...
  • New, vinyl window installation underway at Sunrise apartments

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A contractor installing new windows at the Sunrise Homes apartment complex took advantage of the warm weather this week.    Eighty new windows are going in at the city-owned apartment complex on East 11th Str...
  • Healthy Heart Lunch combines fun, education

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Heart disease is the number one killer of women.    With that in mind, the annual Women’s Healthy Heart Luncheon will be held Feb. 5 at First United Methodist Church in Imperial.    A heart-healthy lunch...
  • City offering business scholarships to attend MarketPlace conference

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Five $100 scholarships to help offset costs for attending the 2009 MarketPlace Entrepreneurial Conference next month are being offered by the city of Imperial.    Community Development Director Leslie Carlhol...