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  • Helplessly locked in a little room

    It was an eventful morning with the grandchildren. I had arrived the prior evening so that their parents could go to a holiday event. We pretended to go camping and finally crashed for the night in our basement campsite. Morning started right off with spa...
  • Ninth grade science fair open to public this Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The public is invited into Chase County Schools this Friday to view the 9th grade science fair exhibits. The exhibits will be set up on the walking track above the Longhorn gym from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., said scienc...
  • Winter season’s first storm prompts review of city snow removal policy

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Winter’s first snowstorm last week prompted a check with the city offices about details of its snow removal policy. Within the policy, three groups of priority streets are designated, with the city crews plowing sno...
  • Lady Longhorns capture holiday tourney title

    Coach says free throw shooting, rebounding were keys to winBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was an emotional few minutes, as Head Coach Nancy Sorensen watched the time tick away in the finals of the Perkins County Holiday Basketball Tournament. ...
  • Longhorns finish as runner-up in holiday tournament

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After coming away with a convincing win over Maxwell in the opening round of the Perkins County holiday tournament, the Longhorns reversed the tables on themselves, falling to Kimball in a lackluster effort. Desp...
  • 180 Tour returning to Holyoke

    Next Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 180 Tour will begin at Holyoke High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert by VOTA (formerly Casting Pearls) and featured guest speaker Mike Smith. The 180 Tour, with Casting Pearls, was last in Holyoke in 200...
  • Wrestlers return to mat at Ogallala Invite

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s wrestling squad will see its first action of the new year Saturday when the team travels to the Ogallala Invitational. Head Coach Matt Vlasin said he is going to take all the wrestlers to the tournam...
  • Students support Denver youth center with sock drive, funds

    Chase County Schools’ two sixth grade classes conducted sock drives within their classrooms at Christmastime, which will be donated to the Tennyson Center in Denver. Between the two classes, Dennis Batterman’s, above, and Sherryl Clevenger’s, below,...
  • Local retailer puts elves to work

      Santa isn’t the only one with elves on the payroll. A pair of elves were seen happily loading groceries at Hill’s Family Foods last Thursday, just two days before Christmas. With their colorful getups, the energetic twin brothers, Paul, left, an...
  • Imperial sees continued growth with strong ag economy leading the way

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Building permits in Imperial eclipsed the $1.4 million mark for 2010, indicating another year of positive growth for the community and area. Two major building projects accounted for half of the  building permit t...
  • Yuma, Colo., woman dies in Dec. 24 rollover

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Christmas Eve turned tragic for family members of Heidi Mayer of Yuma, Colo. Mayer, 36, died following a one-vehicle rollover accident about three miles west of Imperial on Highway 6, shortly after 7 p.m. Friday night...
  • Imperial on route for vintage vehicle driving tour in June

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican 2011 will include a big event in Imperial for vintage vehicle enthusiasts. Imperial has been included on the Nebraska Rod and Custom Association’s (NRCA) 19th annual Tour Nebraska, which will make about an hour stop...
  • Josh Morenos last in series about returning to Imperial

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the last in the series Coming Back Home, which featured young people who returned to Imperial after living elsewhere. It has been a rewarding experience to interview these fine young people, who are contributing to our communi...
  • Business coach helping businesses expand, grow

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As part of the city of Imperial’s economic development program, businesses and persons with ideas for businesses now have access to a “business coach,” or consultant, to help them with their business plans. Jane...
  • Immigration agency takes custody of Gonzales

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A man arrested for sexual assault of a child in August was taken into custody last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in North Platte. Nicholas Gonzales, 22, who is in this country illegally, ...
  • Christmas dinner well attended

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Ministerial Association of Southwest Nebraska hosted a Christmas dinner for the fourth year this Christmas for those who weren’t having dinner with family or friends. Held at the Imperial Eagles Club Dec. 25, vo...
  • Long familiar faces to disappear from Main Street

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After the new year two familiar faces will no longer be seen at Adams Lumber and Adams Drug. Connie Dart and Don Newman are retiring. Newman’s last day was last week, and Dart’s is Friday. Dart, 65, was the face c...
  • Priority Seating set to serve rural communities

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After helping the Young Farmer/Ranchers haul in chairs and tables from out of town for fair meals for years, Rex and Amy Prior decided that this year was the time to try setting up their own business. Priority Seating...
  • Forward or backward? Let’s choose forward!

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherIf you read this column or if you’ve been around me much, you know  I’m a firm believer in the adage that, as a community, you’re either moving forward or backward—there’s no in between. Whe...
  • Burpo’s ‘Heaven is for Real’ remains on Best Seller List

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican “Heaven is for Real,” the book by local author Todd Burpo about his son’s experience of visiting heaven, has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for five weeks. It first appeared on the List for the week...

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