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  • 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...
  • Alliance native Rebekah Davis seeking Third District Congressional seat

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Alliance native Rebekah Davis wants to represent Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C. Davis, 28, a Democrat, said Nebraska has just five voices in Congress and believes all five should be hea...
  • Housing demo project moving ahead

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial residents may see some house demolition projects beginning after the first of the year. Under a grant provided by Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, the communities of Imperial...
  • Rebuilding of Imperial’s three major east-west streets to be bid next month

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a lot of planning and some changes, the reconstruction of Imperial’s East 5th, 9th and 12th Streets will be bid in January. Members of the Imperial city council approved project specs and a Jan. 21, 2010 bid o...
  • Prior’s Fabrics continues to serve large area

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Things have changed slightly at Prior’s Fabrics and Gifts in Imperial since the death of owner Lila Prior this past September. However, service continues as always, and new ideas are being discussed.     Janet Pr...
  • Biologist joins NRCS staff in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Caleb Caton began working Dec. 7 at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Imperial as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist. The Fremont, Neb. native will be increasing and promoting wildlife habit...
  • Fair toy show a big hit

    The Chase County Fair held its first ever toy show Saturday, Dec. 5. Organizer Chad Oxford said he was pleased with the success of the first show, which featured a wide variety of farm toys. More than 100 people attended the event with lots of toys flying...
  • The miracles of life

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherAs we get ready to celebrate the Christmas holiday, I’m always reminded of some of the “miracles” that are part of this special season—“The Miracle on 34th Street,” where Santa really exist...
  • A place for everything; everything in its place

    By Lori Pankonin, Co-Publisher A place for everything; everything in its place. Such was the philosophy that an older friend lived by, one instilled in her by her father. Her desk was always neat. Her small house was always neat. I know many people who s...
  • Candle fire causes consternation at Balcony House

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “We were very lucky,” according to owners Linda and Jim Pirog of a small fire started by a neglected candle over the weekend at the Balcony House. The fire burned greenery around the candle and caused minor smoke...
  • County Commissioner Chuck Vette reflects on his first year in office

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze After nearly a full year of tackling budget issues, property tax protests, challenging road conditions and working to fill board vacancies, Chase County Commissioner Chuck Vette says he’s developing a solid grasp on his ne...
  • Longhorns have champion wrestler at Holdrege

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Despite being the smallest school at the tournament, Chase County improved on last year’s finish taking eighth place out of 10 teams at Saturday’s Holdrege wrestling tournament. Head Coach Matt Vlasin said he w...

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