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  • ‘Tis the season for holiday music

    Students are caroling and teachers are directing as Chase County Schools heads into the Christmas concert season. The first two concerts are scheduled for next week. On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the kindergarten through third grades will perform a play in the scho...
  • Corn harvest into the home stretch

    The end is in sight for this year’s corn harvest. This year will go down as one of the latest harvests since the 1960s as weather conditions prolonged the drying process. In addition, both rain and snow fell during the harvest season, stretching it ou...
  • Funds available to protect Nebraska farm, ranch land

    To protect prime farmland, historic or archaeological sites in Nebraska, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that $800,000 is available through the agency’s Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program. Nebraska conservation...
  • UNL Extension beef satellite short course set; Chase County to host

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educators have planned the 2009-2010 beef satellite short-course, “Staying Competitive in an Ever Changing Beef Cattle Industry.” Cattle producers are highly encouraged to attend one or all of the courses, as t...
  • Winter season is good check-up time for trees

    Leaves are now on the ground, but trees still need attention.   With the branches bare, fall and winter are actually good times to examine any tree for areas of stress and to prune most non-flowering trees. According to Jim Skiera, executive director of ...
  • Paper route provides weekly buzz

    By Lori Pankonin I had the opportunity to earn a paycheck at a very young age putting together booklets, folding programs, assembling three-part forms, etc. It was legal only because my parents owned the business. Although child labor laws are intended ...
  • Hospital in the black, even without tax support

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Did you know Chase County Community Hospital represents a rarity when it comes to rural hospitals? Perhaps you didn’t even realize it but CCCH operates without the tax support of Chase County resid...
  • Christmas House to raise money for area students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican High school students at Chase County and Wauneta-Palisade benefit from the annual Chase County chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge annual Christmas House. To be held this Dec. 10, the event raises money to...
  • Five Longhorns named to all-district football team

    Two others receive honorable mention By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Five Longhorns received all-district football honors from the C2-10 coaches. Two others received honorable mention. The all-district team was released this week. Longhorns nam...
  • Lady Longhorn basketball opener here Thursday

    Numbers may be low, but coach says work ethic, communication is high By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the lowest numbers for the high school girls’ basketball program at Chase County Schools will take to the floor for their season opener ...
  • Nucleus of boys’ team still young going into new season

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For the first time in several years, Coach Carl Zuege sees a new demeanor in his boys’ basketball team. He’s seeing a new brand of enthusiasm, intensity and pace that he feels will lead to a successful season. ...
  • Beverly takes third in Tampa marathon

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial resident Jonathan Beverly finished the TampaRaces in third place Nov. 22, with a time of 3.43.37. He said it was gratifying to place third in the men’s overall marathon, but the temperature made a differenc...
  • Wrestling season kicks off at Oshkosh triangular Thursday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Wrestling will get off to a quick start this week, as the Longhorns travel to a triangular at Oshkosh tonight (Thursday) and to the team’s first big tournament at Broken Bow Saturday. Matt Vlasin returns as head c...
  • Business windows decorated for Christmas

    The windows at many Imperial businesses have been decorated for Christmas, thanks to art students at Chase County Schools. Students in Chelsea Zuege’s classes were out and about Monday and Tuesday, creating special holiday looks on many of the windows. ...
  • Get into holiday spirit with ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ on Dec. 2

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There are so many things planned for the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s “Old Fashioned Christmas” set for Dec. 2 that it’s almost hard to decide where to start. Besides all of the special events, many stores a...
  • Council begins serious look at rental housing standards

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A first step toward adoption of rental housing standards in Imperial was taken by city council members Monday. The council received samples of rental housing requirements used by other communities compiled by City Cle...
  • CCS takes first at SPVA one-act

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools won the SPVA One-Act Play Production Contest in its own auditorium Monday, taking first with “Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark.” Directed by Coach Jill Bauerle, the play is a spo...
  • Newest Colton son thankful for family; Thanksgiving table to be full Thursday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “I’m thankful for a nice, caring family that loves me.” That’s Dakota Colton’s thought this Thanksgiving, his first as Charley and Carla’s newest son. The couple adopted their former foster child Sept. ...
  • Vision of Trees in Champion to be expanded; set for early December

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Champion Junior Women’s Club is preparing to host its fifth annual Vision of Trees Dec. 4-6 at the Champion Community Center. As of Monday, according to Chairman Jean Farrer, there were 37 Christmas trees slat...
  • Modified Atkins Diet cures young boy’s epileptic seizures from Doose Syndrome

    ■ Editor’s note: The subject of this story is also the grandson of the writer. This is a follow-up to a story that appeared in November, 2007.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sunday, Nov. 22, represented a major milestone for six-year-old Austi...

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