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  • Chamber draws final winners

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The final winners of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s “Experience Imperial” shopping campaign are Wilma Austin and Dwight Rowley, both of Imperial. They each won $500 in Chamber Bucks. The Monday drawing was t...
  • Corn specialty license plates now taking apps

    Nebraska is known as the Cornhusker State—and now corn will become even more prominent as it is featured on a new specialty license plate available to the public. The license plate, developed by the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA), features...
  • Businesses warned of scam targeting LLC’s

    Attorney General Doug Peterson is issuing an alert for Nebraskans to be wary of a postcard being sent to Nebraska companies. Several businesses have reported receiving the official-looking postcard purporting to be from “United Business Services Complia...
  • New Chamber officers take reins for 2016

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As 2016 nears, the new officers of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce are preparing to take over their new responsibilities. The “handing over of the gavel” took place at the chamber’s Dec. 16 meeting when outgoin...
  • No more election politics tops my Christmas list

    While I have many more meaningful wishes for Christmas, one at the top is some quiet time—mostly from all the rants and ravings regarding the 2016 U.S. Presidential race. Really, is it still more than 10 months away? Everywhere you turn, “Trump said ...
  • Cheer coach the ‘lucky’ winner

    Cheerleading Coach Amanda Kimble was the lucky? winner of the Longhorn cheerleaders’ pie-in-the-face fundraiser to help them raise money to compete in the state cheerleading competition in Grand Island this February. Coaches from the wrestling, girls’...
  • Family lighting tradition coming to an end

    The Christmas Nativity scene in front of the home of the late Walt and Elsie Hofman, 403 West 5th, could likely be the oldest lighting scene in continual use in Imperial. According to Walt’s son, Stan, Walt made and painted the pieces himself nearly 50 ...
  • Lady Longhorns head to holiday tourney next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican His team did a lot of things right in a near-win at Sutherland Friday, but in the end, the victory was not to be. The 47-50 loss left the Chase County Lady Longhorns at 0-6 as they take their Christmas break. The nigh...
  • Wrestlers bring six medals home from Bridgeport/Sidney

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Longhorn wrestlers finished off a busy week Saturday at the Bridgeport/Sidney Wrestling Invite held this year at Bridgeport. Thirteen teams filled the gym with the Longhorns finishing in seventh place just a point...
  • Chase County edged out in dual

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Friday night the Longhorn wrestlers hosted a dual meet against Crowley County Colo. The head coach of Crowley County is CCS Asst. Coach Jeff Rusher’s father. It was a see-saw battle that came down to the final match...
  • Competitive day on trenchball court

    It was another competitive trenchball tournament at Chase County Schools held Friday on the last day of school before the Christmas break. Tourney coordinator Dan Lenners said the senior boys were champions out of 10 teams competing. At left, junior Zach ...
  • Hunters’ Telecheck link has changed

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds big game hunters that the link to the Telecheck website has changed. Telecheck can be accessed now at apps.outdoornebraska.gov/BgHarvest/. The Telecheck program allows hunters to check in deer or antelope b...
  • Longhorns go into Christmas break with home win vs. Yuma

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Carl Zuege’s Longhorn boys notched a crucial win last week, dominating Yuma, Colo.58-35. Not only was it the team’s first win of the young season but it came just before the Christmas break. “It was nice to g...
  • Condition, rhythm vital with this dance

    Fans at the Dec. 12 Chase Co./Ogallala games were entertained with a dance that requires both condition and rhythm. P.E. teacher Jodie Schuller brought several of her fourth grade students to demonstrate Tinikling, the national dance of the Philippines. I...
  • Suspects in string of area burglaries arrested recently

    An extensive investigation involving the Hitchcock and Red Willow County Sheriff’s Offices and the McCook Police Department, working in conjunction with the Nebraska State Patrol, has led to two arrests and additional charges against two convicted felon...
  • Dream of American citizenship comes true

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was always Andres Huicochea’s plan to become an American citizen. That dream became reality on Monday, Dec. 7. Huicochea, the head of maintenance at Chase County Schools, was one of about 50 people at the natur...
  • CCS ‘good, great’ in newest state classification system

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican New state accountability results released last week showed that more than half of all Nebraska public schools were classified as excellent or great. The purpose of AQuESTT, Accountability for a Quality Education Syste...
  • Snowman, toys, even martians show up at concert

    Students in grades K-6 at Chase County Schools provided an entertaining Christmas concert last Thursday in the Longhorn gym. All kinds of characters showed up. At top left, kindergarten students, from left, Destry Oxford, Paige Owens and Ty Wagner belt ...
  • Preschool discussed by board members; grant being sought

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Supt. Joey Lefdal believes there is a lapse in the school district among children being served by preschools. He told board members at the Dec. 8 monthly meeting that the lapse is showing up in kindergarten, where onl...
  • Snow brings slick roads, work

    Tuesday’s snow left slick roads on area highways. Vehicles late in the afternoon, above, moved slowly as they traveled on East Highway 6 coming into Imperial. The storm also meant more work. Billy Aeby, right, was shoveling walks at Harchelroad Motors...

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