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  • Cross country runners from England finish trek ahead of schedule

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A pair of cross country runners from England who passed through Imperial in September met their goal and finished the 3,067-mile run coast to coast ahead of schedule. Word from Julia Finill, wife of runner Chris Finil...
  • Wrestlers open season with double dual in Oshkosh

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase County opened its wrestling season last Thursday night in Oshkosh as they faced the Garden County Eagles and the Bridgeport Bulldogs in a double dual. Only having six wrestlers on the squad will make it extremel...
  • Longhorns open season with win over Cozad, then fall to McCook

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase Countys’ Longhorn boys’ basketball team opened the season Thursday with a 47-37 win at Cozad but fell to an athletic McCook club here Friday, 76-34. Coach Carl Zuege felt real upbeat about the play of his ...
  • Broken Bow proves tough meet for Longhorn wrestlers

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Coach Matt Vlasin thought his young Longhorn wrestling team may not be used to spending the long days in a gym for the invitationals that start very early and take most of he day. Combine that with some very stiff co...
  • MPCC accepting registrations for ‘Birds of Nebraska’ class

    ■ Editor’s note: Imperial’s Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) extended campus will be receiving this class through distance learning transmission. From the beginner to the advanced bird watcher, nature lovers of all sorts will have the opportunity...
  • Parent-teacher organization is started at Chase County Schools

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A Parent-Teacher Organization for parents of students in grades K-6 at Chase County Schools (CCS) was organized Oct. 10 and is open to anyone interested. Elementary Principal Pat Lane had seen the organization work at...
  • Snow adds authenticity to Vision of Trees

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A Saturday snowfall welcomed visitors to the annual Vision of Trees at the Champion Community Center last weekend. Sponsored by the Champion Junior Women’s Club, the event raised money to aid a Champion family in ne...
  • Kitt celebrates 90th birthday

    Phyllis Nirene (Troxel) Kitt met with family and friends for Thanksgiving, also her 90th birthday, during the Kitt family reunion in Wauneta. Born in Elsie Nov. 24, 1921, her parents were Walter and Clarice Troxel. She and sisters Donna Mae of Portland, O...
  • City of Imperial to begin work on Comprehensive Plan update

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Work on an updated Comprehensive Plan and zoning regulations for the city of Imperial will likely be one of the tasks of the Planning Commission and city council in the new year. At their Nov. 21 meeting, the council ...
  • Chamber kicking off Christmas season with festival

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Chamber of Commerce will officially kick off the Christmas season with their Christmas Festival next Wednesday, Dec. 7. This year’s festival will feature a variety of activities and drawings at loc...
  • CCS on listing of schools not meeting progress goals in No Child Left Behind

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools (CCS) showed up on a growing list of Nebraska schools that failed to make adequate yearly pro­gress under the controversial No Child Left Behind law. It’s the second consecutive year the CCS el...
  • Village of Wauneta votes to purchase Wauneta nursing home for $75,000

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze An air of exuberance—contained yet palpable—filled the Wauneta Village Office Tuesday morning as members of the village board voted unanimously to accept Vetter Health Services’ counter-offer to sell Heritage of Waun...
  • German exchange student getting used to life here

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Things are getting more routine for Romina Blatz, 15, who is spending her sophomore year in high school here as an exchange student. And, there’s been a lot to get used to. Moving to Imperial and a town of 2,000 f...
  • Two big holiday events in area this weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two of Chase County’s biggest holiday events each year arrive this weekend when the FFVF Christmas House on Dec. 3 and Champion’s Vision of Trees event, Dec. 3-4, are held. Both are major fundraisers for the spons...
  • Find the stamped sidewalks

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Awhile ago, a resident asked about something they’d seen on some sidewalks around town. An oval imprint said C.C. Benson had laid cement in various areas. With a little digging, some information emerged. C.C. Benso...
  • ‘Backyard Farmer’ TV ratings in 2011 best in program’s history

    As “Backyard Farmer” enters its 60th year of production, it has something else to celebrate. Ratings for the popular garden show reached an all-time high this year. May sweeps reached 23,500 households, which was about a 46 percent increase in audien...
  • Work starts on new Olsen CPA building

    Another new building is under construction in Imperial, this one at the corner of East 4th and Wellington Sts. Jeff Olsen CPA expects to be in his new 1,500-square-foot building in February or March next year. Olsen said the building will have a reception...
  • Demands from local TV affiliates may affect channel access here

    Recent demands from local TV broadcast affiliates could put residents’ access to local programming at risk. Local affiliates in many areas across the state are currently in negotiations to determine retransmissions consent fees for the next three years...
  • Disaster Assistance sign-up for 2010 crop losses now underway

    Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss said that the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program enrollment for 2010 crop year losses began Nov. 14. “Producers across the state experienced several natural d...
  • Corporate Nebraska challenged by ‘Walking Works’ to get healthier

    With obesity on the rise in Nebraska, 30 businesses took steps in 2011 to help curb this trend and improve their employees’ health by competing in the WalkingWorks Corporate Challenge. In “WalkingWorks,” a program from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of...

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