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  • Students selected for band honor

    Chase County Schools band students, from left, Kelton Fisher, Anna Bauerle and Trei Frier, were chosen by director recommendation to attend the Oregon Trail Honor Band in Gering Jan. 9, 2012. They will be playing under the direction of Dr. Jay Gilbert, a ...
  • ’Tis the season of giving

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher My curiosity piqued when I saw the return address on the envelope. It was from “God.” My mind began to swirl, thinking about just what this envelope could hold. The letter was folded down nice and...
  • Longhorns rebound from loss to Sidney

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Carl Zuege’s Longhorn boys bounced back from a two-game skid Saturday with a confidence-building, 58-44 win over Ogallala. The win evened the Longhorns’ record to 2-2 after falling to Sidney 55-22 there Friday ...
  • Longhorns will face Kimball in holiday tourney openers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The bracket is out for the Dec. 29-30 Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Basketball Tourney, in which both of Chase County’s high school teams will play. Kimball will be the opponent for both Longhorn teams in the ...
  • Lady Longhorns pick up season’s first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After dropping its first three games of the season, Chase County collected a big win Saturday night in girls’ varsity basketball. The 48-36 win over Ogallala came on a strong night of scoring on the local court, as ...
  • Wrestlers plagued by illness

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Headed to the Holdrege Tournament Saturday, Head Coach Matt Vlasin only had two wrestlers available due to illness that had struck the team. In this week’s only action for the wrestlers, Johnathan Fegley and Jake L...
  • Liewer signs to play volleyball at North Platte

    Chase County senior Shannon Liewer, center, signed a letter of intent last week to accept a scholarship to play volleyball for North Platte Community College. The college is part of Mid-Plains Community College. Others present at the signing at Chase Coun...
  • High school bowling teams start competition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the fourth consecutive year, Chase County has high school teams competing in Nebraska High School Bowling Federation matches. The Chase County teams bowled in their first matches last weekend in Sidney. This year,...
  • Auxiliary decorates hospital

    The Chase County Community Hospital Auxiliary gathered last Wednesday to decorate a tree for the hospital. The group seemed to have more fun visiting than decorating. Only one strand of lights had been added to the tree when the above picture was taken. T...
  • Rhythm, movement part of concert

    Last Thursday’s K-6 vocal concert not only featured songs; the students also incorporated choreography and rhythm into many of the numbers. Above, from left, fifth graders Garret Taylor, Logan Mendenhall, Landis Beverly and Scott Wheeler have fun with ...
  • Christmas trees fill season

    Christmas trees were the focal point of last weekend’s Vision of Trees in Champion, but there was a lot more going on. This beautifully decorated tree got the attention of four-year-old Harley Markee, above, who is lifted up for a closer look by Gra...
  • Agreement reached on Cornerstone tract

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The i’s aren’t all dotted and the t’s aren’t all crossed but it appears Imperial’s Cornerstone Development will get an anchor business on 18 of the development’s 70-plus acres. On Monday, the Imperial c...
  • Continued abuse forces city to cut tree/compost site hours

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Due to continued illegal dumping at the city’s tree/compost, south of Imperial, hours of access will be cut drastically starting today (Thursday). Presently, the free drop-off site for trees, grass and other yard wa...
  • Council takes first look at new ordinance on cargo containers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nothing is in stone yet, but the Imperial city council and Planning Commission are reviewing a proposed ordinance that would regulate use of cargo, or shipping, containers being used for storage in parts of the city....
  • Schultz elected as new fire chief

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fireman Nick Schultz knows his way around the Imperial fire hall. He’s served on the volunteer fire department (IVFD) for 31 years now. He’s been president, vice-president and treasurer. He’s been a crew chie...
  • Pearl Harbor survivor speaks at services, writes book

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When the  Imperial Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, an 18-year old named Adolph Kuhn, a first-generation American of German descent, nearly died 19 times. He was chosen from 3,200 Pearl Harbor survi...
  • CCS one act runner-up at districts

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cast of Chase County School’s one act play was surprised by its runner-up position after district competition in Bayard Nov. 30. The students performed “Property Rites” by Alan Haehnel, a drama with a scienc...
  • Library aide LaRue retires after 31 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican LaRue Krutsinger retired from her library aide position at Chase County Schools (CCS) Nov. 30. On Monday, she was back in the library, substituting for Lori Lane, who took her place. Students greeted her with squeal...
  • Lang to head state’s Economic Development

    Legislation will propose merging Depts. of Labor, Economic Development Gov. Dave Heineman named Catherine D. Lang of Lincoln to serve as Director of the Department of Economic Development. She will also continue to serve as the Commissioner of the Nebras...
  • 21st Century holds open house at its newly completed facility

    21st Century Equipment held an open house Wednesday in conjunction with the Chamber’s Christmas Festival to mark the completion of a $1.3 million renovation project. Ground breaking for the project occurred in November 2011. The project added a new 10,0...

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