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  • 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...
  • Shelly Robinson sentenced to two to four years for assault on Pat Osthus

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican District Judge David Urbom sentenced Shelly Robinson, 47, of Imperial to two to four years in prison Tuesday, Nov. 22, for an April 11 assault on Pat Osthus, then 57, of Imperial. The sentencing came after a 90-day...
  • Post office Christmas stamps here, ready for holiday mail

    Busiest outgoing mailing day will be Dec. 19 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s the calm before the storm at the Imperial Post Office. Now that December is here, Imperial Postmaster Jerry Lines and staff are bracing for the traffic to pick up ...
  • MPCC classes scheduled in 2012 are biggest group ever

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The largest schedule of classes offered in a semester at Imperial’s Mid-Plains Community College extended campus has Brenda Ledall smiling. It’s so large, the extended campus coordinator said, the class list is ne...
  • Compromise in Congress seems unattainable

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher The failure of the Congressional Super Committee to reach any compromise on how to cut the federal deficit serves as yet one more example of the political divide that exists in our country. Neither t...
  • Be safe around fire this holiday season

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together in a festive and relaxed atmosphere.     But winter decorations can also spell fire danger. In fact, 23,600 residential fires are caused by candle...
  • Coping with holiday stress

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The holidays are a time for family, fun and festivities. So why are you so stressed? Actually, stress is associated with positive life events as much as negative ones. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when planning f...
  • Seniors get chance to lead on court

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Seniors on this year’s Longhorn basketball team will finally get to show what they can do on the court. Seniors Adam Dickey, Adam Moline and Steven Fish have awaited their turn after playing behind eight seniors l...
  • Lady Longhorns have young team on floor this season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three returning starters will be a big boost in the experience department on the Lady Longhorn basketball team this season. But, Head Coach Nancy Sorensen makes no bones about the fact they will be a young squad durin...
  • Winter sports pep rally on tap this Friday

    Chase County Schools’ cheerleaders are gearing up for a winter sports pep rally for all K-12 students and public this Friday. The pep rally is planned from 2:30 until 3:15 p.m. in the Longhorn gym and will have a “beach” theme, said Cheer Sponsor Lo...
  • Smaller Longhorn team on high school wrestling mat this season

    New Nebraska weight classes in effect 2011-12 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Wrestling Coach Matt Vlasin has a couple of changes facing him this season. With just six on the roster, it’s the smallest team he’s coached during his tenure. Also, ...
  • Burkhead’s performance leads Huskers over Iowa

    By Eric OlsonAP Sports Writer LINCOLN (AP)—Nebraska junior Rex Burkhead hurt so good after running over and around Iowa. Burkhead started last week with his right foot in a walking boot and finished it by running for 160 yards and a touchdown on a schoo...
  • Three Chase County students attend inaugural All-State Children’s Choir

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools was represented by three students from the fourth and fifth grade classes at the first All-State Children’s Choir sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA). The one-day event ...
  • UMW bazaar this Friday

    The United Methodist Women annual Christmas bazaar will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Imperial from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s bazaar is “NOEL.” Coffee and rolls will be served from 9 a.m. to 11...

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