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  • Longhorn boys knock off Yuma and Garden County, move to 4-2

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns added two more wins to their record last week, improving to 4-2. On Thursday, they handed the visiting Yuma, Colo., Indians a 40-35 loss and backed that up with a 41-29 win at Garden Cou...
  • Lady Longhorns split back-to-back games

    By Jan Schultz and Diane StammThe Imperial Republican A Friday night win at Garden County kicked off back-to-back basketball games for the varsity Lady Longhorns, who ended the weekend with a 1-1 split. The win at Oshkosh Friday was Chase County’s secon...
  • Bald eagle success story continues in Nebraska

    A record 90 active bald eagle nests were observed in Nebraska during the 2011 breeding season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The previous record was 54 in 2007. The state’s first successful modern bald eagle nest was observed in ...
  • Wrestlers gain valuable experience at McCook

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Longhorn Coach Matt Vlasin decided to take three of his westlers to a junior varsity meet for some valuable experience. Johnathan Fegley, Javier Casarez and Luis Rodriguez all made the trip to McCook last Thursday for...
  • Imperial EMS to have two new ambulances

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican One down, one to go. The Imperial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) took possession of a new ambulance Dec. 13 and expects to park another one in the bus barn at the end of March. A 2011 Chevy Duramax with 2,500 miles ...
  • Preschoolers in Christmas spirit

    Just like the older students in schools, many of the local preschoolers are also involved in presenting Christmas programs or entertaining with Christmas songs around town. Above, the four and five-year-olds in the Monday/Wednesday afternoon classes at Ra...
  • Christmas: a time for singing

    Chase County Schools’ auditorium was full of music last Thursday night as K-6 students presented their Christmas vocal concert, split into two sessions, one for grades K-3 and another for 4-6. Above, Director Amy Walworth leads the sixth grade choru...
  • Process to acquire Champion Lake, Mill continuing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican District 44 State Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial plans to introduce a bill in the Nebraska Legislature next session that would transfer ownership of Champion Lake and Champion Mill from the Nebraska Game and Par...
  • Expansion of 21st Century Equipment facility complete

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Last week’s open house at 21st Century Equipment marked the completion of a major addition and renovation to the facility. A new 100- by 120-foot combine repair shop represents the crown jewel of the $1.3 milli...
  • School board studying audio enhancement for classrooms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members appeared to favor the additional study of enhancing the hearing capabilities of students at Chase County Schools. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, a presentation on audio amplification and its...
  • Judging this Sunday for Chamber’s light contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Outside Christmas decorating is expected to increase even more dramatically this week as home­owners put on the finishing touches for the judging of the annual Christmas Lighting Contest. Official judging for the Cha...
  • Weather perfect for Christmas Festival

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Shoppers experienced a festive day last Wednesday as the Imperial Chamber conducted their Christmas Festival. Near perfect weather conditions for this time of year no doubt boosted participation as shoppers made ...
  • Superintendent doesn’t put too much weight on Governor’s ‘Top 10’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Gov. Dave Heineman, in his regular column in this week’s Imperial Republican, highlights the top 10 schools in Nebraska for their reading scores and improvement over last year. While Chase County’s junior class ma...
  • Honors presented during Rotary party

    Imperial Rotary Club celebrated more than Christmas with guests at their holiday party last Thursday evening at the Enders Golf Club. Recognition of six members who earned the Paul Harris Fellow distinction this year was announced. Paul Harris founded Rot...
  • Chase County 4-H Beef Weigh-In will be Feb. 4

    By Kimberly CookExtension Educator The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market.   All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers o...
  • AgWest buys Southside Liquor

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican AgWest Commodities of Holdrege has purchased Southside Liquor at 101 Holland Street, and plans to turn it into office space. Dec. 21 will be the last day Rich Meyer will have the store open. Meyer said Southwest Liqu...
  • FFA chapter busy in December

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A number of Imperial FFA teams qualified for the Nebraska FFA convention next spring during competition recently. In many cases taking first place or receiving purple ribbons, the students will be headed to Lincoln in...
  • 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 ...

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