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  • Choirs perform during winter vocal concert

    The senior and junior high choirs were featured during the vocal department’s “Christmas Melodies” winter concert at the school Tuesday, Dec. 8. The high school choir performed six different numbers and was joined by the junior high choir for “Pea...
  • ‘The Gift’ truly a gift of love

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican This Christmas, more than 70 families in the Imperial area who might not have had a Christmas will experience not only Christmas but the love from a community brought forth through “The Gift” program. The yea...
  • Swing choirs share songs of season

    The 9th St. Singers and the Junior High Swing Choir shared songs of the season during their “Christmas Melodies” winter concert Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the school auditorium. The junior and senior high choirs also performed. Rose Sullivan, front center i...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated

    Local residents remembered the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego in 1531 at the annual celebration of her Dec. 12 feast day in the Catholic Church. Above, they braved chilly conditions Sunday morning as the procession moved through the str...
  • Nebraska road fatalities may climb to highest level in eight years

    As of last Friday, the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) reports that 225 men, women and children have lost their lives on Nebraska roadways. This reflects an increase of 13 percent compared to fatalities reported for the same period for the previous fo...
  • Wrestlers bring home three medals from Holdrege

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Wrestling team had better success overall this weekend at the Holdrege Invitational. The Longhorns brought home two second place medals and a third. Head Coach Matt Vlasin thought his team wrestled be...
  • Lady Longhorns still looking for first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Mark Bottom and his girls’ varsity team are trying to figure out how to play four full quarters of basketball. After great first halves of basketball against Sidney and Ogallala last week, their intensity drop...
  • Girls’ games Tuesday at Sutherland postponed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Weather was terrible for traveling Tuesday thanks to a snowstorm, so the Chase County girls’ games at Sutherland was postponed. Chase County Coach Mark Bottom said the games will now be played this Friday at Sutherl...
  • High school bowlers competing on combined team

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This is the eighth year Chase County Schools has a team in the Nebraska High School Bowling Federation program. But this year, one big change in the team makeup. Chase County is competing with a combined boys/girls te...
  • Longhorns still looking for first win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Longhorns boys’ coach Carl Zuege knew his team would have their hands full with the Sidney Red Raiders Friday. But he still figured the Longhorns could come out of the weekend with a win against Ogallala Saturday...
  • Holiday basketball tourney takes Longhorns to Sidney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be in Sidney again this year for its holiday tournament. The Cabela’s Holiday Basketball Shootout will be held Dec. 28-30 at Sidney’s high school and mid...
  • Nebraska deer harvest up 11 percent so far this year

    Total deer harvest in Nebraska is up 11 percent compared to this time one year ago. As of Dec. 8, nearly 50,000 deer have been harvested, compared to 45,000 last year and 42,500 in 2013. The biggest change is the mule deer buck harvest of 8,307, up 1,200 ...
  • Moose sighted again in North Platte

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials confirmed a weekend sighting of a moose within the city limits of North Platte. The moose had been in the area for about a month before being spotted in town on Dec. 13, according to officials. Game and Parks b...
  • Urgent care or ER? Physicians say don’t make wrong choice

    With the holiday season here, along with increases in decorating injuries, falls from ladders and illnesses related to rich food, emergency physicians are often concerned that people are confused about when to seek medical care in emergency departments. ...
  • Santa a hit with some kids, but not all

    Santa Claus came to the Imperial Manor Friday, and his ho-ho-ho could be heard throughout the building. One of those with a smile as he greeted Santa was Eddie Rusher, above, a kindergartner at Chase County Schools. However, Carla Colton had to keep hol...
  • Special meeting set to look at school’s expansion plans

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While the school board met for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday this week, plans for two potential additions to the East 9th St. building were not ready to present as expected. However, representatives with Studio ...
  • New water management plan adopted by URNRD

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will be operating under a new water management plan in 2016. Board members adopted a revised integrated management plan (IMP) for the three-coun...
  • Dog park suggested as aid to animal waste issue

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A dog park was suggested by a local citizen as a solution to a current effort by the city to deal with animal waste. Ray Wolgamott of Imperial doesn’t think an ordinance that will penalize pet owners for their pet...
  • Villarreal painting KC Royals' official championship piece

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Students in Chelsea Zuege’s high school art classes got a first hand look this week at the amazing talent of local artist Armando Villarreal. Villarreal brought his latest project to Zuege’s classroom and work...
  • Vehicle rolls off Old Highway 6

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An inadvertent drop onto the shoulder caused an overcorrection, then a vehicle rolled off the road Tuesday morning about 11:40 a.m. on Old Highway 6. Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller said Rabecca Huicochea of Enders...