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  • HEA customers can expect capital credit refunds

    Mark Farnsworth, general manager of Highline Electric Association in Holyoke, has announced that the Highline board of directors approved a capital credits refund of approximately $1,544,000 to the membership. In addition, Highline retired capital credit...
  • Attendance good at Christmas House

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House netted $2,315.50 this past Saturday. Proceeds go toward scholarships for students attending the spring trip to Valley Forg...
  • Kids’ vocabulary can prove entertaining

    Grandpa (my husband) took our eight-year-old grandson, Austin, on a nighttime shopping excursion when we were in Lincoln recently. They hit the jackpot by finding a birthday present that Austin was excited about, then stopped for an ice cream cone at a dr...
  • Something great has been started here

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Not quite two years ago, Meeting of the Minds organized as a group with a major goal to work together to make things happen. I’m happy to report that the group remains active and a viable way to share...
  • ‘Tis the season for concerts

    It’s the season for concerts and the first of three at Chase County Schools was held Tuesday night this week, when the five bands in grades 5-12 performed. At left, Ryan Moline sounds the cymbals in the high school band performance and fifth grader Macy...
  • Lady Longhorns drop pair in opening weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Lady Longhorn Coach Nancy Sorensen said her team gave it all they had in their opening weekend of basketball, but they have a few things to work on as they approach another weekend of back-to-back games. Chase County ...
  • 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...