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  • 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...
  • Improved security one goal of school’s new entrance

    New doorway system will be in use next week By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Office secretaries Sherri Wheeler and Sheila Stromberger are enjoying the new entrance to Chase County Schools, as will patrons next week. The new doorway system and remo...
  • CCS takes first with one-act play

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools’ drama department took first place at the SPVA Conference one-act play competition in North Platte Monday. The cast beat Perkins County for second place and Maxwell for third place in the ...
  • New NRD subdistrict boundaries okayed

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Subdistrict boundaries of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will undergo distinct changes for the next 10-year period. Board members approved the proposed boundaries during their Nov. 10 meeti...
  • Hospital petition nets required signatures

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A total of 416 valid signatures were verified on the recent hospital board petition drive, allowing the request to dissolve the new Chase County Community Hospital District to appear in the May election. The Chase Cou...
  • Seventh annual Vision of Trees

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Champion Junior Women’s Club is busy preparing for the seventh annual Vision of Trees, to be held Dec. 3-4 at the Champion Community Center. Food, entertainment, raffle and silent auction items will be offered b...
  • First ever Harvest Fest for Health held

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For a brand new event, Chase County Hospital Foundation Director Randy Vlasin felt Friday’s Harvest Fest for Health went well. He said people have already been asking if it’s something they’ll do next year. T...
  • Imperial to host 2012 district music contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools (CCS) will host the District V Music Contest April 20, 2012. This is the first time the contest will be held in Imperial. McCook High School has been the host for many years. Randy Hayes, 7-12 voc...
  • Special session on pipeline completed

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial headed back home Tuesday morning after the Legislature adjourned a successful special session to address the TransCanada oil pipeline route across Nebraska. Christensen felt the...
  • City council to address shipping containers being used for storage

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Council members are addressing the use of shipping containers being used for storage in residential areas. It was one of the agenda items at Monday’s council meeting. On a 4-0 vote, the council directed City Attorn...
  • Adams Bank giving out coats

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A community service program is providing warm coats, hats, scarves and gloves for needy persons. Adams Bank & Trust of Imperial is now giving out free winter wear through the end of November. Lisa Denny, coordinat...
  • This year’s corn harvest in bin

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Farmers will look back at this year’s corn harvest and think about what might have been. What might the harvest have been like had a Father’s Day hail storm not hit? What might the harvest have been like if the ...
  • U.S. farmland demand continues at record pace, shows no slowdown

    Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading agricultural services company, reports that demand for farmland is at an all-time high—based on a record number of transactions—pushing sales prices up 20 percent, on average, over 2010.        ...
  • Don’t forget to celebrate Thanksgiving first

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorThanksgiving is here! It’s that first of two holidays that will close out the year 2011. But, it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves and start celebrating Christmas before we take time to be thankful dur...