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  • Community Chorus concert floods church with Christmas music

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thirty-five singers from across the county and nearby towns joined voices for a “Holy Light” Christmas concert of lessons and carols Sunday. Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial hosted the Community Chorus concert, ...
  • School to seek track bids, with February opening expected

    ■ Aides ‘teaching’ in Reading Mastery Program a concern. PAGE 1.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Bids are likely to be opened the first of February on reconstruction of the outdoor track at the Chase County Schools’ athletic complex. Board of...
  • Register now for spring classes at Mid-Plains Community College

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The roster of classes offered by Mid-Plains Community College for the spring semester encompasses a wide variety of subjects. There could be something for everyone, be it a for-credit class or a community education cl...
  • Federal, state government heavily involved in student health

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Many Nebraska schools have acted to better ensure their students are healthy. Some schools have banned junk food and sugar-sweetened soft drinks from vending machines and reduced the number of fried foods on their sch...
  • Chase County 4-H beef weigh-in set

    By Kimberly CookExtension EducatorUNL Extension SW4 Counties The Chase County 4-H market beef weigh-in is set for Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Imperial Livestock Auction Market.   All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibi...
  • Lamar Fertilizer expanding bulk storage capacity

    The first of several new bulk storage tanks is under construction at the Lamar Fertilizer facility, located along Highway 6 near Lamar. Owner Pete Dillan said construction started about a month ago, and the addition of these tanks will help them provide b...
  • Memory keeps Christmas in perspective

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIt was one of those cold, blistery nights in Nebraska late in December, as a young family left home later than they had planned, heading north to see family 750 miles away. Their not-so-new 1979 Chevy Cap...
  • Santa creates some interesting emotions

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Such is the language of one jolly bearded guy who wears a red suit with white fur around the cuffs and collar. You find him here, there and everywhere this time of year. Years ago . . . decades ago, my mom bought a life-sized Santa to greet t...
  • Three win books in library’s holiday writing contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three Imperial residents will be the proud owners of brand new books following their selection as winners in the Lied Imperial Public Library’s holiday writing contest. Both stories and poems were accepted in the co...
  • Lady Longhorns pick up first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s varsity girls’ team heads into the Christmas break with their first win of the season, picked up Friday night from a visiting Garden County team. A night of 40% shooting from the field, and connecti...
  • Longhorns blow by Garden Co. to get back in win column

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After giving up four straight, the Chase County Longhorns got back into the win column Friday with a 61-32 victory here over Garden County. The win improved the season mark to 2-4 and got the Longhorns over a four...
  • High school bowling teams finish first half of season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nine Chase County Schools students are competing in another season of high school bowling through the Nebraska High School Bowling Federation. Competition kicked off Dec. 4 with matches in Imperial. The team has also ...
  • Pumping up Longhorn spirit

    Home basketball games at Chase County Schools are spirit-filled events, thanks to a number of groups including the CCS band, cheerleaders, the fans and youngsters such as these, who were busy leading the chant, “Hey, Longhorns, Go, Fight, Win” at Frid...
  • Keithan Cochran brings home championship from Sidney

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase Counties fearsome fivesome of wrestlers traveled to the Sidney Invitational to face a host of larger schools. Out of the five wrestlers participating, four medals were garnered at the Saturday tournament. Kei...
  • Christmas lighting winners named

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Not unlike years past, judges for this year’s Christmas lighting contest found their work cut out for them Sunday evening. Judging was completed for six different categories: religious, contemporary, most unique,...
  • More than $95,000 deposited from three months of sales tax

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican August, September and October city sales tax proceeds totaled above the $95,000 mark, according to the city of Imperial’s Department of Revenue reports. Among the trio of months, September proved to be the highest i...
  • Ministerial Association, churches planning Christmas Day dinner again

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Those with no place to go or with limited family around have a great option for a Christmas Day meal again this year. The Ministerial Association of Southwest Nebraska and most of the churches in Imperial are providin...
  • New mayor, council member start 4-year terms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two new members of Imperial’s governing body came on board Monday night. After their oaths of office, Dwight Coleman became Imperial’s newest mayor, and John Arterburn started his term as member of the counc...
  • Benefit analysis to determine irrigation retirement buyout

    Long-term stream flow depletion proposed as factor to determine  price paid to retire acres By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Estimates show the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) needs to retire the use of about 4,200 acre-feet o...
  • Pool contractor extends warranty on pipe, new concrete through 2012

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The contractor on the city’s pool construction was not willing to extend its warranty five years, but it did do so through the 2012 swim season. The extended warranty for an additional year is for the new main pipe ...

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