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  • Longhorns done in by 17 percent shooting in subdistrict opener

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s basketball season for Chase County Longhorn boys came to an abrupt end last week in the opening round of the C1-11 subdistricts. After winning eight of their last 10 games, including a signature win...
  • ‘Heart’ fundraisers surpass $9,000 mark

    Second grader Chloe Dillan, left, and Raissa Nevarez, who’s in first grade, were among the K-4 students at Chase County Schools who participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The older grade 5-6 students parti...
  • Lady Longhorns hope to improve on shooting next year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the things that stands out when Chase County Coach Nancy Sorensen reviews the Lady Longhorns 2011-12 season stats are the shooting percentages. “We definitely need to see our shooting percentages go up,” sh...
  • Thirty-two basketball teams expected for youth tourney here Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Basketball teams in grades 4-6 will converge on Imperial Saturday for the annual Imperial Youth Basketball Tournament. Games will start in four gyms at 8 a.m. Sites include the Longhorn and Shorthorn gyms at the schoo...
  • Students of Month for February named

    The Chase County Schools Students of the Month for February are Mollie Ringleman and Cody Cravey. They will be honored at an Imperial Rotary Club lunch. Ringleman, 18, is the daughter of Launy and Lorrie Ringleman. She is on the honor roll, has been a tea...
  • Four area girls’ teams statebound

    Upsets highlight two area district finals By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It will be a busy three days in Lincoln this week as the 2012 Girls Basketball State Tournament starts today (Thursday). Among the teams making the trek to the Capitol City a...
  • Health department brings nutrition program to school

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Smarter lifestyle choices and healthier futures for youths is the goal of the TOUCAN program. Last Wednesday, the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department presented the program to Jodie Schuller’s grade K-4 physi...
  • Eastern Star installs new officers

    Imperial Chapter #279 Order of Eastern Star held 2012 installation of officers earlier this year. Officers for 2012 include Barbara Wood, Worthy Matron; Keith Wood, Worthy Patron; Monna Milner, Associate Matron; Larry Rose, Associate Patron; Carol Thompso...
  • Manor grandparent program benefiting all

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There are little children in the Imperial Manor Childcare and Preschool. There are senior types in residence at Imperial Manor. Take the little ones upstairs, mix them with residents, and you have an instant Adopt-a-G...
  • With spring just around corner, Ol’ Man Winter not ready to give in yet

    Signs of spring began popping up this week with the appearance of a red-breasted robin in Imperial, along with Lily of the Valley buds reaching up through the soil. While people anxiously await spring, Ol’ Man Winter hasn’t completely given way. H...
  • Incumbents on city council, CCS board choose not to file

    Incumbent District One commissioner Vette seeking another term; two others have filed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An Imperial city council member and one on the Chase County Schools board of education chose not to seek additional terms as las...
  • December sales tax highest on record; eclipses $43,000 mark

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Holiday shoppers apparently spent a little bit more money doing their Christmas shopping in Imperial in December. Figures released the past week from the Nebraska Department of Revenue show the city’s sales tax rece...
  • New challenges, rural ‘feel’ led Supt. Fisher to new job

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While Chase County Schools Supt. Matt Fisher said it was a tough decision, the new challenges he’ll have as superintendent in a larger Class B system are among reasons he chose to apply for the superintendent’s ...
  • Longtime food director retiring from CCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although she joked that she sometimes feels as if she’s 108, Joyce Kuenning, director of food services at Chase County Schools, is actually almost 65. That’s one of the reasons she’s retiring May 25. Kuenning ha...
  • Students invited ‘to be a reporter’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Newspaper in Education Week will be observed March 5-9, and The Imperial Republican is inviting Chase County Schools’ grade 4-8 students “to be a reporter.” It’s a new contest sponsored by the newspaper, which...
  • Champion Mill, Lake bill now on select file

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A bill that would transfer ownership of Champion Mill State Historical Park and State Recreation Area from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) to Chase County has been moved to select file in the Nebraska Le...
  • Autopsy sheds little light on cause of McMinn’s fall

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze Longtime Wauneta resident, Rodney ‘Rod’ McMinn, 51, was pronounced dead after a tragic accident at the Wauneta Roller Mills on Feb. 1. McMinn fell into a bin of corn pellets while working to unplug an auger. At the tim...
  • Imperial Chamber, Lions club bringing Harlem Ambassadors to town this fall

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A date is on the school calendar this fall for a rematch between an Imperial town team and the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team. The Imperial Chamber of Commerce and Imperial Lions Club are joining forces for coordi...
  • Imperial Adams Bank branch wins ‘Share the Love’ contest

    The Chase County Pantry in Imperial has an additional $100 to spend on food and paper good items, thanks to a donation from Adams Bank & Trust, Imperial branch. Fifteen Adams Bank branches took part in the “Share the Love” lobby decorating contest...
  • Allo Communications gains USDA loan guarantee to expand

    Allo Communications LLC of Imperial, is the recipient of a $1 million loan from Adams Bank & Trust of Imperial backed by a USDA Rural Development guarantee. The money will be used for fiber network expansion and connections in the three communities o...