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  • Biologist joins NRCS staff in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Caleb Caton began working Dec. 7 at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Imperial as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist. The Fremont, Neb. native will be increasing and promoting wildlife habit...
  • Fair toy show a big hit

    The Chase County Fair held its first ever toy show Saturday, Dec. 5. Organizer Chad Oxford said he was pleased with the success of the first show, which featured a wide variety of farm toys. More than 100 people attended the event with lots of toys flying...
  • The miracles of life

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherAs we get ready to celebrate the Christmas holiday, I’m always reminded of some of the “miracles” that are part of this special season—“The Miracle on 34th Street,” where Santa really exist...
  • A place for everything; everything in its place

    By Lori Pankonin, Co-Publisher A place for everything; everything in its place. Such was the philosophy that an older friend lived by, one instilled in her by her father. Her desk was always neat. Her small house was always neat. I know many people who s...
  • Candle fire causes consternation at Balcony House

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “We were very lucky,” according to owners Linda and Jim Pirog of a small fire started by a neglected candle over the weekend at the Balcony House. The fire burned greenery around the candle and caused minor smoke...
  • County Commissioner Chuck Vette reflects on his first year in office

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze After nearly a full year of tackling budget issues, property tax protests, challenging road conditions and working to fill board vacancies, Chase County Commissioner Chuck Vette says he’s developing a solid grasp on his ne...
  • Longhorns have champion wrestler at Holdrege

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Despite being the smallest school at the tournament, Chase County improved on last year’s finish taking eighth place out of 10 teams at Saturday’s Holdrege wrestling tournament. Head Coach Matt Vlasin said he w...
  • Varsity girls lose against two top Class B teams

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a great opening week of play, the Lady Longhorns varsity basketball team felt the other extreme Friday and Saturday, losing by wide margins to Sidney and Ogallala. Coach Marc Mroczek said they expected two qua...
  • Longhorn varsity boys fall to a pair of Class B teams

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Longhorn boys’ coach, Carl Zuege, knew his team would have to play perfect to upend the third best team in Class B last year. While they played their best game of the year thus far Friday night at Sidney, Zuege...
  • High school bowling season underway; Chase County’s two teams split first meets

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Twelve students at Chase County Schools are competing in another season of high school bowling, which kicked off the season Dec. 5 with a meet in Imperial. Both a boys’ and girls’ team are bowling this year, invol...
  • Culbertson woman chokes on food, dies Saturday evening

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican A 61-year-old Culbertson woman died Saturday evening at the Chase County Community Hospital after she choked on food at an Imperial restaurant. According to Patti Lueth, manager at Jack’s Steakhouse & Sandwic...
  • Junior class fundraiser lines up shooters

    Members of the Chase County Schools junior class are wanting steak instead of chicken at next year’s Prom, so they have been busy organizing halftime shooting contests at home high school basketball games. It was no different Saturday night, when the yo...
  • Tour of Homes popular at Christmas House

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The added attraction of a Tour of Homes during the annual Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House in Imperial this year drew over 40 visitors to four homes. “It was cold, so I was pleasantly surpr...
  • 4-H year highlighted at Achievement Night

    Recognition and accomplishments of the members and leaders of the Chase County 4-H program once again highlighted this year’s annual 4-H Achievement Night program. Leaders and 4-H members were presented certificates and awards held on Nov. 9 at the 4-H...
  • Old-Fashioned Christmas comes to Imperial

                            Residents of the community had much to take part in and also get in some shopping at the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Old Fashioned Christmas Festival Wednesday, Dec. 2. The day wouldn’t have been ...
  • Logo designed for city’s 125th celebration next year

    Committee has several events already scheduled for July 2-4, 2010 weekend By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The city’s 125th birthday planning committee has been meeting regularly on activities for the three-day event next year over the 4th of July...
  • Census Bureau launches community operations this week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The U.S. Census Bureau launched community operations this week all over the country. One such event was held in North Platte Tuesday. Vic Gentry, manager of the Census office in North Platte, said lunch, entertainment...
  • NRD: shut down fewest acres in water-short year but with compensation

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican If a water-short year occurs without any remedy other than regulation, shutting down the least number of farmers seems to be the intent of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board members. Howe...
  • Snow makes for another white week

    More snow whitened the Imperial area this week. First falling Monday with light snow, it intensified a bit Tuesday with higher winds and colder temperatures, cancelling school and making it miserable to be outdoors. Above, Dennis Norman fights the winds...
  • Christmas Day dinner again being organized by ministers’ association

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the third consecutive year, the Ministerial Association of Southwest Nebraska will be organizing a Christmas Day dinner in Imperial. The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Imperial Eagles Club on ...

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