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  • Christmas lighting winners brighten community

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican First and second place winners in the annual Imperial Christmas lighting contest have been announced. The Imperial Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual contest, selecting a first and second place in these categorie...
  • More than 50 get H1N1 vaccine at local school before break

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Between 50 and 60 students and staff spent part of their last day at school before the holiday break, getting an H1N1 flu shot. Staff with the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and School Nurse Angie Paisley...
  • IVFD elects new officers for year of service

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Bryan Dannatt was elected for a third year to head the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) as its chief. Dannatt was among a slate of 10 officers elected by the firefighters at their monthly business meeting Nov...
  • Chase County remains in C2-10 district

    Chase County will remain in the C2-10 district for football competition during the next two seasons. The Nebraska School Activities Association announced the district assignments for all classes the past week. The same five schools will be in the C2-10 di...
  • Weather impacts Red Cross blood donations

    Severe winter weather in the Midwest has impacted the steady flow of blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. Because donors are not able to safely travel to their donation appointments, area blood drives have been cancelled. Eighteen...
  • Teams battle in school’s annual trenchball tourney

    The pre-holiday trenchball tourney at Chase County Schools followed tradition Friday, continuing as a cut-throat contest on the final school day before the Christmas break. At right, senior Tyler Roenfeldt fires the ball at a fellow student as his team to...
  • Longhorns split to go into break at 2-4

    Coach Zuege sees a big improvement in defense By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While the Longhorns may have dropped a 43-25 loss to the Yuma Indians, Coach Carl Zuege said his team played some of their best defense of the year. After their loss t...
  • Lady Longhorns even record with pair of wins

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A pair of wins on the road last weekend lifted the Lady Longhorn record to 3-3 as they prepare for a new holiday tournament on the schedule for Monday and Tuesday. The Lady Longhorns won a lopsided victory at Garden C...
  • Lueth brings home second championship in a row

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican In a very tough class B wrest­ling tournament, Chase County emerged in 10th place out of 11 teams but brought home a championship in the 140 lb. weight class. Jeremiah Lueth extended his perfect season to 6-0 after ...
  • English language offers interesting sidebars

    By Lori Pankonin While at a family wedding recently, I learned that one of my cousins has studied nine languages. Whoa! How can one mind handle that? That doesn’t mean he’s fluent in nine languages but still. It was also interesting that his son did...
  • Nebraskans not happy with Nelson’s health care vote

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor T    hose who may think our state got a Christmas present out of U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson’s late night deal last weekend to move along the health care bill, may want to look a little closer at what’s...
  • School choirs air Christmas melodies

    Chase County students in grades 7-12 filled the school auditorium with Christmas songs Dec. 15 as the junior high and high school show choirs and choruses presented their annual December concert. Above, Randy Hayes directs members of the high school choru...
  • Conservation cost-share funds must be applied for by Feb. 1

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set Feb. 1 as the cutoff to rank applications from farmers and ranchers wishing to receive cost-share funds for the installation of soil, water, grazing, or wildlife practices, according to NRCS. ...
  • Registration deadline soon for leaders workshop

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Enhancing leadership skills of individuals who will take our rural communities into the future will be the focus of the program “Leaders For a New Frontier,” to be held Feb. 2-4 at the Curtis Community Center. Reg...
  • Ladenburger to serve on National Young Farmers, Ranchers Committee

    Dustin Ladenburger of Hitchcock County Farm Bureau was appointed to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, Cathy Day, director of special programs, said. “Dustin is very deserving of this appointment. He will bring a great deal ...
  • New organization offering voice for wind development

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Winds blow up and down the Nebraska heartland but the state remains far behind in tapping into that valuable resource as a renewable energy source. That’s what organizers of the Nebraska Energy Export Associatio...
  • Moreland’s art now featured on note cards

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A reluctance to split up her paintings among family members at this time has led to a new endeavor for Lee Moreland of Imperial. Her watercolors are now featured on note cards that the public may also enjoy. Morelan...
  • Venango native named Army’s NCO of the Year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A national honor given by the U.S. Army has come to a native son of the Venango community. In October, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Aaron Beckman, who is stationed in Germany, was named the Army’s Noncommissioned Of...
  • Republican River Basin irrigators gain support from Neb. Farm Bureau

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Republican River Basin picked up some major support earlier this month when the Nebraska Farm Bureau took a position on compact compliance issues in the basin. The state’s largest farm organizati...
  • Occupation tax gets its day in court

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Last week’s trial on the constitutionality of the occupation tax created in LB 701 proved anti-climactic. Already behind in his schedule for the day, Judge Robert R. Otte asked both sides if they had any new info...

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