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Firemen gain valuable experience during practice burn in Champion

Firemen gain valuable experience during practice burn in Champion

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The dense smoke. The searing heat. The adrenaline rush. When it comes to training firemen for interior attacks, nothing can replace the experience gained in actual fire situations. Firemen from Imperial, Lamar and Wauneta participated in a practice ...

New teacher learning about southwest Nebraska

New teacher learning about southwest Nebraska

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Neal Dodge, a new science and math teacher at Chase County Schools (CCS), is a long way from his roots. He is a native of Owego, N.Y., a town in a rural setting not unlike Imperial. Dodge, 42, has been hired to teach eighth grade science and math and sev...

Two from Imperial place at State Fair pedal pull

Two from Imperial place at State Fair pedal pull

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two Imperial youngsters who won their divisions at the Chase County Fair’s pedal tractor pull in August also placed in the top three at the State Fair pull. At the State Fair competition, Correy Koellner placed second in the girls’ age 10 division, w...

Cross country boys win their own invitational

Cross country boys win their own invitational

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican In the opening meet of this season, the Longhorns needed a tie-breaker to defeat Dundy County-Stratton (DCS). Last Thursday, the Longhorns left no doubt as to who won the Chase County Invitational. With four top-10 finishers, the Longhorns tallied jus...

Missed extra points cost Longhorns a victory

Missed extra points cost Longhorns a victory

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Take away two short-field scoring opportunities and Cozad would have been hard pressed to score against the Longhorn defense Friday night. But as it turned out, they capitalized on a sack at the Longhorn 1 and again off an intercepted Longhorn pass to...

Lady Longhorns pick up softball win at Scottsbluff

Lady Longhorns pick up softball win at Scottsbluff

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County’s varsity softball team went 1-4 at Friday and Saturday’s Scottsbluff Tournament. The two-day tournament featured two distinct days of weather, as well, with a chilly 40-degree day on Friday contrasted by Saturday’s 70-degree temperatu...

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NRD keeps irrigation occupation tax at $10

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Owners of irrigated land in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will continue to pay a $10-per-irrigated-acre occupation tax for the new budget...

Dates set for electronics, tire recycling

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Tired of those old computer monitors and other electronics taking up storage space? If so, area residents will want to take advantage of the free electronics...

Levy drops almost 22 cents in school’s ‘14-15 budget thanks to valuation hike

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County School board members are asking for  $308,000 in additional property tax support for its 2014-15 budget compared to the past year, but the levy...

Positive museum progress shared at Historical Society banquet

By Lori Pankonin The Imperial Republican R.P. Smith of Custer County brought laughs to the crowd of approximately 55 people at the Chase County Historical Society annual banquet in Champion last Wednesday...

City makes a third offer on drainage easement issue

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A third offer for storm sewer easement access across private property will be offered by the city to a private property owner on whose land a drainage ditch was...

City budget approved, increasing ‘14-15 tax askings by 15.8 percent

National prescription drug take back day coming to Imperial

Golf course site of benefit event for Maggie Dill

Commissioners hope mowing crops in right-of-way will prevent accidents, preserve roads

Campaign signs don’t belong on highway right-of-way

Accident late Saturday sends man to local hospital

Bloodmobile comes close to goal

Ribbons listed for Chase County 4-H youths at State Fair

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Full morning tummies make good students

Full morning tummies make good students

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Every time a school bus pulls up to Chase County Schools (CCS) in the morning, a wave of hungry students invades the cafeteria. They’re lined up for the new...

New teacher learning about southwest Nebraska

New teacher learning about southwest Nebraska

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Neal Dodge, a new science and math teacher at Chase County Schools (CCS), is a long way from his roots. He is a native of Owego, N.Y., a town in a rural setting...

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Cross country boys win their own invitational

Cross country boys win their own invitational

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican In the opening meet of this season, the Longhorns needed a tie-breaker to defeat Dundy County-Stratton (DCS). Last Thursday, the Longhorns left no doubt as...

Chase County downs Axtell in neutral site volleyball match

Chase County downs Axtell in neutral site volleyball match

Coach hopes new match on schedule will continue By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A new match for the Lady Longhorn volleyball team resulted in the team’s fourth win of the season Saturday...

Missed extra points cost Longhorns a victory

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Take away two short-field scoring opportunities and Cozad would have been hard pressed to score against the Longhorn defense Friday night. But as it turned...

Lady Longhorns pick up softball win at Scottsbluff

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County’s varsity softball team went 1-4 at Friday and Saturday’s Scottsbluff Tournament. The two-day tournament featured two distinct days of weather,...

JV softball team gets win at tournament

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County’s JV softball team picked up a win at the Scottsbluff Tournament Friday and Saturday with a 20-10 win over Alliance. The lone win was countered...

Shorthorn football is 2-0 after Holyoke, Wray wins

Professional golf returns to the Mile High City

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Large corn, soybean crops forecast; safety is urged

Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is calling attention to recent estimates for a large harvest and encouraging producers and agribusinesses to exercise care as they begin what...

Dr. Stacey Borowski joins local dental office

As a new associate dentist at Southwest Nebraska Dental Center, Dr. Stacey Borowski believes in the power of educating her patients about their oral health and helping patients understand the connection...

Two from Imperial place at State Fair pedal pull

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two Imperial youngsters who won their divisions at the Chase County Fair’s pedal tractor pull in August also placed in the top three at the State Fair pull....

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“The Hundred-Foot Journey” (PG)—Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family settles in a quaint village...

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Firemen gain valuable experience during practice burn in Champion

Firemen gain valuable experience during practice burn in Champion

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The dense smoke. The searing heat. The adrenaline rush. When it comes to training firemen for interior attacks, nothing can replace the experience gained...

MCC’s ‘The Guys’ helps raise more than $4,000 for McCook fire department

Thursday night’s presentation of the special 9/11-themed play “The Guys”—staged by the McCook Community College Theater Department—helped raise $4,244 for the McCook City and Volunteer Fire Department....

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