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  • Board approves $900 base pay hike for teachers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Teachers at Chase County Schools (CCS) will see a base pay increase in their salaries for the 2015-16 school year. At the board of education’s monthly meeting Monday night, a 9-0 vote approved the base pay of $33,50...
  • Santa a big hit at Christmas Festival

    Santa was a big hit with the kids at last Thursday’sChamber Christmas Festival held at the St. Patrick Church Parish Hall. Young Paige Owens, 5, whispers her list into Santa’s ear as her sister, Peyton Owens, 7, giggles with glee. The girls are the ...
  • Champion a busy place for 10th Vision of Trees

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The Champion Junior Women’s Club hosted the 10th annual Vision of Trees at the Champion Community Center last Saturday and Sunday. The theme was “Celebrate the Season.” The always-popular event’s main attract...
  • Large crowd turns out for Christmas Festival

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s Imperial Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival to kick off the Christmas shopping season in Imperial drew a large crowd Thursday, Dec. 4. The day-long event culminated with a freewill donation soup s...
  • Bike Ride Across Nebraska picks Wauneta as 2015 start town

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze On June 7, 2015 approximately 700 bike riders plus family members and Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) staff members will arrive in Wauneta to kick off its 35th annual ride across Nebraska. BRAN officials announce...
  • ProStart classes make points with school board

    The ProStart I and II classes at Chase County Schools served a full meal to school board members, administrators and secretaries Monday night following the monthly board meeting. It’s been an annual event of the classes, which study food preparation o...
  • Giving of her talents to area communities

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting Mid-Plains Community College’s Imperial Extented Campus, its teachers and students.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican She considers herself lucky. After spending years living and s...
  • Christmas music to float through school

    The Chase County Schools grade 7-12 vocal music concert is scheduled for Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Under the direction of Randy Hayes, the junior high chorus will perform a variety of songs, including a medley of popular Christmas titl...
  • Latest sales tax report tops $122,000 for third quarter

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s third quarter sales tax report from the Nebraska Dept. of Revenue shows a total of $122,835.06 in receipts to the city. The 2014 third quarter report is the final one before  removal of Nebraska’s sale...
  • CCS grad working on Habitat for Humanity house in North Platte

    Misael Garcia, a recent Chase County Schools graduate, at right, works with Kevin May, a lab assistant at North Platte Community College (NPCC), as they wire a Habitat for Humanity house at 1019 No. Walnut in North Platte. Garcia of Imperial is one of 10 ...
  • U.S. Farm Bill info meeting coming to Imperial Friday

    New farm legislation signed into law in February made changes to farm income support programs that area producers will want to learn about. Area farmers will have that chance this Friday when the UNL Extension Service and Farm Service Agency team up for ...
  • Broken Arrow Cellars celebrating with Thursday Grand Opening

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a month of afternoon samplings, Imperial’s new winery Broken Arrow Cellars will celebrate today (Thursday) with its Grand Opening. Things will kick off as 2 p.m. when representatives of the Imperial Chamber of...
  • State qualifiers emerge from District FFA competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial FFA scored several victories at District CDE (Career Development Events) contests at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis Nov. 12. The Imperial FFA Agriscience team took top honors and will...
  • Hartman among those speaking against UNL ‘Meatless Mondays’

    Students in favor of agriculture organized to become one voice at the Association for Students at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (ASUN) senate meeting Dec. 3. “The Collegiate Farm Bureau received information that ASUN would be voting on a resolution t...
  • Ibach continues as head of Department of Agriculture

    Governor-elect Pete Ricketts announced this week at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture annual dinner that Greg Ibach would continue to lead the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Ibach of Sumner has served as Director of the Nebraska De...
  • ‘Stupid’ comments damage Obamacare even further

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor The controversy surrounding Obamacare just keeps swirling. I watched part of Tuesday’s hearing conducted by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which MIT Prof. Jonathan Gruber ...
  • Hispanic community remembers Our Lady of Guadalupe appearance

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An early celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day Sunday brought out a bigger crowd than last year as the Hispanic community remembered a beloved story from church history. This year’s temperatures for t...
  • Longhorns open with wins over Cozad, McCook

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Just like last year, the Chase County Longhorns opened their season with a two-game sweep with wins over Cozad and McCook. The Longhorns controlled the Cozad Haymakers en route to a 58-45 win here Friday night. On...
  • Lady Longhorns win opener; fall to Class B McCook

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a winning season opener for Chase County’s girls’ varsity basketball team last Thursday, as they took down Cozad by a 12-point margin. While the Lady Longhorns lost the next night at Class B McCook, Coach M...
  • Aaron Hinojosa brings home medal at Broken Bow meet

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Head Coach Matt Vlasin decided to put the majority of his young wrestling team in the junior varsity division of the Broken Bow Invitational to get their confidence built up early in the year. Four wrestlers competed ...