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  • GrainGoat named 2015 Innovation Business of Year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Wheat farmers: imagine shrinking a combine down to 25 pounds. Now imagine being able to take that “combine” out to the wheat field to test-cut areas to see if the moisture level is low enough to harvest the fi...
  • Open seats many for this year’s election

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s no secret 2016 is a U.S. Presidential election year. But there are also a number of other important local and statewide office-holders that will be nominated and elected in the coming year, as well. Included in...
  • Second irrigation district suing state, area NRDs

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), its director and the three Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) got hit with another lawsuit from a second surface water irrigation district in Nebr...
  • Proposed bill could affect TIF

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The city of Imperial is in the process of gaining tax increment financing, or TIF, money from the Cornerstone Development in the southeast end of town and the recent building of Scott’s Pump Service. The city of Nor...
  • Several topics on Thursday school info meeting agenda

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A host of topics are on the agenda for a community information meeting concerning Chase County Schools. Supt. Joey Lefdal will direct the discussion tonight (Thursday) to start at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. I...
  • Cyboron to guide hospital finances

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Community Hospital’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is excited about her job and looking forward to becoming involved in the community. Abby Cyboron, a Doniphan native, moved her family to Imperi...
  • CCS hosting junior high SPVA music clinic

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Junior high musicians from the seven SPVA Conference schools will be in Imperial Tuesday for the Junior High Band and Chorus Clinic. Junior high students from Perkins County, Sutherland, Hershey, North Platte St. Pat...
  • Plans start for 2016’s Joggin’ for Frogmen

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As registration opens for the third annual Joggin’ for Frogman in Imperial, race director Kelsey Owens wants people to know last year’s proceeds went to a special cause. In April 2015, shortly before Imperial’s ...
  • Mercy Meals packs millionth meal

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Children across the world are a million meals less hungry thanks to volunteers at Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska. The group packed their millionth meal Jan. 20 at their facility in Wauneta. This milestone comes...
  • More Cornerstone infrastructure

    VanKirk Brothers Construction of Sutton began work last week on the installation of sewer and water along East 3rd Street in the Cornerstone Development. They noted there was less than a foot of frost when they began digging. Workers work inside steel tre...
  • Chemigation training coming to area sites

    Producers whose chemigation certificates expired the end of 2015 and who plan to chemigate this year will need to attend a training session and pass a written exam to become recertified. Requirements for initial and recertification are the same, accordin...
  • County’s 4-H, FFA Beef Weigh-In Feb. 6

    The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market. All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers or market steers are invited to weigh-in, t...
  • Spring planting is near; free blue spruce trees are offered

    Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting.         Anyone from Nebraska who joins the Foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm. The free...
  • Mobile food pantry helps local families

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The FoodBank for the Heartland, a mobile food pantry that landed in Imperial last Saturday, helped a lot of families. That’s according to Matthew Musgrove of First Bank & Trust Company, which helped with the dis...
  • Another near five-cent drop in gas prices seen

    Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen another 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.83 a gallon early this week, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. The national average fell 6.5 cents p...
  • Here’s the opportunity to provide your input

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Tonight (Thursday), you, as a patron of the Chase County School district, will get the opportunity to learn more about a proposal to add an auxiliary gym, wrestling room and classrooms to the present structure. S...
  • County dispatch equipment update put on hold

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Though the Chase County Commissioners approved a bid to update the equipment in the county’s dispatch center, the plan was put on hold following the Jan. 12 meeting. Chase County Emergency Manager Duane Dreiling presente...
  • Lady Longhorns capture third at SPVA tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A third place plaque from the SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament isn’t bad for a team that was seeded No. 6. Beating No. 3 Bridgeport early last week, then a victory over No. 5 Sutherland in the consolation game ...
  • Four earn trip to Special Olympics spring games

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Four Chase County Special Olympics athletes placed at the Regional Special Olympics Bowling tournament in Ogallala Jan. 9, earning them a trip to the Spring Games in Lincoln April 1-3. Samantha Oxford placed first in ...
  • Wrestlers compete well at tough Chadron meet

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Even  though only two medals came home from the Chadron Wrestling Invitational, Head Coach Matt Vlasin said he thought the boys wrestled well. “We left a couple matches that could have been won if the boys would co...