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  • Nebraska Governor chooses Imperial as 2012 Showcase Community Award winner

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman chose Community Development Week, April 8-14, to put Imperial in the spotlight at a ceremony in Lincoln Monday. Imperial city and community representatives gathered for a presentation...
  • Goal for Imperial Feed My Starving Children event—500,000 meals

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In July 2011, volunteers from throughout southwest Nebraska and northeastern Colorado joined together in Imperial to package more than 225,000 meals for starving children in third-world countries. This year, organi...
  • Imperial man arrested for distribution of child porn

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican An Imperial man was arrested Thursday, April 5, for allegedly distributing child pornography. Members of the Imperial Police Department assisted  investigators from the Attorney General’s Office Rural Cybercrime...
  • URNRD accepts bid for augmentation pipeline

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Board members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) accepted a $2.142 million bid for the construction of a 4.6-mile pipeline to feed water into Rock Creek and eventually into the Republican Riv...
  • FBLA qualifies two for nationals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two Chase County Schools students recently qualified for the National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) convention in San Antonio, Texas this summer. Juniors Bethany Sorensen and Mason Holmes qualified at the ...
  • Paint-In yields fun, scholarship

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Students from Chase County Schools participated in the McCook Community College (MCC) Art Exhibition and Paint-In Competition March 30 in McCook. Receiving a $500 art scholarship during the event was senior Rachel Bis...
  • Colorado firefighter making slow progress

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Jennifer Struckmeyer, the former Imperial resident and Colorado firefighter severely burned in a grass fire last month, is slowly making pro­gress in a Greeley, Colo. medical center. A report this week from her mothe...
  • Advertising underway to fill school staff positions

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Four teaching staff resignations from Chase County Schools were formally approved by the board of education Tuesday. Letters of resignation, submitted since the board’s March meeting, were approved from: Marc Mrocz...
  • Lamar 125th birthday this year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Stan Cross of Lamar was sitting at the annual Lamar Fire Department soup supper when he brought up the idea of a 125th birthday celebration for the town of Lamar in Chase County. The idea was met with approval by seve...
  • DSK Irrigation enjoying added space at new site

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With spring weather here, it’s a busy place at DSK Irrigation in Imperial, which recently moved to a new location. Located at Imperial Professional Plaza since owner Dan Kunnemann purchased the Reinke dealership in ...
  • AgWest moves to new location

    AgWest Commodities Imperial branch is now operating out of its new office at 101 Holland Street. An open house will be held today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to tour the new facility and meet with Branch Manager Joel Gockley an...
  • Conservation Reserve Program signup extended

    “The general signup period for USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been extended one week until Friday, April 13. The announcement was made by Farm Service Agency State Director Dan Steinkruger. CRP is a voluntary program available to agric...
  • Wheat growers should scout now for early disease detection

    Last week stripe rust and leaf rust were observed in parts of Kansas, meaning Nebraska wheat growers should be scouting now for rust diseases, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension plant pathologist says. “The detection of leaf and stripe rusts in ...
  • McPherson College Choir to perform here next week

    Zion Lutheran Church and Enders Church of the Brethren will present the McPherson College Choir in concert Saturday, April 21. The program begins at 7 p.m. and will feature both the choir and the McPherson College Singers, the college’s select vocal ens...
  • Showcase Community Award a result of strong volunteerism here

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Imperial was recognized with a major award in Lincoln Monday when it received the Governor’s Showcase Community Award for 2012. It recognized the city’s economic development efforts and community re...
  • CCS Prom is Saturday night; candidates chosen by junior class

    Prom at Chase County Schools is this Saturday night, and senior candidates for king and queen were announced this week. They are, front from left, Eric Lakey, Kacia Smith, Adam Moline, back from left, Alexa Bernhardt, Nick Mullanix and Shannon Liewer. Aft...
  • FCCLA at state conference

    Students from Chase County Schools’ FCCLA chapter were in Lincoln April 1-3 for the State Leadership Conference, where the conference theme was “Creating Leaders of Tomorrow—Today.” Thirteen chapter members received the Power of One Award, includi...
  • Pounds lost, money found

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Thanks to people who decided to lose weight this spring, Adams Bank & Trust of Imperial and Frenchman Valley Produce have once again teamed up to benefit the community. It was announced Monday that $1,745.80 was r...
  • Longhorns pick up fourth place at Perkins County

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Another good day of performances were turned in by the Longhorn boys at last Thursday’s Perkins County meet. Coach Marc Mroczek said his team had a good showing that day, turning in a good chunk of personal bests ...
  • Longhorn athletic awards to be doled out differently this year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools is streamlining the distribution of its student athletic awards this year. CCS Activities Director Marc Mroczek is finalizing details for the school’s first annual high school Athletic Awards Ba...