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  • Track bids to be opened Thursday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A special school board meeting will be held today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. when bids on the school track construction will be considered. Supt. Mat Fisher said the actual bid opening will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted...
  • Imperial site for household hazardous waste collection

    Imperial is one of 13 sites that will host a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, March 26. The collection will take place at the Imperial city office parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Items accepted include cleaning chemicals, yard and...
  • Overhead Door building taking shape

    The new wood-framed steel building that will house Overhead Door Specialists, LLC is going up in the city’s Sunrise Addition, just east of Longhorn Street between 5th and 9th Sts. Owner Trent Spady said the 54 x 32-foot building will house his business ...
  • LEAD XXX Fellows meet with Nebraska senators

    Twenty-nine Nebraska LEAD Program Fellows from across the state of Nebraska attended a three-day seminar in Lincoln Jan. 30-Feb. 1, which preceded the 10-day national study tour. The educational seminar addressed political processes and provided an oppor...
  • Imperial FFA benefits from Coop, Syngenta support

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An Imperial FFA member has a new jacket, and the chapter has $500 more in its treasury thanks to a local business and Syngenta. Syngenta made a generous proposition to its retail partners like the coop—contribute $2...
  • ‘Little Dresses For Africa’ sewing workshop coming

    By Kimberly CookExtension EducatorUNL Extension SW4 Counties Learn the basics of sewing and help out children in Africa all at once. A “Little Dresses for Africa” workshop will be held March 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Imperial at Crossroads Wesleyan Chur...
  • Nebraskans make marks across the world

    Nebraska celebrated its 144th birthday last week, having officially become a state on March 1, 1867. Russ and I had the first-time privilege to attend the Statehood Day dinner in the Capitol rotunda Saturday.Our invitation came from the Governor due to a ...
  • We are proud to be in newspaper business

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor This week is being observed across the country as Newspapers   in Education Week. Some of the students at Chase County Schools will be getting newspapers to use in their classrooms this week, and will ...
  • ‘Doc Gizmo’ returning to SCORE camp this year

    The popular “Doc Gizmo” will return to the SCORE science camps this summer as one of the guest presenters. He and his Science Theatre will be returning for a third year to SCORE, which stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences.     He wi...
  • K-6 grade teacher to present session at national conference

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Amy Walworth and UNK educator Dr. Jan Harriott will be in Minneapolis March 17-19  to give a joint presentation at the National Kodaly Conference. Walworth, who teaches grade K-6 music at Chase County Schools, is a m...
  • Wauneta-Palisade boys headed to Lincoln for state tourney

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team will head to the state tournament in Lincoln for the first time since 2007. That’s when the Broncs went 25-0 and won the D1 championship. After getting upset in the s...
  • MPCC Rodeo Club seeking teams for ‘Cowboy Scramble’

    Calling all cowboys! The Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Club is looking for teams of skilled “ropers, shooters and drivers” to participate in their first annual “Cowboy Scramble” March 18-19 in North Platte. Events for the Cowboy Scramble incl...
  • Weather playing havoc with start of track practice

    The 2011 Longhorn track teams are 65 strong, 32 girls and 30 boys, but recent weather has made it a bit challenging for outdoor practices. Even though it was cold out, the distance runners, above, were able to get in some outdoor time Monday afternoon b...
  • Chase County sixth grader on to state free throw contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Taylin McNair, a sixth grader at Chase County Schools, has qualified for the state free throw contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Young McNair will represent Imperial at the state event at Hastings College o...
  • Nebraska K-12 students will need second chickenpox shot next year

    It’s not too early to think about the immunizations your student needs for next year. There’s a new immunization requirement for varicella (chickenpox) vaccine looming on the horizon. Starting July 1, 2011, a second dose of varicella vaccine or docu...
  • Speech team impressive at new meet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Almost all  members of the Chase County Schools speech team attended the first Blue and Gold Tournament at North Platte High School last Saturday. Coach Jill Bauerle said most of the students ranked second or third i...
  • 2011 Torch Run coming through Imperial again

    The Nebraska Sports Council has announced the 2011 Cornhusker State Games Torch Run route and dates and are encouraging Nebraska residents to participate. Imperial will again be on the route, hosting the Torch overnight June 8. The Torch Run, sponsored by...
  • Stats compliled for the boys’ 2010-11 season

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns finished the 2010-11 basketball campaign with a 11-14 season mark. Statistically, as a team, the Longhorns shot 28 percent from the three point line, 72-262;  37 percent inside the arc, ...
  • 4-H open house for youths, adults

    By Kimberly CookExtension EducatorUNL Extension SW4 Counties All youth and adults wanting to learn what 4-H is all about are invited to the 4-H Open House to experience 4-H with hands-on fun.   This free event will be held on March 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p...
  • Preschoolers get dental health information at local office

    Students at Rainbow Promise Preschool visited Dr. Rachell Richman’s office, Prairie Dental Center, last week to learn more about dental health. Dr. Richman and her assistants showed what happens during a visit to her office, showed the youths the equipm...