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  • Smith: have dream, make good decisions

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The audience was, by turns, very quiet, laughing and applauding as former Imperial resident Mike Smith talked with Chase County Schools students last Wednesday about their dreams and how to achieve them. “Set the ba...
  • One-act play challenging to cast

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “A powerful, thought-provoking contest piece” is how Chase County Schools speech coach Jill Bauerle describes the upcoming one-act play. Students are readying “Property Rites” by Alan Haehnel for competition i...
  • Sixth graders win prizes in Lions’ peace poster contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three members of the sixth grade class at Chase County Schools were awarded certificates and prizes Tuesday morning as winners in the Imperial Lions Club’s peace poster contest. Paulina Orozco’s poster was chosen ...
  • Huskers stunned by Northwestern

    Road to Big Ten championship game just got tougher By Eric OlsonAP Sports Writer LINCOLN (AP)­—Nebraska figured there would be bumps in the road in its first season in the Big Ten. Northwestern wasn’t supposed to be one of them. The Cornhuskers, who...
  • EPA-certified lead paint renovator training schedule in Imperial

    The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise will offer EPA Certified Lead Paint Renovator Training from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus in Imperial. If you are involved in painting, repair, or renov...
  • Red Cross ‘Holiday Mail For Heroes’ program available in Third District

    Congressman Adrian Smith (NE-3) joined other members of Congress for the annual ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ card signing to show support for American military personnel, veterans and their families this holiday season. Smith’s offices in Scottsbluff ...
  • Halloween parade a lot of laughs

                        In addition to a lot of creativity, Monday’s annual Halloween parade of costumes at Chase County Schools also brought forth laughter. One such group (may we call them Joe Banana and his Bunch?) comprised of fi...
  • Extra hour of sleep coming this weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, as residents in most of the United States, including Nebraska, turn their clocks back an hour when they go to bed Saturday night. The return to Standard Time officially starts t...
  • State of Schools report has mixed results for Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The State of the Schools report, released last week by the Dept. of Education, highlights the performance of groups of students on state reading, mathematics and writing tests, as well as science. This report includes...
  • Pumpkins transformed in school’s decorating contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was hard to tell some of the pumpkins were actually pumpkins in Monday’s pumpkin decorating contest at Chase County Schools. Open to students in grades K-6, the decorating contest challenged youngsters to be cr...
  • Aircraft carriers the show of muscle in Navy fleet

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican■ Editor’s note: Pankonin was among five Nebraskans who visited the USS Carl Vinson during training exercises in mid-September. Visitors got a rare, first-hand look at life aboard an aircraft carrier and were wit...
  • Target group of homeowners can receive assistance to rehab homes

    Chase County is leading a cooperative effort to provide some needed renovation to homes within the county. Using funding provided by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Chase County has leveraged a partnership with USDA Rural Development to a...
  • FBLA finalizing plans for Veterans Day program

    The annual Veterans Day program presented by the FBLA chapter will be held on Nov. 11 at the Chase County High School auditorium. There will be two programs again this year. The first program will be at 9:30 a.m. and will be presented to the grade 7-12 st...
  • Compact trash, save money

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican His web site is up and Jerry Clark of Imperial is beginning to sell his own invention, the Black Thunder Trash Stomper. The five pound, all metal tool is designed to pack trash in the empty air spaces in a trash conta...
  • Ag Sales takes 12th in national competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial FFA chapter’s Ag Sales team took a 12th place gold out of 37 teams at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The convention was held Oct. 20-22. A total of 146 students competed in the Ag Sales ca...
  • Todd Neill new State Farm agent for Imperial office

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Todd Neill of Ogallala spent his first day on the job as Imperial’s new State Farm agent Nov. 1. Neill, who has been a State Farm agent in Ogallala for more than 14 years, has been with the insurance company for 25 ...
  • Champion residents urged to rally to save post office

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 30 Champion area residents turned out at a meeting there Wednesday night, Oct. 26, to learn more about a study that could close their post office. Postal officials are conducting a “discontinuance stu...
  • USPS seeking major changes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican During a postal meeting in Champion, Gothenburg postmaster Kevin Allard said the United States Postal Service is proposing many changes. The need for the changes come to stem billions of dollars of losses the last ...
  • Comments now under review on Enders Post Office closing

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials are now in the comment review process on whether or not to close the Enders Post Office. A similar meeting like the one at Champion last week was held in Enders July 13, when resid...
  • Gee, elections are only a year away

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher So far, I haven’t taken a great interest in the next presidential election. Then, when I looked at my calendar, peering into November, I realized that the next election is just a year away. It seem...