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  • A year as a state FFA officer

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The past year has been fast paced, full of new experiences and rich with friends for Kerry Swanson. He just completed a term as a Nebraska State FFA Vice President. Swanson, 20, juggled the year of leadership and work...
  • Credit union robbery shakes up town of Palisade

    Above, evidence was gathered at the Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union in Palisade Monday, with FBI Investigator Drew Armstrong, Hitchcock County Deputy Ronald Daugherty, Hitchcock County Sheriff Bryan Leggott and a State Patrol Officer working toge...
  • Conventions always provide jump-start

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Attending conventions that deal with your profession can sometimes be dreaded and boring. However, each time I take the time to attend the Nebraska Press Association Convention, I return with a fresh vi...
  • CCS in state quiz bowl competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Competition will be tough at the Nebraska High School Quiz Bowl tournament in Holdrege next week. About 30 teams from all of the ESU Service Units in the state will be attending. To qualify, the teams took first or se...
  • Celebrate Earth Day with recycling

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Earth Day is Friday. What do you plan to do to help our planet? Now is the perfect time to revitalize your recycling efforts. It’s great to recycle those plastic bags, bottles and newspapers. But why not try purchas...
  • Longhorn golfers compete at Lexington, Medicine Valley

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Both the varsity and jayvee golf teams saw action last week with the varsity playing in the Lexington invite and the jayvees in the Medicine Valley invite. The Longhorns were also scheduled to hold their invite on ...
  • Chase County teams runners-up at home meet

    Teams faced cool day, but rain stayed away By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican At the start, temperatures hovered in the mid-30s, but Tuesday’s Imperial Invitational went on as planned and finished with an afternoon of intermittent sunshine. CCS Ac...
  • Delta Kappa Gamma notes scholarship winners

    Delta Kappa Gamma International Chi Chapter met April 9 in McCook for a brunch and meeting. President Sharon Bohling welcomed the Rho State President, Pat Monson; guests Evelyn Schluckebier and daughter Donna; Penny Strand and daughters Molly and Morgan;...
  • Spring season questioned

    Recent weather in Imperial makes one question what season it really is. The mid-April snowstorm in Imperial last week gave Broadway Street, above, more of a December look. The early flowers of spring also took a beating last week, as the heavy, wet snow b...
  • FFVF offering May Baskets

    Send a special something to a special someone on May Day. That’s the message of the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFV). The organization is selling May Baskets, with proceeds going towards the cost of sending Chase County...
  • NRD tours augmentation land, fish hatchery

    Gary Coates, front second from left, fish culturalist supervisor at the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery near Parks, discusses the mission of the fish hatchery and its reliance on the spring water coming from the Rock Creek artesian well. Most of the members of...
  • No more golf carts on Imperial streets

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Several years ago, Imperial police were asked to “look the other way” when golf carts were using city streets to get to and from the Imperial course. Police Chief Larry Browning said he didn’t agree with that de...
  • Imperial woman in custody after alleged assault Monday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican A 47-year-old Imperial woman remains in custody at the Chase County jail after an alleged assault on a 57-year-old Imperial man late Monday night, April 11. According to Imperial Police Chief Larry Browning, Shelly ...
  • NRD board allocates $1.75 million towards acre retirement program

    Clock’s ticking; deadline for signup is May 15 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators with land within the Rapid Response Area (RRA) of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will get the opportunity to permanently retire t...
  • Three FFA teams score first at state

      By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools FFA team members were jubilant when it was announced that three teams took first at the State FFA Convention last week. The Senior Parliamentary Procedure, Junior Parliamentary Procedure and...
  • New deputy follows in dad’s footsteps

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican He’s been around law enforcement all of his life. So for Justin Mueller, it was fairly natural to someday enter that profession. In high school, he said he enjoyed spending time with the Keith County deputies with w...
  • School has new elementary principal

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Patrick Lane, currently an elementary teacher in Cheyenne, Wyo., was hired as Chase County Schools’ elementary principal for 2011-12. His contract approved in the 9-0 school board vote Tuesday will pay him a startin...
  • Plenty of eggs to be hidden Saturday

    The Easter Bunny won’t be there, but the annual Easter Egg Hunt promises hundreds of hidden eggs at the Imperial City Park this Saturday. Sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary, the hunt will begin prom...
  • Minor increases to be noted at post office

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of Monday, the U.S. Postal Service will implement several small increases, mainly on three services. The cost of a second ounce on letters that weigh up to three and one-half ounces will increase from 17 to 20 cent...
  • Corn prices rocket past 2008’s record highs nearing $8 a bushel

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Futures prices for corn reached all-time highs Monday, rocketing past the previous high of $7.66 set in June 2008. These are proving to be volatile times in the trading pits as 2008’s highs were initially breached last wee...