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  • Great Plains alerts customers of planned power outage

    Great Plains Communications is advising customers that it will be necessary to conduct a planned power outage beginning at midnight (CT) on Saturday, April 24, and should be completed no later than 8 a.m. (CT) on Sunday, April 25. The outage is expected t...
  • Progressive Agriculture Safety Day coming in July

    July 12 has been set as the date for the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for children ages 6-14 at the Chase County Fairgrounds. The Chase County 4-H clubs are sponsoring the day long event in conjunction with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. Co...
  • Extension offering area tractor, farm safety courses during June

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension tractor/farm safety courses will be offered at seven locations across the state in May and June. One of the sites is North Platte in June. Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm ot...
  • 2010 Fair entertainment to feature Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Rodney Atkins

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Anticipation toward the 2010 version of the Chase County Fair & Expo begins to build with the announcement of this year’s grandstand entertainment. Like always, the Chase County Fairboard has put together anot...
  • Paula Leibbrandt first in FFA State Star division

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When an announcer called Paula Leibbrandt’s name as the winner of the State Star award in Agribusiness during the State FFA Convention in Lincoln last Friday, she didn’t immediately respond. “I heard ‘Chase Co...
  • Marc Mroczek is new A.D. at Chase County Schools

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Marc Mroczek, who’s been an English/P.E. teacher and coach for Chase County Schools, was hired Tuesday night as the school’s new Activities Director (A.D.). He will replace Mark Bottom, who will become a full-time...
  • Imperial girl competes in cup stacking championship

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Eight-year-old Madison Schuller competed in the 2010 WSSA World Sport Stacking Championship in Denver, Colo. over the weekend. She was mainly there because mother Jodie Schuller, Chase County Schools elementary physic...
  • Wauneta man arrested on child pornography charges

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Myron Redden, 59, of Wauneta was scheduled for arraignment in Chase County Court Wednesday of this week on felony child pornography charges. Redden, a truck driver, was arrested at a downtown Imperial business last Th...
  • New water, sewer rates go into effect in May

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial utility customers can expect to see some slight increases in their water and sewer rates starting in May. The city council approved resolutions at their meeting Monday, increasing rates for both those utiliti...
  • Former CCS student new FFA officer

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Persistence paid off for Chase County Schools graduate Kerry Swanson. He applied for a second time this year to become a state FFA officer, and was selected at the State FFA Convention in Lincoln last week. The new vi...
  • Lower Republican NRD pulls out of basin coalition

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Membership in the Republican River Basin Coalition dropped from three natural resources districts (NRDs) to two Friday.     During an emergency phone meeting Friday, representatives of the Upper and Middle Republ...
  • NRD moving forward with Improvement Project Area funding

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While the occupation tax in LB 701 recently passed its first test at the district court level, it still faces a likely Nebraska Supreme Court test. Should the occupation tax be struck down by the high court, that w...
  • Nebraskan aboard Discovery

    Native Nebraskan Clayton Anderson joined six of his astronaut colleagues aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, which blasted off early Monday on its mission to rendevous with the International Space Station orbiting earth. Anderson is serving as a missi...
  • Youths keeping city soccer fields busy

    Soccer is well underway in Imperial with 18 teams and 186 youths in the program. Games are held Saturday afternoons and Monday nights. At left, Dawn Castle moves the ball against a Grant player in a U14 game at the Wellington field. Carter Leibbrand...
  • Street project gets started next week

    East 5th, 9th, 12th Sts. reconstruction, drainage work will continue through fall By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the next eight months, three of Imperial’s major streets will be under construction. It will mean some inconveniences for awhile...
  • Postal Service proposing to end regular Saturday mail delivery to street addresses

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A proposed change in mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service won’t greatly change the way patrons in Chase County receive their mail. That’s according to checks with area post offices and the U.S. Postal Service ...
  • Sam McNairs spend more family time in smaller town

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican On a sunny Monday three l...
  • Rescuers work four hours freeing Holyoke man in bin

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel A hired farm hand was rescued from inside a grain bin on the Mark Wendell property Friday, eight miles south and two miles west of Madrid. Victor Meza, 23, of Holyoke, Colo., was freed from the corn’s grip and able ...
  • Registration starts this week for 2010-11 kindergarten class

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Today (Thursday) is opening day for kindergarten registration at Chase County Schools. Parents can begin registering their prospective students that day through April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The office will sta...
  • New restaurant in Champion to be ‘family friendly’ place

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of March 1 Ron and Dena Taylor are the new owners of The Country House in Champion. The restaurant, which will include a dance floor, is located in the building formerly known as Cindy Lou’s BBQ and Champ Inn. Th...