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  • UNL survey: agland values jump 31 percent in 2011, set records

    Nebraska’s agricultural real estate values jumped 31 percent in the last year, the largest increase in the 34-year history of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual survey. The 2012 UNL Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey “confirms what most peopl...
  • Southwest Nebraska average land values slightly ahead of state’s

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican SW Four Extension Educator Robert Tigner said figures for the southwest Nebraska area are slightly above the state’s average ag land values released last week in UNL’s annual report. The preliminary UNL report rel...
  • March 22 programs to prepare ranchers for drought possibility

    By Nate JenkinsUpper Republican NRD Experts in range management, animal sciences and the weather will provide programs in Imperial and Haigler designed to help ranchers manage possible drought conditions in southwest Nebraska. Both meetings will be held M...
  • Superintendent search important for school, community

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher For the first time in 33 years, Chase County Schools will be seeking a new superintendent who hasn’t come from within the school system. For the past eight years, Matt Fisher has served as the supe...
  • Chase County Schools hosts SPVA Quiz Bowl

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools placed second in its own SPVA Quiz Bowl in Imperial Tuesday. North Platte St. Pat’s took first in the 2012 tournament with 260 points. Chase County racked up 155 points, followed by Hershey with...
  • Committee: Alzheimer’s unit at Imperial Manor not feasible at this time

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Current debt and upcoming expenses for an Electronic Health Record (EHR) System at Imperial’s senior care facilities were among reasons a study committee recommended against adding a specialized Alzheimer’s unit t...
  • Another successful Pheasants Forever banquet held Feb. 25

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican About 160 people attended the 22nd Annual Pheasants Forever banquet and auction in Imperial Feb. 25. Although it isn’t known at present how much money was raised for the organization, Heather Francis, co-secretary o...
  • Imperial hosting youth wrestling tourney Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youngsters from preschool through junior high are expected in Imperial Saturday for the Chase County Wrestling Club’s youth tournament. Wrestling will get underway at 9 a.m. in the Longhorn gym, where the wrestlers ...
  • Booster Club gains $500 from bank’s three-point program

    The Chase County Schools’ Longhorn Booster Club has $500 more in its treasury this week, thanks to a donation from Pinnacle Bank in its annual “three-point” program. Now in its fourth year, the bank donates $3 for every three-pointer made at CCS var...
  • River Antlerless deer permit part of big game changes

    A change in strategy has the state’s antlerless white-tailed deer harvest focused on river corridors. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners adopted big game regulation amendments at their meeting in Lincoln on March 9. New in 2012 will be is the Ri...
  • Students to attend annual Shrine Bowl Band Camp

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools students Anna Bauerle and Sheldon Bartholomew have been chosen to represent the school at the Masonic All-Star Marching Band Camp and Shrine Bowl in Lincoln May 29-June 2. Bauerle, a sophomore, is...
  • Seven CCS students inducted into school’s National Honor Society

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Seven new members of the National Honor Society chapter at Chase County Schools were inducted Monday night. In the past, the induction ceremony has been part of the end-of-the-year academic awards program at the high ...
  • Group shares its good fortune

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories concerning organizations that benefit the Imperial area. Volunteering in a community, through organizations, is a way to pay back for the benefits that the community offers an individual.By C...
  • Kuenning family honored with NRD award

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Kuenning family is the recipient of the Upper Republican Natural Resource  (URNRD) District’s 2011 Honor Conservation Award. The family was presented with the award during the annual Pheasants Forever Banquet F...
  • ‘Courageous’ Resolutions are signed by 17 in local ceremony

    Seventeen men stood before their families and each other to sign what is known as the “Courageous Resolution.” The Resolution was the culmination of the challenge presented in the movie “Courageous.” The Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Alliance sp...
  • A ‘gym’dandy day for basketball

    Thirty-two teams, including 10 from Imperial, filled Imperial’s gym floors at Saturday’s youth basketball tourney. At right, fourth grader Mallie McNair makes an aggressive move to the hoop in her team’s 9-8 win over Dundy County/Stratton, as he...
  • Harchelroad’s move to Cornerstone property another step closer

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Harchelroad Motors, Inc., of Imperial has plans for a $5.1 million expanded operation for its dealership in the city-owned Cornerstone Commercial Park. At Monday night’s city council meeting, a resolution was unanim...
  • City applying for grant funds for fourplex rental unit here

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican City officials are hopeful for a favorable response to a pre-application for grant funding that, if received, would be used for construction of a fourplex rental unit in Imperial. Leslie Carlholm, Imperial’s communi...
  • Council gets good look at city’s rental problems

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican On Monday, members of the Imperial city council got to look right into the face of the city’s problems with the availability of rental properties. Joe and Marsha Flores moved all of their belongings and three chil...
  • Two more candidates file for Imperial city council

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican And, then there were four. Two more Imperial residents filed for the pair of open city council seats before last week’s March 1 non-incumbent filing deadline. Joe Weiss and Dan Thompson both filed for council on Feb...