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  • Erica Fish running for legislature

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A bad experience with the state of Nebraska concerning foster care has led former Imperial resident Erica Fish to run for the Nebraska Legislature. Fish is running for the District 9 seat in Omaha. The 2003 Chase Coun...
  • Imperial is featured in Nebraska Life magazine

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Grab the March/April issue of Nebraska Life magazine. Flip to page 52. Wow! “Friendly Folks Rule in Imperial,” the headline reads. And there’s a picture of the Memorial Day ceremony at Mount Hope Cemetery. “...
  • Kaiser on rotation with Chase County hospital, clinic

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “I didn’t grow up thinking I would be a male nurse!” Former Imperial resident Ed Kaiser just spent a week under the direction of Dr. Doug Nicholson here as part of his studies to become a Family Nurse Practit...
  • Entries coming in for Chamber’s inaugural chili contest March 15

    Walk for Health also set for first day of spring By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Jack Schnieder is excited about the Imperial Chamber’s first annual Chili Cook-Off Contest set for next Thursday, March 15. Schnieder is heading up the inaugural con...
  • Open house next Thursday at new USDA offices

    People of the area will get to see firsthand the new offices that now house the Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRSC). The offices serving the area’s ag producers and landowners moved to the new site at...
  • Safety Day again in planning for summer

    The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is coming again this summer for children ages eight to 14 years. The Chase County All-Stars 4-H Club is sponsoring this event, tentatively July 21, in conjunction with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. Coordina...
  • Funds available for home renovation

    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 ...
  • No satellite HHS office until July

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the Imperial office will  not be changing over to a satellite office until the end of July. It originally had stated that the office would becom...
  • U.S. Senate race takes interesting turn

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Democrat Bob Kerrey’s last minute entry into Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race last week is definitely making political junkies’ mouths water. Kerrey sent out a statement last week, notifying the press ...
  • Resignations from Melody Newman, Donna Fisher to be addressed by school board

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican At the CCS board of education meeting next week, one of the agenda items will be consideration of resignations from staff members Melody Newman and Donna Fisher. Newman, a long-time elementary teacher at CCS, currentl...
  • Bahlers caught off-guard by phone scam

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Ray and Betty Bahler of rural Champion got a startling phone call about 8 a.m. Friday morning, March 2. When Ray picked up the phone, on the other end was a man who identified himself as the Bahlers’ grandson, Ma...
  • Farming, beef course coming to area

    The West Central Cropping System and Beef Production Practicum developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center will help producers maximize crop and beef production profitability. The hands-on program, consi...
  • Alert couple doesn’t fall for texting scam

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Don Saathoff of Imperial said he and his wife, Jeanne, are very wary about potential scams and they keep up on the warnings, especially geared to senior citizens.     That caution about offers being too good to be ...
  • Local effort underway to help tornado victims in Branson

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Deb Hrcka of Imperial lived in Branson, Mo., for three years, so when she heard of last week’s devastating tornado there, she wanted to help. She believes there may also be others in the Imperial area who could spen...
  • Imperial site of SPVA quiz bowl

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Five teams in the SPVA conference will converge on Imperial March 13 for a Quiz Bowl tournament. This is the first time Chase County Schools (CCS) has hosted the tournament, according to coach Chelsea Zuege.     Th...
  • CCS golf season underway

    CCS Longhorn golfers got a start on the season Monday, with almost perfect practice weather. Khris Kuhlmann, above, practices his chipping touch around the green. Coach Larry Munger has a total of 20 golfers out for the team. They are preparing for the st...
  • CCS seniors Dickey, Moline selected as team captains

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Teammates recognized seniors Adam Dickey and Adam Moline as their honorary captains for this year’s Longhorns boys basketball team. It’s fitting because the two seniors not only provided team leadership but led...
  • Weather conditions cooperate for track

    With weather like it’s been, seeing highs in the 70s this week, it’s been a great start to the Chase County Schools’ track season. Both boys’ and girls’ high school teams reported for the first day of practice last Thursday, according to Head ...
  • Two SPVA teams headed to boys state tournament

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two SPVA conference teams earned their way to the boys state basketball tournament in Lincoln beginning today (Thursday). In Class C1, seventh-seeded Hershey will take a 17-5 record in against second-seeded Minden w...
  • 4-H Project Designer Camp emphasizes clothing projects

    By Kimberly CookExtension EducatorUNL Extension SW4 Counties Youths enrolled in 4-H Decorate Your Duds and/or a clothing project, who have sewed at least one item and are ready for a new sewing design challenge, there is the 4-H Camp for you. Bring a sewi...