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  • Ten students at biannual Sing Around Nebraska Festival

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Ten students in grades 4-6 represented Chase County Schools at the 11th biannual Sing Around Nebraska Festival Feb. 25 in Hershey. Sponsored by the Nebraska Choral Director’s Association (NCDA), teachers in each sch...
  • Speeches earn honors at North Platte meet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools (CCS) speech team made the Honors Final in four speeches during a tough Best of the West tournament in North Platte last Saturday. CCS speech coach Jill Bauerle said, “Competition was the to...
  • March 15 deadline near for crop risk coverage

    Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss, announced the deadline to purchase risk management coverage on spring seeded crops is March 15. This includes coverage available through FSA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Prog...
  • Environmental Trust funds to help range restoration on URNRD augmentation site

    By Nate JenkinsUpper Republican NRD Asst. Mgr. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) is in line to receive an $840,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to help fund rangeland and stream flow restoration associated with its aug...
  • Lenten prayer luncheons starting this Thursday at Crossroads Wesleyan

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three Imperial churches are again banding together this year to offer a series of prayer luncheons during Lent. The first one arrives today (Thursday) at Crossroads Wesleyan Church. Titled “Food and Faith for the Jo...
  • Make a difference in a life

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Resolve to become a better role model in your family and community. The Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association is sponsoring a “resolution” event March 11, modeled after the movie “Courageous.” In that mov...
  • Leap Year birthdays keeping them young

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A trio of boys at Chase County Schools enjoyed a special birthday this week on Feb. 29—and they certainly look a lot older than they are. Sophomore Freddie Kasselman turned four, fifth grader Jonah Otto reached th...
  • Gas prices continue to climb

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s getting hard to keep track of what the price of gas is in Imperial, as well as around the country. Between making some telephone calls Tuesday morning and writing this story Tuesday afternoon, the price of gas ...
  • Council continues study of freight container ordinance

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Council members continue to “tweak” an ordinance on the regulation of freight, cargo or shipping containers in the Imperial city limits and its one-mile surrounding jurisdiction. At a Feb. 21 meeting, the counci...
  • CCS superintendent search starting with needs assessment

    Meeting here March 7 with parents, staff, community, students By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Parents, community, staff and students will have their first opportunity for input to the people directly involved in the search for a new Chase County Sc...
  • USDA moves into new offices

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The move is complete. Chase County’s USDA (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture) offices can now be found in their new home at 706 East 5th in Imperial. Moving crews began the moving process Monday morning and by Tuesday af...
  • Fourth candidate now in race for county commissioner seat

    New candidates file for council, school board By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About the only local office really seeing a lot of interest this election season is the District 1 county commissioner seat. A fourth filing for the office was received a...
  • Historical Society provides vital service

    ■ 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...
  • ‘Be Reporter’ contest deadline this Friday

    Chase County Schools’ grade 4-8 students have the chance “to be a reporter” in an Imperial Republican-sponsored contest for Newspaper in Education Week, March 5-9. The deadline to enter is this Friday, March 2, at 5 p.m. MT All fourth through eighth...
  • Imperial among sites hosting CRP info meetings this month

    The next general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up is March 12 through April 6. Public informational meetings on the popular CRP program are scheduled at several sites throughout Nebraska, and Imperial is one of them. Imperial will host a...
  • Credit Union looks ahead to another productive year

    By Chris LeeThe Holyoke Enterprise 2011 was another solid year for Holyoke and Imperial Community Federal Credit Unions, reported board of directors and staff to members of the local cooperative at the annual meeting Monday, Feb. 27. Net income for the co...
  • FFA teams qualify for state

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial FFA chapter concluded district competition in Curtis Feb. 22 with three first place ribbons, a fourth place ribbon, and several more teams qualifying for state competition in Lincoln in March. The Food Sc...
  • Students chosen to learn about government process

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three Chase County Schools (CCS) juniors are in the process of learning about state and national governments through the Nebraska Civic Leadership program. The students had to meet certain specifications to be eligibl...
  • Extending term limits in Legislature a good idea

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher In 2000, 56 percent of Nebraskans voted to institute a two-term limit on state senators in the Legislature. It wasn’t until the 2006 election that the first senators affected by the vote were forced...
  • Puzzles don’t puzzle contestants

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Eighteen contestants handily polished off jigsaw puzzles Saturday during the second annual Lied Imperial Public Library Puzzle Tournament. As a matter of fact, the teams had time to try their hand at puzzles other tha...