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  • Ag Department poster contest follows caring for animals, earth theme

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska poster contest.  In its eighth year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youth in first through sixth grade.   This year’s...
  • Western Nebraska could see high numbers of grasshoppers this year

    Large areas of rangeland in western Nebraska were at high risk to grasshopper infestations last year; however, this year could be worse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologists say. Last year, a wet spring gave rangeland grasses an advantage. So far,...
  • Mid-Plains selected to help pilot national accountability system

    Mid-Plains Community College has been selected as one of 40 community colleges to pilot a new Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA)  that is designed to redefine what “success” means for two-year institutions nationwide.   The VFA represents t...
  • Finger pointing doesn’t solve water issues

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherRecently, a farmer friend of mine unassumingly engaged in a conversation about the water issues facing the Republican River. What he didn’t realize was that he was talking to a board member from the ...
  • Betsy’s been a real good girl

    It’s been a year now since Russ and I drove to Alliance to pick up Betsy. Carl met us at his shop on a Sunday where Betsy sat on a rather cold windy day. Jeff, our son-in-law, had called weeks earlier to see if there’s any chance we’d want to give B...
  • Wrestlers garner four medals from home meet

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Despite only having six wrestlers in the varsity division of Saturday’s tournament, the Chase County Longhorns captured a sixth place finish out of the 14 team field. Coach Matt Vlasin was very pleased with the pe...
  • Wrestlers take short end at Ogallala dual

    The Chase County Wrestlers traveled to Ogallala on Thursday January 13 for an evening dual with the Indians. The Longhorns didn’t fair to well losing the dual 10-45. The wrestlers were only able to secure two victories on the night. Keithan Cochran pinn...
  • Varsity girls take short end of three-game series

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s three-game winning streak came to a halt last week when the Lady Longhorn varsity team lost three straight games over a four-day period. Coach Nancy Sorensen was hopeful her team could put the losse...
  • Lady Longhorns to play in SPVA consolation game

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s girls’ varsity team ran into a tough opponent Tuesday night in first round SPVA tournament action. The No. 6 seeded Lady Longhorns lost a one-sided contest to No. 3 Hershey, 19-56, at North Platte C...
  • Longhorns avenge loss to Perkins County with SPVA win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns suffered the sting of seeing another game get away from them in the final seconds. After leading Perkins County here last Thursday for the entire second half, the Longhorns fell victim to...
  • New license plates now in circulation

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican By a law enacted by the Nebraska Legislature, vehicle owners in the state are issued new license plates every six years. 2011 is the year for a new plate design. That design was selected by a vote of the people a ye...
  • Second wave of snow hits area

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial residents had barely gotten over the New Years weekend snowstorm when another storm hit last weekend. Six and a half inches of snow was recorded Sunday, and added to what was already there, about seven inch...
  • Changes made to Reading Mastery program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Elementary Principal Nate Vitosh told Chase County Schools board members Monday he’s made staffing assignments to the Mastery Reading Program for the second semester. The changes came in response to concerns expr...
  • Plentiful 2010 moisture slightly exceeds wet 2009

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The summer months of 2010, known more often as dry times in Chase County, were quite the opposite in 2010. Those months saw some of the best moisture totals in recent memory, and when all 12 months were tallied for ...
  • Board continues discussion on NRD retirement program options

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Details on an irrigation retirement program proposed by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will continue to be worked on in the coming weeks. The program received considerable discussion during ...
  • County officials start four-year terms

    At a short ceremony in the Chase County Courtroom last Thursday, council officials started four-year terms in office after reciting their oaths and signing official documents. County Court Magistrate Karen Wilson, above, administered the oaths of office...
  • Rural areas are uneasy about possible county court closings

    Move unlikely any time soon, says state senator By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze As budget concerns have Nebraska lawmakers scrambling for ways to save money, reorganization of the state’s judicial branch has become a hot topic around the state. One pa...
  • Other council business

    Joe Weiss was appointed to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the city council on use of LB840 city sales tax money for economic development efforts. Weiss’ appointment was made by Mayor Dwight Coleman, and was ap...
  • New streets ‘substantially complete’; bonds approved for costs

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Mechanisms for paying off bank warrants for the three newly built streets in Imperial were set into motion with city council action Monday night. The council, on a 4-0 vote, approved an ordinance to issue $1,790,000 i...
  • Anderson retires from NRCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Longtime USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employee Joe Anderson will be honored with a retirement open house Friday. The conservationist is retiring after 30 years with the NRCS. Anderson began his c...