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  • Farm food safety workshops offered across Nebraska in January, February

    Ogallala is one of five locations Workshops in Scottsbluff, Ogallala and three other Nebraska locations beginning in January are intended to help food producers meet the requirements of new federal legislation. The workshops are sponsored by the Univer...
  • Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop slated for North Platte

    The 2012 Nebraska Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop will be Tuesday and Wednesday,  Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at the Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte. The workshop, hosted by the Department of Economic Development’s Travel & Tourism Division, focuses on ...
  • Assistance still available for home renovation work

    Chase County has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program. The program allows income eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safety renovations to their ...
  • Business entity reports can now be filed online

    Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says that required reports for business entities can be filed online with his office.    Biennial occupation tax reports of domestic and foreign business corporations, along with the required tax payments, are due M...
  • Students ‘brush up’ on dental health

    Students in grades K-6 at Chase County Schools were given presentations on dental health from Susan Spicer, RDH, who visited the school last Friday. Here she is demonstrating to a student the proper way to brush and floss teeth with the help of her little...
  • Two bloodmobiles available in Imperial during January

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County area residents have the opportunity to donate blood at one of two American Red Cross Bloodmobiles this month. They will be held Jan. 18 and 19 in Imperial. January is National Blood Donor Month. On Jan. 1...
  • You have chance to make a difference

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor The 2012 election has already been in front of us for what seems like years, hasn’t it? The recent Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary have been forefront in the news as Republicans start the proces...
  • Work on city’s comprehensive plan, zoning updates to begin later in year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Due to an earlier than expected grant application deadline and interest from another firm, members of the Planning Commission will get started a little later on an update to the city’s comprehensive and zoning regul...
  • Marcia Bauerle’s mixed media in Scottsbluff show

    The West Nebraska Arts Center (WNAC), with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment is hosting, a juried collection of original artwork by 39 artists from Nebraska and Wyoming. The new exhibit features 44 works of art ...
  • Insect poetry about more than bugs

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Former Imperial resident and teacher Shelly Clark Geiser was driving from Lincoln to Omaha in the early 2000s when “one cockroach voice mysteriously popped into my head.” From that first poem, which she wrote dow...
  • Girls fall short against Holyoke

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County gave a valiant effort Friday night, but fell to their Colorado neighbors from Holyoke, 44-39. With less than two minutes left in the game, freshman Aubrey Fisher’s two of three from the line pulled Ch...
  • Holyoke’s hot hand burns Longhorns

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Longhorns Coach Carl Zuege expected Holyoke senior Reid Baumgartner to carry the Dragons. What he didn’t expect was for Baumgartner to turn in a career game against the Longhorns.   For a quarter, Zuege’s Longh...
  • Wrestlers struggle at Ogallala duals

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican With only three wrestlers available, Chase County lost all five duals at the Ogallala wrestling tournament Saturday. Due to the low number of wrestlers, Coach Matt Vlasin noted the dual against Holyoke, Colo. tonight ...
  • Spring turkey permits now available

    Spring turkey hunting permits for 2012 went on sale Monday this week. The archery season is March 25-May 31. The youth shotgun season is April 7-May 31 and the regular shotgun season is April 14-May 31. The 2012 spring permit prices, not including issui...
  • Chase County team takes second in own speech meet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Despite it being the first speech tournament of the season, and despite the winter vacation, Chase County Schools speech contestants pulled together a number of good performances, earning them a second place in Saturd...
  • Great Plains Communications to provide up to $50,000 for schools

    Continuing its efforts to promote education in the communities it serves, Great Plains Communications is offering up to $50,000 in grants and scholarships. The company will award $21,500 in college scholarships for a wide range of interests and learning ...
  • Cub Scouts planning new year of activities

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican While the Imperial area is still without a Boy Scout troop, the Cub Pack 199 is planning for a new year. Tuesday evening the Scout Committee met to discuss Scout Sunday, the Pinewood Derby, the Blue & Gold Banquet...
  • Charges are filed on theft by deception

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Billy J. Andersen, an employee in the parts department at Yost Farm Supply in Imperial, was arraigned Dec. 28, 2011 on theft by deception charges in Chase County Court. According to the complaint signed by Chase Count...
  • Senior happenings

    By Edith GloyResident Approximately 22 people attended the January community coffee. Joyce Terryberry brought the goodies. Jan. 3 Jane Moreland helped her mom, Frances Davidson, take down her Christmas decorations and then they visited with her dining roo...
  • Tourism committee courts outdoorsmen

    For over eight years the Chase County Tourism Committee has attended the annual International Sportsmans Expo in Denver to promote tourism in the county. It’s good exposure, according to Linda Pirog of the committee. At left, Pirog, along with husband J...