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  • Seventh annual Dept. of Ag poster contest underway

    Greg Ibach, director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska Poster Contest. In its seventh year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youths in first through sixth grade. This y...
  • Career fair will bring students, prospective employers together

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Scheduled for Feb. 16, the Chase County Schools Career Fair is designed to help area employers work together to show students how they can come back and be productive members of Imperial. The fair allows area employer...
  • Wind energy bill pushes development

    Sen. Chris Langemeier, chairman of the Nebraska Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee, has introduced LB 1048, a bill on wind energy.   The bill, signed by all members of the committee, is in response to LR 83, an interim study on which the committ...
  • Windbreaks important for livestock protection

    Livestock on open grassland protected from the wind require less feed and may be less susceptible to health problems when sheltered behind a four to six row tree windbreak, according to Jim Brandle, professor of forestry at the University of Nebraska-Linc...
  • Water bills offer a wake-up call

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher There’s an adage among those who observe the Legislature that Nebraskans are never quite safe when the Legislature’s in session because you just never know what kind of laws might make it through....
  • Gross city sales tax take approaching million dollar mark

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s gross proceeds from the one percent city sales tax started in April, 2007, is approaching the million dollar mark. With November’s $32,051.09 added to each month’s totals from the past two a half year...
  • Game and Parks following DNR orders on Champion Dam project

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although some local residents say they repaired a broken gate at the Champion Lake dam and question the need for a project to make more repairs, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requiring those repairs and...
  • Longhorns ambushed by Fleming Wildcats

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican In a new dual added this year to Chase County which replaced the Holyoke dual, the Longhorns didn’t really know what to expect from Fleming, Colo., last week. The Fleming Wildcats shocked the Longhorns and took a ...
  • Longhorn wrestlers compete in tough Lexington tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns were a little short-handed Saturday when they traveled to Lexington. Only five wrestlers competed in the varsity division and one in junior varsity. Lexington has proven to be one of, if not...
  • Longhorns get overtime win against Sutherland

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It took an extra four minutes but the Longhorns came away from the SPVA tournament with a 51-41 overtime win against Sutherland Saturday. The win gave the Longhorns a fifth-place finish in the tournament after losi...
  • Girls have trouble getting offense going in tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County lost both of its games in the girls’ SPVA Conference tourney last week in North Platte, settling for a sixth place finish. In both games against Perkins County and Sutherland, the Lady Longhorns got dow...
  • Junior high girls remain unbeaten; season concludes Thursday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s junior high girls’ basketball team continues an unblemished record this season after picking up wins over Perkins County and Dundy County the past week. The Shorthorn girls are on track to finish th...
  • Top free throw shooters on to districts

    Youths competed in the annual free throw shooting contest Sunday sponsored by the Imperial Knights of Columbus Council in the Longhorn gym. Youths shot their best of 15 free throws. First place winners received medals and qualified for the next level of c...
  • Imperial soccer sign-up underway; deadline Feb. 12

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youths in Imperial wanting to take part in the city’s spring soccer league need to get registered now. Registration forms were scheduled to be sent home Monday with K-6 students at Chase County Schools. Additional f...
  • Dave Ridlen Jr. continues to break bench press records

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Former resident and Chase County High School graduate Dave Ridlen Jr., continues to make his mark in the world of professional weightlifting. Now living in St. Joseph, Mo., Ridlen, broke a number of bench press record...
  • Junior high boys collect wins

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The junior high boys’ basketball team won four of five games played against Perkins County and Dundy County teams last week. Their only loss during the games played Jan. 20 and 23 was to the A team from Dundy County...
  • Precertification of medical procedures can be frustrating

    By Randy VlasinExecutive DirectorChase County Hospital Foundation Receiving medical care seems to become more complex with each passing year. If you’re like most people, you long for the days when going to the doctor seemed easier. You went to the docto...
  • Rotary clubs provide shelter for thousands of Haitians after disastrous earthquake

    Area Rotary clubs have joined the effort to provide shelter and comfort in the Haiti crisis through the ShelterBox program. As of this week, 2000 boxes have landed in Haiti with more scheduled to arrive. Each ShelterBox contains a sturdy 10-person tent wi...
  • Court to hear case on property tax refunds

    NRDs seeking direction for repayment of LB 701 property taxes By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican District Court Judge David Urbom of McCook will hear a motion today (Thursday) on whether unconstitutional property taxes collected under LB 701 can be ...
  • Chamber’s Ag Technology Fair a successful venture

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In its second year, the Ag Technology Fair sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce was another success. That’s according to Clint Johnson, chairman of the Chamber’s ag committee, who said more than 150 peopl...