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  • Former NFL players pump up for education

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Reach for effort, education and excellence, students at Chase County Schools were told last Wednesday. The students listened, because the speakers were two very large former National Football League players. Keith D...
  • Census alert letters should be in mailboxes soon

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County is one of many rural counties in Nebraska and the nation designated as “Update/Leave” by the 2010 Census. As such, 100  percent of the households in the county will shortly receive a letter from the ...
  • Monday final day to register as a candidate for 2010 elections

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People wanting to put their names on the ballot for the 2010 election cycle only have until Monday at 5 p.m. to get the job done. The deadline to be a candidate in the May Primary is Monday, March 1 at 5 p.m. MT. T...
  • American Idol experience beneficial to Blake Marvin

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After a “pretty positive” audition for the American Idol show, Blake Marvin of Englewood, Colo. has nothing but positive things to say about the talent show. Marvin, 24, is the grandson of Margaret and Bernard Mar...
  • Dan Kunnemann is elected treasurer of state fair board

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County resident Dan Kunnemann has been elected treasurer of the Nebraska State Fair Board. At a meeting in Grand Island Feb. 12, Kunnemann joined the following on the executive board: Sallie Atkins of Halsey as ...
  • Health district to participate in full-scale stockpile exercise

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has been asked by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to participate in a full-scale exercise related to the receipt and distribution of the Strate...
  • Number of legislative bills affect schools

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican At a recent Chase County Schools board meeting, Superintendent Matt Fisher informed the board of five bills before the Nebraska Legislature that will impact schools. In various stages in the legislative process, the b...
  • Low bid accepted for EMS building

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a bid of $318,283 to construct a new Emergency Medical Services building. The low bid was made by C&S Construction of Grant. Other bids were for $375,000 from...
  • Troxell’s purchase Robb’s Sales, Service

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of March 1, Robb’s Sales and Service will become Troxell’s Heating and Appliance, LLC. Aaron and Michelle Troxell have purchased the business from Carol Robb. “It’s a really good opportunity for both of us ...
  • Wauneta Crossroads rolling out the welcome mat for grand opening Saturday

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta Crossroads in Wauneta has a day full of great food and great prizes on tap for their grand opening coming up this Saturday, during which owners Tracy and Janice Haarberg of Imperial and manager Angie West of Wauneta...
  • Ag industry to be spotlighted

    The Taste of Agriculture will be held on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center at the fairgrounds in Holyoke, Colo. This is the third year for the event, which is sponsored by the Phillips County Commissioners. The goal of the show is...
  • NDA encourages Nebraskans to apply for cost-share funding

    On behalf of the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export (USLGE), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding Nebraskans of cost-share funds to promote U.S. livestock exports. USLGE received funds which will be available to private livestock breeders...
  • NDA updating diversified livestock directory

    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is currently updating the Nebraska Diversified Livestock Directory, and would like to encourage producers who are interested in including their information to complete a profile form. The directory is a listing...
  • River bottom shutoff concerns aired at NRD’s ‘community coffee’

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Emotions ran high before the coffee was even served. As the crowd gathered at an informational ‘community coffee’ meeting in Wauneta’s American Legion Hall on Friday, friendly debate between local farmers and Upper Re...
  • Make a difference—file for election

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher One way a person can make an impact on our school, the community or county government is to step forward and place your name on the ballot for one of the various elected offices. In fact, there’s s...
  • Cochran brings home fourth place State medal

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase County took four wrest­lers to the State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 18-21. Although only one wrestler came home with a medal, the other wrestlers brought home a memory that will last a lifetime. Keithan Cochra...
  • Missed free throws costly in subdistrict loss to end boys’ season

    After beating Sutherland in regular season Friday, Longhorns fall in subs By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns closed out the regular season Friday with a 53-45 win over the Sutherland Sailors but couldn’t duplicate it wit...
  • Pheasants Forever plans annual banquet Feb. 27

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A banquet, auction and games will entertain guests at the 20th Annual Southwestern Nebraska Chapter of Pheasants Forever event this Saturday night. The banquet and auction will be held at Enders Lake Golf Course. A so...
  • Lady Longhorns finish season at 7-13

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Lady Longhorns won their opener in the C2-11 subdistrict Monday, Feb. 15 against Sutherland but couldn’t keep the run going the next night, falling to Perkins County.   The loss to Perkins County end...
  • Time to celebrate

    CCS Longhorn Keithan Cochran points towards his family after winning a close 7-6 decision over Skyler Teten of Syracuse at the State Wrestling Tournament held Feb. 18-21. This win vaulted Cochran into a match for third and fourth place. After beating Jess...