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  • Attitude key in developing improved habits

    By Lori Pankonin, Imperial Republican Co-publisher More and more people have come to the conclusion that New Year’s resolutions aren’t worth making. I took interest in a comment I read that we shouldn’t be as concerned about the food we eat between...
  • Science fair held at CCS

    Eighty-five eighth and ninth  grade students under the direction of teacher Kim Wilson displayed science fair projects at Chase County Schools last Friday. Topics ranged from using the proper butter in cookies to shining up pennies to growing plants. Stu...
  • Longhorns fall to Wray by nine

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns fell to 2-7 Saturday when they lost to the Wray Eagles, 41-50. They’ll look for a couple of wins this week when they travel to Perkins County tonight (Thursday) and then play host to G...
  • Low field goal shooting hampers Lady Longhorns against Wray

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After the first quarter, it looked like Chase County was going to give Wray, Colo., all it wanted in the girls’ varsity basketball game Saturday. It was a 10-10 tie after the first eight minutes, as Chase County w...
  • Ogallala dual tournament tough start to second half of season

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Ogallala duals proved to be a difficult task for the Imperial wrestlers Saturday. With five open weights it is difficult to match up against the larger towns with nearly full rosters. Imperial competed in pool p...
  • Andrew Schilke gains fifth in wrestling nationals

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thirteen-year-old Andrew Schilke medaled in the Rocky Mountain National “Who’s Bad” wrestling tournament held in Denver Jan. 2. Young Schilke wrestled in the 15 and under 83-pound division, taking fifth in his d...
  • Matthew Sieperda graduates from California sheriff’s department training

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Matthew Sieperda was among the class of 21 who graduated Jan. 6 from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training Division in Modesto, Calif. Sieperda started the 24-week, 960-hour training last July...
  • Young speech team rates notice at home meet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A number of speech students at Chase County Schools received recognition during the Longhorn Invitational Speech Tournament in Imperial Saturday. Most of the team is new to speech contests, according to Coach Jill Bau...
  • Fifty-one junior high students on second quarter honor roll

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thirty-one eighth graders and 20 from the seventh grade class are listed on the second quarter honor roll at Chase County Schools. The quarter ended right before the Christmas break. The 51 honor roll students represe...
  • More Nebraska families may qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit

    More families than ever may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit this year, including those hit hard by tough economic times that can use a financial boost.   IRS is organizing a special EITC Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 29, to try to reach out to t...
  • Free health assessment available from SW Health Department

    Marcia Shalla of Grant won an IPod Touche after participating in Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department’s Xtreme Makeover Wellness Edition health assessment. The health assessment is located on the health department’s website and is a great way ...
  • Mid Plains instructor to show work at Meadowlark Gallery

    Dik Haneline, artist and artists’ educator, presents “Enigmatic Existence,” a series of acrylic on canvas images which will be on display in the Grant Meadowlark Gallery for a short time in January. Normally closed December through February, the gal...
  • Smoke smell in home due to furnace problems

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Firefighters with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) were called to an Imperial residence last week when its occupants smelled smoke and called as a precaution. Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said the call last W...
  • Thursday night free buffet supper will precede intro to square dancing

    Those who are tired of the cold weather and are looking for fun and fellowship might consider spending some time with the Chase County Stompers. The square dancing group is hosting a free buffet meal tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at the Chase County fairgr...
  • Students selected for Freedoms Foundation trip

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Interviews were held Tuesday for the annual Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge trip, with six Chase County Schools students chosen. Receiving the 80 percent Ray Stromberger Memorial Scholarshp...
  • Year’s top three stories center around water, storms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a stormy 2009, at times, both in politics and the weather. And, that can also describe the three news events that staff members of The Imperial Republican chose as their top stories of the past year. It’s a...
  • Fixing occupation tax among Sen. Mark Christensen’s legislative goals

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When 44th District State Senator Mark Christensen returns to Lincoln this week for the 60-day session, one of his goals will focus on fixing the occupation tax in LB 701. The 49-member body reconvened for the sho...
  • 2010—It’s an election year

    All but one county official will be elected this year By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican As the calendar turns to 2010, it not only signals the beginning of a new year but the beginning of another election cycle in Nebraska. The major offices in st...
  • 14 vendors to display at Chamber’s ag tech fair

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fourteen vendors have committed to display their wares during the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Ag Technology Fair Thursday, Jan. 14. The expo will be held in Imperial at the St. Patrick’s parish ...
  • Career Academy involving more Imperial students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A program designed to help students obtain college credits while still in high school is gaining momentum at Chase County Schools. Initiated over a year ago, Career Academy, a joint project between CCS and Mid-Plains ...