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  • Imperial ‘Crush’ wood bat team ready for second season

    Team will travel to opener in Haxtun, Colo., SundayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s wood bat baseball team, Imperial “Crush,” plays in its first game of the 2009 season this Sunday, May 31, with a 5 p.m. game in Haxtun, Colo. ...
  • Optimist money used for practice bunkers at area courses

    When the Imperial Optimist Club was originally formed, their mission was to help support and build junior golf. When the club dissolved, they allocated their remaining money to install practice bunkers at both the Imperial Country Club and the Enders Lake...
  • Memorial Day weekend kicks off park activity

    Campers and boaters took to Enders Lake in full force during the Memorial Day weekend. The weather wasn’t the most cooperative, with heavy rain falling on two days of the holiday, keeping temperatures cooler than normal. However, the weather didn’t se...
  • Ag land tax values will increase for 2009

    Residential values in Wauneta will also increaseBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Owners of irrigated ground, dryland and grassland in Chase County will see an increase in the taxable value of their land for the 2009 tax year.     According...
  • Owners warned to vaccinate pets with presence of rabies confirmed in area

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze        Pet owners are being warned to make sure their pets’ rabies vaccinations are up to date after a skunk in rural Chase County tested positive for rabies.    The test was submitted to the Kansas State Universi...
  • Imperial honors those who served at Memorial Day ceremony

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    About 200 people visited Mt. Hope Cemetery Monday to remember those who served in our country’s military. It was also a time for families to decorate the graves of those who had gone on before.    Pastor Da...
  • Stepping into the future

    Saturday’s Chase County Schools graduation marked a new beginning for the seniors as they prepare for the future. Schyler Heathers, above left, and Edgar Almanza stepped toward the future as part of Saturday’s recessional. School board member Tom Gasc...
  • Additional special education program to be added at CCS

    Administrators uncertainon number of elementaryteachers needed next year By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A new high needs program will be implemented for K-12 special education students next year.    Chase County school board members approv...
  • Grand opening of new pool this weekend

    Event marks culmination of years of workBy Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    It is with great joy that a number of entities in Imperial, as well as patrons, will celebrate the opening of the new Imperial swimming pool this weekend. Many people have...
  • Preparations underway for alumni banquet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    About 280 people are expected to attend the annual Chase County Schools Alumni Banquet May 23. That’s about the usual number, according to Alumni Association President Jeanette Munger.    Classes to be hono...
  • Desert Storm veteran to speak at Memorial Day services

        David Kahle, pastor of Imperial Zion Lutheran Church, will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day services at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Imperial.    Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.    Pastor Kahle...
  • Nick Schultz honored with firefighter’s Merit Award

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial fireman Nick Schultz joined an elite group from the Imperial Volunteer Fire Dept. (IVFD) who have been honored by their peers for their contributions to the fire service and their community.     Mu...
  • Man killed in rollover accident on Old Highway 6

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday night when the 2000 Ford Expedition he was driving rolled on Old Highway 6, less than a mile north of Wauneta.    A male passenger in the vehicle received only minor injuries and ...
  • Enders Lake area gearing up for first big holiday weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It’s usually Enders Lake Recreational Area’s biggest weekend of the summer.    That’s Memorial Day weekend, and it arrives in just a few days.    Supt. Bill Christensen, who oversees the Enders area ...
  • Industrial arts teacher retires

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    For 34 years students at Chase County Schools, formerly Chase County High School, have learned industrial arts from Ed Fisher. As of next fall, his classes will be taken over by fellow teacher Lynn Rinehart.  ...
  • Interim study suggested to evaluate benefits of restructuring NRDs

        State Senator Beau McCoy of Omaha introduced LR 181, a resolution to initiate an interim study to evaluate the restructuring of natural resources districts (NRDs).     “The study would answer the fundamental question of whether the structure o...
  • NRCS extends sign-up for organic farming, ranching

        The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is extending the sign-up to June 12 for farmers and ranchers wishing to apply for financial or technical assistance related to organic ag production, said Steve Chick, State Conservationist for NRCS...
  • Grasshoppers damage more than crops

    By Robert TignerSW4 Agricultural Extension Educator    A few samples and recent questions to the UNL Extension Office have brought an unusual tree predator to my attention, grasshoppers.     Over 100 species of grasshoppers occur in Nebraska, but fo...
  • Enders farm one site for UNL wheat plot meetings

        Wheat producers will have several opportunities to assess new wheat varieties and get the latest information on winter wheat production practices during the 2009 University of Nebraska–Lincoln wheat plot meetings, said a UNL specialist.    Sta...
  • First Insight to expand patient care with addition of two optometrists this summer

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel    As a steadfast business with offices in Grant and Imperial, First Insight Eyecare is about to become even more entrenched in the communities when two new professionals come  on board to expand patient care.  ...