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  • County tax askings go up 3.57 percent

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County commissioners will seek an additional $70,190 in property taxes for the 2009-10 budget year. This represents a 3.57 percent increase over their tax request for last year’s 2008-09 budget. During their...
  • Cell phone policy at school reviewed

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although there haven’t been many violations of cell phone use by students at Chase County Schools so far this semester, administrators agree that reviewing the policy is a good idea. High School Principal Mike Soren...
  • New field readied for opening game Friday night

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County football players and fans will get to see the first Longhorn game played on the new East 9th St. football field this Friday night. The Longhorns will play host to the Holyoke, Colo., Dragons, but a lot o...
  • Levy drops about eight cents in proposed school budget; tax askings up slightly

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thanks, in part, to the final payment being made on the East 9th school building bonds this year, the property tax levy to support Chase County Schools will drop by about eight cents in the 2009-10 budget. School Supt...
  • Kansas author also interested in search for 1884 ‘body’

    Massachusetts man back in county continuing search By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Robert Golka’s search for evidence of a “heavenly body” that may have landed in southwest Nebraska in 1884 has piqued the interest of a Texas author. Gary Krai...
  • Rock polishing leads to friendship

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Who would have thought that picking up pebbles in a parking lot would lead a Romanian family to travel to Imperial? That’s what happened when Karen Hayes of Imperial became interested in rock polishing several years...
  • Former Parkview/Heights employee killed in Saturday vehicle accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Jannie M. Larson, 51, of Wray, Colo., was killed in a one-vehicle rollover late Saturday afternoon, just south of the Chase County line in Dundy County. According to the Nebraska State Patrol report, Larson was southb...
  • Chamber bringing the Harlem ambassadors to Imperial Sept. 19

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Get ready for a fun night of basketball featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. The Imperial Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Harlem Ambassadors basketball t...
  • Nebraska Corn Board elects officers; current board members re-appointed

    Alan Tiemann of Seward has been elected as chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) for the 2009-2010 term. Tiemann is a farmer who raises corn and soybeans. In addition to serving as chairman, he will serve on NCB’s Research and Executive committees....
  • Sept. 13 is deadline to apply for livestock payments

    Time is running out for livestock producers who suffered livestock death losses due to eligible disaster events in 2008 and before July 13, 2009, to apply for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), according to local Farm Service Agency CED Teri Moss. Co...
  • SourceGas announces customer service improvements

    SourceGas Distribution LLC (SourceGas), which serves Imperial, announced the implementation of a new billing system and customer call center. The new call center is operated and managed by SourceGas employees from its location in Fayetteville, Ark., and ...
  • Chase among counties eligible for USDA emergency loans

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced that family farmers in three Nebraska counties are eligible to apply for low interest Emergency (EM) loans due to physical and production losses caused by excessive rain, hail,...
  • Proposed water-short year policy dangerous for Republican Basin

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherImagine, that as an irrigator, you could be told that you couldn’t irrigate your ground next year. Frightening thought—even if you’re not a farmer who depends on irrigation for his livelihood. F...
  • Monthly sales tax proceeds continue to beat projections

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican If receipts from the city sales tax are an indication, residents here are supporting their local businesses. And, the income each month the city realizes continues to beat the projections by the Nebraska Department of...
  • Pep rally Thursday night kicks off fall sports

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Fall sports get underway this week for Chase County high school cross country, volleyball and football teams. With that in mind, the CCS cheerleaders and Longhorn Booster Club are working together to put on a pep rall...
  • Longhorns open season against Holyoke

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s new football complex will get christened with its first game here this Friday night. Dan Lenner’s Longhorn football team will open their season when the Holyoke Dragons visit here for a 7 p.m. kickoff...
  • Zuege excited about prospects for cross country teams

    Boys start season with #3 ranking in Class D By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Cross Country Coach Carl Zuege can count at least 13 reasons why he’s excited about the prospects for this year’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams. The boys...
  • Young team will be out on Longhorn volleyball court

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Longhorn volleyball opens this weekend at the Lexington tournament, and Chase County fans will see a young high school team out on the court. Head Coach Jodie Schuller said they don’t have a lot of returning start...
  • Husker game day traffic focus of special enforcements

    Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers will put in extra hours over the next several weekends as part of special enforcement efforts focused on Husker home football games. Special enforcement efforts including high visibility patrols will take place before...
  • Fall rodeo season underway

    The 2009-10 Nebraska fall high school rodeo season is underway. CCS sophomore Shelby Frasier is among the competitors, and has competed in several rodeos already this fall. The season opened Aug. 8-9 in Bassett, where Frasier placed fourth in barrels with...