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  • Earlier Prom arrives here Saturday

    One of spring’s big events at Chase County Schools is the Prom. This year, the event is arriving much earlier, this Saturday night in fact. In the past, the Prom here has been scheduled the end of April or early May. This week,  members of the junior c...
  • Bill heard to increase state funding for career education student organizations

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    For the past 17 years, the Nebraska Department of Education has matched federal funding for programs under the Career Education Student Organizations. Those include FFA, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)...
  • Homeowner surprised his address site of sex offender

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Kody Weiss of Imperial couldn’t imagine why he was getting phone calls after last week’s paper came out.     Callers were asking Weiss about the registered sex offender living at his address.     Wei...
  • Council, engineer are preparing for paving, water main, lift station projects

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Costs for a number of city public works projects were discussed with Kent Cordes of Miller & Associates at last week’s city council meeting.    Paving projects on East 5th and East 9th Sts., the laying of a...
  • Grant to aid first-time homebuyers in Chase and adjoining counties

        Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC) in Grant has received $100,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund money to continue providing a down payment and closing cost assistance program to help 10 individuals in Perkins, ...
  • March 31 is deadline to apply for 2008 crop loans, payments

        Dan Steinkruger, Acting State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska, reminds producers of the March 31 deadline to apply for 2008 crop year commodity loans for wheat, oats, barley, canola, crambe, flaxseed, honey, oats, ra...
  • UNL plans to roll out more buffalograss varieties

        Buffalograss wins praise for its low maintenance characteristics, but homeowners still tend to avoid it.     University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers hope some new varieties in the works will encourage more people to plant the grass.    Bob...
  • Breaking the tillage mindset

    ■ Editor’s note: This article is first in a series about the concept and use of no-tillage farming methods.By Mark WatsonPanhandle No-Tillage Education Coordinator    No-till is not just a change in farming practices. It’s a change in mindset. It...
  • Over $1 million available to protect farm, ranch land

        In an effort to protect working agricultural lands in Nebraska, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that $1 million will be available to successful applicants through the agency’s Farm and Ranch Lands Protection P...
  • Labor auction raises $11,000

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    More money was bid on a fewer number of students at this year’s Chase County Schools Labor Auction. Held Feb. 28, the auction raised over $11,000 for the chapter.    The highest bid was from Martin Leibbran...
  • Fire Department Auxiliary distributes blankets

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Two Bayard children whose house caught fire in December recently received blankets made by the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.    Rebecca Koellner of the Auxiliary traveled to Bayard March 1 to ...
  • Imperial gets some national exposure

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIt was a long shot when I submitted an email to Bill O’Reilly’s “The Factor” show last week that it would make the cut and air. But, that’s what happened on March 10, and I’m glad to say it ga...
  • Baseball/softball association reorganizes

    Letter to be sent home on Little League girls’ softball program By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A new group of parents have moved into some of the leadership roles within the Imperial Baseball/Softball Association (IBSA), which supports the ...
  • Ducks Unlimited banquet set for March 27

    The Frenchman Valley Ducks Unlimited Chapter will hold their annual fund-raising banquet on Friday, March 27th in Imperial. Committee members John Flood, left, and Jeremy Vlasin, display a Terry Ridlen print that will be auctioned off. For ticket informat...
  • Umpire clinic teaches mechanics, situations

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Seven men and young adults from the area gained valuable information from an experienced umpire at a clinic here Sunday afternoon.    And, by completing the clinic and the open book test given at the clinic, ...
  • Taylor May an All-American again after battling to 5th place finish at nationals

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    University of Nebraska-Kearney wrestler Taylor May of Imperial earned All-American honors with his fifth place finish in the NCAA Division II championships held last weekend in Houston, Texas.    This marks...
  • Fifty-two out for Longhorn track teams

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A total of 52 high school athletes are out for the 2009 track season at Chase County Schools.    And, the total is divided equally with 26 girls and 26 boys on the two rosters.    The first day of practice...
  • CCS junior meets Congressman Smith

    Nebraska Third District Congressman Adrian smith met with Chase County Schools’ junior Josh Richmond last Thursday in Washington, D.C. Richmond was visiting the nation’s Capitol as part of the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC). The conference o...
  • Alumni directors named for upcoming May banquet

        Plans are underway for the annual alumni banquet for graduates of Chase County High School.    Classes ending in “9” will be honored at this year’s banquet set for May 23 at the high school. The class directors are as follows:    1939...
  • Chase County fourth grader is third in statewide poster contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A poster created by Annie Polly placed third in a statewide contest preceding the upcoming severe weather season.    Open to fourth graders across the state, the announcement of winners was scheduled a few we...