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  • Grads: we want you back in the future

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherIt’s graduation season for our area high schools and colleges throughout the state. Regardless of whether it’s from high school or college, graduation represents a giant milestone in the lives of t...
  • Emilee Fish recovering at Madonna Rehab Center

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Emilee Fish was moved to Madonna Rehabilitation Center Monday after several days in a Lincoln hospital, where she was air-lifted last Thursday following a one-vehicle accident.    Fish, 19, a 2008 Chase Count...
  • Former funeral director honored by profession

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Art Creveling, former owner of the funeral home in Imperial, received an award for being a licensed funeral director for 40 years by the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association recently.    He was given the aw...
  • Educators from Edgerton Explorit Center returning to science camp

        Nebraska’s hands-on science museum bears the name of one of Aurora’s famous native sons, Dr. Harold Edgerton, a scientist, educator and inventor.      “Doc” Edgerton is known internationally as the father of flash photography and develo...
  • Co-ed softball organizing for 2009 summer season

        Imperial’s co-ed softball league is organizing for the summer season. Games are set to begin on Monday, June 1.    Denise Smith of Imperial will be coordinating the league this summer. Men and women of all ages can participate, but they must b...
  • Young baseball players have chance to take part in local camp

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Young baseball players eight years old through junior Legion age have the opportunity to take part in a baseball fundamentals camp, May 22-23 in Imperial.    The clinic will be conducted by members of the Imp...
  • State meet qualification on line Thursday at district meet

    Regular season concludes at Dundy County FridayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It will all be on the line today (Thursday) when the Longhorn boys compete at the C11 district meet in Bayard.    It’s what an athlete and team work for all se...
  • Last regular season track meet in the books

    Now, it’s on to districtsfor Lady LonghornsBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It’s the middle of May, and that time of year brings district track meets across the state.    Chase County will be in Bayard today (Thursday) for the C11 Distri...
  • Nebraska the place to be for turkey hunting

        In Nebraska, opportunity doesn’t knock—it gobbles.      According to a recent survey, turkey populations have increased in all areas of state, ranging from a 500% rise in the southwest and central portions of the state to a 400% increase in...
  • High school’s athletic awards night next Wednesday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Due to a full school calendar this month, the high school’s annual athletic awards night will be held on Wednesday, May 20, beginning at 7 p.m.    In many of the past years, this awards program has been hel...
  • Longhorn golfers gearing up for district tournament next week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s Longhorn golfers will get in three tournaments in eight days as they gear up for the C5 district tournament next Tuesday, May 19.     The Longhorns got to the play the district course last Thur...
  • Students, parents roam the ‘high seas’ at Arts Festival

    Chase County Schools was alive with pirates last Thursday night, as the Imperial Education Association sponsored a family night during the week of Arts Festival. “A Treasure Chest of Learning” featured decorated doorways, games, a display of the new m...
  • Students in grades 4-8 honored for academics, improvement

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    In separate awards programs May 4, students in grades 4-8 at Chase County Schools were honored for their work the past year in the classroom and extracurriculars.    A program earlier in the afternoon was set...
  • Year of hard work pays off for high school students

    Multitude of academic certificates, medals distributed on May 4By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    The first Monday in May brought high school students to the auditor­ium, where they were recognized for a year of hard work in the classroom at the...
  • Mental health care in some rural areas may be deficient

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. However, according to the Center for Rural Affairs, over half of the counties in the United States have no mental health professionals, a situation that has changed...
  • Donation helps close gap on playground equipment fund-raising

    The gap between what has been raised and what needs to be raised for the new playground equipment in Imperial was considerably narrowed last week. Frenchman Valley Coop. donated $1,000 to the fund-raising, which was matched by Land O’Lakes, for a total ...
  • Big eyes, big expectations at Kindergarten Round-up

    Prospective kindergartners visited Chase County Schools last Friday to get a preview of what school will be like next fall. The youngsters participated in a milk break, classroom activities, lunch, story time, recess, physical education and music. Above l...
  • Occupation tax issue unlikely to be heard in this year’s session

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Much to the dismay of Sen. Mark Christensen, it looks unlikely that his efforts to make a change to the occupation tax in LB 701 will be heard in this year’s legislative session.     But it’s not becaus...
  • Enders woman, husband attend uncle’s Arlington Cemetery funeral

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It was a long day and a half by Amtrak, but Kaye Einspahr of Enders said it was well worth the trip east to see her uncle buried May 1 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.    It was a fitting ...
  • Soldier finds honored rest after decades in Korean ground

    By Joseph MortonThe Omaha World-Herald    WASHINGTON — This time there were flowers, prayers and traditional military honors.    Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Arthur of Broken Bow, Neb., received a long-delayed proper burial Friday at Arlington National ...