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  • Imperial commits to groundwater protection

        Imperial recently made a commitment to the protection of local groundwater supplies by entering the Groundwater Guardian program of The Groundwater Foundation.    Groundwater Guardian recognizes the groundwater protection accomplishments of comm...
  • Three from Imperial FFA earned district proficiency first golds

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Three members of the Imperial FFA chapter did well on their proficiency projects the past year.    Karlee Kunnemann, Paula Leibbrandt and Shelby Frasier all earned the first gold in their proficiency categori...
  • CodeRED system a great asset to area residents

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publishersignup for the new CodeRED warning and weather notification system in Chase County is now underway and I urge each of you to take time to enter your address information into the system.     This new...
  • CCS music departments combine for 22 ‘superiors’ at districts

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Chase County’s instrumental and vocal musicians raked in a majority of “superiors” at the district contest Friday in McCook.    “Superior” or a I rating is the highest that can be awarded at the dis...
  • Longhorns finish 4th in two meets

    Matt Hayes shoots 77 at Perkins County inviteBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    The Longhorn varsity golfers collected a pair of fourth place finishes in their two outings last week.     On Tuesday, April 21, the Longhorns finished fourth at...
  • Sixteen on boys’ team set personal bests at home meet

    Conference meet will take athletes to Hershey FridayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Maybe it was the near-perfect weather. Maybe it was being on the home track.        Whatever it was, the Longhorn boys turned in some of the best marks o...
  • Lady Longhorns claim first meet championship at home

    SPVA track title on the line this FridayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It was by a slim two-point margin, but the Lady Longhorns captured their first track meet championship of the season last week when they won their home Imperial Invitation...
  • Relive the past in style, quilt show

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences classes are celebrating 100 years of existence this year across the country. Chase County Schools, along with the Crazy Quilt Guild  of Imperial and Mid-Plains Commun...
  • Funds received to enhance turkey habitat

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Thanks to a request from the Western Plains Long Beards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, areas along the Republican River near Swanson Reservoir and Frenchman Creek at Enders Reservoir will soon b...
  • Tradition continues at Imperial meet

    A long-standing tradition at the Imperial Invitational Track Meet continued for another year with a special presentation to the winners of the 800 meter run. This year’s winners of the Bill McNair 800 Meter Memorial Medals were Chelsey Commins of Ogalla...
  • Deadline is April 30 for ball team sign-up

    Little League boys’, girls’ teams could use more players age 9 to 11    April 30 arrives today (Thursday), which is the deadline for baseball and softball player sign-up for city of Imperial teams.    It is especially important for boys and girl...
  • Girls finish third, boys are fifth at Hershey Invite

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Cold and wind greeted Longhorn athletes when they arrived at the Hershey Invitational Saturday morning.    Conditions improved for short periods, but the temperatures never got out of the 40s, making it anoth...
  • Time to start musk thistle control

    ■ Editor’s note: Chase County Weed Supt. Randy Bartlett said this is the ideal time of year to begin control of musk thistle. He can be contacted for more information on control measures at 882-7520.     Musk thistle remains one of the most plentif...
  • Fourth graders enjoy trip to Lincoln for Tree City USA ceremony

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Three fourth graders enthusiastically told the city council Monday night of their trip to Lincoln, where they represented the city of Imperial at the state’s Tree City USA ceremony.    Imperial received the...
  • Whodunit has surprise ending

    Who would have guessed that the murderer in “The Mousetrap,” presented by Chase County Schools last weekend, was a policeman? Wait! He wasn’t a policeman, just posing as one. Taking place in Monkswell Manor, an English guest house, Agatha Christie...
  • Ahoy, me hearties... arts fest coming to Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Hosted by the Imperial Education Association, the annual arts festival this year is a “Treasure Chest of Learning.” The whole week of May 4-8 will be devoted to displays at Chase County Schools.    The ma...
  • Gorgeous spring weather brings out kite flyers

    Accompanied by their dad, Lloyd, 10-year-old Tory Stott and 12-year-old Dominique Stott ventured over to the fairgrounds Monday evening to try out the new kite Dominique got from her brother for her 12th birthday this week. After several days of much-need...
  • County Extension Office moving to former NRD building first of June

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    As of the first of June, the Chase County Extension Office will be in new headquarters in Imperial.    At their April 14 meeting, the Chase County Commissioners signed a contract that will lease the former NR...
  • Republican repeats as Service to Ag winner, earns 12 awards

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    The Imperial Republican repeated this year as one of the three winners of the Omaha World-Herald’s (OWH) Service to Agriculture award.     The award was presented by OWH Publisher Terry Kroeger and Gov. D...
  • Deadline for smoking ban nears, plans not yet finalized at bars

    Managers of local lounges still debating how their outlets will comply with new state lawBy Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    As of June 1, all Nebraska indoor worksites are to be smoke-free. In February of 2008, LB 395 was passed by the Nebraska L...