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  • 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.  ...
  • 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.  ...
  • School out for summer; keep kids active

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor   This Thursday marks the final day of the 2008-09 school year at Chase County Schools, and youngsters are about to embark on another summer of fun.    Hopefully, they’ll make it a summer of activ...
  • Preschoolers learn about newspapers

    Twenty-two youngsters who attend All Stars Preschool were special guests last week at The Imperial Republican, as they toured the newspaper office May 13 and learned how the weekly issue is put together and printed. Above, teachers Mary Fortkamp, at right...
  • No Lady Longhorns headed to state track this year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    For the first time in many years, Chase County won’t be sending any girls to the state track meet.    The Lady Longhorns were in a tough C11 district last Thursday in Bayard, from which Perkins County emerg...
  • Alex Sharp is single Longhorn headed to state

    CCS grad making second trip to state in shot putBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Alex Sharp is headed to the state track meet for a second consecutive year, after claiming the district gold medal in the shot put last week.    As the district...
  • Golf season comes to a close at districts

    Hayes wins playoff to take 7th in Ogallala golf inviteBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    This year’s golf season came to a close for CCS Longhorns golfers at the District C5 meet in North Platte Tuesday.     The Longhorns fell short of qua...
  • Morgan Strand to play in Mid-Plains all-star game

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Morgan Strand, a recent CCS graduate, is one of 25 players selected to compete in the third annual Mid-Plains Area All-Star Basketball Game next month.    The girls’ and boys’ all-star contest are set for...
  • Frasier and Callahan on high school rodeo circuit this spring

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    CCS sophomore Shelby Frasier and Wauneta-Palisade senior Jesse Callahan are hitting the road this spring on the Nebraska High School Rodeo circuit.     They hope to accumulate points to qualify for the stat...
  • Summer ball teams start games next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    School is out today (Thursday), and starting next week, some of Imperial’s baseball and softball teams will jump from the classroom to the field as games get underway.    Three of Imperial’s softball team...
  • Young mom answers the call of duty

    Former Imperial resident headed overseas on second deploymentBy Ellen MortensenChief Assistant EditorCuster County Chief Newspaper    When Candace Hayes enlisted in the Army National Guard in early 2001, the chances of her ever being deployed overseas ...
  • Nineteen in senior class on to college with scholarships

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Nineteen members of the Chase County Schools Class of 2009 will be furthering their education this fall with scholarships.    Coming from colleges and universities, foundations and local organizations, the sc...
  • Reception honors retiring, resigning teachers

    A large number of people attended a reception last Friday at Chase County Schools for teachers who are leaving the school system. Superintendent Matt Fisher said the teachers attending the reception had a combined 175 years of teaching at CCS. They are, f...
  • Chamber recognizes members, businesses for their contribution

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses and members for their contribution to the community during a Chamber gathering last Tuesday.     The presentations were made as part of a Chamber mi...
  • Barbed wire creations on display at museum Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A friendship that has developed between John and Joan Osler of Imperial and Ernie Poe of Sharon Springs, Kan., will benefit Chase County Museum patrons this weekend.    Poe will be the guest exhibitor on Sund...