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  • ‘Tiny Trotters’ joining many other animals at SCORE this summer

        “Branden,” “Cowboy” and “Reba,” all miniature horses will join the many animals coming to S.C.O.R.E. this summer.     Students in grades three and four will be the first to greet the horses on Tuesday, June 16, at Cox’s Ponds, and ...
  • Rotary exchange student returns to Imperial

    By Lori PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Rosalind Pieters, Imperial’s first Rotary exchange student, returned to Imperial last week, 40 years after she graduated with the CCHS Class of 1969.    She came from the Netherlands for her class reunion...
  • Korean War story reaches Chase County

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor    What an amazing story about Sgt. 1st Class Patrick James Arthur, who died during the Korean War and was buried there in a makeshift grave, only to be returned to U.S. soil 58 years later.    It...
  • New playground equipment is up

    The east end of Campbell Park, near the Lions picnic shelter, has taken on a new look in recent days. Volunteers and city workers constructed the new playground equipment last Friday and Saturday, southwest of the picnic shelter. Above, a look from the so...
  • Emergency services respond to tanker rollover

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s emergency services kicked into high gear Friday evening, April 24, when a loaded semi-tanker trailer rolled over on its side south of Enders.    Hours of training and preparation for just such ...
  • Financial support for new fire hall not expected from other entities

    Commissioners, rural fire board say they are contributing alreadyBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    One thing was learned by city officials at a joint meeting of the Imperial council, Chase County commissioners and rural fire board Monday night....
  • Area health officials ‘beefing up’ flu-like illness surveillance

    Swine flu numbers inU.S. growing by dayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    In a conference call with state health officials Tuesday, Myra Stoney said they were asked “if we are ready.”    The director of the Southwest Nebraska Public Health...
  • Workshop held on foreign animal disease response

    Local and area emergency responders and others attended a workshop in Imperial Saturday that focused on the preparations and response to foreign animal diseases, such as Hoof and Mouth Disease or BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease. The workshop was sp...
  • Sales tax proceeds lower for February; over $25,000 received

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    February’s proceeds from the city’s one percent sales tax were lower than any month since November, 2007, but still brought in over $25,000.    The monthly report from the Nebraska Dept. of Revenue shows ...
  • Longtime English teacher retires

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    She’s spent years on the stage or on the bus as speech and drama teacher at Chase County Schools. Now, English teacher Cathy Howard is retiring.    Howard obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English fro...
  • FCCLA students attend state convention

        Seven Chase County Schools students joined about 1,250 delegates from 109 chapters for the annual Nebraska Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference in Lincoln April 6-7.    FCCLA is an organization of F...
  • Chemigation training scheduled May 13 in Imperial

        Chemigation training will be held Monday, May 13, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (MT) at the NRD building in Imperial. Pre-registration is necessary to attend this meeting.     Chemigation training is a requirement for ag producers to apply chemicals throu...
  • 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...