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  • 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...
  • Wauneta man receives 4 to 8 year sentence

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    Eric Top of Wauneta was sentenced to four to eight years in the Nebraska State Penitentiary last week after the 32-year-old was convicted of first degree assault earlier this spring in district court.    A district ...
  • Farmers planting around rain

    After coming out of a major drought several years ago, farmers are no longer apt to complain about too much rain. Instead, they just work around it. That’s what farmers have been forced to do this year. Corn planting on the sandier ground began in mid- ...
  • June 13 will be busy day in Imperial

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Saturday, June 13, promises to be a busy day in Imperial with numerous events planned.     Events scheduled for the day include city-wide garages sales, an ag safety day, a benefit golf tournament, a square...
  • Class of ‘09 readies for graduation exercises

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Thirty-eight members of the Class of 2009 will walk across the stage at Chase County Schools Saturday. Graduation begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Longhorn gymnasium.    Ushering in the class will be the school ban...
  • Two additional teachers submit resignations

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Personnel issues took up the majority of time at Tuesday’s school board meeting, and included two more resignations from full-time teaching staff.    Ed Fisher, a grade 7-12 industrial arts teacher, is reti...
  • No sticker? After July 1, trash won’t be picked up

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    As of July 1, if your trash toter doesn’t have a sticker on it, the trash won’t be picked up by the city sanitation crew.    City council members voted to change the policy on trash pickups at Monday’s ...
  • K-6 music classes to present operettas, concert next week

        The kindergarten through sixth grade music classes will present two evenings of music next week in the school complex on East 9th Street.    The sixth grade class will present two operettas on Monday night, beginning at 7 p.m.    Dennis Batte...
  • Resource teacher takes position at Minden

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The Chase County Schools board received and accepted the resignation of grade 5-8 Resource Teacher Rebecca Mousel Tuesday night. Mousel has accepted a job as grade 11-12 resource, or special education, teacher a...
  • Hundreds turn out for JJ’s grand opening

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It was a busy day Saturday at JJ’s, a newly reopened restaurant at 1134 Broadway.    Formerly operating as Sweden Creme, Jennifer Bell and Jason Faling purchased the business earlier this year, reopening in...
  • Study tracks economic effects of travel, tourism

        A new study completed for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division indicates that travel and tourism has contributed meaningfully to the economies of all the state’s 93 counties.     Dean Runyan Associate...
  • Chase County grad named director of dental hygiene program at Colby

        Bobette Maier, the former Bobette Wood of Imperial, was recently named director of the dental hygiene program at Colby (Kan.) Community College.    Maier has been a full-time instructor at CCC for three years, teaching and supervising students i...
  • ACRE farm program signup begins

        Dan Steinkruger, Acting State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska, announced that signup for the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program began April 27.    ACRE is a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill that provides a...
  • 2008 Farm Bill information meetings set for June

        Information about the 2008 Farm Bill sign-up will be presented at meetings in the Southwest 4 Nebraska counties.     Meeting locations and times are:June 8—7 p.m. in Benkelman, FSA office.June 9—1 p.m. in Hayes Center, 4-H building, Fairgrou...
  • Republican River Riparian Partnership conference to be held in Oberlin

        Republican River Riparian Restoration Partnership will be hosting a conference, Wednesday, May 27, 9:30 a.m. (CT), at the Gateway Building in Oberlin, Kan.      The Republican River Riparian Partnership (RRRRP) is dedicated to education and dem...
  • 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...