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  • Longhorn girls fall to defending state champ Wray

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Despite falling to the Wray, Colo.,  Eagles  in basketball action Saturday night, girls’ Longhorn Coach Marc Mrozcek said they came away with some positives.    Saturday marked the first game for the Lo...
  • Pairings released for next week’s SPVA basketball tournaments

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Pairing for the 2009 SPVA conference basketball tournament next week have been released.     The Longhorn boys will go into the tournament as the #5 seed with a 3-6 record and power points of 38.5556.    ...
  • Imperial hosts speech tourney

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Chase County Schools (CCS) was the scene of the annual Longhorn Invitational Speech Tournament Saturday. CCS placed next to last in the event.    The winner was Perkins County, followed by Ogallala High Schoo...
  • Imperial woman gets $40,000 Christmas gift

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Christmas came a little early this past year for Linda Moses of Imperial. In mid-December she purchased a Holiday Grab Bag ticket from the Nebraska Lottery, scratched the ticket and revealed three matching dolla...
  • Jan. 30 deadline approaches for rangeland carbon credits signup

        The deadline for enrollment in the current Rangeland Carbon Credit pool is Friday, Jan. 30, according to AgraGate Climate Credits Corporation.     Qualifying ranchers who enroll by this date also may be eligible to earn retroactive credits as fa...
  • Pass on the gift of life as an organ donor

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherIn 1984, two-year-old Matthew Bemis of Rising City wandered away from a family barbecue and fell into a lake. Despite efforts to save him, Matthew was declared brain dead by doctors.     Still in th...
  • Chase County Schools students well up on reading, math standards

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Ninety percent of Nebraska students are meeting or exceeding state reading and mathematics standards, according to new data recently released by the Nebraska Department of Education.    Chase County Schools (...
  • Imperial resident new Emergency Response Coordinator for SW Nebraska

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD), serving eight counties, including Chase and Perkins, has hired Heidi Wheeler of Imperial as the new Emergency Response Coordinator. She began the transit...
  • Adams Bank & Trust to hold economic outlook forums

        With the uncertain financial times being faced across the country, Adams Bank & Trust will hold a series of economic outlook forums at their branches in Grant, Indianola and Imperial.     The first forum will be held at the Grant branch at 155 C...
  • 2009 DCP signup began Dec. 22, 2008

        Enrollment for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment (DCP) Program for farms with base acres began Dec. 22 both online and at local USDA service centers and will continue until June 1, 2009.      Producers are urged to make use of the eD...
  • USDA enacts changes, implements direct attribution programs

        The United States Department of Agriculture announced changes to both Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) qualifications, program payment limitations, and direct attribution for Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) pr...
  • Crop Production Service purchases local UAP

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    The only change customers of the former UAP Agri Services in Imperial will notice is the different sign out front.    That’s according to John Vogt, general manager of the former UAP in Imperial, which was ...
  • Biologist joins NRCS office

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    One more desk is filled at the Imperial USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. Travis Runia, a Farm Bill Biologist, is actually employed by Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.    He will be p...
  • Steggs flies over fields in Nebraska, Colorado

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of features that will spotlight businesses in Imperial. The community has a thriving business community, and all residents may not realize the extent of services and products local businesses provide. This fea...
  • Incoming commissioner takes oath of office

    Chuck Vette of Wauneta was sworn in as Chase County’s newest commissioner in a small ceremony last Thursday at the Chase County Courthouse. Administering the oath of office is County Clerk Debbie Clark. (Republican photo)...
  • Lessons threaded in among humor of storyteller’s performance

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    To a small but enthusiastic crowd Monday night, Storyteller Rita Paskowitz of Omaha imparted stories of childhood and sharing, while making people giggle.    Paskowitz first endeared herself to the audience a...
  • Yaw thankful to be alive year after brain aneurisms

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    A year ago, at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2008, Chase County Schools Secondary Guidance Counselor Marcie Yaw was entering an attendance meeting at school when she felt a terrific headache.    That headache, and acc...
  • East 5th and 9th Streets prioritized in street plan

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial city council members moved East 5th and East 9th Streets to the top of the priority list for this year’s 1- & 6-year road plan.     A hearing on the plan was held during the council’s regular m...
  • Loss of World-Herald delivery to area not popular in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    In talking with about 25 people in Imperial this past week, one thing was very clear. The decision by the Omaha World-Herald to discontinue home-delivery, convenience store and rack sales in the area is not popu...
  • First 2009 baby born at CCCH

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The fourth daughter of Heather and Justin Schoenholz was born at Chase County Community Hospital Jan. 9, making her the first baby of the year born at that facility.    Andee Mae Schoenholz made her debut at ...