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  • Don Hutchens receives Distinguished Service Award

    Don Hutchens, who recently concluded a long career as executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, was named the 2014 recipient of the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1991, the Distinguished Service Aw...
  • Co. commissioners review improved hospital financials; CEO also targets more caregivers

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Chase County Community Hospital CEO Steve Lewis and board chairman Bob Mendenhall, Sr. stopped by the Chase County commissioners’ meeting Nov. 12 to update Commissioners Jodi Thompson, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. on t...
  • Postal Service headed in the wrong direction

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican At a time when businesses are doing all they can to improve customer service to keep their customers happy and help the business grow, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is doing just the opposite. For all i...
  • Reading important to principal

    CCS Elementary Principal Susie Stewart said reading to students is something she really enjoys. She put her words into action Monday when she spent most of the school day reading to an estimated 300 students over six hours in the school library. Her readi...
  • U.S. Cellular brings 4G LTE service to the area

    U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partner King Street Wireless, announced they have upgraded area towers to offer 4G LTE service. These upgrades now bring improved speeds to these communities: Imperial, Wauneta, Bartley, Beaver City, Brady, Culberts...
  • Public performances of One Act play

    After the Chase County Schools One Act play is performed at SPVA competition in North Platte Nov. 24, the public will be able to enjoy “The Chronicles of Jane: Book Seven.” Free performances will be given in the CCS auditorium Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7:...
  • Lady Longhorns close out one of school’s best volleyball seasons

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was hard not to see the Lady Longhorn volleyball team qualify for last week’s state tournament, after having one of the best seasons on record. Finishing with a 26-3 season is the best finish for a Chase Coun...
  • Four from CCS headed to All-State Music events

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Four students from Chase County Schools are in Lincoln this week at All-State Music events sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association. Senior Emma Bauerle was chosen a second year for the All-State Chorus...
  • Winter sports just two weeks from first contests

    The gyms have been busy at Chase County Schools with Monday’s start of basketball and wresting practices. The three varsity high school sports teams have a combined total of 69 athletes competing, with 26 on the girls’ basketball roster, 28 on the boy...
  • Poll: rural Nebraskans can’t always get what they need

    There’s a gap between what characteristics rural Nebraskans say are essential in a community and what currently exists in theirs, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. The findings may reflect rural residents’ acceptance of the trade-offs that are inh...
  • 4-H families, volunteers celebrate accomplishments

                  Over 80 4-H’ers, family members and volunteers gathered on Nov. 4 for the annual 4-H Achievement Program in Imperial at the fairgrounds exhibit hall. The 4-H Achievement Program is held each year to honor and celebrate t...
  • Campaign urges motorists to buckle up

    Reducing serious injury and fatality crashes, increasing visibility and raising awareness during one of the busiest travel holidays are the goals of the Nebraska State Patrol’s participation in the national “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign,...
  • Keith County weekend traffic stop among several finding drugs

    Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol seized methamphetamine and marijuana in three separate traffic stops on Interstate 80 over the weekend. On Friday morning, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2008 Chevy Impala for speeding on I-80, just west of the Linc...
  • Seventy-five on high school honor roll; another 40 earn junior high honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican First quarter of classes at Chase County Schools came to an end last month, which means the release of the school’s honor roll. Seventy-five students in grades 9-12 made the All A and regular honor rolls at the high...
  • Weather affects bloodmobile

    Temperatures at zero or below discouraged some people from donating blood at the Chase County Schools Red Cross Bloodmobile Nov. 11. School Nurse Angie Paisley said 68 units were collected, while the goal was 90 units. She said she received 10 cancellatio...
  • Imperial’s updated zoning regulations gain approval

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After months of meetings and discussion, the city’s updated zoning regulations are now in the books. Final approval was given on a 4-0 vote at the Nov. 3 council meeting. Last week’s vote didn’t come, however, ...
  • Students learn how much veterans have contributed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Veterans and their service were at the forefront in a pair of Veterans Day programs Tuesday coordinated by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at Chase County Schools. Two separate programs were he...
  • Basketball coach positions finalized; superintendent’s resignation official

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Four basketball coaches were hired, and Supt. Brad Schoeppey’s resignation received a formal vote at Tuesday’s CCS board of education meeting. The junior high girls’ basketball team will have a pair of new coach...
  • Jodie Schuller credits others in accepting PE Teacher of Year award

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s the top honor each year given by the Nebraska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NAHPERD). Yet Jodie Schuller, K-6 physical education teacher and coach at Chase County Schools, ...
  • Patriot’s Pen essays advance to area’s district competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Over 60 people were impressed by the VFW Auxiliary Patriot’s Pen winners at the Imperial VFW Sunday night. First place went to Parker Dillan, second place to Allison Owings and third place to Rylie Mintling, all eig...