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  • School faculty, friends take to stage on Monday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The public will have the opportunity Monday night to see Chase County Schools faculty and staff step out of their comfort zones during the Imperial Education Association’s (IEA) FACULTY FOLLIES FUNdraiser. Skits, li...
  • Teams narrowed to 16 in NCAA tourney

    Matt Vlasin, Jim Calvin lead contest after first weekendBy Jana PribbenoThe Imperial Republican Last Thursday proved this will be yet another year of surprises when playing bracketology or even just viewing the first of the games being played in the men...
  • Dirt work starts for new Cornerstone business

    Dirt work got underway this week for the new building that will house Scott’s Pump Service, the first new business in the city’s Cornerstone property. On Wednesday morning, Regier Land Improvement of Madrid was busy leveling the ground on the lot wher...
  • Farm Credit Services of America returns $4.941 million to area farmers

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced that eligible customer-owners in 17 counties in central Nebraska will receive checks this month totaling $4,941,000—their share of the financial cooperative’s record $160 million cash-back dividen...
  • MPCC recognized as Career Preparedness Award recipient

    Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) has been named a Career Preparedness Award recipient by the Nebraska ACT State Organization. The honor makes MPCC Nebraska’s community college representative in the national ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign. ...
  • You have your state senator’s ear

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Far too often, people like to complain about how their government operates but they are not willing to take a stand or do anything about it. When you look at the gridlock in Washington, D.C., and the overall lack...
  • Newsboys signed for Nebraska State Fair Christian concert

    Since arriving on the scene from their native Australia, the Newsboys have taken Christian music by storm.   The Newsboys will be appearing at the Nebraska State Fair on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tickets are on sale now. Chelsey Jungck, enterta...
  • New Carbon Monoxide Safety Act to affect new, sold homes in future

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Last Thursday the Nebraska Legislature passed LB34, the Carbon Monoxide Safety Act. Sponsored by Sen. Sarah Howard of Omaha, the bill will require all single and multi-family homes with a building permit issued after...
  • Younger athletes dominate boys’ track

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two-thirds of his team are in the freshman and sophomore classes, so Head Boys’ Track Coach Carl Zuege says they’ll be “really young this year.” Six of the 10 athletes who were state qualifiers last year gra...
  • Chase County teams headed to new opening meet this season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s track teams are headed to a new season opener this year, a quadrangular in Grant hosted by Perkins County. Besides Chase County and the hosts, other teams in Grant today (Thursday ) will be Dundy Coun...
  • Lady Longhorns will lean on returning state qualifiers on 32-athlete roster

    Season opens Thursday at quad meet in GrantBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With half of last year’s state qualifiers back and a good crop of younger athletes, Chase County’s head girls’ track coach is anxious to get a meet in the books. That...
  • ‘Walk to Health’ starts April 5

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department’s 12th annual “Walk to Health” program kicks off Sunday, April 5. This free program will last for 12 weeks and is open to residents of all ages in the SWNPHD eight-county service area. “We are excited fo...
  • Let’s hear it for the ducks

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Frenchman Valley Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter is hosting its annual banquet this Saturday night. The fun begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the Imperial City Gym. The dinner will begin about 7 p.m., with an au...
  • PGA Merchandise Show a golfer’s heaven

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The event’s not even open to the public yet it still draws more than 40,000 people. That event—the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. This year marked the 62nd year of the Professional Golf Association show t...
  • Legislature begins full-day debate

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Monday marked the first day that legislators met in session for the entire day. Full-day floor sessions will continue until the Legislature adjourns in early June. Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango said during his tele-con...
  • Shark dissection among highlights at SCORE for third, fourth graders

    Third and fourth graders attending this summer’s SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) will have a variety of activities, including shark dissection. Their camp week June 10-12 starts at Chase County Schools where they will attend programs p...
  • Principal Sorensen tenders resignation

    With his departure, all three top administrative posts are being vacated By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Mike Sorensen, grade 7-12 principal at Chase County Schools, submitted his resignation to Supt. Brad Schoeppey on Monday. Sorensen, who first a...
  • New management firm hired for city’s senior care facilities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Rural Health Development (RHD) is no longer managing operations at the Imperial Manor and Parkview/Heights, Imperial’s senior care facilities. On Monday, city council members terminated RHD’s contract and hired ...
  • Work begins on new fair building

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The start of dirt work last week for a new expo building at the Chase County fairgrounds culminates more  than three years of planning by the fair board. County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don We...
  • Dryness, wind + fire = danger

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As the weather warms and potentially drier conditions occur in Nebraska, the danger of wildfires increases. A lack of moisture, high winds and a failure of individuals to exercise caution with regard to the fire dange...