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  • Longhorns avenge loss to Perkins County with SPVA win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns suffered the sting of seeing another game get away from them in the final seconds. After leading Perkins County here last Thursday for the entire second half, the Longhorns fell victim to...
  • New license plates now in circulation

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican By a law enacted by the Nebraska Legislature, vehicle owners in the state are issued new license plates every six years. 2011 is the year for a new plate design. That design was selected by a vote of the people a ye...
  • Second wave of snow hits area

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial residents had barely gotten over the New Years weekend snowstorm when another storm hit last weekend. Six and a half inches of snow was recorded Sunday, and added to what was already there, about seven inch...
  • Changes made to Reading Mastery program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Elementary Principal Nate Vitosh told Chase County Schools board members Monday he’s made staffing assignments to the Mastery Reading Program for the second semester. The changes came in response to concerns expr...
  • Plentiful 2010 moisture slightly exceeds wet 2009

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The summer months of 2010, known more often as dry times in Chase County, were quite the opposite in 2010. Those months saw some of the best moisture totals in recent memory, and when all 12 months were tallied for ...
  • Board continues discussion on NRD retirement program options

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Details on an irrigation retirement program proposed by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will continue to be worked on in the coming weeks. The program received considerable discussion during ...
  • County officials start four-year terms

    At a short ceremony in the Chase County Courtroom last Thursday, council officials started four-year terms in office after reciting their oaths and signing official documents. County Court Magistrate Karen Wilson, above, administered the oaths of office...
  • Rural areas are uneasy about possible county court closings

    Move unlikely any time soon, says state senator By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze As budget concerns have Nebraska lawmakers scrambling for ways to save money, reorganization of the state’s judicial branch has become a hot topic around the state. One pa...
  • Other council business

    Joe Weiss was appointed to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the city council on use of LB840 city sales tax money for economic development efforts. Weiss’ appointment was made by Mayor Dwight Coleman, and was ap...
  • New streets ‘substantially complete’; bonds approved for costs

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Mechanisms for paying off bank warrants for the three newly built streets in Imperial were set into motion with city council action Monday night. The council, on a 4-0 vote, approved an ordinance to issue $1,790,000 i...
  • Anderson retires from NRCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Longtime USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employee Joe Anderson will be honored with a retirement open house Friday. The conservationist is retiring after 30 years with the NRCS. Anderson began his c...
  • NRCS extends sign-up period for conservation program

    Applications will now be accepted through Jan. 21 The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the ranking period cut-off date for producers to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to Jan. 21, 2011. CSP is a voluntary ...
  • NRCS to host prescribed burn workshop; area Burn Association to be organized

    The NRCS Grant field office is hosting a workshop on organizing and executing prescribed fire operations, and to organize a Burn Association for Chase and Perkins Counties. The meeting is open to the public and is being held in Grant on Tuesday, Jan. 25 ...
  • Proposed smoking bill makes sense

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorA bill introduced this week in the Nebraska Legislature addresses smoking on school property, and is one that likely won’t have a lot of opposition. LB 313, introduced by Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, if...
  • Did I really have 10-year-old spices?

    A clutter-free life. What a dream! When looking back over columns, I’ve lost count how many times I thought I had taken a big turn in my life to be organized. Ha. If that’s the case, then why do I have drawers, closets and a large store room full of c...
  • Senators have light-hearted start, but realize budget seriousness

    ■ Editor’s note: During this year’s Unicameral session in Lincoln, The Imperial Republican will be running occasional stories written by journalism students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The stories are a service of the Nebraska News Servic...
  • Tourism promoted in Denver

    Members of the Chase County Tourism Committee spent the weekend promoting Chase County during the International Sportsmans Expo in Denver. Members Roger Harmon, Linda Pirog and Claudette Swanson manned a booth at the Denver Convention Center. Also attendi...
  • CCS hosts annual speech contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools finished sixth in the Chase County Invitational speech tournament last Saturday. First was Perkins County, followed by St. Pat’s in second, Paxton in third, Wauneta/Palisade in fourth, Hershey i...
  • Girls to meet Hershey in SPVA tourney first round

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County is seeded No. 6 in next week’s six-team SPVA Conference girls’ basketball tournament in North Platte. That’s despite the fact the Lady Longhorns have beaten 2 of the teams seeded ahead of them. Seed...
  • Overtime free throws give Lady Longhorns edge

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Free throw shooting again came through for the Lady Longhorn basketball team Friday night, as they took a one-point overtime win in Holyoke, Colo. The victory came just nine days after Chase County won the Perkins C...

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