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  • Junior high students build robot

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although it didn’t win any awards at a recent competion,  junior high students in Kim Wilson’s science class at Chase County Schools had fun building a robot. The team competed at the Cross County VEX Robotic Tou...
  • Speech students travel to SPVA, McCook tournaments

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools speech team finished third in SPVA tournament competition at North Platte St. Pat’s last Wednesday. Perkins County rated first, while Maxwell took second place. Coach Jill Bauerle said the t...
  • Local churches again joining forces for Lenten prayer luncheons

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three Imperial churches are again banding together this year to offer a series of prayer luncheons during Lent. Titled “Food and Faith for the Journey,” the luncheons will be held on three consecutive Thursdays be...
  • Local church hosting 13-week ‘Financial Peace’ course

    Nearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situations through the 13-week Financial Peace University (FPU) course. Christian Faith Outreach in Imperial will be a host site for the classes that begin Sunday, ...
  • Is cheerleading in their future?

    Saturday night had a lot of activity in the Longhorn gym. Not only was it the final night of home basketball games, halftime of the boys’ game also included performances from 76 girls in grades K-6 who took part in the CCS cheerleaders’ mini camp th...
  • Filings continue at sluggish pace

    Incumbent deadline may pass with several office-holders not filing By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Activity from potential candidates for local office certainly hasn’t taken up much time in the Chase County Clerk’s office. Only four new filings...
  • School principals Sorensen, Lane hired for another year; salaries are increased

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After an hour-long closed session Tuesday night, the Chase County Schools board of education offered contracts to its two principals for another year. Both Mike Sorensen and Pat Lane also received salary increases for...
  • Darin Severson leaving administrative post at Manor, Parkview/Heights

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Darin Severson feels he’s had an impact in his year and a half as administrator for the city-owned Imperial Manor, Heights and Parkview senior care facilities. He told the city council last week he will be leaving h...
  • Chase County/Perkins County football rivalry shelved for two years

    The two teams won’t meet next season after playing for 86 years By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It’s sad. Disappointing. Too bad. That pretty much sums up what football fans in both Imperial and Grant said after learning the two schools won...
  • ‘Feed My Starving Children’ returning to Imperial this July

    Dates for the 2012 “Feed My Starving Children” volunteer food packaging effort here have been announced by the local committee.After a huge success in its first time in Imperial in 2011, the effort will return July 24-28 this year.A goal of packaging ...
  • The red carpet rolled out

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first ever “Roll Out the Red Carpet” Valentine’s Day event, sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce, was a big success Saturday night. Four lucky couples were “driven and dined,” thanks to Chambe...
  • Little input on NRD’s proposed changes on pooling, transfers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With little fanfare Monday, board members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources (URNRD) approved the proposed changes in rules governing pooling and transfers. The board conducted a public hearing on the propose...
  • Bring out chili recipes for cook-off

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Cooks and consumers alike are wanted for the first annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce. Scheduled for March 15, the event will give both those who cook chili and those who eat chili a ...
  • P.E.O. sponsors education for women

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories concerning organizations that benefit the Imperial area. Volunteering in a community, through organizations, is a way to pay back for the benefits that the community offers an individual.By C...
  • FFA teams perform well at district

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two Imperial FFA teams from Chase County Schools brought home purple ribbons following district competition in Curtis last Wednesday. Four teams qualified for state competition. The Ag Sales team of Mollie Ringleman, ...
  • Record ag land prices seen across Nebraska

    Recent sale of irrigated ground in Chase County tops $5,000 an acre By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta real estate agent Page Johnston remembers the precise day he and fellow real estate brokers realized they were witnessing a major turning point in ...
  • Board considering $3 million HVAC replacement for school building

    ■ Editor’s note: For more than a year, the CCS board of education has been discussing options that would update the school building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Due to the cost involved, Supt. Matt Fisher offered to rev...
  • Wide range of community classes new to MPCC roster

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The number of classes offered by Mid-Plains Community College’s Imperial Campus just keeps expanding. Five have just been added to the spring semester in the community education category. First on the list is “Sel...
  • Infrastructure vs. governor’s tax cuts

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman gets high marks for keeping Nebraska’s financial house in order with balanced budgets during the course of a recession that walloped many state governments across the cou...
  • City ordinance being drafted on freight containers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After an hour-long public hearing at their Feb. 6 meeting, council members directed Imperial’s city attorney to draft an ordinance regulating use of freight containers. Based on recommendations from the Planning Com...

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