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  • Pro Start class serves up holiday meal

     By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    If the school board had any input on grading, they probably would give all nine students in the Pro Start class an A+.    After last week’s holiday meal served during a break from their December meeting, ...
  • Post-season football, volleyball honors announced

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    After winning their last five games to claim the district title, the Imperial Longhorns placed six players on the C2-10 all-district team.    Leading the way for the Longhorns were seniors Schyler Heathers ...
  • Wrestlers take small group to Holdrege Invite

    Mathews takes first at lower weight classBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Chase County had a skeleton crew at the Holdrege Wrestling Invitational Saturday, with five competing in the varsity division.    However, the team still returned with...
  • Longhorn boys still looking for their first win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s Longhorns boys find themselves still looking for a win on the basketball court after falling to two more Class B opponents last week.     The Longhorns suffered a 29-66 pounding by the Sidney ...
  • Girls look for first wins this weekend

     By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Coach Marc Mroczek foresees two winnable games this weekend, as his varsity girls approach the holiday break.    The Lady Longhorns ran into another two good Class B teams last week, and lost both games. Th...
  • Game and Parks Commission collects comments at big game meetings

        The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, as part of a statewide information effort, has completed public forums in southwest Nebraska regarding management strategies for elk, pronghorn, mule deer and white-tailed deer.    The meetings followed th...
  • Chase County grad on national fifth place livestock judging team

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A 2007 graduate of Chase County Schools is part of the Northeastern Junior College (NJC) livestock judging team that placed fifth nationally in a recent major competition.    Scott Dean was among the eight st...
  • ‘Messiah’ returns to community after 10-year absence

    It’s been about 10 years since a community chorus presented Handel’s “Messiah” in Chase County, but the beautiful music returned to the area last Sunday. A community chorus of 27 voices, under the direction of Joel Grosbach, performed selected ch...
  • Time in Imperial a lovely experience

    Dear Editor,I remember walking into M&M Jaz my second day in town and placing a lunch order. The lovely woman behind the counter said. . . “Oh, what is your name? I should know this, I asked yesterday!”Being something of a city girl, it freaked me out...
  • Christmas is a time of giving, but billions of dollars?

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorWhile it is the Christmas season of giving, what’s going on in Washington D.C., right now with prospects of a $14 billion bailout of the car industry has taxpayers a bit uneasy.No one wants to see peopl...
  • No till conference in January could be free to producers

        No-Till on the Plains is hosting its 13th annual winter conference on January 27 and 28 at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kan., and 30 Nebraska farmers could get the $150 registration free, according to Paul Jasa, a University of Nebraska-Linco...
  • Wind energy development means jobs for Nebraskans

        A study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reveals that wind development in Nebraska could create 20,600 to 36,500 short-term construction jobs between 2011 and 2020.     These wind farms are estimated to support 2,200 ...
  • Cow-calf symposium looks to future

        The 2009 Tri-State Cow-Calf Symposium will be held on Jan. 3 at the Kitzmiller Auditorium in the Wray (Colo.) High School.     Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the presentations running from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.     Ranching can be diffi...
  • Chase County 4-H volunteer honored

    Amy Gittlein of rural Chase County recently received honorable mention as the Nebraska 4-H Volunteer of the Year. She was formally recognized Dec. 8 at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Convention in Kearney. Gittlein has been a dedicated volunteer for seven year...
  • Extension board interviews for ag educator

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The Southwest Four Extension Unit board will interview an applicant for the position of ag educator on Dec. 22. The position has been empty since the death of Tom Dill almost two years ago.    Extension Educa...
  • Clean winter grime from vehicle at Baywash

    ■ 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 feat...
  • Work starts on new coop headquarters

    Workers with Regier Land Improvement of Madrid began dirt work early this week for the new office complex for Frenchman Valley Coop. The new facility will be located at the south end of Broadway just across from the Coop’s service station and current o...
  • Chamber’s Caring Tree ‘sells out’

        Despite a sagging economy, people in Chase County are still willing to help those in need. The Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Caring Tree for children is bare.    The tree, located at Pinnacle Bank, contained the names of 20 children. Mary Dey...
  • November students selected

        The Chase County Schools November Students of the Month are Nichole Dickey and Scott Lakey. They will be attending an Imperial Rotary Club luncheon.    Dickey, 17, is on the honor roll and is a member of National Honor Society. She attended Juni...
  • Four generations of Smiths harvest corn crop this year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    When Vilas Smith’s family got together for harvest this year, they were doing more than picking corn. They were celebrating four generations involved in the harvest on land held by the family for about 200 yea...

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