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  • Ray Magsamen Outstanding Senior Boy/Girl Athletes

    Paige SpadyVolleyball—Participated 1, 2, 3, 4. Lettered: 1, 2, 3, 4. 12-13 SPVA 2nd Team, NSAA Academic All-State, 13-14 Team Captain, SPVA Honorable Mention, Omaha World Herald Honorable Mention, NSAA Academic All-State, North Platte Telegraph Honorabl...
  • It’s graduation time

    Spring means not only high school graduation but college graduation. The Imperial area has its share of college grads.Daniel Regier Daniel Regier, son of Sherryn and Keith Regier, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chadron State College May 9 with a Bachelor ...
  • Students tug it out with cops

    Sixth grade students at Chase County Schools had a run-in with law enforcement last week, but that wasn’t a bad thing. The students took part in the Cop Challenge May 6. In February teams of four were randomly chosen to compete as reading teams. Th...
  • March Students of Month

    The Students of the Month for March at Chase County Schools are MaKenna Ketter and Travis Luhrs. They will attend an Imperial Rotary Club luncheon. Ketter is the daughter of Tonja Berry and Mike Ketter. She has been on the honor roll and has been a teache...
  • Veteran: ‘We just tried to do our jobs the best we knew how to serve our country’

    ■ Editor’s note: These personal stories are part of The Imperial Republican’s efforts to highlight Chase County veterans and their experiences during the Vietnam War era. Due to the interest generated by the visit of The Traveling Vietnam Wall, we w...
  • Fair expo building starting to take shape

    The new fair expo building on the Chase County fairgrounds is beginning to take shape. With the completion of cement work over the last several weeks, work has shifted to erecting the steel frame for the new building. Rockwell Construction of Wray, Colo.,...
  • County’s farmers happy to stop planting for rain

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Farmers still trying to get their irrigated corn crop in the ground didn’t mind parking the planter for a few days. Forecasts for rain Monday and Tuesday actually panned out, bring nearly 90/100ths of always prec...
  • Future kindergartners eager to be students; Roundup gives preview

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Excitement and noise. Bright eyes and big backpacks. New clothes and new experiences. That could sum up the Kindergarten Roundup at Chase County Schools (CCS) last Friday. Forty-seven prospective kindergartners attend...
  • NRD to look at rule change for transfers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nearly every month, the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) hears variance requests from landowners and irrigators to transfer allocations from one tract to another. The board has typic...
  • Streets again main issue in front of council

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Streets and infrastructure were the main focus areas for a second consecutive meeting of the city council.     On Monday, the council approved creation of two Street Improvement Districts (SIDs) for paving with cur...
  • Statewide project part of Nebraska 150th celebration

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Todd Williams was in Chase County last week, looking for a picture. Actually, the artist was scouting out the county in hopes of finding a subject for a painting. Williams, of Central City, has teamed with the Nebrask...
  • Don’t you wish you were a kid?

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Youths of all ages have a veritable candy shop of classes to choose from this summer, as the Mid-Plains Community College’s Imperial Extended Campus classes are announced. Candy shop in that there’s almost too muc...
  • The science of folding the flag

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When the Vietnam Traveling Wall was in Imperial two weeks ago, it was an educational as well as emotional experience. While sitting at the ceremony April 24, a number of people expressed surprise upon learning the s...
  • Pursley ‘graduates’ from third grade

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Annie Pursley has never had a resume. She’s never applied for a job. The third grade teacher at Chase County Schools will retire this spring without ever having to do these things. The 1974 Benkelman High School gra...
  • One SCORE camp filled; spots still open for grades 3-6

    On Tuesday this week, the grade 1-2 SCORE camp was at its maximum number. Fifteen spots still remain in the grade 3-4 camp and there are plenty of places still available for grades 5-6. SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) will be headquarter...
  • Imperial FFA chapter celebrates historic year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A year that can only be described as historic was highlighted Saturday night at  the annual Imperial FFA banquet and awards program. The program, capping the 2014-15 school year of FFA events, also included inducti...
  • Eighth grader is top in state in FFA’s People in Ag competition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Junior high students at Chase County Schools are mirroring the successes of this year’s Imperial FFA chapter. Megan Baird, a CCS eighth grader, placed first in the FFA junior high state competition People in Agricul...
  • Chase County 4-H youths compete at regional public speaking event

    Eighty-one 4-H’ers were awarded ribbons at the 2015 West Central Regional 4-H Public Speaking and Interview Contests held April 25 in North Platte. In the Junior (10 years and younger), Intermediate (11 to 13 years) and Senior (14 to 18 years) division...
  • Cinco de Mayo celebrated with dancing

    Imperial celebrated the Cinco de Mayo holiday a little early with a program and meal at Chase County Schools Friday night.  Here, a group of youthful dancers takes its bow after their number in the school auditorium. Thirty-three youths five years old ...
  • Sixth graders delve into reading project

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Sixth graders at Chase County Schools had the opportunity to really delve into a book of their choosing at a Reading Fair held in the two classrooms. On Monday, teachers announced the top three place-winners after jud...

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