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  • Imperial to host 2012 district music contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools (CCS) will host the District V Music Contest April 20, 2012. This is the first time the contest will be held in Imperial. McCook High School has been the host for many years. Randy Hayes, 7-12 voc...
  • Special session on pipeline completed

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial headed back home Tuesday morning after the Legislature adjourned a successful special session to address the TransCanada oil pipeline route across Nebraska. Christensen felt the...
  • City council to address shipping containers being used for storage

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Council members are addressing the use of shipping containers being used for storage in residential areas. It was one of the agenda items at Monday’s council meeting. On a 4-0 vote, the council directed City Attorn...
  • Adams Bank giving out coats

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A community service program is providing warm coats, hats, scarves and gloves for needy persons. Adams Bank & Trust of Imperial is now giving out free winter wear through the end of November. Lisa Denny, coordinat...
  • This year’s corn harvest in bin

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Farmers will look back at this year’s corn harvest and think about what might have been. What might the harvest have been like had a Father’s Day hail storm not hit? What might the harvest have been like if the ...
  • U.S. farmland demand continues at record pace, shows no slowdown

    Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading agricultural services company, reports that demand for farmland is at an all-time high—based on a record number of transactions—pushing sales prices up 20 percent, on average, over 2010.        ...
  • Don’t forget to celebrate Thanksgiving first

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorThanksgiving is here! It’s that first of two holidays that will close out the year 2011. But, it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves and start celebrating Christmas before we take time to be thankful dur...
  • Hometown ‘Imperial’ board game arrives

    Imperial FFA chapter spearheading project as new fundraiser By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A board game with a hometown Imperial twist is now available. A fundraising project of the Imperial FFA, the game is now being sold in the community at se...
  • Got milk? New school machine does

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There’s a new vending machine at Chase County Schools that will catch your eye. Painted black and white like a cow is a milk machine, ready to dispense dairy products. School Nurse Angie Paisley applied for a $1,500...
  • Burpos to appear on Today Show

    The Burpo family of Imperial will appear on the Today Show Nov. 29 at 8 and 10 a.m. to discuss their books Heaven is for Real and Heaven is for Real for Kids. The Today Show begins at 6 a.m. The Burpos appeared on it in March, also. The Burpos will also a...
  • Three departments involved in practice house fire burn

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Firefighters from Imperial, Venango and Keystone/Lemoyne departments gained some valuable experience Sunday at a practice house burn, south of Imperial. Imperial Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said the house donated by Stev...
  • Another $40,000-plus month for city’s sales tax revenue

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the second month in a row, Imperial’s receipts from its one percent city sales tax have eclipsed the $40,000 mark. City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland received word that $42,293.04 was deposited in the city acco...
  • Final deer numbers take big jump over last year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This year’s deer hunters in the Chase County area had a considerably larger success rate than last year during the nine-day firearm season, Nov. 12-20. Nearly 20 percent better, according to Ron Schoenberger of Lake...
  • Youths, adults tested for martial arts advancement

    Area youths and adults were tested for progression in their martial arts skills Nov. 18 in Holyoke, Colo., at an event attended by parents, friends and guests. The first session was belt testing, which tested them on form, kicks and basic self-defense. Su...
  • Lady Longhorns 22 strong this basketball season

    Chase County opens its girls’ basketball season Thursday, Dec. 1, on the road to Cozad, which will be followed by their first home game on Friday, Dec. 2, against McCook. This year’s roster includes 22 players, in addition to coaches and managers. Mem...
  • Boys’ team includes 22 players for 2011-12 campaign

    Carl Zuege’s Chase County Longhorn boys will open their season next week at Cozad on Thursday, Dec. 1, followed by their first home game against McCook  Friday, Dec. 2. Like the girls’ team, this year’s boys’ team is also 22 players strong. Membe...
  • Drug, alcohol education class starts here Monday

    Region II Human Services is taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. Two sessions will be held on Monday, Nov. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Participant is required at both s...
  • Witt pleads guilty to Pioneer Credit Union robbery in April

    A McCook man was set for sentencing after pleading guilty to robbing the credit union in Palisade last April. Joel Witt, 36, pleaded guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence in U.S. District Court in Lincoln ...
  • FCCLA volunteers at Tennyson Center, attends national meeting

    “Raising the Bar” was the theme for the FCCLA National Cluster Meeting held in Denver Nov. 11-13. Fifteen members of the Chase County FCCLA Chapter attended the leadership meeting and were challenged to raise the bar of leadership in their local chap...
  • Company considering offer on Wauneta nursing home

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta Village officials report that Vetter Health Services appeared “very receptive” to an offer by the Village of Wauneta to purchase Heritage of Wauneta. Village board members Page Johnston and Tony Cribelli travelle...

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