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  • Burpo’s ‘Heaven is for Real’ remains on Best Seller List

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican “Heaven is for Real,” the book by local author Todd Burpo about his son’s experience of visiting heaven, has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for five weeks. It first appeared on the List for the week...
  • Good future seen for school’s ProStart class

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican High school students at Chase County Schools interested in a possible future career in food service have the chance to get a good start on their training. And, ProStart class teacher Cathy Hanna believes it’s going ...
  • Longhorns knock off 5-1 Dundy Co.-Stratton team

    Win improves boys’ record to 3-4 before Christmas break By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn boys came away with a big win Tuesday, Dec. 21, defeating Dundy County-Stratton (DCS) 66-54 to start the five-day Christmas morato...
  • Low scoring quarter hurts varsity girls against Dundy County/Stratton

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Lady Longhorns outscored Dundy County/Stratton in the final three quarters of a varsity game in Imperial last week, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a low-scoring first eight minutes. Chase County was held to ...
  • People same no matter what culture

    Shelby Leyland teaching in Japan By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Shelby Leyland of Imperial is in her second year as a teacher of English in Ozu, Japan. She returned home for Christmas, and took time to recount her experiences. “Living in a cultu...
  • Book club explores other cultures, worlds

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “A meeting of the minds” is how one member describes the book club that meets at Lied Imperial Public Library once a month. “We come from different backgrounds and get to know each other by reading the same book...
  • Hickman’s wood creations continue to delight

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican You can see it in his eyes. Paul Hickman has many unfinished projects in his mind, although he already has an impressive reputation as a wood creator. Hickman, 57, has had orders from across the United States to creat...
  • Births recorded over the past year

    Bradley and Faith Cook, a girl, Jade Cayln Cook, born Dec. 18, 2009 at Perkins County Hospital in Grant. Kenny and Janet Tomky of Lamar, a boy, Aidan Gerard, born Dec. 26, 2009. Josh and Krystle Friesen of Wallace, a girl, Lydia Elaine, born Dec. 29, 2009...
  • Deaths recorded during 2010

    Marvel Karlowski, Oct. 1, 2009. Ethel Kitt, Oct. 28, 2009. Frieda Wheeler, Dec. 21, 2009. Cloyd Kitt, Dec. 23, 2009. Chris Dreiling, Jan. 4, 2010. Glen Hayes, Jan. 9, 2010. Jean Harlow, Jan. 11, 2010. Bruce Peak, Jan. 15, 2010. Heather Martin, Jan. 14, 20...
  • Aides ‘teaching’ in Reading Mastery Program a concern

    ■ School to seek track bids, with February opening expected. PAGE 2.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Jill Bauerle, a teacher at Chase County Schools, spoke to the board last week as both educator and parent on her concerns with an aspect of the sch...
  • WELLS Angels program a blessing for patients

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican During the Christmas season, we often reflect on the good news brought to earth by the heavenly angels. For the people participating in Chase County Community Hospital’s new wellness program, they look to their...
  • Board approves 3.48% package increase for superintendent

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools Supt. Matt Fisher will see a $3,100 increase in his 2011-12 salary, and a 3.48% total package increase  for next school year. A 9-0 school board vote at last Tuesday’s meeting will increase Fis...
  • Community Chorus concert floods church with Christmas music

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thirty-five singers from across the county and nearby towns joined voices for a “Holy Light” Christmas concert of lessons and carols Sunday. Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial hosted the Community Chorus concert, ...
  • School to seek track bids, with February opening expected

    ■ Aides ‘teaching’ in Reading Mastery Program a concern. PAGE 1.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Bids are likely to be opened the first of February on reconstruction of the outdoor track at the Chase County Schools’ athletic complex. Board of...
  • Register now for spring classes at Mid-Plains Community College

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The roster of classes offered by Mid-Plains Community College for the spring semester encompasses a wide variety of subjects. There could be something for everyone, be it a for-credit class or a community education cl...
  • Federal, state government heavily involved in student health

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Many Nebraska schools have acted to better ensure their students are healthy. Some schools have banned junk food and sugar-sweetened soft drinks from vending machines and reduced the number of fried foods on their sch...
  • Chase County 4-H beef weigh-in set

    By Kimberly CookExtension EducatorUNL Extension SW4 Counties The Chase County 4-H market beef weigh-in is set for Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Imperial Livestock Auction Market.   All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibi...
  • Lamar Fertilizer expanding bulk storage capacity

    The first of several new bulk storage tanks is under construction at the Lamar Fertilizer facility, located along Highway 6 near Lamar. Owner Pete Dillan said construction started about a month ago, and the addition of these tanks will help them provide b...
  • Memory keeps Christmas in perspective

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIt was one of those cold, blistery nights in Nebraska late in December, as a young family left home later than they had planned, heading north to see family 750 miles away. Their not-so-new 1979 Chevy Cap...
  • Santa creates some interesting emotions

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Such is the language of one jolly bearded guy who wears a red suit with white fur around the cuffs and collar. You find him here, there and everywhere this time of year. Years ago . . . decades ago, my mom bought a life-sized Santa to greet t...

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