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  • Fourth candidate now in race for county commissioner seat

    New candidates file for council, school board By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About the only local office really seeing a lot of interest this election season is the District 1 county commissioner seat. A fourth filing for the office was received a...
  • Historical Society provides vital service

    ■ 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...
  • ‘Be Reporter’ contest deadline this Friday

    Chase County Schools’ grade 4-8 students have the chance “to be a reporter” in an Imperial Republican-sponsored contest for Newspaper in Education Week, March 5-9. The deadline to enter is this Friday, March 2, at 5 p.m. MT All fourth through eighth...
  • Imperial among sites hosting CRP info meetings this month

    The next general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up is March 12 through April 6. Public informational meetings on the popular CRP program are scheduled at several sites throughout Nebraska, and Imperial is one of them. Imperial will host a...
  • Credit Union looks ahead to another productive year

    By Chris LeeThe Holyoke Enterprise 2011 was another solid year for Holyoke and Imperial Community Federal Credit Unions, reported board of directors and staff to members of the local cooperative at the annual meeting Monday, Feb. 27. Net income for the co...
  • FFA teams qualify for state

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial FFA chapter concluded district competition in Curtis Feb. 22 with three first place ribbons, a fourth place ribbon, and several more teams qualifying for state competition in Lincoln in March. The Food Sc...
  • Students chosen to learn about government process

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three Chase County Schools (CCS) juniors are in the process of learning about state and national governments through the Nebraska Civic Leadership program. The students had to meet certain specifications to be eligibl...
  • Extending term limits in Legislature a good idea

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher In 2000, 56 percent of Nebraskans voted to institute a two-term limit on state senators in the Legislature. It wasn’t until the 2006 election that the first senators affected by the vote were forced...
  • Puzzles don’t puzzle contestants

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Eighteen contestants handily polished off jigsaw puzzles Saturday during the second annual Lied Imperial Public Library Puzzle Tournament. As a matter of fact, the teams had time to try their hand at puzzles other tha...
  • Chase County Interact Club chartered

    Chase County’s new Rotary Interact Club jumped right into action with 17 members, having just formed in December. Officers were installed at the Rotary Club lunch meeting Tuesday and the rest of the charter members will be pinned at an Interact meeting....
  • Vlasins planning to open liquor store; will move Holiday Farms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Randy and Donna Vlasin were at two separate meetings on the same night last week, where they sought a city recommendation for a new liquor license, as well as an okay to relocate the family’s Holiday Farms business....
  • Longhorns done in by 17 percent shooting in subdistrict opener

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s basketball season for Chase County Longhorn boys came to an abrupt end last week in the opening round of the C1-11 subdistricts. After winning eight of their last 10 games, including a signature win...
  • ‘Heart’ fundraisers surpass $9,000 mark

    Second grader Chloe Dillan, left, and Raissa Nevarez, who’s in first grade, were among the K-4 students at Chase County Schools who participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The older grade 5-6 students parti...
  • Lady Longhorns hope to improve on shooting next year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the things that stands out when Chase County Coach Nancy Sorensen reviews the Lady Longhorns 2011-12 season stats are the shooting percentages. “We definitely need to see our shooting percentages go up,” sh...
  • Thirty-two basketball teams expected for youth tourney here Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Basketball teams in grades 4-6 will converge on Imperial Saturday for the annual Imperial Youth Basketball Tournament. Games will start in four gyms at 8 a.m. Sites include the Longhorn and Shorthorn gyms at the schoo...
  • Students of Month for February named

    The Chase County Schools Students of the Month for February are Mollie Ringleman and Cody Cravey. They will be honored at an Imperial Rotary Club lunch. Ringleman, 18, is the daughter of Launy and Lorrie Ringleman. She is on the honor roll, has been a tea...
  • Four area girls’ teams statebound

    Upsets highlight two area district finals By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It will be a busy three days in Lincoln this week as the 2012 Girls Basketball State Tournament starts today (Thursday). Among the teams making the trek to the Capitol City a...
  • Health department brings nutrition program to school

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Smarter lifestyle choices and healthier futures for youths is the goal of the TOUCAN program. Last Wednesday, the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department presented the program to Jodie Schuller’s grade K-4 physi...
  • Eastern Star installs new officers

    Imperial Chapter #279 Order of Eastern Star held 2012 installation of officers earlier this year. Officers for 2012 include Barbara Wood, Worthy Matron; Keith Wood, Worthy Patron; Monna Milner, Associate Matron; Larry Rose, Associate Patron; Carol Thompso...
  • Manor grandparent program benefiting all

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There are little children in the Imperial Manor Childcare and Preschool. There are senior types in residence at Imperial Manor. Take the little ones upstairs, mix them with residents, and you have an instant Adopt-a-G...

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