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  • Pumpkins transformed in school’s decorating contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was hard to tell some of the pumpkins were actually pumpkins in Monday’s pumpkin decorating contest at Chase County Schools. Open to students in grades K-6, the decorating contest challenged youngsters to be cr...
  • Aircraft carriers the show of muscle in Navy fleet

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican■ Editor’s note: Pankonin was among five Nebraskans who visited the USS Carl Vinson during training exercises in mid-September. Visitors got a rare, first-hand look at life aboard an aircraft carrier and were wit...
  • Target group of homeowners can receive assistance to rehab homes

    Chase County is leading a cooperative effort to provide some needed renovation to homes within the county. Using funding provided by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Chase County has leveraged a partnership with USDA Rural Development to a...
  • FBLA finalizing plans for Veterans Day program

    The annual Veterans Day program presented by the FBLA chapter will be held on Nov. 11 at the Chase County High School auditorium. There will be two programs again this year. The first program will be at 9:30 a.m. and will be presented to the grade 7-12 st...
  • Compact trash, save money

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican His web site is up and Jerry Clark of Imperial is beginning to sell his own invention, the Black Thunder Trash Stomper. The five pound, all metal tool is designed to pack trash in the empty air spaces in a trash conta...
  • Ag Sales takes 12th in national competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial FFA chapter’s Ag Sales team took a 12th place gold out of 37 teams at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The convention was held Oct. 20-22. A total of 146 students competed in the Ag Sales ca...
  • Todd Neill new State Farm agent for Imperial office

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Todd Neill of Ogallala spent his first day on the job as Imperial’s new State Farm agent Nov. 1. Neill, who has been a State Farm agent in Ogallala for more than 14 years, has been with the insurance company for 25 ...
  • Champion residents urged to rally to save post office

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 30 Champion area residents turned out at a meeting there Wednesday night, Oct. 26, to learn more about a study that could close their post office. Postal officials are conducting a “discontinuance stu...
  • USPS seeking major changes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican During a postal meeting in Champion, Gothenburg postmaster Kevin Allard said the United States Postal Service is proposing many changes. The need for the changes come to stem billions of dollars of losses the last ...
  • Comments now under review on Enders Post Office closing

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials are now in the comment review process on whether or not to close the Enders Post Office. A similar meeting like the one at Champion last week was held in Enders July 13, when resid...
  • Gee, elections are only a year away

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher So far, I haven’t taken a great interest in the next presidential election. Then, when I looked at my calendar, peering into November, I realized that the next election is just a year away. It seem...
  • Students learn about scuba diving from fire department dive team

    Members of the Imperial VFD dive and rescue team helped expose students to scuba diving in Dan Lenners’ PE 1 and PE 2 classes ear­lier this fall. Above left, a group of the students pose for an underwater shot. At top right, Kim Weiss gives tips to M...
  • Tough subdistrict loss ends season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It had to be their toughest loss of the season. Monday’s first round C1-11 subdistrict volleyball match for the Lady Longhorns was against Hershey, a team they defeated twice just two weeks earlier. While Chase Co...
  • Last regular season match a winner for Lady Longhorns

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County improved its varsity volleyball record to 19-8 last Tuesday with a big win at Class B McCook. The win on McCook’s court, which came in straight sets, was the Lady Longhorns’ final regular season conte...
  • Playoffs short-lived for the Longhorns

    Perkins County stuns the Longhorns 37-6 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Coaches, players or fans never expected to see what happened to the Chase County Longhorns in the opening round of the C2 football playoffs. Just two weeks prior, the Longho...
  • Spickelmier finishes high at U.S. Team Roping Championships

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In his first year at the U.S. Team Roping Championships, 14-year-old Ty Spickelmier and his partners did pretty well. The championships were held Oct. 22-29 with initial qualifying competition in Guthrie, Okla., follo...
  • In Chase County, 8.1 percent of all income comes from Social Security

    By Bill Bishop and Roberto GallardoThe Daily Yonder If Chase County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 8.1 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $11,734,338 in 2009...
  • Great Plains providing free shipping for overseas troops

    From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, Great Plains Communications will pay postage for a military goodie box for customers with a family member serving overseas in the military. In order to have the cost-of-shipping covered, customers must visit the website at www.gpco...
  • Prepare to shiver, shake

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Visitors to this year’s haunted house in Imperial will be welcomed into the EMS Homestead. Are you brave enough to enter? The Imperial Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is hosting the annual scarefest this coming we...
  • Imperial HHS office moving to ‘satellite’ status next year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Operation of the state of Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) office in Imperial will be changing drastically early next year. The Chase County Commissioners dealt with the issue at their Sept. ...

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