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  • Wrestlers struggle at Ogallala duals

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican With only three wrestlers available, Chase County lost all five duals at the Ogallala wrestling tournament Saturday. Due to the low number of wrestlers, Coach Matt Vlasin noted the dual against Holyoke, Colo. tonight ...
  • Spring turkey permits now available

    Spring turkey hunting permits for 2012 went on sale Monday this week. The archery season is March 25-May 31. The youth shotgun season is April 7-May 31 and the regular shotgun season is April 14-May 31. The 2012 spring permit prices, not including issui...
  • Chase County team takes second in own speech meet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Despite it being the first speech tournament of the season, and despite the winter vacation, Chase County Schools speech contestants pulled together a number of good performances, earning them a second place in Saturd...
  • Great Plains Communications to provide up to $50,000 for schools

    Continuing its efforts to promote education in the communities it serves, Great Plains Communications is offering up to $50,000 in grants and scholarships. The company will award $21,500 in college scholarships for a wide range of interests and learning ...
  • Cub Scouts planning new year of activities

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican While the Imperial area is still without a Boy Scout troop, the Cub Pack 199 is planning for a new year. Tuesday evening the Scout Committee met to discuss Scout Sunday, the Pinewood Derby, the Blue & Gold Banquet...
  • Charges are filed on theft by deception

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Billy J. Andersen, an employee in the parts department at Yost Farm Supply in Imperial, was arraigned Dec. 28, 2011 on theft by deception charges in Chase County Court. According to the complaint signed by Chase Count...
  • Senior happenings

    By Edith GloyResident Approximately 22 people attended the January community coffee. Joyce Terryberry brought the goodies. Jan. 3 Jane Moreland helped her mom, Frances Davidson, take down her Christmas decorations and then they visited with her dining roo...
  • Tourism committee courts outdoorsmen

    For over eight years the Chase County Tourism Committee has attended the annual International Sportsmans Expo in Denver to promote tourism in the county. It’s good exposure, according to Linda Pirog of the committee. At left, Pirog, along with husband J...
  • Top stories in 2011 center around storms, hospital district, city growth

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Agriculture embodies the heart of Chase County’s economy and lifestyle, so it’s not surprising an ag-related subject was again the top 2011 news story judged by The Imperial Republican staff. The top story last ...
  • First of two public hearings set on freight containers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on new zoning regulations regarding use of cargo, or shipping, containers within the city limits. The hearing on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. will be before the nine-me...
  • State senators return to Lincoln for 60-day session

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska’s state senators returned to Lincoln this week to begin the 60-day short session of the 102nd Legislature. Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th District in southwest Nebraska, ...
  • Back-to-back Red Cross blood drives here later this month

    Imperial will host two American Red Cross Bloodmobiles later this month on Jan. 18 and 19.On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Chase County High School will be the site for the blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym. Appointments can be made now with School Nurse...
  • Christmas dinner draws large crowd

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A total of 280 meals were served at the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association Christmas dinner Dec. 25 at the Imperial Eagles Club. Chair Jody Bopp said that number was up 30-40 people from last year. He attribut...
  • Imperial site of speech contest this Saturday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican To be or not to be. To be serious prose or humorous prose. To be ready for the first speech contest of the school year. That’s the question that was facing organizer Jill Bauerle of Chase County Schools (CCS) Tuesda...
  • Ike’s promotes nature conservation

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the first 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 individua...
  • Brophy wins facebook contest

    The Southwest Nebraska Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America is $250 richer, thanks to Ben Brophy of Imperial. He won a recent contest sponsored by Adams Bank & Trust of Imperial on its Facebook page. Brophy chose “Ikes,” as it is called, to r...
  • Nominations sought for ‘Good Neighbor’ awards

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald have announced that nomination forms for the 2012 Good Neighbor Awards program are now being accepted. This recognition program honors individuals cited by neighbors for performing unselfish,...
  • New Chamber of Commerce president on board

    Jana Pribbeno, right, took over the reins as the 2012 Imperial Chamber of Commerce president this week. Pribbeno, who is the advertising representative at The Imperial Republican, has worked with the Chamber’s promotions committee the past year and has ...
  • Position on United Soybean Board open

    The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is seeking candidates to fill a United Soybean Board (USB) member position. USB is made up of 69 farmer-members who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are...
  • Corn Board lauds judgment striking down California’s carbon fuel standard

    The Nebraska Corn Board celebrated the end of 2011 with a victory when Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill struck down California’s low carbon fuel standard. Judge O’Neill found the standard unconstitutional by violating the Commerce Clause of the US Constit...

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