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  • Educator’s group offering scholarship

    Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is accepting applications for their 2011 scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate student from southwest Nebraska who has completed the sophomore year of college, majoring in education. Applications will be acc...
  • Two qualify for national FBLA competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools students involved in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had an exciting and rewarding week at the state convention in Omaha, April 7-8. Two students qualified for national competition, whil...
  • FCCLA members come home with awards, good info from state conference

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nebraska FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) held its state conference in Lincoln April 3-5, and Chase County Schools’ chapter had several in attendance. Theme for the conference was “FCCLA—P...
  • Hospital installs new heart monitor

    Chase County Community Hospital upgraded to a new Mindray Passport Heart Monitor system that will provide constant updates on patient vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and blood oxygen levels. The unit is portable and can be mov...
  • NRD closes on land purchase

    NRD gets $5 million loan to pay balance of sale By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Four thousand acres in southwest Dundy County now belong to the Upper Republican Natural Resources District. The district closed on the $10 million sale Tuesday mor...
  • New water master is appointed in Nebraska, Kansas water dispute

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a special water master to address ongoing differences between Nebraska and Kansas on Republican River Basin water use. The two states entered into non-binding arbitration ...
  • Spring soccer ‘kicks’ off

    The spring soccer season of Great Plains Soccer League kicked off for the younger teams in Imperial Saturday with Imperial teams playing Grant. More than 180 Imperial kids, who comprise 20 teams, are participating in the league. At right, coach Jonathan...
  • Chase County Courthouse to turn 100

    The Chase County Courthouse, located in the county seat of Imperial, has had a colorful past. Residents will be learning more about that past as the brick building cele­brates 100 years of service this year. County Commissioner Jodi Thompson said, “A...
  • The Band Perry wins ‘Top New Artist’ in country music awards

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the Chase County Fair’s 2011 entertainers, The Band Perry, won a big award at Sunday’s 46th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Broadcast live from Las Vegas, The Band Perry claimed the award for ...
  • Meeting of Minds prioritizes ‘dreams’ for Imperial area

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Housing, a walking/bike trail and a veteran’s memorial were among the top “dreams” a group of citizens have for Imperial. With the help of an outside facilitator, 23 Imperial residents gathered for the quarter...
  • Students from FFVF trip to give program

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The students and sponsors  who recently returned from a trip to Valley Forge, Pa. and Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) will present a program about...
  • Firefighters to burn three rural structures Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Area firefighters will gain some valuable experience Saturday when several structure burns are planned. Bryan Dannatt, Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) chief, said a house and two barns northwest of Imperial ...
  • NRD receives $4.48 million in funding to assist with retirement program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The acreage retirement program being planned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) got a big boost this week. According to URNRD assistant manager Nate Jenkins, the district received approval f...
  • Daycare opens in Lutheran Church

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Little Longhorns Preschool and Day Care opened Monday with about 30 students registered each week. The congregation of Zion Lutheran Church approved the housing of Little Longhorns in its church toward the end of Marc...
  • USDA: Nebraska corn farmers to plant 9.5 million acres

    Nebraska’s corn farmers intend to plant 9.5 million acres of corn this year, an increase of 350,000 acres from last year’s 9.15 million acres, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported. “If realized, this would be the most corn acres planted by Ne...
  • Caterpillar, Inc. invited to relocate to Nebraska

    State officials are encouraging Caterpillar, Inc. to relocate its Illinois operations to Nebraska after Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman met with members of the Committee on Ways and Means. “Caterpillar would quickly discover Nebraska’s lower taxes, l...
  • Conservation Reserve Program general signup ends April 15

    Teri Moss, County Executive Director of the Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA), remind producers that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup ends April 15.   “Financial incentives available through CRP afford farmers and ranchers a low risk ...
  • Contact FSA before breaking new ground for production

    With current commodity prices, producers may try to utilize all available land to produce a crop. Teri Moss, County Executive Director of the Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers they need to discuss the impact of breaking new ground...
  • Lawmakers listen to small business owners

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Small businesses across the country are hailing a vote this week in the Senate. And, that’s something unusual for small business—applauding what happens in Washington D.C. However, on Tuesday the Se...
  • Recess plays key role in life

    Our daughter, Brooke, took our three grandkids to Lincoln over their school’s spring break to visit Aunt Celeste. Upon arriving at Celeste’s house, Austin, age 7, wanted to go see her since she wasn’t home. Brooke told him that Celeste was in class....

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