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  • Great Plains Cable TV realigns cable channels; rates increasing first of July

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Great Plains Cable TV customers wondering where some of their favorite stations went last week should be able to find them now, but they might be on a different channel.    The company was busy realigning som...
  • Homestead tax exemption filing deadline is June 30

        Low and moderate income older Nebraskans have until June 30 to apply for a homestead exemption to obtain relief from property taxes.     This annual exemption excludes all or a portion of the value of a person’s home and up to one acre of the ...
  • Increase in irrigated acreage puts Nebraska first in nation

        While the number of irrigated acres is dropping in many parts of the country, it continues to rise in Nebraska, which now ranks first in the nation.    Some areas of the state are over-irrigated, however, and significant limitations on future ir...
  • Figures inflated on health care issue

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor    If you’ve been reading U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns’ columns the past three weeks in this newspaper, you noticed they have expressed grave concerns about President Obama’s push for a government-fun...
  • Jaws of Life to be explained at museum

        The Chase County Museum will host the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department this Sunday, June 28. Volunteers from the fire department will be on hand to demonstrate some of the equipment.    The original tools and equipment for the “Jaws of Life...
  • ‘Celebration on Square’ a cooler happening this year

    Organizers of Celebration on the Square in Imperial moved the event from July to June in hopes of cooler temperatures, and that was exactly how it was Saturday, when comfortable 70-degree readings greeted attendees. Among the shoppers at the 10 to 12 boot...
  • Teeing it up at the field

    Young girls, who are pre-Little League age, can be found Tuesdays and Thursdays at Schroeder Park, where they are learning the basics of the sport of softball, thanks to a number of volunteers and parents. Last Thursday, the focus of the T-ball session wa...
  • Imperial Crush evens record with Sunday win over Kimball

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial Crush’s second win in a row,  a 17-1 thrashing of Kimball Sunday, evened the team’s season record at 2-2.    The first three innings were scoreless, but Imperial took an early 1-0 lead in the fo...
  • Imperial senior girls win end-of-season tourney

    Team finishes season with just one lossBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    In a battle between two Chase County teams, Imperial came out on top in the Tri-County South League softball tournament Saturday, beating Wauneta 14-7.    The championsh...
  • Local swim team picks up win at Grant meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s swim team picked up its first win of the season Saturday, completed at Grant.    Team scoring was Imperial 461, Benkelman 370, Grant 236 and Wauneta 15.    This Saturday, June 27, the team wil...
  • Imperial’s 16-and-under team continues winning streak

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s 16-and-under baseball team remains undefeated with wins over Benkelman,  Wauneta, McCook and Grant last week.     On June 17 at Benkelman, Imperial gave up just one run in a 19-1 win that ende...
  • Pee Wee team battles to 14-14 tie when lightning calls game

    The rainy and stormy weather Imperial has experienced this month has also played havoc with the baseball and softball schedules in the community. At a Pee Wee baseball game last Wednesday, June 17, at Schroeder Park, Imperial 1 was battling a team from Su...
  • Three youths win prizes in Safety Day essay contest

        Three youths who attended the June 13 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Imperial also won essay contests as part of the activities.    A panel of three judges selected the following winners—Ashley Bubak, age 6-8 division; Caleb Bubak, age ...
  • SCORE camp attendance highest ever

    Director says week successfulBy Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Since 1989 the Imperial Grade School Foundation has sponsored a hands-on science camp, or SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences). Rewarding was definitely the definitive w...
  • SCORE science camps off to smokin’ start

    This week’s SCORE science camps in and around Imperial got off to, literally, a smokin’ start Monday with programs in the school auditorium. At left, John Thompson, director of operations at Aurora’s Edgerton Explorit Center,  wows the audience as ...
  • High-flyin’ action in the arena

    The action at Saturday’s Chase County Bullriding Challenge was nothing but high-flying, as illustrated when cowboy Brad Harris of Udall, Kan., went flying off the back of the bull, Automatic, as the bull fighter gets ready to move in should Harris needs...
  • Orange/black chosen school colors for all

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    School colors for the junior high have been an issue since the former Imperial Grade School and Chase County High School consolidated into one Chase County Schools K-12 system four years ago.     Green and wh...
  • City will fine if property not mowed, cleared

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Three new ordinances passed at the June 8 city council meeting provide for direct fines to city residents for over-growing grass and other nuisances on their property.    The council passed the three ordinanc...
  • School testing airport zoning board on lights

    May 29 applications for light poles still outside zoning regulationsBy Jan Schultz and Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Based on Chase County Schools’ latest applications for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of four football ligh...
  • Two-year contract outlining teacher salaries approved

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Teachers at Chase County Schools will see base pay increases for the next two years of $800 each year.    For the 2009-10 school year, teachers will earn a $29,600 base pay, up from the past year’s $28,782 ...

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