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  • Fire weather workshop will help make prescribed burns successful

    Landowners can learn how weather impacts the success of prescribed fires at upcoming workshops in Nebraska, one of which will be in North Platte. National Weather Service meteorologists will discuss elements of fire weather, how to obtain a fire weather f...
  • Nebraska State Fair Board gains two new members; one replaces Dan Kunnemann

    Nebraska State Fair Board member elections were held during the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers convention in Kearney earlier this month. According to State Fair executive director, Joseph McDermott, “We’re losing two of the best in Dan Kunneman...
  • Putting senior services board back in place a good thing

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor All of the paperwork and voting are done, placing a senior services board back in operation in Imperial. The board, which hasn’t been in operation since shortly after Rural Health Development (RHD) to...
  • Senior services board back in place; members appointed

    ■ Trailers in mobile home parks will get annual inspections before licensing. PAGE A1.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A five-member board is now in place to provide additional oversight of Imperial’s senior care facilities—the Imperial Manor, ...
  • Russ Fitzke makes miracle recovery after 16-foot fall

    Medical staff claims it’s nothing short of a miracle that Russ Fitzke fared so well after falling 16 feet from a forklift Sunday afternoon, landing on cement. Although he’s uncomfortable with a fractured skull, six broken ribs in back, two broken rib...
  • OID team takes first in tournament

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It was a big tournament, but the Chase County Schools Oral Interpretation of Drama team wasn’t fazed. The team took first place at the Perkins County Speech Tournament Saturday. The team, consisting of Mitsy Cardoso...
  • Boys avenge Bridgeport loss, add win over Haxtun

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns avenged one of their five losses Friday night, defeating the 14-4 Bridgeport Bulldogs 55-47 on the Longhorns’ home court. The Bulldogs derailed the Longhorns’ hopes for an SPVA titl...
  • Wrestling team fourth at Medicine Valley tourney with two champions

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Chase County wrestling team had the best finish of the year at Medicine Valley Saturday. In a field of 18 teams, the Longhorns placed fourth. The Longhorns mustered seven top four finishers out of the 10 vars...
  • High school boys’ bowling team headed to state tourney

    Lincoln alleys hosting state finals Feb. 14-15By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Finishing second as a team at last weekend’s district competition, the high school boys’ team from Chase County qualified for the state bowling tournament. Wisner/Pilg...
  • Lady Longhorns even record at 9-9

    Chase County has won six of last seven gamesBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Since Jan. 15, the Chase County girls’ team has won six of the seven basketball games they have played. That represents two-thirds of the wins on the Lady Longhorns’ 9-9...
  • Shorthorn boys capture tourney championship in Sutherland

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After sweeping Sutherland’s teams a week earlier in Imperial, the Chase County junior high boys’ basketball team traveled to Sutherland Jan. 26-27 and won the annual two-day tournament there. Chase County’s A te...
  • Minor injuries in cow/pickup accident

    Two people were treated and released from Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) following a collision between a pickup and a heifer Jan. 29. About 6 p.m. a pickup pulling an enclosed trailer driven by Shelly Kayton of Palisade hit a heifer owned by Wayne...
  • Second annual Joggin’ for Frogmen coming here in May

    The second annual Imperial Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k race will be back in May. Set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, at Campbell Park, the 2015 fundraising goal is $20,000. The 2014 race raised over $10,500. For a limited time, race registration for the 5k ...
  • Fifth grade girls win Ogallala tourney

    A team of fifth grade girls won their division at last weekend’s I-80 Jam Basketball Tournament in Ogallala, sponsored by Mr. Basketball. The team went undefeated in its three tournament games, beating Scottsbluff B on Saturday 22-10, then winning two o...
  • Difficult puzzles this year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Wowza! The Lied Imperial Public Library’s annual puzzle tournament was a head-scratcher this year. Saturday, four four-person teams and five two-person teams struggled to put together a colorful problem. The four-pe...
  • 100 days of school

    What do students do to celebrate 100 days of school? Many things. Kindergartners wore sunglasses and sported clothing with 100 stickers, 100 pins or 100 pieces of macaroni on a string. First grade students made posters with 100 items such as pennies or ...
  • Streets around new Harchelroad building prioritized in city’s One and Six Year Plan

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The city has prioritized three streets around the future Harchelroad dealership along East Highway 6 in its One and Six Year Street Plan for 2015. Concrete paving and storm sewer will be put down from Highway 6 on Hol...
  • Loss in cash reserves seen in audit of senior care facilities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s senior care facilities comprised much of the discussion at the Jan. 19 city council meeting. Mayor Dwight Coleman and council members received the annual audit report presented by Steve Placke of Shonsey ...
  • Sales tax exemption affects city coffers

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As expected, the sales tax exemption on the purchase of ag equipment or repair or replacement of parts on commercial agricultural machinery has affected the Imperial sales tax receipts. LB 96 went into effect Oct. 1, ...
  • Promoting postsecondary education goal of grant

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For two years Chase County Schools (CCS) has received a College Challenge Access Grant from federal, state and local funding sources. The purpose of the grant program is to aim at increasing the number of low-income s...

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