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  • 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 ...
  • New CPA in town

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    A Certified Public Accounting firm has moved into the Service Insurance Agency building at 409 Broadway. Ty Cox of Gifford & Cox LLC of North Platte will be in the office intermittently.    The building also ...
  • FSA county committee nominations now open

        Teri Moss, Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Chase County, announced farmer and rancher candidate nominations are now being accepted for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees.     The nomination period continues ...
  • Peterson Boer Goats holding first Nebraska Range Buck Performance Test

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    For the first time ever, a Nebraska Range Buck Performance Test for Boer goats is being held here in Imperial.     The test was founded by Bruce Peterson, co-owner of Peterson Boer Goats,  and Mel Uphoff, ...
  • Week of specials celebrates Hills’ 30 years of ownership of grocery store

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    It’s been 50 years since Ansel Hill began working in the grocery business in Imperial. It’s been 30 years since he became owner of Hill’s Family Foods. And, there have been a lot of changes along the way....
  • Kids, community the losers in battle over football field lights

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher It’s the issue that can’t get resolved and just won’t go away. That’s right—the height of poles on the football field lights. While it may seem like a trivial subject for a squabble, it’s...
  • Day of learning emphasizes safety; 135 youths attend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Kristi Ruth said she wasn’t being careful when her arm was pulled into a power take-off (PTO) two years ago in Iowa.    The recently-graduated high school senior told youths and volunteers at the opening se...
  • School board spends some dollars at recent meeting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Members of the Chase County Schools’ board of education spent some money at their recent meeting on June 9.    An upgrade to the computer network, new carpeting, a new phone system, providing matching grant...
  • Barry ‘Boom Boom’ Johnson entertains bullriding crowd

    Former Lamar resident, Barry Johnson, now of North Platte, returned to Imperial Saturday night as the barrel man at Saturday’s bullriding challenge. On several occasions, “Boom Boom” showed why he carries the nickname, exploding a number of “booms...
  • Earn college credits while you work

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Mid-Plains Community College and Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise are collaborating to offer a new degree for working students.    For many people, a college degree is necessary to advance their career, yet i...

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