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  • Spring precipitation could have varying effects

        Once again, Nebraska faces a dual problem.     Parts of the western side of the state could face drought problems under below-normal precipitation this spring, but parts of the eastern side of the state could face flood problems under above-norm...
  • State reverses decision to limit water use in Lower Platte basin

    By Anna Jo BrattonAssociated Press Writer    LINCOLN (AP)­—State water officials reversed a decision that would have limited water use in the Lower Platte River basin.    Brian Dunnigan, director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (D...
  • Girl Scouts create enticing tables for community brunch

    Imperial Girl Scout troop members paired up with women from the community to create theme tables at the second annual China Brunch last Saturday. Held at Zion Lutheran Church, over 100 people sat down to a brunch that emphasized manners. Each girl met wit...
  • Chase County Wrestling Club finishes season at home meet

        Young wrestlers in the Chase County Club wound up their season Sunday by hosting their home tournament in Imperial.    The Longhorn gym was a busy place as wrestling got underway mid-afternoon.     On March 24, club members also wrestled at a...
  • First meet gives glimpse into where work needed

    Boys’ team finishes fourth in Saturday’s openerBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It was windy and cold, so times and marks may not be representative of what the boys’ track team has in store.    But, Head Coach Marc Mroczek said Saturda...
  • Lady Longhorns tie for third at first meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    With the first track meet of the season behind them, the Lady Longhorns and their coaches can now look ahead to what work needs to be done.    Head Girls’ Coach Al Zuege said he was happy with his team’s ...
  • It’s off and running at the soccer fields

    Anyone near Schroeder Park on Saturday couldn’t help but notice the activity. Soccer season has started and youngsters in the city program were out in force for their first matches of the season. More than 150 youths are taking part in soccer this year ...
  • Chase County pulls in 15 ‘Best of Class’ awards at conference contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    North Platte St. Pat’s was site for the SPVA conference vocal and instrumental music contest for high school students March 24.    Chase County brought home a total of 15 “Best of Class” awards among th...
  • Cast announced for three-act school play

        The popular Agatha Christie mystery play “The Mousetrap” will be presented by Chase County Schools April 24-25. “The Mousetrap” is one of the longest-running plays ever on stage in London, England.    According to Director Cathy Howard:...
  • Most of work done on new scoreboard

    The new scoreboard is up at Chase County Schools’ football field and track. Despite some wintery weather last week, Kent Silvester, the school’s maintenance supervisor, and workers from Koellner Enterprises were able to get the scoreboard secured onto...
  • Pinewood Derby held

    The Cub Scouts’ annual Pinewood Derby took place Sunday at the Wellington School. Cub scout winners at top, from left, included Jack Bauerle, 1st in the race and most original car; Nike Smith, 2nd in the race; Bennett Bauerle, 4th in the race and best o...
  • UNL service group makes Imperial one of 13 stops across Nebraska

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Residents at Imperial Heights and the Imperial Manor/Parkview enjoyed a visit Saturday from a group of 13 University of Nebraska-Lincoln seniors.    The Innocents Society, UNL’s long­est standing honorary ...
  • Wauneta woman rounding up area travelers for journey to Holy Land

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    “If a person has any desire to go to the Holy Land, now is the time to go,”  exclaimed Ruth Speicher of Wauneta, who is organizing a trip to Israel for the fall of 2009.     Total per person cost for the 10 day...
  • Stimulus money here? Most local officials are uncertain

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Only one entity so far in Imperial has been notified of federal stimulus money coming here as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.    The Imperial Housing Authority is expecting an addi...
  • Bill to fund Champion Lake renovation still in committee

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Chances are “very slim” that a bill to repair the dam at Champion Lake will pass the Nebraska Legislature this year, according to its sponsor, Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial.    A hearing for LB 289 wa...
  • Census Bureau estimates show overall population in southwest Nebraska declining

    Hayes, Hitchcock Counties show one-year growthBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Like it or not, the overall population in southwest Nebraska counties continues to decline, according to 2008 Census Bureau estimates.    The estimates were rel...
  • Community survey results aid start of new city Strategic Plan

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    What type of businesses/services should the city pursue?    Or should the efforts of the city’s community development department concentrate on the retention or expansion of businesses already here?    W...
  • Community foundation awards $6,500 in grants

     $750 scholarship also awarded during eventBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Thirty members of the community gathered Thursday evening, March 19, to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments of the Imperial Community Foundation (ICF).    ...
  • High school crowns Prom king, queen

    High school students at Chase County celebrated Prom Saturday night, following an “Escape to the Orient” theme. Part of the festivities included the crowning of the Prom king and queen, above center, Edgar Almanza and Nichole Dickey. Other royalty can...
  • Six earn FFA state degree, two will interview for proficiency, state office

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Forty-five of the 47 Chase County Schools FFA chapter members have qualified for competition at the Nebraska FFA Convention in Lincoln next week. Some of those students are aiming high in the FFA structure.   ...

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