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  • 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.   ...
  • Design important in planting trees, shrubs in windbreak

        Designing an effective windbreak with trees and shrubs is important to meet the goals and purpose of the landowner.     Trees are around for a long time so a person wants them to function as intended, said Dennis Adams, forester with the Univers...
  • Early Census operations starting now in local communities

    ■ Census Bureau estimates show overall population in southwest Nebraska declining. PAGE 1.    The Census bureau will launch a massive operation beginning next week to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 201...
  • Charitable giving stands test of time

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher    Last Thursday, the Imperial area community witnessed the benefit of the establishment of a community foundation in Imperial. With the return on their endowed funds, the Imperial Community Founda...
  • Madrid man publishes book to help children come to know God

        A new book by Perkins County author, Larry Harger of Madrid, is now available to the public.    Harger’s book was written to give children the opportunity to learn about God. Many books written for children, often called children sermons or ob...
  • Basketball seniors in spotlight one last time

              The seniors on the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Chase County Schools were in the spotlight Tuesday at the end-of-season supper and program at the school. This year, the two teams held a jo...
  • Chase County Longhorn track and field schedule 2009

    *All times are Mountain Standard Time saturday, march 28—Cambridge Invitational, 9 a.m.saturday, april 4—Ogallala Invitational, 9:30 a.m.Thursday, April 9—Perkins County Invitational, 9 a.m.friday, aPril 17—Sutherland Invitational, 10:30 a.m.tuesd...
  • Twenty-six on girls’ track roster get first test this weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    As the wind blew and the temperature dropped outside Monday, Head Girls Track Coach Al Zuege said he certainly could think of nicer days for practice.    With the team’s first track meet arriving this Satur...
  • ’Horns track opens Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Boys’ Coach Marc Mroczek is looking forward to Saturday’s season-opening track meet, when he hopes to get a better idea where the team stands.    However, weather conditions at the first meet of the seaso...
  • Soccer season kicks off Saturday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The Imperial soccer season is at its biggest ever, with over 150 children enrolled this year. The games begin Saturday, and run for six weeks.        Coordinator Shannon Kuhlmann said this is the biggest g...
  • Kids can attend Ducks Unlimited banquet for free

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Looking to the next generation of hunters, kids 16 and under can attend this Friday’s banquet of the Frenchman Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) for free.     The banquet will be held this Friday, Ma...
  • ‘Golfweek’ ranks Holyoke’s Ballyneal eighth best course

        The Tom Doak-designed Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club in Holyoke, Colo., has been ranked the eighth best golf course in the United States by Golfweek magazine.     Golfweek’s “Best Modern Courses” ranking identifies the best courses designed ...
  • Youth baseball camp planned in May

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Youths age eight through Junior Legion age are invited to brush up on their baseball skills at a camp May 22-23.    The instructional camp will be divided for two age groups, eight to 11 years of age and 12 t...
  • Golf squad 15 strong

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican        A total of 15 golfers will compete for spots on this year’s CCS Longhorn golf team.     Coach Larry Munger will lead the golfers again this year and said he’s looking forward to the season.    ...
  • Parents, patrons to learn more about new reading program

    ■ Editor’s note: K-6 Principal Vitosh will be writing several columns in the coming weeks, further explaining the new Reading Mastery program to be instituted this fall.By Nathan VitoshChase County Elementary Principal    As Principal, it is part o...
  • Three-pointers pay off for Booster Club

    For the second consecutive year, Pinnacle Bank of Imperial offered an incentive to the Longhorn boys’ and girls’ basketball teams with a three-point challenge. For each three-pointer made by the teams, the bank would contribute $3 to the Longhorn Boos...

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