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  • Friends find best treasure is friendship

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The “Treasure Hunt,” a musical produced by the Children’s Theatre Company of South Dakota in Imperial last weekend, was a-buzz with scorpions, owls, fireflies and penguins, but the theme of the story was t...
  • McCook abuzz over tourism idea: ‘Old Sparky’ the electric chair

        LINCOLN (AP)—Residents of a small southwest Nebraska town have a question for state officials: You’re not doing anything with that old electric chair, are you?    The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled last year that the state’s use of the elect...
  • Student vocalists bring back songs of yesteryear

    Chase County’s fifth and sixth grade classes brought back a lot of music from the “old days” at a pops concert last Thursday night in the school auditorium. Grade 7-12 Principal Mike Sorensen, seated, had a great seat for one of the sixth grade song...
  • Amazing animals coming to SCORE camp this summer

        Khoreen and Paul White currently work for Wildlife Encounters.      They travel the school year state to state promoting awareness and enthusiasm for wildlife, the natural world and encouraging conservation education. They have worked with Jim ...
  • Childrens’ theatre cast, with performances this weekend

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    There will be bugs in the Children’s Theatre Company of South Dakota’s musical performance this weekend, but they won’t be problem bugs. They’ll be fireflies and scorpions, along with penguins, cactus pl...
  • Agribusiness mission in Afghanistan going well

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It’s easy to read into the comments from Eldon Kuntzelman, a Nebraska Army National Guardsman in Afghanistan, that he thoroughly believes in their agribusiness mission there.    Kuntzelman of Imperial is pa...
  • New K-6 language arts program adopted at CCS

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Classroom teachers in the K-6 grades at Chase County Schools and administrators appear excited about a new language arts program that will be instituted during the 2009-2010 school year.    School board membe...
  • Earlier Prom arrives here Saturday

    One of spring’s big events at Chase County Schools is the Prom. This year, the event is arriving much earlier, this Saturday night in fact. In the past, the Prom here has been scheduled the end of April or early May. This week,  members of the junior c...
  • Bill heard to increase state funding for career education student organizations

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    For the past 17 years, the Nebraska Department of Education has matched federal funding for programs under the Career Education Student Organizations. Those include FFA, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)...
  • Homeowner surprised his address site of sex offender

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Kody Weiss of Imperial couldn’t imagine why he was getting phone calls after last week’s paper came out.     Callers were asking Weiss about the registered sex offender living at his address.     Wei...
  • Council, engineer are preparing for paving, water main, lift station projects

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Costs for a number of city public works projects were discussed with Kent Cordes of Miller & Associates at last week’s city council meeting.    Paving projects on East 5th and East 9th Sts., the laying of a...
  • Grant to aid first-time homebuyers in Chase and adjoining counties

        Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC) in Grant has received $100,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund money to continue providing a down payment and closing cost assistance program to help 10 individuals in Perkins, ...
  • March 31 is deadline to apply for 2008 crop loans, payments

        Dan Steinkruger, Acting State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska, reminds producers of the March 31 deadline to apply for 2008 crop year commodity loans for wheat, oats, barley, canola, crambe, flaxseed, honey, oats, ra...
  • UNL plans to roll out more buffalograss varieties

        Buffalograss wins praise for its low maintenance characteristics, but homeowners still tend to avoid it.     University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers hope some new varieties in the works will encourage more people to plant the grass.    Bob...
  • Breaking the tillage mindset

    ■ Editor’s note: This article is first in a series about the concept and use of no-tillage farming methods.By Mark WatsonPanhandle No-Tillage Education Coordinator    No-till is not just a change in farming practices. It’s a change in mindset. It...
  • Over $1 million available to protect farm, ranch land

        In an effort to protect working agricultural lands in Nebraska, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that $1 million will be available to successful applicants through the agency’s Farm and Ranch Lands Protection P...
  • Labor auction raises $11,000

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    More money was bid on a fewer number of students at this year’s Chase County Schools Labor Auction. Held Feb. 28, the auction raised over $11,000 for the chapter.    The highest bid was from Martin Leibbran...
  • Fire Department Auxiliary distributes blankets

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Two Bayard children whose house caught fire in December recently received blankets made by the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.    Rebecca Koellner of the Auxiliary traveled to Bayard March 1 to ...
  • Imperial gets some national exposure

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIt was a long shot when I submitted an email to Bill O’Reilly’s “The Factor” show last week that it would make the cut and air. But, that’s what happened on March 10, and I’m glad to say it ga...
  • Baseball/softball association reorganizes

    Letter to be sent home on Little League girls’ softball program By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A new group of parents have moved into some of the leadership roles within the Imperial Baseball/Softball Association (IBSA), which supports the ...

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