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  • Chase County included in open soybean board seats

    This year, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be seeking three soybean farmers to serve on the Board of Directors and to represent fellow soybean farmers and the industry. The election is conducted by mail-in ballot in July.  Soybean farmers who resid...
  • State reps attempt to clear up murky water, land issues

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Visitors from the Nebraska Department of Revenue were at the Chase County Courthouse Jan. 26 to meet with Chase County Assessor Dottie Bartels and Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. The commissioner...
  • CCCH participates in Little Hats, Big Hearts

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Some lucky newborn babies at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) will have warm heads, thanks to the American Heart Association and CCCH employees. CCCH is celebrating American Heart Month by partnering in the Asso...
  • Hot Tomatoes swing into Holyoke for Valentine’s Day

    The Phillips County Arts Council (PCAC) will present a special Valentine’s Day concert featuring the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra from Denver. Holyoke High School auditorium will be swinging with sounds of big band music Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. This...
  • Gotta love those Girl Scout cookies

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Area Girl Scouts will be  hitting the streets about Feb. 5 to take orders for the popular Girl Scout Cookies. Leader Kelsey Kunkel said scouts in Imperial will be receiving their packets then. About 35 scouts will b...
  • Rotary club to host ‘chocolate affair’

    The Rotary Club of Imperial will host an evening of friendly conversation and chocolate desserts, which they are calling “A Chocolate Affair,” on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Moline Social House on the southeast corner of East 5th...
  • Crazy presidential races spill over into 2016

    If the rest of the 2016 presidential election season goes like Iowa, it could be quite a year. It seems like the campaigns have been underway forever, but it’s still  more than nine months until the General Election. It’s been hard to focus a bit wit...
  • Three more snow days puts CCS close to extended school year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There’s a rumor going around that Chase County Schools (CCS) has used up its five allocated snow days. The school was closed Monday through Wednesday this week due to the large snowfall experienced. CCS Superintende...
  • Largest group of choirs ever coming here Monday for show choir festival

    Twenty-one groups, the most ever for the western site, will be in Imperial Monday for the Show Choir Festival sponsored by the Nebraska Choral Directors Association.   It is one of three festivals held each year. The two other festival sites this year wi...
  • National Wild Turkey Federation banquet to be held this Saturday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The 2016 Hunting Heritage Banquet for the National Wild  Turkey Federation will be held at the Chase County Fairgrounds in Imperial Saturday night. The doors will open at the new exhibit building at 5 p.m., with the ...
  • Longhorns split in action last week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn boys added a 54-49 win here against Haxtun, Colo., Tuesday, Jan. 26 but gave up a 36-51 loss at Bridgeport Friday. But perhaps the biggest loss came midway in the Bridgeport game. That’s...
  • Ladies capture another close one at Bridgeport

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After stunning Bridgeport in the SPVA tourney first round game 11 days earlier, the Lady Longhorns did it again Friday night. Helped by their best night of three-point shooting this season (they sunk eight), Chase C...
  • Wrestlers third at Medicine Valley Tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Despite being a couple wrestlers short, Head Coach Matt Vlasin was satisfied with the third place finish his Longhorn wreslers came home with, last Thursday. Caleb Weiss and Jorge Cervantes both missed the Medicine Va...
  • 13 teams battle for puzzle supremacy

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Lied Imperial Public Library Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament generated lots of concentration, lots of laughter and lots of competitiveness Saturday. A number of the two- and four-person teams were repeats from pas...
  • Winners move on to district free throw contest

    Five youths from Imperial are moving on in the Knights of Columbus sponsored free throw shooting contest. At the local contest Sunday afternoon hosted by the Imperial Knights, first place winners included, from left, Jaret Peterson, nine-year-old boys d...
  • Perkins County stop yields three pounds of meth

    Sheriff: likely largest seizure ever in county A traffic stop by Perkins County Sheriff’s deputies in Madrid Tuesday evening, Jan. 26 led to the felony arrest of two Lincoln County women and a citation issued to a Perkins County man. A third woman is b...
  • Another group from CCS at Sing Around Nebraska event

    Another group of elementary students from Chase County Schools attended a session of Sing Around Nebraska last month. These seven from CCS were in North Platte Jan. 20 for the rehearsals and concert involving students from 12 different schools, under the ...
  • Occupational therapist helps clients of all ages

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican■ Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles introducing therapists who visit Imperial to see patients. As an occupational therapist, Amy Kloess of North Platte sees patients for a myriad of reasons....
  • GrainGoat named 2015 Innovation Business of Year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Wheat farmers: imagine shrinking a combine down to 25 pounds. Now imagine being able to take that “combine” out to the wheat field to test-cut areas to see if the moisture level is low enough to harvest the fi...
  • Open seats many for this year’s election

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s no secret 2016 is a U.S. Presidential election year. But there are also a number of other important local and statewide office-holders that will be nominated and elected in the coming year, as well. Included in...