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  • Susie Stewart resigns as elementary principal

    ■ Six new teachers hired; CCS adding second fulltime ELL teacher next year. PAGE A9.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members have the task of finding another administrator for the 2015-16 school year. Susie Stewart, K-6 principal at Ch...
  • Fallout from CoOportunity Health liquidation felt locally

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Several local businesses have experienced the fallout after the health insurance company, CoOportunity Health, went into forced liquidation. CoOportunity Health, an Iowa-based health insurance cooperative, was form...
  • No testimony offered on NRD rule changes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Changes in chemigation and metering rules don’t draw the interest of farmers like allocations adjustments. The board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District held a hearing Tuesday morning and no one te...
  • Bomgaars planning to open in early June

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Work is progressing on the former Alco store at the intersection of Highways 6 and 61 in Imperial. Store Manager Janelle Read said a Bomgaars store will  open the end of May or the first of June. Bomgaars is a farm...
  • IVFD recognizes own at annual awards night

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Recognition for service and longevity on the department highlighted the annual Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) awards night Saturday. Just over 50 IVFD members, their guests and others were served the meal...
  • Ninth St. Singers take top trophy Tuesday

    Colton Burpo awarded top male soloist medalBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools’ 9th St. Singers were judged the outstanding group at Tuesday’s Cardinal and Black Show Choir Competition hosted by the Harvard Schools. The school...
  • More overnight hosts needed for BRAN’s start in Wauneta in June

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) riders are already reaching out, looking for places to stay while in Chase County. BRAN riders will arrive in Wauneta on June 6, prior to the June 7 start of BRAN 35. Wauneta BRAN...
  • Kermit Karns’ legacy supports health care education, more

    An $8,500 grant to the Chase County Hospital Foundation was presented to Steve Lewis this week to help support education opportunities for medical staff who desire to serve in Chase County. Despite his death in November, Kermit Karns’ generosity to the ...
  • Weather cooperates for new dealership construction

    With spring-like temperatures in the 60s for several days the past week, outdoor construction projects have taken advantage. Work at the new Harchelroad Motors dealership on East Highway 6 in Imperial was moving along last week as workers performed thei...
  • Former resident earns police employee award

    Kevin Berry was awarded the Spokane Police Department’s first Quarter Employee of the Year Award for 2014 at the annual employee awards ceremony in Spokane, Was. Nominations were based on a specific act of unusual meritorious service, a specific project...
  • Nebraska ag goods in emerging southeast Asia markets

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is in southeast Asia this week promoting Nebraska agricultural products in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Manila, Philippines. While in Kuala Lumpur, Ibach also will have the opportunity to meet wi...
  • Twist ‘n Shake purchased, now Sweden Creme

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chris and Jamie Jussel are planning to take the former Twist ‘n Shake back in time. That is, they’re renaming it Sweden Creme as it was once known. They’re also planning to offer hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sa...
  • Cornerstone turns into a stepping stone

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican The Cornerstone Development in southeast Imperial has become a stepping stone for Imperial’s continued growth and community success. Just two and half months into 2015, two large commercial lots have already bee...
  • WP, HC co-op/unification talks on hold for time being

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Based on School Board President Jon Anderjaska’s report Monday, it appears co-op/district unification between Wauneta-Palisade (WP) and Hayes Center Public Schools (HC) is on hold. The WP school board discussed th...
  • Six new teachers hired; CCS adding second fulltime ELL teacher next year

    ■ Susie Steware resigns as elementary principal. PAGE 1.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Six new teachers will join the Chase County Schools staff this fall. School board members approved the 2015-16 teachers, most of them first-year, at Tuesday’...
  • Registration now underway for SCORE camps

    Grade 5-6 students have last chance this summer to take part in SCORE Registration for the 2015 SCORE (Science Camps Offers Rewarding Experiences) opened March 1.   K-6 students attending school in Dundy, Chase and Perkins Counties was given a brochure. ...
  • Practice begins for golf season

    The weather is cooperating for pre-season golf practice, at least this week anyway. Above, Coach Larry Munger shares some putting tips with, from left, Nolan Spady, Alex Valenzuela and Vianey Marquez Monday at the Imperial Country Club. At left, Tyler J...
  • Baseball/Softball Association invites all to March 18 meeting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Anyone interested in the baseball and softball programs sponsored by the city of Imperial is invited to a meeting of the Imperial Baseball/Softball Association (IBSA) next week. Brad Moline of the IBSA said the meetin...
  • SPVA represented by Sutherland, Bridgeport in boys’ state tourney

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The SPVA conference will be represented by Bridgeport and Sutherland in the boys’ state tournament that begins in Lincoln today (Thursday). Bridgeport (23-4) goes in as the No. 4 seed in C2 and will face No. 5 see...
  • Lady Longhorns’ season record best since 1982-83

    Coach holds a lot of optimism for next year By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For more than 30 years, Chase County’s varsity girls’ basketball teams haven’t won more than 13 games.     That changed this year when the Lady Longhorns recorded a...