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  • 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...
  • Track teams are 66 strong

    Recent weather has certainly felt like it’s time for track season. Members of the high school girls’ team are into their second week of practice this week after starting March 2. Last Friday, a few of the middle distance runners and others, above,...
  • February students of month announced

    The February Students of the Month at Chase County Schools are Valeria Cervantes and Stephen Welsh. They will attend an Imperial Rotary Club lunch. Cervantes, 18, is the daughter of Olga Dominguez and Jorge Cervantes. She has been a teachers’ aide, a me...
  • Fourth grader rates honorable mention in state poster contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Ashton Robinson, a fourth grader at Chase County Schools, earned honorable mention for his entry in the 2015 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. Winners were announced this week from Lincoln. The contest...
  • Celebrating ‘Music in our Schools’ Month

    Bands in grades 4-6 joined grade 3-6 vocalists for a concert at Chase County Schools March 3 during Music in our Schools Month, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Above, from left, fifth grade trumpeters Ryan Bernhardt, Brice Vitosh an...
  • Volunteer sign-up for Vietnam Traveling Wall now underway

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People from throughout the region wanting to volunteer during the visit of the Vietnam Traveling Wall to Imperial April 22-26 can now do so. Organizer Jana Pribbeno said sign-up opened Wednesday. People can sign ...
  • Gyms fill up with action-packed youth tourneys

    It was a big weekend for youthful competition in Imperial last weekend as local youth organizations hosted both a kids’ wrestling tourney Friday night and a grade 4-6 basketball tournament on Saturday. Three gyms were filled in all, starting, above, w...
  • NRD rules hearing on chemigation fees Tuesday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Farmers and other members of the public can offer their input on a rule change by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) to increase chemigation permit fees and allow electronic flow meters. The he...
  • Another ag business to set up shop in Cornerstone property

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Owner of another new ag-related business is preparing to set up shop in the city’s Cornerstone property. On Monday, city council members approved a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recommendation to sell two lots t...
  • Loss from S & L Farms fire estimated at $1 million

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Losses could be as much as $1 million from Monday’s fire at S & L Farms, about a mile north of Imperial. The heavy, black smoke moved by strong 20-30 mph southwest winds Monday could be seen for miles as the I...
  • Chase County’s updated comprehensive plan, one and six-year road plans approved

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze After reviewing the work completed by the Chase County Planning Commission, Chase County has a new Comprehensive Zoning Plan following approval by County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. at the Fe...