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  • Kids love Fire Prevention Week

    Last week was Fire Prevention Week and the kindergarten classes at Chase County Schools were treated to fire safety presentations from the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department. Above, Lisa Krutsinger’s class flinched a bit when the foam sprayer was de...
  • ‘Heaven Is For Real’ children’s book now in print

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The children’s version of “Heaven is for Real,” written for children by a child, is now out. “Heaven is for Real for Kids” was dictated in the first person by Colton Burpo of Imperial. Todd and Sonja Burpo...
  • Farmers making dent in corn harvest; hail reduces yields

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The focus of this year’s corn harvest is shifting from harvesting high-moisture for feed to picking corn ready to go in the bin. High-moisture corn started coming out of the fields in early September. That phas...
  • Town to meet Oct. 26 on possible post office closing in Champion

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The United States Postal Service will hold a public meeting Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Champion Community Center concerning the possible closing of the town’s post office. As with the Enders Post Office earlier th...
  • Teachers want share of money from insurance premium holiday month

    Chase County Schools’ certificated staff pays no premiums, but asks for some of funds By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After more than an hour of discussion last week  on how money from a health insurance premium holiday will be used, the Chase ...
  • ‘Cinderella’ comes to life on stage this weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Families will be able to see a popular fairy tale come to life this weekend as the Chase County Schools’ choral department stages the musical, “Cinderella.” Reserved seating is still available for both shows, Sa...
  • Businesses thank residents for shopping at home

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As the holiday season has rolled around in the past, the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and City of Imperial have urged area residents to shop at home and support local businesses. This year, residents of the entire sur...
  • Nebraska’s water future on table in Kearney next month

    Over 400 of Nebraska’s top water professionals will meet in Kearney on Nov. 2-3 to discuss the condition of the state’s drinking water supplies and make plans to improve and preserve those resources for generations to come. The 2011 Fall Conference o...
  • Local students leave for National FFA convention

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial FFA chapter from Chase County Schools left this week for Indianapolis to attend the National FFA convention. The chapter has two teams competing at the national level. The Ag Sales team, coache...
  • County receives financial return on insurance coverage

    Chase County has received a monetary dividend of $1,987 from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage provider. The dividend was part of a $600,000 financi...
  • CCS alumni recruitment meeting to be held Friday

    City wants to get ‘we want you back’ message to CCS alumni By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s no secret that community development efforts by the city of Imperial include encouraging graduates of Chase County School to return to their hom...
  • Premium holiday $$ belongs to taxpayer

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher My teacher friends aren’t going to like this one bit but I believe the $64,697 in cash savings generated for the school by a one-month health insurance premium holiday should ultimately be used to r...
  • Lions Club challenged to be willing to change

    Imperial Lions celebrate 80th year, speaker encourages looking to future By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As the Imperial Lions Club celebrated its 80th year of service Saturday, members  and guests were encouraged to make the changes the club may ...
  • Coach applauds Lady Longhorns for SPVA play

    Chase County enters final week of regular season at 18-8 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican What a tournament! The SPVA conference held up to its reputation of sporting some great high school volleyball as the final four teams battled it out Saturda...
  • Nearly 60 athletes compete in annual fall Pumpkin Run

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nearly 60 runners of all ages competed in the annual Pumpkin Run held at Cox’s Pond west of Champion Saturday. In the 5K race, husband and wife Luis and Tamra Miaja of Louisville, Colo., won the men’s and women...
  • Cross country teams finish strong at districts

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican While neither the boys’ nor girls’ teams nor any individuals qualified for the state cross country meet this week, Coach Carl Zuege felt really good about how his runners performed at the district meet last Thur...
  • Longhorns’ fate sealed in closing seconds of game

    Plainsmen score with nine seconds left By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In a district game with major playoff implications, the Chase County Longhorns lost  their grip on an automatic playoff berth in the closing seconds against Perkins County Fr...
  • Chase County FCCLA Chapter prepares for Red Ribbon Week

    Chase County Schools will be participating in Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-27. The Chase County FCCLA Chapter has several activities planned to encourage students to make the choice to be drug-free. Students in grades K-8 are being encouraged to dress accordi...
  • Food drive planned for Make a Difference Day

    This Saturday the VFW Post 4688 Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate “Make a Difference Day” with a food drive. Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others, a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors, according to Sue Mo...
  • Lottery soon for deer hunting access on Central Platte Valley

    Hunters may now enter into a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access (PRRA) lands in the central Platte River Valley, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Thirty-two hunters will be chosen from a random drawi...