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  • Chase County Courthouse to turn 100

    The Chase County Courthouse, located in the county seat of Imperial, has had a colorful past. Residents will be learning more about that past as the brick building cele­brates 100 years of service this year. County Commissioner Jodi Thompson said, “A...
  • The Band Perry wins ‘Top New Artist’ in country music awards

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the Chase County Fair’s 2011 entertainers, The Band Perry, won a big award at Sunday’s 46th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Broadcast live from Las Vegas, The Band Perry claimed the award for ...
  • Meeting of Minds prioritizes ‘dreams’ for Imperial area

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Housing, a walking/bike trail and a veteran’s memorial were among the top “dreams” a group of citizens have for Imperial. With the help of an outside facilitator, 23 Imperial residents gathered for the quarter...
  • Students from FFVF trip to give program

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The students and sponsors  who recently returned from a trip to Valley Forge, Pa. and Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) will present a program about...
  • Firefighters to burn three rural structures Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Area firefighters will gain some valuable experience Saturday when several structure burns are planned. Bryan Dannatt, Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) chief, said a house and two barns northwest of Imperial ...
  • NRD receives $4.48 million in funding to assist with retirement program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The acreage retirement program being planned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) got a big boost this week. According to URNRD assistant manager Nate Jenkins, the district received approval f...
  • Daycare opens in Lutheran Church

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Little Longhorns Preschool and Day Care opened Monday with about 30 students registered each week. The congregation of Zion Lutheran Church approved the housing of Little Longhorns in its church toward the end of Marc...
  • USDA: Nebraska corn farmers to plant 9.5 million acres

    Nebraska’s corn farmers intend to plant 9.5 million acres of corn this year, an increase of 350,000 acres from last year’s 9.15 million acres, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported. “If realized, this would be the most corn acres planted by Ne...
  • Caterpillar, Inc. invited to relocate to Nebraska

    State officials are encouraging Caterpillar, Inc. to relocate its Illinois operations to Nebraska after Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman met with members of the Committee on Ways and Means. “Caterpillar would quickly discover Nebraska’s lower taxes, l...
  • Conservation Reserve Program general signup ends April 15

    Teri Moss, County Executive Director of the Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA), remind producers that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup ends April 15.   “Financial incentives available through CRP afford farmers and ranchers a low risk ...
  • Contact FSA before breaking new ground for production

    With current commodity prices, producers may try to utilize all available land to produce a crop. Teri Moss, County Executive Director of the Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers they need to discuss the impact of breaking new ground...
  • Lawmakers listen to small business owners

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Small businesses across the country are hailing a vote this week in the Senate. And, that’s something unusual for small business—applauding what happens in Washington D.C. However, on Tuesday the Se...
  • Recess plays key role in life

    Our daughter, Brooke, took our three grandkids to Lincoln over their school’s spring break to visit Aunt Celeste. Upon arriving at Celeste’s house, Austin, age 7, wanted to go see her since she wasn’t home. Brooke told him that Celeste was in class....
  • Nebraska diverts swollen North Platte River to canals

    By Timberly RossAssociated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Water is being diverted from the swollen North Platte River into irrigation canals in west-central Nebraska earlier than usual this year to reduce the risk of flooding, officials said. The river is high ...
  • Coach happy with boys’ track performances at Ogallala

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the first track meet of the season behind them, Longhorn Boys’ Coach Marc Mroczek is setting his sights on further improvement. But, he also came away from Saturday’s opener at the Ed Moore Memorial track m...
  • Good first track outing for Lady Longhorns

    Freshman Jussel earns meet’s outstanding female athlete award By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The competition at Saturday’s Ed Moore Memorial Track Meet in Ogallala, as expected, was stiff. While Sidney and Cozad dominated the meet, Girls’ ...
  • Junior high students could win $1,000 for college

    Seventh and eighth grade students in public, private and home schools have until April 20 to submit entries in the ninth annual essay contest associated with the Nebraska College Savings Program. The contest is sponsored jointly by the Omaha Storm Chaser...
  • Registration now open for Cornhusker Games

    Skateboarding and pickleball will make their debut as official sports in this summer’s Cornhusker State Games, for which registration is now open. The annual statewide Games, held in and around Lincoln and Omaha, will be held July 15-24. The amateur spo...
  • Information sought on Champion business

    Recently Apollo, a German shepherd owned by Larry and Tinker Raasch of Champion, dug up a brass or copper merchandise token in their back yard. Stamped on one side was “Thos. W. Arnold, Champion, Neb.” On the other side the Raasches read “Good for 2...
  • Counterfeit $20 bill used in Enders

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A counterfeit $20 bill was used in Enders last week, but the Chase County Sheriff’s Office has little to go on. Ron Schoenberger, who owns Laker’s, said he knew right away it was counterfeit when a store customer ...

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