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  • Board passes sportsmanship policy; effective 2011-12 year

    Initially proposed as handbook guidelines, board makes it policy By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican None of the nine Chase County Schools board of education members were against adopting a set of sportsmanship guidelines for the athletic handbook. How...
  • Practices underway for two more fall sports

    Volleyball and cross country athletes at Chase County Schools started fall practices Monday. Above, volleyball players, from left, Bethany Sorensen, Shannon Liewer and Chantal Heathers, practice their passing skills Monday morning. The volleyball players ...
  • New look in Longhorn gym

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Visitors to the Chase County Schools Longhorn gym will notice a new look this school year. Banners for the six SPVA members were hung on the north wall last week. Lorain Vires said, “I’ve wanted them for years. Th...
  • Fair photo contest winners announced

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Lisa Jones of Grant took Best of Show in the Chase County Fair 2011 Photography Contest. She received $75 for her effort. Organizer Sherri Clevenger said about 75 entries were received this year. “We keep getting mo...
  • Work proceeds on school track

    Work is progressing on the track improvements and relocation of the jumping pits at the Chase County Schools’ athletic complex. Above, workers with McAtee Construction of Sterling, Colo., were shoveling in fill dirt around one of the runways Monday. As ...
  • MPCC fund-raising car on display Saturday at fair

    Mid-Plains Community College’s 1972 Dodge Challenger will be on display at the Car Nutz Cruiz-In at the Chase County Fair in Imperial from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 20. The car will be raffled at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show ...
  • Sponsor appreciation supper kicks off fair week

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  • Trucks ready for the show with new shine

    Tinker Raasch went all out for this year’s truck show at the fair Saturday, bringing in a detailing outfit from Wildwood, Fla., A Cut Above Polish Shop specializes in shining up the metal on trucks in preparation for truck shows. Jimmy Dandridge, owner ...
  • First positive case of West Nile confirmed

    A Dawson County man in his 20s tested positive for West Nile Virus according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He was not hospitalized. It’s the first positive human case seen so far this season. “It’s well understood ...
  • Some areas hit in June hailstorm battered again

    By Russ Pankonin and Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican When a Father’s Day hailstorm hammered most of the crops in a line from west of Lamar southeast into Dundy County, farmers needed to decide whether to replant or just take their losses and look t...
  • Hastings firm to serve as Imperial keno operator

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Keno in Imperial took another step forward Monday as the city council approved a Hastings firm to operate the lottery game here, as well as authorizing the playing of keno in the city. The council also approved a reso...
  • Police will allow very limited use of golf carts at county fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the Chase County Fair just days away, local residents are reminded that use of golf carts on public streets is against state law. In fact, earlier this year, the city council reversed a directive by a previous co...
  • Fair is annual celebration of friends, home, accomplishments, adventure

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s hard to believe that the 126th annual Chase County Fair is around the corner, and that the population of the county will increase dramatically with all of the visitors. That is, unless you’re someone who wi...
  • Early issue next week during county fair

    The Chase County Fair kicks off Sunday, Aug. 14, starting a full week of activities through Aug. 21.Due to the busy week, The Imperial Republican will publish its Aug. 18 issue one day early. That means all news and advertising deadlines will move up one ...
  • School increases lunch cost, planning healthier meals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cost of a meal at Chase County Schools has been increased a dime for the upcoming year. Superintendent Matt Fisher said the board approved  the increase after the federal government implemented the Healthy, Hunge...
  • August storms spawn hail

    Cloud watchers have been busy with two days of storms that have left behind more hail damage than moisture. On Monday, a storm dropped hail up to golf ball size from east of Lamar southeast into Dundy County. Below, this field of soybeans southwest of C...
  • County road signs being replaced

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Because of a federal law, many rural road signs in Chase County, as well as others in Nebraska, are being replaced or added. “The High Risk Rural Road Committee has determined that it is desirable to erect signage w...
  • More than a third of valuation protests come from Wauneta

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Of the 34 property valuation protests heard by the county board of equalization this year, 13 came from Wauneta property owners whose homes sit near a new grain handling facility built there last year. Property own...
  • 4-H program gets big boost from Noble Energy donation

    Chase County’s 4-H Booster Program got a big “boost” this week thanks to a $5,000 donation from Noble Energy, which has an office in Imperial. At right, Phillip Logan, assistant production foreman with Noble Energy, presents the check to 4-H Council...
  • No-till, cover crops field day coming to Wray area

    Aug. 31, there will be an “Exploring No-Till and Cover Crops” field day and workshop in the Wray, Colo., area. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Those who wish to may st...