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  • FCS America distributes largest dividend dollar total in history

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced that customer-owners in 17 counties in southwest Nebraska served by the cooperative’s North Platte Marketplace are receiving checks totaling $4.4 million this month. These checks represent the area...
  • Senior living visits provide special memories

    What started out as taking a relative a newspaper after it was rather fresh off the press has turned into my weekly delivery route at Imperial Heights, Parkview and Manor. I leave most of the 27 newspapers at the subscribers’ doors but if the door’s e...
  • Designate yourself as an organ donor

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Sunday, April 1 officially marks the beginning of Donate Life Month in Nebraska. The effort is part of a national observance to increase awareness for lifesaving organ, eye and tissue donations. Did y...
  • It’s a done deal—city now has ordinance governing use of freight containers

    All current ones in place can be grandfathered in with permit, inspection By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After months of discussion and several changes to an original draft, Imperial now has an ordinance governing use of freight, or cargo, contain...
  • Soccer matches kick off this weekend

    Program is 227 players strong this season By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial has 23 teams playing soccer this spring season, involving 227 players from the youngest to the oldest. Matches get underway this weekend with the U6, U8 and U10 team...
  • Lady Longhorns win big in season’s first meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It wasn’t just the six first place finishes turned in by the Chase County girls Saturday that won the Don Stine Invitational track meet in Cambridge. Noting that second place Southwest High School also had six fir...
  • Peterson takes reins as summer rec. director

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As a baseball, softball and soccer coach here in previous years, Imperial’s Bruce Peterson has logged a lot of hours at Schroeder Park. He’ll be there again this spring and summer, and also at Imperial’s Campbel...
  • Good promise shown in Longhorns’ track opener

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coming off Chase County’s first track meet of the season, Head Boys’ Coach Marc Mroczek expects there are good things ahead for the Longhorns. The team finished third in a field of six varsity teams Saturday at th...
  • Boating safety course coming to Imperial

    A boating safety course will be held at the Chase County High School in Imperial on April 16 and 17, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. According to Eveland, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is...
  • Golfers open season Tuesday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn golfers will open their season next Tuesday with a pair of meets. The varsity team will travel to Bayard for their invitational while the jayvees go to Benkelman for the Dundy County-Stratt...
  • William Polly sets world records in sport stacking

    William Polly, an 11-year-old fifth grader from Arlington, Va., won the first-ever U.S. National Sport Stacking Championships, which were held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on March 24-25. Sport stacking is a sport that involves the...
  • Rainbow Promise hosting annual events Friday

    Rainbow Promise Preschool will hold its 10th annual pancake supper and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Imperial this Friday. Pancakes will be served in Fellowship Hall. A silent auction will be held in the multi-purpose r...
  • May 26 alumni banquet plans are underway

    The CCS alumni committee met March 13 for planning this year’s events. The alumni banquet will be held Saturday, May 26, at the CCS cafeteria. Here is the tentative schedule: 1 p.m. Bus tour 5:15 p.m. Honor class pictures (those ending in “2”). 6 to...
  • 4-H benefits from Monsanto gift

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County 4-H Council is $2,500 richer, and youth will benefit from the gift. Friday night Wayne Bahler of Lamar, representing Monsanto Company, presented the check to Lisa Schilke of Lamar, who then turned it ...
  • Andrea Hogsett scores superior at state speech

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although she didn’t make the finals in the C1 State Speech contest in the poetry division in Kearney last week, Andrea Hogsett of Chase County Schools “did great with her presentations,” according to Coach Jill ...
  • Students sought for NRD Adventure Camp

    URNRD and CCS Ed. Foundation offering scholarships for camp By Nate JenkinsUpper Republican NRD Nebraska’s natural resources districts (NRDs) invite all interested students to sign up for the third annual Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE). ACE...
  • 4-H Carnival-goers collect canned goods for food pantry

    By Kimberly CookExtension EducatorUNL Extension SW4 Counties It was a packed house for the 4-H Carnival Friday night at the 4-H Exhibit Hall on the Fairgrounds in Imperial. This year’s theme was “4-H … Building A Better Community”.   With the hel...
  • Newborns at Chase County Hospital going home with layette items

    Thanks to efforts of Southwest Nebraska Lutherans for Life, newborns going home from Chase County Community Hospital will now have a layette of baby items to go with them. Last Friday, members of the organization from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in I...
  • Learning the ropes early

    The Longhorn gymnasium was full of youthful wrestlers Saturday as the Chase County Wrestling Club hosted its annual kids’ tournament. A total of 175 young wrestlers were registered from preschool age up through eighth grade. At left, Westyn Mendenh...
  • Superintendent interview process delayed; finalists to be at school Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Interviews with finalists for the Chase County Schools superintendent position have been moved back to Saturday, March 24. Board President Charley Colton said interviews with the four potential candidates, originally ...