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  • CCS takes first with one-act play

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools’ drama department took first place at the SPVA Conference one-act play competition in North Platte Monday. The cast beat Perkins County for second place and Maxwell for third place in the ...
  • New NRD subdistrict boundaries okayed

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Subdistrict boundaries of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will undergo distinct changes for the next 10-year period. Board members approved the proposed boundaries during their Nov. 10 meeti...
  • Hospital petition nets required signatures

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A total of 416 valid signatures were verified on the recent hospital board petition drive, allowing the request to dissolve the new Chase County Community Hospital District to appear in the May election. The Chase Cou...
  • Seventh annual Vision of Trees

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Champion Junior Women’s Club is busy preparing for the seventh annual Vision of Trees, to be held Dec. 3-4 at the Champion Community Center. Food, entertainment, raffle and silent auction items will be offered b...
  • First ever Harvest Fest for Health held

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For a brand new event, Chase County Hospital Foundation Director Randy Vlasin felt Friday’s Harvest Fest for Health went well. He said people have already been asking if it’s something they’ll do next year. T...
  • Imperial to host 2012 district music contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools (CCS) will host the District V Music Contest April 20, 2012. This is the first time the contest will be held in Imperial. McCook High School has been the host for many years. Randy Hayes, 7-12 voc...
  • Special session on pipeline completed

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial headed back home Tuesday morning after the Legislature adjourned a successful special session to address the TransCanada oil pipeline route across Nebraska. Christensen felt the...
  • City council to address shipping containers being used for storage

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Council members are addressing the use of shipping containers being used for storage in residential areas. It was one of the agenda items at Monday’s council meeting. On a 4-0 vote, the council directed City Attorn...
  • Adams Bank giving out coats

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A community service program is providing warm coats, hats, scarves and gloves for needy persons. Adams Bank & Trust of Imperial is now giving out free winter wear through the end of November. Lisa Denny, coordinat...
  • This year’s corn harvest in bin

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Farmers will look back at this year’s corn harvest and think about what might have been. What might the harvest have been like had a Father’s Day hail storm not hit? What might the harvest have been like if the ...
  • U.S. farmland demand continues at record pace, shows no slowdown

    Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading agricultural services company, reports that demand for farmland is at an all-time high—based on a record number of transactions—pushing sales prices up 20 percent, on average, over 2010.        ...
  • Don’t forget to celebrate Thanksgiving first

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorThanksgiving is here! It’s that first of two holidays that will close out the year 2011. But, it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves and start celebrating Christmas before we take time to be thankful dur...
  • Hometown ‘Imperial’ board game arrives

    Imperial FFA chapter spearheading project as new fundraiser By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A board game with a hometown Imperial twist is now available. A fundraising project of the Imperial FFA, the game is now being sold in the community at se...
  • Got milk? New school machine does

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There’s a new vending machine at Chase County Schools that will catch your eye. Painted black and white like a cow is a milk machine, ready to dispense dairy products. School Nurse Angie Paisley applied for a $1,500...
  • Burpos to appear on Today Show

    The Burpo family of Imperial will appear on the Today Show Nov. 29 at 8 and 10 a.m. to discuss their books Heaven is for Real and Heaven is for Real for Kids. The Today Show begins at 6 a.m. The Burpos appeared on it in March, also. The Burpos will also a...
  • Three departments involved in practice house fire burn

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Firefighters from Imperial, Venango and Keystone/Lemoyne departments gained some valuable experience Sunday at a practice house burn, south of Imperial. Imperial Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said the house donated by Stev...
  • Another $40,000-plus month for city’s sales tax revenue

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the second month in a row, Imperial’s receipts from its one percent city sales tax have eclipsed the $40,000 mark. City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland received word that $42,293.04 was deposited in the city acco...
  • Final deer numbers take big jump over last year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This year’s deer hunters in the Chase County area had a considerably larger success rate than last year during the nine-day firearm season, Nov. 12-20. Nearly 20 percent better, according to Ron Schoenberger of Lake...
  • Youths, adults tested for martial arts advancement

    Area youths and adults were tested for progression in their martial arts skills Nov. 18 in Holyoke, Colo., at an event attended by parents, friends and guests. The first session was belt testing, which tested them on form, kicks and basic self-defense. Su...
  • Lady Longhorns 22 strong this basketball season

    Chase County opens its girls’ basketball season Thursday, Dec. 1, on the road to Cozad, which will be followed by their first home game on Friday, Dec. 2, against McCook. This year’s roster includes 22 players, in addition to coaches and managers. Mem...