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  • A wild time at soccer fields

    The Schroeder ball fields were full of activity Saturday morning as the 2012 soccer season kicked off in Imperial. Most of the teams age 10 and younger played against other Imperial teams as well as a couple of teams from Grant traveling to play here this...
  • Bloodmobile earns school a scholarship

    With the completion of the third American Red Cross Bloodmobile at Chase County Schools last week, a scholarship has been made available to a student. Although the goal of 60 units of blood wasn’t met, the Red Cross will make a $1,500 donation towards a...
  • Students advance to state in science fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Five students in science teacher Kim Wilson’s high school classes at Chase County Schools were recognized for their science fair projects during competition in North Platte March 22. The five were chosen to compete ...
  • Girl Scout Troop #10501 earns Bronze Award

    Imperial Girl Scout Junior Troop #10501 decided to make tie fleece blankets for local newborns in need. The girls made and donated 12 blankets to Chase County Community Hospital. Earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award involves completing a Junior journey, ch...
  • Early voting for primary election starts April 9

    Secretary of State John Gale outlined deadlines regarding voter registration and early voting for the Nebraska primary election on May 15. “Any registered voter can vote early, either by mail or in person, at county election offices,” Gale said. Earl...
  • 4-Hers involved in Quilt of Valor Challenge

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two 4-H youth in Chase County are creating a quilt through the Quilt of Valor Challenge. In its second year, the program allows the University of Nebraska Extension Service to distribute fabric to 4-H youth in 66 coun...
  • Chase County musicians bring home conference honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County musicians had a good day at the SPVA conference music contest held March 27 and hosted by Perkins County High School in Grant. Fifteen “Best of Class” awards were earned by Chase County, eight in the ...
  • The sun shone on the eggs

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In contrast with a few previous years when Easter Egg hunters were trussed up in winter coats, this year’s hunt on Saturday was a hot and sunny one. Sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce, the hunt was held a...
  • NASB staff completes needs assessment as part of search

    As part of the superintendent search process, staff members with the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) conducted a needs assessment of the school. During the process, they quizzed board members, administration, teachers, students, school classi...
  • Sales tax funds will upgrade Max Addition Park playground

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial city council earmarked $58,000 of the city’s sales tax money for an upgrade of playground equipment at the Max Addition Park. A large piece of equipment with an additional climbing apparatus ...
  • Dr. Brad Schoeppey hired as new school superintendent

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Dr. Brad Schoeppey of Bartlesville, Okla. will serve as the new superintendent for Chase County Schools. Following interviews with a trio of candidates Saturday, the school board offered a two-year contract to Dr. ...
  • More than 20 participate in health walk

    After getting route instructions from Hospital Foundation Director Randy Vlasin, walkers from Chase County Hospital took off on the route that took them from the city offices, east past the school, around the new USDA building and back to the St. Patrick...
  • New administrator gets to know surroundings at senior care facilities

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The new administrator for Imperial Manor and Parkview/Heights began work Monday. Sandra Palmer is no stranger to nursing home and assisted living facilities. The 61-year-old was hired by Rural Health Development (RH...
  • It wasn’t a fire, it was a prescribed burn

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With fires sprouting up all over the area lately due to dry conditions, last Friday’s smoke columns seen east of Imperial probably had local residents thinking it was Imperial’s turn. However, what people witnes...
  • Hogsett’s world expands with LEAD program

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican David Hogsett of rural Chase County has spent the last two years collecting quotes and vast quantities of information through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Leadership Education Action & Development (LEAD) pro...
  • Injured firefighter undergoing additional surgery this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican More surgery was scheduled Wednesday this week for Jennifer Struckmeyer, one of three firefighters injured in a Yuma County (Colo.) grass fire March 18. The former Jennifer Melton, a 1994 graduate of Chase County High...
  • Community Center provides volunteer opportunities

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories concerning organizations that benefit the Imperial area. Volunteering in a community, through organizations, is a way to pay back for the benefits that the community offers an individual.By C...
  • CPS doubles capacity with new tank

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With the addition of a three-million gallon nitrogen holding tank, Crop Production Services (CPS) of Imperial is more than doubling its storage capacity. Work began the end of last week on the mammoth tank on the sout...
  • 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...