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  • Compact trash, save money

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican His web site is up and Jerry Clark of Imperial is beginning to sell his own invention, the Black Thunder Trash Stomper. The five pound, all metal tool is designed to pack trash in the empty air spaces in a trash conta...
  • Ag Sales takes 12th in national competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial FFA chapter’s Ag Sales team took a 12th place gold out of 37 teams at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The convention was held Oct. 20-22. A total of 146 students competed in the Ag Sales ca...
  • Todd Neill new State Farm agent for Imperial office

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Todd Neill of Ogallala spent his first day on the job as Imperial’s new State Farm agent Nov. 1. Neill, who has been a State Farm agent in Ogallala for more than 14 years, has been with the insurance company for 25 ...
  • Champion residents urged to rally to save post office

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 30 Champion area residents turned out at a meeting there Wednesday night, Oct. 26, to learn more about a study that could close their post office. Postal officials are conducting a “discontinuance stu...
  • USPS seeking major changes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican During a postal meeting in Champion, Gothenburg postmaster Kevin Allard said the United States Postal Service is proposing many changes. The need for the changes come to stem billions of dollars of losses the last ...
  • Comments now under review on Enders Post Office closing

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials are now in the comment review process on whether or not to close the Enders Post Office. A similar meeting like the one at Champion last week was held in Enders July 13, when resid...
  • Gee, elections are only a year away

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher So far, I haven’t taken a great interest in the next presidential election. Then, when I looked at my calendar, peering into November, I realized that the next election is just a year away. It seem...
  • Students learn about scuba diving from fire department dive team

    Members of the Imperial VFD dive and rescue team helped expose students to scuba diving in Dan Lenners’ PE 1 and PE 2 classes ear­lier this fall. Above left, a group of the students pose for an underwater shot. At top right, Kim Weiss gives tips to M...
  • Tough subdistrict loss ends season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It had to be their toughest loss of the season. Monday’s first round C1-11 subdistrict volleyball match for the Lady Longhorns was against Hershey, a team they defeated twice just two weeks earlier. While Chase Co...
  • Last regular season match a winner for Lady Longhorns

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County improved its varsity volleyball record to 19-8 last Tuesday with a big win at Class B McCook. The win on McCook’s court, which came in straight sets, was the Lady Longhorns’ final regular season conte...
  • Playoffs short-lived for the Longhorns

    Perkins County stuns the Longhorns 37-6 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Coaches, players or fans never expected to see what happened to the Chase County Longhorns in the opening round of the C2 football playoffs. Just two weeks prior, the Longho...
  • Spickelmier finishes high at U.S. Team Roping Championships

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In his first year at the U.S. Team Roping Championships, 14-year-old Ty Spickelmier and his partners did pretty well. The championships were held Oct. 22-29 with initial qualifying competition in Guthrie, Okla., follo...
  • In Chase County, 8.1 percent of all income comes from Social Security

    By Bill Bishop and Roberto GallardoThe Daily Yonder If Chase County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 8.1 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $11,734,338 in 2009...
  • Great Plains providing free shipping for overseas troops

    From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, Great Plains Communications will pay postage for a military goodie box for customers with a family member serving overseas in the military. In order to have the cost-of-shipping covered, customers must visit the website at www.gpco...
  • Prepare to shiver, shake

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Visitors to this year’s haunted house in Imperial will be welcomed into the EMS Homestead. Are you brave enough to enter? The Imperial Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is hosting the annual scarefest this coming we...
  • Imperial HHS office moving to ‘satellite’ status next year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Operation of the state of Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) office in Imperial will be changing drastically early next year. The Chase County Commissioners dealt with the issue at their Sept. ...
  • Manor administrator: use of ‘agency’ nursing staff unsustainable

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Use of agency nursing staff, but more importantly, paying for those workers, at Imperial’s senior care facilities is “unsustainable.” That’s the view of Darin Severson, the administrator for the Imperial Manor...
  • Christensen called back to Lincoln for special session

    Heineman calls special session on TransCanada Keystone XL permit By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial will be returning to Lincoln next week for a special session of the Nebraska Legislature. On Monday, Gov. Dave ...
  • Mid-Plains comes to Imperial for input on new strategic plan

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican As Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) prepares for its next three-year strategic plan, college representatives came to Imperial Monday to seek public input. Dr. Michael Chipps, President of Mid-Plains, said the Im...
  • If the shoe fits..... wear it, Cinderella

    Talk about a whirlwind romance! In the Rodgers & Hammerstein production of “Cinderella,” staged by the Chase County Schools choral department last weekend, Cinderella and the Prince meet at the ball, above, and as the story goes, Cinderella lose...