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  • 2011 SCORE will follow ‘Days of Discovery’ theme

    Number of changes in store for science camps next June By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences, better known as SCORE in this area, is returning for its 14th year in June, 2011. Camp Director Marla Smith of Imperi...
  • Persistence paying off

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one of a series of stories concerning students utilizing the Imperial campus of Mid-Plains Community College to obtain a degree and further their education.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mid-Plains Community College (MP...
  • Four fire calls keep IVFD on alert

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) were called four times last week, keeping them on their toes. Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said the IVFD logged a lot of hours last week, starting with a cornstalk ...
  • Warm weather work

    With temperatures as nice as they have been, the city of Imperial public works crew took advantage of it and put up some of the Christmas holiday decorations downtown Tuesday. Dan Leibhart is high above the streets in the bucket truck getting one of the w...
  • Lots of cakes over 26 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Murlena Beard signed on as the baker for the Imperial Grade School/Chase County High School’s cafeteria 26 years ago, there was a tradition of baking a birthday cake once a month to celebrate those students who...
  • Check out the ‘pork and beans’

    Area residents are being asked to recognize the importance of the dry edible bean industry in the area through the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s “Bean Day.” Nine plastic pigs are located at area businesses. They contain beans, and the public is bei...
  • Mueller wins sheriff’s race, Christensen re-elected, Coleman chosen new mayor

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican There’s a new sheriff in town come January. Kevin Mueller, who got on the ballot by petition, defeated incumbent Tim Sutherland 885-736 in Tuesday’s General Election. That race helped draw Chase County to the ...
  • Tree, compost site will close to 24-hour-a-day access

    Change in hours takes effect Dec. 1 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A decision at the October meeting of the Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency (SNSWA) board will result in hours of operation changes for its tree and compost site. The board, whi...
  • Sixty-five years later, veteran receives medals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Like most World War II veterans, Arthur (Bill) Silvester didn’t talk to his family about his war experiences. He wanted to put the war behind him and get on with his life as a farmer in Chase County. Almost 65 yea...
  • FBLA chapter, VFW planning Veterans Day events

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Veterans of Chase County will be in the spotlight at two different events in Imperial next week in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Next Thursday, Nov. 11, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at...
  • Author promotes books, discusses writing process

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Becoming an author is a work in progress. That seemed to be Nick Pirog’s message to about 20 people attending his book signing last week. Pirog, the nephew of Linda and Jim Pirog of Imperial, was in town to promote ...
  • IVFD among beneficiaries of irrigation group’s donation

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) is among the area fire departments that has received a donation from the Southwest Irrigators Association. Max Hoffmeister of Imperial, secretary/treasurer, said the organ...
  • Costume parade brings creativity, smiles

    For about a half hour last Thursday, students, staff and the public were treated to the annual Halloween costume parade at Chase County Schools. At left, kindergartner Bryn McNair parades with her class as a veterinarian, complete with a few animals and p...
  • Bricklayers in demand

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Job prospects are usually fairly good in the bricklaying industry, especially for workers with restoration skills. That’s according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on the Internet. Jason Kirkpat...
  • Kudos to all who put names on line for election By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIt was a General Election without a vote for U.S. President, but Tuesday’s voting still included some interesting twists and turns due to several local races. Imperial will have a new mayor. Dwight Cole...
  • Last major pour on East 12th completed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The last major piece of concrete was poured this week on East 12th Street, putting the end of the project in sight. About mid-morning Tuesday, the crew with Concrete Products, Inc., of North Platte  started laying th...
  • Longhorns bounced from football playoffs

    Five turnovers too much to overcome By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns’ football playoffs run proved to be short lived for another year. The Ravenna Blue Jays ousted the ’Horns there in the opening round last Thursday,  40-20. ...
  • Softball coaches deal out awards for 2010 season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Players, coaches and families gathered Monday night to celebrate a Chase County high school softball season that, despite being winless,  was one filled with good memories. Head Coach Denise Smith said it was evident...
  • Volleyball teams sweep McCook in final home matches

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In their final home appearance, also the final regular season action, Chase County swept all three teams from McCook last week. It was one of the teams’ few home appearances this season, one of only four. But, all ...
  • Volleyball season ends in tough round at subdistricts

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was another tough five-game match for the Lady Longhorn volleyball team Monday night, one that took them to a 16-14 fifth game score. And while the Lady Longhorns played some good volleyball with an evenly match op...

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