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  • Training is focus of practice burn this Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About 50 firefighters from the area will be involved in a practice burn south of Imperial Sunday. Training in a number of areas will be the focus of the burn, said Imperial Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt. The Imperial Volun...
  • ‘Walk to Afghanistan’ 400,000 steps short of goal; deadline is Monday

    For the past year the 623rd Engineer Company, which includes Imperial natives Paul Kasselman and Anthony Hill, has been deployed to Afghanistan. To show support to the unit some citizens of Imperial and employees of Chase County Community Hospital and Cl...
  • USDA offices headed for 5th Street new home

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s USDA (Dept. of Agriculture) offices will be headed for a new home on east 5th Street. Construction has begun on a new building that will provide 3,600 square feet of leased office space for the Far...
  • SourceGas Distribution requests delivery rate increase in 2012

    SourceGas Distribution LLC (SourceGas) has filed a request with the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) to increase the non-gas component of its rates $8.28 million to cover the increased costs associated with providing natural gas service to approxi...
  • Cattle producers reminded of import requirements; enforcement stepped up

    Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is encouraging beef cattle producers to be certain they are following the state’s import requirements, as the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) continues its enforcement efforts related to cattle moving into Nebras...
  • Special ed. students to gain from Knights’ donation

    Chase County Schools’ special education students will gain from the $1,189 donation made this week from the Imperial Knights of Columbus Council. Randy Vlasin, right, made the check presentation to Supt. Matt Fisher Monday. The donation represents half ...
  • Hospital dealing with drug shortages

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can’t ge...
  • Never a time to cut farm safety corners

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher It can happen in the fraction of a second. One wrong move across a power take-off shaft or a grain auger. Failure to stop at a stop sign.  Getting in too big of a hurry. In less than a second, a farm...
  • Hospital petition drive extended

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The petition drive to dissolve the Chase County Hospital District has been extended. Signatures will be accepted through Oct. 21. Coordinator Sue Smith said the drive was extended “because there is no actual deadli...
  • Track contractors racing against weather to finish work this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With rain and cooler temperatures predicted for this weekend, the contractor for the polyurethane surface at the Chase County Schools’ track was making good progress early this week. Fisher Track of Boone, Iowa, has...
  • Time arrives soon for look at Medicare Part D plans

    Time is fast approaching to compare Medicare Part D plans for next year. Medicare beneficiaries who typically use the December holidays to discuss health care options with family or friends need to move that conversation to an earlier date. Medicare deci...
  • Longhorn fans enjoy tailgate party courtesy of McNair Agency

    The McNair Agency celebrated the Longhorn homecoming in style Friday night by treating Longhorn fans to a free tailgate supper before that night’s football game against Hershey. The tailgate also serves as a customer appreciation event for the local bus...
  • Corn Board serving up ribeye samples before Husker game

    When it comes down to a buckeye or a ribeye, the Nebraska Corn Board is confident Nebraska Cornhusker fans will chose the ribeye. They’re so confident, in fact, they’ll be cooking up and handing out samples of some great Nebraska corn-fed steak prior...
  • Longhorns get 7-6 homecoming win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican What a game! Last Friday night’s 7-6 Longhorn win over the Hershey Panthers will be one fans, players and coaches won’t soon forget. They’ll remember a key goal-line stand by the Longhorns just before half t...
  • Lady Longhorns have perfect week; get No.1 seed at SPVA

    World-Herald ranks Chase County in Top 10 in Class C-1 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a great week for the Lady Longhorn volleyball team. Competing in two triangulars Sept. 27 and 29, Chase County finished 4-0. This week, they also learned...
  • Softball team headed to district tourney this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s softball team is in Gothenburg today (Thursday) for the start of the C-6 district tournament. They are one of six Class C teams in the double elimination tournament, whose winner on Friday emerges wit...
  • Chase County will again host D2-10 basketball tourneys next year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican CCS Activities Director Marc Mroczek has been informed that Chase County Schools will again host the D2-10 subdistrict boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments. The local school also hosted the same subdistrict tou...
  • Runners sought for pumpkin event

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Pumpkin Run will again originate and end at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch near Champion this year. The run is scheduled for Oct. 15. Entry forms are available at Imperial Super Foods or by visiting the Chase County...
  • Mid-Plains named a Top 10 Digital Community College

    Mid-Plains Community College was recently named as one of this year’s Top 10 tech-savvy Digital Community Colleges by the Center for Digital Education and Converge Online. The ranking was established based on the seventh annual national Digital Communi...
  • Nine CCS students at FBLA’s fall conference in Kearney

    By Bethany SorensenFBLA reporter Fall Leadership Conference for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members was held in Kearney Sept. 27. Nine FBLA officers from the chapter at Chase County Schools, along with Advisor Sandy O’Neil, attended. The F...