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  • Wine, beef marketing efforts are among projects funded by USDA

    State Director, Maxine Moul today announced that USDA Rural Development has selected five recipients in Nebraska to receive business development assistance through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. “These projects will provide financial re...
  • Semi-trailer, truck drivers offered updates on rules at area meetings

    The Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division has scheduled two additional town meetings in Grand Island and Norfolk for reviewing rules of the road and safety information for truck drivers. During the town meetings information will be provided o...
  • Another fiasco in the healthcare law

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor St. Patrick Catholic Church here in Imperial was among Catholic churches in every state across this country who heard letters from their bishops a couple Sundays ago about President Obama’s recent ass...
  • Imperial Bible Church bringing ‘Date Night Challenge’ to Imperial

    Imperial Bible Church is hosting Focus on the Family Date Night Challenge on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Chase County School Auditor­ium. Research shows that dating at least once a month significantly improves relationships. The Date Night Challen...
  • Schilke brings home SPVA championship

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican At the end of a long day of wrestling, Andrew Schilke finished at 5-0 to bring home the 106 pound title in the SPVA Conference wrestling meet. Johnathan Fegley and Jake Lueth both finished the day with a 2-3 record....
  • Girls’ team, three boys qualify for state bowling

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools will be represented by eight students this weekend in Lincoln at the state high school bowling tournament sponsored by the Nebraska High School Bowling Federation (NHSBF). At districts Jan. 28 in ...
  • Longhorns move to 11-9 with three regular season games left

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns improved their record to 11-9 over an eight-day, three-game stretch with wins over Wray on Jan. 31 and Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday night, Feb. 7. They suffered one bump in the road, dropp...
  • Lady Longhorns play final regular games this weekend

    Subdistricts tip off Monday By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Post-season play starts Monday for Class C1 high school girls’ basketball, and the Lady Longhorns will be traveling to Lexington for this year’s tournament. Subdistrict brackets were n...
  • Three from Imperial move on in free throw contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial will send three of its youths to the regional free throw shooting contest next month in North Platte. Braden Space, Josie Peterson and Taylin McNair won their age divisions Sunday at the district contest held...
  • Wrestlers attend Southwest tourney despite bad weather

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Despite bad weather and roads, Chase County wrestlers traveled to Southwest Saturday for a tournament that saw many teams withdraw due to the weather conditions. The tournament was turned into a dual tournament when o...
  • Act early to correct voter registration data

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although Teri Beard of the Chase County Clerk’s office cleans up the Chase County voter registration information daily, she can’t catch all of the changes people make in their data in between elections. That’s w...
  • Council adds drainage by Schroeder Park to city’s one-year street plan

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s an annual vote the Imperial city council takes every year about this time—approval of the city’s 1 & 6-Year Street Plan. That item was on the council agenda Monday night. Kent Cordes of Miller & Ass...
  • Students building robot for competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Some middle school students in Kim Wilson’s science class at Chase County Schools are busy designing and building a robot. They will take it to the Cross County VEX Robotic Tournament Feb. 18 at Cross County Communi...
  • Show choirs sing, dance in day full of music

    Putting their best feet forward, or for that matter, their best dance moves was the name of the game Monday as 17 junior high and high school show choirs were in Imperial for the western site Show Choir Festival sponsored by the Nebraska Choral Directors ...
  • Puzzle solvers sought for library contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The second annual Puzzle Tournament at Lied Imperial Public Library is scheduled for Feb. 25. A fun afternoon is planned for those who like to put puzzles together. The contest is open to all ages, in three divisions....
  • Shirt-sleeve weather! Isn’t it supposed to be winter?

    The calendar Monday read Jan. 30. Isn’t this supposed to be the dead of winter? So far, southwest Nebraska has enjoyed one of the mildest winters in recent years. Workers constructing the new Auto Shop building worked in shirt sleeves Monday afternoon...
  • English Language Learner class used by almost 10 percent of students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Since its inception in 1992, the English Language Learner (ELL) class at Chase County Schools has increased from three students to 55 this year. Those 55 students, or 43 in the elementary school and 12 at the high s...
  • A few office filings trickle in this week

    Deadlines are near; incumbents have until Feb. 15 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Incumbent office-holders have less than two weeks to file for re-election if they want to seek office again for another term. The deadline for current office-holders...
  • Cargo containers subject of public hearing before council Monday

    Planning Commission forwards proposals on a 5-2 vote By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial city council will consider proposed zoning regulations that deal with cargo, or freight, containers at a public hearing Monday night. The...
  • Champion Mill bill in committee

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A legislative bill that would transfer ownership of Champion Mill State Park and State Recreation Area from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) to Chase County is in the Nebraska Legislature’s Natural Reso...