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  • Wrestlers plagued by illness

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican When Saturday morning rolled around on Jan. 21, Chase County was only left with one wrestler to compete in the Lexington Invitational. The rest of the squad was unable to compete due to illness. Michael May was the on...
  • Longhorns win a pair en route to 3rd place in SPVA

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Carl Zuege’s Chase County Longhorns claimed the 3rd place trophy in this year’s SPVA tournament Saturday. After opening with a 50-33 win over Maxwell, the Longhorns fell to St. Pat’s in the semis 59-47 but cam...
  • Student organizations team up for project

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two student organizations at Chase County Schools teamed up the past few weeks to emphasize the dangers that come with distracted driving, lack of seat belt use and driving while intoxicated. The Future Business Leade...
  • Seniors named Students of Month

    The January Students of the Month at Chase County Schools are Bonnie Cochran and Nick Mullanix. They will attend an Imperial Rotary Club lunch in their honor. Cochran, 17, is the daughter of Tony and Melissa Cochran. She has been a teachers’ aide for tw...
  • Cheerleaders sponsoring mini camp for youths

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Chase County High School cheerleaders will be sponsoring their annual mini camp on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Longhorn gym and school cafeteria. The mini camp is open to students in grades K-6...
  • Truck drivers to be updated at town hall meetings

    From medical certification to a cell phone ban, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division will again host town meetings to provide updated information on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accoun...
  • Slick roads blamed for accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Slick roads that seemed patchy were blamed for an early Sunday morning accident west of Imperial. Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Dukes said their office received the call at 6:40 a.m., and he responded to the scene about two...
  • Game & Parks voting this Friday on Champion Mill, Lake transfer

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican During a regular meeting Friday, the Nebraska Game and Parks (NGPC) Commissioners will consider transferring ownership of two Game and Parks properties, one of which is Champion Mill State Historical Park and State ...
  • Pair of student teachers ‘learning the ropes’ at CCS

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One thing two student teachers at Chase County Schools have learned so far is that they are going to love being educators. Levi Wooden, a 2003 Chase County High School graduate, and Anne Massie of Grant are at the s...
  • Nuisance abatement decisions, action back on city council agenda this week

    Council, mayor told compliance has dropped By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nuisance issues took up the majority of time at Monday’s nearly two-and-a-half-hour long city council meeting. Karl Elmshauser of West Central Nebraska Development Distr...
  • Feb. 13 hearing set for proposed NRD rule changes

    Board puts final touches on pooling rules By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators will get their chance to comment on proposed changes to the Upper Republican Natural Resources District rules and regulations at a public hearing set for Monday,...
  • Thursday Bloodmobile hoping for 44 units

    A second of two back-to-back blood drives in Imperial will be held today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church.Coordinator Karen Hayes said the drive has a goal of 44 units. That’s lower than usual, but it follows a Wednesday blo...
  • Some postage rates to increase Jan. 22

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cost to mail letters and postcards inside and outside the United States will increase as of Jan. 22. The overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at 2.1 percent. One-ounce letter...
  • What does ABATE mean?

    ■ 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...
  • School board votes to equip K-3 classrooms with new audio amplification systems

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Eleven classrooms in grades K-3 at Chase County Schools will soon be supplied with equipment that will enhance the hearing ability of students. At the Jan. 10 school board meeting, a 9-0 vote approved purchase of the ...
  • Coop, Syngenta support FFA through Blue Jacket Program

    An Imperial FFA member and the chapter as a whole benefited from a program that pairs the Frenchman Valley Coop, headquartered in Imperial, with the Syngenta Corporation. Gwen Springer, left, an agronomist with Frenchman Valley Coop, presented an official...
  • Dan Kunnemann retires from county fair board

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After 26 years, Dan Kunnemann has decided to retire from the Chase County Fair Board. His resignation was effective Jan. 1, but he is still treasurer until today (Thursday) when the board elects new officers. Kunneman...
  • Area native receives prestigious CSU award

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Dr. Cleon Kimberling, who grew up in the Champion area, last Saturday was recognized as the 2011 Livestock Leader by the Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences for his exceptional contributions ...
  • Ag and pheasants workshop in Trenton Jan. 26

    The Ag and Pheasants Workshop in Trenton on Jan. 26 will highlight management strategies for ag producers that increase profitably and create habitat that benefits wildlife. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CT at the TCDC Building, 403 E. 1st S...
  • City offering business owner scholarships to MarketPlace 2012

    Deadline is Jan. 27 for scholarship application By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican MarketPlace 2012, an annual event sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, is just around the corner. This year’s edition for those already interested in business ...