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  • Many contacts made at Denver’s Sportsmen’s Expo

    By Claudette SwansonChase County Tourism Coordinatorand Marketing Director Hope everyone is starting off 2011 with a bang! Members of the Chase County Tourism committee recently attended the International Sportsmen’s Expo in Denver, Colo. This four-day ...
  • State wireless radio network up and running

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of last week, Nebraska’s new state wireless radio network was activated. The network connects public safety personnel from several state agencies, utility crews from the state’s largest power provider, and coun...
  • Miss America’s Mom: ‘she was totally calm’

    New Miss America Teresa Scanlan attended Imperial’s 125th By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Janie Scanlan said the Miss America Pageant and the events leading up to it were very intense for some. But her daughter, Teresa, who was competing as Mis...
  • ‘Heaven is for Real’ climbs to No. 1 on Times Best Sellers List

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Strong interest continues for Todd Burpo’s book, “Heaven is for Real,” which chronicles his son Colton’s experience of visiting heaven. It’s been on the New York Times Best Sellers List since November, whe...
  • Hospital district chair selected

    Rand Levy appointed to the district board By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eddie Nichols of Wauneta will serve as chair of the Chase County Hospital District, which was officially formed Sept. 14, 2010. In the May, 2010 Primary, voters in Chase C...
  • Upper Republican NRD targeted in Lower Republican’s latest plan

    By Russ Pankonin and Josh SumnerThe Imperial Republican Even before the Republican River Compact Settlement in 2002, a great deal of tension existed between the three natural resources districts (NRDs) in the Republican Basin—the Upper, the Middle and t...
  • ‘Pink Out’ fundraiser nets $2,750 for cancer patients

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican If you didn’t wear pink to last Thursday’s home Longhorn basketball games, you were in the minority. Shades of pink filled both sides of the gym bleachers as Chase County and Perkins County met for varsity girls...
  • Year 2000 also saw Jan. 1-born New Years Baby

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The first baby of the 2011 New Year born at Chase County Community Hospital, Timothy Tatum May, arrived Jan. 1, shortly after 1 p.m. A story the next week wondered if little Tatum was the first Jan. 1 New Years Baby a...
  • Baseball/softball association to coordinate summer rec program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In a joint agreement with the city park board, the Imperial Baseball & Softball Association (IBSA) will oversee the summer recreation program this year. Under the agreement, the IBSA will hire and manage the sum...
  • ‘Eye Contact’ promotion to challenge newspaper readers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Longtime subscribers to The Imperial Republican may recall a fun-filled promotion the newspaper featured 18 years ago. It challenged people to identify local residents by just a photograph of their eyes. Due to its po...
  • FSA disaster program sign-up underway

    Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss,announced that the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program sign-up began Jan. 10. SURE is a disaster program that provides assistance to farmers and r...
  • Chemigation trainings scheduled in Imperial, Stratton, McCook

    Chemigation training will be held in two locations in the SW4 extension area and one in McCook.  Pre-registration is recommended for meeting attendance to ensure enough materials for attendees. The trainings are scheduled as follows:Feb. 16—1 p.m., Im...
  • Ag Department poster contest follows caring for animals, earth theme

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska poster contest.  In its eighth year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youth in first through sixth grade.   This year’s...
  • Western Nebraska could see high numbers of grasshoppers this year

    Large areas of rangeland in western Nebraska were at high risk to grasshopper infestations last year; however, this year could be worse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologists say. Last year, a wet spring gave rangeland grasses an advantage. So far,...
  • Mid-Plains selected to help pilot national accountability system

    Mid-Plains Community College has been selected as one of 40 community colleges to pilot a new Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA)  that is designed to redefine what “success” means for two-year institutions nationwide.   The VFA represents t...
  • Finger pointing doesn’t solve water issues

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherRecently, a farmer friend of mine unassumingly engaged in a conversation about the water issues facing the Republican River. What he didn’t realize was that he was talking to a board member from the ...
  • Betsy’s been a real good girl

    It’s been a year now since Russ and I drove to Alliance to pick up Betsy. Carl met us at his shop on a Sunday where Betsy sat on a rather cold windy day. Jeff, our son-in-law, had called weeks earlier to see if there’s any chance we’d want to give B...
  • Wrestlers garner four medals from home meet

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Despite only having six wrestlers in the varsity division of Saturday’s tournament, the Chase County Longhorns captured a sixth place finish out of the 14 team field. Coach Matt Vlasin was very pleased with the pe...
  • Wrestlers take short end at Ogallala dual

    The Chase County Wrestlers traveled to Ogallala on Thursday January 13 for an evening dual with the Indians. The Longhorns didn’t fair to well losing the dual 10-45. The wrestlers were only able to secure two victories on the night. Keithan Cochran pinn...
  • Varsity girls take short end of three-game series

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s three-game winning streak came to a halt last week when the Lady Longhorn varsity team lost three straight games over a four-day period. Coach Nancy Sorensen was hopeful her team could put the losse...

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