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  • Renovation of Champion Lake almost completed

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of this week, Champion Lake was beginning to look like a lake again, as water began to be retained. The lake has been dry the past several years as the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) repaired the gates...
  • CCS seniors just days away from commencement

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Forty-eight members of the Chase County Schools senior class have one of those major life moments just days away—high school graduation. Led by a group of four valedictorians and a salutatorian, the Class of 2011 wi...
  • Nicholson earns high school, A.A. degree in senior year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Saying Cody Nicholson of Imperial set a new standard for higher education for Chase County Schools (CCS) students would be an understatement. A member of the Class of 2011, the 18-year-old earned his CCS diploma at...
  • Street contractor finishing grass seeding, repairs to sprinklers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican On Tuesday, workers with Cement Products, Inc. (CPI) of North Platte were finishing the seeding of lawns that had to be torn up for last year’s Imperial street project. The firm’s contract required them to reseed ...
  • A vote likely in July for Imperial lottery

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Further discussion on the city of Imperial’s efforts to have a vote on a lottery in city limits was part of Monday night’s city council meeting. At the April 25 council meeting, a 4-0 vote approved proceeding with...
  • New guidance counselor, art teacher coming from Colorado and Omaha

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Hiring of two fulltime staff members at CCS was part of a four-hour school board meeting Tuesday. Trent Herbert of Arvada, Colo., will replace Marcie Yaw as the high school guidance counselor. Lindsey Tomaso of Omaha ...
  • ‘Big’ kids attend roundup

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The three kindergarten classrooms at Chase County Schools were filled with prospective students last Friday, as 45 children at last became old enough to attend school. Elementary Principal Nathan Vitosh said the purpo...
  • FFA winds up school year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican One set of officers retired and a new set took their seats during the annual FFA Imperial Chapter banquet at Chase County Schools last Saturday night. New officers for 2011-2012 are: President, Chantal Heathers; Vice-...
  • Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP), Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) enrollment deadline

    Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska reminds producers that enrollment for the 2011 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) will end June 1. Farm producers must ap...
  • Imperial’s upcoming ‘Business Bootcamp’ to aid startups

    The City of Imperial and Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise are offering a fast-paced, fun and interactive workshop to help kick start business efforts for 2011 and beyond. This two-session class will be held at the Lied Imperial Public Library on May 18 a...
  • $50 million available for organic farmers

    Center for Rural Affairs offers Farm Bill help line Farmers and ranchers transitioning to organic as well as established organic producers have another opportunity to apply for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Organic Initiative funding ...
  • ‘Feed My Starving Children’ event gets boost with $10,000 matching grant

    Fund-raising goal past halfway point By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Organizers for the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) mobile event in Imperial this summer got a big boost in their fund-raising efforts this week with a $10,000 matching grant....
  • High school graduation a special time to savor

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor High school graduation—it’s one of those big times in your life, usually unappreciated when it’s happening, but most often, a special memory later on. Maybe it’s not the ceremony itself; but, ye...
  • Deadline for irrigation retirement program Friday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators wanting to retire irrigation on acres in Rapid Response Areas (RRAs) must do so by Friday, May 13. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (...
  • Simply Jazz a big hit at concert

    Monday night’s band concert featured Simply Jazz jazz band as the final group of the night and they did their best to steal the show. Under the direction of Agnes Strand, the group performed five different selections, each drawing a rave review from the...
  • Spring time for college graduations

    May is here, as are college graduations. Following are some local graduates and their news.Whitney Paisley Burke Whitney Burke, daughter of John and Angie Paisley of Imperial and wife of Jason Burke, graduated with highest distinction from the UNMC Colleg...
  • Girls hopeful for several state track qualifiers

    Districts this Thursday; Lady Longhorns to vie for trip to Omaha By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Districts arrive today (Thursday) for the Lady Longhorn track team, where Chase County could qualify as many as five athletes for the big trip to Omaha...
  • Districts arrive; Longhorn boys eyeing qualification for state

    Coach believes several could be making trek to Omaha Burke By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Marc Mroczek expects today’s (Thursday) C10 district meet to be a tough one for his Longhorns, but he is counting on anywhere between seven to 10 ...
  • Longhorn golfers second at Chappell tournament

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorn golfers put together their best meet of the season last week in the Creek Valley invite at Chappell. Led by Junior Travis Wheeler, the Longhorns shot a 342, good for second place behind th...
  • Boating safety course to be held in Imperial

    A boating safety course will be held at the Chase County Schools in Imperial May 23 and 24, beginning at 6 p.m. each evening, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Eveland said the Nebraska Boating ...