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  • Another year of lower gas prices is predicted

    Motorists will be rewarded at the pump again this year, spending $17 billion less compared to 2015, as the national price is predicted to sag for a fourth straight year to $2.28 a gallon. That’s according to GasBuddy’s fuel price outlook for 2016. An ...
  • FVC director completes program

    Mark Halstead of Dix, a director of Frenchman Valley Coop (FVC) of Imperial, completed a four-phase educational program co-sponsored by the Nebraska Cooperative Council and CoBank. He will receive a Certificate of Recognition acknowledging completion of ...
  • Pantry shelves filled thanks to club

    Thanks to efforts of the Chase County Stompers Square Dance Club, shelves at the food pantry in Imperial are a little more full. Instead of exchanging gifts, the group brought food items to their dance night in December and later delivered them to the p...
  • Science students advance to regional competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican You can learn a lot by attending the annual Chase County Schools science fair. The latest one was held Friday in the Longhorn Gym. What’s the difference between frozen cookie dough and homemade cookie dough? What is...
  • Seat belts save lives

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican When it comes to wearing seat belts while driving or riding in a vehicle, I’ll take my chances WITH my seat belt on. To me, it almost seems like a no-brainer. In Nebraska, only drivers, not passengers, are requ...
  • Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest seeks fourth grade entries

    Spring’s severe weather season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the annual 2016 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. The contest, sponsored by Nebraska Association of Emergency Management (NAEM), the National Weather S...
  • Perkins County takes Longhorn Speech Tournament on Saturday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Perkins County High School placed first overall at the Chase County Schools (CCS) Longhorn Speech Tournament Saturday. CCS took fifth, with Sutherland second, Paxton third and North Platte St. Pat’s fourth. “Overa...
  • Lady Longhorns lose to pair of top teams

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Lady Longhorn basketball squad faced a pair of top teams last week in their first action in 2016. While Chase County lost both games, they played with confidence and energy, said Coach Mark Bottom. That was espe...
  • Wrestlers go 2-3 at Ogallala

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Although the Chase Co. wrestlers had a good day overall, five open weights and a sluggish start to the day hurt the Longhorns. The wrestlers won more matches than they lost in all five duals but due to open weights ca...
  • Big game on agenda for NG&P info meetings

    Hunters and landowners are invited to discuss big game issues with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at upcoming public informational meetings across the state. One of the meeting sites will be North Platte on Jan. 20. Commission biologists will expl...
  • Brooke Poppe named new UNK Cheer Squad coach

    Brooke Poppe has been named coach of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Cheer Squad. A native of Grant, Poppe was on the Lopers cheer team for four years, including two as co-captain. She graduated from UNK in 2014 with a degree in organizational commu...
  • Longhorns pick up third win at Kimball

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Looking back at last week’s action in games against Dundy County Stratton (DCS) and Kimball, Coach Carl Zuege said it all revolves around one word—pressure. Simply put, he said his team didn’t handle the floo...
  • Grand opening held for new Perkins County Health Services hospital

    Perkins County Health Services (PCHS) in Grant held a ribbon cutting for their new hospital expansion during grand opening festivities Thursday, Jan. 7. Work is now complete on the $15.4 million expansion project and staff will begin moving services to th...
  • Community meeting postponed

    Due to the absence of Supt. Joey Lefdal, who is in South Dakota this week with his ailing mother, this Thursday night’s community meeting has been postponed. Included on the agenda for that meeting was discussion on the potential school building plans. ...
  • School’s facilities committee favors building addition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Of three options they see before them, the CCS board’s facilities committee supports the one that will add an addition to the East 9th St. building. At a special meeting Monday over the noon hour, the full board hea...
  • High court water ruling favoring state is staff’s top story of 2015

    By Jan Schultz and Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican February’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that favored Nebraska finally settled the major dispute with Kansas over compact compliance and earned the honor as the top story for 2015 by the staff o...
  • Sen. Hughes ready for second session in Unicameral

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican One might guess that Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango can relate to Willie Nelson’s song, “On the Road Again.” Beginning next week, Huhges will jump behind the wheel to make the first of many trips back and forth...
  • Fostering praise, pride at school

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three new programs at Chase County Schools (CCS) are designed to recognize positive behavior and foster a sense of pride among both students and teachers. All programs were initiated this past semester. The Golden T...
  • Pet waste ordinance now includes fines

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican At a short, 20-minute council meeting Monday, the city’s much-discussed pet waste ordinance now has penalties attached. Council members passed the ordinance unanimously after its third reading Monday. While the orig...
  • Leaders sought to represent Nebraska soybean farmers

    This year, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be seeking three soybean farmers to serve on the board of directors and to represent fellow soybean farmers and the industry. The election is conducted by mail-in ballot in July.  Soybean farmers who resid...