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  • School testing airport zoning board on lights

    May 29 applications for light poles still outside zoning regulationsBy Jan Schultz and Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Based on Chase County Schools’ latest applications for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of four football ligh...
  • Two-year contract outlining teacher salaries approved

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Teachers at Chase County Schools will see base pay increases for the next two years of $800 each year.    For the 2009-10 school year, teachers will earn a $29,600 base pay, up from the past year’s $28,782 ...
  • New CPA in town

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    A Certified Public Accounting firm has moved into the Service Insurance Agency building at 409 Broadway. Ty Cox of Gifford & Cox LLC of North Platte will be in the office intermittently.    The building also ...
  • FSA county committee nominations now open

        Teri Moss, Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Chase County, announced farmer and rancher candidate nominations are now being accepted for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees.     The nomination period continues ...
  • Peterson Boer Goats holding first Nebraska Range Buck Performance Test

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    For the first time ever, a Nebraska Range Buck Performance Test for Boer goats is being held here in Imperial.     The test was founded by Bruce Peterson, co-owner of Peterson Boer Goats,  and Mel Uphoff, ...
  • Week of specials celebrates Hills’ 30 years of ownership of grocery store

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    It’s been 50 years since Ansel Hill began working in the grocery business in Imperial. It’s been 30 years since he became owner of Hill’s Family Foods. And, there have been a lot of changes along the way....
  • Kids, community the losers in battle over football field lights

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher It’s the issue that can’t get resolved and just won’t go away. That’s right—the height of poles on the football field lights. While it may seem like a trivial subject for a squabble, it’s...
  • Day of learning emphasizes safety; 135 youths attend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Kristi Ruth said she wasn’t being careful when her arm was pulled into a power take-off (PTO) two years ago in Iowa.    The recently-graduated high school senior told youths and volunteers at the opening se...
  • School board spends some dollars at recent meeting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Members of the Chase County Schools’ board of education spent some money at their recent meeting on June 9.    An upgrade to the computer network, new carpeting, a new phone system, providing matching grant...
  • Barry ‘Boom Boom’ Johnson entertains bullriding crowd

    Former Lamar resident, Barry Johnson, now of North Platte, returned to Imperial Saturday night as the barrel man at Saturday’s bullriding challenge. On several occasions, “Boom Boom” showed why he carries the nickname, exploding a number of “booms...
  • Earn college credits while you work

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Mid-Plains Community College and Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise are collaborating to offer a new degree for working students.    For many people, a college degree is necessary to advance their career, yet i...
  • Imperial edged at first meet in new pool

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    If the final scores are any proof, Imperial and Benkelman swimmers competed hard Saturday, finishing the day with a difference of only four points between them.    Benkelman edged the home town team in the en...
  • First bullriding challenge deemed a success

    Palisade cowboy takes second in the event By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Chase County fair board members deemed their first ever Chase County Bullriding Challenge held Saturday night at the fairgrounds a big success.     Board members ar...
  • Crush team chalks up season’s first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial Crush outhit their opponents from North Platte Sunday, and were helped by two ninth inning errors to win their first game of the season in three starts.    Crush took a 7-6 win in a two hour and 45-m...
  • ‘Slice Fore Life’ golf benefit raises $11,000 for healthcare

        The second annual “Slice Fore Life” golf benefit, sponsored by the Chase County Hospital Foundation, raised $11,000 to help boost healthcare in the area.     The event was held at the Enders Lake Golf Course Saturday.     Funds raised at ...
  • Final fundraiser hoped to complete new playground equipment funding

        Campbell Park is a much more active place over the last few weeks with the addition of a new playground.     The city of Imperial received a partial grant for the playground equipment from the Peter Kiewit Foundation and groups have been working...
  • Auditions this week for musical

        Director Jeremy Vlasin has announced that auditions for “Big River,” the story of Huck Finn as originally written by Mark Twain, will be held today (Thursday) and Friday.    Auditions will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Chase County Schools au...
  • Volunteer chairman still looking for help next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Filling next week’s SCORE science camps in and around Imperial with volunteers is a major undertaking.    That’s especially true this year, with attendance records easily broken with about 350 youths regi...
  • SCORE camp to welcome more than 350 youths for week of science learning

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    The schedules are out, SCORE T-shirts in the closets and a lot of anticipation in the air as the Imperial Grade School Foundation sponsors its every-other-year science camps next week.    SCORE stands for Sci...
  • FVC starting to feel at home in new office headquarters

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism said they’re beginning to feel at home in their new headquarters in Imperial.     Chism and his staff moved from their old offices across the street at 143 ...

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