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  • Four new teachers hired for 2009-10, including fulltime music position

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Four new teachers will join the staff at Chase County Schools this fall.    On Tuesday, members of the Chase County Schools board of education hired Kim Bubak, Lisa Krutsinger, Renee Hamilton and Amy Walworth...
  • Safety combined with learning at Saturday’s Safety Day

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Registrations surged the past week for this Saturday’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, billed as a fun, learning day for children of the area.    Co-chairman Chris Tomky said on Wednesday there are 140 ...
  • H1N1 influenza still a threat

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    It’s been just over a month since Nebraska began preparing for the novel influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flue.     Activities are ongoing, according to the state’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joann...
  • Baseball is in the air

    The past week began a busy summer of baseball and softball activity in the city of Imperial’s summer recreation program. While there are older, competitive games also underway, the area’s youngest players are also working hard on learning the basics o...
  • Coop in new headquarters

    The Frenchman Valley Coop moved into their new headquarters this past weekend. The new facility is located at the south end of Broadway in Imperial. The move went as planned, General Manager Jim Chism said this week, despite having to work around some wat...
  • Safety Day speaker to tell of life-changing accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Next weekend’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Imperial will be a good start to communicating and educating youths in multiple areas of safety.    According to organizers, the opening speaker Saturday...
  • Longtime businessman Jim Robb dies Saturday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    The Imperial business community suffered a loss this weekend when Jim Robb, 75, co-owner of Robb’s Sale and Service, died Saturday.     Robb and his wife, Carol, opened the appliance and heating and cooli...
  • Sen. Christensen sets sights on occupation tax remedy next year

    Christensen pleased withaccomplishments of sessionBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Senator Mark Christensen, 44th District representative from Imperial, left Lincoln last week with a good sense of accomplishment for the Legislative session ju...
  • New deputy completes first month on job

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    New Chase County Deputy Sheriff Vince Lopez is no stranger to western Nebraska. The Valentine native decided to apply for a position in the department because of the hunting and fishing opportunities, and becaus...
  • Commissioners replace Larry Carpenter on hospital board; Eddie Nichols is appointed

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    By a vote of 2-1 at their May 12 meeting, Chase County commissioners acted to remove Larry Carpenter from the board of trustees of the Chase County Community Hospital.     At last week’s meeting, Eddie Ni...
  • Third annual Celebration on the Square approaches

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    With fingers crossed for a nice morning, the Chase County Tourism Committee has scheduled Celebration on the Square for June 20. Tourism Coordinator Claudette Swanson said the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. event at the court...
  • Imperial resident seriously injured in weekend accident

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The lone occupant of a car involved in a one-car accident last Saturday is reported to be at the University of Creighton Medical Center with head trauma.    According to the Chase County Sheriff’s Departmen...
  • New SCORE attendance record may be set at this year’s camps

    Final registration for allattendees Monday at CCSBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    If the numbers hold, it appears the 2009 SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) will set a new attendance record this year.    Final numbers won’t...
  • Chase County Extension Office in new, roomier location

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    With more than twice the space, staff at the Chase County Extension Office in Imperial is enjoying their move to a new location.    Starting this week, the Extension office is operating at 135 West 5th Street...
  • Passage of ultrasound bill promotes informed consent

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor    In the closing days of the 2009 Nebraska Unicameral session, senators overwhelmingly adopted LB 675, termed the “Ultrasound Bill.” It passed on a 40-5-4 vote. The Governor is expected to sign...
  • New sign welcomes visitors to Champion cemetery

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Standing on a hill just outside of Champion is the Lakeview Cemetery, dating back about 100 years. The newest addition to the cemetery is a sign at the entrance.     It was donated by the Jeannine Cox family,...
  • Barry ‘Boom Boom’ Johnson to work the barrel at bull riding event

    Former Chase County resident and rodeo clown Barry Johnson will return to Imperial Saturday, June 13 to be the barrel man for the PBR bull riding event set for 7:30 p.m. next week at the fairgrounds arena. The event will feature riders eligible to compete...
  • Young ball players brush up on basics at camp

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Twenty youngsters who are playing baseball in local programs this summer got a brush-up on the basics of the sport at a fundamentals camps last week.    Three members of the Imperial Crush wood bat baseball t...
  • New column on collecting to begin next week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    The Imperial Republican will feature a new column on collecting, beginning next week.     The new column, “Collecting with Jeff Figler,”  will begin with  the basics of collecting, including how to ge...
  • Swim team readies for first meet

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    With a slight increase in numbers over last year, the Imperial Swim Team is preparing for its first meet Saturday. About 40 youngsters will compete in Bird City, Kan., up from about 36 youthlast year.    Prac...

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