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  • Farm Bill meeting draws a full house

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Area farmers packed the St. Patrick Parish Hall in Imperial Friday to learn more specifics about the 2014 Farm Bill passed this year. The meeting, which drew more than 130 people, was led by Linda Fegler, Farm Se...
  • Homemade snacks may be banned in K-6; board to review policy in January

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A proposed policy that will come before the school board in January will address the bringing of homemade food and snacks to school for celebrations such as birthdays. At the Dec. 8 board meeting, elimination of homem...
  • TeamMates training outlines rules, goals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Being a TeamMates mentor doesn’t mean being a parent, or a tutor or a judge. Being a mentor means being an additional caring adult in a student’s life, listening and helping the mentee be successful by being in th...
  • Public invited to share Christmas Day dinner

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Christmas will be celebrated with a dinner in Imperial Dec. 25, thanks to the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association. Everyone is invited to join in at the Eagles Club between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the turkey and...
  • Trenton man charged with 1st degree murder in Austin Wright case

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Twenty-two year old John R. Leahy III of Trenton has been charged with first degree murder for killing 18-year-old Austin J. Wright. Wright’s mother reported him missing to the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Departme...
  • Book Fair a popular reading spot

    The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Chase County Schools hosted a Book Fair at the school last week, providing many purchase options for readers of all ages. Here, Linda Nelson, a PTO volunteer, mans the fair Friday with some help from her son Alex, ...
  • Regular maintenance is keeping county equipment in good repair

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Commissioners  Chuck Vette and Jodi Thompson met Dec. 9 for the first Chase County Commissioners meeting of the month. Here is a recap of some of the agenda items.County equipment inspections Rick Broshears and Ron Aufrec...
  • College spring course schedule released

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The snow blew earlier this week, the “Winterim” classes are underway at Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) and the Imperial Extended Campus has announced its spring course schedule. Local Coordinator Brenda Ledal...
  • Supt. search director here for work session

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Things are moving along in the search for a new superintendent at Chase County Schools. Shari Becker, director of the Nebraska Association of School Boards’ (NASB) education leadership search service, was in Imperia...
  • Sheriff’s Department armed with new alcohol breath testers

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican All four members of the Chase County Sheriff’s Department have been armed with new hand held alcohol breath testing units through a traffic safety grant award. The four units, valued at $285 each, were provided by t...
  • Winery’s ribbon-cutting kicks off Grand Opening

    Several members of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce joined Broken Arrow Cellars’ owners Steve and Deborah Schilke, center, for a ribbon-cutting at their Grand Opening last Thursday. The business has been open a little over a month for samplings and ha...
  • New site, time, speaker for ag tech fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The seventh annual Imperial Chamber of Commerce Ag Technology Fair will be held Jan. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the Imperial Eagles Club. Chairman Chris Lee said the change in time and location is an effort by the Chamber to ...
  • Recent prison, HHS reports could taint governor’s legacy

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican When I look back on the 10-year tenure of Dave Heineman as Nebraska’s governor, I feel that he helped move Nebraska forward in many ways. Just recently, Nebraska has been recognized as one of the country’s be...
  • Road win at Ogallala ups record to 3-1

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Head Coach Carl Zuege knew his team would be in for a battle with Class B Sidney Red Raiders Friday night. The Longhorns went into the weekend without point guard Ryan Moline, who suffered a concussion in the McC...
  • Wrestlers garner three medals at Holdrege Tourney

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Head Coach Matt Vlasin only entered four of his young squad in the varsity division at the Holdrege Invitational last Saturday. Vlasin decided to take six other wrestlers in the junior varsity division. Out of the f...
  • CCS girls never trail against Sidney; drop Ogallala contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s plan to protect the lane and short corner  against Sidney Friday was a good plan, and the Lady Longhorns won a lopsided 48-29 contest. It was the second win at home in as many games, but like last we...
  • State’s deer harvest up slightly from 2013; success rate 37%

    The Nebraska deer harvest is up slightly from 2013. As of Dec. 5, 44,379 deer have been taken in all seasons, compared to 42,562 by the same date last year. The biggest change from last year is the mule deer buck harvest, which is up by 575 animals (9 per...
  • November Students of Month named

    The November Students of the Month at Chase County Schools are Paige Spady and Kevin Chavira. They will attend an Imperial Rotary Club lunch in January. Spady, 18, is the daughter of Michelle and Mark Spady. She is on the honor roll and is a member of Nat...
  • District championships for Imperial FFA

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial FFA chapter qualified a number of students and four teams for next April’s state convention during district competition in Curtis on Dec. 10. The Junior Parliamentary Procedure team of Trey Bahler, Mo...
  • Elves busy at MPCC

    Patrons of the Imperial Extended Campus of Mid-Plains Community College were invited to participate in a cookie exchange Monday. A variety of cookies, candies and Mexican food was on display (and for eating). One class even decorated a marker board for Ch...