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  • 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...
  • Imperial included in NDEQ $1.6 million in recycling, cleanup grants

    Imperial is one of the Nebraska communities to receive one of 54 grants totalling $1,635,003 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ). NDEQ Director Jim Macy said Imperial was awarded a $15,000 recycling grant for purchasing a brush c...
  • Dr. Chris Nix to teach digital dentistry at UNMC Dental College

    Dentist Dr. Chris Nix has accepted a position as clinical instructor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He will be instructing students in digital CAD/CAM dentistry. Nix has been at the forefront of using digital CAD/CAM de...
  • Imperial one location for Cattlemen’s Day

    Last year was not as good as 2014 for cattle prices. In some cases, prices in 2015 were lower by $500 per calf. Mother Nature, as usual, was unpredictable but generally it was wetter than previous years. Input prices also continued to creep upward, and fo...
  • Private pesticide safety training coming to area in early February

    Private pesticide safety training has been set for Chase, Perkins and Dundy Counties early in February. Producers should plan to attend one of the training sessions if their license is expiring or if the initial training is needed. Dates for the training...
  • Sharon's Sharings

    By Sharon RaaschImperial Manor Happy New Year to you and yours from Imperial Parkview/Heights. December found Larraine D. and Beulah H. having birthdays and adding one more year on the number game called age. We watched a Christmas movie in the game room ...
  • School can’t be ‘the parent’ for everything

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorAt recent school board meetings, the topic of a Chase County Schools-sponsored preschool has been on the table. Board members are being offered the ever-present governmental lure of grant money to start u...
  • Back to the basics simplicity feels good

    By Lori PankoninThe Imperial RepublicanBubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. Bubble baths have indeed provided hours upon hours of entertainment for our grandkids. The girls would take multi baths in a day if allowed. Jet power found bubbles stacking up with...
  • December full of holiday activities, visits

    By Sherri BuffingtonActivities directorHappy New Year from the residents and staff at the Imperial Manor. We had such a busy month in December that we are still trying to get caught up on our rest. We enjoyed so many things in the community during the ho...
  • NSAA Unified Bowling a possibility at CCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is in the process of drafting a Unified Bowling manual and structure that will impact schools across the state. The NSAA board has approved Unified Sports-Bowling for ...
  • Longhorns finish Cabela’s Shootout with a win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn boys wrapped up the three-day Cabela’s Holiday Shootout in Sidney lat week by defeating the Hershey Panthers 67-56. The win Wednesday, Dec. 30 came after the Longhorns lost a pair to o...
  • Lady Longhorns get first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a pair of losses earlier in the week, the Lady Longhorns won Wednesday’s consolation game in the Cabela’s Holiday Shootout Tournament with a 42-31 win over Hershey. The victory marked Chase County’s first ...
  • Spring turkey permits available Monday

    Spring turkey hunting permits will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission starting at 1 p.m. CT on Jan. 11. The 2016 permit prices including issuing fee are: resident turkey, $25; nonresident turkey, $97; resident landowner, $13.50; nonr...