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  • More displays coming at museum in 2016

    By Charley ColtonPresident Chase Co. Historical Society As another year comes to an end, the Chase County Historical Society/Chase County Museum look back with great appreciation and thanks to everyone who in any way made this another successful year. Wit...
  • Memorials to library remember loved ones

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Each year, the Lied Imperial Public Library receives memorial money from family and friends as a way to memorialize loved ones who have died. These annual donations allow for the purchase of many new books for library...
  • Changes at Imperial’s senior care facilities mark 2015 year

    By Nolan GurnseyAdministrator Imperial Manor, Parkview/Heights As we look back over the last year here at Imperial Manor/Parkview Heights, there have been several positive changes. In February, the city council re-established the Senior Service Board to o...
  • Businesses, other programs show growth; year ahead to bring more

    By Jason TullerImperial CommunityDevelopment Director Last year at this time we were worried about how the closure of Alco would affect our community. This year we don’t have that worry heading into the New Year. Imperial has continued to grow and we kn...
  • Staff, curriculum changes seen at CCS

    By Becky OdensK-6 Principal Chase County Schools Chase County Schools has certainly had a great deal of changes this past year. The elementary brought on 11 new certified teachers and five new classified staff members as elementary paras. They all have ha...
  • Chase County has FFVF chapter, thanks to Nancy Weir

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In 1974 Nancy Weir of Imperial, who passed away Dec. 13, became interested in the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) organization. That interest grew into a Chase County Chapter that has numbered up to 100 m...
  • Slick road sends school bus onto side

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Parents and school officials at Chase County Schools (CCS) all breathed a sigh of relief Friday afternoon after learning occupants in a rolled school bus were all okay. It was the last day of classes at CCS before C...
  • Arrests made in alleged scam; cash is seized

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three arrests were made last week in connection with a scam of a rural couple and the sale of lightning rods. Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller said one of the men arrested, Paul Fox, 21, of North Platte has already ...
  • Christmas love shown in The Gift

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For the fourth year, Imperial residents have shown their love towards those less fortunate through The Gift. About 70 families received Christmas presents and food last Thursday, while about 20 more received Bountiful...
  • Speech therapist visiting Imperial every Tuesday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican About the end of August, Kiley Goff of Cozad began visiting Chase County Community Hospital and Imperial Manor as a speech therapist. Goff, 29, drives to Imperial every Tuesday to visit patients from birth to geriatri...
  • Hospital receives new TVs from Lions

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Thanks to the Imperial Lions Club, Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) has five new flat screen televisions. The Vizio televisions follow a donation last year of five TVs and five vivid boards, also from the Lions ...
  • Christmas lighting contest winners named

    The Judges’ Choice in this year’s Christmas lighting contest went to Steve Terryberry, left, 500 West 14th St,  with an impressive display synced to a variety of Christmas songs. First place in the religious division went to Dick and Joan Bartels, ...
  • Chamber draws final winners

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The final winners of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s “Experience Imperial” shopping campaign are Wilma Austin and Dwight Rowley, both of Imperial. They each won $500 in Chamber Bucks. The Monday drawing was t...
  • Corn specialty license plates now taking apps

    Nebraska is known as the Cornhusker State—and now corn will become even more prominent as it is featured on a new specialty license plate available to the public. The license plate, developed by the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA), features...
  • Businesses warned of scam targeting LLC’s

    Attorney General Doug Peterson is issuing an alert for Nebraskans to be wary of a postcard being sent to Nebraska companies. Several businesses have reported receiving the official-looking postcard purporting to be from “United Business Services Complia...
  • New Chamber officers take reins for 2016

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As 2016 nears, the new officers of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce are preparing to take over their new responsibilities. The “handing over of the gavel” took place at the chamber’s Dec. 16 meeting when outgoin...
  • No more election politics tops my Christmas list

    While I have many more meaningful wishes for Christmas, one at the top is some quiet time—mostly from all the rants and ravings regarding the 2016 U.S. Presidential race. Really, is it still more than 10 months away? Everywhere you turn, “Trump said ...
  • Cheer coach the ‘lucky’ winner

    Cheerleading Coach Amanda Kimble was the lucky? winner of the Longhorn cheerleaders’ pie-in-the-face fundraiser to help them raise money to compete in the state cheerleading competition in Grand Island this February. Coaches from the wrestling, girls’...
  • Family lighting tradition coming to an end

    The Christmas Nativity scene in front of the home of the late Walt and Elsie Hofman, 403 West 5th, could likely be the oldest lighting scene in continual use in Imperial. According to Walt’s son, Stan, Walt made and painted the pieces himself nearly 50 ...
  • Lady Longhorns head to holiday tourney next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican His team did a lot of things right in a near-win at Sutherland Friday, but in the end, the victory was not to be. The 47-50 loss left the Chase County Lady Longhorns at 0-6 as they take their Christmas break. The nigh...