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  • New veterinarian joins Vet Services

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two Imperial businesses are benefiting by the move to town of Troy and Angie Worth. Troy has been hired as an associate at Veterinary Services, while his wife, Angie, will be a part-time teller at Pinnacle Bank. Troy ...
  • Service Insurance Agency sold to Eric Moreland of Moreland Insurance LLC

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After 21 years, Lyle and Judy Nickerson have sold Service Insurance Agency to Eric More­land of Moreland Insurance LLC. The business will remain at 409 Broadway, but will be renamed Moreland Insurance. Lyle Nickerso...
  • Oh, how time flies by

    Both parents and graduates got a jolt of just how fast time flies by when 26 graduates received their diplomas from Chase County Schools Saturday afternoon. Jacob Pankonin is joined by his fellow seniors as they reflect back on their school careers during...
  • Contractor cleans up pool rust; city still holds out final payment

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While the general contractor for the city’s new pool has cleaned up rust on some of the pool’s exterior stainless steel, city officials remain uncomfortable with paying the contractor’s final bill. At their May ...
  • Exhausted, but ‘I’m going to state!’

    Hard work pays off when a goal is met. That was easy to see on the face of Chase County senior Jilanne German last Thursday, after she took second in the 800 meter run at the District C-10 meet in Hershey, qualifying her for the state meet this weekend....
  • Wesleyan graduate hired for math/science position

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A May, 2010, graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University was hired for Chase County Schools’ math/science position. Christopher Sander of Rising City, Neb., was recommended by the school administration for the position...
  • Use of R-rated movies debated again during school board meeting

    Parents tell board they should be ones making decisions on movies shown to their kids By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About 10 parents met with CCS board members last week, as the board considered a new policy on use of movies in the classroom, spe...
  • Making some humor of rain

    Whenever Imperial receives heavy, consistent rains, the grassy area south of Chase County Community Hospital fills with water. It’s been a rainy week here, and so the water has collected once again. A fun-loving hospital employee, Pete Snyder, took adva...
  • Newspaper looking for historical photos for 125th celebration

    Imperial is gearing up for the celebration of its 125th birthday over the summer Fourth of July holiday. Events are planned July 2-4.The Imperial Republican believes history is important in our lives, so will be coordinating four signature pages during Ju...
  • Businesses, schools, hall of famer recognized for their contributions to Imperial community

    Connie Dart named to Chamber Hall of Fame By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eight local businesses, one individual, Chase County Schools and Mid-Plains Community College received recognition last week for their contributions to the Imperial communi...
  • Antique store sold for use as law office

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Owners Becky and Doug Carman have sold The Junkers, located at 144 W. 5th Street, to Joel Burke. He plans to open a law office on the property. The Junkers was in business for 13 years, with inventory owners Becky Car...
  • Milling work underway on East 5th Street

    The stretch of East 5th Street from Leech to Highway 61 is closed this week as milling of the old asphalt surface began Monday by Western Engineering of North Platte, a subcontractor on the pro­ject. The street will remain closed during the milling proce...
  • Chase County graduates to flip their tassels on Saturday

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools Longhorn gymnasium will be the scene of high school graduation Saturday, May 15. The Class of 2010 will graduate 26 students at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. Valedictorians are Chevy Smith, Adrianne...
  • Imperial will have new mayor, voters form hospital district

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Voters in the city of Imperial will select a new mayor when they go to the polls in November and Chase County voters will get to select their hospital board members in the future. Those two outcomes were among seve...
  • NRD sets June 10 hearing date for integrated management plan

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will want to mark their calendar for June 10. That’s the day the URNRD board set for a public hearing on a new integrated management plan (IMP) that s...
  • Museum announces summer schedule

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nola Straub of Wauneta sat in the Chase County Museum in Champion last Sunday,  painting fabric. She plans to do the same this Sunday, during the second weekend of the quilt show. Sponsored by Crazy Quilt Guild, the ...
  • Bid agreement finalized for Champion Dam reconstruction

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) has finalized a bid for sediment removal at Champion Lake, in conjunction with the renovation of the dam. Roger Kuhn, Assistant Director for the NGPC, said Monday that the...
  • One vehicle accident Friday takes down utility pole

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a main street utility pole Friday apparently fell asleep. That’s the report from Imperial Police Sgt. Rob Browning, who investigated the 4 p.m. accident at the corner...
  • Finding out what Kindergarten’s like

    Forty prospective 2010-11 kindergartners at Chase County Schools spent Monday finding out what their first year in school will be like. This year’s kindergarten class was excused for the day, so all three teachers could spend the day with next year’s ...
  • Hearing scheduled for county zoning changes

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The public may testify about additions and changes to the Chase County zoning regulations at a hearing scheduled for May 11 at the courthouse. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room....