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  • Senior citizens warned of homestead exemption scams

    AARP Nebraska is alerting older homeowners to decline any phone calls they receive from so-called “volunteers” or others offering to help them file for the state homestead tax exemption along with a request for their Social Security numbers. Such inc...
  • Marcia Bauerle’s art to be displayed in Lewellen gallery

    Twenty-five mixed media collage paintings by Imperial artist Marcia Bauerle will be featured during the month of April at The Most Unlikely Place in Lewellen. The opening for her show will take place this Saturday, which will include an evening dinner fro...
  • School benefits another year from Knights of Columbus effort

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools will be able to further improve the new handicap-accessible playground equipment installed last November, thanks to a donation from the 2010 Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll effort. This week, Imp...
  • Kids’ wrestling tourney a fun, competitive day on the mat

    The Chase County Wrestling Club hosted its annual kids’ tournament Saturday, and a gym-full of youths participated. Organizers awarded first through fourth place medals to all competitors, and the champion in each weight/age class also received a T-sh...
  • Japan continues to deal with aftershocks, hardship following earthquake, tsunami

    Local residents there plan to stay By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Trouble keeps rolling in for people living in Japan, as aftershocks, low food supplies and fresh water, lack of housing, and threats of radiation leaks continue, following the eart...
  • Cub Scouts reorganize, Boy Scouts to follow

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The date for the annual Scout Pinewood Derby came and went Sunday, with no beautifully-painted little cars zipping down the runway. The Blue and Gold Banquet will be four months late. However, following the loss of ...
  • Fish get new woody habitat at Enders Lake

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fish and anglers at Enders Lake will all benefit from a habitat improvement project completed last Wednesday, March 16. The Game & Parks (G&P) Southwest District Fisheries Management Section sunk 170 ceda...
  • Students receive identification packets from Masons’ project

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As students in grades 5-12 were compiling identification kits at Chase County Schools Monday, the Grand Lodge of Eastern Nebraska noted that one of those students was the 30,000th to receive a kit. The CHIP program (C...
  • Orphanage big dream for area doctor, wife

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A vision trip to Haiti in January changed the hearts of Dr. David Huebner and wife, Jennifer, of Kearney. They visited and worked at a boys’ orphanage in Source de la Grace East, and have now felt called to fund an...
  • Special pendant may accompany astronaut in space

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Out of tragedy may come hope and beauty. On Jan. 8 a gunman killed six people and injured 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Tucson, Ariz. As part of the community’s outpouring of emotion, a jew...
  • Meeting of Minds to gather for quarterly meeting

    Group to be challenged to set long-term goals  at March 29 meeting By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A year ago, a new organization in Imperial, Meeting of the Minds, was established. Meeting of the Minds includes a representative of all local organ...
  • New members appointed to fair board

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Outgoing fair board members Kurt Bernhardt and Bart Stromberger wanted to bring in some new, younger blood to the fair. That was accomplished with the appointment of Dillon Harchelroad and Alex McNair, both of Impe...
  • FFA accepts Monsanto check Saturday night

    Tom Terryberry of Imperial has been selected a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, which gave farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winn...
  • General CRP signup starts

    Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director for the Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup March 14, through April 15. This is the second consecutive year that USDA has offered a general CRP signup. ...
  • Store front takes shape on 21st Century addition

    In the past week, the east-facing storefront of the new 21st Century Equipment addition has taken shape at the business along Imperial’s Miracle Mile. The project is adding a new 10,000 square foot combine service facility to the John Deere dealership o...
  • Three churches offering Lenten prayer luncheons

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three Imperial churches are joining together to offer a series of Thursday noon Lenten prayer luncheons, starting next Thursday, March 31. Pastors from each of the churches—St. Patrick Catholic, Crossroads Wesleyan ...
  • Lighthouse Fellowship buys former Duckwall store

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Members of the Lighthouse Fellowship Church were busy Saturday gutting the former Duckwall store, located at the corner of 4th and Broadway Streets. The 60-member congregation finalized the sale from owner Carl Gorsuc...
  • St. Pat’s purchases corner property on Broadway

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican St. Patrick Catholic Church is working at improving the property it recently purchased at the corner of Broadway and 7th Sts. Last week, two of the three trailer homes were moved off the property, and work continues t...
  • What goals would you like to see Imperial reach?

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor It’s been a year since the organization of Imperial’s Meeting of the Minds. The group will be celebrating its first birthday during the Meeting of the Minds quarterly meeting next Tuesday. But in ad...
  • Mid-Plains hosting ‘dual credit’ session at Imperial

    More and more area high school students are taking advantage of earning college credits while they are still in high school. Tonight (Thursday), The Imperial campus of Mid-Plains Community College is offering a free information session for Chase County hi...