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  • Ordinary people are extraordinary heroes

    By Jana Pribbeno, The Imperial Republican Ad Representative Over the past couple of weeks it has been a pleasure working with our local veterans collecting their photos and information to be used in our two page layout in this week’s edition of the pap...
  • Is a Kung Zhu pet worth buying?

    Birthday time is approaching for our grandson. What does a seven-year-old boy desire these days? I’m so certain that he would jump with delight at a contribution to his college fund. Or maybe not. I think back a year when his mom mentioned that they wer...
  • Community foundation—‘You’ve come a long ways’

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherWhen I think about the Imperial Community Foundation Fund, it reminds me of the Bible teaching that refers to faith and the mustard seed—that even with faith as small as a mustard seed, nothing is im...
  • Youths, mentors hunt together

    The Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever Chapter hosted its annual youth mentor hunt Oct. 23, the Saturday before the opening of Nebraska’s statewide pheasant season. The 11 youths were paired with one of 11 mentors and hunted together at the Don Wei...
  • Area volleyball teams make cut for state

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Five area high school volleyball teams, two of which were on Chase County’s 2010 schedule, have qualified for the state tournament this week. First round games today (Thursday) will be played in Grand Island and Has...
  • Three chosen as football captains

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Seniors Daniel Regier, Tanner Stromberger and Misael Garcia earned the distinct honor of being selected as the honorary captains by their teammates of the 2010 Longhorn football team. Coach Dan Lenners said the tri...
  • Eleven out for junior high wrestling season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Eleven seventh and eighth graders are out for the 2010 junior high wrestling team, which opened action last Friday. Coach Matt Vlasin and Asst. Rob Lueth are working with the team, which has six tournaments on this ye...
  • Young volleyball team will be back in 2011

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County did not have a senior on its varsity volleyball starting line-up this season. That bodes well for 2011, when all of them are expected back, said CCS Coach Jodie Schuller this week. Looking back on the ye...
  • Firearm deer season opens Nov. 13

    Thousands of permits still are available for the November firearm deer hunting season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The November firearm season opens this Saturday, concluding on Nov. 21. The following November firearm permits we...
  • 2011 SCORE will follow ‘Days of Discovery’ theme

    Number of changes in store for science camps next June By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences, better known as SCORE in this area, is returning for its 14th year in June, 2011. Camp Director Marla Smith of Imperi...
  • Persistence paying off

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one of a series of stories concerning students utilizing the Imperial campus of Mid-Plains Community College to obtain a degree and further their education.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mid-Plains Community College (MP...
  • Four fire calls keep IVFD on alert

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) were called four times last week, keeping them on their toes. Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said the IVFD logged a lot of hours last week, starting with a cornstalk ...
  • Warm weather work

    With temperatures as nice as they have been, the city of Imperial public works crew took advantage of it and put up some of the Christmas holiday decorations downtown Tuesday. Dan Leibhart is high above the streets in the bucket truck getting one of the w...
  • Lots of cakes over 26 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Murlena Beard signed on as the baker for the Imperial Grade School/Chase County High School’s cafeteria 26 years ago, there was a tradition of baking a birthday cake once a month to celebrate those students who...
  • Check out the ‘pork and beans’

    Area residents are being asked to recognize the importance of the dry edible bean industry in the area through the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s “Bean Day.” Nine plastic pigs are located at area businesses. They contain beans, and the public is bei...
  • Mueller wins sheriff’s race, Christensen re-elected, Coleman chosen new mayor

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican There’s a new sheriff in town come January. Kevin Mueller, who got on the ballot by petition, defeated incumbent Tim Sutherland 885-736 in Tuesday’s General Election. That race helped draw Chase County to the ...
  • Tree, compost site will close to 24-hour-a-day access

    Change in hours takes effect Dec. 1 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A decision at the October meeting of the Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency (SNSWA) board will result in hours of operation changes for its tree and compost site. The board, whi...
  • Sixty-five years later, veteran receives medals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Like most World War II veterans, Arthur (Bill) Silvester didn’t talk to his family about his war experiences. He wanted to put the war behind him and get on with his life as a farmer in Chase County. Almost 65 yea...
  • FBLA chapter, VFW planning Veterans Day events

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Veterans of Chase County will be in the spotlight at two different events in Imperial next week in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Next Thursday, Nov. 11, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at...
  • Author promotes books, discusses writing process

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Becoming an author is a work in progress. That seemed to be Nick Pirog’s message to about 20 people attending his book signing last week. Pirog, the nephew of Linda and Jim Pirog of Imperial, was in town to promote ...