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  • Council okays One, Six Year Street Plan

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In an annual requirement of the city, approval of a One and Six Year Street Plan was addressed by the council at its Jan. 24 meeting. Opening of two streets from Holland St., east to Highway 61 are on the one-year pla...
  • Imperial Chamber eye contest

    To get you warmed up for Valentine’s Day the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial Republican are inviting you to try your luck at identifying eyes from participating Chamber businesses along with their spouses. Click here to view the full page...
  • NRDs getting look at proposed augmentation options

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Three potential sites for Republican River Basin augmentation projects have emerged after several years of study. Natural resources districts (NRDs) in the basin got a look during the Lower Republican NRD meeting e...
  • Interest is high in Christensen’s LB 516

    With governing board approval, proposal would allow school staff to carry guns By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial has been interviewed by Fox News, a radio station in San Diego and even a Toronto, Canada, newspa...
  • West Central will serve as city’s nuisance officer another year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican City council members decided Monday night to hire West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) as Imperial’s nuisance officer for another year. On a 4-0 vote, council members hired the agency based in Ogallala...
  • Winter weather not stopping construction progress

    With the exception of some below-freezing temperatures for several days in mid-January, weather conditions in late December and January have been conducive for construction crews to make good progress on several major building projects in Imperial. On T...
  • Open house set at new EMS building

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Tours will be given to the public during an open house at the new Emergency Medical Services building in Imperial Friday. The open house will be held at the building at 1235 Grant Street from 2-4 p.m. Refreshments w...
  • Tom Cravey remembers 1986 Challenger disaster

    Friday will mark 25 years since Space Shuttle exploded By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An event that rocked America 25 years ago remains very clear in the mind of an Imperial man. Tom Cravey was reminded while watching television recently that th...
  • Keno profits benefitting Chase County, Wauneta

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Recently the Chase County Commissioners allotted $5,000 to the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) summer camp centered in Imperial. That $5,000 came from keno funds. There are two establishments in Chas...
  • Imperial, out-of-town mail slots combined

    Visitors to the Imperial United States Post Office last week may have noticed that there are no longer two mail slots for outgoing mail. In the past there have been an “Imperial” slot and an “Out-of-Town” slot. Postmaster Jerry Lines said the chan...
  • AK Acres expanding warehouse, processing facility

    C & S Construction of Grant is erecting a new 80- by 150-foot steel building for AK Acres at their shipping and processing facility near the railroad tracks on South Street. AK Acres owner Dennis Kunnemann said they are expanding their existing facili...
  • Lemon tree gets confiscated

    Jeff, my son-in-law, grew up with fresh garden produce. He enthusiastically got his kids involved in planting tomato plants in pots last summer. And out of the blue, he decided they should have a lemon tree, something to provide a fresh citrus smell to th...
  • Christensen’s bill certainly a discussion starter

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor A lot of ink and air space have been spent since the Jan. 5 shooting at Millard South High School in Omaha, when an upset student who’d been suspended that morning came back to the school in the after...
  • $1 million bail for ‘person of interest’ in McCook teen’s death

    McCOOK (AP)—An 18-year-old man from Bartley is being held on $1 million bail as a “person of interest’’ in the slaying of a 14-year-old McCook girl. McCook Police Chief Isaac Brown said Monday that Stathis Kirkpatrick remained in custody, pending ...
  • Third grader’s environmental poster on to state contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Family Community Education (FCE) organization sponsored an environmental poster contest for third grade students at Chase County Schools. Twelve students in Renee Hamilton’s class participated in th...
  • CCS singers perform at SPVA

    Some Imperial hometown talent performed twice at Saturday’s SPVA Conference basketball tournament, before both the Chase County girls’ and boys’ consolation games in North Platte. Singing the National Anthem a capella before the two games, from left...
  • Lady Longhorns finish where seeded at SPVA tourney

    Chase County loses close one in consolation finals By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a tough go for the Lady Longhorn basketball team at last week’s SPVA Conference Tournament. The Chase County girls finished where they were seeded, No. 6...
  • SPVA wins prove elusive after opener

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After winning their tourney opener against Perkins County last week, further wins in the SPVA tournament proved elusive for the Chase County Longhorns. While the Longhorns achieved their goal of playing in the con...
  • Imperial soccer sign up deadline nears

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youths in the community who want to play  in the Imperial Great Plains Soccer program this spring need to be registered by Friday, Feb. 4. Registrations coming in after that date will be charged a $20 late fee. Shann...
  • Trophies, medals go to top youth basketball shooters

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Bouncing basketballs filled the Longhorn gym Sunday afternoon as local youths took part in the annual Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest and the Jaycees’ Super Shooters contest. In all, 75 youths were r...