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  • November firearm deer harvest sets record

    Nebraska’s November firearm deer harvest set a record this fall, rising 18 percent over last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Similar success rates were seen in the number of deer checked at Laker’s in Enders, where almost a ...
  • U.S. citizenship a reality for Wilkinson couple

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican This Thanksgiving will have a slightly different meaning to Donald and Gwen Wilkinson and their family. They became naturalized U.S. citizens this year. As a matter of fact, Gwen took her oath Monday in Omaha. Donal...
  • Imperial brings home six awards in NCIP competition

    Wauneta receives ‘Good Neighbor Award’  for pool efforts this summer By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In its last four years of involvement, this was Imperial’s best year in the Nebraska Community Improvement Program (NCIP). Six members of ...
  • Council interested in longer warranty on pool’s piping

    Engineer tells council improperly glued joints caused pool leaks By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Attempts will be made to get a longer warranty than just a year on the new piping and pool tank floor replaced at the Imperial pool after it closed thi...
  • Imperial Chamber’s Christmas season kicks off Dec. 1

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The streets of Imperial will be alive with the sounds and senses of Christmas as the Chamber of Commerce presents its 2010 Christmas Festival next Wednesday, Dec. 1 There will be festivities throughout the day and eve...
  • Automated fuel system installed at airport

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It’s taken four years to lay the groundwork but those efforts have come to fruition with the installation of a new automated fuel system at the Imperial airport. Testing will begin soon on the new system that w...
  • Open spaces, no traffic attract Fortkamps

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After years in Michigan...
  • Imperial recognized for 16th year as a Groundwater Guardian

    Imperial has been named a 2010 Groundwater Guardian Community by The Groundwater Foundation of Lincoln, in recognition of its efforts to protect local groundwater supplies. Imperial is among 132 communities in 34 states and one Canadian province to receiv...
  • Leadership program goal: stronger rural communities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Fourteen area residents gained the skills that will help them become stronger leaders which, in turn, will help towns in this area become stronger rural communities. Completing the Leaders for a New Frontier class Nov...
  • Vision of Trees visits Champion again

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The sixth annual Vision of Trees will be hosted by the Champion Jr. Women’s Club Dec. 3-5 at the Champion Community Center. Many activities will be included. Over 35 decorated Christmas trees will be displayed, usin...
  • There’s nothing like feeling loved

    It continues to amaze me when you study personalities how different people function, depending on their natural personality traits. Learning how to meet somewhere in the middle is so key in successful communication with happy people whether it’s in the ...
  • A time to give ‘thanks’

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherDuring this special time of the year, we all need to step back and think about the blessings bestowed upon us and to give thanks for those blessings. As I was preparing this column, one of the thought...
  • Firearm deer numbers up almost 19% at Laker’s check-in site

    Two of the area’s successful deer hunters during the firearm season bagged theirs opening day Nov. 13, at left, Dan Terryberry of Imperial with a 5 x 7 mule deer and Tanner Martin of Champion with this 6 x 6 mule deer with a 28 1/2” spread. (Photos ...
  • New playground equipment installed at the school

    A variety of volunteers assembled recently at the school playgrounds to install new playground equipment designed especially for children with disabilities. It is equipped with ramps to allow for access to the play complex. Among the volunteers were tea...
  • Public invited to one-act play performance

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools drama department performed its one-act play, “The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven,” at SPVA competition in North Platte Monday, taking second place. Perkins County took top honors in the co...
  • Parenting class gets look at Denver facility

    Parenting class students from Chase County High School gained firsthand experience working with abused children as they volunteered at the Tennyson Center in Denver on Nov. 18.   The Tennyson Center is a treatment center that consists of a K-12 school an...
  • CCS athletes now required to complete ImPACT testing

    Test helps determine when athlete should return to play after concussion diagnosed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican All athletes involved in winter sports at Chase County Schools have been through a new testing program that will help doctors and sc...
  • Board to decide next month whether to bid for track repair work

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A decision on whether or not to proceed with bids to repair the track at Chase County Schools is expected to be made at the school board’s Dec. 14 meeting. In use since the 2002 spring track season, the deterioratin...
  • Part of East 12th Street now open to through traffic

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Except for the north half of the street from Broadway to Longhorn St., East 12th is open to through traffic. Imperial Public Works Supt. Pat Davison, who keeps in close contact with the street project contractor, said...
  • Pool repairs completed

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The city of Imperial was to meet with the contractor and engineer for the swimming pool on Wednesday to review the whole project and sign off on repairs. City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said the city doesn’t s...