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  • To travel or not to travel?

    To travel or not to travel. That is sometimes the question. Whether to travel was no question for me as I packed up and headed east for Plattsmouth last Thursday. Quarterly board meetings of the Nebraska Community Foundation board take us to all parts of ...
  • What are we willing to give up to right government ship?

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Like it or not, we’ve all become a little too used to sucking on the government teat. Is that a bit harsh? Abrasive? Offensive? Probably so, but it’s time to talk about reality. You may want to ...
  • Bill gets tough on repeat drunk driving offenders

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A bill that would target habitual drunk drivers in Nebraska has been scheduled for a hearing before the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee today (Thursday). State Senator Pete Pirsch of Omaha said LB 675, which he sp...
  • Longhorns end winter sports season

    The winter sports season for the Chase County teams came to an end last Thursday when the boys’ basketball squad was defeated in the subdistrict tournament finals by North Platte St. Pat’s. Here, some of the more upbeat Longhorn fans, including soph...
  • What a day for a walk (or slide) in the park

    Mid-60 degree temperatures Tuesday afternoon brought a lot of Imperial residents outdoors to take in the spring-like weather on the first day of March. Included among those taking in the warm temperatures was 14-month old Emary Jones, above, who was pla...
  • Supreme Court to hear arguments on Republican River basin appropriation

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, March 2, on whether the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can declare part of a river basin over-appropriated. DNR has already ruled they don’t have the s...
  • City gets some good news on audit report

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Some good news came along with the city’s annual audit report heard at Monday night’s city council meeting. Terry Galloway of the Grand Island firm Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth reported several areas of...
  • East sections of Imperial next for nuisance code compliance

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Most of the area east of Broadway St. in Imperial will be the next section of the city to be reviewed for compliance with Imperial’s nuisance codes. At Monday’s city council meeting, a nuisance abatement agreement...
  • Lamar man travels to Kansas City, DC, Chicago with LEAD group

    Dave Hogsett, a farmer and rancher from Lamar, is about a half year into his two-year experience of education in Nebraska’s LEAD Program. LEAD, which stands for Leadership Education/Action Development, is in its 30th year as a program of the Nebraska Ag...
  • Unruly prisoner transferred to G.I. facility

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Stuart Gordon, who had been in the Chase County Jail since last July, is now being housed in Grand Island’s Hall County Jail. Gordon, 22, is facing a second degree felony assault charge, after allegedly stabbing Mar...
  • November, December close out another year of city sales tax

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican November and December of 2010 had average performance  from Imperial sales tax income. However, while they weren’t stellar amounts, the over $60,000 brought in the last two months of 2010 is still significant. Poss...
  • New manager leads Alco

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Scott Giles, the new manager of Alco in Imperial, is no stranger to the system. He applied for the job because he’d been with the chain for 15 years. Giles, who began his new job here Feb. 21, spent his previous yea...
  • FFA scores at districts

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three teams from the Chase County Schools FFA chapter placed first during district competition at Curtis recently, earning them a place in state competition later this spring. Districts were held both Feb. 8 and Feb. ...
  • Rural Development awards nearly $6,000 to Village of Wauneta

    USDA Rural Development has announced that the Village of Wauneta will receive a grant of $5,800 that, leveraged with $11,025 from the village, will make energy efficiency improvements to the Wauneta Public Library. “The Wauneta Library does need updates...
  • Cost of deporting illegal immigrants adds up

    ■ Editor’s note: During this year’s Unicameral session in Lincoln, The Imperial Republican is running occasional stories written by journalism students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The stories are a service of the Nebraska News Service, an...
  • Early ball team signup deadline this Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The early, and cheapest, registration deadline for youths playing in the Imperial baseball and softball leagues this summer arrives Friday, March 4. Forms in by this Friday will have the least expensive fee at $15 for...
  • CCS sophomore has great experience in Washington, D.C.

    Holmes’ trip started with CCS science fairBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Five days in Washington D.C. recently gave CCS sophomore Mason Holmes something for his scrapbook.     Holmes was one of only a handful of Nebraska high school students s...
  • Something to ponder on during the off-season

    Russ PankoninA commentary on sports As a basketball official, I get to see people at both their best AND at their worst. Whether it’s a fan or parent in the crowd, a coach on the sideline or a player on the floor, their actions are often dictated by wh...
  • Longhorns’ season comes to an end in subdistrict final

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Call it the “tale of two halves.” The Chase County Longhorns came out red hot in the subdistrict final against the North Platte St. Pat’s Irish last Thursday. They knocked down four treys in the first quart...
  • Lady Longhorns wrap up 2010-11 season

    Season stats reviewed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s girls’ basketball season record may not have ended up where the team and coaches envisioned, but Head Coach Nancy Sorensen credits the girls for several positives. First and f...