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  • Hair salon changes hands

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Longtime stylists Kristi McNair and Karra Meeske have purchased the former Just for Looks and renamed it Klassy Kreations. Located at 820 Douglas, the shop was sold by Holli Purkypile Aug. 25. McNair and Meeske worked...
  • Imperial banker chosen for LEAD’s 2011-13 program

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Josh Fries, an assistant vice president and loan officer at First Bank & Trust in Imperial, will be among the LEAD group of Fellows for 2011-13. LEAD stands for Leadership Education/Action Development and the Grou...
  • OSHA cites Parks producer following grain suffocation

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited DL Cattle Trading LLC Co. for two willful, nine serious and one other-than-serious alleged safety violation at the company’s cattle feedlot and farming opera...
  • Computer class in Palisade still accepting students

    A user- friendly computer class for beginners is set for three Thursdays in September in Palisade. The classes sponsored by McCook Community College will focus on the basic understanding of computers and computer language. Students will gain the confiden...
  • Imperial artist displaying at Grant gallery this week

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC Member Marcia Bauerle of Imperial has contributed a display for the public to enjoy at Meadowlark Gallery during the month of September. Bauerle’s resumé includes teaching degrees in family and consumer science and K-12 art, as we...
  • State fair in Grand Island no fluke

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher In its inaugural run in Grand Island last year, the Nebraska State Fair showed signs of greatness. This year, the fair, the City of Grand Island and more than 800 volunteers from across the state prov...
  • Huskers need to work out kinks in new offense

    By Eric OlsonAP Sports Writer LINCOLN (AP)—Forget the numbers Taylor Martinez put up. His big day couldn’t disguise the kinks that showed up in the debut of Nebraska’s new offense. The 10th-ranked Cornhuskers could get away with it against Chattanoo...
  • Lady Longhorns open first weekend with 3-1 record

    CCS takes third at Lexington tournament By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Back-to-back action in the Lady Longhorns’ opening volleyball weekend left the Chase County varsity team at 3-1 as it heads into another week of play. Chase County’s only ...
  • Grade 3-6 flag football starts practice next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The flag football program sponsored by Crossroads Wesleyan Church will get underway for the season with the first practice on Monday, Sept. 12, at the field north of the church at 1710 Wesley Dr. The program is open t...
  • Girls third, boys fourth at Cambridge cross country meet

    Five runners earn medals at the meet By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Cross country coach Carl Zuege liked what he saw in the team’s first meet of the year last Friday at Cambridge. The Longhorn girls finished third overall while the boys finis...
  • Longhorns fall to Wray Eagles 32-7

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorns lost both the battle in the trenches and the battle of field position Friday night, leading to a 32-7 loss to the Wray Eagles. Coach Dan Lenners said the Longhorns got beat at the line ...
  • Nebraska/Creighton volleyball to air live on NET Television

    John Cook’s Huskers and Kirsten Bernthal Booth’s Bluejays face off against each other when Nebaska hosts Creighton during the Ameritus Player’s Challenge on tonight (Thursday). The contest will be broadcast live from the NU Coliseum on “Nebraska ...
  • ‘Managing Tough Times’: how can ag families be more resilient?

    “Managing Tough Times” workshops, where agricultural producers and spouses learn about practices their family can use to reduce financial, production and human risks, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Akron and Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Holyoke, Colo...
  • No anticipation of delays this corn harvest

    Producers can expect a similar weather pattern during  corn harvest this year compared to last year, as this will be the second year of a La Nina pattern, according to a University of Nebraska-Lincoln state climatologist. Al Dutcher, state climatologist ...
  • Robinson enters plea in Osthus assault, under evaluation

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Shelly Robinson, 47, of Imperial, accepted a plea agreement following an April 11 assault on Pat Osthus, 57, of Imperial. She pled no contest in late June to first degree assault, a Class II felony. Three other felo...
  • UNL sets higher academic goals for Big Ten future

    LINCOLN (AP)—The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has some ambitious goals for its academic future in the Big Ten Conference. Chancellor Harvey Perlman outlined his plan to improve and grow the university Thursday in a speech on campus. Perlman said the B...
  • Big crowds create parking problem at state fair

    GRAND ISLAND (AP)—As the second Nebraska State Fair at its Fonner Park location in Grand Island was winding down, officials were looking ahead at solving problems for next year. Atop the list was transportation and parking. With nice weather abounding a...
  • Trouble finding things? Lots of piles?

    If you have accumulated more “stuff” in your  house or office than you wish, Mid-Plains Community College has the class for you. “Clear Out Clutter” will be offered Monday, Sept. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Imperial campus at 1324 Broadway. Tau...
  • Emergency responders answer call after Amtrak train derailment in Dundy County

    By Tina Kitt, Russ Pankonin andJason FrederickThe Wauneta Breeze, The Imperial Republican and The Benkelman Post Emergency responders from Imperial, Wauneta and Palisade joined others from across southwest Nebraska, northwest Kansas and northeast Colorado...
  • Chase County Schools is holding own on enrollment

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While many rural area schools are fighting big enrollment declines, Chase County Schools (CCS) is holding its own. And, according to School Supt. Matt Fisher, it appears the CCS enrollment trend will stay at similar n...