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  • Top 10 list for city covers several vital areas

    By Dwight ColemanImperial Mayor As the year closes, there has been much progress in the city of Imperial. Here is the order in which my Top 10 list occurred. 1. Manor Daycare—The unused Imperial Manor basement was refurbished to accommodate a licensed ...
  • Planning to retire soon? Social security facts to know

    By Laurie JonesSocial Security DistrictManager in North Platte Social Security is as American as baseball and apple pie. Not everyone likes apples or baseball games, but almost every American who reaches retirement age will receive Social Security retire...
  • Hospital sees upgrades in technology, services in 2011

    By Randy VlasinExecuive Director Chase CountyHospital Foundation Chase County Community Hospital realized numerous upgrades in technology and service this year.New specialists Dr. Jeff Kasselman returned to Chase County Community Hospital after completing...
  • U.S. Senate tackles important issues

    By Mike JohannsU.S. Senator It’s hard to believe 2011 has come to an end and my first term representing you in the U.S. Senate is at its midpoint. We’ve accomplished a lot this year, and I want to thank all of you who took time out of your busy sched...
  • Keep heating bills in check this winter

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When temperatures drop, you may be tempted to blast the thermostat. But a high home heating bill may just be our motivation to explore more creative ways of being comfortable this season. Keeping your family warm is n...
  • For Upper Republican NRD, 2011 marked by large projects

    By Jasper FanningUpper Republican NRD The Upper Republican NRD this year made big investments in projects that should produce significant, long-term payoffs for agricultural and natural resources throughout our region. It was a year to remember, both for...
  • New arrivals recorded during 2011

    Taylor and Michelle May of Imperial, a boy, Timothy Tatum, born Jan. 1, 2011, at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Ryan and Stephanie Stromberger, a girl, Taya Jean, born Dec. 15, 2010. Sam and Krynn (Ekart) Larsen of Columbus, a girl, Kendyl K...
  • Chamber is here to serve

    By Mary Deyle, Merrilyn LeibbrandtChamber Promotions Committee As yet another year comes to a close, we have to take time to reflect on what a great year 2011 held for us. Our Imperial Chamber of Commerce continues to grow each year. This year the Chamber...
  • A year full of change

    By Congressman Adrian SmithThird District-Nebraska With the holidays upon us, the season brings with it an opportunity for us to pause and reflect on the past year. Looking back over the course of the last 12 months, the pursuit of change has shaped even...
  • Student success big part of school’s progress

    By Matt Fisher, SuperintendentChase County Schools I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to discuss the school with our community. Being included in this segment illustrates the understanding the Republican has for the key role our school plays in making...
  • Deaths noted during 2011

    Vivian Olson, Dec. 19, 2010. Joyce Newman, Dec. 29, 2010. Paul Vlasin, Jan. 8, 2011. Wayne Sharp, Jan. 9, 2011. Steve Jussel, Jan. 16, 2011. Lucille Shinn, Jan. 21, 2011. Karolyn Howard, Jan. 21, 2011. Keith Majors, Feb. 1, 2011. Bill Silvester, Jan. 31, ...
  • Working together will help Imperial, county move forward

    By Leslie M. Carlholm Community Development Director 2011 was an exciting year for Imperial’s economic development program. The 2010 Census Data documented Imperial’s population had grown 4.5 percent, validating our belief that the community was grow...
  • Newness of twin babies this Christmas, more love to share

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Dirk and Rhonda Hill are in the process of adopting two new daughters into their lives this holiday season. Lily Star and Marina Moon were born in Omaha Oct. 9 at 29 weeks. The twins were welcomed into the Hill fami...
  • Free Christmas Day dinner again in the works

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While many hope for a white Christmas, coordinators and volunteers planning the fifth annual Christmas Day dinner in Imperial are hoping for just a nice day, snow or not. During two of the last four dinners organized ...
  • Changes in NRD pooling rules being proposed

    Special meeting Jan. 9 to discuss changes By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Board members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will consider changes to pooling rules during a special meeting Monday, Jan. 9. During their monthl...
  • School Superintendent Fisher given 2.3% salary increase

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County School Supt. Matt Fisher will see a $2,500 higher paycheck during the 2012-13 school year. The board of education approved the salary increase after a closed session during its Dec. 13 monthly meeting. Th...
  • Some familiar, some new on lighting contest winner list

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Judges in the 2011 exterior Christmas lighting contest had another challenging task in front of them Sunday night as they completed the judging process. The Chamber of Commerce-sponsored contest offered homeowners C...
  • Thrift stores fill special niche in community

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Whether it’s finding a bargain or you’re one of those persons looking for that tucked-away jewel, Imperial’s two thrift stores are the answer. And, at Christmas time, both the St. Isidore Gift and Thrift and t...
  • At 90, Marvin still active in farming, collecting

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Vincent Marvin has lived his entire life in Chase County. He was born Dec. 16, 1921 to Verneal and Lloyd Marvin on the ranch five and one-half miles west of Imperial. Turning 90 last Friday, Marvin reflected on his ye...
  • Chase Co. alumni invited to Holiday Open House Dec. 28

    Ever think about moving back to Imperial and Chase County? Been involved in a community project that would be a great fit for Imperial?   Or just curious about Imperial’s long term economic development goals or what is happening in the business commun...