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  • City retention pond being enlarged

    Work started earlier this month on removing dirt from the city of Imperial’s storm water retention pond on airport property along Highway 61. Public Works Supt. Pat Davison said Koellner Enterprises is digging out the dirt with its large equipment, and ...
  • MPCC extended campus coordinators meet for strategic planning

    Mid-Plains Community College’s Extended Campus coordinators met in Broken Bow Dec. 13-14 for their annual strategic planning retreat. The retreat, led by Bruce Dowse, Area Dean of Outreach and Training, provided a time for the group to share successful ...
  • Harmon on fast track to AA degree

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one of a series of stories concerning students utilizing the Imperial campus of Mid-Plains Community College to obtain a degree and further their education.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although 19-year old Hannah Harm...
  • Crop production clinics offered at nine locations

    Crop producers and agribusiness professionals will learn how to improve their profitability and manage challenging new pest issues during the 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Production Clinics. The clinics will be offered at nine locati...
  • T.O. Haas open house next Thursday to thank customers

    The Imperial T.O. Haas wanted to thank its customers for their support the past year, so is hosting an open house next Thursday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The staff will be serving a sloppy joe lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their store on Imperial ...
  • Daffodil Days coordinator sought in Chase County

    The American Cancer Society is looking for a volunteer coordinator for its annual Daffodil Days promotion in Chase County. Daffodil Days celebrates the Society’s mission of saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays through t...
  • Christmas—a time of love, hope

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Sunday represents a special day in the lives of Christians as it marks the birth of the Christ Child—our savior and king. With his birth and eventual death on the cross, we all have the opportunity ...
  • Twelve days of Christmas takes on new meaning

    I’ve never given much thought to the lyrics in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Twelve drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 Lords a leaping. Does it have to make sense? I mean, look at nursery rhymes. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater put his wife in...
  • Eagle-viewing opportunity starts early next year

    The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District will once again provide eagle-watching opportunities to the public this winter. Central’s eagle-viewing facility below Kingsley Dam in Ogallala will open for the season on Sat., Jan. 7, with a sp...
  • Local students expand minds with expanded technology, space future

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Eleven junior chemistry students from Chase County Schools teacher Kim Wilson’s class attended the Cyber and Space Symposium in Omaha Nov. 16-17 to learn about issues in the cyber world. Wilson said the students wer...
  • Car, utility pole damaged in accident

    The corner of 12th and Broadway Sts., was busy last Friday afternoon after a vehicle collided with a utility pole over the noon hour. Police Chief Larry Browning said Melody Raffaeli of Imperial, the driver of the 2010 Honda four-door sedan, apparently fe...
  • Longhorn boys knock off Yuma and Garden County, move to 4-2

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns added two more wins to their record last week, improving to 4-2. On Thursday, they handed the visiting Yuma, Colo., Indians a 40-35 loss and backed that up with a 41-29 win at Garden Cou...
  • Lady Longhorns split back-to-back games

    By Jan Schultz and Diane StammThe Imperial Republican A Friday night win at Garden County kicked off back-to-back basketball games for the varsity Lady Longhorns, who ended the weekend with a 1-1 split. The win at Oshkosh Friday was Chase County’s secon...
  • Bald eagle success story continues in Nebraska

    A record 90 active bald eagle nests were observed in Nebraska during the 2011 breeding season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The previous record was 54 in 2007. The state’s first successful modern bald eagle nest was observed in ...
  • Wrestlers gain valuable experience at McCook

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Longhorn Coach Matt Vlasin decided to take three of his westlers to a junior varsity meet for some valuable experience. Johnathan Fegley, Javier Casarez and Luis Rodriguez all made the trip to McCook last Thursday for...
  • Imperial EMS to have two new ambulances

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican One down, one to go. The Imperial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) took possession of a new ambulance Dec. 13 and expects to park another one in the bus barn at the end of March. A 2011 Chevy Duramax with 2,500 miles ...
  • Preschoolers in Christmas spirit

    Just like the older students in schools, many of the local preschoolers are also involved in presenting Christmas programs or entertaining with Christmas songs around town. Above, the four and five-year-olds in the Monday/Wednesday afternoon classes at Ra...
  • Christmas: a time for singing

    Chase County Schools’ auditorium was full of music last Thursday night as K-6 students presented their Christmas vocal concert, split into two sessions, one for grades K-3 and another for 4-6. Above, Director Amy Walworth leads the sixth grade choru...
  • Process to acquire Champion Lake, Mill continuing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican District 44 State Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial plans to introduce a bill in the Nebraska Legislature next session that would transfer ownership of Champion Lake and Champion Mill from the Nebraska Game and Par...
  • Expansion of 21st Century Equipment facility complete

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Last week’s open house at 21st Century Equipment marked the completion of a major addition and renovation to the facility. A new 100- by 120-foot combine repair shop represents the crown jewel of the $1.3 milli...