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  • Continued abuse forces city to cut tree/compost site hours

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Due to continued illegal dumping at the city’s tree/compost, south of Imperial, hours of access will be cut drastically starting today (Thursday). Presently, the free drop-off site for trees, grass and other yard wa...
  • Council takes first look at new ordinance on cargo containers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nothing is in stone yet, but the Imperial city council and Planning Commission are reviewing a proposed ordinance that would regulate use of cargo, or shipping, containers being used for storage in parts of the city....
  • Schultz elected as new fire chief

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fireman Nick Schultz knows his way around the Imperial fire hall. He’s served on the volunteer fire department (IVFD) for 31 years now. He’s been president, vice-president and treasurer. He’s been a crew chie...
  • Pearl Harbor survivor speaks at services, writes book

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When the  Imperial Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, an 18-year old named Adolph Kuhn, a first-generation American of German descent, nearly died 19 times. He was chosen from 3,200 Pearl Harbor survi...
  • CCS one act runner-up at districts

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cast of Chase County School’s one act play was surprised by its runner-up position after district competition in Bayard Nov. 30. The students performed “Property Rites” by Alan Haehnel, a drama with a scienc...
  • Library aide LaRue retires after 31 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican LaRue Krutsinger retired from her library aide position at Chase County Schools (CCS) Nov. 30. On Monday, she was back in the library, substituting for Lori Lane, who took her place. Students greeted her with squeal...
  • Lang to head state’s Economic Development

    Legislation will propose merging Depts. of Labor, Economic Development Gov. Dave Heineman named Catherine D. Lang of Lincoln to serve as Director of the Department of Economic Development. She will also continue to serve as the Commissioner of the Nebras...
  • 21st Century holds open house at its newly completed facility

    21st Century Equipment held an open house Wednesday in conjunction with the Chamber’s Christmas Festival to mark the completion of a $1.3 million renovation project. Ground breaking for the project occurred in November 2011. The project added a new 10,0...
  • Pro Farmer profit briefing event in Holyoke Tuesday

    A one-day profit-briefing conference by the Professional Farmers of America is being brought to Holyoke Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center. Pro Farmer editors and industry experts will share what lies ahead for land p...
  • HEA customers can expect capital credit refunds

    Mark Farnsworth, general manager of Highline Electric Association in Holyoke, has announced that the Highline board of directors approved a capital credits refund of approximately $1,544,000 to the membership. In addition, Highline retired capital credit...
  • Attendance good at Christmas House

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House netted $2,315.50 this past Saturday. Proceeds go toward scholarships for students attending the spring trip to Valley Forg...
  • Kids’ vocabulary can prove entertaining

    Grandpa (my husband) took our eight-year-old grandson, Austin, on a nighttime shopping excursion when we were in Lincoln recently. They hit the jackpot by finding a birthday present that Austin was excited about, then stopped for an ice cream cone at a dr...
  • Something great has been started here

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Not quite two years ago, Meeting of the Minds organized as a group with a major goal to work together to make things happen. I’m happy to report that the group remains active and a viable way to share...
  • ‘Tis the season for concerts

    It’s the season for concerts and the first of three at Chase County Schools was held Tuesday night this week, when the five bands in grades 5-12 performed. At left, Ryan Moline sounds the cymbals in the high school band performance and fifth grader Macy...
  • Lady Longhorns drop pair in opening weekend

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Lady Longhorn Coach Nancy Sorensen said her team gave it all they had in their opening weekend of basketball, but they have a few things to work on as they approach another weekend of back-to-back games. Chase County ...
  • Cross country runners from England finish trek ahead of schedule

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A pair of cross country runners from England who passed through Imperial in September met their goal and finished the 3,067-mile run coast to coast ahead of schedule. Word from Julia Finill, wife of runner Chris Finil...
  • Wrestlers open season with double dual in Oshkosh

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Chase County opened its wrestling season last Thursday night in Oshkosh as they faced the Garden County Eagles and the Bridgeport Bulldogs in a double dual. Only having six wrestlers on the squad will make it extremel...
  • Longhorns open season with win over Cozad, then fall to McCook

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase Countys’ Longhorn boys’ basketball team opened the season Thursday with a 47-37 win at Cozad but fell to an athletic McCook club here Friday, 76-34. Coach Carl Zuege felt real upbeat about the play of his ...
  • Broken Bow proves tough meet for Longhorn wrestlers

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican Coach Matt Vlasin thought his young Longhorn wrestling team may not be used to spending the long days in a gym for the invitationals that start very early and take most of he day. Combine that with some very stiff co...
  • MPCC accepting registrations for ‘Birds of Nebraska’ class

    ■ Editor’s note: Imperial’s Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) extended campus will be receiving this class through distance learning transmission. From the beginner to the advanced bird watcher, nature lovers of all sorts will have the opportunity...