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  • The Imperial Theatre turns 30

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Well over half the people of Imperial” turned out to view the newly remodeled Imperial Theatre in 1980, according to a Sept. 25 issue of The Imperial Republican. That year, the theater and community center was op...
  • Funds for facility upkeep included in proposed 2010-11 school budget

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools’ proposed budget for 2010-11 reflects some of the board’s concern about the upkeep of the school building and its facilities. That’s according to Supt. Matt Fisher, who noted the coming year...
  • State Fair in Grand Island a big success

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Spectacular. Fabulous. Incredible. Something special. Fairgoers and state fair officials alike used these words to best describe the new Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Just 13 months ago, the site stood bare...
  • Voter registration urged for November election

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican To prepare for the Nov. 2 general election, Secretary of State John Gale urges qualified Nebraska citizens to register to vote if they haven’t done so. The National Association of Secretaries of State has designated...
  • Nebraskan makes career of square dance calling

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Fair has become known over the years for the top-name performers it draws. While that tradition centers on the grandstand entertainment, the same proved true at this  year’s fair square  dance....
  • Cheerleaders hype Longhorn spirit

    The CCS cheerleaders and Longhorn Boosters kicked off the sports season last Tuesday night with a supper and pep rally. The cheerleaders made their appearance on the Imperial city fire truck, decked out in bunker coats, declaring they were “all fired ...
  • Kevin Mueller will be on November ballot for sheriff

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Verification of the names turned in on petitions by Kevin Mueller, who is seeking a spot on the Chase County Sheriff ballot, was completed last Friday. Chase County Clerk and Election Commissioner Debbie Clark reports...
  • FVC finishes recent year with $7.288 million in local savings

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After coming off a record year in 2009, Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism summed  up fiscal year (FY) 2010, which ended Jan. 31, 2010, as a “reasonably good year.” Chism reported to the coop’s s...
  • Council, mayor forego salaries instead of freezing employee wages

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s mayor and four council members will serve with no salaries for at least the next two years in an effort to keep the 2010-11 budget increases at a minimum. At a special budget work session this Monday, the...
  • Chase County enrollment shoots up by 20 students

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thanks to a large kindergarten class, the largest in the elementary grades, Chase County Schools’ enrollment is up by 20 students this year. This year’s 563 students is a 3.6 percent increase over last year’s 54...
  • Statewide reading scores in for CCS elementary students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nearly seven of every 10 Nebraska students tested on the state’s first-ever statewide reading test met or exceeded the state’s reading standards. Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced the test resu...
  • Severinson hired to direct Manor, Heights

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Darin Severinson has been hired by Rural Health Development (RHD) as the new administrator of the Imperial Manor/Parkview/Heights senior facilities. He began working Aug. 16. RHD manages the facilities for the city of...
  • Champion residents not happy with tree removal

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Champion residents were dismayed to find trees being torn down around the Champion Lake dam earlier this week. The tree removal is part of a project by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) to repair the dam a...
  • Rabid sheep causes stir at county fair

    No infected sheep ever on the fairgrounds By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fair livestock exhibitors and superintendents got a little unnerved early last week when it was learned a sheep that was intended to be shown at the fair had contracted rab...
  • Fair completes another successful run

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Judging by the crowds on the fairgrounds throughout the week, especially Friday and Saturday night, the Chase County Fair looked like the place to be last week. Looking back on the week, fair board members felt the...
  • City’s proposed budget includes pay freeze for department heads

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s four department heads will see no increases in their salaries for 2010-11, based on figures in the city’s proposed budget. However, other city employees will see an average of 3 percent pay raises if th...
  • It’s back to books for kids

    The first day of 2010-11 classes at Chase County Schools arrived Wednesday this week for K-12 students. Shortly before 8 a.m., students and parents were arriving in droves, but traffic was slowed along East 9th in front of the school as street replacement...
  • Rodney Atkins show big hit with country fans

    Saturday night’s Chase County Fair concert headlined by country star Rodney Atkins was a big hit with the crowd of 2,250. The star from east Tennessee got up close with the fans. (Republican photo)...
  • Car rams into Kuecker home in northwest Imperial

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Kermit Kuecker of Imperial was in his kitchen when he got a jolt he didn’t expect shortly around noon, Friday, Aug. 20. A 2008 Mercury Sable, driven by 19-year-old Joshua Reichard, slammed into a bedroom in the n...
  • Man arrested, charged with sexual assault of child

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Nicholas Gonzales, 22, is in the Chase County Jail after being charged with sexual assault of a child. The arrest was made late Friday night at the Chase County Fairgrounds following an alleged assault to a 12-year-ol...