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  • East 5th Street opening Friday

    Fireworks viewers can access grounds from both north, south By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Those coming to watch Saturday night’s fireworks show in Imperial will be able to enter from both the north and south sides of the fairgrounds, according ...
  • Hospital district question could be on November ballot

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In May, Chase County voters voted to create a hospital district. In November, they could be voting to reverse that action. During a special joint meeting of the county commissioners and hospital board last week, le...
  • Tom Terryberry selected chair of water sustainability task force

    Task force members urged to work together By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Tom Terryberry of Imper­ial will serve as the chair for Republican River Basin Water Sustainability Task Force. Terryberry, who serves on the board of the Upper Republica...
  • Colton postcard collection to spark memories during 125th celebration

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories on the events to be held during Imperial’s 125th birthday celebration this summer, July 2-4, 2010.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Charley Colton’s hobby has evolved into a history l...
  • Sanctions expected on NRD rule violations

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sanctions for the violation of the groundwater rules and regulations in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) are expected to be decided by the board this week. The URNRD board held a special meet...
  • Council will consider minor zoning changes to city’s economic development property

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican At last week’s meeting, city council members approved a replat of the economic development property purchased last year, east of Schroeder Park. This Monday, June 28, the council will address a couple of slight zoni...
  • Kevin Mueller petitioning for Chase County Sheriff ballot

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Keith County Sheriff Kevin Mueller, 49, a former Imperial police officer and Chase County High School graduate, is gathering petition signatures to be placed on the ballot in November for Chase County Sheriff. If he i...
  • Beth Kitt returning to TV on ‘Bachelor’ spin-off

    Chase County High School graduate Beth Kitt will make a comeback to prime time TV on ABC’s “The Bachelor Pad,” a spin-off of the hit show “The Bachelor.” The 30-year-old Wauneta native resides in Los Angeles, and appeared on the most recent seas...
  • Contractor continues work on pool leaks

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican General contractor for the Imperial pool, Simon Contractors of North Platte, installed the coupling over the pool’s main drain on Monday, but it continues to leak. That’s the news received by City Clerk/Administra...
  • Dan Kunnemann becomes new Reinke dealer in Imperial

    DSK Irrigation the new name for the dealershipBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican There’s a new name on the Reinke irrigation dealership in Imperial but a familiar face behind it. Dan Kunnemann and his wife, Sue, have acquired the Reinke Manufactur...
  • First meeting of Republican River Task Force this week

    The first meeting of the Republican River Basin Water Sustainability Task Force was scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, in McCook. Gov. Dave Heineman was to give introductory remarks at the meeting, focusing on compact compliance and water sustainability fo...
  • Make plans to attend Celebration on the Square

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican There won’t be any lack of entertainment or shopping opportunities at Saturday’s Celebration on the Square. Sponsored by the Chase County Tourism Committee, it will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the courthouse ...
  • Joint meeting Tuesday to discuss hospital district implementation

    Revisiting the votegetting closer lookBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In the May Primary Election, Chase County voters decided 629-566 to create a hospital district in the county. Implementation of that process will be discussed in a joint meetin...
  • The oldest house in town?

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Dick and Joan Bartels have been told that their house may just be the oldest one in town. Unfortunately, the records that may have substantiated that claim all burned when the original two-story frame Chase County Cou...
  • Contractor begins repairs; pool floor section removed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Workers with Simon Contractors of North Platte were here Monday morning to begin the repair process at Imperial’s swimming pool. A section approximately five by seven feet was cut out from the concrete floor’s sou...
  • Assessments beginning on city residents’ compliance with local nuisance codes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Properties in Imperial are being assessed starting this week for violations to the city’s nuisance codes. Last December, the city council contracted with West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD), appointin...
  • Imperial’s citywide garage sales starting early July 3

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories on the events to be held during Imperial’s 125th birthday celebration this summer, July 2-4, 2010.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s citywide garage sales have always had a...
  • Enders Dam recoating job near completion

    By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze Work at Enders Dam will be wrapping up in the coming days as contractors finish recoating the interior of the dam’s outlet pipe. St. Louis-based Hartman Walsh Painting Co. was awarded the project by the Bureau of Reclam...
  • Ominous skies draw storm chasers

    It’s the height of the tornado season and people get nervous when the skies darken like they did Sunday night. Chase County was under a thunderstorm watch or warning most of the afternoon and evening Sunday. One storm passed around 5 p.m. and anothe...
  • Newly crowned Miss Nebraska confirmed for 125th celebration

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Friday night’s opening ceremonies at Imperial’s 125th celebration July 2 will include newly crowned Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan of Gering. Scanlan, 17, won the title Saturday night in North Platte at the annual M...