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  • Second annual Bullriding Challenge Saturday night

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People don’t even have to be rodeo fans to enjoy the excitement of the second annual Chase County Bullriding Challenge Saturday. The action will begin at 6:30 p.m. MT at the Chase County fairgrounds with gates ope...
  • Concrete will be removed in pool bottom for pipe repairs

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s going to be at least a couple more weeks before Imperial’s swimming pool is open. City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said Tuesday they made the decision to remove a section of the pool floor and replace the ...
  • Fisher: Chase County Schools’ place on ‘low achievement list’ doesn’t reflect academics

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School Supt. Matt Fisher said it’s “sad” that Chase County Schools Elementary ended up on a federal “lowest achieving school list.” The new federal list,  released last month, was required by the Obama Admi...
  • Variety of activities at Celebration on the Square

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Booths and activities will be available for just about any taste at the annual Celebration on the Square in Imperial June 19. One of the organizers, Claudette Swanson, said there will be a “lot of neat, different th...
  • First of four homes comes down in demo project

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Duysen brothers, Clair of Imperial and Robert of North Platte, watched last Thursday as their childhood home came down at 1023 Court Street. The home, built in 1915, is the first of several former residences in Im...
  • Concrete going down on East 5th Thursday; East 9th to close Monday

    Residents need to abide by ‘road closed’ signsBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Crews on the city street reconstruction project have been dodging the weather in recent days, but the concrete will be going down on East 5th Street today (Thursday). ...
  • Memorial Day honors fallen comrades from all wars

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The message from P.J. Pajerski to those gathered at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Imperial Monday morning was simple—Memorial Day honors our fallen comrades from all wars. “With hundreds of thousands of gravesites scatte...
  • Game & Parks to allow some alcohol in its state parks

    ■ Volunteers clear lake beaches for visitors. PAGE 2.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) commissioners voted 8-1 last Friday to lift the alcohol ban in state parks as of January, 2011. The attorney general...
  • Three hundred attend Chase County alumni banquet

    ■ See honor class photos. PAGE 11.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools was full of alumni and friends Saturday night as the annual alumni banquet and other events brought former residents back to town. Three hundred were served t...
  • City council has questions on 2010-11 budget for Manor, Parkview/Heights

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial city council sent the manager and administrator of the Imperial Manor and Parkview/Heights back to work last week on their 2010-11 budget. The budget was reviewed at the council’s May 24 meet...
  • Construction of EMS building on schedule

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The new Emergency Medical Services building in Imperial was expected to be enclosed as of Tuesday, except for the doors. That’s according to Chase County Commissioner Don Weiss, Jr. “As far as I know construction ...
  • City’s website offers a lot of information

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Say you’re thinking of moving to Imperial, or are planning a visit. Where do you start researching the town? You visit the City of Imperial’s website. At www.imperial-ne.com information can be found on just about ...
  • Volunteers clear lake beaches for visitors

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When Memorial Weekend visitors came to Enders Lake last weekend, they found some newly-cleared beach and campground areas, thanks to an all-volunteer effort. With state budget cuts, the Nebraska Game & Parks Co...
  • Twenty-four-year-old drowns at Enders Lake

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Just days before the first big holiday weekend of the season, a young man has drowned at Enders Lake. The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s dive/rescue team worked for more than two hours Sunday night in sear...
  • Planning commission wants more public input on city’s economic development property

    Residential, commercial, light industrial areas are proposed By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of Imperial’s planning commission tabled any action on the platting and zoning of the city’s economic development property during their May...
  • Big weekend planned for high school alumni

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial is rolling out the red carpet for alumni from Chase County Schools, formerly Chase County High School, this weekend. A number of events are planned on Saturday. Alumni Association President Jeanette Munger sa...
  • Leaking drain delays pool opening a week

    Pool will now open next Monday, June 7 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Swimmers who were looking forward to their first dip in the Imperial pool on Monday will have to wait a week. Earlier this week as the pool was being filled for the first time,...
  • Newspaper accepting vintage photos

    The Imperial Republican is continuing to accept Imperial history photos from the public which will be used on four signature pages during June, which are being supported by local businesses.Featured on those full page spreads will be historic photos of Im...
  • Slower pace, job opportunity reasons for return to Imperial

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Robyn (Clevenger) Lange l...
  • New veterinarian joins Vet Services

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two Imperial businesses are benefiting by the move to town of Troy and Angie Worth. Troy has been hired as an associate at Veterinary Services, while his wife, Angie, will be a part-time teller at Pinnacle Bank. Troy ...