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  • Fiedlers want small town life for daughters

    ■ 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 It really wasn’t a ques...
  • Pool back open after Saturday incident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a scene right out of the movie, “Caddyshack”—only this time it wasn’t a candy bar. Saturday’s unfortunate incident at the Imperial pool again thwarted the city of Imperial’s efforts to get its pool...
  • Ninety registered for Monday’s Ag Safety Day; more welcome

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Monday’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be a fun day of learning for children and volunteers at the Chase County fairgrounds. Coordinator Chris Tomky of Lamar said there are 90 currently preregistered, but ...
  • City electric rates to take some regular hikes in coming years

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Further study is being done on the city’s electric rates, but one thing’s for certain, they will be rising. City council members received a study report from the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) at their June ...
  • Welcome banners up, ready to greet visitors

    Just in time for Imperial’s 125th celebration and Fourth of July this weekend, the new Imperial welcome banners are hung, most of them anyway. Despite a very busy schedule, Imperial public works employees took time this week to hang many of the banners ...
  • Firemen’s Fourth promises lots of fun for all

    ■ Fireworks fund growing, more still needed. PAGE 2.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with friends, firemen and fireworks? That’s what the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department has planned for Sund...
  • Imperial celebrating a big birthday this weekend

    ■ Miss Nebraska has lofty goals. PAGE 2.■ Editor’s note: Included with this issue is a separate 32-page special supplement reviewing the history of Imperial as it celebrates its 125 years since the first homesteads were established. Many of the busi...
  • Harshest possible penalties handed down for URNRD meter violations

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Landowners who were actively bypassing irrigation water flow meters will suffer the harshest penalty possible—permanent retirement of irrigation on the affected land. In a special meeting Tuesday, June 22, member...
  • Fireworks fund growing, more still needed

    Last week’s donations pushed the annual fireworks fund over the $1,300 mark but that remains far shy of the $5,000 goal for this Saturday’s  July 3 show. Fundraising chair Russ Pankonin expressed appreciation for the donations to date. He urged peo...
  • 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...