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  • Pheasants Forever to host prescribed burn meeting in Grant

    Pheasants Forever plans to host a meeting to discuss the benefits of prescribed fire and how a local Prescribed Burn Association can help landowners conduct safe and effective prescribed burns. The meeting is open to the public and is being held in Grant...
  • The Imperial Republican begins offering e-subscriptions to readers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Readers of The Imperial Republican who like to get their news from the Internet can now get the entire issue of the Republican online. The Republican is now offering an e-subscription that will allow e-subscribers ...
  • Soupy, country roads not fun

    The oft-quoted, unofficial U.S. Postal Service creed is a challenge for Imperial rural mail carriers to observe lately. However, those words, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their app...
  • ‘Hands-on’ science goal of Edgerton Explorit Center

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three hundred students at Chase County Schools had their hands on science Monday, thanks to a visit from the Edgerton Explorit Center’s and its Science Discovery Day. Two well-known Edgerton representatives, executi...
  • Committee moves Sen. Christensen’s occupation tax bill

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee advanced Sen. Mark Christensen’s LB 862 to the floor with an 8-0 vote.      Christensen said Wednesday the committee advanced it last week but it did n...
  • Chase County added to statewide radio network

    Thirty-eight of state’s 93 counties now on system By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County became one of 27 central and western Nebraska counties this month to join the statewide radio network planned for Nebraska. A total of 38 counties i...
  • Legislature contemplating five-cent gas tax increase

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A five-cent per gallon increase on the excise tax placed on motor vehicle fuels would be used to complete the Nebraska expressway system under a bill currently held in the Legislature’s Revenue Committee. LB 796 was...
  • Apparent scam involving EMS card circulating in area

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For just a one-time charge of $398.25 and a monthly billing of $9.95, local residents can get an EMS card so their medical information is readily available to emergency responders. However, an Imperial resident who wa...
  • Great Plains serving Nebraska for 100 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Great Plains Communications has been serving the telecommunications needs of rural Nebraska since 1910. That includes over 60 years of service in Imperial. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Great Plain...
  • New nursing staff members join Chase County Hospital

    There are three new faces among the nursing staff working at Chase County Community Hospital on the night shift. Robyn Lange, RN, is a native of Chase County, and a 1996 Chase County High School graduate. She earned her nursing degrees at College of St. M...
  • Mother Nature needs memo spring is near

    Spring arrives on Saturday, March 20. However, Mother Nature may need a reminder of that upcoming date on the calendar. Snow again visited the Imperial area early this week, starting Sunday night and continuing on Monday. It brought another two and a ha...
  • NRD looking at funding through Improvement Project Area

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Several months ago, the Upper Republican Natural Resources District hired a Lincoln law firm to look for other funding methods to pay for compact compliance activities. That investment may be paying dividends. Dur...
  • Late filings result in several races for elected office

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A big surge of filings for elective office hit the Chase County Clerk’s office in the final days before Monday’s deadline. Chase County Clerk/Election Commissioner Debbie Clark said Friday was a busy day, and a fe...
  • Bill to ban texting being considered by Legislature

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A bill that would ban texting by drivers while operating a vehicle in motion is being considered by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee of the Nebraska Legislature. Testimony was first heard Feb. 9 on ...
  • County hospital foundation’s appreciation event big success

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 120 people attended the Chase County Hospital Foundation’s dessert theater Saturday night at the Chase County Schools auditorium and commons area. The event was designed to show appreciation to foundatio...
  • New sex offender registration law in effect

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Following the passage of LB 285 in last year’s legislative session, new requirements for the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act went into effect in January, 2010.      The law also changed the registration ...
  • K-6 students to be treated to ‘Science Discovery’ event

    The Edgerton Explorit Center (Nebraska’s hands-on science center) of Aurora, NE will present “Science Discovery,” a one-day hands-on science program for K-6 grade students Monday, March 8, at the Chase County Schools Longhorn gym. The excitement be...
  • St. Isidore Gift and Thrift opening up next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Hours of planning and remodeling are complete, and a new thrift store will open in Imperial on Monday, March 8. St. Isidore Gift and Thrift is located at the former St. Patrick Church Friendship Hall at 746 Broadway....
  • IMP continues to be hammered out by NRD, DNR

    NRD wants alternative funding options in the plan By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Representatives of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources took the wraps off an integrated management plan (IMP) Feb. 9 that would shut down Republican River ...
  • Former NFL players pump up for education

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Reach for effort, education and excellence, students at Chase County Schools were told last Wednesday. The students listened, because the speakers were two very large former National Football League players. Keith D...