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  • Museum announces summer schedule

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nola Straub of Wauneta sat in the Chase County Museum in Champion last Sunday,  painting fabric. She plans to do the same this Sunday, during the second weekend of the quilt show. Sponsored by Crazy Quilt Guild, the ...
  • Bid agreement finalized for Champion Dam reconstruction

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) has finalized a bid for sediment removal at Champion Lake, in conjunction with the renovation of the dam. Roger Kuhn, Assistant Director for the NGPC, said Monday that the...
  • One vehicle accident Friday takes down utility pole

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a main street utility pole Friday apparently fell asleep. That’s the report from Imperial Police Sgt. Rob Browning, who investigated the 4 p.m. accident at the corner...
  • Finding out what Kindergarten’s like

    Forty prospective 2010-11 kindergartners at Chase County Schools spent Monday finding out what their first year in school will be like. This year’s kindergarten class was excused for the day, so all three teachers could spend the day with next year’s ...
  • Hearing scheduled for county zoning changes

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The public may testify about additions and changes to the Chase County zoning regulations at a hearing scheduled for May 11 at the courthouse. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room....
  • East 5th Street to close for start of milling process

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Several blocks of East 5th St., those between Highway 61 west to Leech St., will be closed starting Monday. That’s when the city’s street paving contractor, Concrete Products, Inc., of North Platte, hopes to begin...
  • Voters to go to polls for Primary on Tuesday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Voters in Imperial, Chase County and throughout Nebraska will go to the polls next Tuesday, May 11, for the Primary Election. Polls open at 7 a.m. MT and will remain open until 7 p.m. MT. Voting in Chase County wi...
  • CCS math teacher won’t totally retire

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although Chase County Schools grade 7-8 math teacher Dianne Radcliffe will attend a retirement party in her honor next week, she doesn’t plan to leave school this spring and never return. She hopes to substitute tea...
  • Carriage rides, photos will yield special memories at city’s 125th

    ■ 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 Memories are what make birthdays and anniversaries sp...
  • Kansas asks U.S. Supreme Court to re-address Nebraska’s compact compliance settlement

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Unsatisified with the June, 2009 results of non-binding arbitration, Kansas wants the U.S. Supreme Court to re-address the issue of Nebraska’s compliance with the 2002 compact settlement. On Tuesday, Kansas Attor...
  • Weekend will usher in May Day; colors overflow

    April showers have been plentiful in recent weeks, adding credibility to the adage, “April showers bring May flowers.” Colorful tulips, daffodils and other early flowering beauties have popped up all over the Imperial area, thanks to three inches of...
  • Musical duo to help celebrate city’s 125th with original tunes

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the first 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 An original song-writing, fiddle and harmonica ...
  • Council overrides Planning Commission on zoning change

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Although the Planning Commission had twice voted down a zoning change request from Bruce and Crystal Peterson of Imperial, the city council gave the Petersons the change they wanted. The council’s 4-0 vote Monday ni...
  • Voters to decide at Primary on hospital district

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When County Clerk Debbie Clark certified a petition drive last September, the process began to determine whether voters want to create a hospital district in Chase County. That decision will come May 11 when Chase ...
  • Lots of laughter in this group

    (!--IMAGE images/4.29.10/red-hat5385.jpg IMAGE--> By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican You walk into a restaurant and see a bunch of ladies in purple clothing and red hats. What is going on? That happened recently at Enders Lake Golf Course. The Red ...
  • Earth Day celebrated with tree planting

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two members of Virginia Harford’s class at Chase County Schools partnered with the City of Imperial last Thursday to observe Earth Day with a skit and a tree. Michael Musgrove and Chase Reasoner helped city employee...
  • Nebraska now offering online renewal for driver licenses

    Nebraskans can now renew their driver license online through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Nebraskans are eligible to renew their driver license, motorcycle license or state ID card once every other renewal cycle, or every 10 years, mee...
  • Sections of East 5th to be closed as storm sewer work progresses

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Drivers along East 5th St., should expect short sections of that street to be closed in the next two weeks as work progresses on the storm sewer. Removing the old storm sewer tubes and laying new pipe is part of the s...
  • Republican earns leadership award, 15 other awards in newspaper contest

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The staff of the Imperial Republican earned recognition for their community leadership during the Nebraska Press Association’s annual convention last weekend in Kearney. The paper’s staff received the Leadershi...
  • Street banners to give colorful welcome to Imperial

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial is well-known as a welcoming community. It’s going to give a little more of that impression in a month or so when new “welcome” banners are up along Imperial’s main street and several other key locati...