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  • Census only takes 10 minutes

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Did you come home this past week or two to find a 2010 Census bag on your door knob? If so, fill out the enclosed form and send it back immediately. That’s the advice of 2010 Census officials. If every household doe...
  • Most area schools take big hit on ‘10-11 state aid

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican There’s one consolation for Chase County Schools in the lower state aid figures released last week by the Nebraska Department of Education.     They’re not alone. Chase County Schools’ aid dropped significant...
  • District court ruling says Basin’s occupation tax in LB 701 is constitutional

    Latest decision will be appealed to higher court By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Lancaster County District Court Judge Robert Otte ruled Monday that the occupation tax created in LB 701 is constitutional. However, any celebration by Republican B...
  • Board changes policy on school board members as employees

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Apparently, a Chase County Schools’ policy on school board members and conflict of interest was in violation of state law. That’s what board members learned since several agenda items including the hiring of board...
  • Moses passes away after bout with cancer

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Even after he and his wife, Linda, sold their business in 2008, Rick Moses still couldn’t just walk away from the radio communications business they nurtured since 1977. After selling Prairie States Communication...
  • Imperial loses community icon Willard Rouze

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Imperial community lost a community icon with the death of long-time businessman and community supporter Willard Rouze. Rouze, 89, passed away Thursday, March 11, after suffering from declining health condition...
  • Prom-goers ready for big weekend

    Juniors and seniors at Chase County Schools and their dates are counting down the final days until Saturday night’s Prom in Imperial, which will follow “A Black Tie Affair” theme this year. Members of the junior class selected their candidates for k...
  • Engineer to be hired for school track work

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An engineer is expected to be chosen soon, possibly by next week, for work on the Chase County Schools’ track. The school board has been discussing track repairs in recent months, mainly lifting the entire track sur...
  • Business Plan Basics training to be held here for entrepreneurs, business owners

    Training will be conducted in Spanish at Imperial Lied Library The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) is teaming up with the city of Imperial, Adams Bank and Trust, First Bank and Trust and Pinnacle Bank and will host ...
  • 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...