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  • Rotary clubs provide shelter for thousands of Haitians after disastrous earthquake

    Area Rotary clubs have joined the effort to provide shelter and comfort in the Haiti crisis through the ShelterBox program. As of this week, 2000 boxes have landed in Haiti with more scheduled to arrive. Each ShelterBox contains a sturdy 10-person tent wi...
  • Court to hear case on property tax refunds

    NRDs seeking direction for repayment of LB 701 property taxes By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican District Court Judge David Urbom of McCook will hear a motion today (Thursday) on whether unconstitutional property taxes collected under LB 701 can be ...
  • Chamber’s Ag Technology Fair a successful venture

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In its second year, the Ag Technology Fair sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce was another success. That’s according to Clint Johnson, chairman of the Chamber’s ag committee, who said more than 150 peopl...
  • Board told gym wall is stable

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Concerns about stability of the Shorthorn gym’s west wall seemed to be alleviated at last Tuesday’s school board meeting after a presentation from a local contractor. Board member Gregg Smith brought up concerns a...
  • Music student teaching at CCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of Monday, Amanda Morris had only student taught at Chase County Schools for two days, so she doesn’t have much of an impression about student teaching. However, music is in her soul. Morris, 22, is teaching bo...
  • Bids to be let for Champion Dam project

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) is advertising for bids for the Champion Mill Dam Rehabilitation and Sediment Removal project. The project was made necessary after damage to a gate at the dam and silting...
  • Hanes family increases number of medical providers in 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 When Jamie Hanes and his ...
  • Changes considered in gym key distribution

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Concerns with liability and some abuse of the Wellington gym have led the Chase County Schools board of education to consider changes in public access to the facility. At the board’s Jan. 12 meeting, considerable ti...
  • School musical bringing pirates to town

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With cat-like tread, the Pirates of Penzance will be slipping into town Monday and Tuesday night next week, as Chase County Schools presents its annual musical production. The cast of 35 high school students will stag...
  • Allo Communications announces expansion project in Scottsbluff/Gering

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial-headquartered Allo Communications announced last week they have begun a $10-million plus expansion project in the Scottsbluff and Gering communities. The announcement came during a press conference at the ...
  • County 4-H/FFA beef weigh-in set

    By Kimberly CookExtension EducatorUNL Extension SW4 Counties The Chase County 4-H market beef weigh-in is set for Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market.   All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to ex...
  • Work underway on new lift station

    Activity has picked up in the northeast section of Imperial’s Campbell Park as Myers Construction, Inc., of Broken Bow started work on the new sewer lift station this week. On Tuesday, company owner Perry Myers, at right, oversees the work of his son, C...
  • Pesticide safety education scheduled in Imperial, other SW Four locations

    Nebraska’s noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification in 2010 to buy or use restricted-use pesticides can get training through University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Several sessions for training have bee...
  • Biannual bloodmobile collects 59 good units

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Last Thursday’s Red Cross Bloodmobile proved to be a success, despite falling short of its goal. Coordinator Karen Hayes said among the 61 people who came into donate blood, six were first-time donors. And, there we...
  • New Tribes Mission Aviation’s new plane introduced in Grant

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first Kodiak turbo-prop plane to be owned by New Tribes Mission Aviation was displayed in Grant Jan. 9. The visit was a tribute to the fact that New Tribes had a pilot training facility in Grant, established with ...
  • Innocence of youth gives new perspective to Holocaust story

    By Lori Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-publisher Concentration camp stories and the whole World War II Holocaust concept are devastating and painfully heart wrenching to say the least. During the holidays, I enjoyed that age-old movie, “Sound of ...
  • Tuesday election should be wake-up call

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorWho would have ever thought what happened Tuesday in Massachusetts would happen?For the first time since the 1970s, a Republican, Scott Brown, was elected to the U.S. Senate in that largely Democratic, bl...
  • Peter Kiewit grant again offers Imperial $20,000 for food, utilities

    Last year’s positive report of Imperial’s distribution of a Peter Kiewit emergency relief grant for food and utilities was a key for the Imperial Community Foundation to receive a second $20,000 for the same purpose. Representatives from the Southwes...
  • CCS junior high teacher wins VFW district award, now on to state competition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Marc Mroczek, who teaches grade 7-8 English and physical education, and is a three-sport coach at Chase County Schools earned a district VFW teacher award. As winner of the District 4 Citizenship Education Teacher Awa...
  • Indians corral Longhorns in dual

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Longhorns were only able to pick up two victories in the dual held at Chase County Schools gym last Thursday night. Coach Matt Vlasin said his team came out flat and didn’t show much intensity in the dual. The L...