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  • NRD board discusses issues of water-short year regulations

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With most of their business taken care of, board members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) spent about an hour at last week’s regular meeting talking about regulations proposed for water-s...
  • St. Patrick’s, Catholic Soc. Services making plans for thrift store

    Now that St. Patrick’s new hall is in use, plans are underway for the church’s Friendship Hall, located just north of the new building at 742 Broadway. Fr. Bernard Lorenz, pastor, said plans are developing for a thrift store to be temporarily located ...
  • Center hopes to draw youth for fellowship, fun

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Lighthouse Fellowship of Imperial has begun holding “Area 51” in the old Imperial Hotel. The youth group is for those in junior and senior high school. It meets Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Pastor Matt Dupiere said th...
  • You don’t have to do it alone

    By Lori Pankonin It’s amazing how you can live for five decades and still get that gratifying feeling once in awhile when you sit back and think, I did it all by myself. And then you realize how much help you really had. I had registered for a confere...
  • Reminder: shop at home first this holiday season

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherWith Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the focus will soon shift to getting our Christmas shopping done. As we get ready to fill our lists, let’s remember to give our hometown merchants a shot at our...
  • VFW Post hosts annual Veterans Day dinner

    Andrew Kinder Post #4688 held its annual Veteran’s Day dinner on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the VFW Hall in Imperial.  There were approximately 75 people present. The invocation was given by Leo Lines and the Pledge of Allegiance was said by all. Following th...
  • Table top tree auction to benefit Manor fund

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A Life Enhancement Fund (LEF) was started the past year as a sub-account of the Imperial Community Foundation to help enhance the lives of Imperial Manor residents and others in the community who use the Manor’s ser...
  • Bake sale to benefit Adam Spady’s cancer treatment

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican This Friday, friends of Adam Spady of Imperial have organized a traveling bake sale, with proceeds to fund his travel and medical expenses for cancer treatment. Spady, 30, is returning to Imperial following 12 days of...
  • Deer hunters finding higher rate of success so far this season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Hunter success in this area is running ahead of last year based on the first few days of Nebraska’s firearm deer season. Ron Schoenberger, who operates Chase County’s deer check-in station at Laker’s in Enders, ...
  • RyAnn Spady on NPCC volleyball team at national tourney this week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican North Platte Community College’s Lady Knights are in Wisconsin Dells, WI, this week where they’ll compete in the national junior college volleyball tournament. RyAnn Spady of Imperial, a sophomore on the team, i...
  • Two Lady Longhorns earn post-season SPVA honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two sophomores on the Lady Longhorn volleyball team this season earned post-season SPVA all-conference honors. At a meeting Monday night, SPVA coaches selected their all-association team, which included 12 players. An...
  • Hayes Center the only western team in state football finals

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Hayes Center Cardinals will make their first-ever trip to the state football finals in Lincoln next week. They represent the only team west of Giltner, near Aurora, in the finals. The 10-1 Cardinals will face 1...
  • New sports season here; first contests arrive Dec. 3

    Athletes at Chase County Schools have shifted gears from fall to winter sports. The new sports season of basketball and wrestling got underway Monday with the first day of practice. Above, Head Boys Basketball Coach Carl Zuege reviews a play with his te...
  • School readies one-act play for SPVA contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Students at Chase County Schools are rehearsing their one-act play, “Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark” in preparation for a public performance here and the upcoming SPVA contest Nov. 23, also in Imperi...
  • Imperial resident seeks damages from city from sewer backup

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Diane Gellerman of Imperial is seeking $2,828.58 from the city of Imperial for damages she has alleged her home sustained from a sewer system backup into her basement. In July, Gellerman presented bills to the city fo...
  • Charges of vehicular homicide filed in death of Elsie woman

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel Charges have been filed in Perkins County Court against Benjamin J. Pelster, 32, of rural Elsie for motor vehicle homicide, a Class I misdemeanor, in the death of 28-year-old Debra Palser of Elsie. The accident occurr...
  • ‘Birds’ can be viewed on Thanksgiving holiday

    By Vernon Whetstone, BenkelmanAmateur Astronomerthestargeezer@gmail.com Thanksgiving is for the birds, astronomically speaking that is. Aside from the turkey on the table, there are three astronomical birds that attract our attention. After the large Than...
  • Accident early Sunday injures two from Imperial

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two men from Imperial were injured in an early Sunday morning accident in Perkins County. Will Morales, 24, and Cody Wooden, 25, both sustained injuries in the accident, about a mile west of Grainton on Highway 23. Pe...
  • Farmers welcome warmer weather

    With temperatures peaking at 80 degrees last week, corn fields started drying out, allowing farmers to finally get into the fields and make a good dent on this year’s harvest. Farmers said the moisture content of the corn, which has been keeping farme...
  • Census workers sought in area

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In the 2000 census, Nebraska finished second only to Iowa for the highest percentage of state response to the census survey. Just like in college football, Nebraska wants to be #1 in the 2010 census results. Vic G...