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  • Afghani farmers learning better ag practices, thanks to Nebraska Guard unit

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Afghanistan may not be the place most people would want to spend 11 months. But, for SFC Eldon Kuntzelman and other Nebraska Army National Guardsmen, there is a feeling of accomplishmen...
  • State of economy noted as council considers employee wage increases

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Pay increases for city superintendents and employees took up much of the discussion at Monday’s city council meeting. At the heart of the discussion was a wage ordinance listing proposed 2009-10 wage increases the c...
  • Republican named top paper in its class in national contest

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Co-publishers Russ and Lori Pankonin knew The Imperial Republican would be receiving a general excellence award before leaving for the National Newspaper Association convention la...
  • Saturday morning special clinic will vaccinate for seasonal flu

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Flu season is a hot topic these days, and with that in mind, a three-hour flu clinic is planned in Imperial this Saturday, Oct. 3. Saturday’s clinic, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Chase County Fairgrounds, will vaccinate...
  • County considering own building for ambulances, buses, emergency mgt.

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican County commissioners want to find out how much it would cost to build their own building to house the ambulances, handibuses and emergency management. Jeff Tidyman of Engineering International in McCook was charged...
  • All cancer walk this weekend

    The public is invited to celebrate surviving cancer during the “Moving Forward With Hope—ALL Cancer Walk” this Saturday. The walk will begin with registration at 9 a.m. at Chase County Schools. The 3K walkers may walk either in town along a designat...
  • AirLife Denver jet parks in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Little boys “oohed and aahed” while adults tried out the seats in the Health One’s AirLife Denver jet Friday, when it made a stop in Imperial. The Lear 31 jet was parked at the airpor...
  • State-of-art digital mammography installed at hospital

    One out of eight women will develop breast cancer some time during her life—this means one new diagnosis every two minutes.   Digital mammography is one of the best ways to detect the disease. To make mammograms as accurate and comfortable as possible,...
  • Big spike in rates take effect this week for SourceGas customers

    Beginning Oct. 1, SourceGas will charge higher rates for natural gas service in Nebraska. The company has applied to the Nebraska Public Service Commission for a rate increase. State law permits “interim rates” to be charged to customers while the Co...
  • Republican, Platte Rivers take center stage at national conference

    Awareness. Accountability. Cooperation. Commitment. Coalitions. Opportunity. Those are the fundamentals for an effective approach to the management of invasive species, According to Mike Sarchet of Minatare, Neb., a member of the Nebraska Riparian Vegetat...
  • Republican Basin not served well by arbitrary deadlines

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherIt’s been less than two weeks since irrigators in the Republican Basin learned that wells near the river could be shut down without any compensation in water-short years to keep the state in complian...
  • Punt, pass, kick contest draws 34 youths

    Thirty-four youths gathered at the new football field on East 9th St., Sunday for the annual punt, pass and kick football contest, sponsored locally by the Imperial Jaycees. In the contest, youths punt, pass and kick a football for distance and accuracy. ...
  • School preparing for homecoming next week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns and their supporters are getting ready for 2009 Homecoming. Things will kick off this Sunday, Oct. 4, when students and patrons are being asked to decorate the school beginning at 1:30 p.m....
  • Longhorns roll past Morrill 48-5 for third win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With a 48-5 win over Morrill Friday, the Chase County Longhorns picked up their third win in four starts Friday night.      While the Longhorns dominated the ball game for their first district win, Coach Dan Lenn...
  • Varsity team still above .500 mark

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Just past the halfway point of the season, Chase County’s varsity volleyball team remains above the .500 mark as it entered this week’s action with a 9-8 record. The Lady Longhorns finished 2-2 in action the past ...
  • Longhorn boys win Dundy County/Stratton meet, 5th at UNK invite

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s cross country boys added another title to the list, winning the Dundy County/Stratton invite last Thursday, Sept. 24. Then, on Monday, the boys finished fifth in a 21-team field in the Class D division...
  • Free youth trap shoot this Sunday

    A free youth trap shoot designed to teach rules and etiquette of the sport will be held Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Plainsman Trap Club, south of Imperial, on the Bob Grams farm. Youths through the 12th grade are invited to take part. The event will start at 1:...
  • Grant native wins women’s division at Omaha marathon

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel With the ease of a well-seasoned runner, Grant High School graduate and business owner Lauren (Poppe) Klima captured top place in the women’s division of the Omaha Marathon on Sunday. With a finish time of 3:04:19, ...
  • Cross placed following ‘Happy Jack’ Memorial Run

    On Saturday, the first annual “Happy Jack” Memorial Run was held in honor of Jack Carman of Imperial, who passed away on Sept. 27, 2008, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Approximately 40 motorcycles, five to 10 automobiles and 75 people, which in...
  • Magazine, museum request Nebraska storm stories

    Nebraska Life Magazine and The Durham Museum are reaching out to the public for stories, photographs and information about artifacts relating to two of the most destructive natural disasters to occur in Nebraska during the past 60 years—the Missouri Riv...