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  • China luncheon another big success for Girl Scouts

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Tables decorated in western, fall and pastel themes were among those filling the Zion Lutheran Church fellowship hall Saturday, as Girl Scout Troop #580 held its third annual China Luncheon. Each of the 12 tables was ...
  • Roof, Shorthorn gym wall, track seen as top repair needs at school

    Board’s facilities committee prioritizes building needsBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Board members on Chase County Schools’ facilities committee presented a list of maintenance and building priorities for the future. Discussion took place at t...
  • Pom Poms donations help enhance music programs

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The three different Chase County Schools music departments are richer, thanks to donations from the Pom Poms, the organization that supports music in the schools. Most recently, the Pom Poms donated $4,000 to each of ...
  • Tax request increases stay below valuation increases for 2009-10

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When tax statements for the first half of property taxes go out in mid-December, taxpayers shouldn’t be hit with a lot of sticker shock this year. Last year, the major tax entities took advantage of an increase i...
  • Christensen seeking second term in Unicameral

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Mark Christensen has filed for re-election to the District 44 state legislative seat he now holds. A check with the Secretary of State’s website shows Christensen is the first to put his name on the lin...
  • WWII veteran speaks at Veteran’s Day service

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools secondary school students had the honor of hearing a World War II veteran describe his experiences as a bomber gunner during a Veterans Day 2009 program at the school last Wednesday, Nov. 11. Dwig...
  • Bloodmobile comes close to goal at school

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The American Red Cross Bloodmobile held at Chase County Schools last week netted 60 units of blood, just short of the 65 unit goal. The Student Council organized the event. School Nurse Angie Paisley said 66 people do...
  • Imperial, Wauneta hit with pickup thefts

    Flatbed trailer also stolen in Wauneta By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Police officers in Imperial and officers with the Chase County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the theft of three pickups and a trailer last week in Imperial and...
  • Rubble being removed at fire site

    The tedious task of removing the rubble left at the scene of the Harchelroad Motors fire started last Wednesday on Imperial’s main street. Sid Harchelroad said, at this point of the cleanup, all that remains at the site is “vaporized, crystallized o...
  • Grant to support entrepreneurship development here

    Entrepreneurship will be the focus of a new project funded by a USDA Rural Development grant in northwest Kansas and southwest Nebraska. Project activities will be undertaken principally in Rawlins County, Kan., and Chase County, in Nebraska. The $99,00...
  • Chamber to ring in Christmas season in Imperial on Dec. 2

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial will recreate an “Old Fashioned Christmas” when activities sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce usher in the season Wednesday, Dec. 2. Besides special events, many in-store specials are planned. Chamber E...
  • 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, ...