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  • Swim team sign-up this Friday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Youths and adults interested in being part of Imperial’s swim team this summer should attend a registration night this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the city gym.    One big draw for the team this year is the ...
  • Help solve mystery of this picture

    Does anyone know if this is a reunion picture, or one of a whole town’s population? This picture was purchased by Jean Brandt at The Junkers. She believes that it had once belonged to a Chase County couple. “I’d like to get it back to someone in the...
  • Longhorn golfers capture second at SPVA

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Longhorn golf coach Larry Munger said he was “pleasantly surprised” by his team’s performance in the SPVA golf tournament Friday.     Playing on the Grant course, the Longhorns dropped their score by ...
  • Rules explained for disposal of yard wasteBy Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The weather the past week has not always been conducive for yard work, but some people have already mowed off that dusty grass, or pruned trees. The next step is disposing o

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The weather the past week has not always been conducive for yard work, but some people have already mowed off that dusty grass, or pruned trees. The next step is disposing of the yard waste.    City Clerk/Adm...
  • Events planned for staff during National Hospital Week, May 10-16

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    “A Healthy Commitment in Changing Times” will serve as the theme for this year’s National Hospital Week celebration at the Chase County Community Hospital.     National Hospital Week, which dates back...
  • Events planned for staff during National Hospital Week, May 10-16

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    “A Healthy Commitment in Changing Times” will serve as the theme for this year’s National Hospital Week celebration at the Chase County Community Hospital.     National Hospital Week, which dates back...
  • Nebraska among 38 states now with confirmed swine flu cases

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Nebraska is among the majority of states now that have confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza, or the swine flu.    As of Wednesday this week, 38 states now have confirmed cases, with that number expected to grow....
  • End of year concerts scheduled

        As the school year ends, so does the concert season for vocal and music performances.    The first concert is the grade 5-8 band concert May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. The fifth grade band will play “Castles and Kings,” “Libe...
  • ‘Tiny Trotters’ joining many other animals at SCORE this summer

        “Branden,” “Cowboy” and “Reba,” all miniature horses will join the many animals coming to S.C.O.R.E. this summer.     Students in grades three and four will be the first to greet the horses on Tuesday, June 16, at Cox’s Ponds, and ...
  • Rotary exchange student returns to Imperial

    By Lori PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Rosalind Pieters, Imperial’s first Rotary exchange student, returned to Imperial last week, 40 years after she graduated with the CCHS Class of 1969.    She came from the Netherlands for her class reunion...
  • Korean War story reaches Chase County

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor    What an amazing story about Sgt. 1st Class Patrick James Arthur, who died during the Korean War and was buried there in a makeshift grave, only to be returned to U.S. soil 58 years later.    It...
  • New playground equipment is up

    The east end of Campbell Park, near the Lions picnic shelter, has taken on a new look in recent days. Volunteers and city workers constructed the new playground equipment last Friday and Saturday, southwest of the picnic shelter. Above, a look from the so...
  • Emergency services respond to tanker rollover

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s emergency services kicked into high gear Friday evening, April 24, when a loaded semi-tanker trailer rolled over on its side south of Enders.    Hours of training and preparation for just such ...
  • Financial support for new fire hall not expected from other entities

    Commissioners, rural fire board say they are contributing alreadyBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    One thing was learned by city officials at a joint meeting of the Imperial council, Chase County commissioners and rural fire board Monday night....
  • Solution found for returning unconstitutional NRD taxes

    Credit will be issued on next year’s tax statementBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Taxpayers in the three Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) will see a credit on their taxes next year for the collection of a special NRD tax...
  • Area health officials ‘beefing up’ flu-like illness surveillance

    Swine flu numbers inU.S. growing by dayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    In a conference call with state health officials Tuesday, Myra Stoney said they were asked “if we are ready.”    The director of the Southwest Nebraska Public Health...
  • Workshop held on foreign animal disease response

    Local and area emergency responders and others attended a workshop in Imperial Saturday that focused on the preparations and response to foreign animal diseases, such as Hoof and Mouth Disease or BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease. The workshop was sp...
  • Sales tax proceeds lower for February; over $25,000 received

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    February’s proceeds from the city’s one percent sales tax were lower than any month since November, 2007, but still brought in over $25,000.    The monthly report from the Nebraska Dept. of Revenue shows ...
  • Longtime English teacher retires

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    She’s spent years on the stage or on the bus as speech and drama teacher at Chase County Schools. Now, English teacher Cathy Howard is retiring.    Howard obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English fro...
  • FCCLA students attend state convention

        Seven Chase County Schools students joined about 1,250 delegates from 109 chapters for the annual Nebraska Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference in Lincoln April 6-7.    FCCLA is an organization of F...