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  • August sales tax tops $30,000 mark

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While the total dropped a bit from recent months, August’s city sales tax intake was above the $30,000 mark once again. Despite coming during the Chase County Fair events that month, August’s total of $30,594.25 w...
  • New stress test equipment in use for county hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Program

    Chase County Community Hospital purchased and installed a new treadmill system as part of the out patient cardiac testing and cardiac rehabilitation program at the hospital. According to Cindy Arterburn, RN, and department head of Cardiac Rehabilitation,...
  • When times get tough, manage financial stress with strong plan

    It’s the worst financial situation of a lifetime for many Nebraska livestock producers, which can mean high stress and uncertainty, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln farm transition specialist says. Although not all livestock producers are in serious tro...
  • Low-interest home repair loans offered through USDA

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has low-interest (1%) loans available to very low income rural homeowners that occupy a home in need of repair. “Now is a good time for homeowners to evaluate the need for necessary repairs or...
  • Mid-Plains board meets in Imperial

    The Board of Governors of Mid-Plains Community College held their October board meeting here in Imperial on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The meeting was held at the college’s Imperial extended campus facility. Here, board members, administrators and staff hear a...
  • New Berean church pastor: Imperial has ‘at home feel’

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Here only a few weeks, the new pastor at the Berean Fundamental Church says Imperial already has an “at home feel” to him and his family. Tyler Harrison, who preached at his second service as pastor last Sunday, m...
  • Open house at Catholic Hall

    St. Patrick’s Catholic Church celebrated its new building with an open house on Sunday. About 40 people visited the hall, located at 740 Broadway. The hall is used for meals, classes and meetings. While some landscaping is still planned, the hall was co...
  • Basin NRDs need to find some common ground

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherIf the future of irrigation is going to thrive in the Republican River Basin, then the natural resources districts in the basin and the irrigators they represent need to find some common ground that is...
  • Thank you military heroes for your service

    By Lori Pankonin, Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Veterans Day marks an important day set aside to pay respect to all veterans who gave a valuable gift of service to our country. History shows the idea originating with the peace from World War I designa...
  • Matches at McCook Oct. 27 end regular season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s regular season of volleyball came to an end Oct. 27 with matches at McCook. But a win just wasn’t to be for the varsity team, which dropped the match in straight sets, 14-25, 22-25 and 17-25. Coach ...
  • Lady Longhorns can’t get by tough St. Pat’s team

    Sub-district loss ends ‘09 season at 14-17 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County just couldn’t come up with a defense against a tough North Platte St. Pat’s team Monday night. After breezing through with an easy win over Sutherland ...
  • Longhorns’ playoff run only lasts a game

    Cambridge hands ’Horns a 44-8 thumping in opener By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican No number of rose-colored glasses could cast a different light on the Longhorns’ 44-8 loss to Cambridge in the opening round of the C2 playoffs Thursday, Oc...
  • Costume creativity on parade

    The Halloween Parade of Costumes at Chase County Schools is always an event of creativity as K-6 students come to school in costumes for the popular end of October holiday. Last Thursday, the students parading in the Longhorn gym, grouped by their classes...
  • Haunted house popular as ever

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Over 300 people visited the Imperial EMS Haunted House this past weekend. EMS President Deb Hayes said some brave souls even attended Thursday night, during a snow storm. The Haunted House raised over $1,300 for two s...
  • Two vocalists named to All-State Chorus

    Each year, over 2000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association.   Selection as a member  of one of these group...
  • Students decorate winning pumpkins

    Eight students in grades K-6 at Chase County Schools received certificates for first place in the annual pumpkin decorating contest. Winners were announced last Thursday afternoon following the Parade of Costumes in the Longhorn gym. Those receiving first...
  • Eighth H1N1 death reported in Nebraska

    Douglas County recently reported an H1N1 death to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The man was in his 50s and had a health condition.  He tested positive for H1N1 early last week. Because of state statutes, the name and other detai...
  • Traveling bake sale Friday to aid Dona Hayes

    Co-workers and friends of Dona Hayes of Imperial are wanting to help her like she has helped many others in the community. Hayes, who underwent back surgery in September, has had some complications since then. She’s spent at least six weeks in hospitals...
  • Some H1N1 vaccine available at Chase County Clinic

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic are still receiving limited doses of the H1N1 influenza vaccine. Lori Mendenhall of CCCH said the doses are “trickling in” each week. She encourages women who are pregnan...
  • Imperial man earns honorable mention at McCook art show

    Jon Fenwick of Imperial received an honorable mention for an abstract metal sculpture at the Five State Art Show in McCook last month. Fenwick created the piece out of automotive parts and titled it, “Ascension.” The show was held at the McCook Fine A...