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  • Got hair? Get cash

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Since fourth grade Jane Greene of Imperial hadn’t cut her hair. Despite trims, her braids recently measured 28 inches. She could sit on her fine brown hair. The 26-year-old and husband Ryan, of Imperial, were talk...
  • Imperial blasted by storms on two successive nights

    By Staff ReportsJohnson Publications, Inc. After getting battered by hail up to golf-ball size Thursday night, Imperial residents spent much of Saturday cleaning up from a Friday night storm accentuated by winds measured at nearly 80 mph. Friday night‚Ä...
  • Nebraska gets favorable rulings from arbitrator

    Some questions still remain in dispute with Kansas By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska won several key rulings in the findings of arbitration with Kansas over Republican River water use and compliance with a 2002 settlement between the two s...
  • Countdown on towards wheat harvest

    Within seven to 10 days, wheat farmers will most likely take to the field to bring in this year’s crop. Growing conditions this spring proved really conducive for this year’s crop and with summer now here, temperatures in the 90s this week are bringin...
  • Airport Zoning board approves two of three light pole applications

    School board likely to discuss issue during July 2 special meetingBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Three of the four light poles on Chase County Schools’ new football field now have the approval of the Imperial Airport Zoning Board.     ...
  • Chase County Fair brochures in the mail; tickets go on sale Friday

    Special on-line offer available on fair websiteBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Ticket brochures for the 2009 Chase County Fair Aug. 9-16 in Imperial went in the mail Tuesday with regular ticket sales opening up Friday, June 26.     This y...
  • Special meeting set for council appointment

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    City council members and Mayor Annie Longan will meet in special session this Friday at 7:30 a.m. in the council chambers to consider appointment of a fourth council member.    Dustin Weiss resigned from the ...
  • Council approves purchase agreement on Miller ground

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    If plans proceed, the city of Imperial will soon be the owner of about 75 acres of property now owned and farmed by Melvin and Dorothy Miller, east of Schroeder Park.    At Monday’s city council meeting, ap...
  • Plan unfolding for annual IVFD Fourth of July events

    Fireworks show at fairgrounds set for July 3By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department are working on plans for another big celebration of the Fourth of July.    The IVFD again will be shooting off fir...
  • Damage minimal here in last week‚Äôs storms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Unlike Chase County’s neighbors to the north and west, damage was minimal here in a pair of storms last week.    A check with three insurance firms in town indicated most of the damage in Chase County came ...
  • Harvest not option for some area Perkins County farmers

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune Sentinel    A fast-moving, intense storm rolled through the area last Thursday night taking its toll on crops, pivot systems, trees and anything else in its path.    Somewhere between 11 p.m. and midnight, firefighters f...
  • Couple returns to community great grandfather founded

    By Lori PankoninThe Imperial Republican¬†¬† ¬†Mark and Sherie Mercier of Spring Valley, Ariz., returned to Imperial for a brief visit this week to renew the connection felt for a town that Mark‚Äôs great grandfather, Thomas Mercier, founded in 1885.¬†¬† ¬...
  • Start thinking about fair float

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Letters will be sent out this week concerning the Chase County Fair Parade, to be held Aug. 15. The letters, to be sent to organizations, churches, businesses and others, will include an entry form,  according ...
  • Great Plains Cable TV realigns cable channels; rates increasing first of July

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Great Plains Cable TV customers wondering where some of their favorite stations went last week should be able to find them now, but they might be on a different channel.    The company was busy realigning som...
  • Homestead tax exemption filing deadline is June 30

        Low and moderate income older Nebraskans have until June 30 to apply for a homestead exemption to obtain relief from property taxes.     This annual exemption excludes all or a portion of the value of a person’s home and up to one acre of the ...
  • Increase in irrigated acreage puts Nebraska first in nation

        While the number of irrigated acres is dropping in many parts of the country, it continues to rise in Nebraska, which now ranks first in the nation.    Some areas of the state are over-irrigated, however, and significant limitations on future ir...
  • Figures inflated on health care issue

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor    If you’ve been reading U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns’ columns the past three weeks in this newspaper, you noticed they have expressed grave concerns about President Obama’s push for a government-fun...
  • Jaws of Life to be explained at museum

    ¬†¬†¬† The Chase County Museum will host the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department this Sunday, June 28. Volunteers from the fire department will be on hand to demonstrate some of the equipment.¬†¬† ¬†The original tools and equipment for the ‚ÄúJaws of Life‚...
  • ‚ÄėCelebration on Square‚Äô a cooler happening this year

    Organizers of Celebration on the Square in Imperial moved the event from July to June in hopes of cooler temperatures, and that was exactly how it was Saturday, when comfortable 70-degree readings greeted attendees. Among the shoppers at the 10 to 12 boot...
  • Teeing it up at the field

    Young girls, who are pre-Little League age, can be found Tuesdays and Thursdays at Schroeder Park, where they are learning the basics of the sport of softball, thanks to a number of volunteers and parents. Last Thursday, the focus of the T-ball session wa...