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  • Reality of new pool complex called ‘visionary’ endeavor

    More than 200 in pool to swim opening dayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A “visionary” effort by two governmental entities and Imperial’s residents were key to the opening of a new pool and bathhouse/lockerroom complex in Imperial.   ...
  • Football field lighting issue still unresolved

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    With the dedication and grand opening of the new pool/lockerroom complex complete, one question still remains—will the school have lights on the new football field this coming season?     “I’m still h...
  • Reeves is TV grand prize winner in playground equipment fundraiser

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Tiffany Reeves of Imperial was all smiles Tuesday when she picked up a new 32-inch LCD television at the Imperial city offices.    She was the grand prize winner in a fundraising raffle for new playground equ...
  • Total city sales tax proceeds top $700,000

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    After a low month in February, the monthly Imperial city sales tax receipts bounced back in March, with a total of $33,342.07 coming in, according to the report from the Nebraska Dept. of Revenue.    That was...
  • Huck and Tom to seek adventures on Imperial stage this summer

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Just about everyone school age and older has read either “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” or “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” both written by Mark Twain. Now, residents will get to see friends in the ...
  • Dr. ‘C’ leaves gifts to community

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    One of Imperial’s longest tenured instructors is moving from the community this week, but not without leaving a few things behind.    Dr. J. Gordon Christensen, who spent 40 of his 42 years in education as ...
  • More than 250 back for alumni banquet

    ■ See the honor class photos in our DotPhoto Album; go to Photos (above), then click on DotPhoto.  By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It was a night of reminiscing and fond memories as the Chase County Alumni Association hosted its annual alum...
  • No Till Notes : Ducks and rain

    By Mark WatsonPanhandle No Till Educator    I was fertilizing a field of wheat stubble recently and a half a dozen mallard ducks flew off a pothole in the field that had water in it.  I hadn’t witnessed ducks in a stubble field for several years.  ...
  • MPCC Imperial campus to move soon

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The Imperial campus of Mid-Plains Community College will be moving up Broadway next week, from its present home at 1320 Broadway to 1324 Broadway. The former Hometown Pharmacy is being remodeled into the new cam...
  • Still time to register for Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on June 13

        For many children, the farm is a home, a playground and a place where they do chores.     Teaching them how to take some sort of responsibility for their own safety on the farm is the subject of the upcoming Chase County Progressive Agriculture ...
  • Tourism growing in Chase County

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    A new study completed for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division indicates that travel and tourism has contributed meaningfully to the economies of all the state’s 93 c...
  • Firemen called to loader fire Sunday

    Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department were called to a loader fire in a dirt pit below Enders Dam Sunday afternoon. A loader being operated by Mike Fanning caught on fire, presumably due to an electrical problem. Fanning said he began feeling ...
  • Pool complex a shining example of cooperation

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher    This weekend’s dedication and grand opening of the new pool complex will go down as a big milestone in the history of the Imperial community and Chase County Schools.     The completed proj...
  • Sharp captures eighth place medal at state

    CCS graduated senioris lone Longhorn atstate meet this yearBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    It probably wasn’t as noisy of a trip down to the state track meet for Chase County this year.    Normally taking a couple of vans to the two-day m...
  • Longhorn athletes recognized for efforts

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Athletes in 10 sports at Chase County Schools were recognized for their efforts on the court, field, mat, course and track at the Athletic Honors Night held May 20 at the school.    Each coach took the podium...
  • Imperial ‘Crush’ wood bat team ready for second season

    Team will travel to opener in Haxtun, Colo., SundayBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Imperial’s wood bat baseball team, Imperial “Crush,” plays in its first game of the 2009 season this Sunday, May 31, with a 5 p.m. game in Haxtun, Colo. ...
  • Optimist money used for practice bunkers at area courses

    When the Imperial Optimist Club was originally formed, their mission was to help support and build junior golf. When the club dissolved, they allocated their remaining money to install practice bunkers at both the Imperial Country Club and the Enders Lake...
  • Memorial Day weekend kicks off park activity

    Campers and boaters took to Enders Lake in full force during the Memorial Day weekend. The weather wasn’t the most cooperative, with heavy rain falling on two days of the holiday, keeping temperatures cooler than normal. However, the weather didn’t se...
  • Ag land tax values will increase for 2009

    Residential values in Wauneta will also increaseBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Owners of irrigated ground, dryland and grassland in Chase County will see an increase in the taxable value of their land for the 2009 tax year.     According...
  • Owners warned to vaccinate pets with presence of rabies confirmed in area

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze        Pet owners are being warned to make sure their pets’ rabies vaccinations are up to date after a skunk in rural Chase County tested positive for rabies.    The test was submitted to the Kansas State Universi...