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  • Medicare Part D reviews popular service of Extension

     By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    About 70 people took advantage of a review of Medicare Part D, offered by SW Four Extension Service the past year.     Dec. 31 was the deadline for those people who are on the plan, which involves prescript...
  • Chamber a supporter of activities, community growth

    By Connie DartPresident, Imperial Chamber of Commerce    This past year has been an exciting time for the Imperial Chamber of Commerce.     Early in the year we saw a few businesses change hands, add services or relocate to fresh sites. The downtown...
  • Hunting, outdoor enthusiasts have much to find in area

    By Dirk GreeneConservation OfficerNebraska Game & Parks Commission    The Chase County area is fortunate to have a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities that one can partake in.    Hunting, fishing, fur harvesting, boating, camping and hikin...
  • New doctors, specialists add to hospital’s services

    By Lola JonesAdministrator, Chase CountyCommunity Hospital/Clinic    Caring for our friends and neighbors is more than a motto at Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic. It is what we do every day to the best of our ability. Our services are provid...
  • The Imperial Republican Year in Review

    Headlines from 2008January 3    The Imperial Republican staff ranks top stories of 2007 with No. 1 being the continued water concerns relative to the compact settlement with Kansas and the new water bill, LB 701. No. 2 was the summer flooding in Champi...
  • City continues its progressive spirit

    By Annie LonganMayor, City of imperial    This year has been another progressive year for Imperial. Once again I would say the great dedication of the City employees, members of the council and also the many citizens, all who give their time and expert...
  • Imperial seen as ‘something special’

    By Leslie CarlholmCommunity Development Director,City of Imperial    “There is just something special about Imperial.”     This is the comment I hear repeatedly while traveling throughout the state. Imperial has a reputation for being progressiv...
  • Geocaching is more than search for hidden treasure

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Colette Jessen of Grant has been feeling the thrill of geocaching for about four years. What is she doing?    Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocach...
  • Divided loyalties don’t divide couple

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    A former Chase County resident and her husband usually root for the same football team, but not on Jan. 1. That’s when Jana Sherer, daughter of Shari and Doug Barnard of Lamar, and husband Richard, will be on ...
  • Sign-up for N-Lighten Nebraska by Jan. 16

        It’s time to expand the wellness horizons in Nebraska.    N-Lighten Nebraska 2009 has officially kicked off its annual campaign and is calling for companies, communities and families to get entered in the statewide wellness program. Officials ...
  • Seven Longhorn athletes make fall academic all-state list

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) has announced the high school students across the state who have earned 2008 academic all-state awards for the fall sports seasons.    This program recognizes...
  • Local residents, city gain state and national achievements

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Statewide, and in some cases, national recognition was earned by a number of area residents in 2008 in professional, philanthropic or athletic arenas.    Bruce Vires the Nebraska School Activities Association...
  • 2008 an exciting year for agriculture, challenges ahead

    By Teri MossCounty Executive Director,Chase County FSA Office    Agriculture is definitely the bread and butter at FSA.  Agricultural producers have had an exciting year!      We started the year with rising land prices and rising costs.  Commodi...
  • Driver escapes with minimal injuries in weekend accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    After his pickup flew an estimated 50 feet before hitting the ground, the driver of a 1988 Ford pickup miraculously escaped with minimal injuries.    Rodney Brown, 27, of Imperial crawled out of the crumpled ...
  • You have chance to help shape city’s future growth

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor    You’ll find this week’s issue of The Imperial Republican a little larger than our average weekly newspaper.    It’s our annual Progress Issue, in which much of the edition is devoted to th...
  • Library, readers benefit from donated memorial funds

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    When people donate memorial money to the Lied Imperial Public Library, there are hundreds of readers who owe them their thanks.    Library Director Beth Falla said they rely on the funds given in memory of a ...
  • Year concludes with adoption celebration for Coltons

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Dec. 31 was a special day in the Charley and Carla Colton household. Foster child LaReina officially became LaReina Raphaelita Colton.    The adoption ceremony took place at the Chase County Courthouse.   ...
  • Windbreaks around acreage, farm, ranch homes provide many benefits

    Goal is to plant 1.7 million trees each year    Windbreaks around homes conserve energy, provide snow control, improve working and recreational conditions, enhance wildlife, provide visual screening and dust control, protect livestock, and can increase...
  • West Central Extension Educator is hired

    Strauch to focus on ag business, profitability    Brian Strauch grew up dreaming of owning a farm or ranch, but wasn’t fortunate enough to inherit an operation, so he became an extension educator instead.    He started his new job with the Univers...
  • Koellner Enterprises provides construction work of all types

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of features that will spotlight businesses in Imperial. The community has a thriving business community, and all residents may not realize the extent of services and products local businesses provide. This feat...