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  • Big first half by Holyoke too much for Longhorns to overcome

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    When a opponent shoots 64 percent from the field in a half, it’s tough to stay with them.     That’s what happened to the Imperial Longhorn boys in the first half Saturday night when they traveled to Ho...
  • Free throw, Super Shooters contests this Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Youths in the Imperial area are invited to two separate basketball contests, scheduled back-to-back this Sunday.    Competition starts at 1 p.m. in the Longhorn gym.    Opening the day’s action is the fr...
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  • Over years, FVC continues to grow

    ■ 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...
  • Weather plays big part in construction progress

    Weather is a big factor when there is construction underway in January, and two major projects under construction along Imperial’s main street faced weather extremes the past week. Below, the St. Patrick fellowship hall between 7th and 8th Sts. found wo...
  • Hogsett closes out year as State Extension Board president

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    This Saturday will be the last time Rita Hogsett of Lamar presides at a Nebraska Extension Board meeting. She is retiring after being the leader for a year.    Hogsett, an elementary teacher at Chase County S...
  • Attorney General believes local gun ordinances conflict with law

    City, its attorney stand by legality of ordinanceBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A gun ordinance the Imperial council passed in December, 2007, caused some controversy early on in its discussion.    Now, a Nebraska Attorney General’s opin...
  • While Census 2010 is a year away, preliminary work starts

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    On a cold Sunday afternoon, earlier this month, Gary Lee of Imperial was working on a hunting lodge he is renovating on a farm in between Imperial and Wauneta.    A car drove down the inroad, and a woman with...
  • Funds provide improved infant care at hospital

        A grant along with matching funds from the Chase County Hospital Foundation enabled Chase County Community Hospital to recently improve infant care at the facility.      A new CosyCot infant warmer and BiliTx (biliblanket) were put into use th...
  • Local firm gets bid to tear down old pool

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    After acquiring additional information in the past month, the city council employed a local firm for demolition of the old pool structure in Campbell Park.    Koellner Enterprises of Imperial will demolish th...
  • Business transition workshop set for Imperial Thursday, Feb. 5

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Business owners looking at transitioning out of their businesses in the future can get some insight on the process during a free workshop in Imperial next Thursday, Feb. 5.    The workshop will be held at t...
  • Hand surgeon a new visiting specialist coming to hospital

        Chase County Community Hospital has announced that Scott Carroll, D.O., visiting hand surgeon from North Platte, will begin seeing patients at the Chase County Community Hospital Specialty Clinic in Imperial, starting on Feb. 20.      He specia...
  • Over years, FVC continues to grow

    ■ 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...
  • Women in Ag Conference will be Feb. 26-27 in Kearney

        Nebraska women will find a variety of opportunities, workshops, “funshops” and networking in Kearney for the 24th annual Women in Agriculture Conference, Feb. 26-27 at the Kearney Holiday Inn.    The theme for this year’s University of Neb...
  • Windbreaks great for snow control

        “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” is a great holiday song that may be even more pleasant if people could control where the snow falls.     “We can somewhat control where the snow falls by where we plant trees and shrubs, especially i...
  • We say goodbye to an ol’ friend Sunday

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher    Sunday, Feb. 1 will be a sad day for newspaper readers in outstate Nebraska. Sunday will mark the final day that the Omaha World-Herald, previously Nebraska’s only statewide paper, will stop a...
  • John Burke appointed to hospital board

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    John Burke of Imperial was appointed to the Chase County Community Hospital board of directors at the county commissioners’ Jan. 13 meeting.     With Burke’s appointment, the board now is fully represente...
  • School’s bleacher issue appears to be resolved

    School board approves paying balance owed if repairs are made By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    While Chase County Schools still hasn’t resolved the football field light installation issue, it appears all of the field’s bleachers should be i...
  • Six street projects on 1-year plan

    The Imperial city council recently adopted the 1- & 6-year road plan for the city. The projects on tap for this year are shown in the dark cross-hatching in the illustration above. This year’s projects can also be cross-referenced by the plan numbers in...
  • Appointed boards, commissions and committees for the City of Imperial

        The following is a list of all appointed boards, commissions and committees for the City of Imperial.     The appointments are made by Mayor Annie Longan. All of the people with terms that expired in 2008, with one exception, accepted reappointm...