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  • Imperial included in NDEQ $1.6 million in recycling, cleanup grants

    Imperial is one of the Nebraska communities to receive one of 54 grants totalling $1,635,003 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ). NDEQ Director Jim Macy said Imperial was awarded a $15,000 recycling grant for purchasing a brush c...
  • Dr. Chris Nix to teach digital dentistry at UNMC Dental College

    Dentist Dr. Chris Nix has accepted a position as clinical instructor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He will be instructing students in digital CAD/CAM dentistry. Nix has been at the forefront of using digital CAD/CAM de...
  • Imperial one location for Cattlemen’s Day

    Last year was not as good as 2014 for cattle prices. In some cases, prices in 2015 were lower by $500 per calf. Mother Nature, as usual, was unpredictable but generally it was wetter than previous years. Input prices also continued to creep upward, and fo...
  • Private pesticide safety training coming to area in early February

    Private pesticide safety training has been set for Chase, Perkins and Dundy Counties early in February. Producers should plan to attend one of the training sessions if their license is expiring or if the initial training is needed. Dates for the training...
  • Sharon's Sharings

    By Sharon RaaschImperial Manor Happy New Year to you and yours from Imperial Parkview/Heights. December found Larraine D. and Beulah H. having birthdays and adding one more year on the number game called age. We watched a Christmas movie in the game room ...
  • School can’t be ‘the parent’ for everything

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorAt recent school board meetings, the topic of a Chase County Schools-sponsored preschool has been on the table. Board members are being offered the ever-present governmental lure of grant money to start u...
  • Back to the basics simplicity feels good

    By Lori PankoninThe Imperial RepublicanBubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. Bubble baths have indeed provided hours upon hours of entertainment for our grandkids. The girls would take multi baths in a day if allowed. Jet power found bubbles stacking up with...
  • December full of holiday activities, visits

    By Sherri BuffingtonActivities directorHappy New Year from the residents and staff at the Imperial Manor. We had such a busy month in December that we are still trying to get caught up on our rest. We enjoyed so many things in the community during the ho...
  • NSAA Unified Bowling a possibility at CCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is in the process of drafting a Unified Bowling manual and structure that will impact schools across the state. The NSAA board has approved Unified Sports-Bowling for ...
  • Longhorns finish Cabela’s Shootout with a win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Longhorn boys wrapped up the three-day Cabela’s Holiday Shootout in Sidney lat week by defeating the Hershey Panthers 67-56. The win Wednesday, Dec. 30 came after the Longhorns lost a pair to o...
  • Lady Longhorns get first win

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a pair of losses earlier in the week, the Lady Longhorns won Wednesday’s consolation game in the Cabela’s Holiday Shootout Tournament with a 42-31 win over Hershey. The victory marked Chase County’s first ...
  • Spring turkey permits available Monday

    Spring turkey hunting permits will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission starting at 1 p.m. CT on Jan. 11. The 2016 permit prices including issuing fee are: resident turkey, $25; nonresident turkey, $97; resident landowner, $13.50; nonr...
  • Hugh Morrison leaves mark on athletic scene

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze From Nebraska to Arizona and around the world, Chase County native Hugh Morrison has found success in track and field. Morrison, a 1942 Chase County High School graduate, was inducted into Arizona Track Coaches Hall of Fa...
  • Wrestlers return to mats Thursday in Grant

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Longhorn wrestlers return to the mats today when they face-off in the Perkins County Quadrangular at 5:30 p.m. This is the first year for the Longhorns to participate in this tournament. Besides the host Perkins C...
  • NSP educational efforts focus on teens

    The Nebraska State Patrol continues its efforts to reduce the number of serious injury and fatality crashes involving teen drivers through a three-month long initiative focusing on youthful drivers and seat belt usage. Beginning in January and running thr...
  • Woman arrested for alleged possession of Ecstasy

    During a stop for speeding last week, a Kansas woman was allegedly found to have one Ecstasy pill in her possession. Imperial Police Chief Ryan Wisnieski said Coriaynia S. Porter, age 28, of Topeka, was stopped for speeding in the 400 block of Broadway on...
  • 2015 improvements of more than $11 million reinvested in Imperial

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Imperial business community continues to believe that Imperial will continue to grow and prosper. That why local business owners, home owners and even churches have or plan to re-invest in Imperial with more ...
  • Carbon monoxide alarms wake family Christmas morning

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It wasn’t Santa Claus who woke the Logan Pribbeno family very early on Christmas morning. Two carbon monoxide detectors went off 15 minutes apart, prompting Pribbeno to call the Chase County dispatcher for assistan...
  • Largest crowd ever enjoys Christmas dinner

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A total of 411 plates of food were eaten by those gathered at the ninth annual Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association’s Christmas dinner at the Imperial Eagles Club this year. That compares to 335 in 2013 and ...
  • Future Marine an elf first

    Garret Thompson, 20, plans to enlist in the U.S. Marines, but from Thanksgiving to Christmas this year, he worked as a UPS delivery elf in Imperial. Actually, his title was “driver helper” working with Imperial’s regular UPS driver, Roger Siebrandt ...