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  • A skateboard park to serve youth at risk

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two former Imperial residents are about to realize a dream when Bay198, an indoor skateboard park, opens in Lincoln Oct. 16. “God willing,” laughed 27-year old Mike Smith, as he described the deconstruction and re...
  • Ice cream social, ceremony to highlight new park facilities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Campbell Park is seeing more and more traffic these days, especially from the younger set. With last year’s addition of a $41,000 set of playground equipment and the just completed new rest room facility, both bui...
  • Zero pay for mayor, council stays in budget for 2010-11

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican No changes were made in the direction that salaries for the Imperial mayor and four city council members next year remain at zero. The council adopted the city’s 2010-11 budget, with a zero level salary for the five...
  • NRD not asking for any property taxes next year

    Unconstitutional property taxes will be used instead By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It’s not often, if ever, that a governmental entity passes on collecting property taxes but that’s what’s happening with the Upper Republican Natural Resou...
  • Surgeon Mark Meyer’s 30 years of hospital visits coming to an end

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sooner or later, a guy needs to slow down a little—smell the roses, so to speak. That’s the path Kearney orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Meyer, 62, will take. After 30 years of visiting the Chase County Community H...
  • Cement pour started mid-week on East 12th

    All of East 12th to be closed Monday; only local traffic allowed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Cement pouring started early Wednesday morning this week on a portion of East 12th, between Highway 61 and Shorthorn St. And on Monday, the plan is to ...
  • Health fair a good place to receive low-cost screenings

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Feeling great? Feeling tired or just not right? The Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics’ annual Health Fair is the place to find answers or assurances concerning health issues. The Health Fair will be held t...
  • Local wine to be marketed in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With a third harvest under their belts, Deborah and Steve Schilke are ready to market Broken Arrow Cellars wine in Imperial. The Schilkes have been growing grape vines for longer than that, but their third grape har...
  • Annual Labor Day Auction draws from around country

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Over 1,000 bidding cards were handed out during the 30th annual Labor Day Miscellaneous Consignment Auction in Imperial Sept. 6. Karen Fanning of Fanning Auction Service, which sponsors the event, said it was very suc...
  • The Imperial Theatre turns 30

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Well over half the people of Imperial” turned out to view the newly remodeled Imperial Theatre in 1980, according to a Sept. 25 issue of The Imperial Republican. That year, the theater and community center was op...
  • Funds for facility upkeep included in proposed 2010-11 school budget

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools’ proposed budget for 2010-11 reflects some of the board’s concern about the upkeep of the school building and its facilities. That’s according to Supt. Matt Fisher, who noted the coming year...
  • State Fair in Grand Island a big success

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Spectacular. Fabulous. Incredible. Something special. Fairgoers and state fair officials alike used these words to best describe the new Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Just 13 months ago, the site stood bare...
  • Voter registration urged for November election

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican To prepare for the Nov. 2 general election, Secretary of State John Gale urges qualified Nebraska citizens to register to vote if they haven’t done so. The National Association of Secretaries of State has designated...
  • Nebraskan makes career of square dance calling

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Fair has become known over the years for the top-name performers it draws. While that tradition centers on the grandstand entertainment, the same proved true at this  year’s fair square  dance....
  • Cheerleaders hype Longhorn spirit

    The CCS cheerleaders and Longhorn Boosters kicked off the sports season last Tuesday night with a supper and pep rally. The cheerleaders made their appearance on the Imperial city fire truck, decked out in bunker coats, declaring they were “all fired ...
  • Kevin Mueller will be on November ballot for sheriff

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Verification of the names turned in on petitions by Kevin Mueller, who is seeking a spot on the Chase County Sheriff ballot, was completed last Friday. Chase County Clerk and Election Commissioner Debbie Clark reports...
  • FVC finishes recent year with $7.288 million in local savings

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After coming off a record year in 2009, Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism summed  up fiscal year (FY) 2010, which ended Jan. 31, 2010, as a “reasonably good year.” Chism reported to the coop’s s...
  • Council, mayor forego salaries instead of freezing employee wages

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s mayor and four council members will serve with no salaries for at least the next two years in an effort to keep the 2010-11 budget increases at a minimum. At a special budget work session this Monday, the...
  • Chase County enrollment shoots up by 20 students

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Thanks to a large kindergarten class, the largest in the elementary grades, Chase County Schools’ enrollment is up by 20 students this year. This year’s 563 students is a 3.6 percent increase over last year’s 54...
  • Statewide reading scores in for CCS elementary students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nearly seven of every 10 Nebraska students tested on the state’s first-ever statewide reading test met or exceeded the state’s reading standards. Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced the test resu...

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