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  • North Platte firm hired to rebuild three of Imperial’s major streets

    Months of  work coming on East 5th, 9th, 12th Sts. By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s going to be a year of torn-up streets on East 5th, 9th and 12th, but the result will be new concrete surfaces on three of Imperial’s major streets. On a 3-...
  • Strong winds blow over plains, toters

    The Imperial area experienced some hefty winds Sunday and Monday, which had peak readings of 53 m.p.h. on Sunday and 52 m.p.h. Monday, according to the National Weather Service in North Platte. The conditions caused eyes to tear, noses to run and people t...
  • Christensen: two water bills threaten irrigation

    Senator urges irrigators to get proactive on bills By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Areas of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District where groundwater declines have occurred would be in the cross hairs of a bill introduced last week by Se...
  • Dr. Jeff Kasselman signs contract to return in 2011

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When Dr. Jeff Kasselman left his family practice here in 2007 to become an anesthesiologist, he and his wife, Annette, always kept it in the back of their minds that they would like to come back. On Saturday, tha...
  • Bids to be let on Emergency Services building

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County is proceeding with plans for constructing an Emergency Services Building to house Emergency Medical Services (EMS), handibuses and Chase County Emergency Management. Bids will be opened Feb. 18 at a speci...
  • New E-edition version of newspaper online

    Readers of The Imperial Republican can now read the complete edition online. The digital edition can be found on The Republican’s web site, www.imperialrepublican.com, by clicking on the “E-edition” menu tab. A full version of the paper appears in...
  • State calls for more requirements for high school seniors, graduation

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The goal is to improve education for Nebraska students. Thanks to a coalition called Nebraska P-16 Initiative, new proposals and projects are already being implemented. Nebraska P-16 Initiative is composed of teachers...
  • Community Players hope to reorganize, revitalize

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Community Players have been a vibrant part of Imperial since the late 1970s. In hopes of revitalizing the organization and getting an early start on the summer musical, some of the group’s most ardent m...
  • Singer/songwriter entertains crowd

    A nightclub atmosphere pervaded the “Cinnamon Lounge” at Smokin’ Leroy’s BBQ Thursday night. That’s what singer/songwriter Beth Wood of Eugene, Ore. called the meeting room recently refurbished at the restaurant. An audience of 60 enjoyed Wood...
  • Landowner Wind Farm Associations meeting to be hosted Feb. 1 in Grant

    A meeting, free and open to the public, will be held in Grant Monday, Feb. 1, that will address Landowner Wind Farm Associations (LWAs). The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, located on Central Ave (main street) in Grant. Graham Ch...
  • Seventh annual Dept. of Ag poster contest underway

    Greg Ibach, director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska Poster Contest. In its seventh year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youths in first through sixth grade. This y...
  • Career fair will bring students, prospective employers together

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Scheduled for Feb. 16, the Chase County Schools Career Fair is designed to help area employers work together to show students how they can come back and be productive members of Imperial. The fair allows area employer...
  • Wind energy bill pushes development

    Sen. Chris Langemeier, chairman of the Nebraska Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee, has introduced LB 1048, a bill on wind energy.   The bill, signed by all members of the committee, is in response to LR 83, an interim study on which the committ...
  • Windbreaks important for livestock protection

    Livestock on open grassland protected from the wind require less feed and may be less susceptible to health problems when sheltered behind a four to six row tree windbreak, according to Jim Brandle, professor of forestry at the University of Nebraska-Linc...
  • Water bills offer a wake-up call

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher There’s an adage among those who observe the Legislature that Nebraskans are never quite safe when the Legislature’s in session because you just never know what kind of laws might make it through....
  • Gross city sales tax take approaching million dollar mark

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s gross proceeds from the one percent city sales tax started in April, 2007, is approaching the million dollar mark. With November’s $32,051.09 added to each month’s totals from the past two a half year...
  • Game and Parks following DNR orders on Champion Dam project

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although some local residents say they repaired a broken gate at the Champion Lake dam and question the need for a project to make more repairs, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requiring those repairs and...
  • Longhorns ambushed by Fleming Wildcats

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican In a new dual added this year to Chase County which replaced the Holyoke dual, the Longhorns didn’t really know what to expect from Fleming, Colo., last week. The Fleming Wildcats shocked the Longhorns and took a ...
  • Longhorn wrestlers compete in tough Lexington tournament

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns were a little short-handed Saturday when they traveled to Lexington. Only five wrestlers competed in the varsity division and one in junior varsity. Lexington has proven to be one of, if not...
  • Longhorns get overtime win against Sutherland

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It took an extra four minutes but the Longhorns came away from the SPVA tournament with a 51-41 overtime win against Sutherland Saturday. The win gave the Longhorns a fifth-place finish in the tournament after losi...

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