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  • Dave Ridlen Sr. dies in hunting accident

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 40 people formed an honor guard outside the Imperial Bible Church Monday as the casket of Dave Ridlen Sr. was carried to the hearse. The honor guard was comprised of Imperial EMS members, volunteer fireme...
  • Fowler completes LEAD program, two more begin experience

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) program has benefited many young agriculture-related professionals over the years, and that includes many from the Imperial area. The past two years, Nick Fo...
  • Some interest shown in private day care operation to replace one closed at manor

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial senior services board have received some initial interest in a private day care operation at the manor. The manor’s day care, established in 2011, closed Oct. 31. At that time, the day care h...
  • Chamber to launch holiday punch card promotion next week

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The 2015 Holiday Season “Experience Imperial” campaign, sponsored by the City of Imperial and Imperial Chamber of Commerce, is about to be launched. “See, shop and save” in Imperial with punch cards worth a t...
  • Deputy ‘comes home’ to Chase County

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Deputy Sheriff Duncan Einspahr was returning to familiar territory when he walked into the courthouse in Imperial Oct. 13. His father, Daniel (Brent) Einspahr was a 1980 Chase County High School graduate,...
  • Open house Friday for new, expanded businesses

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican An open house and double ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the new location of two businesses in Imperial Friday. Exceptional Prints by Champa Group LLC is opening an office in Imperial in the Platinum T-Shirts & ...
  • Small business group cheers action nullifying WOTUS rule

    A representative group for Nebraska’s small business owners applauded last week’s passage of a measure in the U.S. Senate that would nullify the EPA’s controversial Waters of the US (WOTUS) regulation. Nebraska U.S. Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sass...
  • Farmers to be surveyed on production numbers

    As the 2015 growing season comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseed they ...
  • Nebraska ranks second place among Top 10 pro-business states

    Nebraska has been named one of America’s 10 most business-friendly states for 2015 by Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., corporate site selection firm based in Chicago. The ranking is based on independent research conducted by Pollina. Nebraska ranked...
  • Gas prices take another five-cent dip

    Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen another 5.5 cents per gallon the past week, averaging $2.29 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. That compares with the national average that has increa...
  • Friendly reactions to spooky character

    By Lori PankoninImperial RepublicanPre-Halloween found me glad that a co-worker warned me about the character in our front office. Despite the warning, I still jumped with a jolt when I first encountered Freaky Farleigh upon entering the office at night. ...
  • Nearly 200 students sign up for Young Americans workshops

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Student numbers attending the workshops conducted by The Young Americans are growing, as the popular singing/dancing group arrives in Imperial this week. While their visit is capped off with a big musical show Saturda...
  • Radon poster contest will award big prizes

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is coordinating its seventh annual local Radon Poster Contest. Youths ages nine to 14 who live within the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department district are eligible to participate, according to D...
  • Deer permits going fast in Frenchman Unit

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Some of them were gone in July. Others are dwindling fast in number. That’s the reality for firearm deer hunters who hope to get a permit in the popular Frenchman Unit for the 2015 season. With the nine-day season k...
  • Longhorns finish with 7-2 record, state playoff berth

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s Chase County Longhorn football team complied a year to remember. After going 5-3 last year and missing the playoffs, the Longhorns went 7-1 in the regular season, won the district championship and qual...
  • Moose sighted in Lincoln County; hunters urged to use caution

    With moose being reported in the Panhandle this year and a confirmed sighting of a young bull in Lincoln County last week, the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is urging hunters to be certain of their target before taking a shot. That’s especially i...
  • Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen winners named at veterans dinner

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Essays written by four students at Chase County Schools will be forwarded on to district competition in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests. Sponsored by Imperial’s VFW Post 4688 and VFW Auxiliary, t...
  • 4-H families, volunteers celebrate accomplishments

    More than 100 4-H members, families and volunteers gathered on Nov. 3 for the annual 4-H Achievement Program held at the new expo hall on the fairgrounds.   The program is held each year to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of 4-H youths, as well a...
  • Ninth St. Singers compete at finals in Scottsbluff festival

    Chase County’s 9th St. Singers were among the 23 groups performing at the Scottsbluff Old West ChoirFest Saturday including show choirs from western Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Groups were divided into five divisions based on school size and number...
  • IVFD equips homes with batteries

    Homes in Imperial were visited by the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) and some youthful volunteers Sunday and Monday to distribute free batteries and take orders for smoke detectors. Greg Dannatt, IVFD president, said 300 nine-volt batteries wer...

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