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  • Council adds drainage by Schroeder Park to city’s one-year street plan

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s an annual vote the Imperial city council takes every year about this time—approval of the city’s 1 & 6-Year Street Plan. That item was on the council agenda Monday night. Kent Cordes of Miller & Ass...
  • Students building robot for competition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Some middle school students in Kim Wilson’s science class at Chase County Schools are busy designing and building a robot. They will take it to the Cross County VEX Robotic Tournament Feb. 18 at Cross County Communi...
  • Show choirs sing, dance in day full of music

    Putting their best feet forward, or for that matter, their best dance moves was the name of the game Monday as 17 junior high and high school show choirs were in Imperial for the western site Show Choir Festival sponsored by the Nebraska Choral Directors ...
  • Puzzle solvers sought for library contest

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The second annual Puzzle Tournament at Lied Imperial Public Library is scheduled for Feb. 25. A fun afternoon is planned for those who like to put puzzles together. The contest is open to all ages, in three divisions....
  • Shirt-sleeve weather! Isn’t it supposed to be winter?

    The calendar Monday read Jan. 30. Isn’t this supposed to be the dead of winter? So far, southwest Nebraska has enjoyed one of the mildest winters in recent years. Workers constructing the new Auto Shop building worked in shirt sleeves Monday afternoon...
  • English Language Learner class used by almost 10 percent of students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Since its inception in 1992, the English Language Learner (ELL) class at Chase County Schools has increased from three students to 55 this year. Those 55 students, or 43 in the elementary school and 12 at the high s...
  • A few office filings trickle in this week

    Deadlines are near; incumbents have until Feb. 15 By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Incumbent office-holders have less than two weeks to file for re-election if they want to seek office again for another term. The deadline for current office-holders...
  • Cargo containers subject of public hearing before council Monday

    Planning Commission forwards proposals on a 5-2 vote By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial city council will consider proposed zoning regulations that deal with cargo, or freight, containers at a public hearing Monday night. The...
  • Champion Mill bill in committee

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A legislative bill that would transfer ownership of Champion Mill State Park and State Recreation Area from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) to Chase County is in the Nebraska Legislature’s Natural Reso...
  • Freedoms Foundation fosters patriotism

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories concerning organizations that benefit the Imperial area. Volunteering in a community, through organizations, is a way to pay back for the benefits that the community offers an individual.By C...
  • Contributions to Wauneta nursing home pass $100,000

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Contributions for Wauneta’s nursing home continue to pour in from supporters with efforts surpassing the $100,000 mark earlier this week. As of Tuesday morning $101,628 had been received. Community volunteers are working t...
  • Supt. Matt Fisher remains in contention for Northwest job

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Supt. Matt Fisher of Chase County Schools remains in contention for the superintendent’s position at Grand Island Northwest High School. He was one of six candidates who interviewed last week in Grand Island. Northw...
  • Helping farmers, making friends big part of military career

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of Tuesday, Eldon Kuntzelman left behind 24 years of service in the Kansas and Nebraska Army National Guards.  He retired after three deployments overseas and one stateside. SFC Kuntzelman’s last deployment, to ...
  • Auto Shop addition going up in a hurry

    As of late last week, only the cement work had been completed. By Monday afternoon, the steel frame had been erected, the outside skin screwed into place with the roof in place by that night. Work continues on the new addition which will include new offic...
  • Public Service Commission sets town hall meetings on SourceGas rate increase

    The Public Service Commission announced that it will hold town hall meetings at locations in SourceGas’ service territory during mid-February. At the meetings, customers can learn more about the company’s proposal and express their views. SourceGas i...
  • Nebraska farmers, ranchers call for inheritance tax repeal

    Gov. Dave Heineman was joined by Steve Nelson, president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, and Michael Kelsey, executive director of Nebraska Cattlemen, to call for repeal of the Nebraska Inheritance Tax. “Nebraska is one of only eight states that has an inheri...
  • Solar seminar offered by Mid-Plains Community College, Energize Nebraska

    Solar energy is one of the hot topics for homeowners and businesses. The problem with solar in most areas of Nebraska is knowing who to call and how to install a solar system. The answers can be found in a free, one-day seminar covering solar air, water a...
  • Speaker, recording artist to be featured at Ladies Retreat

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Jesus—the song in my heart” is the theme of the annual Imperial Bible Church Ladies Retreat Feb. 18. In keeping with that theme, women’s speaker and inspirational “Top 10” recording artist Ginger Millermo...
  • Privatization of HHS not one of the state’s shining moments

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher When Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman sought the privatization of the Health and Human Services child welfare system, the move was hailed as a more effective and less expensive way to distribute those ...
  • Work continues on city runoff storage

    After making about as much progress as possible on digging out the city’s runoff pond by the airport, city crews refocused their efforts and digging out the runoff pond west of Schroeder Park. Below, city loader operator Earl Loop fills up a bucket of d...

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