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  • Newness of twin babies this Christmas, more love to share

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Dirk and Rhonda Hill are in the process of adopting two new daughters into their lives this holiday season. Lily Star and Marina Moon were born in Omaha Oct. 9 at 29 weeks. The twins were welcomed into the Hill fami...
  • Free Christmas Day dinner again in the works

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While many hope for a white Christmas, coordinators and volunteers planning the fifth annual Christmas Day dinner in Imperial are hoping for just a nice day, snow or not. During two of the last four dinners organized ...
  • Changes in NRD pooling rules being proposed

    Special meeting Jan. 9 to discuss changes By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Board members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will consider changes to pooling rules during a special meeting Monday, Jan. 9. During their monthl...
  • School Superintendent Fisher given 2.3% salary increase

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County School Supt. Matt Fisher will see a $2,500 higher paycheck during the 2012-13 school year. The board of education approved the salary increase after a closed session during its Dec. 13 monthly meeting. Th...
  • Some familiar, some new on lighting contest winner list

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Judges in the 2011 exterior Christmas lighting contest had another challenging task in front of them Sunday night as they completed the judging process. The Chamber of Commerce-sponsored contest offered homeowners C...
  • Thrift stores fill special niche in community

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Whether it’s finding a bargain or you’re one of those persons looking for that tucked-away jewel, Imperial’s two thrift stores are the answer. And, at Christmas time, both the St. Isidore Gift and Thrift and t...
  • At 90, Marvin still active in farming, collecting

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Vincent Marvin has lived his entire life in Chase County. He was born Dec. 16, 1921 to Verneal and Lloyd Marvin on the ranch five and one-half miles west of Imperial. Turning 90 last Friday, Marvin reflected on his ye...
  • Chase Co. alumni invited to Holiday Open House Dec. 28

    Ever think about moving back to Imperial and Chase County? Been involved in a community project that would be a great fit for Imperial?   Or just curious about Imperial’s long term economic development goals or what is happening in the business commun...
  • City retention pond being enlarged

    Work started earlier this month on removing dirt from the city of Imperial’s storm water retention pond on airport property along Highway 61. Public Works Supt. Pat Davison said Koellner Enterprises is digging out the dirt with its large equipment, and ...
  • MPCC extended campus coordinators meet for strategic planning

    Mid-Plains Community College’s Extended Campus coordinators met in Broken Bow Dec. 13-14 for their annual strategic planning retreat. The retreat, led by Bruce Dowse, Area Dean of Outreach and Training, provided a time for the group to share successful ...
  • Harmon on fast track to AA degree

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one of a series of stories concerning students utilizing the Imperial campus of Mid-Plains Community College to obtain a degree and further their education.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although 19-year old Hannah Harm...
  • Crop production clinics offered at nine locations

    Crop producers and agribusiness professionals will learn how to improve their profitability and manage challenging new pest issues during the 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Production Clinics. The clinics will be offered at nine locati...
  • T.O. Haas open house next Thursday to thank customers

    The Imperial T.O. Haas wanted to thank its customers for their support the past year, so is hosting an open house next Thursday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The staff will be serving a sloppy joe lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their store on Imperial ...
  • Daffodil Days coordinator sought in Chase County

    The American Cancer Society is looking for a volunteer coordinator for its annual Daffodil Days promotion in Chase County. Daffodil Days celebrates the Society’s mission of saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays through t...
  • Christmas—a time of love, hope

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Sunday represents a special day in the lives of Christians as it marks the birth of the Christ Child—our savior and king. With his birth and eventual death on the cross, we all have the opportunity ...
  • Twelve days of Christmas takes on new meaning

    I’ve never given much thought to the lyrics in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Twelve drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 Lords a leaping. Does it have to make sense? I mean, look at nursery rhymes. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater put his wife in...
  • Eagle-viewing opportunity starts early next year

    The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District will once again provide eagle-watching opportunities to the public this winter. Central’s eagle-viewing facility below Kingsley Dam in Ogallala will open for the season on Sat., Jan. 7, with a sp...
  • Local students expand minds with expanded technology, space future

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Eleven junior chemistry students from Chase County Schools teacher Kim Wilson’s class attended the Cyber and Space Symposium in Omaha Nov. 16-17 to learn about issues in the cyber world. Wilson said the students wer...
  • Car, utility pole damaged in accident

    The corner of 12th and Broadway Sts., was busy last Friday afternoon after a vehicle collided with a utility pole over the noon hour. Police Chief Larry Browning said Melody Raffaeli of Imperial, the driver of the 2010 Honda four-door sedan, apparently fe...
  • Longhorn boys knock off Yuma and Garden County, move to 4-2

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns added two more wins to their record last week, improving to 4-2. On Thursday, they handed the visiting Yuma, Colo., Indians a 40-35 loss and backed that up with a 41-29 win at Garden Cou...

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