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  • Playoffs short-lived for the Longhorns

    Perkins County stuns the Longhorns 37-6 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Coaches, players or fans never expected to see what happened to the Chase County Longhorns in the opening round of the C2 football playoffs. Just two weeks prior, the Longho...
  • Spickelmier finishes high at U.S. Team Roping Championships

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In his first year at the U.S. Team Roping Championships, 14-year-old Ty Spickelmier and his partners did pretty well. The championships were held Oct. 22-29 with initial qualifying competition in Guthrie, Okla., follo...
  • In Chase County, 8.1 percent of all income comes from Social Security

    By Bill Bishop and Roberto GallardoThe Daily Yonder If Chase County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 8.1 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $11,734,338 in 2009...
  • Great Plains providing free shipping for overseas troops

    From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, Great Plains Communications will pay postage for a military goodie box for customers with a family member serving overseas in the military. In order to have the cost-of-shipping covered, customers must visit the website at www.gpco...
  • Prepare to shiver, shake

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Visitors to this year’s haunted house in Imperial will be welcomed into the EMS Homestead. Are you brave enough to enter? The Imperial Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is hosting the annual scarefest this coming we...
  • Imperial HHS office moving to ‘satellite’ status next year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Operation of the state of Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) office in Imperial will be changing drastically early next year. The Chase County Commissioners dealt with the issue at their Sept. ...
  • Manor administrator: use of ‘agency’ nursing staff unsustainable

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Use of agency nursing staff, but more importantly, paying for those workers, at Imperial’s senior care facilities is “unsustainable.” That’s the view of Darin Severson, the administrator for the Imperial Manor...
  • Christensen called back to Lincoln for special session

    Heineman calls special session on TransCanada Keystone XL permit By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial will be returning to Lincoln next week for a special session of the Nebraska Legislature. On Monday, Gov. Dave ...
  • Mid-Plains comes to Imperial for input on new strategic plan

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican As Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) prepares for its next three-year strategic plan, college representatives came to Imperial Monday to seek public input. Dr. Michael Chipps, President of Mid-Plains, said the Im...
  • If the shoe fits..... wear it, Cinderella

    Talk about a whirlwind romance! In the Rodgers & Hammerstein production of “Cinderella,” staged by the Chase County Schools choral department last weekend, Cinderella and the Prince meet at the ball, above, and as the story goes, Cinderella lose...
  • New employees at NRCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Imperial increased by two employees this past month. Aaron Sisson began working Oct. 10, while Jackie Mullanix began working Sept. 19. Sisson is a Soil ...
  • New USDA office building taking shape

    Taking advantage of the nice weather early this week, the new building that will house Chase County’s USDA offices was taking shape along East 5th Street. The 3,600-foot structure of leased office space will house the Chase County Farm Service Agency (F...
  • Group discusses recruiting alumni, young newcomers to community

    Craig Schroeder of Lincoln, senior associate for the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, commended Imperial for doing something right in bringing young people back to the community. He met with a small group Friday at Lied Imperial Public Library to discus...
  • Great Plains Internet service down Monday due to fiber cut

    Internet service was restored quickly to Great Plains Communications customers across the state after a city construction crew damaged a fiber line in eastern Nebraska Monday.   Nearly 8,000 customers were affected by the outage, which also disabled the ...
  • NRCS accepting applications for conservation programs

    Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water and wildlife conservation or wetland restoration funds are encouraged to sign up now for conservation programs available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  The application deadline is Nov...
  • Heartfelt war-time hospitality should not be forgotten

    “Once Upon a Town,” by Bob Greene just opened a whole new perspective for me about the North Platte Canteen during World War II.   Wow! Wow! Wow! And might I say, WOW! What started out as the intent to surprise Nebraska troops at the North Platte de...
  • Use of ‘agency’ help at Manor is killing budgets

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Members of the city council listened last week to budget concerns from the administrator at Imperial’s senior care facilities—Imperial Manor and Parkview/Heights. The big problem is a shortage of st...
  • Sixth graders learn about leadership

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Spending six days in Washington, D.C. was a learning experience for Chase County Schools sixth grade students Ryelee Christensen and Kayla Schilke. They were two of over 250 students attending the Junior National Youn...
  • August records biggest month ever for sales tax receipts

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A new record month for city sales tax receipts in Imperial arrived in August. For that month, the city received notice last week that $42,659.71 was deposited in the local accounts by the Nebraska Department of Revenu...
  • Longtime boxholders at Post Office asked to update records

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About 200 boxholders at the Imperial Post Office received a form in their mailboxes recently for updating their current information. Imperial Postmaster Jerry Lines said customers who received the form are those who...

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