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  • Senior services staff approved for three percent wage increases

    Council responds to employees’ grievance By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Employees at Imperial Manor, Parkview Assisted Living and Imperial Heights will receive 3 percent wage increases retroactive to July, 2010 following action by the city cou...
  • Sam Kunnemann enjoys teaching Chinese students

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For the past two years Sam Kunnemann has been faced with classrooms of students—and faces unfamilar to the Imperial native. From August 2008 to June 2010 he taught oral English and communication to sophomore studen...
  • Brickstone Grille & Sports Bar opening next week

    New owners will reopen after remodeling completed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A few changes are being planned, but the new owners of Imperial’s longtime downtown restaurant will keep some of the favorites, too, at the former Jack’s Steak...
  • Wheat test plot includes new varieties

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Researchers with Syngenta AgriPro® want to see how new varieties and some varieties under development will do in actual growing conditions. That’s why Jon Rich of Manhattan, Kan., central plains wheat breeder fo...
  • Gift shop, florist opens in Champion

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The dream of a bookstore has evolved into The Attic, a fresh flower and gift shop in Champion. Stephanie Taylor’s original idea was a book store in Imperial. Now, she’s selling a variety of items on the main stree...
  • Board likely moving to GPA credit for all music classes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After requests from the high school’s two music teachers, Chase County Schools might begin giving credit for successive years of the same music classes, unlike the practice now. On the discussion table since spring,...
  • School board drops $200,000 from proposed tax bite in adopting budget

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the CCS board of education chose to cut taxes rather than use $200,000 in other budget areas from a higher-than-projected balance in the treasurer’s office. The action at the Sept. 14 school board meeting...
  • Eighty celebrate new equipment, rest rooms at Imperial’s city park

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The City of Imperial and several local organizations were given a big “thank you” Sunday by about 80 people attending a celebratory ice cream social at Campbell Park, also known as the city park. That’s becaus...
  • Commissioners create hospital district

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County commissioners approved a pair of resolutions at their Sept. 14th meeting to create a new hospital district and appoint the five members. A petition effort put the formation of a hospital district on th...
  • 12th Street now closed to all but local traffic

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial residents will have to put some thought into how they need to approach businesses and homes along East 12th Street as of this week. The street is closed from Broadway to Highway 61 to all but local traffic. T...
  • Health fair termed successful

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Over 250 people registered during the Chase County Community Hospital’s annual health fair at the hospital in Imperial Saturday. Staff said more may have attended, but didn’t register. A total of 569 people had ...
  • Walkers sought for annual cancer walk

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Community Hospital is gearing up for its fifth annual All Cancer Walk. The walk will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Chase County Schools. The “Taking Steps to Stomp Out Cancer” walk an...
  • A skateboard park to serve youth at risk

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two former Imperial residents are about to realize a dream when Bay198, an indoor skateboard park, opens in Lincoln Oct. 16. “God willing,” laughed 27-year old Mike Smith, as he described the deconstruction and re...
  • Ice cream social, ceremony to highlight new park facilities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Campbell Park is seeing more and more traffic these days, especially from the younger set. With last year’s addition of a $41,000 set of playground equipment and the just completed new rest room facility, both bui...
  • Zero pay for mayor, council stays in budget for 2010-11

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican No changes were made in the direction that salaries for the Imperial mayor and four city council members next year remain at zero. The council adopted the city’s 2010-11 budget, with a zero level salary for the five...
  • NRD not asking for any property taxes next year

    Unconstitutional property taxes will be used instead By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It’s not often, if ever, that a governmental entity passes on collecting property taxes but that’s what’s happening with the Upper Republican Natural Resou...
  • Surgeon Mark Meyer’s 30 years of hospital visits coming to an end

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sooner or later, a guy needs to slow down a little—smell the roses, so to speak. That’s the path Kearney orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Meyer, 62, will take. After 30 years of visiting the Chase County Community H...
  • Cement pour started mid-week on East 12th

    All of East 12th to be closed Monday; only local traffic allowed By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Cement pouring started early Wednesday morning this week on a portion of East 12th, between Highway 61 and Shorthorn St. And on Monday, the plan is to ...
  • Health fair a good place to receive low-cost screenings

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Feeling great? Feeling tired or just not right? The Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics’ annual Health Fair is the place to find answers or assurances concerning health issues. The Health Fair will be held t...
  • Local wine to be marketed in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican With a third harvest under their belts, Deborah and Steve Schilke are ready to market Broken Arrow Cellars wine in Imperial. The Schilkes have been growing grape vines for longer than that, but their third grape har...

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