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  • Kansas asks U.S. Supreme Court to re-address Nebraska’s compact compliance settlement

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Unsatisified with the June, 2009 results of non-binding arbitration, Kansas wants the U.S. Supreme Court to re-address the issue of Nebraska’s compliance with the 2002 compact settlement. On Tuesday, Kansas Attor...
  • Weekend will usher in May Day; colors overflow

    April showers have been plentiful in recent weeks, adding credibility to the adage, “April showers bring May flowers.” Colorful tulips, daffodils and other early flowering beauties have popped up all over the Imperial area, thanks to three inches of...
  • Musical duo to help celebrate city’s 125th with original tunes

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of feature stories on the events to be held during Imperial’s 125th birthday celebration this summer, July 2-4, 2010.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An original song-writing, fiddle and harmonica ...
  • Council overrides Planning Commission on zoning change

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Although the Planning Commission had twice voted down a zoning change request from Bruce and Crystal Peterson of Imperial, the city council gave the Petersons the change they wanted. The council’s 4-0 vote Monday ni...
  • Voters to decide at Primary on hospital district

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When County Clerk Debbie Clark certified a petition drive last September, the process began to determine whether voters want to create a hospital district in Chase County. That decision will come May 11 when Chase ...
  • Lots of laughter in this group

    (!--IMAGE images/4.29.10/red-hat5385.jpg IMAGE--> By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican You walk into a restaurant and see a bunch of ladies in purple clothing and red hats. What is going on? That happened recently at Enders Lake Golf Course. The Red ...
  • Earth Day celebrated with tree planting

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two members of Virginia Harford’s class at Chase County Schools partnered with the City of Imperial last Thursday to observe Earth Day with a skit and a tree. Michael Musgrove and Chase Reasoner helped city employee...
  • Nebraska now offering online renewal for driver licenses

    Nebraskans can now renew their driver license online through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Nebraskans are eligible to renew their driver license, motorcycle license or state ID card once every other renewal cycle, or every 10 years, mee...
  • Sections of East 5th to be closed as storm sewer work progresses

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Drivers along East 5th St., should expect short sections of that street to be closed in the next two weeks as work progresses on the storm sewer. Removing the old storm sewer tubes and laying new pipe is part of the s...
  • Republican earns leadership award, 15 other awards in newspaper contest

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The staff of the Imperial Republican earned recognition for their community leadership during the Nebraska Press Association’s annual convention last weekend in Kearney. The paper’s staff received the Leadershi...
  • Street banners to give colorful welcome to Imperial

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial is well-known as a welcoming community. It’s going to give a little more of that impression in a month or so when new “welcome” banners are up along Imperial’s main street and several other key locati...
  • New occupation tax bill inked on session’s last day

    Supreme Court takes case on occupation tax By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican On the final day of the 2010 session, Governor Dave Heineman inked a measure that redefines the use of an occupation tax on irrigated land. The language passed in LB 862...
  • Longtime 4-H, fair supporters chosen as Chase County Fair Grand Marshals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican You might not be able to find a couple more committed to 4-H and the Chase County Fair.      Frank Clements, as a 14-year old, was not only exhibiting as a 4-Her, but was also assisting the Extension Agent with r...
  • Tiptoe through the tulips? Maybe tiptoe through the ash

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For over a year Jody and Deb Bopp of Imperial planned for a vacation to The Netherlands that coincided with the tulip season. Well, they got to see the tulips, but the eruption of the volcano in Iceland has delayed th...
  • Texting ban bill changed, passed

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman signed into law LB945 April 13, which would make texting while driving a secondary offense. The law will go into effect sometime in July. Sometime this month the Legislature’s Revisor...
  • Ranching, horses part of Zadina’s life

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It was so quiet. A deer r...
  • Great Plains alerts customers of planned power outage

    Great Plains Communications is advising customers that it will be necessary to conduct a planned power outage beginning at midnight (CT) on Saturday, April 24, and should be completed no later than 8 a.m. (CT) on Sunday, April 25. The outage is expected t...
  • Progressive Agriculture Safety Day coming in July

    July 12 has been set as the date for the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for children ages 6-14 at the Chase County Fairgrounds. The Chase County 4-H clubs are sponsoring the day long event in conjunction with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. Co...
  • Extension offering area tractor, farm safety courses during June

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension tractor/farm safety courses will be offered at seven locations across the state in May and June. One of the sites is North Platte in June. Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm ot...
  • 2010 Fair entertainment to feature Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Rodney Atkins

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Anticipation toward the 2010 version of the Chase County Fair & Expo begins to build with the announcement of this year’s grandstand entertainment. Like always, the Chase County Fairboard has put together anot...

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