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  • Harlem Ambassadors set to perform Saturday night

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People don’t even have to be basketball fans to enjoy the fun, antics and talent on display by the Harlem Ambassadors. They’ll be coming to Imperial Saturday night to take on a team of Imperial’s “Has Bee...
  • Levy up about a cent to support city’s ‘09-10 General Fund budget

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Taxpayers in the city limits will see a slight increase in their property tax support of the 2009-10 General Fund budget. At a special meeting Sept. 9, the city council approved the city’s $4,298,023 General Fund op...
  • Hospital district formation likely to be on spring ballot

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A petition recently circulated in Chase County to form a hospital district, thereby allowing voters to determine who is on the Chase County Community Hospital board, was submitted last week to the Chase County Commiss...
  • School board reduces property tax $101,000 in proposed budget

    Tax askings up 1.49% after building fund is reduced By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools board members removed $101,000 from the proposed 2009-10 budget at a meeting last week, taking it out of the money to be added in the building...
  • Beware of mail scams

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Darlene Jens has just won a total of $5.15 million! Between Saturday and Monday she received three letters telling her that her “identification” has been “finalized and approved” to become a millionaire. Oh. ...
  • City weighs asphalt or concrete for E. 9th Street improvements

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three of Imperial’s major streets will be resurfaced next year—East 5th, 9th and 12th Sts. While full resurfacing with concrete had been decided for East 5th and East 12th, the original recommendation in July for ...
  • City to sell Steinway piano

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Imperial city council voted Monday night to take bids for the 1916 Steinway grand piano currently housed beneath the stage at the Imperial Theatre. The council accepted the recommendation from the Community Cente...
  • Interest solicited in pep or concert band

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The instrumental music department at Chase County Schools wants to find out if adults in Imperial are interested in forming a community pep or concert band. Band Director Richard Munson said interest has been expresse...
  • Jack Stinnettes reopen restaurant with new name

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After two and a half months since ceasing operation, an Imper­ial downtown restaurant reopened last week. Owners Jack and Christy Stinnette, who originally opened Jack’s Place restaurant at 415 Broadway in 1977, ...
  • Deadline approaching to apply for new conservation program

    The first round sign-up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will end Sept. 30. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers CSP, and is reminding operators to apply soon. The Conservation Stewardship Program is a voluntary cons...
  • Elsie farm among stops for Chinese trade team

    The Nebraska Wheat Board will welcome a trade mission of 15 Chinese milling executives, grain dealers and government officials to Nebraska today (Thursday). The visit to Nebraska is part of a trade mission arranged by U.S. Wheat Associates. Participants r...
  • Still growing at 90

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican On Sept. 30, Gordon Tropf of Champion will turn 90 years of age. He’s a little busy, though, to think ahead that far. He has melons to harvest. Tropf has been raising produce near his home on the edge of Champion fo...
  • New sports complex something to be proud of

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherFriday night will mark the second time that the Longhorn varsity football team will take the field at the now-complete sports complex. The Imperial-area community can take great pride in the facility t...
  • Longhorns boys win second consecutive CC title

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two meets. Two titles. Second consecutive year to win their own invite. The Longhorn boys’ cross country team have posted some high marks for themselves already just two weeks into the season. After winning t...
  • Lady Longhorns win two matches at home opener; take third at tournament

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It was a fruitful home opener for the Lady Longhorn volleyball team last Thursday. They picked up both wins in a triangular varsity tourney in the Longhorn gym, defeating two Colorado schools from Haxtun and Wray. T...
  • Registration begins for Pumpkin Run

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s time to start training for the Third Annual Pumpkin Run, scheduled for Oct. 17. The run begins and ends at Cox’s Pond one and one-half miles west of Champion. Registrations can now be made for the 5K, 10 mile...
  • Two fourth-quarter TDs give Longhorns second win

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican For three quarters Friday night, neither the Imperial Longhorns nor the Southwest Roughriders could punch the ball across the goal line. The Longhorns fought off some tough breaks in the third quarter, including ...
  • Fraud already investigated with new driver’s license system

    The fraud unit of Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has initiated 41 cases for investigation of fraud or identity theft since launching the state’s new driver license system on July 22. “Based on a fraud review the department conducted in 2007, it w...
  • Students, staff settling in with new reading program

    ■ Editor’s note: K-6 Principal Vitosh has been writing several columns on the school’s new Reading Mastery Program. This is his final column.By Nathan VitoshElementary Principal, Chase County Schools Wow, it is hard to believe we are already in the ...
  • Imperial gains grant funding for removal of blighted houses

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cities of Imperial and Ogallala will share a grant for the demolition of 10 blighted structures under a grant received through West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD). A total of $210,000 has been award...

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