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  • Purchase of Miller ground gives Imperial a development site

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The recent purchase by the City of Imperial of 67 acres of farm ground on the east edge of Imperial gives the town something it’s never had—an industrial development area. The ground borders Hwy. 61 on the east...
  • One-car rollover claims the life of 21-year-old Elisha Sanchez

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Tragedy struck the Imperial community again late Monday evening. Just three weeks after a Perkins County accident claimed the life of 28-year-old Chase County native Debra Ridlen Palser,  the community lost another...
  • Teachers log on to new laptops

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Schools has taken possession of new laptops for both high school students and their teachers. Junior high and high school teachers began learning about the Macs this week during on-site training. The scho...
  • Coltons drawn to Imperial by technology, feeling of caring

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Nick Colton grew up in Imperia...
  • Register now for fall college courses

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Mid-Plains Community College has a wide variety of for-credit and not-for-credit classes offered in Imperial this fall. Registration is now being accepted, as many classes begin soon. The classes are offered in a vari...
  • City wishing to sell Steinway piano

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In 1989, the city of Imperial purchased and installed a Steinway grand piano in the Imperial Theatre, to be used for recitals and concerts. Now, the city is seeking input on the future of the piano. Members of the Imp...
  • Wauneta Medical Clinic now fully paid for thanks to $100,000 bequeathal

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Their lives’ journeys included stints in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, Coast Guard service in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during World War II, and successful business careers in North Platte. But in the end, home to...
  • Husband/wife optometry team joins First Insight

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel An expansion in patient care is taking place at First Insight Eyecare. Joining Dr. Tim Meyer in his practice are the husband and wife team of Eric and Tori Gengenbach. The couple joined Meyer’s staff this summer, ...
  • First wheat variety test results now available

    Many of the 2009 winter wheat variety test results are now available online and the rest will soon follow, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Each year, UNL tests winter wheat varieties in several locations throughout the state, said Bob ...
  • Engines revving for demolition derby

    The Demolition Derby at the Chase County Fair this year will continue to offer a weld division, as well as the no weld and compact divisions. This year the total purse is $6,000. Chairman Bryan Dannatt noted that the compact division was added about six y...
  • Lutheran church welcomes new vicar

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Their three-month old son has a “Husker” strap attached to his pacifier. Looks like Vicar Sean Hansen and his family have settled in in Imperial. Sean and wife Rebecca moved to Imperial recently with son James. Se...
  • Development site a plus for the future of Imperial

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherWith the City of Imperial purchasing 67 acres on the east edge of town, Imperial can now make a legitimate case that it’s ready to embrace further economic development. Through the use of revenue ge...
  • Family fills week with announcements

    It was a week full of news from the Lutz abode. Austin, our five-year-old grandson, called on a Tuesday exclaiming, “My EEG was normal!” That was some of the BEST news anyone could have given me. Two years earlier at age three, Austin’s EEG showed t...
  • Conditioning, first practices set for Longhorn fall sports

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The start of this year’s fall sports season for the Chase County Schools Longhorns comes in slightly more than three weeks. As a result, coaches for the respective sports  are planning team meetings, conductin...
  • Nebraska Baseball Association tournament begins here Saturday

    Imperial Crush falls in final regular season games By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Crush baseball team dropped their final two regular season games last weekend, falling to Scottsbluff in a double header. They will take a 3-6 re...
  • Food specials, foul ball payouts planned during tournament

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This weekend’s district Nebraska Baseball Association wood bat tournament in Imperial will include a couple of special deals, mostly aimed at the youngsters. All youths wearing their Imperial Crush baseball T-shirts...
  • Bicycle rider raising funds for homeless shelter

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Ron Snell, Executive Director of The Connection Homeless Shelter in North Platte, will be in Imperial Monday, during his 3,100-mile bicycle ride to each county in Nebraska. He will be at Smokin’ Leroy’s 12th Stree...
  • Co-ed softball tourney underway

    The start of the co-ed softball tournament means the end of the summer ball season is just around the corner.  The tournament kicked off Monday night and will continue tonight (Thursday) and conclude Friday. Games are being played both in Wauneta and I...
  • Peewees participate in all-star game

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Several players from each traveling Peewee team in Imperial participated in the league’s all-star game played Tuesday, July 28 at Paxton. Players selected from Imperial 1 included Kale Gockley, Ryan Moline, Kelt...
  • Students complete leadership camps

    Summer is the time for former high school juniors to participate in youth leadership camps. Four students from Chase County Schools were chosen to attend camps, with three making the trips. Mayra Acosta, 17, attended Cornhusker Girls State in Lincoln May ...

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