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  • Windbreaks great for snow control

        “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” is a great holiday song that may be even more pleasant if people could control where the snow falls.     “We can somewhat control where the snow falls by where we plant trees and shrubs, especially i...
  • We say goodbye to an ol’ friend Sunday

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher    Sunday, Feb. 1 will be a sad day for newspaper readers in outstate Nebraska. Sunday will mark the final day that the Omaha World-Herald, previously Nebraska’s only statewide paper, will stop a...
  • John Burke appointed to hospital board

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    John Burke of Imperial was appointed to the Chase County Community Hospital board of directors at the county commissioners’ Jan. 13 meeting.     With Burke’s appointment, the board now is fully represente...
  • School’s bleacher issue appears to be resolved

    School board approves paying balance owed if repairs are made By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    While Chase County Schools still hasn’t resolved the football field light installation issue, it appears all of the field’s bleachers should be i...
  • Six street projects on 1-year plan

    The Imperial city council recently adopted the 1- & 6-year road plan for the city. The projects on tap for this year are shown in the dark cross-hatching in the illustration above. This year’s projects can also be cross-referenced by the plan numbers in...
  • Appointed boards, commissions and committees for the City of Imperial

        The following is a list of all appointed boards, commissions and committees for the City of Imperial.     The appointments are made by Mayor Annie Longan. All of the people with terms that expired in 2008, with one exception, accepted reappointm...
  • Monthly city sales tax proceeds drop a bit in month of November

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    After seven straight months with city sales tax proceeds over $30,000, Imperial’s monthly receipts dropped below that level in November, 2008.    November marked the sixth smallest monthly total since the c...
  • Workshops offer water, irrigation system updates

        As planning decisions are being made for the 2009 growing season, irrigated corn growers can participate in workshops focusing on the fundamentals.    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is offering a series of agriculture water management ...
  • Wrestlers edge Holyoke by two in dual

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Despite giving up four matches at the end due to pins or open slots, Chase County edged Holyoke, Colo., 38-36, in a wrestling dual last Thursday in Imperial.    The dual started at the 135 lb. weight class. C...
  • Lady Longhorns pick up third place at SPVA

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Last week, the Lady Longhorn basketball team picked up two wins and a third place finish in the SPVA conference tournament.    With just one win on their record when the tourney was set up, Chase County was ...
  • Another squeaker eludes Longhorns

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    In the last five games, the Longhorn boys’ basketball team have found themselves in tight games. But of those five, the Longhorns have only been able to close one of the games for a win.     The snake-bit...
  • Three capture medals at tough Lexington Invitational

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Outside of districts and state, Coach Matt Vlasin ranked Saturday’s John Higgins Wrestling Invitational at Lexington the toughest this season.    The 16 teams at the tournament were largely from Class A and...
  • Chase County hosts FCCLA district STAR competition on Jan. 21

         The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) district STAR competition was hosted by the Imperial chapter on Wednesday, Jan. 21.     STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition.     District schools attending ...
  • Nelson co-sponsors bill to crack down on meth

        Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to provide new tools to drug enforcement officials to combat the production and distribution of the drug methamphetamine (meth).    “Meth has become a blight on our nation...
  • Tourism in county marketed at Denver expo

    Chase County was well represented at the 2009 International Sportsman’s Exposition in Denver Jan. 22-25. Chase County Tourism Coordinator and Marketing Director Claudette Swanson and husband, Owen, promoted the county to hunters, fisherman and others a...
  • Brittney Ferguson celebrates 20th; benefit raffle underway

    By Brenda BrandtHolyoke Enterprise    It was a day of celebration for Brittney Ferguson and her family as Brittney marked her 20th birthday Tuesday, Jan. 27.    Life as she once knew it changed drastically for Ferguson when she was involved in an au...
  • Local musicians giving concert in Sterling Sunday

        The music department leadership of Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial will perform a concert of chamber music for trumpet and organ this Sunday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Sterling, Colo.    The concert is one of a series of concerts pr...
  • Pastor settles in at Berean Church

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Pastor Roger Doyle is in the process of moving furniture and decorating the walls of his new office at Berean Fundamental Church.     Since beginning his duties at the church a month ago, he’s been moving t...
  • We hope Obama takes his words to heart

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIt was a historic event in our nation’s history Tuesday as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.No matter where any of us are on the political spectrum, it was an exhilar...
  • First Ag Fair draws interested crowd

       About 125 people were served lunch, with more than that attending, the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Technology Fair last week. Nineteen exhibitors pitched their products in the old elementary school gym. Chamber Ag Committee Chair...

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