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  • Christmas House on a Saturday this year

    The annual Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House will be Dec. 3 at the home of Claudette and Owen Swanson. Many craft and food items, including the popular rhunzas, will be on sale from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the...
  • 4-H families, volunteers celebrate accomplishments

    4-H volunteers and 4-H members were recognized for a year’s worth of accomplishments at the annual 4-H Achievement Program on Nov. 7 at the 4-H Exhibit Hall in Imperial. Each year Outstanding Exhibit Hall Awards are given to individuals who excel in di...
  • Veterans honored at NU game

    Veterans throughout Nebraska and the U.S. were honored Saturday, Nov. 5, in pregame ceremonies at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln before the Nebraska-Northwestern game. Color guards from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard each marched into t...
  • Afghanistan soldiers return in time for Veterans’ Day

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Anthony Hill, a 2008 Chase County Schools graduate, was more than surprised when he transferred from his original Nebraska National Guard transportation company in Kearney to the 623rd Engineers Company of Wahoo. He...
  • Champion Mill, lake could become county property

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican An informational meeting was held Tuesday morning to consider the transfer of the Champion Mill State Recreational Area and lake from Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) ownership to Chase County ownership. In a...
  • Council asked to consider adding more Alzheimer’s patient care at Manor

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Kathy Kuenning asked the city council Monday to consider renovations at the Imperial Manor that would allow residents with certain Alzheimer’s conditions to remain at the local facility. She said the situation has h...
  • Staff will not receive compensation from insurance premium money

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members took no action on options for using the Blue Cross Blue Shield premium holiday savings that will be realized by Chase County Schools in December. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, members decid...
  • FBLA’s Veterans Day programs this Friday

    Two programs at Chase County School this Friday, Veterans Day, are scheduled in the auditorium in honor of the area’s veterans, organized by the school’s Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) chapter.The first program at 9:30 a.m. will be attende...
  • Hospital Foundation to host ‘Rumble The Night Away’ dance, charity auction

    The Chase County Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with the Imperial Eagles Club, invites the public to the first annual Harvest Fest for Health on Nov. 18. Theme for the event is “Rumble the Night Away” with entertainment provided by The Rumbles....
  • Court rules in favor of city on Hust suit

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County District Court Judge David Urbom ruled in favor of the city of Imperial in the suit initiated by Byron and Marilyn Hust on the city’s nuisance codes. In his order dated Oct. 17, Judge Urbom wrote that t...
  • County hospital petition signatures being verified

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Petitions calling for the dissolution of the Chase County Hospital District were turned in to that board last Wednesday. The board requested that the signatures be verified as registered voters by the Chase County Cle...
  • Community says good-bye to Charlie Leibbrandt

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican On Monday, an estimated 400 people gathered for the funeral of Charlie Leibbrandt of Imperial, who at age 62, died last Thursday following a fall. Leibbrandt was well-known in the community. After all, he was involved...
  • Stylists hold open house

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Klassy Kreations owners Kristi McNair and Karra Meeske are pleased with the grand opening of their business. The celebration continues through Friday. Klassy Kreations is located at 820 Douglas. The two opened it in S...
  • Farmers’ last chance to win $2,500 for communities

    Deadline for America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program is Nov. 30 During the season of giving, Nebraska farmers can get into the holiday spirit by signing up to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations through America’s Farmer’s...
  • West Central Cattleman’s Series starts again Nov. 21

    The annual West Central Cattleman’s Series will begin Nov. 21. The first session will be at Ogallala at the Quality Inn. This meeting will start at 5 pm MT. Two other locations have been added for the 2011-2012 season, Hayes Center and Goodland, Kan. ...
  • Church publishes Advent devotional

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Advent Inspirations,” a devotional book for the Advent and Christmas season, has been published by First United Methodist Church of Imperial. A committee at the church began working on the devotional early last ...
  • School board made right decision— for taxpayers

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Tuesday’s school board meeting had some good news for taxpayers. In a controversial issue on how to handle a premium-free month for school employees’ health insurance, the Chase County Schools’ bo...
  • ‘Walk to Afghanistan’ a success

    Chase County Community Hospital Director of Nursing Annette Kasselman, left, instituted the Walk to Afghanistan when son Paul was stationed overseas. She shows Paul, middle, and Anthony Hill, who also served, the graph at the hospital that charts the numb...
  • Swanson guest speaker at Sunday’s veterans appreciation supper

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Michal Swanson of Imperial will relate some of the experiences he had in service with the U.S. military in Iraq at the annual Veterans Appreciation Supper. The supper is set for Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. at the VFW H...
  • It’s all about duty and country on the USS Carl Vinson

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican■ Editor’s note: Pankonin was among five Nebraskans who visited the USS Carl Vinson during training exercises in mid-September. Visitors got a rare, first-hand look at life aboard an aircraft carrier and were w...