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  • ALCO Store closing a big blow to local community

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican “Yes, there were some tears.” Those were words from Imperial ALCO Store Manager Nicki Sailors after store employees learned last week their store was closing. Imperial’s is one of 198 stores operating in 23 st...
  • Gem found but prize unclaimed; Christmas Festival next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Gem being sought in the community has apparently been found, but the $250 prize in Chamber Bucks has yet to be claimed. The gem people sought in the treasure hunt, using weekly clues printed in The Imperi...
  • CCS graduation rate tops state’s average

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Nebraska high school graduation rate has hit a record high, nearly reaching the state goal of 90 percent. Chase County Schools (CCS) has passed that goal. According to information released by the Nebraska Departme...
  • Input being gathered on superintendent search

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A search is underway for a new Chase County Schools superintendent and patrons have the chance to submit comments on the qualities they believe the next CCS superintendent should possess. Patrons of the district can a...
  • Nebraska will gain full credit for 2015 augmentation pumping

    Work to continue on long-term solutionsBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When Special Master William J. Kayatta issued his findings on water disputes between Kansas and Nebraska, he strongly suggested the states start working together to even out ...
  • CCS One Act is conference champion

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools One Act Play, “The Chronicles of Jane: Book Seven” took first place at the SPVA Conference competition in North Platte Monday. Second place went to host Hershey Public Schools and third ...
  • ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like....’

    City worker Dan Leibhart took advantage of the 50-degree temperatures Friday to hang the city’s Christmas decorations with fellow employees along Broadway St. in Imperial. The lights will be turned on for the first time for the Chamber of Commerce...
  • Chase County fossil now at state museum

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican About three years ago, an Imperial man was walking his dog and enjoying the day when he noticed a flat bone laying flat on the ground. Poking around, he discovered that the exposed area was part of a larger bone and h...
  • Wheat Growers choose North Platte for annual meeting site

    The Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) will hold its annual meeting Monday, Dec. 8, at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. The NWGA meeting will be followed by a brief meeting of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) at the sam...
  • Learning Imperial’s recycling habits

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In an effort to understand Imperial residents’ recycling habits, and then make recycling more appealing, a survey of residents was taken Saturday. Residents were asked if they recycle and if so, what. They were al...
  • DNR Chief Brian Dunnigan resigns

    Brian Dunnigan, Director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, resigned last Thursday. Director Dunnigan was appointed by Governor Heineman to the position in 2008 after serving in the Department for over 30 years. Director Dunnigan said, “...
  • MPCC given go-ahead to instruct college students in other states

    More students than ever will now have access to online courses and programs through Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC). MPCC officials received notice Nov. 18 from the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) that the colle...
  • United Methodist Women to hold bazaar to be held Dec. 5

    The United Methodist Women annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 at the First United Methodist Church in Imperial from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme of this year’s Bazaar is “Peace On Earth.” Coffee and rolls will be served from 9 a.m....
  • Support local firms, stores on Small Business Saturday (and always)

    Imperial received some somber news last week when it learned the ALCO Store would be closing its doors the end of January. When that happens, it will be exactly one year after Imperial saw its largest family sit-down restaurant also close up shop. ALCO...
  • IVFD answers calls Friday, Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A pair of fire calls Friday and Saturday summoned the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD). Firefighters responded early Saturday about 6 a.m. to assist the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department, northeast of Lamar, wh...
  • Total of 509 deer checked in

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Deer hunters checked in a total of 509 deer during the rifle season that ended Sunday night after sundown. Ron Schoenberger, owner of Lakers in Enders, said this year’s total exceeded last year’s total by 11 de...
  • Lady Longhorns gain three spots on all-conference team

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County volleyball players represent 25 percent of the 2014 SPVA All-Conference Team. With three Lady Longhorns on the 12-member first and second teams, that represents one-fourth of the all-conference players th...
  • Junior high wrestlers pick up several firsts at meets

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Wrestlers on the junior high team competed at two meets the past week and a half, Nov. 17 at North Platte St. Pat’s and last Friday at Medicine Valley in Curtis. This week, the Shorthorns traveled to the SPVA meet T...
  • Few newcomers joining officiating ranks

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In a few years, Chase County Activities Director Troy Hauxwell said it’s conceivable some Longhorn football games may have to be played on a Thursday night, Friday afternoon or on Saturday. The reason—lack of of...
  • More lottery funds for education coming; hearing takes comments

    By Julia JacksonNebraska News Service A three-hour hearing in a crowded room set the scene for the Nov. 19 discussion on the distribution of state lottery funds for education. Thirty people testified in front of the packed audience at the Legislature’s...

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