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  • Ministerial Association, churches planning Christmas Day dinner again

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Those with no place to go or with limited family around have a great option for a Christmas Day meal again this year. The Ministerial Association of Southwest Nebraska and most of the churches in Imperial are providin...
  • New mayor, council member start 4-year terms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two new members of Imperial’s governing body came on board Monday night. After their oaths of office, Dwight Coleman became Imperial’s newest mayor, and John Arterburn started his term as member of the counc...
  • Benefit analysis to determine irrigation retirement buyout

    Long-term stream flow depletion proposed as factor to determine  price paid to retire acres By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Estimates show the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) needs to retire the use of about 4,200 acre-feet o...
  • Pool contractor extends warranty on pipe, new concrete through 2012

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The contractor on the city’s pool construction was not willing to extend its warranty five years, but it did do so through the 2012 swim season. The extended warranty for an additional year is for the new main pipe ...
  • Missing one family, but glad to be with another

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Jeff and Shawna (Wal...
  • Grant used to purchase new recycling baler

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With the help of a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, a new recycling baler has been purchased for the recycling center in Imperial. The Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency received a $9...
  • Christmas lighting judges to be out Sunday night

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Outdoor Christmas decorating will be under the microscope of a Chamber of Commerce committee Sunday night. That’s when Imperial residences and their owners will be judged on their creativity in the annual Chamber’...
  • Open house for DSK Irrigation

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After six  months in operation, DSK Irrigation is celebrating with an open house Dec. 21. Owner Dan Kunnemann said the  public is invited to drop in between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and prize drawing...
  • FFA qualifies two high school teams for state

    Junior high quiz bowl teams take top 4 places By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In the first district competition of the season, Imperial FFA qualified two teams for the state contest next spring. Both a senior and junior parliamentary procedure team...
  • What is a perfect life anyway?

    Picture perfect. Isn’t it a grand thought to have everything go perfectly in life, especially during the holidays! That perfect Christmas tree sparkles. Perfect decorations adorn the whole house with lights aglow on the rooftop and delightful lawn ornam...
  • Pool finally a done deal

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor A long chapter in the story of Imperial’s new swimming pool came to an end Monday with the council’s vote to make the final payment to the contractor and give the facility the “final completion”...
  • Trey Boggs reaches Marine officer status

    December 4 marked the culmination of a dream David Ellis (Trey) Boggs, III has had for many years­—to become an officer in the USMC. The Saturday afternoon cere­mony commissioning him as a Second Lieutenant was held in Lincoln. Boggs considered joini...
  • Longhorns lose a pair of heartbreakers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After seeing his Longhorns lose eight-point leads in the final two minutes of both games this past weekend, one might expect Coach Carl Zuege to be especially down after the two heartbreaking losses. Instead, aft...
  • Wrestlers go 4 for 4 in medals at Holdrege

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican It was a long day for the Chase County wrestling squad Saturday when they attended the Holdrege Invitational. Due to A.C.T. tests in the morning, varsity action didn’t start until after lunch but the junior varsit...
  • Lady Longhorns drop contests to Sidney, Ogallala

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Still looking for their first win of the season, the Lady Longhorn varsity basketball team will have plenty of court time to get a few wins this week. Starting Tuesday this week and continuing through Tuesday, Dec. ...
  • Suspect wounded following Keith County pursuit

    A pursuit in southern Keith County has left one suspect wounded and another in jail. Just before 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol stopped a 1999 Dodge Durango for speeding, south of Ogallala on Highway 61 in Keith County. ...
  • Church members celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

    St. Patrick Catholic Church brought a special celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the streets and community with a number of events last Thursday in Imperial. Starting with a religious prayer procession, which included singing and praying the rosary...
  • Lee left legacy of books, short stories, songs

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Wayne Lee, 93, died Dec. 5 he left behind him a full life. He  lived his entire life in Chase County but broadened his horizons with travel both for pleasure and research for his books. Lee wrote 57 historical W...
  • Santa visit creates variety of emotions

    One of the annual events during the Chamber’s Christmas Festival includes getting to see Santa. Parents and kids flocked to Pinnacle Bank last Wednesday to see Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. While the kids all seemed excited about Santa, that attitude change...
  • Commissioners vote down 2% added lodging tax, visitors fund

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After a public hearing Nov. 23, Chase County Commissioners voted 2-1 against the creation of a County Visitors Improvement Fund and the 2% tax to support it. The Chase County Tourism Committee had requested a hearing ...

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