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  • St. Patrick’s starting weekly series on Catholicism Jan. 4

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A new 10-part series “Catholicism” will be shown and discussed in weekly Wednesday night gatherings at the St. Patrick Church parish hall, starting this week. The first meeting will be held Wednesday of this week,...
  • Census figures, building permits paint picture of growth in 2011

    Building permits hit $4.672 million mark By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The biggest news for Imperial in 2011 took 10 years to occur—Imperial gained population in the 2010 census to cross the psychological 2,000-person threshold. Census fig...
  • Child labor law proposals concern locals about effect on agriculture

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing to revise the child labor regulations in  the Fair Labor Standards Act, which set forth the criteria for the permissible employment of minors under the age of 18 in agricult...
  • Christmas tree recycling will be beneficial to fish

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican That beautiful live Christmas tree, so lovingly decorated before Dec. 25 with homemade ornaments or those with special meaning, doesn’t need to become meaningless now. The Izaac Walton League, or Ike’s, of Chase...
  • Staying active in retirement

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Despite the promise of ample free time, retirement is not something everyone looks forward to with happy anticipation. Many approaching this life stage worry that the unstructured time will be tedious and unfulfilling...
  • Imperial Housing Authority achieves smoke-free designation

    Imperial Housing Agency recently achieved smoke-free designation on a majority of their buildings. Housing Director Julie Gockley has worked to provide this opportunity for tenants, especially having an entire complex smoke free. “Through education fro...
  • No till coffee shop workshops ahead in area

    The Panhandle No Till Partnership will host a series of coffee shop workshops during the second week of January 2012. These workshops are designed to be casual meetings among producers who are interested in learning more about all the aspects of no till ...
  • Great Plains customers to see change in FOX station

    Due to agreements determined by FOX Broadcast and its affiliates, many residents will experience a change in their local FOX station. Residents who currently see local FOX programming from Denver affiliate KDVR will soon be seeing a new local FOX station...
  • New portable ultrasound in use at hospital

    Chase County Community Hospital has put into use a new General Electric LOGIQ Portable Ultrasound Unit, which is providing benefits for patients. “In addition to the traveling ultrasound service that is here twice a week the new ultrasound expands our c...
  • Get out the scales...Biggest Loser contest begins

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For the second year, Adams Bank & Trust of Imperial is sponsoring the Biggest Loser Challenge. Beginning Jan. 9 those interested should weigh in at the bank to establish a beginning weight. Chairman Carma Sazama s...
  • Nelson’s retirement from Senate adds new twist to 2012 Election

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Were you surprised by Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson’s announcement Tuesday that he wasn’t going to seek re-election to a third term in the U.S. Senate? As the news hit the web, it was difficult not to wo...
  • Rescue equipment donated to area fire departments

    Frenchman Valley Farmers Cooperative, Inc., (FVC) with contributions from the Charles Pflum Memorial Fund, the Farmers Grain and Supply Company of Trenton and Crossroads Cooperative of Sidney, have donated 12 Res-Q-Tubes to fire departments within FVC’s...
  • New deputy joins sheriff’s department

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The new Chase County Sheriff’s Department deputy is familiar with the Chase County Area. Forty-one-year-old Mike Dukes has worked with other sheriff’s departments in the area. Dukes began work Dec. 22, replacing D...
  • Aircraft carrier a floating city of 5000+ people

    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...
  • December graduations noted

    As is May, December is a time to note college graduations. Listed below are some graduates with ties to Imperial.Jaclyn Burke Paisley Jacci Paisley received a Masters of Education in Administration School Principalship PK-8 from the University of Nebrask...
  • ‘Cantest’ replaces school gift exchange

    The sixth grade students from Chase County Schools challenged the fifth graders to a “Cantest,” bringing canned goods to give to the Chase County Pantry this Christmas. They lined the hallways with their donated canned items. The “Cantest” was or...
  • Longhorns lose tough one to DCS in overtime

    By Diane Stamm & Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It was game of extreme highs and lows last week for the Chase County faithful who followed their Longhorns to Benkelman.   Fans saw the Longhorn boys erase a 10-point deficit and force overtime ...
  • Lady Longhorns come up on short end in recent games

    By Jan Schultz and Diane StammThe Imperial Republican Chase County suffered two losses last week as it completed regular season girls’ varsity games before the holiday tournament. The Lady Longhorns were on the road in both contests, Dec. 19 to Suther...
  • Trenchball: a hit and miss contest

    The annual trenchball tournament, which closed out the 2011 portion of the school year at Chase County Schools drew 13 teams last Thursday to the Longhorn gym. In the tournament, teams battle against each other, trying not to be hit by the ball from the o...
  • New year won’t slow down these 81-year-old bowlers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In the Monday night Frenchman Valley Ladies League (FVLL) at Imperial Lanes, the Eagles team is holding onto first place. It’s likely due to three of the members on that team, Vivian Todd, Evelyn Sines and Bettie Kn...