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  • Okay given to application packet for discounted rates at Cornerstone Development property

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican An application packet for entities interested in purchasing ground at discounted rates in Imperial’s Cornerstone Development property gained a nod of approval by the city council. At their April 25 meeting, the coun...
  • Refrigerator recycling program offered by city of Imperial

    The City of Imperial, in partnership with its wholesale electric power supplier, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN), recently began its ENERGYsmart Refrigerator Recycling Program. The program, partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Env...
  • Royal bride shows similar genuineness as Lady Di

    Commoner Kate Middleton definitely gave up any privacy in her life by falling in love with Prince William. Despite the fame and having millions of people around the world taking notice of every step she takes, she has that genuine look of compassion towar...
  • Osama bin Laden’s death will be etched in history

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher When an event of major consequence occurs, it tends to stick with you forever. While I was quite young at the time, I remember President Kennedy’s death because the news coverage interrupted my cart...
  • Motorcycle clinic roars to life

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The hosts of the motorcycle clinic held in Imperial last Saturday hoped for more participants, but agreed that the day was a success for those who attended. The Frenchman Valley Riders sponsored the hands-on, or throt...
  • Depth not enough for Longhorns at SPVA

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sixteen points. That’s how close the Longhorns came to winning the SPVA conference meet title Friday. While the Longhorns showed their depth, it wasn’t quite deep enough in some instances. As a result, the Lon...
  • Lady Longhorns finish third in SPVA

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Track coach Al Zuege felt his girls could be right in the race for the SPVA title last Friday at Hershey. But he also knew the meet would be loaded in the sprints, hurdles and throwing events. While the Longhorn...
  • Longhorn golfers take third at home meet, SPVA

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Longhorn golfers shot a 373 to finish third in a pair of meets played at the same time Friday. When a spring blizzard caused the postponement of the Imperial invite, it was combined with the SPVA tourn...
  • Royalty crowned

    It was a wonderland of magic at the Chase County Schools prom last Saturday night. “A Walk Through Wonderland” unfolded at the Wellington Gym as King Tanner Stromberger and Queen Malissa Martinez were crowned and then danced, above.The court consisted...
  • School moves ahead with contract on roof project

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican At a special meeting April 26, the Chase County Schools board of education approved a contract for replacing a section of the school building’s roof. On a 9-0 vote, the contract with Heartland Roofing of Omaha for a...
  • Handi-work of Wauneta’s Beryl Knotwell to be showcased over the next two weeks

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze The next two weeks will be an especially busy time for Wauneta’s Beryl Knotwell, an already very busy lady. Her quilts will be featured during a trunk show on Friday in McCook and then for the next two Sundays she will be ...
  • Bible Church hosting upcoming Bloodmobile

    May 16 next date to give blood in Imperial By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the first major summer holiday right around the corner—Memorial Day—the American Red Cross is encouraging people to honor those who died serving the country by givi...
  • Lewellen Gallery features Imperial artists during May

    Last month’s exhibit of Mixed Media Collage art by Marcia Bauerle of Imperial will continue at The Most Unlikely Place in Lewellen through the month of May, with an added bonus showing of artwork by her students from Mid-Plains Community College. The ex...
  • Wauneta mom free of cancer after act of an ‘angel’

    By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze Over three years have passed since the Wauneta Breeze last checked in with Stephanie Williams, a local single mother of two, who has battled two bouts of brain cancer since the age of 19. Williams, now 28, first began expe...
  • First Communion at Catholic church

    Celebrating their First Holy Communion at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imperial last weekend were, front from left, Halle Fiedler, Sydney Schilke, Ryley Vrbas, Lindsey Mendenhall, back from left, Megan Baird, Miguel Vargas, Nathan Owens and Guadalupe Ga...
  • Eight confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church Sunday

    Eight youths were confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial Sunday during worship services. The 2011 confirmation class includes, front, from left, Janessa Haarberg, Tyler Jennings, Andrew Schilke and Morgan Dinnel. Back, from left, Dustin Holmes, All...
  • ‘Hop’ booked for first digital movie at Imperial Theatre

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This weekend’s showing of “Hop” is not only expected to draw crowds because of its popularity. The April 29-30 and May 1 showings of “Hop,” which had grossed over $100 million as of last weekend, will also...
  • Easter Hunt ‘egg’actly what kids wanted

    Smiles and laughter filled Campbell Park Saturday at the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Above, Andrew Davis of Grant is out in front of the crowd picking up a candy-filled egg. At right, Tate Teply of Imperial checks out one of his colorful eggs, as Hanna Berm...
  • Hospital district board learns transfer of hospital not required

    Board believes money to do so could be better spent on hospital By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican One of the biggest questions created by the formation of a hospital district in Chase County has centered on whether the county hospital must be trans...
  • Council sticks by decision on golf carts

    Current nuisance code review also brings resident to meeting By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Several issues prompted lively discussion at Monday’s city council meeting. Two Imperial residents attended, one with concerns about the council’s rece...