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  • Library’s audio books for MP3 players are popular

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The printed, hand-held book will probably never go out of style. However, there are now more and more ways to receive a book, thanks to ever-changing technology. Over a year ago, the Lied Imperial Public Library recei...
  • Firm planning January start on lift station work

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican That’s not more playground equipment in Imperial’s Campbell Park. Arriving several weeks ago, the large shoring box and wet well tubes have been covered with snow as they sit in the park’s northeast section w...
  • City offering reimbursements for 2010 MarketPlace

    MarketPlace 2010 is coming up early next year on Feb. 23 and 24.  The Ramada Inn in Kearney will host the event.   This year’s teach-ins promise to be the best yet with subjects ranging from Internet Profitability; Branding on a Shoestring Budget; Bal...
  • Ag technology fair set for Jan. 14

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Ag Technology Fair in Imperial Thursday, Jan. 14. The expo will be held at the St. Patrick’s fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a m...
  • USDA to host roundtable on jobs, economic growth

    Business owners, residents, community leaders invited to share ideas on creating jobs USDA Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul announced that the Nebraska state office will hold a forum on job creation, economic growth and small business credit...
  • Nurses bring medical training to a ‘country that has suffered’

    Wauneta native Sandra Maddux Conklin travels to Vietnam to teach nursing skills to medical professionals ■ Editor’s note: Wauneta native Sandra Maddux Conklin, now of Casper, Wyo., recently returned from a trip to Vietnam where she taught a masters n...
  • Speaker in Holyoke to benefit pregnancy resource center

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Rebecca Kiessling hopes to put a face, a voice and a story to the issue of society’s acceptance of abortion, especially in those cases of rape. Kiessling, herself conceived after a brutal rape at knife point of her ...
  • A git ’r done attitude

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherAs I prepared the story about the progess experienced in Imperial and Chase County for this year’s progress edition, I couldn’t help but think about Larry the Cable Guy’s catch-phrase—Git ’r ...
  • Commissioners approve four-year salary increases for county officials

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Using guidelines suggested by the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO), the Chase County commissioners approved salaries for all county elected officials for 2011 through 2014. With the exception of the she...
  • Girls drop holiday tourney opener to Perkins County

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Coach Marc Mroczek said his girls’ team played well the first quarter in Monday’s holiday tournament opener, but then struggled with Perkins County’s defensive pressure. Chase County had an early lead in the g...
  • Plainsmen get by Longhorns in opening round of holiday tourney

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Longhorn boys’ coach Carl Zuege felt his squad let another win get away from them Monday night in the opening round of the Perkins County holiday tournament. The Longhorns returned from the Christmas break to face...
  • Girls finish third, boys fourth in holiday tourney

    Chase County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams competed in the consolation games of the Perkins County Holiday Tournament on Tuesday after the two teams lost their openers Monday. The Longhorn boys opened the day’s tournament action on Tuesday w...
  • 10 years of AP’s top story of the year

    (AP)—The top news story of the year for the last 10 years, as selected annually by the state’s newspapers and broadcasters: 2008—SAFE-HAVEN LAW: Nebraska lawmakers pass safe-haven law with no age limit, resulting in abandonment of scores of older ki...
  • State’s budget problems the top AP story of the year

    OMAHA (AP)—The state government’s financial problems caused by the state’s economic headaches were voted the top state stories in 2009 by members of The Associated Press. Finishing first in the survey was how Gov. Dave Heineman and the Legislature h...
  • English language offers interesting sidebars

    By Lori Pankonin While at a family wedding recently, I learned that one of my cousins has studied nine languages. Whoa! How can one mind handle that? That doesn’t mean he’s fluent in nine languages but still. It was also interesting that his son did...
  • Nebraskans not happy with Nelson’s health care vote

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor T    hose who may think our state got a Christmas present out of U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson’s late night deal last weekend to move along the health care bill, may want to look a little closer at what’s...
  • Conservation cost-share funds must be applied for by Feb. 1

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set Feb. 1 as the cutoff to rank applications from farmers and ranchers wishing to receive cost-share funds for the installation of soil, water, grazing, or wildlife practices, according to NRCS. ...
  • Registration deadline soon for leaders workshop

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Enhancing leadership skills of individuals who will take our rural communities into the future will be the focus of the program “Leaders For a New Frontier,” to be held Feb. 2-4 at the Curtis Community Center. Reg...
  • Ladenburger to serve on National Young Farmers, Ranchers Committee

    Dustin Ladenburger of Hitchcock County Farm Bureau was appointed to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, Cathy Day, director of special programs, said. “Dustin is very deserving of this appointment. He will bring a great deal ...
  • New organization offering voice for wind development

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Winds blow up and down the Nebraska heartland but the state remains far behind in tapping into that valuable resource as a renewable energy source. That’s what organizers of the Nebraska Energy Export Associatio...

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