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  • New coop building, Catholic parish hall top 2009 improvements

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two major building projects totaling nearly $2.5 million represented the ongoing investment in the future that helps keep the Imperial community strong. In addition, seven new businesses opened during 2009, signa...
  • New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Plenty of opportunities in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s almost always on my list of goals for the new year. Lose weight. Maybe it’s on your list, too. Or maybe you just want to tone those muscles or develop better habits. Imperial offers many opportunities to me...
  • Travel during Christmas snowstorm more difficult outside Chase County

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Traffic advisories warning people to stay at home during the Christmas weekend pertained more to people traveling to and from eastern Nebraska and Colorado than to Chase County itself. According to the National Weathe...
  • City sales tax tally down a bit in October

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican October’s proceeds from Imperial’s city sales tax was down from several previous months. Despite the drop, the sales tax funds gained $25,067.08 that month. While it represents the lowest monthly total for nearly ...
  • Robinson retires after 30 years with fire department

    Ken Robinson doesn’t have any idea how many fire calls he responded to over 30 years with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD). “I responded to as many as I could,” he said recently. Robinson, 65, retired Dec. 1 from the fire department,...
  • Weather hampers Christmas Day dinner, but 150 still served

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Weather conditions on Christmas Day in Imperial and surrounding areas weren’t conducive to getting outside. But, despite the winter storm conditions on Friday, the third annual Christmas Day dinner in Imperial still...
  • City ends daycare assessment

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The city of Imperial will no longer be conducting a survey concerning daycare needs in the community. Community Development Director Leslie Carlholm said she believes that parents of daycare age children who had recen...
  • 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...

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