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  • 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...
  • Moreland’s art now featured on note cards

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A reluctance to split up her paintings among family members at this time has led to a new endeavor for Lee Moreland of Imperial. Her watercolors are now featured on note cards that the public may also enjoy. Morelan...
  • Venango native named Army’s NCO of the Year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A national honor given by the U.S. Army has come to a native son of the Venango community. In October, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Aaron Beckman, who is stationed in Germany, was named the Army’s Noncommissioned Of...
  • Republican River Basin irrigators gain support from Neb. Farm Bureau

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Republican River Basin picked up some major support earlier this month when the Nebraska Farm Bureau took a position on compact compliance issues in the basin. The state’s largest farm organizati...
  • Occupation tax gets its day in court

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Last week’s trial on the constitutionality of the occupation tax created in LB 701 proved anti-climactic. Already behind in his schedule for the day, Judge Robert R. Otte asked both sides if they had any new info...
  • Christmas pies for worthy cause

    Elementary Principal Nathan Vitosh got an early Christmas “present” last Friday during a full K-12 assembly in the Longhorn gym. K-6 students won the “food fight” by bringing more food for the pantry than students in grades 7-12. By winning, tha...
  • Remember that special Christmas toy?

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When I was three years old, my Christmas present was a Raggedy Ann Doll. My Mom had made her, and two years later, Raggedy Andy joined her. I loved those dolls so much that I took them to college with me! Another gr...
  • Bursting at the seams this Christmas

    Chase County Schools’ elementary vocal music teacher Amy Walworth’s K-3 students ushered in the Christmas season last Thursday with the stage adaptation of “The Mitten” by Alvin Tresselt, which Walworth adapted and directed. At right, kindergart...
  • Several landlords air questions on proposed city rental standards

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial city council’s consideration of rental housing standards brought several landlords to Monday’s bi-monthly meeting. And, all of them had questions as well as concerns about the prospect of building standa...
  • Fisher hired for another year, salary upped

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School Supt. Matt Fisher was offered a year extension on his current contract with Chase County Schools, and received a 4.49% salary increase for 2010-11. All nine board members were at the Dec. 8 meeting, despite a s...
  • Imperial police called to school Monday; administration mum on alleged incident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial police were called to Chase County Schools (CCS) Monday about 3:30 p.m. after a report that a student had allegedly been struck by a teacher. Police Sgt. Rob Browning said Tuesday morning he was getting permi...
  • UPS man enjoys Imperial route, Christmas

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “It takes a lot of cookies to get me through the Christmas season!” That was United Parcel Service (UPS) man Roger Siebrandt’s laughing comment about delivering packages this time of year. The most rewarding ti...
  • Santa always brings smiles

    Lots of children in Imperial were able to touch base with Santa one more time before Christmas arrives next week. The Jolly Ol’ Elf was at Alco in Imperial Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours, and children posing for photos and telling him their wa...
  • Alliance native Rebekah Davis seeking Third District Congressional seat

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Alliance native Rebekah Davis wants to represent Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C. Davis, 28, a Democrat, said Nebraska has just five voices in Congress and believes all five should be hea...
  • Housing demo project moving ahead

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial residents may see some house demolition projects beginning after the first of the year. Under a grant provided by Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, the communities of Imperial...
  • Rebuilding of Imperial’s three major east-west streets to be bid next month

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a lot of planning and some changes, the reconstruction of Imperial’s East 5th, 9th and 12th Streets will be bid in January. Members of the Imperial city council approved project specs and a Jan. 21, 2010 bid o...
  • Prior’s Fabrics continues to serve large area

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Things have changed slightly at Prior’s Fabrics and Gifts in Imperial since the death of owner Lila Prior this past September. However, service continues as always, and new ideas are being discussed.     Janet Pr...
  • Biologist joins NRCS staff in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Caleb Caton began working Dec. 7 at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Imperial as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist. The Fremont, Neb. native will be increasing and promoting wildlife habit...

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