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  • Hastings firm to serve as Imperial keno operator

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Keno in Imperial took another step forward Monday as the city council approved a Hastings firm to operate the lottery game here, as well as authorizing the playing of keno in the city. The council also approved a reso...
  • Police will allow very limited use of golf carts at county fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the Chase County Fair just days away, local residents are reminded that use of golf carts on public streets is against state law. In fact, earlier this year, the city council reversed a directive by a previous co...
  • Fair is annual celebration of friends, home, accomplishments, adventure

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It’s hard to believe that the 126th annual Chase County Fair is around the corner, and that the population of the county will increase dramatically with all of the visitors. That is, unless you’re someone who wi...
  • Early issue next week during county fair

    The Chase County Fair kicks off Sunday, Aug. 14, starting a full week of activities through Aug. 21.Due to the busy week, The Imperial Republican will publish its Aug. 18 issue one day early. That means all news and advertising deadlines will move up one ...
  • School increases lunch cost, planning healthier meals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The cost of a meal at Chase County Schools has been increased a dime for the upcoming year. Superintendent Matt Fisher said the board approved  the increase after the federal government implemented the Healthy, Hunge...
  • August storms spawn hail

    Cloud watchers have been busy with two days of storms that have left behind more hail damage than moisture. On Monday, a storm dropped hail up to golf ball size from east of Lamar southeast into Dundy County. Below, this field of soybeans southwest of C...
  • County road signs being replaced

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Because of a federal law, many rural road signs in Chase County, as well as others in Nebraska, are being replaced or added. “The High Risk Rural Road Committee has determined that it is desirable to erect signage w...
  • More than a third of valuation protests come from Wauneta

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Of the 34 property valuation protests heard by the county board of equalization this year, 13 came from Wauneta property owners whose homes sit near a new grain handling facility built there last year. Property own...
  • 4-H program gets big boost from Noble Energy donation

    Chase County’s 4-H Booster Program got a big “boost” this week thanks to a $5,000 donation from Noble Energy, which has an office in Imperial. At right, Phillip Logan, assistant production foreman with Noble Energy, presents the check to 4-H Council...
  • No-till, cover crops field day coming to Wray area

    Aug. 31, there will be an “Exploring No-Till and Cover Crops” field day and workshop in the Wray, Colo., area. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Those who wish to may st...
  • Monsanto Fund again offering $2,500 ‘Grow Communities’ donations

    A $2,500 donation can go a long way to help rural communities. It can fund rescue equipment for a local fire department, purchase new books to fill a school library or help stock shelves for the local food pantry. Now, farmers in 76 counties in Nebraska...
  • Producers reminded of cattle import requirements

    State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes is reminding producers of the need to meet import requirements when buying, leasing or receiving cattle from other states. “Our office has received an influx of calls recently about importing animals into Nebraska fr...
  • Do your trees have Mountain Pine Beetle?

    By Robert TignerSW4 Agricultural Extension Educator The Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) is native to the forests of western North America. The forests of Colorado have been hard hit by this pest in the last few years. One report recently claimed that the beet...
  • Wide range in roof bids come in for senior facilities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican City officials and the administrator at Imperial’s senior services facilities were surprised by the wide price range between the high and low bids on reroofing the senior residential buildings. The range between hig...
  • Lutheran church welcomes new vicar

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Cheyenne, Wyo. natives Adam and Kayla Welton have made Imperial home for almost a month now. He is the new vicar at Zion Lutheran Church. Vicar Welton was installed July 17. His vicarage is an  internship for one yea...
  • We all play a role in the success of the Chase County Fair

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Every year when it rolls around to fair time, we all scratch our heads—wondering what’s happened to summer. In a couple of weeks, the kids will be back in school and the smell of fall won’t be f...
  • Brat feed at fair to benefit Orphan Grain Train

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican On the heels of a successful event for packing food for starving children, people in Chase County get another opportunity to help assist the needy in other parts of America and the world. Prior to the Christian Fami...
  • Swimmers end season on high note

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Their 2011 season now over,  members of the Imperial swim team gathered Sunday for a family potluck and swim party. The gathering also provided a chance to recognize the Imperial swimmers who qualified for the Plains...
  • Prestige repeats as coed tourney champions

    Prestige, above, won the Imperial coed softball tournament for a third consecutive year last Tuesday night, Aug. 2. They went through the 2011 season and tournament undefeated this year with a 10-0 record. Team members, front from left, included Kristi Mc...
  • Football, softball players get early start

    With games scheduled in a couple of weeks, Chase County’s high school football and softball teams were able to start official practices Monday. Above, football players work on the passing game, while softball players, from left, Blair Hartman, Emma Moll...