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  • Hogsett studies in England for year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Staci Hogsett of Lamar returned to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this week, she took back more than clothes and equipment for her apartment. She took back a year of memories from studying in England. The jun...
  • What’s so special about being ordinary person?

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A Nebraska native with Imperial ties has authored a book about inspirational Biblical stories of ordinary people in the hands of an extraordinary God. Heath Trampe was in Imperial last Saturday autographing “Extraor...
  • Parade expected to be another great fair event

    Water main project won’t affect Broadway route By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the Chase County Fair events always drawing some of the biggest numbers is Saturday’s parade. This year’s event is expected to be no different. The parade w...
  • Fair activities climax this week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s Chase County Fair kicked off over the weekend with the 4-H Horse Show and Imperial Community Players’ musical. Events will continue through Sunday afternoon, Aug. 16, for western Nebraska’s grand...
  • Hospital is new home for urologist’s clinic

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People needing the medical services of a urologist can now look to Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) and Dr. Rick Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt recently relocated his weekly clinic from North Platte to Imperial. He sai...
  • Can you believe it? First day of school arrives Tuesday

    Number of upgrades to facilities made over summer months By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It seems like we just celebrated the Fourth of July. Now, it’s Chase County Fair week, and on Tuesday, Aug. 18, it’s the first day of classes at Chase Coun...
  • Leyland to teach in Japan for year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Although her recent college degree is in music education, Shelby Leyland of Imperial will instead be teaching English in Japan this next year. Leyland, 22, graduated this past spring from Hastings College with a Bache...
  • Drivers’ licensing resumes in Chase County

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of last Thursday, drivers in Chase County were again able to apply for drivers’ licenses. Due to a delay in the installation of a new drivers’ license system by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV),...
  • Petition circulating to have hospital board members elected

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A group of area residents plans to begin circulating a petition during the Chase County Fair this week and beyond, asking that Chase County Community Hospital board members be elected by the public in the future. At ...
  • Mid-Plains offering online ag business courses this fall

    Mid-Plains Community College will offer two online business courses this fall that are focused on the agricultural industry. The first, Introduction to Agriculture & Natural Resources, is a survey course that provides an overview of historical develo...
  • Terraces a solution to erosion control; funds available

    By Gene HeathersCivil Engineering TechnicianNatural Resources Conservation Service The last 12 months have brought heavy rains and several storms to many of our southwest Nebraska farms.   With the increase in rain, we are also seeing an increase in eros...
  • Forage meeting here set for Aug. 24

    By Robert TignerSW4 Agricultural Extension Educator Forage cropping choices and the economics of forage will be the subject of a meeting Aug. 24, 1 pm at the Imperial Public Library. Specific topics include choosing forages, alfalfa stand assessment, est...
  • Interest sought on grazing option in new wetland applications

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is testing landowner interest in a new Wetlands Reserve Program option to reserve grazing rights on their contracted wetland acres.   Applications are being accepted statewide from Aug. 10-21 at local NRC...
  • ACRE: time is short for decision

    By Robert TignerSW4 Agricultural Extension Educator The 2008 Farm Bill’s new ACRE program has an important deadline coming. Aug. 14 is the final day to elect the new ACRE program for agricultural crops. If growers have not taken a close look at ACRE, t...
  • Five-week business plan basics course offered here

    Training will be conducted in Spanish at the Imperial Lied Library The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) will host a five-week business plan basics course beginning Wednesday, Aug. 26, and ending on Wednesday, Sept. ...
  • USDA announces sign-up for new Conservation Stewardship Program

    Sign-up started Monday in NRCS offices Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced on Aug. 6, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was to begin a continuous signup for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) on Monday, A...
  • Nigerian Catholic missionary shares experiences with area parishes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Catholic parishes in the area learned first-hand about their church’s mission efforts in foreign lands. Rev. Felix Ilesanmi Osasona, a Nigerian priest, spent a week in Imperial recently to tell churches in Indian...
  • Deadline to apply for Nebraska value-added grant approaching

    Recently the Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced that Sept. 25 is the deadline for submitting applications for the next round of grants available through the Agricultural Innovation and Value-Added Act. For both value-added grants and B...
  • fsa deadline is Aug. 14

    “Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and landowners need to make sure they have completed farm program signup at their local FSA office by Friday, Aug. 14, 2009,” noted FSA State Executive Director Dan Steinkruger.  “We have three major activities that end...
  • Saga of the banana cream pies

    I needed to provide a couple desserts for a luncheon, so why not double the recipe to make it easier? On second thought, my favorite recipe takes more time with separate layers so I’ll make one Chocolate Butterfinger Delight and stir up some Frosted Pum...