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  • New friend literally blows into Large farm

    By Dale and Elisa LargeImperial area residents Wheat harvest is finally finished. It was three weeks of stop and start due to some very nasty storms. Several produced large sized hail and damaging winds. We had been lucky and the damage had missed our cro...
  • Michelle Lytle to entertain at museum

    This Sunday the Chase County Museum will host Michelle Lytle and her daughter for a very entertaining afternoon. Museum visitors have been amazed by Michelle’s “feather painting” and “doll show.” This Sunday Michelle will demonstrate “bone art...
  • Mid-Plains’ extended campus in Imperial a plus for this region

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Who would ever have thought that a person can get a college degree without hardly having to leave Imperial? That’s a reality today through the extended campus of Mid-Plains Community College located...
  • Good weather greets start of water main project

    Unlike several other days the past week, workers on the water main installation project on Imperial’s main street were greeted with perfect weather Tuesday when they put in their first day on the job, starting at the corner of 7th and Broadway. A new ...
  • Vigilance still needed regarding swine flu

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first death of a Nebraska resident due to novel H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, was reported last week to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The patient was a woman in her 50s who r...
  • Hail storms just keep coming

                                          ■ Assessing hail-damaged corn a job for many producers now.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Mother Nature seems to be trading hail storms for drought this year as the...
  • Multiple storms warrant review of siren policies

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican County storm spotters are wondering these days if they should plan any personal activities. With calls out to watch the skies seemingly every afternoon or night in recent weeks, County Emergency Manager Paul Kunnemann...
  • Ominous clouds prompt tornado warning

    Ominous clouds filled the skies northwest of Imperial late Monday afternoon. A large cell moved through the area and produced tennis ball-size hail in the Champion area. The storm continued to leave damage in its path all the way into Kansas. Storm spot...
  • Local officers to testify at alleged murder plot, drug case in Kansas

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two Imperial police officers are expected to be in Dodge City, Kan., the end of August, where they will testify in an alleged murder plot and drug case that involve three men who have lived in Imperial. Sgt. Rob Brown...
  • Firefighters to train at practice burn Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) will be in training mode Sunday morning at a practice burn west of Imperial. Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said they will train on firefighting techniques at an aban...
  • City property, vehicles take hit from recent storms

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Just like the residents and businesses within its borders, the city of Imperial also took several hits in recent hail and wind storms. Both police vehicles, the city’s car and several roofs on city buildings were da...
  • Council authorizes bonds for Miller ground purchase

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The city of Imperial’s purchase of Melvin and Dorothy Miller’s ground east of Schroeder Park took a step further at the July 13 council meeting. At last week’s meeting, the council approved a resolution, issuing...
  • Mid-Plains opens new campus with ribbon cutting ceremony

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus in Imperial is celebrating the move to its new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at 11:30 a.m. The new campus is located at 1324 Broadway, in the former Ho...
  • New livestock indemnity program announced by FSA

    Eligible ranchers and livestock producers began applying for benefits through the Livestock Indemnity Program provided in the 2008 Farm Bill on July 13. “This program will provide livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the da...
  • FSA county committee nominations must be in by early August

    Teri Moss, County Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Chase County, reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 3, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. “Coun...
  • State senator plans interim hearings on NRD restructuring

    State Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha introduced interim study resolution LR 181 in the 2009 legislative session that will examine the feasibility and benefits of restructuring Nebraska’ natural resources districts (NRDs). LR 181 hearings have not yet been set...
  • Signup deadline nears for ACRE program at FSA

    Farmers who have decided they are going to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) option of the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) should get an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office right away, advised State Dir...
  • Lolita Todd to receive Caring Kind award

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican RN Lolita Todd has worked or supervised just about every department at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) over the past 20 years. For her service she will receive the Caring Kind Employee award, given to just a fe...
  • Giving blood makes a person feel good

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Last Thursday, I decided to try to give blood again when the Red Cross Bloodmobile was in town. I knew, from many years of news coverage here, that the July Bloodmobile often falls short of its goal due...
  • Assessing hail-damaged corn a job for many producers now

    By Robert TignerSW4 Agricultural Extension Educator Recent hailstorms and high winds in this area have caused questions about the options farmers have for crop management during the rest of the growing season. Hail decreases yields by reducing stands as ...