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  • Superintendent would have recommended variance hearing on lights

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Although the school board voted 5-4 to comply with a lower height requirement on one of the football field light poles, it didn’t come without a lot of questions and uncertainty. In a straw poll at a July 14 meeting...
  • Farmer Appreciation Day July 25 celebrates state’s No. 1 industry

    State Sen. Heath Mello took some good-natured ribbing from fellow senators questioning the amount of agriculture in his district when he proposed a resolution making July 25 Farmer Appreciation Day in Nebraska. Mello, who represents Omaha’s District 5, ...
  • Arvin Kurth inducted into Eagles Hall of Fame

    A long-time member of the Imperial Eagles, Arvin Kurth, was inducted into the Nebraska State and Local Eagles Hall of Fame posthumously for his assistance and contributions to the local club in Imperial. Janice Kurth, center, accepted the memorial plaque ...
  • Dance crew contest enters second year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A People’s Choice Award has been added to the Dance Crew Contest at the Chase County Fair this year. Besides cash prizes based upon judging, the public will be able to weigh in on what it considers the best act. Thi...
  • Wheat harvest in the final stages

    Conditions have proved to be less than ideal for this year’s wheat harvest as rain and plenty of humidity have slowed progress over the past three weeks. Harvest got started a little after the July 4th weekend and has been crawling along since. On Monda...
  • Wauneta’s Harvest Fest kicks off Thursday

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze With a delayed wheat harvest still underway in the Wauneta area, this year’s annual summer celebration — originally timed to mark the end of wheat harvest — will cut it close.   There have been a few past celebrations...
  • Bratwurst and benevolence

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Fairgoers will have the chance to eat bratwurst and feel good about it this year. The Orphan Grain Train is sponsoring a bratwurst feed Wednesday, Aug. 12 before the Christian Family Show. The feed is a f...
  • Bloodmobile takes in 72 units during busy July

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Last Thursday’s Bloodmobile in Imperial fell a little short of its goal, but considering the time of year and a late wheat harvest, the local coordinator was pleased. Imperial Coordinator Karen Hayes noted included ...
  • Wallace man wins another $20,000 Powerball prize

    As if a million dollar prize wasn’t enough. Scott Leatherman of Wallace raked in an additional $20,000 in another Nebraska Powerball drawing, just two weeks after he won $1 million. In both cases, Leatherman purchased the Power Play option, which added ...
  • Imperial Valley Holiness Camp starts July 23

    The 98th consecutive annual interdenominational family camp meeting of the Imperial Valley Holiness Association gets underway July 23 at the camp site, located on Highway 6, three and a half miles east of Imperial. The meetings run from Thursday, July 23...
  • Grant man injured by auger hospitalized in Denver, Colo.

    A fund for medical expenses has been set up at Valley Bank and Trust in Grant By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel A Grant man is recovering in a Denver hospital after losing both hands and part of each arm in a farm accident in rural Perkins County....
  • Harvest going slower than expected

    This year’s wheat harvest is turning out to be later than normal. Frequent rains and higher-than-normal humidity levels have been keeping farmers out of the field or limiting their cutting time. Early reports indicate that this year’s crop could be ...
  • School board will seek approval for lower pole height

    Action means no variance board hearing at this time By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It appears there will be no attempt at this time to seek a city variance for a higher northeast football field light pole by the CCS school board. However, some mem...
  • Collision claims life of Chase County native

    By Russ Pankonin and Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Tragedy hit the Elsie, Imperial and Enders communities Monday afternoon when a collision between a farm sprayer and a mini-van claimed the life of 28-year-old Debra Palser of Elsie. Debra was the da...
  • NRD draft budget includes occupation tax

    Upper Republican receives tax refund ultimatum By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators will pay another $4 per-irrigated-acre in occupation tax as proposed in the draft of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District’s (URNRD) 2009-10 bud...
  • Cyclists ride cross-country helping others in housing crunch

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Wearing red and blue Bike & Build riding gear, 32 cyclists passed through Imperial Monday on a cross-country trek that is also helping people less fortunate. Two of the riders, Max Kraft of Ithaca, N.Y., and Col...
  • Aaron and Erica Greene purchase Chase 3000

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase 3000, a local internet service provider, changed ownership as of Wednesday, July 8. Aaron and Erica Greene purchased the business from Steve and Jennifer Smith. Greene joined Chase 3000 as a technician and ...
  • Wesleyan Church open house for everyone

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Partly in celebration of the completion of an addition to the church and partly to show the movie “Fireproof,” the Crossroads Wesleyan Church is hosting an open house Saturday from 7-9 p.m.  and beyond. The publi...
  • Courter back to work following 911 incident

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Courter, formerly of Imperial, returned to work July 2 after reportedly shooting a man during a response to a domestic disturbance. Courter allegedly shot and killed Robbin W. ...
  • Luke Ridlen injured in auto accident

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican His doctors are calling former Imperial resident Lucas Ridlen a miracle. The 27-year old Gillette, Wyo. resident was critically injured in a one-car accident last Thursday about 9:15 p.m. According to his mother, Dott...