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  • 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...
  • Water main project to start Monday

    After water main is done, crew will move on to Campbell Park lift station By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Construction will start Monday on a main street project that will complete the installation of a new eight-inch water main on Broadway, from 7...
  • Funding available to fight invasive weeds

    Several organizations are joining forces to continue the battle to reduce invasive plants along many of the river corridors in the western two-thirds of Nebraska. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering $1.5 million in cost shar...
  • Irrigation water management field day near Wray next week

    The Yuma County Conservation District in Wray, Colo. invites area irrigators to an Irrigation Water Management Field Day, five miles south of Wray on Hwy 385. The field day will be held on Wednesday, July 22, beginning at 9 a.m. No registration is requir...
  • Senators, agency officials tour Republican River

    Vegetation management up close and personal—that was the focus of a two day tour sponsored by Twin Valley Weed Management and Southwest Weed Management on July 6-7. The tour, attended by 30 people including state senators and various agency representat...
  • Keep safety on the top of your mind

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Two tragic events in nearby Perkins County in the last eight days provide a somber reminder of just how important it is to keep safety, especially when working around the farm, on the top of our minds...
  • McNairs involved in town, children’s activities

    ■ Editor’s note: This is the one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The four sisters were congregate...
  • Thirty-six Imperial swimmers qualify for championships

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A big group of Imperial swimmers will be at the end-of-season championship meet in Lexington Saturday. Thirty-six from the local swim team made the cut for the state meet equivalent by placing high enough at Saturda...
  • Imperial Pee Wee #2 takes tourney runner-up trophy

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial Pee Wee #2 took runner-up honors in the Tri-County Youth League’s end-of-season baseball tourney, losing by a run Monday night to top-seeded Paxton, 13-12. The championship game in Hershey was delayed abou...
  • Imperial’s 16-and-under team finishes season at 15-3

    Strand throws no-hitter in season finale against Grant By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s 16-and-under team finished their season Saturday with 15 wins against only three losses. Their final win of the season came on a no-hitter thrown...
  • Semi-trailer, SUV accident calls out emergency personnel

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican From the looks of the accident scene near Champion Tuesday afternoon, things could have been much worse. However, all those involved in the two-vehicle collision escaped with minor injuries, according to a report from...
  • Crush travels to North Platte this Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Imperial Crush baseball team will be in North Platte this Sunday for a 1 p.m. MT game. Last Sunday’s scheduled game with Sidney was postponed at Sidney’s request. That game has been rescheduled on Saturday, Ju...