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  • 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 ...
  • Moline leads hitters, Strand leads pitchers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s 16-and-under baseball team completed a successful season this month, finishing with a record of 15-3. Of their losses, two came at the hands of McCook and one to Ogallala. A compilation of this year...
  • Dance team at Dawson County Fair

    The Imperial Dance team placed first in Division B in the dance competition at the Dawson County Fair in Lexington July 15. Members of the team are, front from left, Raquel Castillo, Kayla Brown, Cassie Carman, back from left, Bonnie Cochran, Breanna Carm...
  • Imperial Crush loses at North Platte

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial Crush took a 16-3 loss on the road to North Platte on Sunday. Imperial was held to just four hits in the contest, while North Platte racked up 16. The game was called after seven innings on the run rule. Crus...
  • Softball camp matches up eight Chase County players with Huskers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Members of the Chase County softball team, along with some junior high players, took in a one-day softball camp at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln July 8. Asst. Chase County Coach Ja...
  • Man hospitalized in Kearney after alleged assault; two men jailed

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two men remain in jail, and another is hospitalized in Kearney, after an alleged assault in Imperial last Thursday night, July 16. Police Chief Larry Browning said arraignments were scheduled on Wednesday this week fo...
  • 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 ...

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