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  • Chase County grain bins now in place in Afghanistan

    Soldiers with Task Force Warrior in Afghanistan have teamed with Midwestern farmers to resolve grain storage issues in the Kapisa province. On July 13, the Task Force Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) visited the province to assess the progress. Ther...
  • School’s hot lunch prices rising; two new vans purchased

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After the 2008-09 year concluded, Chase County Schools lost about $9,000 between its beginning and ending hot lunch program fund balances. Since the number of students who ate lunch last year was steady, much of the d...
  • Wauneta loses a landmark in Thursday morning blaze

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze When Merlin Marquart talks about the fire that destroyed a Wauneta landmark he owned for just under a year, the retired schoolteacher forces himself to fight back tears. “I’ve never had anything like this happen and I h...
  • Swimmers earn medals at finale

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican A total of 25 swimmers from Imperial earned medals at the July 18 championship meet held in Lexington. The meet was the finale for the 2009 swim season. An estimated 700 swimmers competed in the meet. In order to m...
  • Crush defeats Kimball, completes regular season this weekend

    District tournament set for Imperial Aug. 8-9 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial Crush improved their record to 3-4 with a 19-6 win over Kimball in action there Sunday. The Crush sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning but could...
  • Sheriff asks: Do you recognize this hat?

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Last week Chase County Sheriff Tim Sutherland announced he was seeking help in trying to identify the man that broke into a home in southwest Wauneta in the early morning hours of Monday, July 20. The intruder gained access ...
  • State monitoring mosquitos for West Nile; first case reported

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first case of West Nile virus in Nebraska this year has been reported in a woman in her forties who lives in the south central part of the state, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Resources ...
  • Summer reading program closes the book

    It was a very good July for the Lied Imperial Public Library’s summer reading program. About 50 children from three-year olds to those entering grades 1-6 participated this year, according to Director Beth Falla. Lisa Fortkamp spearheaded the project,...
  • Lions bringing Mobile Screening Unit to Chase County Fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Free health screenings will be provided by the Nebraska Lions Foundation’s Mobile Screening Unit (MSU) two days during the Chase County Fair. The colorful MSU will be on the fairgrounds Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. ...
  • Foundation receives donation

    The Life Enhancement Fund for Imperial Manor/Parkview-Heights has received a $500 donation from Rural Health Development (RHD), the management company for the facility. Roger Petrik, right, vice president for RHD, presented the check Monday to, from left,...
  • Deadline Friday for fair photography contest

    Friday is the deadline for acceptance of entries in this year’s Chase County Fair Open Photography Contest. Entries are limited to one photo per class at a $5 fee. Classes are in color, black and white, and enhanced photo. An entry form must accompany e...
  • New marshal named for parade

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Lifelong farmer Henry Meeske of Imperial has been named the grand marshal for the Chase County Fair parade. He replaces Raymond Maxfield of Wauneta, who has been ill. Meeske, 95, was the son of homesteaders August and...
  • Talent contest announces trip prize locations

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The deadline is approaching for the “Got Talent?” contest at the Chase County Fair. The deadline to apply is Aug. 10, with the contest to be held Aug. 13. Sponsored by 102.9 KADL, High Plains Radio and Chase Count...
  • Area quartet appearing at fair’s Christian show

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The 4 Hyms quartet of McCook will headline the Chase County Fair Christian Show on Aug. 12. The four men recognize “that we are only instruments and that while our time with audiences may be short, the Holy Spirit i...
  • Dances during fair a “thank you” to public

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Get ready to rumble!” The Rumbles, a popular band from the Omaha area will be on stage at the Chase County Fair on Aug. 14, following the 38 Special concert. The dance is free with the ticket price to the concert...
  • 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...

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