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  • Early September best time to treat perennial weeds

    A University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist recommends treating perennial weeds in early fall to take advantage of winter weather. “One reason for spraying weeds around Sept. 1 is that the herbicide weakens them and the winter can finish them off,” ...
  • Free tire disposal coming in September

    The Chase County Commissioners are sponsoring a free tire disposal for southwest Nebraska residents over a three-day period in September. Chase County residents are among those in five counties offered the free service Sept. 15-17 at the transfer station,...
  • Public meetings scheduled in area on new conservation program

    Imperial site of meetings on Aug. 25 The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Chase County is holding a public meeting to help inform producers about the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).   The public informational meetings will be ...
  • New online spreadsheet helps evaluate efficiency

    University of Nebraska–Lincoln engineers have developed an online spreadsheet to help irrigators evaluate their pumping plant efficiency, said a UNL irrigation specialist at a recent extension workshop. Using this new tool, developed by Tom Dorn, Lancas...
  • Nebraska corn production on target to set records

    Nebraska farmers have the potential to harvest a record 1.52 billion bushel corn crop this year, topping the previous record of 1.47 billion set in 2007, the Nebraska Corn Board said in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop production re...
  • People turn silence into a buzz of excitement

    I’ve trekked through the fairgrounds on my bike in the early mornings this summer on my way to the track. Quiet. No one else around. Lots of wide-openspace. And then it happens. Fair week approaches. The lights remain on at night.There are a few people ...
  • Fair’s success relies on partnership between you and the fair board

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-PublisherJust a few years ago, fair board members were scratching their heads, wondering just what they had to do for Chase County residents to have a greater buy-in of the fair. What fair board members feared...
  • Vicky Brown wins a pair of buckles at barrel riding

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Vicky Brown of Lamar pulled off a double in the Nebraska Barrel Horse Association barrel racing held at the fair last week. Brown won buckles in the 2D and 3D divisions of the open competition. Her two-run average...
  • Two local teams place in the fair team sorting

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two local area teams finished among the top four teams in the team sorting competition during the fair last week. In the competition, two riders attempt to sort off 10 cattle in order, according to number, from one...
  • Alyssa Fisher wins fourth steer riding buckle

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Alyssa Fisher claimed her fourth straight buckle during Wednesday’s steer riding competition at the Chase County Fair. Fisher claimed the buckle and prize money in the 13-14 age group once again by holding on for a whop...
  • Mutton busters hold on tight for trophies

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Youngsters put their best sheep riding on display during the Chase County Fair’s mutton busting competition on Wednesday afternoon, six of them leaving the event with towering trophies in hand. In the five-year-old divisi...
  • Stock dogs perform well in contest despite fair’s high temperatures

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Fourteen dogs worked hard despite the heat of the Chase County Fair last week as they competed in the stock dog trials. It was the second year for the event, started last year at the fair following several requests....
  • Motorcycle show draws some ‘hot’ bikes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Saturday’s motorcycle show at the Chase County Fair displayed some “hot” bikes, and that’s not because of the temperatures. All types of motorcycles could be displayed in the show that was open to the public...
  • Put the flip flop to the metal

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican You didn’t have to be a farmer to ride a tractor at the Chase County Fair last Friday. A total of 135 children, ages four to 12, pushed the pedal to the concrete during the pedal tractor pull. Dressed in anything fr...
  • Pom Poms get renewed contract for concession stand operation

    ■ Football lights get final approval; installation may start next week. PAGE 1. By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In addition to several hirings and an update on the football field lights, the Chase County Schools board of education handled a number...
  • Piano medley takes top honors in fair’s talent contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A rousing jazz piano medley by an Imperial man took the top prize at the fair’s “Got Talent?” contest last Thursday afternoon. Imperial native Jeff Schuman, who returned to his hometown two years ago, played a...
  • Hogsett studies in England for year

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When Staci Hogsett of Lamar returned to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this week, she took back more than clothes and equipment for her apartment. She took back a year of memories from studying in England. The jun...
  • What’s so special about being ordinary person?

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A Nebraska native with Imperial ties has authored a book about inspirational Biblical stories of ordinary people in the hands of an extraordinary God. Heath Trampe was in Imperial last Saturday autographing “Extraor...
  • Parade expected to be another great fair event

    Water main project won’t affect Broadway route By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the Chase County Fair events always drawing some of the biggest numbers is Saturday’s parade. This year’s event is expected to be no different. The parade w...
  • Fair activities climax this week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s Chase County Fair kicked off over the weekend with the 4-H Horse Show and Imperial Community Players’ musical. Events will continue through Sunday afternoon, Aug. 16, for western Nebraska’s grand...

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