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  • Dry conditions stressing firefighters, too

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Crops and animals aren’t the only thing being stressed by the scorching temperatures and dry conditions these days. While the area received a little rain Friday night, the lightning that came with it was hardly welc...
  • Construction underway on augmentation pipeline

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Construction began last week on a $2.142 million, 4.6-mile pipeline to feed augmentation water into Rock Creek and eventually into the Republican River. The pipeline represents one of the key elements of a projec...
  • Fair ticket brochures mailed, sales underway

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Ticket and event brochures for this year’s Chase County Fair & Expo hit county mail boxes Saturday. Ticket sales opened by phone and internet last Friday and activity has been good, according to co-ticket mana...
  • Wauneta’s nursing home set to change hands this weekend

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze The purchase of the Wau­neta nursing home by the village of Wauneta has been a labor of love for several village board members as well as community volunteers the past several months. This weekend, all their work will pay...
  • Pantry cupboards are bare

    The Chase County Food Pantry is in dire need of food. Chairman Nancy Terryberry said the shelves are almost bare, with just refried beans, hamburger, chicken and potatoes left. Terryberry said the checkbook is also empty, as donations have been used to pu...
  • Turkey in the straw? No, it’s turkey in the shade

    It’s a bit unusual seeing a wild turkey around town, but this one spotted Monday certainly wasn’t looking for straw. With temperatures eclipsing 100 degrees, it was likely seeking shade, which it found on the steps at the Joel Burke home at the corner...
  • New liquor store opens

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Beverage Barn is now open at 821 Hwy. 61. Located in the former Stanbar animal clinic, the store sells beer, wine and liquor. Manager Adam Vlasin said Lotto tickets, duck stamps and, in the future, Nebraska Game a...
  • Johanns asks for Nebraska emergency drought assistance

    Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) sent a letter Monday to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging prompt action on the Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee’s request to “authorize emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program ...
  • UNL provides drought, heat info resources to beef producers

    UNL Extension has developed a timely new web resource for Nebraska beef producers. Recent dry weather and unprecedented heat has strained the ability of beef cattle to cope with this year’s environment. The Animal Science Department at UNL has responde...
  • Deadlines near to report crops to FSA

    Deadlines to report 2012 crop acreage to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are nearing, according to Dan Steinkruger, Nebraska State Executive Director. Reporting acreage is critical to maintaining eligibility for multiple program benefits, including the Dir...
  • FSA offers low interest farm storage facility loans

    Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that producers considering expanding their farm storage should look into the FSA Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program. FSA administers the program on behalf of the USDA Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). ...
  • Carman’s closes after 30 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The doors were locked and the telephone was disconnected June 22 at Carman’s Appliance. After 30 years, Doug and Becky Carman are “ready for a break and to do something different.” Carmans sold their building at...
  • Weather Service: Lightning danger highest in July

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As the final days of June are here, area residents are being alerted to the dangers of the month ahead—July—for lightning fatalities. The National Weather Service in North Platte is joining a national effort as it...
  • Fire safety a must right now

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor No one likes to see restraints put on summer fun. But, with the extreme dryness in the area right now, we all have to take some extra precautions to avoid any chance of starting a fire. In normal years,...
  • Churches important in Lamar history

    ■ Editor’s note: Leading up to Lamar’s 125th birthday celebration July 15, The Imperial Republican will run a story each week on the community’s history. By Carolyn Wallin Lamar has a rich history of church denominations that were represented in L...
  • Senior girls chalk up two more wins; tourney on Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the last two regular season games on the schedule Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Imperial’s senior girls’ softball team also picked up two wins last week. That bumped Imperial’s record to 3-1, as they p...
  • Pee Wee team heads into final regular season game at 6-2

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Pee Wee baseball team will take a 6-2 record into its final game of the regular season Friday night when they host Ogallala White at the Schroeder Park field. With their record, Coach Carl Zuege expects t...
  • Imperial swimmers take win at Benkelman meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial swimmers took a big win at Benkelman Saturday, defeating five other teams to take first, heading into the qualifying meet early in July. Team scoring was Imperial 406, Benkelman 370, Atwood, Kan. 351, St. Fra...
  • Imperial cowboy earns “Rookie of Year’ honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Ty Spickelmier has another feather for his cap, or cowboy hat in this case. The sophomore-to-be at Chase County Schools was named Rookie of the Year by the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association Saturday ...
  • Spickelmier qualifies for national finals in roping

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican In his first year of high school rodeo, CCS freshman Ty Spickelmier of Imperial earned his way to the national finals in tie-down roping. Spickelmier finished the Nebraska high school rodeo season in fourth place in...

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