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  • County fair’s parade Grand Marshal, theme announced

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Vilas Smith of Champion says he’ll have to find a clean hat for the Chase County Fair Parade on Aug. 20. He’s been named Grand Marshal of the parade. When asked how his life reflects the theme of the parade, “Th...
  • Final numbers tallied in NRD’s irrigation retirement program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican A total of 15 tracts in Chase and Dundy County, representing 1,109.5 acres, enrolled in the irrigation retirement plan offered in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). Four of the 15 tracts enrol...
  • Biggest Loser contest is winner for food pantry

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Food Pantry wasn’t the only winner in the Adams Bank & Trust/Frenchman Valley Produce “Biggest Loser” contest. Participants in the project lost a total of 483.10 pounds. The contest, which e...
  • Gary Lee retires from NRCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Longtime USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) specialist Gary Lee has packed up his desk at the Imperial office. His official retirement date is Friday. Lee, 54, began his 34-year employment with the NRC...
  • Pinnacle Bank is named top performer in magazine ranking

    “ICBA Independent Banker®,” the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s number-one source for community banking news, recognized Pinnacle Bank as an outstanding “ICBA 400” community bank pe...
  • NRCS Rancher’s Holiday returns

    The return of Rancher’s Holiday is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, at Bentz Valley Inc. in Chase County. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. (MDT) at one of John Maddux’s pastures, located three miles north and two miles east of Imperial. Topics f...
  • State’s CRP contracts near 87,000 new acres

    Dan Steinkruger, Executive Director for the USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that contracts for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2012 have been awarded. In Nebraska, 86,860 acres have been accepted under the r...
  • FSA reminding producers of program for natural disaster losses

    Teri Moss, Executive Director for the Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds area producers that the final date to submit an application for payment under the 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE) Program is July 29.   The SURE...
  • Stubble incentive program

    Landowners interested in taking advantage of a wheat and milo stubble incentive programs need to contact the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s North Platte office before harvesting their crops. A $15 an acre incentive is available to landowners who ...
  • Fireworks show has come a long ways

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher After the 2002 Imperial fireworks show, people wanted to see the show grow. Unlike many other communities, the city funded the annual fireworks show. In 2002, the city boosted their contribution to $...
  • Small businesses should be prepared for ICE investigations

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun notifying 1,000 businesses nationwide it wants to review their I-9 forms and other documents to make sure they are hiring only people authorized to work in the United States. The Form I-9 is used by empl...
  • Take care of hail-damaged trees

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican When ping-pong sized hail pounded Chase County June 19, a lot of leaves littered the streets. City crews spent several days sweeping up the resulting mush. Then it was time to take a good look into those trees, as wel...
  • Fair’s photo contest sees some changes this year

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican One of the popular events at the Chase County Fair each year is the open photo contest. Plans are to have the contest again this year, with sponsorships from four local businesses, but it comes with a few changes, sai...
  • Deer permits available online July 11

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will begin selling deer permits on July 11 at 1 p.m. CT. Permits can be purchased online at OutdoorNebraska.org or at Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offices. Richard Nelson, District Wildlife Manager, advises tha...
  • Imperial senior girls win end-of-season tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s senior softball team won Sunday’s end-of-season tournament in the Tri-County South Summer Softball League. It was a nice win for the team, as Imperial served as host for this year’s tourney played a...
  • Goodbye Big 12, hello Big Ten

    ■ Editor’s note: To commemorate the Huskers’ move to its new home in the Big Ten, the Big Ten Network will be filled with three days of Nebraska programming. Coverage kicks off at 10 a.m. MT tomorrow (Friday) with “Big Ten Welcomes Nebraska,” an...
  • Young players brush up on volleyball basics

    About 25 young girls who’ll be in grades 3-8 this fall attended a three-day volleyball camp this week at Chase County Schools. High School Coach Jodie Schuller coordinated the fundamentals camp that worked with 15 girls in grades 6-8 and a younger grade...
  • Frasier wins state barrel title

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Shelby Frasier capped off her high school rodeo career last week by winning the state title in the barrels at the state finals held in Hastings. She will take her title into the national finals at Gillette, Wyo., J...
  • Imperial swimmers top four other teams at Benkelman meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican By a 35-point margin, Imperial’s swim team took first at Saturday meet in Benkelman. Co-Coach Karra Meeske said it was a great morning for the Imperial team to win the championship. Scoring was Imperial 404, Benkelm...
  • Juniors win Benkelman tournament

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior Legion captured the championship at the Benkelman tournament last weekend, defeating Grant and the McCook B’s. With the two wins, the juniors avenge losses earlier in the season to those two t...

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