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  • USDA: Nebraska corn farmers to plant 9.5 million acres

    Nebraska’s corn farmers intend to plant 9.5 million acres of corn this year, an increase of 350,000 acres from last year’s 9.15 million acres, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported. “If realized, this would be the most corn acres planted by Ne...
  • Caterpillar, Inc. invited to relocate to Nebraska

    State officials are encouraging Caterpillar, Inc. to relocate its Illinois operations to Nebraska after Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman met with members of the Committee on Ways and Means. “Caterpillar would quickly discover Nebraska’s lower taxes, l...
  • Conservation Reserve Program general signup ends April 15

    Teri Moss, County Executive Director of the Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA), remind producers that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup ends April 15.   “Financial incentives available through CRP afford farmers and ranchers a low risk ...
  • Contact FSA before breaking new ground for production

    With current commodity prices, producers may try to utilize all available land to produce a crop. Teri Moss, County Executive Director of the Chase County Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers they need to discuss the impact of breaking new ground...
  • Lawmakers listen to small business owners

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Small businesses across the country are hailing a vote this week in the Senate. And, that’s something unusual for small business—applauding what happens in Washington D.C. However, on Tuesday the Se...
  • Recess plays key role in life

    Our daughter, Brooke, took our three grandkids to Lincoln over their school’s spring break to visit Aunt Celeste. Upon arriving at Celeste’s house, Austin, age 7, wanted to go see her since she wasn’t home. Brooke told him that Celeste was in class....
  • Nebraska diverts swollen North Platte River to canals

    By Timberly RossAssociated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Water is being diverted from the swollen North Platte River into irrigation canals in west-central Nebraska earlier than usual this year to reduce the risk of flooding, officials said. The river is high ...
  • Coach happy with boys’ track performances at Ogallala

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the first track meet of the season behind them, Longhorn Boys’ Coach Marc Mroczek is setting his sights on further improvement. But, he also came away from Saturday’s opener at the Ed Moore Memorial track m...
  • Good first track outing for Lady Longhorns

    Freshman Jussel earns meet’s outstanding female athlete award By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The competition at Saturday’s Ed Moore Memorial Track Meet in Ogallala, as expected, was stiff. While Sidney and Cozad dominated the meet, Girls’ ...
  • Junior high students could win $1,000 for college

    Seventh and eighth grade students in public, private and home schools have until April 20 to submit entries in the ninth annual essay contest associated with the Nebraska College Savings Program. The contest is sponsored jointly by the Omaha Storm Chaser...
  • Registration now open for Cornhusker Games

    Skateboarding and pickleball will make their debut as official sports in this summer’s Cornhusker State Games, for which registration is now open. The annual statewide Games, held in and around Lincoln and Omaha, will be held July 15-24. The amateur spo...
  • Information sought on Champion business

    Recently Apollo, a German shepherd owned by Larry and Tinker Raasch of Champion, dug up a brass or copper merchandise token in their back yard. Stamped on one side was “Thos. W. Arnold, Champion, Neb.” On the other side the Raasches read “Good for 2...
  • Counterfeit $20 bill used in Enders

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A counterfeit $20 bill was used in Enders last week, but the Chase County Sheriff’s Office has little to go on. Ron Schoenberger, who owns Laker’s, said he knew right away it was counterfeit when a store customer ...
  • Wauneta/Palisade state semi-finals basketball game to be televised

    The state D2 semi-finals boys’ basketball game that pitted Wauneta/Palisade against Sterling High School will be aired several times this week by Great Plains Cable TV. Airing of the game will begin tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. MT on Channel 2, and will...
  • Lottery prize of $22,000 won by Wauneta man

    Rodger Crow of Wauneta recently won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery. There were more than 20,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Saturday, March 26, drawings. Among these winners was Crow, who received a free quick pick ticket from a previo...
  • Celtic music on tap at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre this Sunday

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Traditional music and stories of Ireland, Scotland and Wales will fill the air at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre this Sunday, April 10, when Colorado musician and Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow takes to the stage. Th...
  • Second round of nuisance code reviews starts next week

    Earlier this year, the Imperial city council approved moving forward with the city’s Nuisance Abatement Program this spring, and residents are encouraged to clean up nuisance areas on their properties. In February, the city council approved a $12,204 nu...
  • Spring snowfall not so bad

    It came and left quickly, but Tuesday’s snow made two Imperial boys happy. Three-year-old twins Trace, at right, and Kye Terryberry were romping in the snow in their front yard mid-morning Tuesday. The sons of Danny and Vanessa Terryberry were probabl...
  • Average water levels up slightly in URNRD irrigation wells

    Positive gains shown in last two years By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Thanks to above average rainfall, resulting in less irrigation pumping, the average water level of irrigation wells in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD)...
  • Educator from Cheyenne offered K-6 principal’s job

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members at their April 12 meeting will address the hiring of Patrick Lane as Chase County Schools’ K-6 principal for next year. He was among five candidates interviewed by CCS administration and board m...

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