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  • Students decorate winning pumpkins

    Eight students in grades K-6 at Chase County Schools received certificates for first place in the annual pumpkin decorating contest. Winners were announced last Thursday afternoon following the Parade of Costumes in the Longhorn gym. Those receiving first...
  • Eighth H1N1 death reported in Nebraska

    Douglas County recently reported an H1N1 death to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The man was in his 50s and had a health condition.  He tested positive for H1N1 early last week. Because of state statutes, the name and other detai...
  • Traveling bake sale Friday to aid Dona Hayes

    Co-workers and friends of Dona Hayes of Imperial are wanting to help her like she has helped many others in the community. Hayes, who underwent back surgery in September, has had some complications since then. She’s spent at least six weeks in hospitals...
  • Some H1N1 vaccine available at Chase County Clinic

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic are still receiving limited doses of the H1N1 influenza vaccine. Lori Mendenhall of CCCH said the doses are “trickling in” each week. She encourages women who are pregnan...
  • Imperial man earns honorable mention at McCook art show

    Jon Fenwick of Imperial received an honorable mention for an abstract metal sculpture at the Five State Art Show in McCook last month. Fenwick created the piece out of automotive parts and titled it, “Ascension.” The show was held at the McCook Fine A...
  • Stimulus saved, created 1,400 Neb. ed jobs

    OMAHA (AP)—Education officials say federal stimulus funds have helped create or save more than 1,400 jobs at public schools in Nebraska. The estimate comes from a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education. Nebraska education officials s...
  • Former Imperial resident serving in Iraq

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Joshua Bruen, who attended both junior high and high school in Imperial, is serving a second tour of duty with the U.S. Marines in Iraq. Sgt. Bruen left several weeks ago and will serve a year near El Sadad, accordin...
  • ‘Grass farmers’ let livestock do work

    “[Grass farming] is not labor intense and it’s not equipment intense. It’s basically using the animals to do the work for you,” said a Nebraska grass farmer at the Nebraska Grazing Conference. Both John McGlynn of Knox County and Randy Jenkins of ...
  • Deer hunters gearing up for next week’s firearm season

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As of Wednesday morning, 15 area hunters have checked in deer they have bagged with archery permits. That season opened Sept. 15, but will close temporarily when next week’s firearm season, Nov. 14-22, gets underway...
  • Another October ‘snow’prise

    For the second time this month, Imperial has been hit with snow. The most recent was last week when about four inches fell, cancelling school on Thursday and postponing a number of other events. Although fourth grader Will Kuenne, above, had the day off f...
  • Vaccinations halt as influenza moves through Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two hundred doses of seasonal influenza vaccine were snapped up by people at Chase County Clinic in Imperial last Thursday. A mass clinic was to have been held Oct. 22, but a snowstorm cancelled it. Lori Mendenhall o...
  • DNR lays out three water-short options to NRD; fourth option the wildcard

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) heard first hand last week the regulation options the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will impose in water-short years. More than 100 peop...
  • Cause of Harchelroad fire still under investigation

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Fire investigators returned this week to the scene of the Harchelroad Motors fire to continue pursuing what caused the  early morning Oct. 17 blaze. Last week, investigators already ruled out any foul play or arso...
  • City’s purchase of Miller ground didn’t include all of water rights

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A lengthy part of Monday’s city council meeting was spent discussing the city’s recent purchase of the Melvin and Dorothy Miller ground, east of the Schroeder ball fields. Owners of Moreland Realty, which handled ...
  • Creepy crawlers, monsters ready to scare this weekend

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The annual Haunted House in Imperial, sponsored by the Imperial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Pat Hammel, will be open for spooky business this weekend. This year the event will be held in the city gym. EMS P...
  • City-owned lot will go up for sale

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A lot at 1710 Broadway has been vacant for awhile, since the fire department burned down the house there in a practice session about two years ago. The city acquired the lot, after paying the back taxes, and had it cl...
  • What is Raptor Recovery of Nebraska?

    In 1976, the Raptor Recovery Center was organized as a project of the Wachiska Audubon Society of Lincoln. Since its beginning, the Raptor Recovery Center has treated more than 6,000 birds of prey, and better than 50 percent of those have been released ba...
  • Hawk shootings between Grant, Imperial under investigation

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel Federal game warden Mike Damico of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the illegal shootings of hawks that have been found in Perkins and Chase Counties between Grant and Imperial. The injured hawks ha...
  • Peterson happy with first Range Buck Test

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The auction pen was busy at the fairgrounds Saturday afternoon as 75 goats were sold in the first annual Range Buck Test and auction in Imperial. Bruce Peterson, manager of the event, was happy with the day’s even...
  • Local animals headed to world’s largest, purebred livestock expo

    Jordan Stromberger of Imperial has entered two head of market steers in the beef division of the 36th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with more than...

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