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  • 100-Cow Program offers young ranchers a start

        CALLAWAY (AP)—To pay the bills, Richard Cool drives 45 miles down a lonely highway from the family ranch to a small-town auto parts factory where he works the overnight shift.    It ends at 6 a.m., then Cool’s future begins.    “Not onl...
  • ‘Civil War Voices’ coming to McCook for Saturday night performance

    By Gene O. MorrisExecutive Director Fox Theatre-McCook    Enchanted by a performance that “captured my interest and held me in time,” Charles Coleman is encouraging people throughout the McCook area to attend the Saturday night performance of “Ci...
  • Seventy-year-old swimming pool saying its good-bye

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    For more than 70 years, kids and adults in Imperial have trudged up West 6th or 7th Street to Imperial’s swimming pool.    But, this summer, swimmers will head to the east part of town to swim in the new po...
  • Youth tourney brings 27 teams to town

    Imperial was the place to be for youth basketball Saturday, as 27 teams competed in the 2009 Longhorn Basketball Tournament. It’s been several years since a tournament for youths was held in Imperial. Four playing floors were in use throughout the commu...
  • If you want special valentine, Imperial has it

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Candy is dandy, wine is fine, and flowers are...hours of beauty. But, if you’re looking for a unique present for your special Valentine on Feb. 14, Imperial businesses are the place to browse.    A few bus...
  • Three school administrators offered 2009-2010 contracts

    Salaries upped between 3.5 and 4.2 percentBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Chase County’s three school administrators have been offered contracts for the 2009-2010 school year with salary increases between 3.5 and 4.2 percent.    Action ca...
  • Property tax segment ruled unconstitutional in water bill

    Supreme Court says local property tax in water bill is for a state purpose■ NRD board plans another special meeting to discuss water transfer proposals. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Friday’s ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court sent r...
  • Routine business conducted at Monday’s council meeting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    There wasn’t a lot of earth-shattering action at Monday’s Imperial city council meeting.    Mostly routine business was conducted, along with reports from superintendents and a couple of action items.  ...
  • City’s community attitude surveys are due Feb. 16

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Response has been very good so far in the return of a community attitude survey about city services and suggestions for the future.    In a report to the city council Monday night, City Economic Development D...
  • New Nurse Practitioner busy at clinic, hospital

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    The newest Nurse Practitioner at Chase County Community Hospital and Chase County Clinic is already familiar with the facilities. Brandy Hanes did a clinical rotation in Imperial her last semester at the Univer...
  • Former Imperial Hotel makes another transition

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    After housing HiTech Computer Solutions for a year, the old Imperial Hotel at the corner of 5th and Broadway Streets will be transformed into a coffee shop and youth center.    HiTech, owned by David and Jord...
  • Heart disease is leading cause of death in women

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women over the age of 35. One in two women will die from it, while one in 35 women die from breast cancer.    That was the emphasis made at the Women...
  • All types grass seed sold by Ledall Seeds

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of features that will spotlight businesses in Imperial. The community has a thriving business community, and all residents may not realize the extent of services and products local businesses provide. This feat...
  • McNair joins family agency

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican    As of Monday, there are now four McNairs working at McNair Agency, Inc. Sam McNair joined the insurance agency as a property and casualty, crop/hail agent. He will also handle administrative work.    McNair, ...
  • Stromberger steer sold at National Western Stock Show

        Jordan Stromberger of Imperial sold a fourth place Crossbred and Other Breeds Steer for $4,000 at the National Western Stock Show’s Auction of Junior Livestock Champions on Jan. 23.    The winning bidder of the animal was Hyland Cattle Company...
  • Carpet cleaning service starts up

        A steam carpet cleaning business is now open in Imperial. Matt’s Carpet Cleaning, owned by Matthew Dupiere, offers a truck-mounted machine cleaning service in southwest Nebraska.    Dupiere said he’s charging a flat 22 cents per square foot ...
  • WCNDD adds Benkelman mayor to board

        The West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) announces the appointment of Harlan Cansler of Benkelman to the Governing Board of WCNDD, replacing the retiring Bob Brown of Trenton.    Cansler, a graduate of Texas University with post-gr...
  • USDA extends comment period on payment limitations, eligibility

        Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the comment period for the regulation defining actively engaged participation in a farming operation has been extended for an additional 60 days.    FSA is now seeking a diverse range of comments ...
  • New program helps create cattle owners

        When Joe and Connie Cool of Callaway saw an article in the Custer County Chief about the 100 Beef Cow Outreach program offered by Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, they made a decision that they hope will change their lives.   ...
  • High Court’s ruling casts a big shadow

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Co-PublisherLast Friday’s ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court declaring the property tax levy in LB 701 unconstitutional casts a large shadow over Nebraska, not just on water policy but overall tax policy as well...

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