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  • Sandhill cranes making migration through state

        One of the great spectacles of the natural world—the migration of 650,000 sandhill cranes—has begun.    From March through mid-April, trumpeting formations of these ancient birds fill the skies over Kearney. By day, the giant gray cranes for...
  • Crop Disaster Program sign up ends Feb. 27

        The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Director Dan Steinkruger reminds producers that the sign-up period for 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) will end Feb. 27.     This program provides benefits for crop losses due to quantity...
  • Windbreaks remain important for livestock protection

        Livestock on open grassland that can be sheltered behind a four to six row tree windbreak will be protected from the wind, require less feed and may be less susceptible to health problems, according to Jim Brandle, professor of forestry at the Univ...
  • MEAN adds more wind energy to renewable power supply

        With two wind energy projects coming online in February, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) increased its wind energy nameplate capacity from approximately 3 percent to nearly 6 percent of its total power supply capacity.    MEAN is ...
  • Local Angus breeder has bulls in national publication

        T J Martin of Lamar, owns three bulls listed in the Spring 2009 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.      Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance in...
  • Chase County gains insurance dividend

        Chase County has received a monetary dividend of $3,604 from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage provider.     The dividend was part of a ne...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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