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  • General signup period for CRP ends April 6

    A Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup is underway now through April 6, representing the third consecutive year that USDA has offered a general CRP signup. “Financial incentives available through CRP afford farmers and ranchers a low risk opportun...
  • Grazing tips during extra early spring

    By Robert TignerSW4 Agricultural Extension Educator Spring pastures are growing fast and early. Since spring management affects your production all year, stay tuned as I share some early grazing thoughts. Spring pastures ready to graze nearly a month earl...
  • Prairie States adds two-bay service shop

    Prairie States Communications has expanded their facility with the addition of a 48- by 48-foot service shop at their 60 N. Highway 61 location. The addition includes two service bays to accommodate vehicles when they install communications equipment. Pre...
  • CCS’s Silly fairy tales will delight entire family

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Schools drama department is rehearsing to present two fun fairy tales April 29-30. “The Quest, A Fairy Tale with Attitude” and “Wooing Wed Widing Hood” are “just silly,”’ according to d...
  • Summer art, history camp coming to Champion

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s an off year for the summer SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camps, but youths in grades K-6 can take in a different kind of camp this June. “Mummy Madness,” an art, history and science camp...
  • Disney on Ice creates fun fascination

    Sometimes it’s fun to step outside the box and do something different for entertainment. We recently headed to Denver for a Disney on Ice show with our daughter’s family. Five-year-old Tayvin is a princess wannabe and lives and breathes anything Disn...
  • Shall the Chase County Hospital District be dissolved? Yes, vote ‘For’!

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher In little more than a month, voters in Chase County will go to the polls for the state’s Primary Election. One of the county issues appearing on the ballot will be whether or not to dissolve the Cha...
  • Hospital Foundation purchases new treadmill

    The Chase County Hospital Foundation recently purchased a new True CS-500 Treadmill for use at Chase County Community Hospital.  Cost of the equipment was $4,980. “The treadmill is an essential and versatile piece of equipment.  Cardiac rehabilitation...
  • Pieces falling into place for Wauneta nursing home purchase

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze Plans are falling into place for the purchase of Heritage of Wauneta nursing home from Vetter Health Services (VHS). Friday morning, nursing home organizers received word that the Village of Campbell board met and approved ...
  • Meetings of Minds group discusses housing, Celebration on Square

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican About 15 representatives of organizations and groups in the Imperial area met March 27 at the quarterly Meeting of the Minds gathering. Most of those attending reported on upcoming events or projects their organizatio...
  • Ogallala meet a warm one with tough competition

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While the weather was unseasonably warmer than usual, the tough competition was quite similar to previous years at the annual Ed Moore Track and Field Meet in Ogallala. Normally, winter coats and blankets are the no...
  • Lady Longhorns place in several events despite low numbers

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Despite competing with less than half its team, the Lady Longhorns still placed in nine events at a warmer-than-normal Ogallala Invitational. And, that was without any entries in two of the three relays that day. Coac...
  • A wild time at soccer fields

    The Schroeder ball fields were full of activity Saturday morning as the 2012 soccer season kicked off in Imperial. Most of the teams age 10 and younger played against other Imperial teams as well as a couple of teams from Grant traveling to play here this...
  • Bloodmobile earns school a scholarship

    With the completion of the third American Red Cross Bloodmobile at Chase County Schools last week, a scholarship has been made available to a student. Although the goal of 60 units of blood wasn’t met, the Red Cross will make a $1,500 donation towards a...
  • Students advance to state in science fair

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Five students in science teacher Kim Wilson’s high school classes at Chase County Schools were recognized for their science fair projects during competition in North Platte March 22. The five were chosen to compete ...
  • Girl Scout Troop #10501 earns Bronze Award

    Imperial Girl Scout Junior Troop #10501 decided to make tie fleece blankets for local newborns in need. The girls made and donated 12 blankets to Chase County Community Hospital. Earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award involves completing a Junior journey, ch...
  • Early voting for primary election starts April 9

    Secretary of State John Gale outlined deadlines regarding voter registration and early voting for the Nebraska primary election on May 15. “Any registered voter can vote early, either by mail or in person, at county election offices,” Gale said. Earl...
  • 4-Hers involved in Quilt of Valor Challenge

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two 4-H youth in Chase County are creating a quilt through the Quilt of Valor Challenge. In its second year, the program allows the University of Nebraska Extension Service to distribute fabric to 4-H youth in 66 coun...
  • Chase County musicians bring home conference honors

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County musicians had a good day at the SPVA conference music contest held March 27 and hosted by Perkins County High School in Grant. Fifteen “Best of Class” awards were earned by Chase County, eight in the ...
  • The sun shone on the eggs

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican In contrast with a few previous years when Easter Egg hunters were trussed up in winter coats, this year’s hunt on Saturday was a hot and sunny one. Sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce, the hunt was held a...