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  • Sharing a garden, its produce

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican USDA employees in Imperial have again planted two box gardens as part of the People’s Garden Initiative, a nation-wide effort to create gardens through collaborative efforts. The gardens are located in front of the ...
  • WIC program comes to Imperial twice monthly

    The Women’s Infants and Children (WIC) program is a supplemental food and nutrition effort that provides nutritious foods at no cost to help families stay healthy and strong.    Imperial is one of eight area communities served by WIC. Program represen...
  • What further effects will Court’s marriage decision bring?

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor While same-sex marriage proponents gained a big win on Friday, repercussions from the U.S. Supreme Court’s split decision are certain to follow, affecting other areas of our lives. Nothing in the U.S....
  • Residents warned of paving scams in area; one company spotted in Imperial

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After a Nebraska paving company was banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to repay two northwest Kansas consumers, area law officers are warning residents of possible scams involving two paving/asphalt busi...
  • Imperial Rotary names new president

    Tom Gaschler turned over reigns as president of the Imperial Rotary Club to Lori Pankonin at a steak and shrimp dinner at Enders Golf Course last Thursday evening. Pankonin also held the position in 2006-07. Don Peterson of Kearney will begin a new leader...
  • New at 2015 fair: family-friendly ventriloquist, comedy, music show

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The Chase County Fair Board has added another free family-friendly show to the lineup for the 2015 Chase County Fair. David Malmberg will perform his ventriloquist show in the open air pavilion. Malmberg’s website ...
  • Legion teams fall to Broken Bow, McCook

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Legion teams came out on the short end in games against Broken Bow last Thursday and McCook Tuesday. The juniors lost a close one to Broken Bow, 8-7. Going into the fifth, the score was tied 2-2. Brok...
  • Watz Up Wednesdays

    The Imperial Campus of Mid-Plains Community College is alive with Watz Up Wednesdays this summer. Last week children attended a “Like to Move It, Move It” class with Holly Andrews of North Platte and registered professional therapy dog Nestle. The chi...
  • Imperial team wins annual Logan Bauman Memorial Golf Tournament

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican An Imperial team won the 7th annual Logan Bauman Memorial Golf Tournament played Monday in Aurora, Colo. Matt Teply, Dan Fulton and Eric Moreland of Imperial were joined by Levi Knutson of Aurora, Colo. on the winn...
  • Area habitat tour reveals importance of pollinators

    Pheasants Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Environmental Trust hosted a local pollinator habitat tour last Thursday.          Thirteen people attended the tour which consist...
  • Eberhardt remains jailed in McCook; bond reduced

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chuck Eberhardt remains in the Red Willow County Jail in McCook a month to the day of his arrest June 2 in Imperial. At his arraignment in Chase County Court June 18, Eberhardt was officially informed of the Class 3 f...
  • Gardeners go to work

    The newly-formed Green Thumbuddies garden club has been busy in Imperial. Last week members planted a display at the Chase County Fairgrounds. Helping were, from left, Laura Gaschler, Lori Owens and Manet Brown. The group was organized not only to share g...
  • Champion man appears in court

    Jesse Ferebee of Champion appeared in Chase County Court June 18 to answer  charges of third degree assault and second degree trespassing. The charges were the result of an altercation May 29 in Champion. The Chase County Sheriff’s Department said “a...
  • Raise approved for county road crews

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze The Chase County Commissioners met June 23 for their last meeting in the current fiscal year. Board members Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss had several items of business they wanted to act on before the new fiscal ...
  • Fireworks sales start Thursday as Fourth of July approaches

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A couple of corners on Broadway will get extra busy starting today (Thursday) when sale for fireworks can legally begin. Imperial has two outlets for fireworks, Cupp’s Crazy Crackers at 12th and Broadway and North...
  • Harvest still a ways off

    Wheat crop hit hard with stripe rust disease By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Some years, wheat harvest’s already on the downhill slide by the 4th of July. This year, wheat harvest isn’t expected to start until sometime after the 4th. The r...
  • Preparations underway for Good Living Tour

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Crews from Hear Nebraska are crossing the state at this time, recording impressions of living in the towns in which free concerts will be held this summer. Imperial is the first town on the tour, with a three-band con...
  • Discount available on fair’s carnival mega pass with advance purchase

    Discount offered if purchased by July 31 By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Ride enthusiasts who plan to enjoy multiple days of the carnival at the Chase County Fair can save $10 if they purchase their mega pass armbands by July 31. This year’s fai...
  • Imperial continues to buck trend in population decline

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Despite a slight decline in population over the previous year, Imperial’s population continues to remain above the 2010 census level. It follows the trend shown in March when the U.S. Census Bureau released 2014 ...
  • IVFD dive team helps retrieve sunken boat

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The dive rescue team, made up of Imperial Volunteer Fire Department members, responded to a different type of rescue call on June 14—retrieval of a boat. Dive team member Kelsey Weiss said the department was conta...