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  • Some business up in town thanks to storms

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Every cloud has a silver lining. People in the Imperial area who experienced damage to houses, farms and crops may not think so at this point. However, trade has picked up for a number of businesses, because of the nu...
  • Fireworks fund within $725 of its $5,000 goal

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s fireworks fund remains $725 short of the $5,000 goal set for this year’s show. Donations contributed by individuals are combined with the $3,000 support from the City of Imperial to put on the annual...
  • School board hires group of coaches

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Eight coaches, all but one serving as assistants, were hired by the school board at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The hirings took just a few minutes during a three and a half hour meeting, which was followed by a clos...
  • Recent storms close M&M’s Natural JAZ for few weeks

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The combination of a hail storm and a wind storm was too much for M&M’s Natural JAZ. The roof leaked, causing water damage throughout the popular coffee, lunch and health food store on Broadway Street. Owner Mar...
  • New faces at bank

    Adams Bank & Trust of Imperial has added three new employees over the past year and one-half, bringing the staff to 12. Alyssa Clark, 22, formerly of Lyman, Colo., began working as a financial services representative Jan. 5, 2010. Prior to that she wo...
  • Crop certification deadline nears for small grains

    Farm Service Agency County Executive Director Teri Moss reminds producers of the annual requirement of reporting all crops. The acreage reporting deadlines for Nebraska was June 30 for small grains and July 15 for feed grains and all other crops. In addi...
  • Grain donation program passes $60,000 for earthquake, tsunami relief in Japan

    Nebraska farmers have gone well beyond an initial $50,000 goal as part of a grain donation program to support Red Cross efforts to help those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Pacific. Grain donations through July 1 have sold for a t...
  • Nebraska right-of-way hay harvesting permits available

    The program that enables Nebraska landowners to obtain hay harvesting permits is now in effect. This is the fourth year that permits are being issued for harvesting hay from state highway rights-of-way. Interstate highways and freeways are excluded from ...
  • Telephone scam in Wauneta targets area senior citizens

    By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze Roughly a handful of citizens in the BWTelcom telephone service area have been the target of an international money-swindling racket in recent months, according to BWTelcom General Manager Randy Raile and the Chase County ...
  • Sheer panic dominates while granddaughter is missing

    My heart has always ached when seeing pictures or reading stories of missing children. What devastation!!! How could you go on from day to day with that fear of the unknown? Are they alive? Are they scared? Will we ever find them? Well Saturday gave me a ...
  • Time to bring some perspective to the nuisance controversy

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Co-Publisher Over the last several weeks, I’ve sat back and observed as our community has begun to pick at itself over how, or even whether the city should enforce nuisance ordinances. Frankly, I’m disappointe...
  • Imperial baseball field named Ron Milner Field

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial honored the memory of one of its own last Thursday when the baseball field in Campbell Park was named Ron Milner Field. The formal dedication took place between innings of the Imperial-Grant Junior Legion ...
  • Imperial swimmers headed to state meet this Saturday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial hosted the district qualifying meet for the Plains Tsunami Swim League Saturday, and will be sending 29 swimmers to the state meet in individual events, and more on relay teams. Co-Coaches Karra Meeske and...
  • Junior girls earn runner-up title in league finale

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s junior girls’ softball team fought back through the loser’s bracket and took second in the Tri-County North League Tournament last weekend. Their finish was two steps up from the No. 4 seed they had...
  • Spickelmier brothers compete at national rodeos

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Two brothers from Imperial, Miles and Ty Spickelmier, received some national exposure recently. Miles, a junior at Chadron State College, competed in the steer wrestling at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper,...
  • Juniors open district play this week

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Junior Legion baseball team will look to turn their fortunes around this week when they start C7 district play in Overton today (Thursday). The juniors will face Wauneta-Palisade in the opening game ton...
  • Imperial Pee Wee team finishes fourth in end-of-season tourney

    Hot, humid days here as Imperial hosts league tournament By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Pee Wee baseball team finished where it was seeded in last week’s end-of-season league tourney—fourth. But, Imperial almost upset top-seeded ...
  • Teen injured in fireworks accident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A 17-year-old Champion resident is recovering from severe facial burns suffered July 3 while shooting off fireworks. Sheriff Kevin Mueller said a deputy was dispatched to the family residence in Champion, but addition...
  • CCS cheerleaders attend UCA Cheer Camp in Kearney

    Last week, July 7-9, the 2011-12 CCHS Cheerleaders attended a Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) Varsity Cheer Camp at UN @ Kearney. Nine of the 12-member squad attended and participated in classes to learn new cheers, sidelines and dances. They wo...
  • Special year for Holiness Camp

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican For 100 years people have been attending Imperial Valley Holiness Camp, now located on Highway 6 between Enders and Imperial. This year attendees will be celebrating those 100 years. The interdenominational camp will ...