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  • Project for 100th day of school a boon for pantry

    The goal was 100 items for the Chase County Food Pantry as a second grade class project to celebrate the 100th day of school, which arrived last Friday. By the time the class delivered the food items this week, their donations had grown to 140 food items....
  • Fanning’s annual machinery auction moves to new site

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze The folks at Fanning Auction Service are busy getting ready for the annual Wauneta Machinery Auction. The auction, which has been held in Wauneta since 2000, will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at a new location nor...
  • Three of senator’s new bills explained

    By Mark ChristensenState Sen. 44th District This past week has been consumed with half of the day in session and another half involved in committee hearings. Amongst all the hustle and bustle of the Legislature, I have managed to introduce 12 new bills i...
  • Longer days mean less time for night viewing

    By Vernon Whetstone, BenkelmanAmateur Astronomerthestargeezer@gmail.com It has been a little over a month since the winter solstice, the beginning of winter, when the sun reached its most southern point of the year and started moving back north. Since tha...
  • Bids to be let for augmentation pipeline

    Bid opening expected in early March By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District voted to let bids for a 20,000-foot pipeline to augment water flows in the Republican River. Engineer Chris Miller o...
  • 20-plus vendors lined up for Chamber’s ag technology fair

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 20 vendors who serve the ag industry will be on hand today (Thursday) to visit with farmers at the Imperial Chamber’s 4th annual Ag Technology Fair. The event will be held at the St. Patrick’s paris...
  • Game & Parks approves Champion Mill transfer

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican During a regular meeting Friday the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) members approved the transfer of ownership of Champion Mill State Historical Park and State Recreation Area (SRA) to Chase County, pending ...
  • Influenza cases showing up here

    Several CCS students have lab-confirmed flu, says school nurse By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Several lab-diagnosed cases of influenza have Chase County Schools’ students at home this week or just returning to class. School Nurse Angie Paisley s...
  • Lucky couples to attend Valentine dinner

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Area residents have the chance to be chosen to participate in an Imperial Chamber of Commerce Valentine’s dinner Feb. 11. The event is called Roll Out the Red Carpet, and is a first-time event. Four couples’ names...
  • Back-to-back Bloodmobiles successful; both over goals

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two American Red Cross Bloodmobiles held in Imperial Jan. 18-19 both met their quotas. The one at Chase County Schools (CCS) netted 70 units of blood, over the 60-unit goal, while the one the next day at Zion Lutheran...
  • Fathers invited to breakfast at school

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Doughnuts for Dads, a Chase County Schools Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)-sponsored event, is scheduled for Jan. 31. The idea, according to elementary principal Pat Lane, is “for kids to get their dads to come to...
  • Supt. Matt Fisher interviewing for positions in Broken Bow, Grand Island

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican CCS Supt. Matt Fisher is in the running for superintendent of schools positions at Grand Island Northwest and Broken Bow. In an interview Wednesday morning, Fisher said he felt this was a good opportunity and “time ...
  • Sign-up for new acreage retirement program now open through Feb. 3

    Farmers and landowners in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will have to act quickly if they want to participate in a program that provides substantial payments for permanently retiring irrigated ground. The deadline to apply for th...
  • Candidate filing deadlines near; no activity so far in Chase County

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican State and local officials are issuing reminders to potential candidates that filing deadlines are near for the May 15 Primary Election. The deadline for incumbents is Feb. 15, while the deadline for non-incumbents is ...
  • New voice at KADL

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Tuning in to KADL, the radio station that features local coverage, you’ll hear a new, enthusiastic voice on the air. Kuper (Coo-per) Jones is the new news and sports director. The 28-year-old began working two weeks...
  • 2012 pesticide training set; first one in Imperial

    Dates and locations have been set for the 2012 Pesticide Safety Education sessions. The first session begins Feb. 13 in Imperial. These meetings will maintain licensing for the Private Pesticide Applicator’s license, and are intended for either renewal...
  • Grosbach elected to FSA county committee

    Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss announced that county committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the results are in. Duane Grosbach of Enders was elected to represent LAA # 1.   Elected county commi...
  • No-till, cover crops are workshop focus in Holyoke

    Are you interested in cover crops but feel overwhelmed by the many choices and methods? Do you wonder how you can “afford” to grow another dryland crop instead of letting the ground sit fallow? Do you use a chemical fallow method or till every third o...
  • Chemigation training at three southwest Nebraska sites

    Chemigation trainings will take place across southwest Nebraska at Imperial on Feb 27 at 1:30 p.m. MT and 7 p.m. MT at the fairgrounds, Stratton on March 20 at 1 p.m. CT at the VM Hall and in McCook March 13 at 1 p.m. at the community building on the fair...
  • Heart Month nears; take care of yours

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News EditorIsn’t it funny that, as we age, we seem to become more interested in our health? And, we also talk about it more? That’s certainly true in my corner of the world, since about a year ago, I was put on ...