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  • Robert Golka back in area searching for credible evidence of 1884 event

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s become almost an annual trek back to the Midwest for a Massachusetts man bent on trying to find credible proof of a possible 1884 sighting of what some call a UFO. Robert Golka of Brockton, Mass., is here this ...
  • Time for back-to-school vaccinations

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As the school year nears, pediatricians’ offices and clinics swell with children and conscientious parents making sure their kids get back-to-school vaccinations. Getting children vaccinated and making sure their sh...
  • Two ag operations in county gain funds for irrigation engine changeover

    Haarberg Farms in Imperial and Verlon Dinnel of Enders are among 31 Nebraska recipients who have been selected to receive loans and grants to help make their operations more energy efficient. Haarberg Farms has been awarded a $12,116 grant for diesel engi...
  • East 9th Street will be open fair week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It won’t be completely finished, but all of the East 9th Street access points to the Chase County Fairgrounds will be open the week of fair, Aug. 15-22. The crew from Concrete Products, Inc., of North Platte finishe...
  • Child porn possession case bound over to district court

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A possession of child pornography case was bound over to Chase County District Court at an April 28 hearing in county court. Myron Redden, 59, of Wauneta has also been released from Chase County Jail after his bond wa...
  • Preliminary hearing set for assault suspect

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A preliminary hearing for Stuart Gordon, 22, who is in jail for allegedly stabbing a local woman, will be held in August. At a July 14 arraignment in Chase County Court, Gordon was formally charged with assault in the...
  • Fire department kept busy over hot weekend

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial firefighters suited up in some hot weather for fire calls to the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department Friday through Monday. Grass fires and a fire in hay bales called the department out numerous times those...
  • Special Olympics Torch Run passes through Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Runners from law enforcement agencies across the country paced through Imperial last Wednesday to celebrate the coming of the National Special Olympics to Lincoln this week. The national games on the University of Neb...
  • County to receive FEMA money to help with damage

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For 53 Nebraska counties, including Chase County, some good news was received late last week. Federal disaster aid will be made available to the state of Nebraska to supplement the rebuilding of public property damage...
  • School policy addition will regulate movies shown in class, at activities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Unlike the previous three school board meetings, there was little discussion last Tuesday on an addition to a Chase County Schools’ policy dealing with movies shown in classrooms and any school-sponsored activity. S...
  • Council is pondering electric rate increases

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As the summer temperatures rise outdoors, so do electric customers’ utility bills. That’s a given when a home or business needs to use more electricity for such necessities as air conditioning. Unfortunately, the ...
  • Stimulus money to purchase handicapped accessible playground equipment

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members voted to utilize federal stimulus money to install new playground equipment that will be handicapped accessible. The vote came at the July 13 school board meeting, which also included action on se...
  • Wheat harvest finally getting underway

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Typically by mid-July, the combine’s already parked and the wheat harvest is in the bin. But then when is anything that has to do with farming typical? This year’s wheat harvest has been delayed much later tha...
  • NRD plans to use LB 701 funds in new budget instead of property taxes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will not ask for property taxes for their 2010-11 budget. That means more than $1 million collected as a special levy under LB 701 will go back into the pocke...
  • Business owner not happy with water problems at city’s east edge

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s been a year of unusually heavy rainfall, with nearly 10 inches of moisture recorded  in Imperial since the first of June. But Tim May, who owns Frenchman Valley Produce at the southeast edge of town, believes ...
  • Pool fills up with water, swimmers

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Following delays, repairs, a sanitary issue and frustration, the Imperial pool seems to be open for the season now. The pool reopened July 6 and has been serving about 100 swimmers per day, according to pool staff. O...
  • Harchelroad’s sets up body shop off-site

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When fire destroyed their building last fall, Harchelroad Motors also lost their in-house paint and body shop. Without a paint shop, they couldn’t do their own work on vehicles. They were able to do body work in...
  • Man remains jailed on stabbing incident

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Stuart Gordon, 22, remains in the Chase County Jail this week, after his July 7 arrest in Imperial on first degree assault with a deadly weapon. A $100,000 bond was set a few hours after his arrest  last week followi...
  • Ag Safety Day hosts 113 for day of learning

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Chase County’s Progressive Ag Farm Safety Day hosted 113 youths Monday for a day of learning that may save some lives some day. That was the goal of the event, said coordinator Chris Tomky. She said children learn...
  • Health department urges radon testing

    By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze Most people know about the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to radon—particularly its danger for causing lung cancer. Instead of sitting idly by, the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is doing so...

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