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  • New, interactive community calendar up and running

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With at least 50 active organizations operating in Imperial, events being scheduled on the same date is not uncommon. And, sometimes, communication about an organization’s meeting time or special event isn’t as go...
  • Another basin in state to study water management

    The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will receive a $350,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation’s Basin Study Program to study water management options in the Niobrara River Basin.   DNR Director Brian Dunnigan said, “I am pleased tha...
  • UNL student helping news staff out fair week

    Cameras at the fair are a common site. With all of the events underway this week, the newspapers in Imperial and Wauneta will have an extra pair of hands on a camera, helping out with all of the news coverage. Tawny Burmood, a journalism student at the U...
  • Holy Toledo, it’s hot!

    The best place to be the last several days has been inside beside the air conditioner, sipping a cool drink. Starting Saturday, high temperatures crept over the 90°F mark and have hovered around there since. To make things feel just a little bit hott...
  • Bond, Kramer seek hearing on meter violations, penalties

    Five Cease & Desist Orders to be issued to another landowner By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Two landowners sanctioned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) in June for bypassing irrigation flow meters want an adjudicator...
  • Fair starts next week for its 125th run

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s just around the corner—the Chase County Fair is only days away from the start of its 125th year. Mirroring the longevity of its host community—Imper­ial—which also celebrated its 125th this summer, the...
  • No petition drive slated on hospital district formation

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Efforts to seek a reversal of the creation of a hospital district will go on hold for now. Members of the Chase County Hospital Foundation were considering a petition drive to put the issue back on the November bal...
  • NRD board members approve integrated management plan

    NRD not asking for property taxes next year By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After months of consideration, the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board finally gave approval to an integrated management plan (IMP) agreeable to the...
  • Familiar face, laugh returns to Chase County medicine

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican You’re walking down the hall in Chase County Community Hospital and you hear a cheery laugh. It sounds famiiar. It is, because Annette Kasselman, a floor nurse at the hospital from 2003-04, is back. She is in traini...
  • Leibbrandt’s sweet corn season takes new twist

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Three youths have been injured in the past five years during the annual FFA mud volleyball tournament on the Fourth of July. However, none was more affected than 19-year old Paula Leibbrandt, who received a cut during...
  • All streets will be open during fair

    Contractor will be moving to East 12th this week or next By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As the traffic builds around the Chase County fairgrounds in anticipation of the fair next week, city officials are aware that keeping the streets open is impo...
  • Future of melodramas, musicals here up in air

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Due to a lack of interest, this year’s fair musical, to have been “The Fantastiks,” has been cancelled. That announcement was made by Imperial Community Player s President Jeremy Vlasin in a “letter to the ed...
  • Irrigation study aided by today’s technology

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Technology plays a key role in the study of irrigation water use in a five-acre demonstration corn plot southeast of Imperial. This marks the first year of what will be a multi-year study to collect data to help ...
  • ‘Buy in July’ ticket promo boosts sales last week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Fair’s “Buy in July” promotion gave a big boost to ticket sales for the Friday and Saturday night grandstand shows. The promo, which ended Sunday, gave a $10 per-ticket discount for buying 10 or...
  • Mueller’s petition effort for sheriff’s ballot nearing goal

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Kevin Mueller’s effort to gather the needed signatures for a run for Chase County Sheriff is nearing its goal, he said Monday. Mueller, currently Keith County Sheriff, said a check with his petition circulators in t...
  • Persistence, faith prevail in search for lost wedding ring

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Who would have thought a lost wedding ring in Enders Lake would be found six days later? It seemed like a long shot, but with some persistence, faith and a lot of prayers Derek and Amber Russell of Imperial did just t...
  • Week brings another inch of rain; July ends with nearly three

    Summer rain totals very similar when comparing 2009, 2010By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This summer is mirroring the summer of 2009, when looking at the higher-than-usual moisture totals. As July came to an end last week, the rainfall from May, J...
  • Humidity prompts mold scare in school building

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican What looked like mold in more than one area of the carpeting at Chase County Schools turned out to be just a scare this week. After a review by a professional in mold removal,  mold was ruled out. School Supt. Matt F...
  • Home business group bands together for marketing support

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It was their first appearance as a group. The Home-Based Entrepreneurship of Southwest Nebraska filled booths at last weekend’s Wauneta Harvest Fest. They were marketing items from quilting to food to home decoratin...
  • Corn explodes with the heat, irrigation

    Corn likes plenty of hot weather and that’s what it’s been getting lately as temperatures in the 90s and low 100s have been prevalent in recent weeks. As a result, this year’s crop has just shot up over the last 14-21 days. Despite some rain, the ...

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