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  • Mid-Plains CC celebrates new location, dedication to education

    ■ Mid-Plains christens new facility; bachelor degrees now available.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A large crowd gathered at the new Mid-Plains Community College Imperial Extended Campus building Friday to celebrate, among other things, a new f...
  • Driver’s license renewals to be back in place in August

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Those Chase County residents wishing to renew their driver’s licenses over the past two weeks have been frustrated. Due to the implementation of a new driver licensing system, and a power “blip,” the transition ...
  • Sen. Christensen to appear on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ show

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th District, was scheduled to appear on Fox News Wednesday, July 29 with Sean Hannity. The program airs locally beginning at 7 p.m. MT. Christensen said he wi...
  • Secondhand, Mexican import store opens on Broadway

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Eli Perez has opened Crazy Jake’s in the former Fitness Zone building at 527 Broadway Street in Imperial. The store features secondhand items, including those on consignment, and Mexican imports such as bowls, hats,...
  • Are you feeding your soil?

    By Claudis StevensonResource Conservationist Use of cover crops in farming systems to improve soil fertility will be the major topic of the Aug. 7 farm tour at the Dennis Demmel farm north of Grant in Perkins County. The event will start at 1:30 p.m. with...
  • Credit Union celebrating 10 years in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial Credit Union has been established at 517 Broadway for 10 years, so it’s time for a celebration. From Aug. 3-7 the branch of the Holyoke (Colo.) Credit Union will have daily refreshments and free giveaways f...
  • Use of cover crop topic of farm tour

    Use of cover crops in farming systems to improve soil fertility will be the major topic of the Aug. 7 farm tour at the Dennis Demmel farm north of Grant in Perkins County. The event will start at 1:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 1 p.m. The tour is...
  • Deadline for Cooperative Conservation Partnership initiative extended

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is extending the application deadline to Friday for landowners in the western two-thirds of Nebraska who wish to apply for funds to control invasive plants. “This has been a short notice sign-up and...
  • School’s hot lunch prices rising; two new vans purchased

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After the 2008-09 year concluded, Chase County Schools lost about $9,000 between its beginning and ending hot lunch program fund balances. Since the number of students who ate lunch last year was steady, much of the d...
  • Wauneta loses a landmark in Thursday morning blaze

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze When Merlin Marquart talks about the fire that destroyed a Wauneta landmark he owned for just under a year, the retired schoolteacher forces himself to fight back tears. “I’ve never had anything like this happen and I h...
  • Swimmers earn medals at finale

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican A total of 25 swimmers from Imperial earned medals at the July 18 championship meet held in Lexington. The meet was the finale for the 2009 swim season. An estimated 700 swimmers competed in the meet. In order to m...
  • Crush defeats Kimball, completes regular season this weekend

    District tournament set for Imperial Aug. 8-9 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial Crush improved their record to 3-4 with a 19-6 win over Kimball in action there Sunday. The Crush sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning but could...
  • Sheriff asks: Do you recognize this hat?

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Last week Chase County Sheriff Tim Sutherland announced he was seeking help in trying to identify the man that broke into a home in southwest Wauneta in the early morning hours of Monday, July 20. The intruder gained access ...
  • State monitoring mosquitos for West Nile; first case reported

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The first case of West Nile virus in Nebraska this year has been reported in a woman in her forties who lives in the south central part of the state, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Resources ...
  • Summer reading program closes the book

    It was a very good July for the Lied Imperial Public Library’s summer reading program. About 50 children from three-year olds to those entering grades 1-6 participated this year, according to Director Beth Falla. Lisa Fortkamp spearheaded the project,...
  • Lions bringing Mobile Screening Unit to Chase County Fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Free health screenings will be provided by the Nebraska Lions Foundation’s Mobile Screening Unit (MSU) two days during the Chase County Fair. The colorful MSU will be on the fairgrounds Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. ...
  • Foundation receives donation

    The Life Enhancement Fund for Imperial Manor/Parkview-Heights has received a $500 donation from Rural Health Development (RHD), the management company for the facility. Roger Petrik, right, vice president for RHD, presented the check Monday to, from left,...
  • Deadline Friday for fair photography contest

    Friday is the deadline for acceptance of entries in this year’s Chase County Fair Open Photography Contest. Entries are limited to one photo per class at a $5 fee. Classes are in color, black and white, and enhanced photo. An entry form must accompany e...
  • New marshal named for parade

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Lifelong farmer Henry Meeske of Imperial has been named the grand marshal for the Chase County Fair parade. He replaces Raymond Maxfield of Wauneta, who has been ill. Meeske, 95, was the son of homesteaders August and...
  • Talent contest announces trip prize locations

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The deadline is approaching for the “Got Talent?” contest at the Chase County Fair. The deadline to apply is Aug. 10, with the contest to be held Aug. 13. Sponsored by 102.9 KADL, High Plains Radio and Chase Count...

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