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  • Tom Baker home after farm accident last week, still up for 2010 legislative run

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Former state senator Tom Baker was already piloting the combine again Monday after last week’s three-day stay in the intensive care ward, and is still strongly considering another run for state legislature in 2010. The fo...
  • Funding approved for Champion Lake

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Plans are being finalized for the repair of Champion Lake, following approval of funding for the project. Heavy rains in June, 2007 in Champion and along the Frenchman River that feeds the lake damaged the dam. Becau...
  • Travis Vires expecting a third tour of duty in Iraq

    Some attitude changes seen in most recent service there By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Travis Vires spent a leisurely few days in Imperial the end of June, coming back to the hometown he hadn’t visited in two and a half years. His four days he...
  • Immunization clinic, sports physicals coming July 21

    It’s time to begin thinking about sports physicals and required immunizations for the start of school this fall.The Chase County Clinic is offering a night for sports physicals in Imperial on Tuesday, July 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the clinic on West 12th...
  • Mendenhalls open Benkelman store

    The Mendenhall family opened a new NAPA store in Benkelman in early June. They purchased Checkpoint Auto Parts there and built a new building for the business located on the north end of Benkelman near the junction of Hwys. 61/34. The business is now ca...
  • SourceGas seeks Nebraska rate increase

    SourceGas Distribution LLC (SourceGas) announced last Thursday it has filed a request with the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) to increase the non-gas component of its rates to cover the increased costs associated with providing natural gas servi...
  • Center provides free guide on farm bill programs

    By Elisha Greeley SmithCenter for Rural Affairs There are many farm bill programs that offer opportunities for farmers, ranchers and aspiring farmers and ranchers. The trick is being aware of these programs and being able to comprehend them. The Center f...
  • Stimulus Bill hasn’t been so stimulating

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor Here we are, nearly five months since the touted federal stimulus bill was signed by our president. While there may be some “stimulus” in pockets around the country, the national unemployment rate i...
  • Jim Pankonin, Sr. injured in truck rollover in Colorado

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Jim Pankonin, Sr., 70, of Imperial remains in critical but stable condition in a Denver, Colo,. hospital after a truck rollover accident Wednesday, July 1. The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. some 15 miles north...
  • Angel Flight Central imperiled by Obama administration’s budget

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is lobbying against a plan by the Obama administration to change the funding of the nation’s aviation system. The AOPA issued a statement this week saying, “This w...
  • Wheat harvest finally ready to begin

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With this summer’s frequent showers, the 4th of July came and went without any wheat being cut in Chase County. That’s unusual but it’s going to change this week as the crop has continued to mature and is rea...
  • Over 200 swimmers expected here Saturday for qualifying meet

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Imperial is hosting one of three qualifying swim meets in the western part of the state this Saturday. The new pool which opened this year in Imperial helped get the meet here, said Swim Coach and Pool Manager Michell...
  • Speed camp draws more than 40 athletes

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Next week will complete six weeks of a speed camp for Chase County athletes, who are seeing the importance of summer training and conditioning. Three coaches at Chase County Schools, Dan Lenners, Al Zuege and Mike S...
  • Teeing off ‘fore’ a cause

    By Jana PribbenoThe Imperial Republican When the initial pamphlets were sent out for the first annual Logan Bauman Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for the end of June, Andy, Karla and Alyse Bauman did not realize the support from their many friends a...
  • Pee Wee I team concludes regular season with big win

    Imperial squad knocks off Paxton, who’s top-seeded in upcoming tourney By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In their final regular season game Monday night, Imperial’s Pee Wee 1 baseball team collected a 6-1 win on the road to Paxton. It was big b...
  • July 31 is deadline for ‘Images of Nebraska’ photo contest

    Calling all amateur photographers: Join in the celebration and artistry of Nebraska by submitting a photograph to the “Images of Nebraska” photo contest sponsored by the Chase County Hospital Foundation and Chase County Community Hospital. Deadline f...
  • Crush gives Haxtun team good game Sunday

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Despite giving up six runs in the first two innings, Imperial Crush stayed right with Haxtun, Colo., in an afternoon baseball game at Campbell Park Sunday. Although Imperial lost the game, 7-12, the home town team d...
  • Teams muddy up for annual volleyball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A full slate of 16 teams returned to their homes Saturday afternoon with a severe need for washing machines after the Imperial FFA’s mud volleyball tournament. The tournament, held at the fairgrounds, was organize...
  • Coach inducted into national hall of fame

    By Jan RahnThe Grant Tribune-Sentinel The high school coaching profession was exalted for the 14th time at a recent induction of 37 coaches into a hall of fame. Coach Larry Pritchett of Grant joined one other Nebraska coach to be inducted into the 2009 N...
  • Need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation

    Make an appointment to donate and help the American Red Cross maintain a stable blood supply this summer Blood donations can drop during the summer when many blood donors are vacationing. However, the need for blood is constant. Every day, 38,000 pints o...

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