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  • Pumping shut down on Rock Creek project

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican After two years of pumping to help meet compact compliance with Kansas, pumping on the Rock Creek augmentation project in southwest Dundy County has shut down.      Upper Republican Natural Resources District (UR...
  • Trailers in mobile home parks will get annual inspections before licensing

    ■ Senior services board back in place; members appointed. PAGE A7.Owners will be charged annual fee per number of lotsBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Now that mobile home parks in Imperial will receive annual inspections in order to be licensed, t...
  • First baby of year born at CCCH

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Looking more like a Valentine baby than the the first baby of the new year at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) in Imperial, little Rylan RuthAnn Elaine Wicklund posed for pictures last Friday, two days after s...
  • New building should be ready for 2015 fair

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze After months of wondering, Chase County Commissioners and fair board members moved ahead with a plan for a new building on the fairgrounds during the Jan. 27 meeting of the commissioners. Ryan Stromberger, Chad Oxford and ...
  • Community foundation leaders participate in regional training

    By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Last Thursday community foundation leaders from several communities in southwest Nebraska met in Imperial to participate in a peer learning session hosted by the Nebraska Community Foundation. Representatives from ...
  • Two Chase County groups will be among performers at Monday’s Show Choir Festival

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Eleven schools from western Nebraska will be represented with one or more groups at Monday’s Show Choir Festival in Imperial at the school auditorium. Among the groups will be Chase County’s 9th St. Singers and ju...
  • Priority will be given to CSP applicants who file by Feb. 27

    U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has $100 million available this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). CSP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to help ...
  • Farm Bill decision tools training available

    Farmers and landowners may still be confused about which 2014 Farm Bill program to elect. Farm owners and operators have two web-based decision tools to use to make that selection. Farmers may come to the Imperial Library Feb. 16 from 1-4 p.m. for assist...
  • Fire weather workshop will help make prescribed burns successful

    Landowners can learn how weather impacts the success of prescribed fires at upcoming workshops in Nebraska, one of which will be in North Platte. National Weather Service meteorologists will discuss elements of fire weather, how to obtain a fire weather f...
  • Nebraska State Fair Board gains two new members; one replaces Dan Kunnemann

    Nebraska State Fair Board member elections were held during the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers convention in Kearney earlier this month. According to State Fair executive director, Joseph McDermott, “We’re losing two of the best in Dan Kunneman...
  • Putting senior services board back in place a good thing

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor All of the paperwork and voting are done, placing a senior services board back in operation in Imperial. The board, which hasn’t been in operation since shortly after Rural Health Development (RHD) to...
  • Senior services board back in place; members appointed

    ■ Trailers in mobile home parks will get annual inspections before licensing. PAGE A1.By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A five-member board is now in place to provide additional oversight of Imperial’s senior care facilities—the Imperial Manor, ...
  • Russ Fitzke makes miracle recovery after 16-foot fall

    Medical staff claims it’s nothing short of a miracle that Russ Fitzke fared so well after falling 16 feet from a forklift Sunday afternoon, landing on cement. Although he’s uncomfortable with a fractured skull, six broken ribs in back, two broken rib...
  • OID team takes first in tournament

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It was a big tournament, but the Chase County Schools Oral Interpretation of Drama team wasn’t fazed. The team took first place at the Perkins County Speech Tournament Saturday. The team, consisting of Mitsy Cardoso...
  • Boys avenge Bridgeport loss, add win over Haxtun

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Chase County Longhorns avenged one of their five losses Friday night, defeating the 14-4 Bridgeport Bulldogs 55-47 on the Longhorns’ home court. The Bulldogs derailed the Longhorns’ hopes for an SPVA titl...
  • Wrestling team fourth at Medicine Valley tourney with two champions

    By Alan CarmanThe Imperial Republican The Chase County wrestling team had the best finish of the year at Medicine Valley Saturday. In a field of 18 teams, the Longhorns placed fourth. The Longhorns mustered seven top four finishers out of the 10 vars...
  • High school boys’ bowling team headed to state tourney

    Lincoln alleys hosting state finals Feb. 14-15By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Finishing second as a team at last weekend’s district competition, the high school boys’ team from Chase County qualified for the state bowling tournament. Wisner/Pilg...
  • Lady Longhorns even record at 9-9

    Chase County has won six of last seven gamesBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Since Jan. 15, the Chase County girls’ team has won six of the seven basketball games they have played. That represents two-thirds of the wins on the Lady Longhorns’ 9-9...
  • Shorthorn boys capture tourney championship in Sutherland

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican After sweeping Sutherland’s teams a week earlier in Imperial, the Chase County junior high boys’ basketball team traveled to Sutherland Jan. 26-27 and won the annual two-day tournament there. Chase County’s A te...
  • Minor injuries in cow/pickup accident

    Two people were treated and released from Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) following a collision between a pickup and a heifer Jan. 29. About 6 p.m. a pickup pulling an enclosed trailer driven by Shelly Kayton of Palisade hit a heifer owned by Wayne...