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  • Pea crop meeting expectations

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican What started out as a 140-acre experiment growing peas last year to a 1,000-acre all-in plunge this year, peas may have found a place in the dryland rotation on the Meeske brothers’ farm. Last week, Karl Meeske b...
  • Special meeting set to fill empty city council seat

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Three council members who continue to serve will meet with Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman on Friday, July 31, to consider his appointment to the city council. The special meeting will convene at 7 p.m. July 31 when Col...
  • Combine lost in Tuesday fire

    An International Harvester combine was lost in a fire Tuesday afternoon in a field being harvested by Chris Pursley, five miles south of Enders. The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) got the call about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Seeing smoke as they pulled ...
  • Briefs

    Bloodmobile almost reaches 103-unit goalA total of 100 units of blood were donated at the recent American Red Cross Bloodmobile in Imperial.Held July 16 at the Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, the goal had been 103 units of blood.Organizer Emma Mollendor ...
  • Dirk Greene retires after 38 years with NE Game & Parks

    Imperial’s Dirk Greene knows he’s had a great job. After 38 years with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, 36 of them as game warden (also known as conservation officer), he retired on July 1. “It was the answer to prayer to get this job in t...
  • New fair building nears completion

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze Though there weren’t flowers in the pots on July 1, the new Chase County Fair Expo building should be finished this week. Rockwell Construction of Wray, Colo., oversaw the project with Koellner Construction beginning di...
  • Rev up for Poker Run

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Fill that vehicle or motorcycle with gas and climb on the Mayor’s Charity Poker Run. Organized by Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman, the Run begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the city office. Coleman said the route this ...
  • Farmer’s Market each Saturday

    The first Farmer’s Market of the season kicked off Saturday morning in Imperial along Broadway St. While the number of sellers was light for the first week, as produce matures the variety of items for sale will increase. Participating last Saturday, abo...
  • New intern working at NRCS

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican An internship at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will lead to employment by that government service in the future. That’s why Luther Thompson is part of the Nebraska NRCS Pathways Internship Program ...
  • Bremmer’s Grain Goat aims to save producers time on moisture tests

    From a single seed of an idea an acre of innovation can grow. For Martin Bremmer of Venango, an idea he had in the 1980s has now grown into a potentially huge idea that he hopes will revolutionize agriculture. A self-proclaimed “city boy” who spent t...
  • Imperial can take pride in support for Hear Nebraska

    By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican Imperial has done itself proud once again. Last weekend, Imperial played host to the kickoff concert for Hear Nebraska’s nine-day Good Living Tour across Nebraska. And as a gracious host, Imperial not only turn...
  • Superintendent lists goals, priorities at first board meeting

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While there was a long list of agenda items on the CCS board of education’s July 14 meeting, new Supt. Joel Lefdal made quick work of the section for his report. The two and a half page agenda was covered in a littl...
  • Disc Golf new in town

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Visitors to Campbell Park in Imperial may notice that some trees have large wooden numbers tacked to them. The newest sport in town is Disc Golf. Chase County Schools Superintendent Joey Lefdal has played disc golf fo...
  • Senior Legion begins area tournament Friday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial’s Senior Legion baseball team will take a 2-10 regular season mark into the C7 area tournament at Alma that runs from July 24-28. Second-seeded Imperial will play in the second game of the tournament t...
  • Wauneta team top-seeded in next week’s coed softball tourney

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Wauneta Roller Mills earned the top seed in next week’s end-of-season coed softball tournament at Imperial’s Schroeder Park. The seven-team tournament has a full day Sunday, and concludes Monday night with an 8:...
  • New events, old favorites on tap at Wauneta Harvest Festival

    New this year are ventriloquist show, bike rodeo, bounce house, moreBy Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze Wauneta’s Harvest Festival kicks off tonight (Thursday) with one of many new events during the annual four-day celebration. Thursday night, the Wa...
  • New marker planted along Great Western Trail

    More markers on the Great Western Trail were installed in Madrid and near Haigler July 15. The Great Western Trail commemorates the cattle trail that extended from Texas to Canada and passed through Southwest Nebraska. The markers were installed next to ...
  • Bulls are back; Stoney LaRue to headline fair concert in Holyoke

    By Darci TomkyThe Holyoke Enterprise Friday’s country concert and Saturday’s Bulls Gone Wild event are sure to attract big crowds to the  “Summer Days and Country Ways” Phillips County Fair at the fairgrounds in Holyoke, Colo. Gates for the Frida...
  • Calling all photographers

    Do you have great photos of historical places and often overlooked historical treasures in Chase County? The Hildegard Center for the Arts of Lincoln, the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society have launched a statewide “C...
  • URNRD approves $2.5 million to study flood water diversion from South Platte

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Flooding on the South Platte River two of the last three years has generated renewed interest in the feasibility of transferring some of that excess water into the Republican River Basin. That renewed interest wa...