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Imperial Bomgaars store set for Monday opening PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

Three months ago, Imperial lost its ALCO Store at the southeast edge of the city. It was one of hundreds of stores closed across the country.
But anyone who’s been by the corner of Highways 6/61 in recent weeks realizes a new retail store at the same site is on the verge of opening.
Janelle Read, manager of the new Bomgaars store to open at that location, announced the Imperial store will open its doors Monday at 8 a.m.
“We are excited to be here and excited to get the doors open,” Read said Wednesday.
She said they are anticipating quite a big rush Monday, based on interest they’ve seen the past few weeks.
“There have been quite a few people stopping by asking when we are opening,” she said.
Since ALCO closed Jan. 31, preparations for new Bomgaars here started.
The entire interior was repainted, the floors stripped and cleaned and new cement laid to the east of the building for its fencing yard.
Read said they were able to utilize all of the display shelving ALCO used, but brought in additional shelves, as well.
This past week in preparation for the opening, Read said employees have been getting out the last products for the shelves.
“We’re getting it ready for shopping,” she said.
In addition to manager Read and Asst. Manager Nicki Sailors, there are 16 other employees working at the store. They are split about half full-time and half part-time, Read said.
Bomgaars offers a wide range of products including tools, automotive, paint, hardware, animal feed, farm supplies, some household items, clothing, toys, pet products, hunting equipment/items, seasonal items and a greenhouse.
Read noted they strongly support 4-H. The store offers 10 percent discounts to 4-H youths on purchases for their 4-H animals.
Store hours are Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Imperial Bomgaars will celebrate with a big Grand Opening, Read said, on June 2.

Scott’s Pump Service planning for June 1 opening PDF Print E-mail

Construction started April 20 on a new wood-framed steel building going up in the southeast corner of the Cornerstone property for Scott’s Pump Service, a new business in Imperial that owner Scott Moser hopes to have operating by June 1. On Monday, a worker with Cleary Building Corp., of Scottsbluff was up high on the building which will house the company’s office and shop. Moser said that steel would be going on the structure mid-week and concrete pouring is set to start May 11. The business drills water wells for agricultural use and repairs and installs pumps and motors. Moser also purchased the lot south of the one on which the office/shop building is being built. (Republican photo)

Andersons purchase tree service PDF Print E-mail

By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

Heidi and Jason Anderson of Enders purchased Triple J Tree Service of Holyoke, Colo. April 18. Their 5 Star Tree Service LLC will offer tree trimming and tree/stump removal within a 60-mile radius.
Heidi Anderson said purchasing the business was a logical step. The couple also owns Anderson Fencing and Seamless Gutters, several rental properties and A+ Properties.
Purchasing a tree service, she said, allows them to work in the winter when they aren’t building fence. “It’s a good addition to the businesses we already have,” she added.
At present Alex Marshall is a full-time employee. Temporary help may be hired for larger jobs, she said.
The businesses operate from the Anderson home. “We’re getting ready to put up a building,” she noted.
5 Star Tree Service LLC is fully insured.
Jason may be contacted at 308-883-1078 and Heidi may be contacted at 308-883-1079.

SourceGas reminds customers to call 811 before any digging PDF Print E-mail

Before taking on an outdoor digging project, SourceGas reminds homeowners and contractors to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked.
“It’s a safety issue and it’s the law,” said Theresa Donnelly, SourceGas spokesperson.
“When an underground utility line is damaged or struck it creates the potential for a dangerous situation that could result in injury,” she said.
State laws require property owners to locate all underground lines prior to digging by calling 811 a few days before starting a project. Upon calling 811, a call center operator will communicate the caller’s request to local utility companies, and all applicable companies—like SourceGas—will send service workers to visit the site and mark the location of utility lines.
This service is free, fast and can help prevent bodily harm and expenses including repair costs and fines. Property owners do not have to be present when lines are located.
Additionally, if a contractor has been hired to perform work that will require digging, property owners should confirm that a call has been made to 811 and should not allow work to begin until lines are marked.
According to the Common Ground Alliance (CGA), an underground utility line is damaged every six minutes in the U.S. due to homeowner digging without first calling 811 to have lines marked.
April is National Safe Digging Month and SourceGas is partnering with CGA to help build awareness about this important practice. Customers can find out more about the importance of calling before you dig, read frequently asked questions and learn what the various colors of paint or flags used to locate lines mean at


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