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Imperial firefighters accept a $5,000 check which represents the funds contributed to the pictured rope rescue equipment. Funding the project were the Imperial Rotary Club and the Imperial Community Foundation Fund. Firemen pictured at the right are Kelsey Weiss, Aaron Greene, Fay Hiykel and Chief Doug Mitchell. Young Rotary guest, Gianna Reeves, holds the left corner of the check. Pictured front row from left, are Matilda Malcolm, Rotary student guest from Palisade; Rotarians Angie Swanson, Melisa Owens, Jane Moreland and Ashley Exum. Rotarians, back row from left, are Eric Haider, Lori Pankonin, Don Newman, Clay Owens and Brad Foote. Moreland and Pankonin also represent the community foundation. (Johnson Publications photo)

Group effort results in new rope rescue equipment for fire dept.

Combined efforts of the Imperial Rotary Club, Imperial Community Foundation Fund and the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department have resulted in new quality rope rescue equipment for the fire departmen

Art and Eleanor Wagner of Imperial recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. They were married on Feb. 5, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church. (Johnson Publications photo)

Tondarae and Casey Francis were married on Jan. 19, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church and make their home in Imperial. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longtime lovebirds share advice

February has long been celebrated as the month of romance. Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated each year on Feb. 14.

The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) received a donation of $1,000 from Bayer Crop Science as part of an award to Ernie Heskett. Receiving the check from left are Jon Kuskie, Curt Uebele, Shawn Tjaden, Scott Way, Heskett, IVFD Chief Doug Mitchell, Daryl Sharp and Rick Elliott. (Courtesy photo)

Heskett presented with veteran farmer award

    Ernie Heskett of Imperial was presented with the Bayer Crop Science Outstanding Veteran Farmer Award.

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