Imperial police taking part in Drug Take Back Day Saturday
Area residents with expired or unused medications, as well as Epi-pen injectors, will be able to dispose of them this Saturday as the Imperial Police Department (IPD) takes part in Drug Take Back Day.
Sgt. Chad Ostmeyer said an officer will be at the IPD office at 637 Broadway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday. The drugs and Epi-pens collected here will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for incineration, he said.
Now in its 17th year, Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day is a nationwide effort. The DEA-led program hopes to reduce the potential misuse and abuse of drugs, including opioids, by taking them in at a safe location.
Ostmeyer said they will not accept used needles at the Drug Take Back Day.
Mother’s Day photo deadline is May 3
The “My Mom and Me” photo contest is almost here. Deadline for submissions of photos and information is Friday, May 3.
The Imperial Republican Mother’s Day photo contest rules require a jpeg photo format if emailing. Phone photos will not be accepted.
Photos will be judged on picture quality and creativity.
Only one entry per photographer is allowed, and the contest is open to all ages. Mothers in the entered photos must be a resident of Imperial, Enders, Champion, Lamar or surrounding area.
The top two winners will receive subscriptions to a Johnson Publications newspaper of their choice.
Submit photo and information to: Mother’s Day Photo Contest, Imperial Republican, P.O. Box 727, Imperial, NE 69033 or email to adrep@jpi papers.com.
spring weather arrives
A look at the past week’s temperature readings has provided something the area hasn’t seen much of yet—normal spring weather.
Except for one day with an 87 degree high, most temperatures last week were in the high 50s and 60s, with no moisture recorded.
Daily high and low temperatures: April 17—65 and 35; April 18—58 and 27; April 19—75 and 28; April 20—87 and 47; April 21—69 and 43; April 22—61 and 27; April 23—68 and 27.