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  • Fair’s photo contest sees some changes this year

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   One of the popular events at the Chase County Fair each year is the open photo contest. Plans are to have the contest again this year, with sponsorships from four local businesses, but it comes with a few chan...
  • Extension agent offers tips for taking care of hail-damaged trees

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   When ping-pong sized hail pounded Chase County June 19, a lot of leaves littered the streets and road. Crews spent several days sweeping up the resulting mush. Then it was time to take a good look into those t...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Explore contentment, but beware the barbed wire

    I can taste warmth. On my tongue and in my chest. Like 100 percent whole wheat bread right out of the toaster and freshly buttered — the 62 seconds you have until it evaporates, heat releasing from its grains. The sip of coffee sliding down your esophag...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Implications of 2012 Nebraska Senate race huge for Republicans

    And then came the floods. Not just floods. We’re talking floods, which threatened eastern Nebraska’s two nuclear power plants. Now, think about the 2012 Legislature and the 2012 Senate race. Yeah, yeah, yeah. A reader might ask: “Does everything...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Latest on the flooding

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I want to provide an update on the ongoing flood response in Nebraska. Last week I submitted a request for a federal disaster declaration and it was granted immediately. The declaration covers 14 counties along th...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 5, 2011 Ownership changed at the Good Times Bar as owners Richard and LaVina Bardsley stepped down after 10 years of ownership. Audra Romine became the new owner as of July 1 with Rich Romine taking over the managerial duties...
  • Patriotic Sunday planned at museum

    On Sunday, July 3, the Chase County Historical Society will present an afternoon of patriotism. At 2 p.m., the program will begin with the presentation of colors by VFW Post 4688 of Imperial, followed by the National Anthem by Sasheena Rowley and Morayah...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    July 1—Dundy County Pre-Fair Entries Due UN-L Extension office in Dundy County. July 5—Imperial Chase County 4-H Council Meeting UN-L Extension Office in Chase County 7 p.m. MT. July 7—Benkelman Presentations Contest Benkelman Community Center 9:3...
  • Rancher’s Holiday is back

    The return of Rancher’s Holiday is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 at Bentz Valley Inc. in Chase County. Registration will begin at 12:30 pm (MDT) at one of John Maddux’s pastures, located three miles north and two miles east of Imperial, NE. Topics...
  • Nebraska receives additional Conservation Funding

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Nebraska received additional funding for natural resource conservation through several of its Farm Bill programs. This funding will go towards...
  • College notes

    Marc Klima Midland University at Fremont, Neb., is proud to release its Dean’s List and President’s List for the Spring 2011 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List have completed all course requirements and earned a grade point average of 3.5 ...
  • Amanda Johnston, Jacob Pankonin

    Amanda Johnston of Wauneta and Jacob Pankonin of Imperial would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride-elect are Nancy Jaeger of Imperial and John Johnston of Wauneta. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mr. and...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: June 24, 25 and 26

    'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Starring Johhny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane Rated PG-13 137 Minutes Movie sponsored by Tony and Jan Cribelli ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Sheriff’s Office receives grant for in-car cameras The Chase County Sheriff’s Office is receiving grant funding assistance for obtaining two in-car camera systems, according to Fred Zwonechek, administrator for the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. ...
  • Father’s Day storms unleash tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, heavy rain, flooding

    The Frenchman River west of Wauneta crested Monday night after several days of heavy rainfall across the region. The river water creeps into the yard at the Jeff and Billie Muehlenkamp home, located on the River Road west of Wauneta. (Tina Kitt | The ...
  • No job too big or too small for Hamilton Services

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   There’s no reason to worry next time your air conditioner or refrigerator goes on the fritz. Just pick up the phone and call Fred Hamilton, of Hamilton Services in Wauneta, regardless of the time of day. Hamilton...
  • New member appointed to planning commission

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Mandi Kramer of Wauneta was appointed to a post on the Wauneta Planning and Zoning Commission by members of the Wauneta Village Board. The appointment was made last week during the board’s regular monthly meeting. ...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July (excluding July 4). This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2.   June ...
  • Jaycee’s Father’s Day 3-Man Scramble ends in first-place tie

    Two teams ended play in a tie at 126 in the Jaycee’s Father’s Day 3-Man Scramble held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The two-day tournament, held June 18 and 19, drew a field of 28 teams. The team of Ron Moritz, Todd Moritz and Scott Fiedler tied wi...
  • Nebraska outdoor workshop aimed at women

    A workshop aimed at women who want to learn more outdoor skills is scheduled for this fall at the State 4-H Camp at the Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey in north-central Nebraska. The workshop is part of the Nebraska Gam...