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  • Chase County Clinic to offer sports physicals July 21, 28

    The Chase County Clinic in downtown Wauneta will be providing athletic physicals from 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT to 8 p.m. MT/9 p.m. CT on Tuesday, July 28. A $20 payment is due at time of service and insurance will not be filed. All high school students who wan...
  • Wauneta swim lessons to run July 20-31

    The Wauneta pool will be hosting swim lessons on Monday, July 20, through Friday, July 31. Classes are scheduled as follows: Level 6, 9-9:30 a.m.; Level 5, 9:30-10 a.m.; Level 4, 10-10:30 a.m.; Level 3, 10:30-11 a.m.; Level 2, 11-11:30 a.m.; and Level 1, ...
  • Imperial blasted by storms on two successive nights

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   After getting battered by hail up to golf-ball size Thursday night, Imperial residents spent much of Saturday cleaning up from a Friday night storm accentuated by winds estimated at 80 mph. Friday night’...
  • Wauneta Methodist Church to host bible school

      The Wauneta United Methodist Church will be hosting “Son Rock Kids Camp” where kids build their lives on the rock: Jesus! Monday-Thursday, July 27-30. The Vacation Bible School will be held evenings from 5-7 p.m. and will offer Bible stories, c...
  • Town population in five-county area averages double-digit decline since 2000

    With just less than nine months until the start of the 2010 Census on April 1, population estimates released by the Census Bureau show downward trend in rural population.  In fact, of the 13 incorporated cities and villages in the five-county area sur...
  • USDA program offers opportunities to develop renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements

    USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for loans and grants under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses purchase renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements...
  • Human/tree relationship critical for trees to thrive

    “If we want to have trees in our communities, we have also to recognize that we are part of the community of the tree,” said Jack Phillips, consulting arborist. “Our lives are intertwined.” During a seminar on tree care, Phillips discussed the...
  • Participate in new fair events

    Two new events have been added to the Chase County Fair’s lineup this year. Both are guaranteed to draw crowds. “Got Talent?” will be held Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. in the open air pavillion. The talent show is open to all ages, and “anything goes,” ...
  • Hospital receives redesignation as trauma center

    In 2005, Chase County Community Hospital was designated as a Level IV (Basic) Emergency Trauma Site as part of the Nebraska Statewide Trauma System.  To receive this designation, a hospital, along with county emergency medical services must meet certain...
  • Volunteers and financial contributions needed to help Red Cross fulfill its mission

    More volunteer workers and increased financial contributions are needed to help Mid-Plains Red Cross fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross in a 14-county area of West Central and Southwestern Nebraska, according to a spokesperson for the organiza...
  • Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance warning consumers about loan scam

    The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance is issuing a warning of a scam targeting consumers who need to borrow money.  A company calling itself Hillsboro Financial Group, which lists its address as 4060 Vinton Street, Suite 4, Omaha, NE, offers pe...
  • July 31 is deadline for ‘Images of Nebraska’ photo contest

    Calling all amateur photographers: Join in the celebration and artistry of Nebraska by submitting a photograph to the “Images of Nebraska” photo contest sponsored by the Chase County Hospital Foundation and Chase County Community Hospital.  Deadli...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Celebrating multiple cultures, tastes

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta   We have pot luck dinners the first Sunday of the month when Randy Hayes has services at the nursing home. I keep telling the ladies to bring me recipes and guess what . . . Margene brought this one from a friend of her son i...
  • Fair musical changed, rehearsals in progress

    Tickets for the Chase County Fair’s musical have been printed, but the name has been changed. Instead of “Big River,” the Imperial Community Players will be presenting “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” The change was made, according to Director Jerem...
  • Dave Ja Vu: OMG, IDK

    Acronyms are in. Since the advent of the cell phone text message, acronyms have staged a huge comeback, probably bigger than narcissism itself, as thumb-bumblers all over the United States try to make their point without having to push too many of thos...
  • Wheat harvest, the Fourth of July and homemade ice cream

    Editor’s note: Wauneta native Rita Miller Manlove of Mesa, Ariz., shares online messages with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren through a blog dubbed Grandma Rita’s Ramblings. She often writes of her memories of growing up on the fa...
  • Dems in ‘Big Red’ state have uphill climb

    Democrats are hoping state Sen. Tom White will make a move from the Unicameral to the Congress in 2010. Although his final decision won’t be made until July,  White has strongly indicated of late that he will take on six-term Republican Lee Terry in...
  • Wauneta, Palisade firemen among attendees at fire school in Grand Island

    About 1,500 people from Nebraska and several other states attended the 72nd annual Nebraska State Fire School May 15-17 in Grand Island. The event was offered by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association in cooperation with Fonner Park and ...
  • NDA announces results of first week of TB testing

    Nebraska Director of Agriculture (NDA) Greg Ibach today announced the results of the first week of testing in the ongoing bovine tuberculosis (TB) case.  All TB test results were negative on the approximately 1,700 head of cattle tested during the week ...
  • Watch cattle for heat stress in summer’s heat

    With summer just starting and temperatures already hitting 100 degrees, cattle producers need to take steps to ward off heat stress in their herds, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln beef specialist said. Late spring 80-degree days with abundant rain are...