Heat, rain didn’t stop the fun at this year’s Harvest Festival

Heat, rain didn’t stop the fun at this year’s Harvest Festival

Southwest Public Power District had a total of three entries in this year’s Harvest Fest parade, where the business served as Grand Marshals. Here, on the lead float, from front left, General Manager Curtis Kayton, and Board Members Kevin Fornoff, Clint Schafer, from back left, Board President Bob Romine, and Board Members Steve Leibbrandt and Kenny Ham wave to the crowd as the float moves along the parade route. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The W...

Harvest Fest starts today

Harvest Fest starts today

New this year–Ventriloquist show, bike rodeo, bounce house, toddler trot and baby crawl   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s Harvest Festival kicks off tonight (Thursday) with one of many new events during the four-day celebration. Tonight, the Wauneta Chamber is hosting a family friendly comedy ventriloquism act at the Chateau Theatre. The show will feature comedy ventriloquism, singing and voices including performances with Francis’ “puppet...

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Dirk Greene retires after 38 years with Game & Parks

Dirk Greene retires after 38 years with Game & Parks

Dirk Greene of Imperial has retired as game warden with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission after 38 years. (Republican photo)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial’s...

Coed softball league tournament to begin, Wauneta Roller Mills top seed

Brackets have been released for the upcoming coed softball league tournament in Imperial. Wauneta Roller Mills earned the number one seed and received a first round bye. Games kick off Sunday at...

Wauneta places second best host community in BRAN 35 riders vote

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Organizers of Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) announced the top two host communities for BRAN 35, completed in early June. Wauneta came in second...

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Winners named in Champa’s Harvest Fest digital photo contest

Winners named in Champa’s Harvest Fest digital photo contest

Courtesy Photos Above, “Boots on Car” by Penny Zadina took first place for People’s Choice in the automobile category during Champa Group’s digital photo contest. Below, “Pivot” by Lisa...

As Chase County Fair draws near, ticket sale changes occur

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   With little over a week to go before the Chase County Fair begins Aug. 9, the public should be aware of some changes in ordering tickets. First, as of...

Heat, rain didn’t stop the fun at this year’s Harvest Festival

Southwest Public Power District had a total of three entries in this year’s Harvest Fest parade, where the business served as Grand Marshals. Here, on the lead float, from front left, General Manager...

Feed My Starving Children meal packing event begins today

Volunteers sought for packing   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   When packing begins today (Thursday), it will mark the beginning of the 5th annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack™...

Village votes to seek bids on Arapahoe Street project

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees voted last Tuesday to seek bids on a new street project on Arapahoe Street to be completed before corn harvest. ...

New marker planted along Great Western Trail

New fair building nears completion

Harvest Fest starts today

Wauneta’s annual Harvest Festival just around the corner

Tom and Lucille Klima win Yard of the Month for July

2015 Chase County Fair brochures mailed

Village moves forward with Owner Occupied Housing Rehab grant application

Talbott Brothers joined by Omaha, Lincoln bands for Good Living Tour concert Friday in Imperial

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Wauneta alum combines family, faith and the radio

Wauneta alum combines family, faith and the radio

Wauneta native Nik Sandman combines his love for family, faith and the radio in a endeavor to begin a new Christian radio station in Lincoln. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Bergquist)   By Dharma Blake-Cole...

School board prepares for 2015-2016 school year

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board met last Wednesday for their July meeting. Much of the meeting centered around preparations for the 2015/2016...

College spring course schedule released

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The snow blew earlier this week, the “Winterim” classes are underway at Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC), and the Imperial Extended Campus has announced...

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Dispute brewing over assessed valuation of CREP land

By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   There’s a dispute brewing in Chase County over the assessed valuation of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Owners...

Area sees significant rainfall, hail Saturday night

Area sees significant rainfall, hail Saturday night

It wasn’t just Harvest Fest that saw an interruption by rain and hail on Saturday night. Area producers, especially those south of town, were impacted by Saturday’s weather. This corn field south...

FSA county committee nomination period in Chase, Hayes, Hitchcock counties open

The nomination period for the Chase and Hayes-Hitchcock FSA county committees began on June 15, 2015. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the respective FSA Office by close of business...

Southwest Public Power to hold 70th anniversary celebration next week in Wauneta

Southwest Public Power District will provide free bucket truck rides as part of their 70th anniversary celebration in Wauneta on July 28. The celebration will also include a hamburger/hot dog feed and...

Combine lost in fire Tuesday south of Enders

Members of the Imperial and Wauneta Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a combine fire Tuesday afternoon south of Enders Reservoir. The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department responded to the mutual...

URNRD approves $2.5 million to study flood water diversion from South Platte

Country Clipper offers services for over 20 years in Wauneta