Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

New to the Harvest Fest lineup was a Greased Pig Chase sponsored by the Wauneta-Palisade FFA. While some kids like Erika Rahn (pictured with pig) grabbed right on to the event, others, like LiLeigh Littrel, weren’t so sure. (Christi Christner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Another successful Harvest Fest is on the books after last weekend’s flurry of activity. The four-day event featured several new events and lots of old favorites. ...

One for the record books

One for the record books

Wheat harvest is well underway in the Wauneta area. As of Tuesday morning the Frenchman Valley Co-op in Wauneta has received just over a million bushels of wheat and representatives estimate there is still a lot waiting to be cut. Here a truck with Mawhirter Custom Harvesting weighs on the Wauneta scale. So far, this year’s wheat has an average test weight of 63.73 and the average protein is running 12.61 with an average moisture content of 12.72. In 2013, the elevator received 681,517 bu...

Area sees significant  rainfall in the past week

Area sees significant rainfall in the past week

Not only has the rain been good for the crops, cattle are enjoying the benefits also as pastures green up around the area. Time will tell how lasting the benefits will be. The Wauneta area has received 2.55 inches of rain in the past week, though the totals vary depending on where one falls on the map. Some have reported seeing 4 inches or more in their rain gauges over the past week. The muddy roads that go hand-in-hand with significant rain fall were a welcome sight. (...

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IKE’s Scramble draws 23 teams

Matt Teply of Imperial and Justin Kulwicki and Kelly Basnett, both of McCook, teamed up to win the IKE’s 3-Person Scramble Saturday, July 26 held at the Enders Golf Course. The scramble, sponsored by...

Doetker finishes in top third at national high school rodeo finals

Doetker finishes in top third at national high school rodeo finals

Jordyn Doetker and her horse Tilly had their last ride together at the National High School Rodeo Association Finals last week in Rock Springs, Wyo. The pair finished in 34th place. (Breeze file photo)...

PeeWee baseball season ends at Tri-Valley League Tournament

After finishing the season with a win against Paxton and a loss against Sutherland, the Wauneta-Palisade PeeWee baseball team entered the Tri-Valley League Tournament last week as a number five seed. WP...

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Rollover accident south of town early Sunday morning

Rollover accident south of town early Sunday morning

Tanner Trisdale’s 1989 GMC Sierra single cab pickup rolled several times in an accident early Sunday morning. Trisdale was transported to the Chase County Community Hospital and later to Good Samaritan...

Winners named in Champa’s Harvest Fest digital photo contest

Winners named in Champa’s Harvest Fest digital photo contest

Above, “Morning Glory” by  Jan Coone took first place for People’s Choice in the flowers category. Below, “Where Fishes Swim” by Sam Cahow took first place for People’s Choice in the general...

Feed My Starving Children event meets goal of food packaged

Brothers John Johnston and Page Johnston fill meal packs, which feed starving children, both physically and spiritually, according to Feed My Starving Children organizers. (Jana Pribbeno | The Imperial...

Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

New to the Harvest Fest lineup was a Greased Pig Chase sponsored by the Wauneta-Palisade FFA. While some kids like Erika Rahn (pictured with pig) grabbed right on to the event, others, like LiLeigh...

Village board discusses water plans, use of jake brakes

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Village board members continued discussion of how to bring Wauneta’s water into compliance for arsenic levels at last week’s board meeting, held Tuesday,...

Area sees significant rainfall in the past week

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Wauneta native Kyle Kitt senior marketing planner for AGCO CORP

Wauneta native Kyle Kitt senior marketing planner for AGCO CORP

Kyle Kitt, son of Tina and Keenan Kitt, is the senior marketing planner for the Hay Harvest Planning for AGCO CORP. (Courtesy Photo)   By Christi Christner The Wauneta Breeze The...

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Blair Dixon The University of Nebraska Medical Center announced its spring 2014 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, radiation science technology and clinical laboratory...

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Chase County Community Hospital foundation matches BW Telcom challenge grant

In early June, Randy Raile, owner of BW Telcom in Benkelman, offered a challenge grant of $25,000 to the Chase County Hospital Foundation. If the Foundation could raise $25,000, BW Telcom would match with...

FFA brings the farm to Harvest Fest

FFA brings the farm to Harvest Fest

FFA members were busy throughout the weekend, hosting the Greased Pig Chase Friday evening, Duck Races Saturday afternoon and Barnyard Olympics that evening. Here, FFA member Reagan Skow and FFA sponsor...

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Spray planes have been busy lately across Southwest Nebraska. Ken Schilke of Steggs Aerial Spraying said the planes have been spraying for Western Bean Cutworm and also applying fungicide. (Diane Stamm...

Deputy joins sheriff’s department

Jason Swartz, 35, looks forward to “helping people who need help” in Chase County. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Jason Swartz was hired July...

One for the record books

Wheat harvest is well underway in the Wauneta area. As of Tuesday morning the Frenchman Valley Co-op in Wauneta has received just over a million bushels of wheat and representatives estimate there is...