Palisade Fire Hall groundbreaking

Palisade Fire Hall groundbreaking

Members of Palisade’s Rural Fire District and fire men and women gathered on Palisade’s main street Monday morning to break ground at the site of the soon-to-be built new Palisade Fire Hall. The first group of individuals to break ground included, from left, Guy Rundback, Palisade Rural Fire District board member, Virgil McClatchey, Rural Fire District board member, Tom Monnahan, Rural Fire District Secretary/Treasurer, Clayton Giesbrecht with C & S Construction of Grant, Byron Albe...

Local hero passes too soon, Skelton dies at 46

Local hero passes too soon, Skelton dies at 46

Troy’s service to the Wauneta community was honored with a display of Wauneta EMS ambulances at his funeral on Friday, April 11. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta lost one of its heroes when Troy Skelton, 46, passed away Saturday, April 5. Troy served on the Wauneta EMS for more than 14 years. Wauneta EMS squad members describe Troy as their captain, instructor, brother and hero. Members said they will remember him for ...

Chris Young to headline county fair’s Saturday night concert

Chris Young to headline county fair’s Saturday night concert

Courtesy photos By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Award winner Chris Young will headline this year’s Chase County Fair Country concert Saturday, Aug. 16. Special guest Courtney Cole will open for Young as part of the fair’s concert series. Fair Entertainment Chair Alex McNair said Young comes well recommended and the fair’s excited to be able to get him booked here. He said Young has already created his own star power with five No. 1 hits. The addition ...

Planning Commission forwards revised zoning ordinance to Village Board

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Planning Commission met Monday night to review revisions to the Village’s zoning ordinances which would allow storage buildings to be built on empty lots and change the set back requirements in low and medium density areas in town. The revised ordinance includes language to allow the construction of a private non-commercial storage building on lots with no primary structure. Current village ordinances prohibit the construc...

“Heaven is for Real” movie opens nationwide next week

“Heaven is for Real” movie opens nationwide next week

Actors portraying the Burpo family sit around the kitchen table in a scene from the film. (Courtesy Photo) Film opens in Chase County, nationwide April 16   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   In less than a week, the nationwide opening of the “Heaven is for Real” movie arrives. The fact that the Imperial Theatre is one of the theaters that acquired the film for its opening day release on April 16 is bringing some of the national anticipation to our count...

Rollover accident claims life of Dundy County-Stratton student

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Dundy County Stratton junior Christopher Kirby, 17, of Benkelman was driving to the hospital in Imperial Friday afternoon, April 4, to see his mother who had given birth to a new baby. Tragically, he never made it. Kirby lost control of his northbound 1986 white Ford Ranger on Hwy. 61 south of Enders Lake near the Chase/Dundy County line. Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller said Kirby was the lone occupant of the vehicle and was not wearin...

Ridlen, Lawless return from Korean War Honor Flight

Ridlen, Lawless return from Korean War Honor Flight

Bill Lawless, left, and Ray Ridlen traveled to Washington, D.C. last Tuesday on a Korean War Veteran Honor Flight organized by Patriotic Productions in Omaha. In this photo Lawless and Ridlen are wearing medals of thanks for their service in Korea. Lawless was presented his medal in front of the Korean War Memorial by South Korean Major General Shin Kyung Soo. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze) By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Patriotism is alive and well in ...

WP FFA teams prepared for State Convention

WP FFA teams prepared for State Convention

Dr. Caitlin Urdahl, DVM, left, with Southwest Veternary Services worked with the FFA Vet Tech team Tuesday afternoon in preparation for their trip to the State FFA Convention. Vet Tech team members include, Nicole Strand, Cassidy Rathe, Leslie Towry and Tailor Lee. FFA advisor Marilyn Houdek said Urdahl has been working with the team throughout the year. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Thirteen Wauneta-Palisade FFA students hope ...

RPAC ACT Academic Award winners

RPAC ACT Academic Award winners

The 2013-2014 RPAC ACT Academic Awards were announced this week. All the students who received conference awards are currently high school seniors. Academic criteria includes: Gold Medal, awarded to a student achieving a score of 29 or higher; Silver Medal awarded to a student with a score of 27 or 28 and Bronze Medal for a score of 24, 25 or 26. The top individual ACT score was awarded to Devin Hastings, a senior at Arapahoe Schools. The top ACT winners from Wauneta-Palisade Schools we...

Middle Republican NRD purchases 4,000 acre feet of water in Enders for compliance purposes

Middle Republican NRD purchases 4,000 acre feet of water in Enders for compliance purposes

This was what Enders Lake looked like in April, 2013 after a mandated release of water that totalled 452 acre feet. On May 1, the release of an additional 4,000 acre feet will begin. (Imperial Republican file photo)   Release to begin May 1, lake elevation will drop by 6 feet at completion   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Release of water from Enders Dam for irrigation use hasn’t occurred since 2003. Beginning on May 1, 4,000 acre feet of water sto...

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Broncos hit the track at Dundy Co.-Stratton and Perkins Co.

Broncos hit the track at Dundy Co.-Stratton and Perkins Co.

Sydnee Harchelroad placed in both the 400 meter dash and 800 meter run at Perkins County Saturday. At the Dundy County-Stratton Invite Tuesday, she placed inthe 400, 800 and high jump. (Diane Stamm...

Track teams traveled to Sutherland for invite

Track teams traveled to Sutherland for invite

Tailor Lee winds up to throw the discus at Sutherland. The senior finished fifth in the discus and fourth in the shot put. (DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta...

Broncos open season at Perkins Co., Cambridge

Landon Jutten cleared 5’2” Saturday at the Don Stine Invitational and earned third place. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade...

WP track season gets out of the blocks today

The Bronco track teams have eight returning letterwinners. The boys’ team will be led by (left, l to r) junior Gage Crowell and seniors Hayden Pollmann and Wes Anderjaska. The girls’ team features...

Enders Lake cleanup planned for April 26

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The local chapter of the Ike’s will join Game & Parks in coordinating a clean-up day at Enders Lake Saturday, April 26. Beau Licking, G&P...

Trip to State Tournament highlights 17-8 season

Poor second half spells doom for Lady Broncos at State

Pollmann and Anderjaska lead Broncos as seniors

Lady Broncos beat Paxton, punch ticket to Lincoln

Girls head to state, again!

Crowell falls to fourth, sixth place finishers at state

Broncos finish season at home, season ends in subs

Lady Broncos in district finals, will face Paxton Friday

WP cheerleaders fifth at NCA State Cheer and Dance Championships

Crowell headed to State Wrestling meet, fourth at districts

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Village board discusses nursing home auditor

Village board discusses nursing home auditor

Local Scout groups and community members joined together to complete the annual Wauneta Park cleanup last Saturday, April 12. (Courtesy Photo) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The...

Palisade Fire Hall groundbreaking

Palisade Fire Hall groundbreaking

Members of Palisade’s Rural Fire District and fire men and women gathered on Palisade’s main street Monday morning to break ground at the site of the soon-to-be built new Palisade Fire Hall. The...

Local hero passes too soon, Skelton dies at 46

Troy’s service to the Wauneta community was honored with a display of Wauneta EMS ambulances at his funeral on Friday, April 11. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Sheri Hink-Wagner ...

Chris Young to headline county fair’s Saturday night concert

Courtesy photos By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Award winner Chris Young will headline this year’s Chase County Fair Country concert Saturday, Aug. 16. Special guest Courtney...

Cooley faces federal charges

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Richard E. Cooley of Wauneta was charged with two federal child pornography charges in an indictment returned on March 20. The indictment charged...

Planning Commission forwards revised zoning ordinance to Village Board

“Heaven is for Real” movie opens nationwide next week

Rollover accident claims life of Dundy County-Stratton student

Wauneta’s annual park cleanup set for next weekend

AG candidate Brian Buescher makes campaign stop in Imperial

Ridlen, Lawless return from Korean War Honor Flight

Two more file for re-election to Wauneta Village Board

Scouts thank the community with chili supper

Time to begin preparations for severe spring weather

Village board hears audit report, approves new skid steer lease

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School board reviews calendar, hears complaint, accepts teacher resignations

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board met for their regular April meeting Monday evening. The bulk of the time at the April meeting was spent discussing...

WP FFA caps successful season with State Convention

WP FFA caps successful season with State Convention

Lesley Towery, Nicole Strand, Landon Jutten, Cassidy Rathe and Tailor Lee placed at the State Convention. Jutten placed tenth in oxy-acetylene welding and Towery third in Veterinary Services. (Diane...

Three Broncos place, WP takes first in division at NPCC Inter-High Day

Brooklyn Nordhausen, Hayden Pollmann and Christi Christner placed at the NPCC Inter-High Day. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High...

Four place at Inter-High Day Scholastic Competition

Arapahoe, Southwest and Mullen high schools claimed the three top academic honors Wednesday at McCook Community College’s Inter-high day academic competition. Arapahoe was the winner in Division One,...

OID team and Rector finish in tenth at State Speech

By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Cameo Rector and the OID team of Leiauna Alberts, Christi Christner, Landon Jutten, Hayden Pollmann finished the State Speech Meet in tenth place. The OID...

WP FFA teams prepared for State Convention

RPAC ACT Academic Award winners

Wauneta-Palisade OID team and Rector head to State Speech Contest

State-bound speakers!

School board discusses options for boys’ basketball next year

WP FFA continues to excel; welding and vet tech teams qualify for State

WP fifth graders making a difference, you can help

School board hears appeal to maintain ag program

Speech season continues for WP

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U.S. Justice Department weighs in for Nebraska on Water Master’s ruling

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Deputy Attorney General David Cookson brought some good news to last week’s Upper Republican Natural Resources District meeting. Cookson said the...

Chamber welcomes Bruce Kramer Farms as new member

Chamber welcomes Bruce Kramer Farms as new member

Bruce Kramer Farms is the newest member of the Wauneta Chamber. President Rod Keiser, right, presented Mandi Kramer of Bruce Kramer Farms with a clear dollar of profit at the Chamber’s April meeting...

USDA officially announces sign-up date for farmer, rancher disaster assistance programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday,...

Middle Republican NRD purchases 4,000 acre feet of water in Enders for compliance purposes

This was what Enders Lake looked like in April, 2013 after a mandated release of water that totalled 452 acre feet. On May 1, the release of an additional 4,000 acre feet will begin. (Imperial Republican...

UNL study shows Nebraska farmland values remain steady

(Courtesy graphic)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Preliminary findings from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study show agricultural land markets across the state have stayed...

Testing underway on N-CORPE augmentation project

Deb Andrew named Rural Health Development Director of Nursing of the Year

Village receives Route 6 signs

New hearing set for Tuesday on revised LB 1074 water bill

New business on main street

Upper Republican NRD program offers cost-share for soil-moisture probes

UNL releases land lease calculator app

Several water bills causing a stir in the Nebraska Legislature

Roonie’s Place celebrates 30 years of business in Wauneta

Final Keystone XL report: No major boost in greenhouse gasses