Jones prepares to retire from WVFD after 47 years

Jones prepares to retire from WVFD after 47 years

Bob Jones, left, will retire from the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department after 47 years of service. Here, WVFD Chief Shannon O’Neil presents Jones a plaque to commemorate his many years of service. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department will soon be down one seasoned volunteer as Robert “Bob” Jones prepares to retire from the department. Jones began volunteering with the WVFD in 1968. Fo...

Crowd numbers remain strong for 2015 fair

Crowd numbers remain strong for 2015 fair

Judge Brad Bennett, left, the UNL Livestock Judging Coach, gives Mandy Sandoval pointers on setting up her market ewe during the sheep show Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Chase County Fair. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s Chase County Fair & Expo continued to build on its rich tradition as one of the premier county fairs in outstate Nebraska. Chad Oxford, fair board president, said this year’s fair went off smoothly a...

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WP football season kicks off Friday against Deshler

WP football season kicks off Friday against Deshler

Senior, three-year letterwinner Joseph Sramek is one of 24 Broncos out for football this season. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Seniors...

Determination, strong muscles prevail at Chase County Fair pedal tractor pull

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   With either steely looks of determination or smiles for the audience, 134 youths participated in the Chase County Fair’s Pedal Tractor Pull Aug. 14. ...

Conditions perfect for Fair Run participants and volunteers

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The temperature rose to near 100 degrees on the Saturday of the Chase County Fair, but it was still fairly cool the morning of the 37th Annual Chase County...

Hendricks Cattle Co. repeats as Ranch Rodeo winners

The Imperial Auction Market team yokes its steer under the watchful eye of judge Kenny Smith during the Chase County Fair’s Ranch Rodeo. Team members were (left to right) Josh Fanning, Preston Smith,...

Down and dirty with sheep

The Imperial Auction Market team yokes its steer under the watchful eye of judge Kenny Smith during the Chase County Fair’s Ranch Rodeo. Team members were (left to right) Josh Fanning, Preston Smith,...

Beaver City driver wins fair demo derby

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Sheriff, Chief Deputy draw from many years experience

Sheriff, Chief Deputy draw from many years experience

Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller, left, has served the public in law enforcement for 31 years. Chief Deputy Mike Dukes is currently celebrating his 20th year in law enforcement. Both use their many...

Heat doesn’t deter another big fair parade

Heat doesn’t deter another big fair parade

The family of Jack and Carol Maddux served as Grand Marshals of the 2015 Chase County Fair parade. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Temperatures...

Village holds budget workshop

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees met Tuesday, Aug. 18 to review a preliminary budget for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016. The preliminary...

Fair truck show welcomed many

By Dharma Blake-Cole The Wauneta Breeze The second annual Smokin’ Chrome Truck Show, put on by Melissa Markee and Eric Becker,  was held Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Chase County Fair. The...

Tom Osborne to headline TeamMates banquet program Sept. 1 in Imperial

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Area residents will have the chance to hear former Husker Football Coach and Athletic Director Tom Osborne when he travels to Imperial for a Chase County...

Enders’ Grosbach Farms earns People’s Choice at Car Nutz Cruize-in

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Jones prepares to retire from WVFD after 47 years

Village board reviews preliminary results from test water well drilling

Change in pay schedule coming for county employees

Ricketts stops in Ogallala; outlines plan for growth in state

Sen. Deb Fischer schedules Imperial stop Monday afternoon

Crowd numbers remain strong for 2015 fair

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Wauneta-Palisade Schools starts new school year with record enrollment numbers

Wauneta-Palisade Schools starts new school year with record enrollment numbers

There were lots of smiles on faces as elementary students entered the Palisade Attendance Center last Wednesday for the first day of school. Here kindergarten students, from front, Roberto Flores Lopez,...

Six teachers join Wauneta-Palisade Schools, new year began Wednesday

Six teachers join Wauneta-Palisade Schools, new year began Wednesday

Six teachers joined the Wauneta-Palisade Schools teaching staff this week when school started Wednesday. New teachers, from left, include Allison Cliffords–kindergarten, Terra Bishop–sixth grade,...

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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Fiscal Year ’14-’15 not kind to county hospital

Reduced usage of clinics and hospital factor in operating loss   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Fewer people sought care at the Chase County Community Hospital’s (CCCH) clinics...

Fair just the beginning for five Catch-a-calf contestants

Fair just the beginning for five Catch-a-calf contestants

Keegan Krutsinger gets some help catching his calf during to Catch-a-calf contest Tuesday during the Ranch Rodeo. Helping out are (left to right) Perry Vetter, Allan Smith, Brady Mays and Emma Ferguson....

Wauneta Crossroads continues to be a big part of the Wauneta business community

From left, Angie West, Tracy Haarberg, Janice Haarberg, stand in front of Wauneta Crossroads. Tracy and Janice Haarberg have been its owner since 2008 and Angie West, the manager. The family provides...

Dermatologist to visit hospital each month

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Dr. Daniel Mosiel of North Platte is a new visiting dermatologist at Chase County Community Hospital. The specialist has been associated with Greater...