Sunrise Heights celebrates Nursing Home Week

Sunrise Heights celebrates Nursing Home Week

The staff and residents at Sunrise Heights of Wauneta enjoyed a week-long celebration last week for National Nursing Home week. Each day’s celebration centered on a different theme.

Fourteen seniors to graduate Saturday

Fourteen seniors to graduate Saturday

Wauneta-Palisade’s class of 2016 includes, back from left, Chase Rathe, Cody Barrett, second row from left, Joseph Sramek, Paul Behrends, William Straub, third row from left, Ellie Lee, Cameo Rector, Dakota Borchard, Tryssta Duvel, fourth row from left, Colby Cox, Dharma Blake-Cole, Cheyenne Cavanaugh, front from left, Stephanie Acosta Rodriguez and Maycee Hicks. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | Johnson Publications)   Graduation set for 10:30 a.m. MT/11:30 a.m. CT Saturday   By Sheri ...

One last time

One last time

Wauneta-Palisade FFA six senior officers, including Cameo Rector, hung up their coats one last time following the installation of new officers April 21 at the chapter’s annual banquet. Other retiring senior officers include Ellie Lee, Joseph Sramek, Tryssta Duvel, Billy Straub, Dakota Borchard. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)

Area sees significant rainfall

Area sees significant rainfall

Rain gauges throughout southwest Nebraska got a workout this past week. The National Weather Service in North Platte predicted between two and four inches of rainfall throughout the area with the potential for up to six inches in some locations. The Wauneta area received 4.15 inches, according to reports made through the Nebraska Rain website. Meteorologist Cory Martin with NWS in North Platte said the highest rainfall seen was 5.58 inches near Cambridge. Martin noted that due to the dry gr...

Sea hawk calls Enders home

Sea hawk calls Enders home

A Sea hawk, better known at an osprey, takes a moment to rest on a branch along the Frenchman River east of the Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area. Osprey earned their unofficial names of “sea hawk,” “river hawk” or “fish eagle” from their diet. The raptors’ diet consists almost entirely of fish, which explains why this one calls Enders home. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)

State of Nebraska facing five different suits over water

State of Nebraska facing five different suits over water

Justin Lavene, chief of the attorney general’s ag environment and natural resources bureau, talked about past litigation with Kansas as well as five suits pending against the state over water issues in the Republican Basin. (Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications)   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze Don’t expect any new water legislation for the Republican River Basin until lawsuits against the state get settled. That’s the message 44th District Sen. Dan Hughes of...

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Teaching children to fish

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   There’s always something new at the Southwest Nebraska Chapter Izaak Walton League (IKEs) Kids Fishing Day, in memory of longtime member Ron Berry. ...

Four qualify in seven events for state track meet

Four qualify in seven events for state track meet

Tyler Davis cleared 5’10” in the high jump and finished fourth in the district with a throw of 133’10” in the discus. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta...

WP takes on RPAC, ready for Wednesday’s districts

Freshmen Dennis Cavanaugh set a personal best for the Broncos at Friday’s Dundy County-Stratton Twilight. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze ...

WP competes at Hitchcock County Invite, RPAC Friday

Joseph Sramek (above) ran and threw for Wauneta-Palisade last Wednesday at the Hitchcock County Invite. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade...

Broncos continue to set personal bests as RPAC meet approaches

By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade track team started and ended the school week with meets last week. WP opened the week at Cambridge April 11. The Bronco boys set 10...

Cold catfish tournament held

Cox signs with Indians

Cold and wet weather doesn't slow down Broncos at DCS Invite

After first meet cancelled, WP starts track season at Sutherland

Ike’s catfish tournament next Saturday

Broncos named to all-state honorable mention lists

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Village approves new water, sewer rates

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Village board members passed two ordinances at the regular May meeting, held May 10, which will increase both water and sewer rates within the village....

Courthouse parking lot paving bids opened

By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. met May 10. At the top of the agenda was opening the bids for the repaving of the northwest...

Votes close in District 1 commissioner Primary race

County voter turnout  reaches 23 percent     By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze     Tuesday’s District 1 commissioner race turned out the voters in the Wauneta precinct with...

Enders Reservoir SRA to hold free BioBlitz for “citizen scientists” of all ages

By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area is one of two Nebraska Game and Park sites set to hold a brand new event, BioBlitz. “A BioBlitz is an event in...

Openers for Chase County Fair concerts announced; Talbotts returning

The Rude Band will open for the Jake Owen show on Friday, Aug. 19 during the Chase County Fair. (Courtesy Photo)   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze Openers for this year’s Chase...

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Primary voters can get look at sample ballots

Senator Dan Hughes halfway through his first term

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Two 11-year-old Imperial girls found after running away

Key election deadlines near; May 2 final day to register

Village moves forward on essential improvements

Area sees significant rainfall

Chamber job fair a hit

Chase County boy heads Nebraska EMS program

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Eighth graders ready for high school

Eighth graders ready for high school

Fourteen seniors graduated last weekend. Fourteen incoming freshmen will join the Wauneta-Palisade High School ranks next fall. Eighth graders participating in the eighth grade promotion held during...

FFA members give back

FFA members give back

Members of the Wauneta-Palisade FFA Chapter gave back to the community last week when they chose to complete a community service project at the park. Chapter members cleaned up the berms at the park...

Wauneta-Palisade graduation ceremony held Saturday for 14 students

Stephanie Acosta Rodriguez gives Nada Krotter a flower and a hug during the graduation ceremony. (Shelby Cox | Johnson Publications)

WP school board accepts two resignations, approves Frecks as elementary principal

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board’s May meeting included personnel changes and building updates. At the May 2 meeting board members approved...

Music students earn superior ratings

Wauneta-Palisade music students received seven superior ratings at the District Music Contest last month. Women’s choir, mixed choir, Miranda Behrends for her vocal solo, Haley Kirk for her vocal...

Fourteen seniors to graduate Saturday

Annual litter pick up

Skelton graduates from Ft. Hays, Behrends receives Regents scholarship from UNL

It’s not where you start, it’s where you end up, FFA celebrates achievements

Elementary and JH Quiz Bowl teams

WP graduate plans to complete missions

Seven seniors earn FFA state degrees at state convention

Wauneta-Palisade art students win competition

Students win inter-high day honors

"A Mystery Masquerade" Wauneta-Palisade's 2016 prom held Saturday

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Compact states, Bureau on different pages over compact water storage

By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze Republican River Compact states Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado and the Bureau of Reclamation find themselves on different pages when it comes to storing...

Sunrise Heights celebrates Nursing Home Week

Sunrise Heights celebrates Nursing Home Week

The staff and residents at Sunrise Heights of Wauneta enjoyed a week-long celebration last week for National Nursing Home week. Each day’s celebration centered on a different theme.

Hospital board hires firm to complete master campus plan

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The consulting firm ERDMAN Company of Westminster, Colo., will develop a strategic campus master plan for the Chase County Community Hospital. The hospital...

Wauneta Breeze brings home seven awards in Better Newspaper Contest

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta Breeze earned seven awards in the Nebraska Better Newspaper Contest at last week’s Nebraska Press Association’s 142nd Annual Convention...

SWPPD employees give back

For the third consecutive year, Southwest Public Power District employees volunteered to help pack nourishing food for Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska in Wauneta. On Monday, April 25, nineteen SWPPD...

Republican Basin water plan development at halfway point

“No Foolin’” family-friendly fun abounds at annual 4-H Carnival

Blood draws to be taken by hospital

Clinic staff celebrates Doctors' Day

State of Nebraska facing five different suits over water