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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WP competes at Hitchcock County Invite, RPAC Friday

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

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

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The weather didn’t cooperate very well at the annual Izaak Walton League’s (IKEs) catfish tournament at Enders Reservoir last Saturday, but the fishermen...

Cox signs with Indians

Colby Cox signed her letter of intent to play basketball for McCook Community College Tuesday. Pictured with Cox are her parents, Matt and Camie, and brother Gunner. C. Cox will join an Indians’ team...

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

Faith Simpson won the 100 meter hurdles, high jump and discus at the Dundy County-Stratton Invite. Simpson’s throw of 129’6.5” set anew Wauneta-Palisade school record in the discus. (DeAnn Davis...

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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Primary voters can get look at sample ballots

Deadline is Monday for voter registrations By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County voters can get an early look at the ballots they’ll be receiving in the May 10 Nebraska Primary. ...

Senator Dan Hughes halfway through his first term

Property tax relief still the goal for Hughes By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze How time flies. When the final gavel dropped on the 104th Session of the Nebraska Legislature, it meant...

Where in Palisade?

Where in Palisade? Test your Palisade knowledge. This photo was taken somewhere in Palisade. Do you know where? Join the fun! Submit a “Where in Wauneta,” “Where in Palisade” or “Where...

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

Editor’s Note: The two girls were found north of Imperial late Tuesday afternoon. No further information was available at the time of printing. By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Two 11-year-old...

Key election deadlines near; May 2 final day to register

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Local residents planning to vote in Nebraska’s May 10 Primary should make sure their voter registrations are in order. That’s especially true for...

Village moves forward on essential improvements

Area sees significant rainfall

Chamber job fair a hit

Chase County boy heads Nebraska EMS program

Early voting starts Monday; registrations on the uptick

Sea hawk calls Enders home

County employee matters addressed by Commissioners

Kids have egg-tastic time despite the cold tempuratures

One NRD subdistrict will see race for board seat

Chase County one of just 29 ‘storm ready’ sites in Nebraska

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Annual litter pick up

Annual litter pick up

Wauneta-Palisade students spent part of their afternoon Monday picking up trash around town. The annual event is a collaborative effort between the Wauneta Chamber and Wauneta Palisade Schools. ...

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

Colby Skelton Wauneta-Palisade graduate Colby Skelton was among 786 students who graduated from Fort Hays State University in the fall 2015 semester. Skelton graduated with a Bachelor of Business...

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

Left, earning Greenhand degrees were (front row, left to right) Evan Nordhausen, Daniel Christensen, Shanel Barndard, (middle row, left to right) Ashley Knotts, Jeimy Martinez, Destiny Beacham, (back...

Elementary and JH Quiz Bowl teams

The Elementary Quiz Bowl team (above) competed April 12 at Southwest High School. The group finished in a three-way tie for third place and ended up sixth. Sponsor Randee Barger said the did an excellent...

WP graduate plans to complete missions

Weylin Davis, a 2013 Wauneta-Palisade graduate from Palisade, is currently raising funds to complete a two-month missions training in Colorado. (Courtesy Photo) By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta...

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

Quiz Bowl team earns trip to State

School board approves property purchase

WP OID team ends season at state

Prom candidates selected

Seniors leading WP FFA into next week’s state convention

Nordhausen and Davis selected to attend Cornhusker Boys’ State

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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

ν Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories examining the water issues discussed during the Upper Republican NRD’s water conference held in Imperial March 25. By Russ Pankonin...

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

The annual 4-H Carnival moved to the new expo hall on the Chase County Fairgrounds this year. Even with the additional space, the hustle and bustle of the crowd could be felt. One of the busiest places...

Blood draws to be taken by hospital

Clinic staff celebrates Doctors' Day

State of Nebraska facing five different suits over water