Mercy Meals packs millionth meal

Mercy Meals packs millionth meal

Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska packed their millionth meal for hungry children last Wednesday, Jan. 20. Here, board members, clockwise from left, Pastor Keith Wellman, Jan Coone, Mary Haarberg, Janet Keiser, Kent Haarberg, Pastor David McCarthy, Laurie Kerchal, Annette Long, Harold Long, Elaine Haarberg and Page Johnston show off the meal. (Pat Holder | Johnson Publications)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Children across the world are a million meals less hungry...

High winds accelerate spread of brush fire south of Wauneta

High winds accelerate spread of brush fire south of Wauneta

High winds led Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department Chief Shannon O’Neil to call in mutual aid from six area towns to help with a fire south of Wauneta Jan. 14. Above, firefighters respond rapidly before having to refill trucks. (Pat Holder | Johnson Publications)   By Pat Holder The Wauneta Breeze   Sirens and smoke were in the air last Thursday morning, Jan. 14, when a wildfire, caused by a spark from electrical connectors near a shop power line on Bruce Kramer’s property at...

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Broncos wrap up RPAC tournament, head down the stretch

Broncos wrap up RPAC tournament, head down the stretch

Chase Rathe (24), Caid Doetker (31), Greg Gaston (40), Tyler Davis (12) and Duncan Rector (32) apply pressure to the Maxwell ball handler. WP beat Maxwell 73-54. (DeAnn Davis | Johnson Publications)...

Bronco wrestlers go to back-to-back meets

Bronco wrestlers go to back-to-back meets

Evan Nordhausen sizes up South Loup’s Dalton Donegan, Nordhausen’s second-round opponent at the Medicine Valley Invite. (Alan Carman | Johnson Publications)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze...

Lady Broncos move into semifinals of RPAC, take on DCS Thursday

Cameo Rector drives past Paxton’s Taylor Dack during Wauneta-Palisade’s 58-49 win over Paxton in the RPAC Tournament. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze...

Cody Barrett, Seth Straub place fifth at RPAC wrestling meet

By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers took on the RPAC Friday in Trenton. Six Broncos took part in the meet. Coach Chad Cochran said the meet got off to a rough...

Broncos advance in RPAC tournament, will play Friday in Trenton

By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   In one of its bigger games of the season, the Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team lost to Paxton Jan. 21 before bouncing back with a win in the first round...

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Girls win two, move to 8-5

Cody Barrett’s fifth place finish leads Broncos at Chase County

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Chase County Fair lands Jake Owen for country night

By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   The Chase County Fair captured another star to add to the long list of country stars who have appeared at the fair. Fair board Entertainment Chair Alex...

State reps attempt to clear up murky water, land issues

By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Visitors from the Nebraska Department of Revenue were at the Chase County Courthouse Jan. 26 to meet with Chase County Assessor Dottie Bartels and Commissioners...

Sunrise Heights benefits from long-term employees

Long-term staff members positively impact Sunrise Heights of Wauneta. Long-term employees include from left to right Lisa Kisinger, Ray Kisinger, Pat League, Marsha Gafford, Sherilyn Kirk, Deb Andrew,...

Dundy County Democrats set to caucus March 5

Dundy County Democrats will join with other Nebraska Democrats statewide in caucusing for the Democratic Party presidential nominee on Saturday, March 5. The Dundy County 2016 Caucus will be held at...

Eberhardt sentenced in child porn possession case

Charles Eberhardt, 56, of Imperial was sentenced Jan. 29 to four years and nine months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard for possession of child pornography. Eberhardt, a former...

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High winds accelerate spread of brush fire south of Wauneta

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Voices ring at Sing Around Nebraska

Voices ring at Sing Around Nebraska

Ten Wauneta-Palisade students took part in Sing Around Nebraska Saturday in North Platte. The group and teacher Sara Behrends  were one of 12 schools at the event. Overall performance featuring different...

WP FFA greenhouse project needs support, nominations

The Wauneta-Palisade FFA Chapter is conducting a fund raiser to build a greenhouse for ag, science and math education. The Monsanto Keep Rural Schools Growing grant of $10,000 is available for just such...

Open political seats many this election year, three school and two village board seats open

Three WP school board, two village board seats up for grabs this year   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   It’s no secret 2016 is a U.S. Presidential election year. But...

Enrollment at WP continues to climb

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Wauneta-Palisade Schools reopened its doors after winter break with a record number of students enrolled. WP superintendent Randy Geier informed...

University of Nebraska-Kearney fall 2015 dean’s list announced

The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced names of students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. Students who are on the dean’s list must have completed 12 credit...

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County Hospital board gives go-ahead to start building planning process

By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Board members of the Chase County Community Hospital gave Administrator Steve Lewis the go-ahead to begin the planning process for a new facility. They...

Second irrigation district suing state and Republican NRDs

By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Nebraska’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), its director and the three Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) got hit with another lawsuit...

Cyboron to guide Chase County Community Hospital finances

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The Chase County Community Hospital’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is excited about her job and looking forward to becoming involved in the community....

Chase County 4-H, FFA beef weigh-in set

By Debbie Kuenning UNL Extension Educator The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market. ...

Mercy Meals packs millionth meal

Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska packed their millionth meal for hungry children last Wednesday, Jan. 20. Here, board members, clockwise from left, Pastor Keith Wellman, Jan Coone, Mary Haarberg, Janet...