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    Wet weather continues to slow wheat harvest Heavy precipitation is causing this year’s wheat harvest to be even further behind schedule than expected. Rain levels exceeded 2 inches in Wauneta last week, with many fields outside of town receiving even ...
  • Harvest Fest details continue to emerge

    Wauneta’s 125-year heritage to be celebrated July 28-31 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The 2011 Wauneta Harvest Fest is shaping up to be one of the liveliest ever, with more fun contests and events being announced each week the celebration get...
  • Potential for West Nile here again; precautions urged

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   As area residents spend time outdoors with summer activities, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is issuing reminders that precautions against West Nile virus should be a priority. West Nile i...
  • Special year for Holiness Camp

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   For 100 years people have been attending Imperial Valley Holiness Camp, now located on Highway 6 between Enders and Imperial. This year attendees will be celebrating those 100 years. The interdenominational ca...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2. July 11 scores No Docs over...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Sheer panic dominates while granddaughter is missing

    My heart has always ached when seeing pictures or reading stories of missing children. What devastation!!! How could you go on from day to day with that fear of the unknown? Are they alive? Are they scared? Will we ever find them? Well Saturday gave me a...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: A star’s solitary shine

    Every night as you lie in bed, teetering on the edge of sleep, there is a lone little star. She is casting her rays above you. Past your bedroom, above your roof, beyond even the man on the moon. Stars have a funny way of casting their light. They don’...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Talk about tax rates can be dismissed as ‘class warfare’

    The purported budget cutters in Washington have a lot better deal than the Nebraska lawmakers. In Washington, some of the so-called fiscal conservatives want to keep alive some tax breaks that ordinary Nebraskans would like to share in, on a much, much, ...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Get to know the Nebraska Board of Parole

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I would like to introduce another one of Nebraska’s state agencies, the Board of Parole. While it is a small agency, it plays an important role in our criminal justice system. The Board of Parole was establishe...
  • Assistance still available through Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program in Hayes County

    Hayes County has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program. The program allows income eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safety renovations to their ...
  • Nebraska Farm Service Agency reminds producers about 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program application deadline

    Teri Moss, Executive Director for the Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind Nebraska producers that the final date to submit an application for payment under the 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE) Program is July 29,...
  • Rusts on Trees likely

    Yellow/orange, raised spots on leaves are signs of a fungal rust disease. We are seeing rust on ash, hawthorne , apple and crabapple. On ash, rust may cause some twisting of foliage and leaf drop, but it is not a serious disease and fungicide control is n...
  • Crop Certification deadline

    The Chase County Farm Service Agency County Executive Director Teri Moss reminds producers of the annual requirement of reporting all crops. The acreage reporting deadlines for Nebraska are June 30th for small grains and July 15th for feed grains and all ...
  • Todd Burpo Family to be in Wallace

    The Todd Burpo family, author of “Heaven is for Real,” will be in the Wallace community on Wednesday, July 20 to share Colton’s experience about Heaven. The event will be held at the Wallace Park with a potluck. Meat, drinks and table service will ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Recipes using produce from the garden. . .

    By Nola Straub Let’s explore more recipes from the products found in your garden. Mother always wanted me to run to the garden and get two to four good carrots about so big around or a couple red tomatoes that were ready to pull! Gardens are work but t...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: July 8, 9 and 10

      'Super 8' Starring Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney Rated PG-13 112 Minutes ...
  • Cleanup continues two weeks after storm

    Shane Lawless, of the Wauneta Public Works Department, deposits a destroyed evergreen tree from the park into an already overflowing pile of rubble last Friday. This mound of tree remains, which sits at the bottom of the hill near the village dump, is...
  • Local News Briefs

    Pennington family pictures, ceramics at museum on Sunday This Sunday, the Chase County Historical Society will feature ceramics made by Ruth Spencer of Wauneta. She has been making ceramic pieces since 1968 and since 2003, has taken classes in ceramics i...
  • Fair parade Grand Marshall announced

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Vilas Smith of Champion says he’ll have to find a clean hat for the Chase County Fair parade on Aug. 20. He’s been named Grand Marshall of the parade. When asked how his life reflects the theme of the para...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2. July 4 scores No games play...