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  • Land sales versus use make valuations a challenge for commissioners, assessor

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Guests joined Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. March 8 at the meeting as concerns over land valuations continue. Duane Dinnel and Tom Luhrs both voiced their disapproval of c...
  • Village purchases backhoe with BW Telcom’s help

    The Village of Wauneta is the proud owner of a new Case backhoe thanks to some help from BW Telcom. The village was able to make the purchase for roughly $36,000 and was then gifted $20,000 from BW Telcom. The ending out-of-pocket cost for the village w...
  • Wauneta Village Board of Trustees hears audit, library reports

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting last Tuesday, March 8. The meeting included the annual audit report, annual Wauneta Public Library report, nursing home report and reviewing...
  • Good Times to host Easter Egg Hunt

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta Chamber’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be spearheaded by Good Times Bar again this year. The annual event will be held at the Wauneta Village Park instead at the nursing home as it has been for ...
  • Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools Board makes future plans at retreat

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade Public  Schools Board held their annual planning retreat Monday at the Wauneta Senior Center. Major topics of conversation centered around transportation, technology, behavioral/discipline ...
  • Over $22,000 raised at hospital foundation gala in Imperial

    Sam Sims performs a “blues” number with comidian David Ferrell during the Chase County Hospital Foundation’s “Throw in the Green for a Mammography Machine” Gala last Saturday night. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | Johnson Publications) By Sheri Hink-Wa...
  • Sauerkraut and John Wayne: the art of marital compromise

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze For many people Valentine’s Day is the holiday for love. At our house that holiday is St. Patrick’s Day, our wedding anniversary. We were married March 17, 2001 and each year my daughter is sure to remind me how ...
  • Next week’s county-wide tornado drill a preparation for upcoming severe weather

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 21-25. It is observed to increase awareness of, and response to, severe weather hazards. As part of the preparedness, a statewide tornado drill is set for Wedn...
  • Four seniors help lead Lady Broncos to successful season

    Colby Cox, Faith Simpson, Reagan Skow, Cameo Rector, Ellie Lee and Monique Gooden (left to right) celebrate the Broncos’ win at districts. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Few players can say they made one tri...
  • State association honors Pankonin for 25 years of officiating service

    Russ Pankonin receives a handshake and a plaque from Jon Dolliver, basketball officials supervisor for the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA). Five basketball officials were recognized for 25 years of service at the Class A halftime during hi...
  • WP shows great improvement during 2015-1016 season

    Junior Greg Gaston led Wauneta-Palisade in scoring, assists and steals during the 2015-2016 season. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze After three seasons with a combined 15 wins, the Wauneta-Palisade boys’ ...
  • WP OID team qualifies for state

      By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze It’s been a short and weird season for the Wauneta-Palisade speech team, according to sponsor Joy Farr, but the team’s lone entry in Saturday’s district competition qualified for the Nebraska State Speech ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 16, 2006 New principal hired at Wauneta-Palisade. Randy Geier of Ord Neb. will return to his Southwest Nebraska roots to take reins of administrative post at Wauneta-Palisade. Geier will replace W/P Principal Rod Ready who ...
  • Wind-blown grass fire scorches 1,000 acres Monday

    Billows of smoke could be seen for miles from Monday’s grass fire just south of Imperial. An estimated 1,000 acres of grass burned. (Johnson Publications Photo)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   High winds of more than 25 m.p.h. fanned...
  • Wind-blown grass fire scorches 1,000 acres Monday

    Billows of smoke could be seen for miles from Monday’s grass fire just south of Imperial. An estimated 1,000 acres of grass burned. (Johnson Publications Photo)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   High winds of more than 25 m.p.h. fan...
  • Sanders wins Democratic Caucus

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Although not the local favorite, Bernie Sanders won the Nebraska Presidential Democratic Caucuses last Saturday with 57.14 percent of the votes.   Hillary Clinton earned 42.86 percent of the votes at caucu...
  • Upper Republican NRD seek funds for real-time monitoring of recorder wells

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will seek grant funds to launch a pilot project on real-time monitoring of groundwater recorder wells in the district.   During their regular meeting Tu...
  • Emotions run high

    Wauneta-Palisade Schools saw emotional ends to its girls’ and boys’ basketball seasons end last week. Both teams fought hard throughout the season. The boys’ team lost in the district finals to Giltner while the girls lost to Falls City Sacred Hea...
  • Crews dig into water project

    Work on Wauneta’s water project along North Railway Street continued last week when BSB Construction tore into the portion approved at last week’s Village Board special meeting. The newly approved continuation includes work at the intersection of No...
  • Pheasants Forever hands out prizes at banquet

    Wyatt Krausnick was excited to win a Savage 17mm HMR. (Johnson Publications Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican About 190 people helped make the 26th Annual Southwestern Nebraska Chapter of Pheasants Forever a success Feb. 27 in...