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  • IKE’s Scramble draws 23 teams

    Matt Teply of Imperial and Justin Kulwicki and Kelly Basnett, both of McCook, teamed up to win the IKE’s 3-Person Scramble Saturday, July 26 held at the Enders Golf Course. The scramble, sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska IKEs, drew a field of 23 teams...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 29, 2004 Wayne and Marie Smith were chosen as the grand marshals for Harvest Fest. Smith has been in the trucking business over 65 years and the couple will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary in October. Heavy rains ...
  • Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

    New to the Harvest Fest lineup was a Greased Pig Chase sponsored by the Wauneta-Palisade FFA. While some kids like Erika Rahn (pictured with pig) grabbed right on to the event, others, like LiLeigh Littrel, weren’t so sure. (Christi Christner | The Wa...
  • Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

    New to the Harvest Fest lineup was a Greased Pig Chase sponsored by the Wauneta-Palisade FFA. While some kids like Erika Rahn (pictured with pig) grabbed right on to the event, others, like LiLeigh Littrel, weren’t so sure. (Christi Christner | The ...
  • Village board discusses water plans, use of jake brakes

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Village board members continued discussion of how to bring Wauneta’s water into compliance for arsenic levels at last week’s board meeting, held Tuesday, July 15. David Blau from Miller and Associates a...
  • Getting his buzz on

    Spray planes have been busy lately across Southwest Nebraska. Ken Schilke of Steggs Aerial Spraying said the planes have been spraying for Western Bean Cutworm and also applying fungicide. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)...
  • Deputy joins sheriff’s department

    Jason Swartz, 35, looks forward to “helping people who need help” in Chase County. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Jason Swartz was hired July 1 by the Chase County Sheriff’s Department, bringing the st...
  • Subtle hint leads to organized drawers

    By Lori Pankonin   CRASH! Oh no! I knew the staples for that little stapler were in that drawer somewhere. Oops.  In my haste, I pulled the drawer out just a tad bit too far to check in the very very back. And that’s when the drawer tipped and the ...
  • Doetker finishes in top third at national high school rodeo finals

    Jordyn Doetker and her horse Tilly had their last ride together at the National High School Rodeo Association Finals last week in Rock Springs, Wyo. The pair finished in 34th place. (Breeze file photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Jordy...
  • PeeWee baseball season ends at Tri-Valley League Tournament

    After finishing the season with a win against Paxton and a loss against Sutherland, the Wauneta-Palisade PeeWee baseball team entered the Tri-Valley League Tournament last week as a number five seed. WP beat Ogallala Orange Sunday in Wallace and advanced...
  • College Notes

    Blair Dixon The University of Nebraska Medical Center announced its spring 2014 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, radiation science technology and clinical laboratory science programs. To qualify for the dean’s lis...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 22, 2004 Eunice Bodeman observed her 91st birthday Saturday, June 17. She was guest of honor Friday at the Senior Center and for two tables of canasta there later, hosted by Mary Ellen Fanning and Verna Anderson. Guests enjo...
  • Harvest Fest starts today: Fun new events, old favorites

    Little ones work to pick up nickels at the Valley Bank Nickel Scramble during Harvest Fest last year. The event, one of the celebration’s “old favorites,” will be offered again this year following the parade on Saturday. (Breeze file photo)   N...
  • Harvest Fest starts today: Fun new events, old favorites

    Little ones work to pick up nickels at the Valley Bank Nickel Scramble during Harvest Fest last year. The event, one of the celebration’s “old favorites,” will be offered again this year following the parade on Saturday. (Breeze file photo)   ...
  • Summer one day longer for WP students

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade school board extended the summer vacation by one day Monday at their regular July meeting. The board amended the 2014-2015 school calendar by shaving a day off the beginning of the year a...
  • Peru leaves its mark on small town Nebraskans

    A short term missions team from Hamlet Union Church left for Peru on June 3 and returned June 12. Team members included, from back left, Courtney Clark, Lindsey Acton, Paul Behrends, Aaron Behrends, Peter Holmes and Sara Behrends, middle from left, Josh...
  • Broadway on screen showing at Chateau Theatre next Thursday

    Angela Lansbury, pictured, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines star in the Broadway production of “Driving Miss Daisy.” The Broadway on Screen show will be played at the Chateau Theatre in Wauneta on Thursday, July 24. (Courtesy Photo)   By Sheri Hi...
  • All eligible general-only election incumbents filed by deadline

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The incumbent filing deadline for the general-only election was Tuesday. All incumbents eligible for re-election filed by the deadline. Area offices included in the general-only election include Southwest P...
  • Fair: Smokin’ Chrome Truck Show

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Melissa Markee and Eric Becker have teamed up to organize a new truck show for the 2014 Chase County Fair. The “Smokin’ Chrome Truck Show” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. MT in t...
  • WP cheerleaders attend camp

    Wauneta-Palisade cheerleaders (front row, l to r) Taylor Hiett, Cheyenne Cavanaugh, Christi Christner, (back row, l to r) Emily Day, sponsor Ayla Rector, Faith Simpson and Kenna Blackman attended the UCA cheer camp in Overton July 9-10. (Courtesy Photo)...