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  • NRD leases mineral rights on Rock Creek property

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   With oil exploration heating up in Dundy County, the Upper Republican Natural Resources District accepted an offer to lease the mineral rights on 2,200 acres of the Rock Creek Project. During their regular m...
  • New Harchelroad dealership to be located on east Hwy. 6 in Imperial

    Imperial Contracting begins demolition of a building to make way for Harchelroad Motors’ new home on East Hwy. 6. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Harchelroad Motors in Imperial will be getting a new ho...
  • Imperial Auction Market sold

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Imperial Auction Market owners Lloyd and Sandy Wilson announced this week they have sold the sale barn, effective Sept. 1, 2014. The barn has been purchased by Preston Smith and his wife, Marissa. Smith i...
  • Heating up the court

    Wauneta-Palisade volleyball players have hit the gym, battling the warm temperatures as volleyball practice started Monday. Under the watchful eyes of coaches Michelle Harchelroad (far left) and Jennifer Loker, seniors Leiauna Alberts (middle) and Han...
  • Rope ’em, pen ’em, doctor ’em, load ’em: Ranch Rodeo tackles practical side of cowboy skills

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Cowboys tackled the practical skills of cattle handling Tuesday night at the Ranch Rodeo. The 10 teams of four took turns roping, tying, penning and loading steers to find the best ranch hands. Divided into ...
  • Bustin’ chops

    Fifty-six area youths gathered Wednesday afternoon for the annual Mutton Bustin’ event at the Chase County Fair. Kids, ages four to seven and under 60 pounds, could take part in the event. Above, Dominic Harris hangs on for dear life. Below, Kolt...
  • Kids turn out for one of fair’s biggest pedal tractor pulls

      By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Organizers said the near-150 youths who competed in Friday’s pedal tractor pull at the Chase County Fair was among the biggest number ever. A total of 145 competed in the age 4-12 divisions with sev...
  • State FFA Vice Presidents make local visit to FVC in Imperial

    State FFA Officers, from left Blair Hartman, Andrea Wach and Brandon Nichols, visited the FVC headquarters in Imperial during the Chase County Fair. (Christi Christner | The Wauneta Breeze)   State FFA Officers from Imperial, Hayes Center visit FVC...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 19, 2004 Classes begin at WP Monday. The Frenchman Valley Mutual Aid presented Lloyd Sinner with a plaque honoring him for his 43 years of service and dedication to the district and for being one of the founders of the F...
  • 2014 Chase County Fair completes another successful run

    Country singer Chris Young drew a big crowd for his concert at the Chase County Fair Saturday night. He and his band were flanked by a wall of LED screens that showed video and graphics throughout the show—a first for the Chase County Fair. (Jan Schul...
  • 2014 Chase County Fair completes another successful run

    Country singer Chris Young drew a big crowd for his concert at the Chase County Fair Saturday night. He and his band were flanked by a wall of LED screens that showed video and graphics throughout the show—a first for the Chase County Fair. (Jan Sch...
  • Dr. Younger to join hospital staff

    Dr. David Younger and his wife, Kay, spent Monday, Aug. 11 in Imperial. Dr. Younger has signed a three-year contract with the Chase County Community Hospital and will begin his practice here as soon as his Nebraska licensing is complete. (Imperial Repu...
  • School board revises activity eligibility policy

    K-12 enrollment expected to break the 200 mark for the first time since 2007-2008 By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade school board met Monday evening for their regular August meeting where they finalized details fo...
  • Alexander earns Accredited Automotive Manager designation

    Sheila Alexander, right, graduated from the Automotive Management Institute as an Accredited Automotive Manager at a conference held in Detroit earlier this month. Lonnie, left, was recertified as an Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I...
  • ‘Livin’ the Dream’ parade getting bigger by the day

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Entries continue to flow in every day for Saturday’s Chase County Fair Parade that has a “Livin’ the Dream” theme. Set for a 10:30 a.m. start in front of the Imperial Manor, it will travel east on 10...
  • County fair reflections spark meeting my man

    By Lori Pankonin   Chase County Fair time brings memories from all angles...from my childhood, to teen years and dating, to watching our children soak in the thrills, to the hours of volunteer experiences, to seeing people galore and to experiencing t...
  • Broncos back in action

    Athletes across the state hit the practice fields Monday. Along with football, boys’ tennis, girls’ golf and softball teams started practice. Volleyball practices will begin Monday, Aug. 18. The Bronco’s football team is expecting 16 players to p...
  • Stackers take Junior Olympics

    William, left, and Caroline Polly, children of Kris and Kaura Polly of Arlington, Va. and grandchildren of Karl and Judy Polly of Wauneta recently participated in the Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa. (Courtesy Photo)   By Caroline Polly   Aug...
  • Mixed Format 2-Man or 2-Lady Scramble held at Enders Course

    On Aug. 9 the Enders Lake Golf Course was the site for a 27-Hole Mixed Format 2-Man and 2-Lady Scramble. Fifteen teams were at play in the men’s division with seven ladies’ teams at play. Topping the men’s division were Matt Klima and Lee Denker ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 12, 2004 Families of the late Ralph and Gertie Sandman held a reunion Saturday at the Wauneta Legion Hall, hosted by the family of Jack and Verna Sandman. There were 68 present. Amy Maxfield was among 30 of 400 employees...