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  • CAPITOL VIEW: Politicians caught in the middle of Keystone XL Pipeline issue

    What role might the proposed Keystone XL pipeline play in Nebraska’s 2012 elections? The proposed pipeline, which would move sand tar coal across a portion of the Sand Hills and the Ogallala Aquifer, is catching almost enough hellfire and brimstone to ...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Update on flooding

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I want to share an update on the flood situation that is threatening many communities across our state. Communities along the Missouri River, from Niobrara, to South Sioux City, Blair, Fort Calhoun, Omaha, Bellevue...
  • Nebraska Corn Board supports proposed ethanol legislation

    The Nebraska Corn Board today praised the efforts of Nebraska Senators Mike Johanns and Ben Nelson for their support and co-sponsorship of the Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act introduced by Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of ...
  • Experience Visual Arts Camp at Champion

    By Kimberly Cook Extension Educator Do YOU want a chance to be creative? Do YOU like taking pictures or drawing? Then Visual Arts Camp is your chance to shine. This camp will be held June 27 - 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Champion at the Community Cent...
  • Eggs on display at Chase County Museum

    On Sunday, Jeannine Cox will display her mother’s (Mabel Bernard’s) vast creation of cut and decorated goose eggs. She learned this art from her cousin, Thelma Schamp, and decorated the eggs for more than 15 years. Using thousands of goose, ostrich a...
  • College Notes

    Blair Dixon Cody Fanning Doane College has announced students named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2011. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to qualify for this academic distinction. Named to the Dean’s List were Bl...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office. June 16—Benkelman Dundy County Extension Board Dundy County Courthouse 7 p.m. MT. June 17—Hayes Center Hayes County Extension Board Hayes Co...
  • FSA authorizes CRP grazing for flooded ranchers

    Livestock producers that aren’t able to access pastureland due to flooding can use CRP for grazing, according to Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. “Because of the unprecedented flooding we’re seeing acro...
  • Nebraska Farm Service Agency announces Extended Prevented Planting Reporting Date

    Due to flood and excessive moisture throughout the state, Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the deadline for reporting prevented planting to coincide with the final crop reporting deadline of July 15th for the 2011 crop year. “Typically, ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Planting flowers . . .

    By Nola Straub Flowers to plant make me happy… it always adds spark to the yard to have the pops of colorful plants. It is easier to have the wind shelter of town to protect the plants. It is however helpful to have different heights of containers to h...
  • Local News Briefs

    Susie’s Creative Stitches celebrating 10 years It’s hard to believe, but Susie’s Creative Stitches has been keeping southwest Nebraska outfitted with the best in customized apparel for 10 years now. The Wauneta business will host an open house Jun...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: June 10, 11 and 12

      'Rio' Featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and George Lopez Rated G 99 Minutes Sponsored by BWTelcom ...
  • Diving headlong into summer

    The Wauneta swimming pool is open and according to the energetic clientele there the water is just right. It might not officially be summer yet, but the weather outside might make you think differently. With temperatures already approaching triple dig...
  • Financial assistance remains available to Wauneta homeowners

    The Village of Wauneta has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation this past year to offer the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The program allows income-eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safe...
  • Wednesday morning story hour at the Wauneta Public Library

    The summer reading program is off to a great start at the Wauneta Public Library, with the first Wednesday morning session held last week. Above, Lindsay Acton points to an area on the map where the story read by her mother Cindy Acton, at left, takes p...
  • 2011 Wau-Pal girls softball teams take field

    Members of this year’s Wauneta-Palisade B Softball Team include, standing from left, Assistant Coach Dawnta Harchelroad, Emma Skelton, Hannah Nordhausen, Brianna Einspahr, Sydnee Harchelroad, Brooklyn Nordhausen, Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe and Head Coa...
  • WP trio attends basketball camp

    Three Wauneta-Palisade basketball players were participants in the Hastings College Blue Collar Basketball Camp, which took place from May 29-31. The camp, meant to improve basketball skills and raise dedication, is led by Hastings College Men’s Baske...
  • 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 (excluding July 4). This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2. June 6 sc...
  • Chase County Hospital sponsoring ‘CHEWs It or Lose It’ Triathlon

    In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle with area residents, Chase County Community Hospital is sponsoring an amateur triathlon titled “CHEWs It or Lose It.” The acronym CHEWS stands for Chase Healthcare Employee Wellness Program. While the CHEWS...
  • WP’s Pruter wins National Fellowship Award

    Kathryn Pruter, a high school teacher at Wauneta-Palisade Schools, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, of Washington, D.C., in its 20th annual fellowship competition. A total of 57 fellowships ...