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  • 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)...
  • Investigation in Dundy County forces tighter security, revamped operations

    By Joe Jordan Nebraska Watchdog Call it Dundy County 2.0. Following the recent resignation of a top county manager, a blistering state audit and exclusive reports by Nebraska Watchdog, one leg of the bureaucracy is getting a makeover. “We pr...
  • Matt Klima wins Men’s Open

    Matt Klima of Wauneta topped the field of 48 golfers to win the 2014 Men’s Open held in memory of Kenny Denker. Klima carded a 107 after three rounds of play at the July 13 tourney held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. Joe Johnston of Wauneta took second...
  • Feed My Starving Children event in Imperial next week

    Volunteers still needed for packing event in Imperial   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   In three days next week, volunteers will pack more than 272,000 meals for hungry kids around the world. The 4th annual Feed My Starving Children ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 15, 2004 Making use of the park’s new hiking-biking path, Wauneta’s newly formed walking club, dubbed ‘Hiking to Hawaii,” is nearly halfway to the goal of walking enough miles to go to Hawaii. The 90-plus members hav...
  • One for the record books

    Wheat harvest is well underway in the Wauneta area. As of Tuesday morning the Frenchman Valley Co-op in Wauneta has received just over a million bushels of wheat and representatives estimate there is still a lot waiting to be cut. Here a truck with Mawh...
  • One for the record books

    Wheat harvest is well underway in the Wauneta area. As of Tuesday morning the Frenchman Valley Co-op in Wauneta has received just over a million bushels of wheat and representatives estimate there is still a lot waiting to be cut. Here a truck with Ma...
  • Wauneta’s Harvest Festival two short weeks away

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s annual Harvest Fest celebration is just around the corner. The four-day event will kick off on Thursday, July 24 with a pancake supper at the Wauneta Senior Center and a special showing of the Broa...
  • Wauneta native works to make a difference worldwide

    Linda Egle, right, explains the origins of a crocheted scarf to Carol Maddux at the Wauneta United Methodist Church last month. While in Chase County in June Egle gave presentations in Wauneta and Imperial about the impact Eternal Threads is making for ...