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  • Wauneta-Palisade duet acting team earns fifth place medal at state speech in Kearney

    Cameo Rector, left, and Christi Christner brought home a fifth place medal from State Speech in Kearney last week. The duo performed, “Cinderella Revisited,” a new take on the classical tale of the Cinderella/Fairy Godmother relationship. (Sheri H...
  • Sponsors needed for BRAN 35 community information bags

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Wauneta’s BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) 35 committee has been hard at work preparing for BRAN’s visit to Wauneta this summer. When the 600-plus riders arrive in town on June 6, the Wauneta BRAN c...
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety Act to affect new, sold homes in future

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Last Thursday the Nebraska Legislature passed LB34, the Carbon Monoxide Safety Act. Sponsored by Sen. Sarah Howard of Omaha, the bill will require all single and multi-family homes with a building permit i...
  • Wauneta mentors helped keep Fye on the right track

    Ed Fye, 1978 graduate of Wauneta High School, competed for the Doane College football and track teams in the 1980s. After serving as assistant coach for both teams, Fye has been the head coach of the Tigers’ track team since 2002. (Courtesy Photo | Jo...
  • Wauneta-Palisade students perform well at McCook InterHigh Day

    Science students who took chemistry tests last week during McCook Community College’s Inter-high day academic competition also got the chance to participate and observe in various experiments and demonstrations including one by MCC Instructor Jim Garr...
  • Legislature begins full-day debate

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Monday marked the first day that legislators met in session for the entire day. Full-day floor sessions will continue until the Legislature adjourns in early June. Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango said during his tel...
  • Familiar ring of cherished children’s books sticks

    By Lori Pankonin   Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday earlier this month? Who’s Ted Geisel? How about Dr. Seuss? Does that sound more familiar? Aw yes. Who hasn’t heard of Dr. Seuss, the creator of ...
  • Think twice before buying drugs that may not be effective

    Editor’s Note: The Rural Health News Service is funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund and distributed through the Nebraska Press Association Foundation, the Colorado Press Association, the South Dakota Newspaper Association and the Hoosier (IN) S...
  • Bomgaars in Imperial to open early June

    The former Alco building in Imperial is being remodeled into a Bomgaars Supply, Inc., a farm and ranch retail chain. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Work is progressing on the former Alco store at the inte...
  • FCSA returns $4.941 million to area farmers

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced that eligible customer-owners in 17 counties in central Nebraska will receive checks this month totaling $4,941,000—their share of the financial cooperative’s record $160 million cash-back divide...
  • Injuries taking toll on Broncos’ track squad

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze With 17 athletes on the roster, Wauneta-Palisade track coach Dawn Doetker has worries as to how the team can compete at meets. The problem has gotten worse as the injury bug has bitten the team. Sophomore Tyler ...
  • Shark dissection among SCORE camp highlights for grades 3-4

    Third and fourth graders attending this summer’s SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) will have a variety of activities, including shark dissection. Their camp week June 10-12 starts at Chase County Schools where they will attend program...
  • Let’s hear it for the ducks

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The Frenchman Valley Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter is hosting its annual banquet this Saturday night. The fun begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the Imperial City Gym. The dinner will begin about 7 p.m., ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 24, 2005 The Wauneta-Palisade school board met in special session to approve the voter resolution to move Wauneta’s kindergarten through fourth grade to attend school in Palisade. A special election will be held May 17. ...
  • Hicks, Jones named prom king, queen

    Austin Hicks and Kian Jones (middle) were chosen as Prom King and Queen at Saturday’s festivities.  King and queen candidates included, from left, Chris Carl, Gage Crowell, Christi Christner and Lesley Towery. The theme of the night was “A Night of...
  • Hicks, Jones named prom king, queen

    Austin Hicks and Kian Jones (middle) were chosen as Prom King and Queen at Saturday’s festivities.  King and queen candidates included, from left, Chris Carl, Gage Crowell, Christi Christner and Lesley Towery. The theme of the night was “A Night ...
  • Residents asked to beware of phone scams

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   A phone scam hit Wauneta on Tuesday and the Chase County Sheriff’s Office asks all residents to use extreme caution. Chief Deputy Mike Dukes said the Sheriff’s office received two reports of suspicious ...
  • BRAN 35 meeting Sunday

    Groups planning to serve food, those who wish to volunteer urged to attend   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Individuals and groups who would like to volunteer during the Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) event this June are stro...
  • Kisinger awarded “Administrator of the Year”

    Last week Lisa Kisinger, center, received an “Administrator of the Year Award” from Rural Health Development, the company that manages Sunrise Heights of Wauneta. On Thursday, Village Clerk Evelyn Skelton, left, and Village Board Member Page Johnsto...
  • Village board approves one and six road plan, hears audit report

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta Village Board held the annual One and Six Year Road Plans public hearing prior to the regular board meeting last Tuesday, March 10. Aaron Peterson with W Design Associates of McCook was present a...