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  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: The clinks and clanks of life

    My grandpa used to call me Blue Eyes. Riding with him in his Ford pickup was sometimes like trying to stay on a bronc. Especially when you’re three years old and the bumps in the country road are bigger than the size of your very shoes. He taught me ho...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Cleaning chores worth the effort

    We returned to the cabin after allowing the suggested time for the bug bomb effects to air out. Oh the joys you find after something’s been closed up for the winter. While Russ went through the checklist of getting the water turned on and headed down t...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: No praise for pair of senators from Gov. Heineman

    Understanding politics and policymaking often requires reading between the lines. Take Gov. Dave Heineman’s farewell to the 2011 Legislature. His Excellency generally congratulated lawmakers for successfully dealing with a revenue shortfall that once ...
  • SHOUT OUT: Annette, Dwight and Dave to the rescue!

    We want to make a shout out to Annette Long and Dwight Egle. We experienced car trouble and had to stop at Jim Long’s farm. Annette graciously invited us into her home, on a very hot day, while we waited for Dwight to pick us up. Dave Hamilton even pi...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office.   June 14—Imperial Chase County Extension Board UN-L Extension Office in Chase County 5:30 p.m. MT. June 15— Trenton Hitchcock County Exte...
  • ‘Road Show’ at museum Sunday

    The Chase County Historical Society will host a “road show” at the Chase County Museum on Sunday, June 12. Bob Jones from Kansas will be on hand to give all interested persons a professional appraisal of their treasured belongings. Everyone is invite...
  • College Notes

    Marc Klima Midland University President Dr. Benjamin Sasse conferred degrees upon 250 graduates during the spring 2011 commencement ceremonies in Fremont, Nebr. Midland welcomed U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg to the campus as the comm...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Young grads - decisions and choices . . .

    By Nola Straub All the young folks who have just graduated will either be off to college in the fall, into the job market, military service, or summer jobs until the end of summer when they need to decide. The summer after I graduated from W.H.S. the ch...
  • Guest night at Christian Women’s Club

    It is a night for guests! Bring a guest and enjoy the evening listening to the guest speaker originally from Pakistan. Friday evening, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. MT at the Methodist Church, 500 Warren Avenue, Grant, Nebr., the Christian Women’s Club will...
  • Local News Briefs

    Wauneta Swimming Pool opens this week Hey kids, the pool’s open! The Wauneta Municipal Swimming Pool opened for the season this week, with Tuesday, May 31, the first day the pool was open. Regular pool hours will be Monday through Saturday from 1 to ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: June 3, 4 and 5

      'Thor' Starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman Rated PG-13 115 Minutes ...
  • In Service of Their Country

    Nation pauses to remember those who answered call of duty Across America Monday, the nation paused to pay respect to the country’s veterans in Memorial Day services, including several in southwest Nebraska. Representatives from the Wauneta American...
  • School’s out for summer!

    Wauneta-Palisade elementary students traded in pencils and books for swings and water guns when they visited the city park to celebrate the last day of school last Thursday. The day at the park served as a back-up plan after the annual Elementary Field D...
  • Memorial Day services at Riverside Cemetery

    Pastor Greg Stuckwisch delivers the message at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery Memorial Day services Monday as Colby Skelton looks on. Now in uniform as a member of the Army National Guard, Skelton was in charge of raising and lowing the flag to half mas...
  • Christensen gets bills passed on gun rights and foster parent issues

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th districts, took some time Friday to reflect back on the accomplishments of this year’s legislative session. During the 90-day session, Christensen...
  • Benkelman’s Lutz joins Breeze team

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Breeze has a new staff member in the mix, with Taylor Lutz, of Benkelman, joining the news team. Lutz, who currently attends the University of Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, will work as a part-time writ...
  • WP’s Martin takes MVP at Cambridge CSO All-Star game

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   One game was close, while one wasn’t at all. But at the conclusion of both the girls and boys games of the Cambridge CSO All-Star basketball games, two things were consistent: The West team was the winner, and a ...
  • Twelve teams competing in co-ed softball

    Games start Monday By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   The co-ed softball league including Imperial and Wauneta teams will see an increase in participation this summer. League coordinator Denise Smith of Imperial said 12 teams have registered f...
  • Sports Lineup

    Girls softball Tuesday, June 7 Head to the Wauneta softball diamond next week to catch a trio of home games for the WP girls. Action starts at 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT when the C-Team hosts Atwood. A double header for the B-Team will follow immediately after ...
  • Winner of Otis “Knotty”Knotwell 3-Man Scramble determined in playoff

    Three teams ended play knotted at 67 in the Otis “Knotty” Knotwell Memorial Senior 3-Man Scramble held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The team of Jim Knotwell, Rick Einspahr and Art Luhrs won the playoff on the second hole. Tying for second and third...