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  • Palisade veteran’s service honored at Kansas high school

    Dean Howard was honored for his service to his country earlier this year at a high school in Kansas. Howard is shown here at his home north of Palisade with the flag that flew at the high school for a month in his honor. (Courtesy Photo) By Sheri H...
  • Wauneta-Palisade Schools starts new school year with record enrollment numbers

    There were lots of smiles on faces as elementary students entered the Palisade Attendance Center last Wednesday for the first day of school. Here kindergarten students, from front, Roberto Flores Lopez, Ayden Baker, Tristen Baker, Nathan Hiett, Kacen Bl...
  • Sheriff, Chief Deputy draw from many years experience

    Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller, left, has served the public in law enforcement for 31 years. Chief Deputy Mike Dukes is currently celebrating his 20th year in law enforcement. Both use their many years of experience in their work within Chase County...
  • Heat doesn’t deter another big fair parade

    The family of Jack and Carol Maddux served as Grand Marshals of the 2015 Chase County Fair parade. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Temperatures in the upper 90s didn’t deter participation in this year’...
  • Fiscal Year ’14-’15 not kind to county hospital

    Reduced usage of clinics and hospital factor in operating loss   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Fewer people sought care at the Chase County Community Hospital’s (CCCH) clinics in Imperial and Wauneta during the 2014-15 fiscal year which...
  • Village holds budget workshop

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees met Tuesday, Aug. 18 to review a preliminary budget for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016. The preliminary budget included special concessions for the Village’s e...
  • WP football season kicks off Friday against Deshler

    Senior, three-year letterwinner Joseph Sramek is one of 24 Broncos out for football this season. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Seniors Chase Rathe, Paul Behrends, Billy Straub, Joseph Sramek and Tyl...
  • Determination, strong muscles prevail at Chase County Fair pedal tractor pull

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   With either steely looks of determination or smiles for the audience, 134 youths participated in the Chase County Fair’s Pedal Tractor Pull Aug. 14. Ages ranged from four through 12, with several more chil...
  • Taking care of America’s elderly may not be a top priority

    By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service   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 S...
  • Fair just the beginning for five Catch-a-calf contestants

    Keegan Krutsinger gets some help catching his calf during to Catch-a-calf contest Tuesday during the Ranch Rodeo. Helping out are (left to right) Perry Vetter, Allan Smith, Brady Mays and Emma Ferguson. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Sta...
  • Fair truck show welcomed many

    By Dharma Blake-Cole The Wauneta Breeze The second annual Smokin’ Chrome Truck Show, put on by Melissa Markee and Eric Becker,  was held Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Chase County Fair. The show was a success with even more entries than last year. ...
  • Tom Osborne to headline TeamMates banquet program Sept. 1 in Imperial

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Area residents will have the chance to hear former Husker Football Coach and Athletic Director Tom Osborne when he travels to Imperial for a Chase County Schools TeamMates program. Osborne, also a three-term N...
  • Conditions perfect for Fair Run participants and volunteers

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The temperature rose to near 100 degrees on the Saturday of the Chase County Fair, but it was still fairly cool the morning of the 37th Annual Chase County Fair Run. It was 73 degrees at the beginning of the...
  • Enders’ Grosbach Farms earns People’s Choice at Car Nutz Cruize-in

    The People’s Choice at the Car Show went to Grosbach Farms and their 1937 GMC pickup. Pictured with Duane Grosbach are Miss Southwest Nebraska Rodeo Queen Jenna Langer, Miss Elwood Rodeo Queen Chyanne Friehe, Miss Wilsonville Rodeo Junior Queen Chayse...
  • Sen. Deb Fischer meets constituents in Imperial

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Questions on immigration, clean air and water, veterans issues, Medicare/Social Security and education were posed to U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer Monday at a listening session in Imperial. Twenty-five area resident...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 25, 2005 First day of school - Aug. 22. The Chase County Fair was deemed a success despite interruptions by rain. More than 1,100 attended the Christian family night show on Wednesday, with nearly 3,000 people at Friday ...
  • Jones prepares to retire from WVFD after 47 years

    Bob Jones, left, will retire from the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department after 47 years of service. Here, WVFD Chief Shannon O’Neil presents Jones a plaque to commemorate his many years of service. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri...
  • Jones prepares to retire from WVFD after 47 years

    Bob Jones, left, will retire from the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department after 47 years of service. Here, WVFD Chief Shannon O’Neil presents Jones a plaque to commemorate his many years of service. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By She...
  • Wauneta Crossroads continues to be a big part of the Wauneta business community

    From left, Angie West, Tracy Haarberg, Janice Haarberg, stand in front of Wauneta Crossroads. Tracy and Janice Haarberg have been its owner since 2008 and Angie West, the manager. The family provides service in Wauneta with its many items for sale and s...
  • Village board reviews preliminary results from test water well drilling

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Village Board met Tuesday, Aug. 11 for their regular August meeting. During the meeting they reviewed preliminary findings from a test well drilling completed by GeoSpec Drilling. The test well drilling...