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  • Ag Safety Day this Saturday a must for youth

    In 2012, youths learned how to safely put out a fire, as well as how to handle fire extinguishers. (Imperial Republican File Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Chase County is a rural, agricultural community, with most of its youth...
  • State audit: Your highway tax dollars at work—not so fast

    By Joe Jordan Nebraska Watchdog   According to county records, he just might be the hardest working man in the state. According to State Auditor Mike Foley, not so fast. Foley says tips from “concerned citizens” led him to sparsely populated—j...
  • WP FFA member Skow Premier Exhibitor at Junior Angus Show

    Soon-to-be Wauneta-Palisade freshman Reagan Skow, right, brought home numerous honors from the Nebraska Junior Angus Show. Held May 31-June 1 in Broken Bow, Skow was named the Premier Exhibitor and crowned Grand Champion Junior Showman and had the Gran...
  • Mothers defy evolution

    Dear Editor: “As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God, who maketh all,” Ecclesiastes 11:5. Every mother in all the species on God’...
  • Ball diamond continues to be busy in Wauneta

    Josh Hicks gets the stop sign from coach Allison Sandman at the coaches pitch game Monday night in Benkelman. The team will wrap up its season Monday, June 30 at home against Benkelman.  T-ball will also face Benkelman that evening at 6:00 p.m. MT/7:00...
  • High School counselors visit CCC-Columbus

    Marilyn Houdek of Wauneta-Palisade High School was among the 26 Nebraska high school counselors who attended the 2014 Career Connections held Thursday, June 5 at the Central Community College-Columbus. The event is rotated annually among the Columbus, Gr...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 17, 2004 A carry-in dinner was held at the Methodist Church Sunday as a farewell for Pastor Mike Laing who will be serving churches in Utica, York and the Ebenezer Church. Rhonda, Lynn and Raelyn Brunkhorst, Janet and Rich K...
  • College Notes

    Brendan Geier Brett Klima University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced students named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2014.  Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to qualify for this academic distinction and be r...
  • Something old, something new at Palisade Pioneer Days

      Something for everyone at annual Palisade Pioneer Days By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s Palisade Pioneer Days had something for everyone: games for all ages, a parade, car show, food and even some rain. Activities kicked off...
  • Something old, something new at Palisade Pioneer Days

        Something for everyone at annual Palisade Pioneer Days By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s Palisade Pioneer Days had something for everyone: games for all ages, a parade, car show, food and even some rain. Activities kick...
  • Pioneer Days kick off tomorrow

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The 32nd annual Palisade Pioneer Days will kick off tomorrow, Friday, June 13. This year’s celebration will feature two new and exciting events on Saturday. Pioneer Days committee members added a Show &...
  • Upper Republican NRD puts a hold on proposed rule change to transfers

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Proposed rule changes on the transfer of water allocations didn’t make it past the public hearing and discussion phase during last week’s meeting of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD)...
  • School hires part time guidance counselor, bookkeeper

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade school board members approved a contract for a new part time guidance counselor and hired a new part time bookkeeper at their regular meeting on Monday afternoon. Cindy Monnahan will come on ...
  • County’s Ag Safety Day nears

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Chase County’s Progressive Agriculture Ag Safety Day for youths is fast approaching. The June 21 event will be held at the fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., when youths will be able to take in an immense am...
  • Lee travels to North Platte and McCook for All-Star games

    WP’s Tailor Lee led the Black team to a 67-43 win with a team high 13 points in Friday’s Mid-Plains Community College All-Star Game. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Tailor Lee continued her busy summer last w...
  • Hospi-riety Show to benefit Chase County Hospital Foundation

    Touted as a “Little Talent Show Featuring Your Friends with a Little Talent,” Imperial Rotary Club’s Hospi-riety Show will feature some acts never seen before and possibly never seen again. Appropriately, the show will be held on Friday the 13th. A...
  • College Notes

    Tayler Nordhausen Doane College has announced students named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2014. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to qualify for this academic distinction. Among students named was Tayler Nordhaus...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 10, 2004 Palisade has three new businesses: Bargain Center, J.C. Computers and Brock Paints. The Bargain Center’s owners are Bob and Marilyn Top and is the second of two stores opened by the Tops. The other store, Top Notch...
  • Area sees significant rainfall in the past week

    Not only has the rain been good for the crops, cattle are enjoying the benefits also as pastures green up around the area. Time will tell how lasting the benefits will be. The Wauneta area has received 2.55 inches of rain in the past week, though th...
  • Area sees significant rainfall in the past week

    Not only has the rain been good for the crops, cattle are enjoying the benefits also as pastures green up around the area. Time will tell how lasting the benefits will be. The Wauneta area has received 2.55 inches of rain in the past week, though...