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  • Churches in Wauneta, Palisade share the spirit of Christmas with others

    Gifts for the United Methodist Churches of Wauneta and Palisade sponsored an Angel Tree for families in need for the fourth year. Gifts given to the “angels” were delivered to Valley Bank and Trust in Wauneta and Pioneer Community Federal Credit U...
  • Trenton man charged with first degree murder in Wright case

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Twenty-two year old John R. Leahy III of Trenton has been charged with first degree murder for killing 18-year-old Austin  J. Wright. Wright’s mother reported him missing to the Hitchcock County Sheriff...
  • Sinner to serve another stint as Village chairman, village board comes to a decision on alley access

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Village Board elected Lloyd Sinner as chairman for another year during the board’s regular December meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 9. Sinner was first elected as chairman of the board in 1996. Sinner ...
  • Chase County’s equipment in good repair

    Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Commissioners  Chuck Vette and Jodi Thompson met Dec. 9 for the first Chase County Commissioners meeting of the month.   County equipment inspections Rick Broshears and Ron Aufrecht from Nebraska Machinery Compa...
  • Public invited to Christmas dinner

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Christmas will be celebrated with a dinner in Imperial Dec. 25, thanks to the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association. Everyone is invited to join at the Imperial Eagles Club between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. M...
  • Sheriff’s Department armed with new alcohol breath testers

    Deputy Spencer Rowley readies one of the new alcohol breath testing units for use. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   All four members of the Chase County Sheriff’s Department have been armed with new hand h...
  • Writer congratulates school for discussing communication with public

    Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate the Wauneta-Palisade School Board not only for recognizing but also for taking up discussion about the issue of communication with the public. I would also like to suggest that we don’t just adopt one-way, ...
  • Farm Bill meeting in Imperial last Friday draws full house

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Area farmers packed the St. Patrick’s parish hall in Imperial Friday, Dec. 12 to learn more specifics about the 2014 Farm Bill passed this year. The meeting, which drew more than 130 people, was led by L...
  • Broncos wrestlers gaining experience, improving

    Gage Crowell, above, and Cody Barrett picked up wins at the Southern Valley Invitational. Barrett placed fifth in the 182- pound bracket. (Courtesy photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Freshman Colton Barrett set the pace for the Waunet...
  • Cambridge tops WP girls’ and boys’ basketball teams

    Chris Carl (22) and Brody Nordhausen (13) fight for a loose ball during Friday’s game. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The visitors from Cambridge proved too much for the Wauneta-Palisade boys’ and g...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week December 16, 2004 Clark and Donna McMinn met Janet and Dan McMinn and boys of Kearney at Minden and spent the weekend touring Pioneer Village and seeing the Christmas lights. Sunday Edith and Reinhold Gloy met Ron and Pam Gloy,...
  • Santa a hit at Wauneta, Palisade Christmas celebrations

    Left, LiLeigh Littrel didn’t want to sit on Santa’s lap at Wauneta’s Santa Saturday, but that didn’t stop her from stretching up to tell him her Christmas wishes. Right, Austyn Wickizer sits on Santa’s lap to share her Christmas list as Mrs....
  • Santa a hit at Wauneta, Palisade Christmas celebrations

    Left, LiLeigh Littrel didn’t want to sit on Santa’s lap at Wauneta’s Santa Saturday, but that didn’t stop her from stretching up to tell him her Christmas wishes. Right, Austyn Wickizer sits on Santa’s lap to share her Christmas list as Mrs. C...
  • Wauneta selected as beginning town for Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska in June 2015

    Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska recently announced Wauneta as the beginning town on their 2015 BRAN tour of Nebraska. Here, bikers take off on their journey across the state during the 2000 ride across the state when the beginning town was Imperial. (Repub...
  • School purchases new vehicle, discusses communication

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade School board met Monday, Dec. 8 for their regular December meeting. The noon meeting included action items to excuse absent board members, discuss alternative communication, recognize WE...
  • Champion Community Center a busy place during 10th annual Vision of Trees

    The lights of a merry-go-round reflect off a snowglobe depicting the Nativity scene. The Christmas decorations were part of a table set up at Champion’s Vision of Trees. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze ...
  • Hospital CEO comments on ambulance transfer story

    Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the recent article in the Dec. 4 Imperial Republican and Wauneta Breeze concerning ambulance transfers written by Diane Stamm. It was stated that the hospital nurses do not want to go on transfers and there are ...
  • Giving of her talents to area communities

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   She considers herself lucky. After spending years living and studying in Mexico, Belgium and Spain, and then traveling around the world for a shoe manufacturing business, Venedith Vargas ended up in Grant, tea...
  • Farm Bill info meeting coming to Imperial Friday

    New farm legislation signed into law in February made changes to farm income support programs that area producers will want to learn about. Area farmers will have that chance this Friday when the UNL Extension Service and Farm Service Agency team up f...
  • WP One-Act Play misses State berth by five seconds

    Sydnee Harchelroad (top), (l to r) Leiauna Alberts, Cameo Rector and Paul Behrends received Outstanding Actor/Actress awards at Districts Wednesday, Dec. 3. Along with Christi Christner and Tyler Davis, Harchelroad, Rector and Alberts received recogniti...