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  • Bills seek clarity with tax increment financing

    By Sen. Dan Hughes Nebraska State Senator   There were three bills introduced this year that would make changes to Tax Increment Financing (TIF). TIF is a method of financing the public costs associated with a private development project. TIF prov...
  • VFW, American Legion Auxiliary scholarship

    aylor Lee, center, of Elsie was presented the VFW Post 7996 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 304 annual scholarship of $400 on Friday, Feb. 27. The scholarship was presented by Dennis and Sheila Pfeiffer. ee is the daughter of George and Leslie Le...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 3, 2005 The first annual Palisade Chili Cook-off and Poetry Contest, a library fundraiser, was held Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Smith Building with seven cook-off entries and eight poetry entries. Mike Nothous won both the Jud...
  • Theatre has graced Wauneta’s main street, provided entertainment for over 75 years

    The Chateau Theatre has been one of Wauneta’s main sources of entertainment for many years. It survives with the help of many generous volunteers and sponsors within the community. (Christi Christner | The Wauneta Breeze)   Editor’s Note: Th...
  • Theatre has graced Wauneta’s main street, provided entertainment for over 75 years

    The Chateau Theatre has been one of Wauneta’s main sources of entertainment for many years. It survives with the help of many generous volunteers and sponsors within the community. (Christi Christner | The Wauneta Breeze)   Editor’s Note:...
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling favors Nebraska

    Nebraska still liable for $5.5 million settlement   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   “This is a huge win for Nebraska.” That’s how Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) Manager Jasper Fanning described the opinion r...
  • WP, HC making plans to continue co-op/unification talks

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Early this month, on Feb. 4, committees from the Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board and the Hayes Center Public Schools board met to discuss a possible cooperative agreement (co-op) for extracurricular ac...
  • Palisade native serves as Associate Dean of Education at UNK

    Dennis Potthoff, a Palisade native, is an 18 year long faculty member at the University of Nebraska Kearney with an impressive teaching reputation. Potthoff is the son of Betty and the late Frank Potthoff. (Courtesy Photo)   By Christi Christner The...
  • Banquet to celebrate 25 years

    Pheasants Forever banquet chairman Joe Weiss exhibits “Bustin’ Out” by James Hautman, a print that will be auctioned off Saturday night. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican This is a special year for the...
  • Villarreal art show open to public

    Aramando Villarreal hung his art, such as this Mohammad Ali painting, at First Bank & Trust in Imperial last week for a public show. The art work may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until March 6. (Imperial Republican Pho...
  • Strand, Towery place at Inter-High Day

    Wauneta-Palisade students wait with other competitors to hear the results from Inter-High Day held Feb. 18 at McCook Community College. (Courtesy Photo)   Gage Bellamy wants to be an engineer. Exactly what kind of an engineer – he hasn’t de...
  • Rematch with Mullen ahead in Friday’s district finals

    Cameo Rector drives past Hayes Center’s Kasey Clifford during Wauneta-Palisade’s subdistrict final win Thursday at Cambridge. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basket...
  • Senior Crowell leads way as wrestlers gain experience in 2014-15

    Senior Gage Crowell and freshman Colton Barrett had the best records for Wauneta-Palisade this season. Crowell led the way with a 19-17 record. Barrett ended up 11-16.   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos wrestling ...
  • Farming Evolution workshop held in Holyoke

    By Isaac Kreider The Holyoke Enterprise ore than 280 individuals gathered at the Phillips County Event Center for the fourth annual Farming Evolution workshops Thursday and Friday, Feb. 12-13, presented by the local Natural Resources Conservation ...
  • WP lose to DCS in final regular season game

    Tyler Davis looks for a lane past Dundy County-Stratton’s  Reese Troutman. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ regular season ended Friday night with a 50-86 loss to Dundy Coun...
  • WP’s young speech team learning the ropes

    The Wauneta-Palisade speech team continues to have a busy February. The team travelled to Sutherland Feb. 7. Senior Christi Christner was the only Broncos to make the finals. Christner performed the Serious Prose piece “Crazy.” Sponsor Liz Noler ...
  • Cheerleaders take part in State Championships

    Wauneta-Palisade cheerleaders Kenna Blackman, Emily Day, Christi Christner and Faith Simpson participated in the Nebraska State Cheer and Dance Championships last weekend. The group finished sixth, and less than a half of a point out of fifth, in Class ...
  • High school students discover health careers at McCook Community Hospital

    Brody Nordhausen and Cameo Rector learn the fine art of suturing from Rhonda Gourley, Curtis Medical Center nurse and her husband, Terry Gourley, physician assistant, not pictured. (Courtesy Photo)   From suturing to drawing blood to gowning up for ...
  • Shopping for healthcare isn’t like buying computers

    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 (I...
  • Hunter safety, building code and legislative terms

    By Dan Hughes Nebraska State Senator   This past week in the Natural Resources Committee, we heard LB 394, it was introduced by Senator Schliz.  It would prohibit someone from attempting to intimidate another person who is legally authorized to hunt...