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  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Buckle up for safety

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   With Memorial Day approaching and the start of the summer travel season, I want to urge every single Nebraskan to buckle up every time you get into a vehicle. Whether we are running an errand, picking up kids from...
  • Teach kids about safety on Missing Children’s Day

    By Jon Bruning Nebraska Attorney General   Every year, an estimated 800,000 American children are reported missing - more than 2,000 children every day. As a parent of two beautiful kids, this statistic is both heartbreaking and frightening. As Attor...
  • SW 4 Extension Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office.   May 26—Curtis Youth Animal Science Field Day NCTA. June 2—Imperial Sheep and Hog Tag Day 9:00-11:00 a.m. CT. June 3—All Counties All...
  • Local history to be featured Sunday at county museum

    On Sunday, May 29, the Chase County Museum will feature Charley Colton’s collection of postcards and collectibles from the Chase County area. Colton began his postcard collection about seven years ago, with emphasis on Chase County. Two years ago, he n...
  • Additional bus added to historic Texas Trail-Wild West’ bus tour

    Because of the interest in this year’s Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival Wild West Bus Tour — which will include a tour of the canyon lands of the Republican River and Frenchman and Stinking Water Creeks — officials have added a second bus which...
  • Palisade’s Blood Drive rescheduled

    The Palisade Blood Drive has been rescheduled due to a shortage of Red Cross staff. The Palisade Blood that had been scheduled for May 24 has been rescheduled for Monday, June 20, 2011, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. CT at the Palisade Auxiliary Hall. Mark this c...
  • Chris Bartels, Colby Skelton awarded Doane College academic scholarships

    Doane College recently announced 2011 high-school graduates who were offered Doane College scholarships in recognition of superior academic performance. Chris Bartels and Colby Skelton, graduating seniors at Wauneta-Palisade High School, have been named...
  • College Notes

    Autumn Alberts Luke Wright Stacee Wright Autumn Alberts, Luke Wright and Stacee Wright were among students who qualified for the spring 2011 academic honors lists at Chadron State College. A total of 529 students were named to the academic honors list...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: More graduations . . .

    By Nola Straub Graduations are fun? We were off to another graduation last week. This one for grandson Shawn in Kaycee, Wyo. David fixed his prime rib dinner. Next year when school starts they will have an empty nest except for holidays and a few week en...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: May 20, 21 and 22

      'Prom' Starring Aimee Teegarden and Thomas McDonell Rated PG 103 Minutes ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Palisade’s Village-Wide Garage Sales Saturday It will be a bargain hunter’s hey-day Saturday when Palisade community members kick off their Village-Wide Garage Sales at 7 a.m. MT/8 a.m. CT this Saturday, May 21. Garage sale flyers identifying garage...
  • School musical takes crowd on journey

    Brothers Grimm fairy tales were relived last weekend when Wauneta-Palisade students performed ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’ for this year’s high school musical. Shown at the Wauneta gymnasium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the musical intertwines sever...
  • Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival to include Texas Trail outing to canyon lands along the Stinking Water and Frenchman

    McCook’s 2011 Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival will kick off with a pair of events hosted by McCook Community College including a “Wild West Bus Tour” and western dance lessons at the Fox Theatre. Those who sign up can ride the Texas Trail wit...
  • Introducing the newest WP freshman class

    Wauneta-Palisade Schools promoted this group of 11 eighth graders to high school on Monday as part of Honors Night actitivies. Members of the WP Class of 2015 include, front row from left, Tom McGraw, Christopher Carl, Tyler Knotts, Austin Hicks and Chr...
  • Lawmakers down to final weeks of 90-day session

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, May 17 By Jan Rahn The Grant Tribune Sentinel   Over-booked for the morning, Sen. Mark Christensen did a quick 20-minute run-down on the status of a few bills in the Nebraska Legislature duri...
  • WP youngsters ‘spring’ into melody at elementary concert

    Preschoolers from Kristy Vapenik’s class perform the “Bumble Bee Song” during last Tuesday’s Elementary Spring Concert at the Wauneta gymnasium. Pictured at front from left are Hailea Baker, Ryleigh McCrumb and Mandy Sandoval. At back from left,...
  • Three WP girls qualify for state track meet

    Bronco boys not quite as lucky By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A trio of Wauneta-Palisade girls are heading to Omaha this weekend for a chance to take home state gold, following solid performances at last Wednesday’s D-9 District Track Meet in ...
  • Sports Lineup

    State track meet set for this weekend in Omaha A trio of Bronco track and field athletes head to Omaha tomorrow (Friday) for a chance to win a state medal. Here is a closer look at the start times for each WP qualifier and event:   Abbie Fanning will ...
  • SHOUT OUT: Congratulations to the WP music department

    Their “Into the Woods” play was outstanding. Each person played their part exceptionally well, and were well-prepared by their teachers, Aaron and Sara Behrends. We have exceptional talent in our schools. If you didn’t see this production, you miss...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Fate of CIR should be known soon

    Local governments haven’t fared well in the 2011 Legislature when it comes to money issues. First, lawmakers completely did away with direct aid to cities, counties and natural resources districts. That cut, at the behest of Gov. Dave Heineman, cost th...