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  • Four to take part in All-State Band

    Chase Rathe, Brody Nordhausen, Kenna Blackman and Paul Behrends (l to r) will be taking part in the Class D All-State Band this weekend in Kearney. Rathe plays the baritone, Nordhausen percussion, Blackman flute, Paul Behrends bass. (Courtesy Phot...
  • WP Quiz Bowl team finishes season

    he Wauneta-Palisade Quiz Bowl team placed seventh at its district competition last week. Facing Chase County, Dundy County-Stratton, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Maywood, Medicine Valley and Southwest, WP picked up wins over Hitchcock County and Ch...
  • Winter sports awards continue

    Wauenta-Palisade students Paul Behrends, Brody Nordhausen, Miranda Behrends, Ellie Lee and Willis Christner have received Academic All-State recognition for the winter sports season. P. Behrends was recognized in both basketball and speech. Nordhausen ...
  • Portion of gas tax increase would go to counties, cities

    By Senator Dan Hughes Nebraska State Senator - 44th District   Last week we started all day debate. One of the bills that we will be debating soon is LB 610. This bill would increase the motor fuels tax rate by 1.5 cents every year, for four years. ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 31, 2005 Five W-P seniors, Sheridan Wright, Josh Skelton, Cody Egle, Jake Rundback and Hondo Fanning, will receive their state FFA degrees, the highest honor awarded at the state level in FFA, at the state convention in Lin...
  • Wauneta-Palisade duet acting team earns fifth place medal at state speech in Kearney

    Cameo Rector, left, and Christi Christner brought home a fifth place medal from State Speech in Kearney last week. The duo performed, “Cinderella Revisited,” a new take on the classical tale of the Cinderella/Fairy Godmother relationship. (Sheri Hin...
  • Wauneta-Palisade duet acting team earns fifth place medal at state speech in Kearney

    Cameo Rector, left, and Christi Christner brought home a fifth place medal from State Speech in Kearney last week. The duo performed, “Cinderella Revisited,” a new take on the classical tale of the Cinderella/Fairy Godmother relationship. (Sheri H...
  • Sponsors needed for BRAN 35 community information bags

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Wauneta’s BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) 35 committee has been hard at work preparing for BRAN’s visit to Wauneta this summer. When the 600-plus riders arrive in town on June 6, the Wauneta BRAN c...
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety Act to affect new, sold homes in future

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Last Thursday the Nebraska Legislature passed LB34, the Carbon Monoxide Safety Act. Sponsored by Sen. Sarah Howard of Omaha, the bill will require all single and multi-family homes with a building permit i...
  • Wauneta mentors helped keep Fye on the right track

    Ed Fye, 1978 graduate of Wauneta High School, competed for the Doane College football and track teams in the 1980s. After serving as assistant coach for both teams, Fye has been the head coach of the Tigers’ track team since 2002. (Courtesy Photo | Jo...
  • Wauneta-Palisade students perform well at McCook InterHigh Day

    Science students who took chemistry tests last week during McCook Community College’s Inter-high day academic competition also got the chance to participate and observe in various experiments and demonstrations including one by MCC Instructor Jim Garr...
  • Legislature begins full-day debate

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Monday marked the first day that legislators met in session for the entire day. Full-day floor sessions will continue until the Legislature adjourns in early June. Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango said during his tel...
  • Familiar ring of cherished children’s books sticks

    By Lori Pankonin   Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday earlier this month? Who’s Ted Geisel? How about Dr. Seuss? Does that sound more familiar? Aw yes. Who hasn’t heard of Dr. Seuss, the creator of ...
  • Think twice before buying drugs that may not be effective

    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 (IN) S...
  • Bomgaars in Imperial to open early June

    The former Alco building in Imperial is being remodeled into a Bomgaars Supply, Inc., a farm and ranch retail chain. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Work is progressing on the former Alco store at the inte...
  • FCSA returns $4.941 million to area farmers

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced that eligible customer-owners in 17 counties in central Nebraska will receive checks this month totaling $4,941,000—their share of the financial cooperative’s record $160 million cash-back divide...
  • Injuries taking toll on Broncos’ track squad

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze With 17 athletes on the roster, Wauneta-Palisade track coach Dawn Doetker has worries as to how the team can compete at meets. The problem has gotten worse as the injury bug has bitten the team. Sophomore Tyler ...
  • Shark dissection among SCORE camp highlights for grades 3-4

    Third and fourth graders attending this summer’s SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) will have a variety of activities, including shark dissection. Their camp week June 10-12 starts at Chase County Schools where they will attend program...
  • Let’s hear it for the ducks

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The Frenchman Valley Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter is hosting its annual banquet this Saturday night. The fun begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the Imperial City Gym. The dinner will begin about 7 p.m., ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 24, 2005 The Wauneta-Palisade school board met in special session to approve the voter resolution to move Wauneta’s kindergarten through fourth grade to attend school in Palisade. A special election will be held May 17. ...