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  • CAPITOL VIEW: Bill to remove TERC members clearly pointed at Wickersham

    When Bob Wickersham was a state senator from the hinterlands of upstream Nebraska, he was known as a thoroughly capable, intelligent, diligent and gentlemanly member of the Legislature. Although he carried the stocky build you’d expect on a fellow from...
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Faith vs. Works

    Dear Editor, Salvation is a free gift . . . discipleship costs everything . . . there are many cults, (some-very bizarre) feigning religion! But the essence of religion—how to get peace with God—can be only one of two ways—the works of man or the g...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Taking time to honor conservation

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I was very pleased to join with the Nebraska Cattlemen and the Sand County Foundation in announcing the recipient of the 2011 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award ahead of Earth Day. The award is presented to pri...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week May 3, 2001 Shane Gerhartz of Palisade, a junior at Wauneta-Palisade High School, was selected as a delegate to Cornhusker Boys State in Lincoln this summer. He is sponsored by the John L. Sullivan American Legion Post 318 of Pali...
  • New Scholarship for Women honors Political Pioneer Helen Boosalis

    Political trailblazer Helen Boosalis is the inspiration for a new scholarship to benefit women students. The Inspiring Women Scholarship, established in 2009 following Boosalis’ death, will be awarded for the first time this year. “Helen Boosalis wa...
  • Tori Adams receivesscholarship

    About 75 current students at Central Community College-Grand Island have received scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. Tori Adams of Palisade is among the recipients of an Academic Achievement Scholarship worth up to $1,000. Adams is majoring in ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: After Easter, rain and spring flowers . . .

    By Nola Straub Hope everyone’s Easter was great and that you got plenty to eat and not too much. The rain is nice for the spring flowers and crops. The little resident bunny here chopped off a couple tulips and quit. I think the yellow ones were not to...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office.   April 30—Benkelman Lamb & Hog Tag Day Fairgrounds 2-3 p.m. MT. May 2—Benkelman Welding Class Tri-State Truck and Trailer Shop 6-8 p....
  • May NBDC office hours in McCook

    Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is pleased to announce that North Platte Center Director, Jason Tuller will be having office hours at the Keystone Business Center in McCook, NE. We are pleased to be working with the McCook Economic Developmen...
  • 4-H …Taking the Lead

    Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Youth enrolled in the Wildlife and Conservation 4-H Project discussed in the last 4-H…Taking the Lead news column may also be interested in participating in the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) to more learn about ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 22, 23 and 24

      Rango Featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin and Isla Fisher Rated PG 117 Minutes Sponsored by Mickey and Gwen Brunkhorst...
  • Local News Briefs

    Home repair assistance still available in Wauneta The Village of Wauneta partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program to Wauneta residents. This program allows income-eligible home ...
  • Palisade credit union robbed at gunpoint

    Evidence was gathered at the Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union in Palisade Monday, with FBI Investigator Drew Armstrong, Hitchcock County Deputy Ronald Daugherty, Hitchcock County Sheriff Bryan Leggott and a State Patrol Officer working together ...
  • Spring storm shuts down power across SW Nebraska

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Most everyone across the region got a chance to play “pioneer” when a whopper of a spring snow storm hit the area, causing widespread power outages, some lasting for several days. Even those living in town got a ...
  • Wauneta Breeze sweeps weekly newspaper awards

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   For the second year in a row, the Wauneta Breeze took home top weekly honors at the Nebraska Press Association’s annual convention and awards banquet, held this past weekend in Lincoln. The Breeze — staffed by ...
  • Additional grant funds awarded for water main project

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It will be a busy few months addressing water infrastructure in Wauneta as the final hurdles are cleared for an expansive series of waterworks projects. David Blau of Miller and Associates was on hand at last week...
  • Turbulent trail ended in Wauneta for Karen Layman and family

      By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Making the choice to uproot your children and relocate to a new state is never easy. Karen Layman knows from experience, because that’s exactly what she did in September of 2009. Karen and her four children...
  • Christensen kills ethanol labeling bill

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, April 19 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Sen. Mark Christensen’s Legislative Bill 698, which would have changed the way ethanol-based fuels are labeled at gas pumps, isn’t likely to s...
  • WP band members earn high marks at districts

    Bronco band members who earned ‘1’ ratings at last week’s district competition in McCook are, from left, Cassidy Rathe, Jack McGraw, Tayler Nordhausen, Jacob Maris and Jenna Jutten. Maris and McGraw played an alto sax duet together. Nordhausen per...
  • Junior high Broncos ‘jump’ to top finishes

    The first two track meets of the season have come and gone for the Wau-Pal junior high track team, and it’s clear where the junior Broncos excel: Events that involve jumping. Four out of the five first place medals WP earned in its first two meets of t...