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  • New NRD subdistrict boundaries

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Subdistrict boundaries of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will undergo distinct changes for the next 10-year period. Board members approved the proposed boundaries during their Nov. 1...
  • Honor Society inducts new members

    Eight Wauneta-Palisade high school students became the newest members of the Frenchman Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society following an induction ceremony held last week. New members include, above from left, Jake Maris, Jasmyn Smith, Wes Ander...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Santa Saturday Dec. 10; Breeze closed for Thanksgiving; Special Village Board meeting Nov. 29

    Santa Saturday and Shop Wauneta prize drawing entry sign-ups underway With Santa Saturday hitting earlier than ever, now is the time to get your name included for Santa Saturday drawing prizes. On Saturday, Dec. 10, an afternoon matinee movie showing at...
  • Imperial police officers helping out as Chase County sheriff’s deputies

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   County Sheriff Kevin Mueller was back in the office a few days last week after spending time with his wife, Marsha, at a Kearney hospital. His wife was life-flighted to Kearney Nov. 1 after suffering a stroke ...
  • Wauneta ushers in holidays with Christmas Kick-Off

    A full house was on hand at the Wauneta American Legion Hall Friday night for the Wauneta Chamber’s Christmas Kickoff, complete with a Chili Cook-Off Contest and songs of merriment from Wauneta-Palisade preschoolers and the high school choir. Above,...
  • Cody Fanning earns post-season football honors

    Doane College Places 20 Football Players on All-GPAC List  The Tiger football team, completed their best season since 2002, with 20 players receiving 21 All-Conference honors. Doane finished the year with an 8-2 regular season record and 7-2 confer...
  • Four WP football players named to All-District team

    Reese West   Connor Kayton Four players from Wauneta-Palisade’s football team were named to the 2011 D2-9 All-District Football Team. Named were Bo Fanning, Conner Kayton, Reese West, and Logan Bischoff. West was named first team end. Kayton was...
  • Deer hunting success

      Tyler Kerchal of Wauneta shot this 7x4 Mule deer with 25” spread on 11/12/11.  ...
  • 4-H families and volunteers celebrated accomplishments

    4-H volunteers and 4-H members were recognized for a year’s worth of accomplishments at the annual 4-H Achievement Program on Nov. 7 at the 4-H Exhibit Hall in Imperial. Each year Outstanding Exhibit Hall Awards are given to individuals who excel in di...
  • A breath of fresh air: Openness and transparency in the Legislature

    A Capitol Commentary By Renee Pflughaupt   Government often gets a bad rap. With all the news of scandals, closed doors and shady deals going about, it’s no wonder only 15 percent of Americans trust their own elected officials to do what’s right,...
  • Red Cross offers ‘Top 10’ fire safety tips ahead of Thanksgiving

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the American Red Cross encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures. In the U.S., Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires, 90 percent of which are caused by unattended ...
  • Enjoy a safe holiday season

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   My wife and I recently attended the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) news conference to kick off their annual “Tie One On for Safety” campaign. The purpose of this campaign is for citizens to tie...
  • Petition nets required signatures

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   A total of 416 valid signatures were verified on the recent hospital board petition drive, allowing the request to dissolve the new Chase County Community Hospital district to appear in the May election. The C...
  • Meet our Wauneta-Palisade preschoolers

    A.M. Preschool Back row from left: Mrs. Kristy Vapenik (teacher), Mrs. Deb Alberts (Aide), and Mrs. Shirley Riener (Aide), Middle row: Jensyn Weiss, Jaysek Weiss, Karime Morales, Karina Morales, Konner McCrumb, Kameran McCrumb. Front row: Kaylee Smith,...
  • FFVF Christmas House on a Saturday

    The annual Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House will be Dec. 3 at the home of Claudette and Owen Swanson. Many craft and food items, including the popular rhunzas, will be on sale from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at th...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Nov. 29, 2001 Winter weather hit the area bringing .85 of an inch of moisture with cold temperatures near zero and highs in the 20s, causing icy roads and whiteout conditions. Descendants of John C. and Sarah Kitt and their nine ...
  • In Appreciation

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week it’s important to help children and family members learn to appreciate all the blessings that we have received. We truly have much to be thankful for…a bountiful harvest, jobs, excellent schools, recreational fac...
  • Lawn and Landscape School in North Platte in late January

    Take time to sharpen tree, lawn, and landscape maintenance skills by attending the first annual Lawn and Landscape School, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, in North Platte. This three-day ...
  • Landowner participation in Open Fields and Waters grows

    Open Fields and Waters, the program that pays landowners to open private acres to public walk-in hunting and fish access, added 211 new contracts in 2011, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Game and Parks increased payment rates this ye...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Fall brings hunters. . .

    By Nola Straub Fall brings hunters ­— including our son David and his two daughters and a boy friend, Ross, who wanted to hunt pheasants in Nebraska. The girls and I enjoyed the quilt guild meeting and some shopping in Imperial. We were discussing wha...