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  • CAPITOL VIEW: Legislative session concludes without major political bloodshed

    It could have been worse! In fact, it could have been a lot worse. The 2011 Legislature came and went. There were no increases in the state sales and income tax rates. Facing a potential revenue shortfall of up to $1 billion, lawmakers cut funding for...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Get out and explore Nebraska with 2011 Passport

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   This is a good time to make plans to explore Nebraska, and the 2011 Nebraska Passport is a good way to get started. The passport program highlights Nebraska’s unique attractions and offers travelers a range of ac...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 7, 2001 Twenty new planters have been placed on main street by the Wauneta Chamber and merchants, continuing with ongoing beautification projects by the Chamber. Landscaping at the main street gazebo continues and a vinyl fen...
  • Final registration approaches for SCORE

    If your child or grandchild is planning to attend SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences), mark your calendar for the final registration date. Any child enrolled in SCORE should attend registration June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Chase County...
  • Rug making demo at museum Sunday

    On Sunday, June 5, DeMarys Cooper, Judy Teply and Morayah Cupp will join forces to present an informative program on making rugs at the Chase County Museum. DeMarys Cooper has been making rugs for about 20 years. Arabell Terwilliger taught her how to mak...
  • 2011 special for Imperial Valley Holiness Camp

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Imperial Valley Holiness Camp, located on Highway 6 between Imperial and Enders, is celebrating 100 years of worship this summer. The interdenominational camp will be open July 21-31, as it has been every summ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: May 27, 28 and 29

      'Fast and Furious 5' Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker Rated PG-13 130 Minutes This week's movie sponsored by Carman's Appliance ...
  • Local News Briefs

    School open house planned Saturday Community members and Wauneta-Palisade alumni are invited to take part in an open house this Saturday which will offer an up-close look at construction improvements that were made at the Wauneta Attendance Center this p...
  • Memorial Day services planned at area cemeteries Monday

    May tulips bloom near the grave of Mirie Morton Pflum at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery. Pflum died at the age of 29 in 1917 while serving in the U.S. Navy in the Panama Canal zone during World War I. He was the uncle of Marilyn Rider of Wauneta. Pflu...
  • Acreage retirement program hits 1,000-acre goal

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Officials can declare the first-ever permanent irrigated acreage retirement program in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) a success. Officials with the URNRD and the Natural Resource Con...
  • Wauneta-Palisade rolls out welcome mat for 2011 Alumni Banquet

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It’s class reunion time in Wauneta. Former classmates at Wauneta and Wauneta-Palisade High School will renew old ties this weekend as they join together for the 2011 Alumni Banquet. This year’s honored classes in...
  • Wauneta-Palisade set to graduate 21 on Saturday

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The educational careers of 21 graduating seniors will be celebrated this weekend when students from the Wauneta-Palisade Class of 2011 receive their high school diplomas. This year’s graduation ceremony will be he...
  • Fund-raising efforts launched for directory at Hamlet Cemetery

    Efforts are underway to raise an estimated $18,500 to purchase a computerized cemetery directory for Hamlet’s Meadow Lawn Cemetery. According to members of the cemetery board, efforts to raise the money needed to purchase the directory were launched in ...
  • Swanson joins Liewer Funeral Home

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Imperial native Michael Swanson began employment at Liewer Funeral Home last week. “Cindy and I have been diligently waiting for Michael to arrive,” Mike Liewer said Monday. Swanson, 25, graduated from th...
  • Hospital District seeking input during upcoming informational meetings

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Members of the Chase County Hospital District (CCHD) will hold three informational meetings in early June to present findings from legal counsel on a number of issues facing the district. The public meetings...
  • Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting incident in Wauneta Sunday morning

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The Chase County Sheriff’s Office was contacted late Sunday morning regarding an incident during which a gun was reportedly fired in a residential neighborhood along West Wichita Street. According to Chase County S...
  • School Board amends current-year budget

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A public hearing to gauge public support or criticism of a proposed amendment to the 2010-11 Wauneta-Palisade School budget preceded a special meeting of the Wau-Pal School Board Monday evening. Board members unani...
  • Legislature to adjourn early

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, May 24 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The biggest news coming out of the Legislature this week is their decision to adjourn three days early. Senators will use just 87 of the all...
  • Maris medals in Omaha

    Hamilton and Fanning short by inches, seconds By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade high jumper Jonee Maris tied her best height of the year en route to an eighth place tie at last weekend’s Nebraska State Track Meet at Omaha Burke. ...
  • WP sporting year highlighted during Athletic Banquet

    Athletic achievements were recognized by coaches and fans at Monday evening’s annual Athletic Banquet at the Wauneta gymnasium, sponsored by the WP Bronco Boosters and Wauneta-Palisade Schools. Among the highlights of the evening was the presentation ...