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  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: June 24, 25 and 26

    'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Starring Johhny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane Rated PG-13 137 Minutes Movie sponsored by Tony and Jan Cribelli ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Sheriff’s Office receives grant for in-car cameras The Chase County Sheriff’s Office is receiving grant funding assistance for obtaining two in-car camera systems, according to Fred Zwonechek, administrator for the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. ...
  • Father’s Day storms unleash tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, heavy rain, flooding

    The Frenchman River west of Wauneta crested Monday night after several days of heavy rainfall across the region. The river water creeps into the yard at the Jeff and Billie Muehlenkamp home, located on the River Road west of Wauneta. (Tina Kitt | The ...
  • No job too big or too small for Hamilton Services

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   There’s no reason to worry next time your air conditioner or refrigerator goes on the fritz. Just pick up the phone and call Fred Hamilton, of Hamilton Services in Wauneta, regardless of the time of day. Hamilton...
  • New member appointed to planning commission

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Mandi Kramer of Wauneta was appointed to a post on the Wauneta Planning and Zoning Commission by members of the Wauneta Village Board. The appointment was made last week during the board’s regular monthly meeting. ...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July (excluding July 4). This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2.   June ...
  • Jaycee’s Father’s Day 3-Man Scramble ends in first-place tie

    Two teams ended play in a tie at 126 in the Jaycee’s Father’s Day 3-Man Scramble held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The two-day tournament, held June 18 and 19, drew a field of 28 teams. The team of Ron Moritz, Todd Moritz and Scott Fiedler tied wi...
  • Nebraska outdoor workshop aimed at women

    A workshop aimed at women who want to learn more outdoor skills is scheduled for this fall at the State 4-H Camp at the Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey in north-central Nebraska. The workshop is part of the Nebraska Gam...
  • Pair of graduates makeover school

    Recent WP Class of 2011 graduates Laura Rundback, standing, and Amber Rowan have spent almost as much time in the school this summer as they did during the academic year (okay, maybe that’s a stretch). Still, mere days after classes officially dismiss...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Don’t be afraid to cast your own shadow

    It’s kind of embarrassing, but when I was younger I used to climb on top of the pivot on my dad’s irrigation system. When there was a little breeze I’d throw my arms up in the air. It’s silly, but in those moments I imagined myself free. Almost as...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Nelson, Johanns seek investigation of flood ‘mishandling’ by Army Corp of Engineers

    Floods are not forever, but it seems like it if one of them invades your life and your home. Beyond damage and destruction, which is immediate and lingering, the aftermath of a flood is disgusting. Disgusting, oftentimes, in a way that might be compared...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Nebraska adopting new drunk driving laws

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   This week I want to highlight two measures approved during the 2011 legislative session to update Nebraska’s drunk driving laws. Both bills represent a common sense approach to dealing with the challenges present...
  • SHOUT OUT: Hams lend a hand

    We need to give a big shout out to Diana and Kenny Ham for helping us out with our tree limbs this week. Not only did Kenny cut the limbs with his chainsaw, he also helped carry them to the pile in front of our house. God bless you both.   Terry and R...
  • Wells near flooded areas need to be tested

    Even wells that don’t appear to be flooded but are near flooded regions may need to be tested, according to Jack Daniel, administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS...
  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week ends Saturday

    Lightning Safety Awareness Week began Sunday, June 19 and continues through June 25. We’re in our 11th year of the Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign. Since the campaign began, lightning deaths have decreased from a 30-year annual average of 73 to...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 28, 2001 Third District Congressman Tom Osborne will make a 45-minute stop in Wauneta July 5 during a six-county tour. Two Wauneta businesses were presented their first dollars of profit by the Wauneta Chamber. Accepting for...
  • UN-L Extension in the SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office. June 23—Hayes Center S.E.T. Camp Hayes County Fairgrounds. June 27—Benkelman Dundy 4-H Council Meeting Dundy County Courthouse 7 p.m. MT. ...
  • Grub control in lawns

    Multiple challenges can face gardeners and landowners during the growing season. Right now is a good time to apply systemic grub control in lawns to reduce grub infestations and damage. Grub control in lawns is a yearly challenge to address to maintain t...
  • Judges Training scheduled for June 30

    Do you want to sharpen your skills as a 4-H judge? You can make a difference in a child’s life by helping them critic the skills they have developed through 4-H. Mark your calendar for June 30, from 9:30-11:30 MT at the UNL Extension-Chase County offic...
  • Local Working Group meeting planned

    A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet June 29, 2011, 9:00 a.m. MDT at the Upper Republican NRD Office. The public is encouraged to attend and express their nat...