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  • College Notes

    Amelisa Straub Staci Lawless Jason Weiss Kari Klumpe McCook Community College and North Platte Community College spring commencement ceremonies were held Friday, May 13. The MCC ceremony was held at 10 a.m. CT in the True Hall gymnasium. Dr. Richard ...
  • Jenna Britten, Kevin Carstensen

    Jenna Marie Britten and Kevin James Carstensen, both of Lincoln, Nebr., announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the bride-elect are Pam Britten of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the late Roger Britten. Parents of the prospective bridegroom...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: May 13, 14 and 15

      'Diary of a Wimpy 2' Starring Zachary Gordon, Rachael Harris and Devon Bostick Rated PG 96 Minutes Movie sponsored by Wauneta Roller Mills ...
  • Friends and family gather at Lee Ranch

    George Lee, Jr., at far left, shares a laugh with his grandson and pals during last Saturday’s calf branding gathering. Lee family members from the area, as well as out of state, are joined by friends once a year at George’s ranch for the branding...
  • Local News Briefs

    School musical on tap Friday, Saturday, Sunday A busy weekend of performances is in store for cast and crew members of this year’s Wauneta-Palisade School musical, with performances planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Wauneta, May 13, 14 and 15. Th...
  • WP Schools prepare for state aid cuts

    Superintendent Sibley: Budget will become clearer in coming months By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The summer of 2011 is shaping up to be a hot one for school district officials in Nebraska, and it’s not just the heat that’s going to make the...
  • Deadline for irrigation retirement program Friday

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators wanting to retire irrigation on acres in Rapid Response Areas must do so by Friday, May 13. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (...
  • Comments from former school board member spark interesting conversation

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Hot on the heels of recent news of state aid cuts to Nebraska schools came an interesting question to WP School Board members during the public comment portion of Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The questio...
  • Lucille McBride has learned to face life’s challenges with a happy heart for 90 years

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Nearly every step of the way in looking back over the 90 years of her life, Lucille Porter McBride sums up each phase with, “Oh, what fun we had!” It didn’t matter that money was tight as she grew up in the 192...
  • Christensen dismisses plan to decommission LRNRD as ‘rumor’

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, May 10 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   As the 102nd Legislature rapidly approaches the end of its 90-day session on June 8, Sen. Mark Christensen said there would technically be enough ti...
  • Wau-Pal band, choir hit the right notes at Spring Concert

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Warm weather gave way to cool melodies during last Tuesday’s Spring Concert at the Wauneta gymnasium. Featuring the tunes of both the boys and girls high school choir, as well as the WP junior high and high schoo...
  • Hamilton, Skelton crowned at prom

    Wau-Pal seniors Shelby Hamilton and Colby Skelton were crowned queen and king of the 2011 prom during last Saturday’s promenade. This year’s prom royalty, pictured above from left, is Landen Lawless, Bethany Riener, Shelby Hamilton, Colby Skelton, J...
  • Wauneta tidies up during Community Clean-up Day

    Citizens of Wauneta were able to do some spring cleaning last Wednesday, with the help of village workers and several Wau-Pal students. Shane Lawless, above, of the Wauneta Utilities Department, sorts through a truckload of left-behind material. Townspe...
  • Feed My Starving Children event gets boost with $10,000 matching grant

    Fundraising goal past halfway point By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Organizers for the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) mobile event in Imperial this summer got a big boost in their fundraising efforts this week with a $10,000 matching gra...
  • WP girls finish fourth, boys seventh at DCS Twilight

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Blustering winds couldn’t keep Wau-Pal from having one of its best meets of the track season at last Friday’s Twilight Meet at Dundy County-Stratton. The WP girls track team took fourth place among 10 teams, th...
  • Junior high Broncs close out season at RPAC meet in Benkelman

    The Wau-Pal junior high track team participated in its final track meet of the year on Monday, with the girls team finishing fifth, and the boys team finishing sixth. WP athletes won a total of 12 medals at the event. Here’s a closer look at how WP far...
  • Denkers take third in Senior 2-Man Scramble at Enders

    Ken Denker and Terry Denker, both of Wauneta, took third place in the Senior 2-Man Scramble held May 5 at the Enders Lake Golf Course with 21 teams at play. The Denkers carded a 70, two strokes back of Dave Auwerda and Cliff Brown of Ogallala who shot a 6...
  • Imperial’s Frasier wins barrels at McCook

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Shelby Frasier of rural Imperial took first place in the barrel competition in the Sunday go of the Southwest Nebraska High School Rodeo held in McCook last weekend. Frasier turned in a time of 15.738 second...
  • SHOUT OUT: Prom goes off without a hitch

    This past weekend was Wauneta-Palisade’s Junior and Senior Prom. I would like to show my appreciation to all the junior mothers who made desserts and helped in the kitchen. Also, a good job was done by all those who helped with post-prom activities. C...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Battle over abortion not the fight it once was

    There was a time, not long ago, when it was suggested in this space that abortion was not quite the hot button issue it once was in the Nebraska Legislature. Julie Schmit –Albin, executive director of Nebraska Right to Life, quickly got in touch to ask...