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  • New tractor repair shop open for business outside Wauneta

    Brian O’Neil uses his 26 years of experience to tackle everything from engines to electrical jobs By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Handling a service call doesn’t make Brian O’Neil quite as nervous as it did when he first started repairing J...
  • Financial assistance remains available to Wauneta homeowners

    The Village of Wauneta has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation this past year to offer the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The program allows income-eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safe...
  • Wednesday morning story hour at the Wauneta Public Library

    The summer reading program is off to a great start at the Wauneta Public Library, with the first Wednesday morning session held last week. Above, Lindsay Acton points to an area on the map where the story read by her mother Cindy Acton, at left, takes p...
  • 2011 Wau-Pal girls softball teams take field

    Members of this year’s Wauneta-Palisade B Softball Team include, standing from left, Assistant Coach Dawnta Harchelroad, Emma Skelton, Hannah Nordhausen, Brianna Einspahr, Sydnee Harchelroad, Brooklyn Nordhausen, Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe and Head Coa...
  • WP trio attends basketball camp

    Three Wauneta-Palisade basketball players were participants in the Hastings College Blue Collar Basketball Camp, which took place from May 29-31. The camp, meant to improve basketball skills and raise dedication, is led by Hastings College Men’s Baske...
  • 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 6 sc...
  • Chase County Hospital sponsoring ‘CHEWs It or Lose It’ Triathlon

    In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle with area residents, Chase County Community Hospital is sponsoring an amateur triathlon titled “CHEWs It or Lose It.” The acronym CHEWS stands for Chase Healthcare Employee Wellness Program. While the CHEWS...
  • Scholarships, future plans of 2011 Seniors announced

    Members of the Class of 2011 were the recipients of many honors and scholarships. Following is a list of the seniors, honors and scholarships awarded and their future plans: Darien Nicole Adams—Board of Governors MPCC $1,000; MPCC $500; MPCC Interhigh...
  • WP’s Pruter wins National Fellowship Award

    Kathryn Pruter, a high school teacher at Wauneta-Palisade Schools, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, of Washington, D.C., in its 20th annual fellowship competition. A total of 57 fellowships ...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: The clinks and clanks of life

    My grandpa used to call me Blue Eyes. Riding with him in his Ford pickup was sometimes like trying to stay on a bronc. Especially when you’re three years old and the bumps in the country road are bigger than the size of your very shoes. He taught me ho...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Cleaning chores worth the effort

    We returned to the cabin after allowing the suggested time for the bug bomb effects to air out. Oh the joys you find after something’s been closed up for the winter. While Russ went through the checklist of getting the water turned on and headed down t...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: No praise for pair of senators from Gov. Heineman

    Understanding politics and policymaking often requires reading between the lines. Take Gov. Dave Heineman’s farewell to the 2011 Legislature. His Excellency generally congratulated lawmakers for successfully dealing with a revenue shortfall that once ...
  • SHOUT OUT: Annette, Dwight and Dave to the rescue!

    We want to make a shout out to Annette Long and Dwight Egle. We experienced car trouble and had to stop at Jim Long’s farm. Annette graciously invited us into her home, on a very hot day, while we waited for Dwight to pick us up. Dave Hamilton even pi...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 14, 2001 Galen and Susan Todd opened a new family business, “Susie’s Creative Stitches” a home based embroidery business, in May. A 15-needle Tajima computerized machine is the key piece of equipment. The business offer...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office.   June 14—Imperial Chase County Extension Board UN-L Extension Office in Chase County 5:30 p.m. MT. June 15— Trenton Hitchcock County Exte...
  • ‘Road Show’ at museum Sunday

    The Chase County Historical Society will host a “road show” at the Chase County Museum on Sunday, June 12. Bob Jones from Kansas will be on hand to give all interested persons a professional appraisal of their treasured belongings. Everyone is invite...
  • College Notes

    Marc Klima Midland University President Dr. Benjamin Sasse conferred degrees upon 250 graduates during the spring 2011 commencement ceremonies in Fremont, Nebr. Midland welcomed U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg to the campus as the comm...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Young grads - decisions and choices . . .

    By Nola Straub All the young folks who have just graduated will either be off to college in the fall, into the job market, military service, or summer jobs until the end of summer when they need to decide. The summer after I graduated from W.H.S. the ch...
  • Guest night at Christian Women’s Club

    It is a night for guests! Bring a guest and enjoy the evening listening to the guest speaker originally from Pakistan. Friday evening, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. MT at the Methodist Church, 500 Warren Avenue, Grant, Nebr., the Christian Women’s Club will...
  • Local News Briefs

    Wauneta Swimming Pool opens this week Hey kids, the pool’s open! The Wauneta Municipal Swimming Pool opened for the season this week, with Tuesday, May 31, the first day the pool was open. Regular pool hours will be Monday through Saturday from 1 to ...