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  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Time changing; Chase County OOR; Palisade blood drive

    Be sure to set your clock back Saturday It’s time to “Fall Back” as daylight saving time ends this weekend. The clock will officially turn back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. For most of us that means resetting the clocks at home before going t...
  • Comments now under review on Enders post office closing

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials are now in the comment review process on whether or not to close the Enders Post Office. A similar meeting like the one at Champion last week was held in Enders July 13, wh...
  • Lady Broncos end season at subdistricts

    WP volleyball team closes season with 7-17 record after falling to Hayes Center in subdistrict opener   By Carl Williams The Wauneta Breeze   Monday night the Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team travelled to Grant to start dubdistrict D2-10 play aga...
  • Palisade staffers dress for the occasion

    Monday afternoon’s Halloween celebration at the Palisade Attendance Center was a community event and the faculty and staff there made sure their attire added to the festiveness. Those dressing in costume for Halloween included, front row from left, Ev...
  • No zebra mussels in Enders Lake

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The news is good — at least for now. There are no zebra mussels to be found in Enders Reservoir. In a joint project between the US Geological Survey, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and the Uni...
  • One-Act team preparing for next week’s Dessert Theatre

    Some of the cast members of “The Penny Dreadfuls” run through their lines ahead of next week’s Dessert Theatre performance in Wauneta including, from left, Connor Kayton, Tailor Lee, Hannah Nordhausen, Alondra Almanza, Abby Fanning, Jake Maris, ...
  • Palisade’s Lana Licht masters the art of pumpkin carving

    Lana Licht of Palisade shared her pumpkin-carving talents with youngsters at the Palisade Attendance Center again this year, with her elaborate collection of Halloween jack-o-lanterns on display at the school Monday. Above, Licht looks down the line a...
  • One-Act team preparing for next week’s Dessert Theatre

    Some of the cast members of “The Penny Dreadfuls” run through their lines ahead of next week’s Dessert Theatre performance in Wauneta including, from left, Connor Kayton, Tailor Lee, Hannah Nordhausen, Alondra Almanza, Abby Fanning, Jake Maris, ...
  • Tragedy of Keystone XL pipeline debacle is the loss of local sovereignty

    In trying to dissect and comprehend the theater that is the current Keystone XL controversy, I’m wondering whether to characterize its genre as comedy, tragedy, or farce; it contains elements of all three, but one must prevail. It’s comical, for inst...
  • We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts

    By Mary Kay Quinlan Nebraska News Service   The top executive of the company that wants to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline through the Ogallala Aquifer was quoted this week as saying that Nebraskans would support the project “if they get the fact...
  • Winter is its way - are you ready?

    The Nebraska Department of Roads’ crews are prepared for winter weather’s annual badgering. Workers and equipment will be out to clear the highways and to monitor changing conditions through the snow, the cold and the bold (drivers). Motorists shoul...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Nov. 8. 2001 Corn was piled up on the ground as storage ran short. According to Frenchman Valley Coop Branch Manager John Unger nearly 960,000 bushels had been received as of Tuesday well above the nine-year average of 880,000. O...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Fall differences . . .

    By Nola Straub Fall Differences. There are slight differences in the trees, temperatures, and also in the foods we start to think about. With a chill in the kitchen I start to want warmer foods and warmer smells in the house like oven and crock-pot cooki...
  • 2012 Gardening calendars available now

    Have you ever wanted an easy-to-use gardening resource that gives gardeners hints and timelines to carry out different work in the yard or landscape? That resource has now arrived! University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Master Gardeners from the North ...
  • Celebrates First Birthday

    Kenton Paul Doetker, son of Kelly and Dawn Doekter, observed his first birthday on Oct. 4, 2011. A party, using a frog theme, was held on Sunday, Oct. 9, to help him celebrate the big occasion with brother Coleton and sister McKenna, other family members...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Oct. 28, 29 & 30

    'Courageous' Showing this week at Wauneta's Chateau Theatre Oct. 28, 29, 30 Show time: 7 p.m. MT Rated PG-13 Admission: $5 per person Running time: 129 minutes...
  • Enrollment slide back in picture at WP Schools

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Fewer kids than ever are walking the halls of the Wauneta-Palisade Schools attendance centers in Wauneta and Palisade — almost half as many as there were 15 years ago. After a break in the trend last year, the deca...
  • Nebraska State Senators called back to Lincoln for Special Session to address pipeline controversy

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial will be returning to Lincoln next week for a special session of the Nebraska Legislature. On Monday, Gov. Dave Heineman called the special legislative session, which will...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Halloween safety tips, Palisade bloodmobile

    Heritage welcomes trick-or-treaters Little spooks and goblins are encouraged to include Heritage of Wauneta on their Halloween night trick-or-treating route. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. MT on Monday, Oct. 31, Heritage residents will have goodies to hand out ...
  • Heaven childrens’ book now out

      By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The children’s version of “Heaven is for Real,” written for children by a child, is now out. “Heaven is for Real for Kids” was dictated in the first person by Colton Burpo of Imperial. Todd and...