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  • WP Schools approves $5 million budget

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A significant hit in state aid funding, ongoing efforts to improve school buildings and a sharp rise in property valuations in the district are leading to an increase in taxes for property owners in the Wauneta-Palisa...
  • Chase County tax request up nearly 8 percent

    Increase over the last two budgets totals nearly 14 percent   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Chase County taxpayers will again see an increase in the taxes they pay for county operations next year. The tax request submitted by the coun...
  • NRD board raises occupation tax to $10 limit in new budget

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will pay $10 per irrigated acre in occupation taxes next year and $1.157 million in property taxes will be collected for district operatio...
  • Silent tribute

      Wauneta’s volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians offered a silent tribute in honor of those who were killed or injured during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. While the nation reflected on the 10th...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Chase County Veterans; Evan family benefit; Co-op Oil Annual Meeting

    Videos of county veterans to be included in CCS Nov. 11 program U.S. military veterans now living in Chase County are being invited to have a part in this year’s Veteran’s Day program at Chase County Schools. The program is being coordinated by the s...
  • WP comes out swinging against St. Francis

    Bronco freshman Sydnee Harchelroad, right, is typically the one putting the ball into play as a setter but also can drill a hit when she needs to like she did against St. Francis last week. Harchelroad led her team in kills with seven on 10 attempts. ...
  • Broncos corralled by Coyotes 82-68

    A wall of Potter-Dix Coyotes takes down Bronco Reese West as team mates move in to assist including, from left, No. 31 Weylin Davis, No. 16 Logan Bischoff, No. 64 Kaleb Straub, No. 9 Wes Anderjaska, No. 57 William Werner and No. 23 Keagan Haarberg.   ...
  • SPORTS LINE-UP

    Thursday, Oct. 20 Junior High FOOTBALL WP/HC football will host Southwest In Palisade, kickoff at 1 p.m. MT/2 p.m. CT. High School VOLLEYBALL WP hosts Medicine Valley in Wauneta in last home game of the season beginning at 3:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. C...
  • Sports Shorts: 150 Rock Trap Shoot on Sept. 18

    The Plainsmen Rifle and Pistol Club will be holding its 150annual 150 Rock Trap Shoot this Sunday. The shoot will be held at the trap range 10 1/2 miles south of Imperial on Avenue 331 (the junk yard road). Shooting will start at 1 p.m. MT. Events for th...
  • Nebraska’s healthcare decisions are best made by Nebraskans

    States are doing better than the federal government at enrolling people in high-risk insurance pools, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. As of April 30, the 27 states that operate their own high-risk pools had enrolled 1...
  • An ounce of prevention

    Recently, the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyon, Neb., released a new report that looks at how rural individuals and families will benefit from provisions in the Affordable Care Act that focus on public health and prevention. Entitled, Prevention and Publ...
  • Nebraska’s attempt to partially privatize child welfare services a fiasco

    Capital View By Ed Howard   The recent fiasco resulting from Nebraska’s attempt to partially privatize child welfare services is remindful of two things. The first is that anytime government hands off an important duty to the private sector, it sho...
  • The world comes to Nebraska

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   Nebraska is open for business and ready to meet and exceed the expectations of anyone interested in doing business throughout our state. As Governor, I have focused on international trade, direct investme...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 20, 2001 Tommy’s Sports Club got a snappy new look when a large blue awning was added to the front of the building. Georgina Jaudzemmis of Nagambie, Victoria, Australia, visited the Koala Korner, located in the second gra...
  • Imperial twosome wins Ladies League Tournament at Enders

    Marcia Chism and Annie Longan of Imperial ended tourney play with a 135 to take top honors in the Ladies League Tournament. The tournament, open to league members and subs, drew a field of 13 teams. At second with a score of 140 were Cindy Einspahr and Br...
  • Jaycee 4-man Fairway Scramble at Enders Course

    Lee Denker, Joe Johnston, Matt Borchers, and Dru Jaeger teamed up to win the Jaycee 4-man Fairway Scramble held Saturday and Sunday at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The two-day tourney drew a field of 26 teams. The Denker, Johnston, Borchers and Jaeger t...
  • Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium Nov. 19-21 in Lincoln

    The ninth annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, Nov. 19-21 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will introduce Nebraska high school students to beef industry professionals, beef producers and other students from around the U.S. In addition, ...
  • 4S Meat Goat Seminar, Show and Sale set for October 1 and 2

    The Ninth Annual 4S Goat Expo will begin at 12:30 p.m. with registration at the Dawson County Fairgrounds, 1000 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington Nebraska Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, said Randy Saner, Lincoln/McPherson County Extension Educator. Entries and weigh...
  • Nebraska Farm Service Agency reminds Producers of September 30 sales closing date for Noninsurable Crops

    Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 30, 2011. The NAP pro...
  • G.A.D.G.E.T.’s Garage Sept. 17 at Palisade

    G.A.D.G.E.T.’s (God Always Doing Great Exciting Things) Garage, Trinity Lutheran of Palisade Saturday Bible School, will be gathering on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT. All children preschool to sixth grade are welcome to come and lea...