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  • Sports Lineup

    District music competition coming today (Thursday) Wau-Pal’s concert band and mixed chorus singers travel to McCook in today to compete against area schools in the district music competition. The event is held at the McCook High School auditorium, with...
  • W-P takes top honors in Division 3 at MCC Inter-High Day

    Decatur County, Southern Valley and Wauneta-Palisade high schools topped a field of 25 area schools to claim top honors at McCook Community College’s Inter-High Day competition April 6 on the MCC campus. More than 600 area students competed for more th...
  • OID speech team wins state medal for Wauneta-Palisade

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A state medal-winning effort by five Wau-Pal students put the icing on the cake of what was a fun and entertaining year for the WP speech team. The OID team of Wes Anderjaska, Jenae Bischoff, Jenna Jutten, Landon J...
  • Maris, Gardner named to Girls State

    Jonee is the daughter of Joe and René Maris, of Wauneta. She has participated in student council for two years; one-act for two years; volleyball for three years; basketball for three years; track for three years; cheerleading for two years. She is the...
  • Wauneta boy bags first turkey

    Tucker Boos, 10, of Wauneta, pauses for a photo op with the turkey he shot last Saturday morning. Tucker shot his turkey with a 410 rifle on the land of his hunting mentor, Kenny Ham. The bird’s beard measured in at 6 inches even. (Courtesy Photo)...
  • Celtic guitarist entertains crowd

    Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow, above, played to a lively crowd at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre last Sunday. Barlow used a unique blend of guitar playing, singing and humor, as he put on a fun show that people of all ages enjoyed. Barlow is cu...
  • THANK YOU: The WP speech team thanks you for your support

    The Wauneta-Palisade speech team of 2011 would like to extend a big thank you to the families, businesses, school staff and supporters who made this season a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!   Sincerely, Liz Noler Wau-Pal Speech Team...
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Concern with county roads directed at commissioner

    Dear Editor, We live in a society where we can and are expected to voice our opinion. This is a guarantee given to us by our constitution. We should notify officials, when we see someone breaking the law or when an official isn’t fulfilling their elect...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: ‘Urban v. rural’ redistricting fight could get ugly soon

    Not all of you are reading it here first, but if the Legislature’s upcoming redistricting efforts devolve into an urban v. rural territorial fight, keep in mind something Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala said not too long ago. “It is my goal to maintain a...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Promoting Nebraska’s outdoor adventures

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   Six years ago we began a new event designed to help a growing segment of small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in our state. Tourism is a leading industry in Nebraska and holds significant potential for a...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 19, 2001 Girls State representatives were announced with Jessica Long chosen as the delegate and Randi Maris, alternate. She is sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion Auxiliary and the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department. Ka...
  • College notes

    Marc Klima Midland University is proud to release its Dean’s List and President’s List for the Winter 2011 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List have completed all course requirements and earned a grade point average of 3.5 or above with a m...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 8, 9 and 10

      Mars Needs Moms Starring Seth Green, John Cusack and Dan Fogler Rated PG 88 Minutes Sponsored by Taylor Land and Cattle...
  • WVFD fights fire in Hayes County

    Ryan Starnes, Donnie Allen and Shannon O’Neil, from left, of the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department, fight flames coming off of Kent Swink’s scraper on Tuesday. The vehicle caught fire on land owned by George Seward, located about 3 miles south of ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Kim Libby moving “I Want That!” store Proprietor Kim Libby announced that her general merchandise store, I Want That!, will no longer be located at 118 Tecumseh Avenue after the end of this week. She is in the process of moving her extensive line of...
  • Celtic music on tap at the Chateau Theatre Sunday afternoon

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Traditional music and stories of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will fill the air at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre this Sunday, April 10, when Colorado musician and Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow takes to the s...
  • 5 Wauneta-Palisade girls earn their State FFA Degrees

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   In a first for the Wauneta-Palisade FFA organization, all members receiving their State FFA Degrees this year are young women, with seniors Jenna Jutten, Breann Maris, Bethany Riener, Laura Rundback and Rebecca Strand...
  • Upper Republican NRD closes on land purchase

    $5 million loan covers balance of sale By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Four thousand acres in southwest Dundy County now belongs to the Upper Republican Natural Resources District. The district closed on the $10 million sale Tuesday morning. O...
  • NRD receives $4.48 million to assist with retirement program

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The acreage retirement program being planned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) got a big boost this week. According to URNRD assistant manager Nate Jenkins, the district received app...
  • Youngsters eager to help keep park clean

    Picture-perfect weather greeted this year’s park clean-up volunteers in Wauneta Saturday, with sunny skies and highs in the upper-80s making the task at hand enjoyable. This year there were nearly as many youngsters pitching in as there were adults, w...