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  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Advancing college access and success in Nebraska

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I was pleased to join a number of education leaders and others interested in creating opportunities for more Nebraska students to pursue higher education at the Nebraska College Access Summit. We want to provide o...
  • Clean, drain, dry boat to prevent mussels in lakes

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Nebraska boaters are being reminded of the importance of watercraft inspections in stopping the spread of two invasive species of mussel. To that end, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and the Unive...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week May 24, 2001 Concrete work at the pool was completed over the weekend. Brian Yost, a 1989 WHS graduate, and owner of BK Yost, a construction company in Omaha and longtime friend Steve Kerchal of Culbertson, a 1982 WHS graduate, an...
  • West Central Nebraska Youth Judging Clinic

    Any youth wanting to participate in the West Central Livestock Judging Contest/Clinic on Wednesday, May 25, need to pre-register by Friday, May 20th. There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is requested for lunch count. The clinic will ...
  • Animal science field day planned

    Agriculture is a big part of Nebraska and Nebraska 4-H. On Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) campus in Curtis youth will have the opportunity to learn many different aspects of agriculture in livestock producti...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Graduations are fun . . .

    By Nola Straub Aren’t graduations fun? It is a milestone for our children or grandchildren and this year also for a daughter-in-law Amy with four boys who got her Associate Degree from McCook last Friday and grandson Shawn from high school in Wyoming ...
  • Todd Burpo to speak at GraintonVillage Church

    Todd Burpo, author of the book, “Heaven is for Real,” will be speaking at the Grainton Village Church at 204 Dover St., Grainton, Neb., on May 22 at 3 p.m. MDT. The public is invited to attend....
  • 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...