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  • Eastern Star installs new officers

    Imperial Chapter #279 Order of Eastern Star held 2012 installation of officers earlier this year. Officers for 2012 include Barbara Wood, Worthy Matron; Keith Wood, Worthy Patron; Monna Milner, Associate Matron; Larry Rose, Associate Patron; Carol Thomps...
  • USDA Kicks Off 150th Anniversary at the 2012 Ag Outlook Forum

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off the commemoration of the department’s 150th anniversary last Thursday at USDA’s 2012 Agricultural Outlook Forum titled ‘Moving Agriculture Forward.’ The forum included dynamic presenters and panelists ...
  • Local angus breeder recognized nationally in American Angus Association Report

    Chrisman Family Cattle, Wauneta, Nebraska, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having 2 registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder® Report. Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Asso...
  • Autopsy sheds little light on cause of McMinn’s fall

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   Long time Wauneta man, Rodney ‘Rod’ McMinn, 51, was pronounced dead after a tragic accident at the Wauneta Roller Mills on Feb. 1. McMinn fell into a bin of corn pellets while working to unplug an auger. At the ...
  • East Wauneta water project completed under budget

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   The highlight of the Feb. 14 meeting of the Wauneta Village Board was the under-budget completion of the water main project. The water project started late last year to replace the 82-year-old mains in the east part ...
  • Fundraising for nursing home nears $200,000

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   The generosity of Waunetans and expatriates has been the key in the successful campaign to raise funds to save Wauneta’s nursing home. Donations totaling $14,513 have been received in the past week. As of Tuesday ...
  • McCook man sentenced to 13 years for Palisade bank robbery

    A rural McCook man, Joel L. Witt, has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for robbing Palisade’s Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union at gunpoint on April 18, 2011. Witt has lived in the Palisade area during various times in his life as we...
  • Pheasant banquet supports area projects

    Joe Weiss of the Southwestern Nebraska Chapter of Pheasants Forever shows off this year’s Print of the Year by Robert Bateman. The print features a rooster and hen pheasants in a snowy scene. The banquet will be held Saturday night at the Imperial Cit...
  • Vette and Grimes of Wauneta file for county commissioner

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican and Sheri Hink, The Wauneta Breeze   Stuart Bartels and John Jutten did not file for the Wauneta-Palisade board of education by last week’s incumbent deadline. Another local incumbent who did not make last we...
  • Champion Mill, lake bill in select file

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   A bill that would transfer ownership of Champion Mill State Historical Park and State Recreation Area from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) to Chase County has been moved to select file in the Nebr...
  • Heineman calls for repeal of local death tax authority

    By Ed Howard   State agricultural groups and the governor have demonstrated their willingness to shower the Humane Society of the United States with hellfire and brimstone if the well-funded animal welfare organization even looks like it’s about to p...
  • Priority bill declared by senators and committees

    By Mark Christensen State Sen. 44th District   It is another busy week in Lincoln for me and I look forward to the last of my 2012 bills having their committee hearings. Senator priority bills and committee priority bills have been declared and many ...
  • Bronco boys take down DCS in final home game

    By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze   It was an up-and-down type of night for the Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team against Dundy County - Stratton Friday. The team went from ahead by 10 in the third quarter to down by seven in the fourth before clos...
  • Girls JV team does well at DCS

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls JV basketball team wrapped up their season with a second place finish at the Dundy County Stratton JV Tournament Saturday. The Lady Broncos started its day with a win over Hayes Center, 2...
  • Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team to move on to district finals on Friday Feb. 24

    Jonee Maris Passes the  ball to a fellow teammate during subdistricts last week where the girls won both of their games to advance to district finals on Friday.   By Diane StammThe Wauneta Breeze It was a short trip for the Lady Bronco faithful to ...
  • National FFA week celebrated at Wauneta-Palisade School

    The Wauneta-Palisade FFA team is celebrating national FFA week. Team members include at front from left; Nicole Strand, Tailor Lee, Tayler Nordhausen, Cassidy Rathe, Sheyla Christner, Mr. Dan Andrews. Back row from left; Tyrel Kerchal, Tyler Knotts, Lan...
  • Wauneta-Palisade speech team takes third at RPAC competition

    The Wauneta-Palisade speech team brought home third place from the RPAC Speech Meet on Feb. 15. This year’s team members include from back left: Ms. Liz Noler (coach), William Bartlett, Hayden Pollmann, Connor Kayton, Weylin Davis, Wes Anderjaska, Log...
  • Lady Broncs fought hard for their chance at district finals

    Jonee Maris (left) and Sydnee Harchelroad (right) trap Medicine Valley’s Starla Henderson during last Tuesday’s battle with Medicine Valley.  The Lady Broncos defeated Medicine Valley and Hayes Center last week giving them the right to move on to...
  • Wauneta-Palisade speech team takes third at RPAC competition

    The Wauneta-Palisade speech team brought home third place from the RPAC Speech Meet on Feb. 15. This year’s team members include from back left: Ms. Liz Noler (coach), William Bartlett, Hayden Pollmann, Connor Kayton, Weylin Davis, Wes Anderjaska, L...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Feb. 28, 2002 Midwest Farm Equipment’s $1,000 donation kicked off Palisade’s FC Krotter Park fund drive. Funds will be used for new fencing around the baseball, park and swimming pool areas, as well as new modern bathrooms, pa...