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  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Play time fun turn into chores, responsibilities

    Isn’t the concept of toys created for children’s play time interesting? Look at the kitchen set, the ironing board with iron, the washer and dryer for instance. Obviously “play” time is intended for fun. As an adult, I’m grateful for a washer an...
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bureaucracy threatens agriculture

    Not long after taking office, President Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch an aggressive regulatory agenda, including the imposition of economy-wide policing of greenhouse gas emissions. American agriculture, including the b...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 5, 2001 For the eighth year Wauneta has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This year efforts will focus on landscaping at the main street gazebo, funded by donations made to the Wauneta Communit...
  • Alpha Iota Chapter offering scholarship

    Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is accepting applications for their 2011 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from Southwest Nebraska who has completed the sophomore year of college, majoring in education. Appl...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Eggplant suggestions from readers. . .

    By Nola Straub There is life out there! I sit in front of my computer looking through recipes that my mother, sisters, and I have saved in collections. I’ve suggested that readers send recipes and once in a while someone will send a recipe or two. Rec...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: March 25, 26 and 27

    Gnomeo and Juliet Featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Ashley Jensen. Rated G 84 minutes This week's movie is sponsored by Hometown Agency...
  • Empty Wauneta house demolished

    The house that previously sat at 214 W. Vinita, in Wauneta, was reduced to a pile of rubble last Friday. Onlookers watched as Greg Koellner, of Imperial’s Koellner Enterprises, operated an excavator to demolish the vacant domicile. The home was left...
  • Local News Briefs

    Sr. Center hosting two fundraisers this week The Wauneta Senior Center will host two fundraising meals this week, with the public encouraged to support their efforts. Tonight (Thursday) the Senior Center will host their monthly pancake feed, with pancak...
  • Early retirement incentive approved for WP teachers

    Qualifying teachers at Wauneta-Palisade have until April 15 to make choice By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   In an effort to help alleviate future financial stress facing the school district, the Wauneta-Palisade School Board voted to approve an ea...
  • Two new members appointed to the fair board

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Outgoing fair board members Kurt Bernhardt and Bart Stromberger wanted to bring in some new, younger blood to the fair. That was accomplished with the appointment of Dillon Harchelroad and Alex McNair, both of I...
  • Work with orphanage in Haiti a life-changing experience for regional doctor and his wife

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   A vision trip to Haiti in January changed the hearts of Dr. David Huebner and wife, Jennifer, of Kearney. They visited and worked at a boys’ orphanage in Source de la Grace East, and have now felt called to ...
  • Christensen’s ethanol labeling bill debated on legislative floor

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   When debate opened Tuesday on Sen. Mark Christensen’s LB 698, he noted it was the first time that he didn’t have a pulse on what kind of support the ethanol labeling bill would have. His bill would elimi...
  • Bronco speech team places second at districts

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade high school speech team continues to make strides towards excellence. Four first place finishes by OID groups or individuals powered the Wau-Pal team to a second place showing at last Friday’s...
  • 11 letterwinners back in the mix for WP track team

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The snow has melted, the sun is staying out longer and the feeling of a high plains breeze is suddenly a welcomed sensation. Yes, spring is here. And with spring comes track and field season. The Wauneta-Palisade t...
  • Broncos finish basketball season 26-2

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   It was a storybook season for the state runner-up Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team. After running off a 26-1 record that included a pair of holiday tournament titles, an RPAC West Division tournament title and...
  • WP basketball standouts receive RPAC All-Conference honors

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A total of five Bronco basketball players were recently named to the RPAC-All Conference team in the West Division, with three players from the boys team being joined by a pair of Lady Broncs. This marked the third...
  • Sports Lineup

    High school track season kicks off Wau-Pal track and field athletes hit the road for a triangular meet at Perkins County today, set to begin at 3 p.m. MT/4 p.m. CT on Thursday. The first official meet of the year was scheduled for Saturday in Cambridge, ...
  • Bronco band going to state this Saturday

    The Class D All-State Band meet is quickly approaching, with 14 members of the Wau-Pal marching band heading to Kearney for this Saturday’s concerts. Band students were responsible for sending their recordings to judges last December in order to be ch...
  • WP students explore career paths

    Wau-Pal high schoolers, from left, Will Werner, Ayla Rector, Melinda Stretch and Cassidy Rathe visit with Hair Chateau owner Cindy Nichols, at far right, during WP’s sixth annual career day. Booths from 14 area businesses surrounded the WAC gymnasium,...
  • Food Science students prepare for state contest

    Four WP students will represent Wau-Pal as a wildcard team in the Food Science contest at this year’s State FFA Convention in Lincoln on April 8. The team will be rated in five categories: Aroma identification, written test, product development, food ...