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  • 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 ...
  • WELLS Angels exercise class available Tuesday mornings in Wauneta

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Bringing bright smiles and upbeat attitudes with them, Julie Neighbors and Megan Wisnieski from the Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics’ WELLS Angels team travel to Wauneta each Tuesday morning to lead an ho...
  • Fish get new woody habitat at Enders

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Fish and anglers at Enders lake will all benefit from a habitat improvement project completed last Wednesday, March 16. The Game & Park’s (G&P)Southwest District Fisheries Management Section sunk 1...
  • ‘Catfish are jumpin’ during annual tournament

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Anglers are checking their tackle boxes, prior to the Southwest Nebraska Izaak Walton League’s annual Catfish Tournament, scheduled for April 9 at Enders Reservoir. There is a $100 entry fee for the two-pers...
  • Staff announced for science camps

    By Marla Smith Camp Director S.C.O.R.E. registration is continuing on the website as well as from mailed in applications. Brochures have been mailed to area schools and are also available at business sponsors. Those interested may also print a brochure ...
  • Hospital lab gets new equipment upgrades

    Over the last two weeks, the Chase County Community Hospital laboratory has implemented new technology related to blood testing. A new Sysmex CA-560 Coagulation Analyzer was placed into service the week of March 7. Staff members, including Susan Castle, ...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Intoxicated behavior will no longer be an alibi in Nebraska courts

    It doesn’t matter if there has never been so much as one poll taken, you know in your guts it’s the kind of law most voters would applaud. A bill moving through the Legislature would prevent people who get themselves crazy on drugs and / or alcohol f...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Trip down memory lane

    A friend’s motivation to take walking breaks in her work day makes sense. It’s amazing what a little escape can do to set a new frame of mind and stir up energy. The break pays for itself. Determined to make that a priority, I did indeed head out the...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Celebrate the value of agriculture

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   In March, we are recognizing Nebraska’s agriculture industry for its contributions to our state. Nebraska is a strong agricultural state and one of the key reasons Nebraska’s economy is stronger than most state...