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  • RPAC weekend successful for Bronco wrestlers, basketball teams (Updated brackets included)

    The Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers took an impressive third-place team finish at the RPAC tourney Friday. Medicine Valley won the meet with 347 points and Bertrand/Loomis took second with 304 points. The HC/WP team was close at third with 285...
  • Girls roundball team still rated fifth in D-1

    The Omaha World-Herald kept the Wauneta-Palisade girls as their fifth-ranked team in Class D-1 this Tuesday, despite their loss to fourth-rated C-2 Perkins County on Friday. The Bronco boys team, rated eighth last week, fell out of the ratings after their...
  • Dave Ja Vu: An intrusion of nature

    There are times when you’re out of your league and it’s time to call in the reinforcements. And there are times when your reinforcements run around the house with brooms and sticks, searching the crannies of your basement with a flashlight. This week...
  • Christensen busy introducing several new bills

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Sen. Mark Christensen has a batch of new legislation he’s pushing this week, introducing six new bills for their first readings on Tuesday.  During his weekly teleconference to the district Tuesday morning, Chris...
  • Village okays $50,000 allocation toward fire truck purchase

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department took one more step toward their goal of replacing aging equipment when the Wauneta Village Board last week voted to allocate $50,000 toward the cost. According to WFVD member Ste...
  • October precipitation boosts Wauneta's 2008 total above average mark

                             This is the Wauneta Breeze’s third of a three-part look at 2008. This week we take a look at moisture totals and weather events in 2008 as well as recapping sporting news.  By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Bree...
  • Attempted break-in of fire hall reported last week

    The Wauneta Fire Hall was the target of an attempted break-in last week. Fire Chief Donn Allen contacted the Chase County Sheriff’s Office on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 13, after discovering windows broken in the rear door of the fire hall. Official...
  • Wauneta Senior Center pancake feed Thursday night

      The Wauneta Senior Center will host their regular fundraising pancake feed tonight (Thursday), serving from 5 to 7 p.m. MT/6 to 8 p.m. CT. A free will offering will be taken and the public is encouraged to attend and to show support for the Senior...
  • Sunday dinner planned at the Wauneta Senior Center

    The Wauneta Senior Center will host their monthly Sunday dinner at noon this Sunday. On the menu — roast beef and ham and all the trimmings, served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT/noon to 2 p.m. CT. Cost for adults is $7 with children under 10 eating for $3.5...
  • Be sure to pick up your St. Paul's Church photos

    If you ordered a St. Paul’s Lutheran Church centennial celebration group photo and haven’t picked it up yet be sure to stop by the Breeze. A few extras in various sizes were also ordered for those who didn’t get their orders placed last spring....
  • Chance Yoder, Hannah Sullivan

    Chance LeRoy Yoder and Hannah Rose Sullivan exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 6, 2008. Parents of the couple are Robin Sullivan of Hugoton, Kan., and the late Alan Sullivan and Larry and Karen Yoder, formerly of Wauneta,  now also of Hugoton. Grandparents o...
  • Wauneta Blood Drive draws 23 donors

    The December American Red Cross Blood Drive was held Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Wauneta. There were a total of 23 donors with 22 good units collected with no first time donors. The following donated blood at the blood driv...
  • Erion Contreras celebrates his first birthday

    Erion Joel Rivas Contreras celebrated his first birthday on Jan. 8, 2009, along with Grandma Julie Rivas who also celebrates her birthday the same day. Erion enjoyed chocolate cake and many balloons. He and Grandma Julie enjoyed a bigger party on Saturday...
  • Historic inaugural address quotes

    It is 72 years since the first inauguration of a president under our national constitution. During that period 15 different and greatly distinguished citizens have in succession administered the executive branch of the government. They have conducted it ...
  • Capitol View: Somebody's gonna have to pay for homeowner tax relief

    Gov. Dave Heineman wants to maintain the modicum of property tax relief provided by a $230 million program that took effect last year. In his recent State of the State and budget speech, Heineman delivered a message comparable in its theme to those bein...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Happiness & Wellness in 2009

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta I wish you happiness and wellness in 2009. Happy And Wellness Cake Justine Funn 1 c. Good Thoughts 2 c. Sacrifice l c. Good Deeds 2 c. Forgiveness l c. Consideration 2 c. Hugs and Kisses Serve daily with a smile. This cake is ve...
  • Wauneta Public Library is recipient of books donated by family and friends

    Family and friends have made several book donations to the Wauneta Public Library in memory of loved ones. They include: In memory of Winona Hollembeak: “The Christmas Jars” by Jason Wright. In memory of Esta Davis Richards (large print): “Home Swee...
  • Healthy Heart Lunch combines fun, education

    Heart disease is the number one killer of women. With that in mind, the annual Women’s Healthy Heart Luncheon will be held Feb. 5 at First United Methodist Church in Imperial. A heart-healthy lunch will be served, following which Traci Hoatson, a Family...
  • Private pesticide training dates set for area

    The training dates for individuals that have their Private Pesticide Certification expiring in 2009 have been set for this area. The dates will also allow those wishing to get their initial certification to achieve that.  The certification is required fo...
  • Chemigation training set in Southwest 4 counties

    Chemigators needing to get initially certified or to re-certify their chemigation licenses can attend workshops close to home in March and April. Two workshops have been scheduled in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension’s Southwest 4 Counties....