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  • Sharing with Wauneta: Sharing holiday recipes, preparations. . .

    By Nola Straub Cornucopias filled with plenty = Apples, Grapes, Oranges, Nuts, Onions, Pumpkins, Squashes, Raisins, Zucchini! Busy women are looking for easy recipes to prepare this time of year with all the holidays and festivities. Share with Wauneta a...
  • Thanksgiving service at Trinity Lutheran Church

    Trinity Lutheran Church of Palisade will hold a Thanksgiving worship service on Sunday evening, Nov. 20, followed by a Thanksgiving meal and silent auction. The service will begin at 5 p.m. CST and will be held in place of the regular morning service. Ev...
  • Celebrates First Birthday

    Briana Vapenik celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 5. A party using a cowgirl theme was held on Oct. 8. Helping her celebrate, along with her parents, Dirk and Roseanna of North Platte, were grandparents Jerry and Kristy Vapenik of Wauneta and Roland a...
  • Celebrates First Birthday

    Jaxyn Jordan celebrated her first birthday with a polka dot theme party on Oct. 9. Helping her celebrate, along with her parents, Clay and Bryn and sister, Corbyn, of Loomis, were grandparents Jerry and Kristy Vapenik of Wauneta and Randy and Darla Jorda...
  • Kristi Alford, Casey Haarberg

    Kristi Lynne Alford and Casey Shay Haarberg were married June 11, 2011, on the Arnold Palmer Golf Course at the Woodlands Country Club in Woodlands, Texas. Pastor Colin Millar of Houston, Texas, performed the double-ring ceremony as doves were released a...
  • Amanda Johnston, Jacob Pankonin

    Amanda Johnston of Wauneta and Jacob Pankonin of Imperial were united in marriage July 30, 2011, at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Neb., with Pastor Todd Burpo officiating. The bride’s parents are Nancy Jaeger of Imperial and John Johnston...
  • 11-11-11 — For one local couple this date signifies much more than Veterans Day and numerology

      By Amy Straub The Wauneta Breeze   Bob and Sharon Walgren of Wauneta will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday on Nov. 11 — 11-11-11. Although, Bob is a veteran of the Korean War their marriage was not specifically planne...
  • Village to make offer to purchase Heritage of Wauneta

    Decision to proceed with plans to acquire arrived at after delving into feasibility study   By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   After several hours of examining the details of a feasibility study formulated by Rural Health Development (RHD) consultan...
  • A prize-winning Healthier Schools Challenge: Wauneta-Palisade Schools receive national honors

      By Renae Gardner WP Bronco Beat   First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, Oct, 17. Those in attendance were the school food service directors, supervisors, managers and a select few administr...
  • Storage space filling up

    Even with a new 500,000-plus bushel bin available for grain storage in Wauneta this fall, available space is getting maxed out as farmers scramble to get this year's crops out of the field....
  • Hospital petition signatures being verified by Chase County Clerk

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Petitions calling for the dissolution of the Chase County Hospital District were turned in to that board last Wednesday. The board requested that the signatures be verified as registered voters by the Chase Cou...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Nov. 18 Chili Cook-Off; Vets Day Program; Chase County Hospital's Harvest for Health

    2nd Annual Chili-Cook-off coming up Nov. 18 The Wauneta Chamber is gearing up for their second annual chili-cook-off to launch the start of the holiday season in Wauneta. The event will be held at the Wauneta American Legion Hall on Friday, Nov. 18, fro...
  • Bronco netters gain valuable experience during 7-17 season

      By Carl Williams The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Bronco volleyball team’s 2010 and 2011 seasons were practically carbon copies with the primary difference being 2010 was senior laden vs. 2011’s group of young underclassmen. Last y...
  • Popular firearm deer season opens Saturday

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   According to Game & Parks Commission forecasts, the 2011 firearm deer season should set a record for antlerless whitetail harvest. The popular season, especially in this area’s Frenchman Unit, opens Satu...
  • True character evident among this year’s Wauneta-Palisade football players

    A Community Shout-Out I would like to personally recognize the courage and determination of the 2011 WP football team. Those boys may have felt the season was a failure by not winning a game, however I would like to impart some of my observations. Ne...
  • Knotwell’s morally-charged analysis of Keystone XL pipeline insightful

    As Dr. James Knotwell points out in his letter to the editor (“Tragedy of Keystone XL pipeline debacle is the loss of local sovereignty” Wauneta Breeze, Nov. 4, 2011) the Keystone XL project is a perfect example of corporate sovereignty trumping the n...
  • A Veterans Day Reflection: What is seen and what is not seen

    By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson Grove City College   In economics, the first lesson I teach my pupils is the lesson of things that are seen and things that are not seen. Actions have some effects that are readily apparent and others are overlooked or not p...
  • Hewing to popular opinion doesn’t guarantee a wise decision

    A Capitol Commentary By Mary Kay Quinlan   Elected officials these days devote considerable energy and expense to staying in touch with their constituents, at least in part to determine which way the political winds are blowing on the issues of the da...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Nov. 15, 2001 Hilda Roschewski observed her 90th year, recalling early years of the Fortkamp family, working side by side with husband Bill to build a farm and raise a family. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1982. Joel ...
  • UNL’s Farm Beginnings® Program set to begin on December 10 in Syracuse

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will begin its fourth Farm Beginnings® Program at the First National Bank (basement meeting room) in Syracuse on December 10th. As part of a USDA Farmer and Rancher Grant, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln E...