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  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Don’t be afraid to cast your own shadow

    It’s kind of embarrassing, but when I was younger I used to climb on top of the pivot on my dad’s irrigation system. When there was a little breeze I’d throw my arms up in the air. It’s silly, but in those moments I imagined myself free. Almost as...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Nelson, Johanns seek investigation of flood ‘mishandling’ by Army Corp of Engineers

    Floods are not forever, but it seems like it if one of them invades your life and your home. Beyond damage and destruction, which is immediate and lingering, the aftermath of a flood is disgusting. Disgusting, oftentimes, in a way that might be compared...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Nebraska adopting new drunk driving laws

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   This week I want to highlight two measures approved during the 2011 legislative session to update Nebraska’s drunk driving laws. Both bills represent a common sense approach to dealing with the challenges present...
  • SHOUT OUT: Hams lend a hand

    We need to give a big shout out to Diana and Kenny Ham for helping us out with our tree limbs this week. Not only did Kenny cut the limbs with his chainsaw, he also helped carry them to the pile in front of our house. God bless you both.   Terry and R...
  • Wells near flooded areas need to be tested

    Even wells that don’t appear to be flooded but are near flooded regions may need to be tested, according to Jack Daniel, administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS...
  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week ends Saturday

    Lightning Safety Awareness Week began Sunday, June 19 and continues through June 25. We’re in our 11th year of the Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign. Since the campaign began, lightning deaths have decreased from a 30-year annual average of 73 to...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 28, 2001 Third District Congressman Tom Osborne will make a 45-minute stop in Wauneta July 5 during a six-county tour. Two Wauneta businesses were presented their first dollars of profit by the Wauneta Chamber. Accepting for...
  • UN-L Extension in the SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office. June 23—Hayes Center S.E.T. Camp Hayes County Fairgrounds. June 27—Benkelman Dundy 4-H Council Meeting Dundy County Courthouse 7 p.m. MT. ...
  • Grub control in lawns

    Multiple challenges can face gardeners and landowners during the growing season. Right now is a good time to apply systemic grub control in lawns to reduce grub infestations and damage. Grub control in lawns is a yearly challenge to address to maintain t...
  • Judges Training scheduled for June 30

    Do you want to sharpen your skills as a 4-H judge? You can make a difference in a child’s life by helping them critic the skills they have developed through 4-H. Mark your calendar for June 30, from 9:30-11:30 MT at the UNL Extension-Chase County offic...
  • Local Working Group meeting planned

    A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet June 29, 2011, 9:00 a.m. MDT at the Upper Republican NRD Office. The public is encouraged to attend and express their nat...
  • Cookbook mix on display Sunday at museum

    Cookbooks from as far back as 100 years and newer ones will be part of the special display focus at the Chase County Museum in Champion this Sunday. Several different cookbooks will be part of the display, including family cookbooks and others from churc...
  • College notes

    Brittany O’Neil Brittany O’Neil was one of 1,293 graduates announced for the spring 2011 semester by Registrar Joey Linn. O’Neil graduated from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Finance Degr...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: June 17, 18 and 19

      'Something Borrowed' Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson and Colin Eddlesfield Rated PG-13 103 Minutes ...
  • Family Fun at Palisade Pioneer Days

    Brittany McKinney, at center, showers the crowd with a handful of sugary sweets while riding in the Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union float at last Saturday’s Palisade Pioneer Days Parade. Brittany is joined by sister, Beth, and dad, Brian, as ...
  • Local News Briefs

    FFA, park benefit from Breeze award funds The Wauneta Breeze announced this week that a total of $400 awarded to the local newspaper during its annual press convention this spring has been disbursed to the community. The Breeze captured the top prize in...
  • New football coach on board at WP

    Former Wallace coach makes verbal agreement to lead Broncos By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade Superintendent Stan Sibley announced at Monday’s regularly scheduled WP School Board meeting that the district has reached a verbal agr...
  • Meetings spark discussion on future of hospital

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze The issue of whether the Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) should be transferred into a newly formed hospital district was the main topic at a set of meetings taking place in Imperial and Wauneta last week. Seve...
  • Area’s historic role along the Texas Trail showcased for tour

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze McCook’s Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival took a westward tilt this year, teaming up with the Chase County Historical Society for a walk back in time along a couple of stretches of the historic Texas Trail. Bet...
  • Susie’s Creative Stitches celebrating 10th anniversary with 2-day open house

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   If you have ever wanted to see the creative process unfold at Susie’s Creative Stitches, located on North Arapahoe Street in Wauneta, you will have a chance to do just that this Friday and Saturday when Galen and Su...