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  • Wauneta-Palisade set to graduate 21 on Saturday

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The educational careers of 21 graduating seniors will be celebrated this weekend when students from the Wauneta-Palisade Class of 2011 receive their high school diplomas. This year’s graduation ceremony will be he...
  • Fund-raising efforts launched for directory at Hamlet Cemetery

    Efforts are underway to raise an estimated $18,500 to purchase a computerized cemetery directory for Hamlet’s Meadow Lawn Cemetery. According to members of the cemetery board, efforts to raise the money needed to purchase the directory were launched in ...
  • Swanson joins Liewer Funeral Home

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Imperial native Michael Swanson began employment at Liewer Funeral Home last week. “Cindy and I have been diligently waiting for Michael to arrive,” Mike Liewer said Monday. Swanson, 25, graduated from th...
  • Hospital District seeking input during upcoming informational meetings

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Members of the Chase County Hospital District (CCHD) will hold three informational meetings in early June to present findings from legal counsel on a number of issues facing the district. The public meetings...
  • Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting incident in Wauneta Sunday morning

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The Chase County Sheriff’s Office was contacted late Sunday morning regarding an incident during which a gun was reportedly fired in a residential neighborhood along West Wichita Street. According to Chase County S...
  • School Board amends current-year budget

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A public hearing to gauge public support or criticism of a proposed amendment to the 2010-11 Wauneta-Palisade School budget preceded a special meeting of the Wau-Pal School Board Monday evening. Board members unani...
  • Legislature to adjourn early

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, May 24 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The biggest news coming out of the Legislature this week is their decision to adjourn three days early. Senators will use just 87 of the all...
  • Maris medals in Omaha

    Hamilton and Fanning short by inches, seconds By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade high jumper Jonee Maris tied her best height of the year en route to an eighth place tie at last weekend’s Nebraska State Track Meet at Omaha Burke. ...
  • WP sporting year highlighted during Athletic Banquet

    Athletic achievements were recognized by coaches and fans at Monday evening’s annual Athletic Banquet at the Wauneta gymnasium, sponsored by the WP Bronco Boosters and Wauneta-Palisade Schools. Among the highlights of the evening was the presentation ...
  • Academic achievements highlighted during WP Honors Night

    Academic achievement and benchmarks attained throughout the school year were celebrated at Wauneta-Palisade Schools last Monday during Honors Night Activities. The following awards were granted:   Math Awards Algebra 2 — Hayden Pollmann, Jasymn Smi...
  • Skelton signs to play football at Doane

    Wau-Pal senior Colby Skelton has made it official: He’ll be suiting up for the Doane College football team next season. Skelton is pictured with his parents as he signed his letter of intent to continue his gridiron career.Pictured from left, Evelyn S...
  • Sports Lineup

    CSO All-Star Basketball Game Friday in Cambridge Don’t miss what might be the final chance to see WP seniors Chris Bartels, Drew Harris and Ricky Martin on the floor together, when they participate in this year’s CSO All-Star Game in Cambridge. Betha...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Nebraska State Education Association, Gov. Heineman have strain in relationship

    Politics makes strange bed fellows, goes the old saying. That bed fellows aren’t always happy together should be the second part of that axiom. Take the Nebraska State Education Association, for example. The NSEA, known generically as the state teache...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Buckle up for safety

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   With Memorial Day approaching and the start of the summer travel season, I want to urge every single Nebraskan to buckle up every time you get into a vehicle. Whether we are running an errand, picking up kids from...
  • Teach kids about safety on Missing Children’s Day

    By Jon Bruning Nebraska Attorney General   Every year, an estimated 800,000 American children are reported missing - more than 2,000 children every day. As a parent of two beautiful kids, this statistic is both heartbreaking and frightening. As Attor...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week May 31, 2001 The fourth veterans’ monument at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery was dedicated during Memorial Day services. Six members of the Class of 1931 celebrated their 70th reunion during alumni festivities. They were Della ...
  • SW 4 Extension Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office.   May 26—Curtis Youth Animal Science Field Day NCTA. June 2—Imperial Sheep and Hog Tag Day 9:00-11:00 a.m. CT. June 3—All Counties All...
  • Local history to be featured Sunday at county museum

    On Sunday, May 29, the Chase County Museum will feature Charley Colton’s collection of postcards and collectibles from the Chase County area. Colton began his postcard collection about seven years ago, with emphasis on Chase County. Two years ago, he n...
  • Additional bus added to historic Texas Trail-Wild West’ bus tour

    Because of the interest in this year’s Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival Wild West Bus Tour — which will include a tour of the canyon lands of the Republican River and Frenchman and Stinking Water Creeks — officials have added a second bus which...
  • Palisade’s Blood Drive rescheduled

    The Palisade Blood Drive has been rescheduled due to a shortage of Red Cross staff. The Palisade Blood that had been scheduled for May 24 has been rescheduled for Monday, June 20, 2011, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. CT at the Palisade Auxiliary Hall. Mark this c...