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  • FFVF offering May Baskets

    Send a special something to a special someone on May Day. That’s the message of the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFV). The organization is selling May Baskets, with proceeds going towards the cost of sending Chase County...
  • Shelby Hamilton recipient of CCC scholarship

    About 120 individuals planning to attend Central Community College-Hastings have received scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. Among the recipients is Shelby Hamilton. Hamilton is the daughter of Dave and Kerry Hamilton of Wauneta....
  • Dan Brunkhorst recognized by Society for Range Management

    Wauneta native Dan Brunkhorst, a rangeland management specialist (RMS) with the Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office, was recognized as the Outstanding RMS for Montana and the Dakotas at the 2011 Society for Range Management’s annual mee...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office. April 21—Imperial, Imperial FCE Meeting Chase County Extension Office 11:30 a.m. MT. April 25—All Counties Clover Challenge County Offices 5...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: What you learn at a painting class. . .

    By Nola Straub A few weeks ago I went to Omaha to take a painting class from Ann Kingslan the still life artist who I started taking classes from in 1976. She is mostly retired now but once in a while gives a class at Kingsland-Gibilisco Art Studio that ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 15, 16 and 17

      Red Riding Hood Starring Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Gernandez and Gary Oldham Rated PG-13 108 Minutes Sponsored by Taylor Land and Cattle...
  • Living with cancer just part of life for Echols and family

    Will and Deb Echols, of Wauneta, are thankful for every day they’re able to spend together as husband and wife. Deb has been fighting cancer since first being diagnosed in 2007, but she doesn’t let that get in the way of her positive attitude and ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Kindergarten Round-up tomorrow in Wauneta Parents of children who are preparing to enter kindergarten are encouraged to come to the Wauneta Attendance Center tomorrow (Friday) for Kindergarten Round-up. This open house type of event gives parents the ch...
  • WP could lose roughly 65 percent of state aid

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade School District officials are still reacting to the legislative bomb that was dropped last Thursday. State lawmakers gave Legislative Bill 235, which would reduce state aid to schools by a total of...
  • Corn prices rocket past 2008’s record highs nearing $8

    Cattle producers also see record prices this spring By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Futures prices for corn reached all-time highs Monday, rocketing past the previous high of $7.66 set in June 2008. These are proving to be volatile times in the tr...
  • NRD allocates $1.75 million towards retirement program

    Clock’s ticking, deadline for sign-up is May 15 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators with land with the Rapid Response Area (RRA) of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will get the opportunity to permanently re...
  • HomeTown Agency presents $4,600 safety dividend to Village of Wauneta

    Village Clerk Evelyn Skelton, left, and Village Superintendent Bill Bischoff, center, accept a safety dividend check totalling $4,608 from HomeTown Agency’s Terry Engell. The check represents 16.8 percent of what the Village paid to EMC Insurance Comp...
  • Sen. Christensen has three bills on the floor this week

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, April 12 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Three of Senator Mark Christensen’s bills will be heard on second round debate this week, the senator said during his weekly tele-confere...
  • New deputy follows in dad’s footsteps

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   He’s been around law enforcement all of his life. So for Justin Mueller, it was fairly natural to someday enter that profession. In high school, he said he enjoyed spending time with the Keith County deputie...
  • NRD approves proposed settlement with rule violators

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Board members of Upper Republican Natural Resources District approved last week a proposed settlement with four landowners sanctioned last summer for violating district rules. Last June, the board handed down ...
  • Up, down RR crossing arms in Enders aggravate drivers

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller believes better communication with NKC Railroad will allow his office to handle crossing arm problems that delay traffic along roadways in the county. Problems last Tuesday, Ap...
  • Two meets in five days put WP track teams to the test

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A slew of exciting performances yielded personal records and electrifying finishes last week, as the Bronco boys and girls track teams competed in a pair of area invites. A strong showing in the 3200 meter relay he...
  • Sports Lineup

    District music competition coming today (Thursday) Wau-Pal’s concert band and mixed chorus singers travel to McCook in today to compete against area schools in the district music competition. The event is held at the McCook High School auditorium, with...
  • W-P takes top honors in Division 3 at MCC Inter-High Day

    Decatur County, Southern Valley and Wauneta-Palisade high schools topped a field of 25 area schools to claim top honors at McCook Community College’s Inter-High Day competition April 6 on the MCC campus. More than 600 area students competed for more th...
  • OID speech team wins state medal for Wauneta-Palisade

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A state medal-winning effort by five Wau-Pal students put the icing on the cake of what was a fun and entertaining year for the WP speech team. The OID team of Wes Anderjaska, Jenae Bischoff, Jenna Jutten, Landon J...