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  • What a town!

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   My family and I have been back in Chase County for almost three months now. After coming back and getting reacquainted with the Village of Wauneta I must say I couldn’t be happier to be back. I enjoyed my time in ...
  • Popular Oreo cookie reaches century mark

    By Lori Pankonin   Oh the kid will eat the middle of an Oreo first and save the chocolate cookie outside for last. Many of you will recognize that old familiar jingle for a common cookie, the Oreo. Until the recent celebration, I had no clue that the ...
  • Fate of funding to the water reserve cash fund in the air

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, April 3   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   With the governor approving budget bills sent to his desk on Monday, other bills remaining on the floor over spend the budget by about $7 million. ...
  • W-P band members attend Class D All-State Band

    Four Wauneta-Palisade students made the trip to Kearney to represent W-P Schools last month. Pictured (from left) are Jasmyn Smith, Cassidy Rathe (seated), Landon Jutten, Wes Anderjaska (seated) and Band Teacher Aaron Behrends. By Sheri Hink The Waune...
  • FFA excellence continues with W-P’s Christner

    Senior Sheyla Christner, with sponsor Dan Andrews, holds her State FFA degree awarded to her March 30. By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Nine Wauneta-Palisade students made the trip to Lincoln last week to participate in the 84th State FFA Conv...
  • Lady Broncos take fourth place at Sutherland Invitational

    Senior Jonee Maris, pictured here at the Cambridge meet, jumped 4’8” at the Sutherland Invite good enough for sixth place. By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Track season continued Saturday for the Bronco girls and boys teams at the Sutherland I...
  • Spring Creek 4-H Club offers youth activities in Wauneta

    Wauneta’s Spring Creek 4-H Club hosted two booths at the 4-H carnival at the end of March, their Block Take Down booth is pictured here. The Spring Creek club welcomes additional members to join in their many 4-H activities. By Sheri Hink The Waun...
  • W-P freshman takes sixth at State Speech in Kearney

    Christi Christner, here with Speech Coach Liz Noler (left), took sixth place at State Speech.   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Freshman Christi Christner led seven Bronco performers with a sixth place finish at State Speech March 22 and 23 i...
  • Area fire departments come together to battle wildfire on north divide

    Here the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department battles a blaze on 347 Avenue on Tuesday, March 27. Approximately the same location was victim to the larger fire on Friday. After the majority of the fire on Friday, March 30 was contained area fire figh...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 11, 2002 A former Denver area resident and now a Wauneta resident for the past two years, Patsy William is the new Village Clerk, learning the many responsibilities of the position from Mindi Goings and Doretta Anderson. Wa...
  • Preventing and Managing Arthritis workshops planned

    By Nancy Frecks Extension Educator University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension SW 4   The National AgrAbility Project is partnering with Nebraska AgrAbility to offer 2 health-related workshops for rural Nebraskans. “Cultivating Healthy Nebraskans” w...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Be happy! Life is what you make it!

    By Nola Straub Be happy! Everyone should remember: 1. Start the day with a smile on your face. 2. Life this day is what we make it! 3. You must be willing to share happy thoughts from your heart. 4. Spend your money wisely and save some money for a rainy...
  • Jacob and Amanda Pankonin, Student of the Year nominees

    Jacob and Amanda (Johnston) Pankonin are among the 14 students at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kan., who were named candidates for the Northwest Tech Student of the Year. To be nominated to represent their program of study, students mu...
  • RPAC band clinic hosted by W-P schools

    Five area schools participated in a band clinic in Wauneta last week. The day culminated with a public performance where each band performed separately and then came together as one large group. The joint band performance was led by Dr. Michael R. ...
  • Committee organizes for Pioneer Days year-round

      The class of 1971 throws candy to the crowd during the 2011 Pioneer Days parade.  Riding in the float (from left) are Cathy (Ward) Dunham, Marjorie Carse, Bernie Abbuhl, Gary Bechtold, and Marsha (Bley) Kautz-Ryan. By Sheri Hink The Waune...
  • Village Utilities Superintendent receives water operator award

    Wauneta’s Utilities Superintendent was honored last week at the Nebraska Rural Water Association’s annual spring conference in Grand Island. Bill Bischoff, pictured with his award, was given  a Certificate of Recognition for outstanding servic...
  • Sunny skies for Bronco tracksters at Cambridge

    Tailor Lee prepares to throw the shot put at the Don Stine Invitational track meet Saturday in Cambridge. Lee placed second with a toss of 32’0.5.”   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   After the Don Stine Invite had been cancelled for the ...
  • Chase County 4-H members will benefit from Monsanto gift

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The Chase County 4-H Council is $2,500 richer, and youth will benefit from the gift. Friday night Wayne Bahler of Lamar, representing Monsanto Company, presented the check to Lisa Schilke of Lamar, who then tur...
  • W-P student selected for U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar Program this summer in Maryland

    Photo by Life Touch W-P junior Jack McGraw will participate in the 2012 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.   The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,250 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to ...
  • Kudos, Wauneta, for allowing life at Heritage to continue

    Another Perspective By Lori Pankonin   Hip hip horray. Hip hip horray. Hip hip hooray for Wauneta and its extended family for joining forces to save the local nursing home. Kudos to the organizers who diligently spent countless hours to develop a plan...