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  • Upper Republican NRD closes on land purchase

    $5 million loan covers balance of sale By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Four thousand acres in southwest Dundy County now belongs to the Upper Republican Natural Resources District. The district closed on the $10 million sale Tuesday morning. O...
  • NRD receives $4.48 million to assist with retirement program

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The acreage retirement program being planned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) got a big boost this week. According to URNRD assistant manager Nate Jenkins, the district received app...
  • Youngsters eager to help keep park clean

    Picture-perfect weather greeted this year’s park clean-up volunteers in Wauneta Saturday, with sunny skies and highs in the upper-80s making the task at hand enjoyable. This year there were nearly as many youngsters pitching in as there were adults, w...
  • Dr. Grow steps down as medical director at Heritage of Wauneta

    Dr. Paul Grow and his wife, Linda, have been making the long drive to Heritage of Wauneta ever since their move to Minden. But this month, he made the hard decision to resign his position of Medical Director for the care home, announced Lisa Kisinger, fac...
  • New water master appointed in Nebraska/Kansas water dispute

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a special water master to address ongoing differences between Nebraska and Kansas on Republican River Basin water use. The two states entered into non-binding arbi...
  • Water funding bill clears hurdle

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, April 5 By Jan Rahn The Grant Tribune Sentinel   In its 57th day of the 90-day session, the Nebraska Legislature was facing a busy day Tuesday, as outlined by Senator Mark Christensen of Impe...
  • Counterfeit $20 bill used in Enders

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   A counterfeit $20 bill was used in Enders last week, but the Chase County Sheriff’s Office has little to go on. Ron Schoenberger, who owns Laker’s, said he knew right away it was counterfeit when a store c...
  • WP girls take 8 medals, tie for 5th at Sutherland Invite

    Bronco boys finish last at meet with 3 medals By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The first track meet of the season yielded different results for the Wauneta-Palisade boys and girls track teams. Six girls combined to take eight medals at last Satur...
  • Junior high track season now underway

    Track season has arrived for the Wauneta-Palisade junior high track team. Members of the team include, at front, Cody Barret. Behind Barret, from left, Christian Valdiviezo, Joseph Sramek, Paul Behrends and Austin Hicks. Third row from left, Stephanie A...
  • Sports Lineup

    District music competition coming up on Thursday, April 14 Wau-Pal’s concert band and mixed chorus singers travel to McCook in one week to compete against area schools in the district music competition. The event is held at the McCook High School audit...
  • Bischoff, Hamilton heading to FBLA State Conference

    Wauneta-Palisade FBLA students Jenae Bischoff, left, and Shelby Hamilton hit the road to Omaha this week to participate in the State Leadership Conference. The two future business leaders will be busy practicing job interviewing skills, listening to spe...
  • Wauneta-Palisade schools announce honor roll students

    Third Quarter Honor Roll   7th Grade: Ellie Lee 4.0, Cameo Rector, Paul Behrends, Stephanie Acosta, Cheyenne Cavanaugh. 8th Grade: Hannah Nordhausen 4.0, Nicole Strand 4.0, Leiauna Alberts, Christi Christner. Freshmen Class: Wes Anderjaska, Tailor...
  • W-P students compete at NPCC Inter-High /Tech Skills competitions

    North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition and TECH-Knowledge & Skills Discovery Day last Wednesday at the North and South Campuses of the college. Students from 30 area schools took more than 800 tests during ...
  • Scholarship essay contest open to high school seniors interested in health career

    Up to $1,000 in scholarship money is being offered by McCook Community Hospital, and funded by Community Hospital Health Foundation, to any high school senior interested in pursuing a health career or any career within a healthcare setting. Entries will ...
  • ‘Jump start Your College Career’ seminars offered in Imperial, Ogallala

    High school students, parents and non-traditional students who are considering going to college have an opportunity to jump start their college careers by attending a two-evening seminar offered by Mid-Plains Community College and Wells Fargo Bank. Night...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: April is Donate Life Month

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I want to highlight an important cause this week. April is Donate Life Month, which presents an opportunity to reflect on one of the most selfless gifts a person and a family can give… life. Donate Life Month is...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Sen. Fischer rallying support in case of ‘Concrete versus kids’

    Taking one issue with another there has usually been peace between two important interest groups, those being the Nebraska State Education Association and the business community at large. With some notable exceptions, it seems to some observers (includin...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 12, 2001 Rick and Cindy Einspahr and Kayla and Esther Einspahr spent the weekend in Crete where they visited Rogan and Jennifer Einspahr and Brad Jenny and attended the Collegiate Chorale performance on Palm Sunday. Rogan is...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 1, 2 and 3

      Battle: Los Angeles Starring Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez and Cory Hardrict Rated PG-13 117 minutes...
  • Spring snow Mother Nature’s idea of an early April Fool’s Day prank?

    Winter officially clocked out last week but Mother Nature, of course, will have the final say on when spring truly begins. Snow and icy drizzle blanketed the area Monday thru Wednesday, creating challenging driving conditions. While the cold, wet snow...