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  • School musical takes crowd on journey

    Brothers Grimm fairy tales were relived last weekend when Wauneta-Palisade students performed ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’ for this year’s high school musical. Shown at the Wauneta gymnasium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the musical intertwines sever...
  • Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival to include Texas Trail outing to canyon lands along the Stinking Water and Frenchman

    McCook’s 2011 Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival will kick off with a pair of events hosted by McCook Community College including a “Wild West Bus Tour” and western dance lessons at the Fox Theatre. Those who sign up can ride the Texas Trail wit...
  • Lauhead Era coming to a close

    Longtime Wauneta-Palisade basketball coach steps down after more than three decades By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze One of the most decorated coaches in Wauneta-Palisade history is calling it quits. Roger Lauhead is stepping down after his 20th co...
  • Keno revenue to help fund theatre, pool equipment

    BWTelcom commits $45,000 for conversion to digital projection system needed to keep Chateau Theatre viable By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre took another major step toward securing the needed funds to replace its outdated ...
  • Introducing the newest WP freshman class

    Wauneta-Palisade Schools promoted this group of 11 eighth graders to high school on Monday as part of Honors Night actitivies. Members of the WP Class of 2015 include, front row from left, Tom McGraw, Christopher Carl, Tyler Knotts, Austin Hicks and Chr...
  • New worship service planned the third Saturday of each month at Palisade UMC

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   This week the First United Methodist Church in Palisade and Pastor Bonnie McCord have announced the addition of a new contemporary worship service to be held the third Saturday of each month. According to church lead...
  • Lawmakers down to final weeks of 90-day session

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, May 17 By Jan Rahn The Grant Tribune Sentinel   Over-booked for the morning, Sen. Mark Christensen did a quick 20-minute run-down on the status of a few bills in the Nebraska Legislature duri...
  • WP youngsters ‘spring’ into melody at elementary concert

    Preschoolers from Kristy Vapenik’s class perform the “Bumble Bee Song” during last Tuesday’s Elementary Spring Concert at the Wauneta gymnasium. Pictured at front from left are Hailea Baker, Ryleigh McCrumb and Mandy Sandoval. At back from left,...
  • Three WP girls qualify for state track meet

    Bronco boys not quite as lucky By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A trio of Wauneta-Palisade girls are heading to Omaha this weekend for a chance to take home state gold, following solid performances at last Wednesday’s D-9 District Track Meet in ...
  • Sports Lineup

    State track meet set for this weekend in Omaha A trio of Bronco track and field athletes head to Omaha tomorrow (Friday) for a chance to win a state medal. Here is a closer look at the start times for each WP qualifier and event:   Abbie Fanning will ...
  • SHOUT OUT: Congratulations to the WP music department

    Their “Into the Woods” play was outstanding. Each person played their part exceptionally well, and were well-prepared by their teachers, Aaron and Sara Behrends. We have exceptional talent in our schools. If you didn’t see this production, you miss...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Fate of CIR should be known soon

    Local governments haven’t fared well in the 2011 Legislature when it comes to money issues. First, lawmakers completely did away with direct aid to cities, counties and natural resources districts. That cut, at the behest of Gov. Dave Heineman, cost th...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Advancing college access and success in Nebraska

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I was pleased to join a number of education leaders and others interested in creating opportunities for more Nebraska students to pursue higher education at the Nebraska College Access Summit. We want to provide o...
  • Clean, drain, dry boat to prevent mussels in lakes

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Nebraska boaters are being reminded of the importance of watercraft inspections in stopping the spread of two invasive species of mussel. To that end, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and the Unive...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week May 24, 2001 Concrete work at the pool was completed over the weekend. Brian Yost, a 1989 WHS graduate, and owner of BK Yost, a construction company in Omaha and longtime friend Steve Kerchal of Culbertson, a 1982 WHS graduate, an...
  • West Central Nebraska Youth Judging Clinic

    Any youth wanting to participate in the West Central Livestock Judging Contest/Clinic on Wednesday, May 25, need to pre-register by Friday, May 20th. There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is requested for lunch count. The clinic will ...
  • Animal science field day planned

    Agriculture is a big part of Nebraska and Nebraska 4-H. On Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) campus in Curtis youth will have the opportunity to learn many different aspects of agriculture in livestock producti...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Graduations are fun . . .

    By Nola Straub Aren’t graduations fun? It is a milestone for our children or grandchildren and this year also for a daughter-in-law Amy with four boys who got her Associate Degree from McCook last Friday and grandson Shawn from high school in Wyoming ...
  • Todd Burpo to speak at GraintonVillage Church

    Todd Burpo, author of the book, “Heaven is for Real,” will be speaking at the Grainton Village Church at 204 Dover St., Grainton, Neb., on May 22 at 3 p.m. MDT. The public is invited to attend....
  • College Notes

    Amelisa Straub Staci Lawless Jason Weiss Kari Klumpe McCook Community College and North Platte Community College spring commencement ceremonies were held Friday, May 13. The MCC ceremony was held at 10 a.m. CT in the True Hall gymnasium. Dr. Richard ...