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  • Christensen gets bills passed on gun rights and foster parent issues

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th districts, took some time Friday to reflect back on the accomplishments of this year’s legislative session. During the 90-day session, Christensen...
  • Benkelman’s Lutz joins Breeze team

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Breeze has a new staff member in the mix, with Taylor Lutz, of Benkelman, joining the news team. Lutz, who currently attends the University of Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, will work as a part-time writ...
  • WP’s Martin takes MVP at Cambridge CSO All-Star game

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   One game was close, while one wasn’t at all. But at the conclusion of both the girls and boys games of the Cambridge CSO All-Star basketball games, two things were consistent: The West team was the winner, and a ...
  • Twelve teams competing in co-ed softball

    Games start Monday By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   The co-ed softball league including Imperial and Wauneta teams will see an increase in participation this summer. League coordinator Denise Smith of Imperial said 12 teams have registered f...
  • Sports Lineup

    Girls softball Tuesday, June 7 Head to the Wauneta softball diamond next week to catch a trio of home games for the WP girls. Action starts at 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT when the C-Team hosts Atwood. A double header for the B-Team will follow immediately after ...
  • Winner of Otis “Knotty”Knotwell 3-Man Scramble determined in playoff

    Three teams ended play knotted at 67 in the Otis “Knotty” Knotwell Memorial Senior 3-Man Scramble held at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The team of Jim Knotwell, Rick Einspahr and Art Luhrs won the playoff on the second hole. Tying for second and third...
  • SCORE camp starting soon

    Registration is continuing for the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Education) in Imperial. Director Marla Smith said the grade 5-6 camp is full, but applications are still being taken for the grade 1-2 and 3-4 camps. Final registration is June 6 at C...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Providing, inspiring what’s divine about The Show

    Open. Like a room without furniture. But the only echoes you hear in these spaces are from the wind. Flat. Like freshly laid cement. Yet nothing is man-made about this land unless you count the occasional irrigation systems sprinkled upon the raw. Ther...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Legislative session concludes without major political bloodshed

    It could have been worse! In fact, it could have been a lot worse. The 2011 Legislature came and went. There were no increases in the state sales and income tax rates. Facing a potential revenue shortfall of up to $1 billion, lawmakers cut funding for...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Get out and explore Nebraska with 2011 Passport

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   This is a good time to make plans to explore Nebraska, and the 2011 Nebraska Passport is a good way to get started. The passport program highlights Nebraska’s unique attractions and offers travelers a range of ac...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 7, 2001 Twenty new planters have been placed on main street by the Wauneta Chamber and merchants, continuing with ongoing beautification projects by the Chamber. Landscaping at the main street gazebo continues and a vinyl fen...
  • Final registration approaches for SCORE

    If your child or grandchild is planning to attend SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences), mark your calendar for the final registration date. Any child enrolled in SCORE should attend registration June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Chase County...
  • Rug making demo at museum Sunday

    On Sunday, June 5, DeMarys Cooper, Judy Teply and Morayah Cupp will join forces to present an informative program on making rugs at the Chase County Museum. DeMarys Cooper has been making rugs for about 20 years. Arabell Terwilliger taught her how to mak...
  • 2011 special for Imperial Valley Holiness Camp

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Imperial Valley Holiness Camp, located on Highway 6 between Imperial and Enders, is celebrating 100 years of worship this summer. The interdenominational camp will be open July 21-31, as it has been every summ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: May 27, 28 and 29

      'Fast and Furious 5' Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker Rated PG-13 130 Minutes This week's movie sponsored by Carman's Appliance ...
  • Local News Briefs

    School open house planned Saturday Community members and Wauneta-Palisade alumni are invited to take part in an open house this Saturday which will offer an up-close look at construction improvements that were made at the Wauneta Attendance Center this p...
  • Memorial Day services planned at area cemeteries Monday

    May tulips bloom near the grave of Mirie Morton Pflum at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery. Pflum died at the age of 29 in 1917 while serving in the U.S. Navy in the Panama Canal zone during World War I. He was the uncle of Marilyn Rider of Wauneta. Pflu...
  • Acreage retirement program hits 1,000-acre goal

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Officials can declare the first-ever permanent irrigated acreage retirement program in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) a success. Officials with the URNRD and the Natural Resource Con...
  • Wauneta-Palisade rolls out welcome mat for 2011 Alumni Banquet

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It’s class reunion time in Wauneta. Former classmates at Wauneta and Wauneta-Palisade High School will renew old ties this weekend as they join together for the 2011 Alumni Banquet. This year’s honored classes in...
  • 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...