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  • Maris, Gardner named to Girls State

    Jonee is the daughter of Joe and René Maris, of Wauneta. She has participated in student council for two years; one-act for two years; volleyball for three years; basketball for three years; track for three years; cheerleading for two years. She is the...
  • Wauneta boy bags first turkey

    Tucker Boos, 10, of Wauneta, pauses for a photo op with the turkey he shot last Saturday morning. Tucker shot his turkey with a 410 rifle on the land of his hunting mentor, Kenny Ham. The bird’s beard measured in at 6 inches even. (Courtesy Photo)...
  • Celtic guitarist entertains crowd

    Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow, above, played to a lively crowd at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre last Sunday. Barlow used a unique blend of guitar playing, singing and humor, as he put on a fun show that people of all ages enjoyed. Barlow is cu...
  • THANK YOU: The WP speech team thanks you for your support

    The Wauneta-Palisade speech team of 2011 would like to extend a big thank you to the families, businesses, school staff and supporters who made this season a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!   Sincerely, Liz Noler Wau-Pal Speech Team...
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Concern with county roads directed at commissioner

    Dear Editor, We live in a society where we can and are expected to voice our opinion. This is a guarantee given to us by our constitution. We should notify officials, when we see someone breaking the law or when an official isn’t fulfilling their elect...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: ‘Urban v. rural’ redistricting fight could get ugly soon

    Not all of you are reading it here first, but if the Legislature’s upcoming redistricting efforts devolve into an urban v. rural territorial fight, keep in mind something Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala said not too long ago. “It is my goal to maintain a...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Promoting Nebraska’s outdoor adventures

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   Six years ago we began a new event designed to help a growing segment of small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in our state. Tourism is a leading industry in Nebraska and holds significant potential for a...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 19, 2001 Girls State representatives were announced with Jessica Long chosen as the delegate and Randi Maris, alternate. She is sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion Auxiliary and the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department. Ka...
  • College notes

    Marc Klima Midland University is proud to release its Dean’s List and President’s List for the Winter 2011 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List have completed all course requirements and earned a grade point average of 3.5 or above with a m...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 8, 9 and 10

      Mars Needs Moms Starring Seth Green, John Cusack and Dan Fogler Rated PG 88 Minutes Sponsored by Taylor Land and Cattle...
  • WVFD fights fire in Hayes County

    Ryan Starnes, Donnie Allen and Shannon O’Neil, from left, of the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department, fight flames coming off of Kent Swink’s scraper on Tuesday. The vehicle caught fire on land owned by George Seward, located about 3 miles south of ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Kim Libby moving “I Want That!” store Proprietor Kim Libby announced that her general merchandise store, I Want That!, will no longer be located at 118 Tecumseh Avenue after the end of this week. She is in the process of moving her extensive line of...
  • Celtic music on tap at the Chateau Theatre Sunday afternoon

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Traditional music and stories of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will fill the air at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre this Sunday, April 10, when Colorado musician and Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow takes to the s...
  • 5 Wauneta-Palisade girls earn their State FFA Degrees

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   In a first for the Wauneta-Palisade FFA organization, all members receiving their State FFA Degrees this year are young women, with seniors Jenna Jutten, Breann Maris, Bethany Riener, Laura Rundback and Rebecca Strand...
  • 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...