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  • Sharing with Wauneta: After Easter, rain and spring flowers . . .

    By Nola Straub Hope everyone’s Easter was great and that you got plenty to eat and not too much. The rain is nice for the spring flowers and crops. The little resident bunny here chopped off a couple tulips and quit. I think the yellow ones were not to...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office.   April 30—Benkelman Lamb & Hog Tag Day Fairgrounds 2-3 p.m. MT. May 2—Benkelman Welding Class Tri-State Truck and Trailer Shop 6-8 p....
  • May NBDC office hours in McCook

    Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is pleased to announce that North Platte Center Director, Jason Tuller will be having office hours at the Keystone Business Center in McCook, NE. We are pleased to be working with the McCook Economic Developmen...
  • 4-H …Taking the Lead

    Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Youth enrolled in the Wildlife and Conservation 4-H Project discussed in the last 4-H…Taking the Lead news column may also be interested in participating in the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) to more learn about ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 22, 23 and 24

      Rango Featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin and Isla Fisher Rated PG 117 Minutes Sponsored by Mickey and Gwen Brunkhorst...
  • Local News Briefs

    Home repair assistance still available in Wauneta The Village of Wauneta partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program to Wauneta residents. This program allows income-eligible home ...
  • Palisade credit union robbed at gunpoint

    Evidence was gathered at the Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union in Palisade Monday, with FBI Investigator Drew Armstrong, Hitchcock County Deputy Ronald Daugherty, Hitchcock County Sheriff Bryan Leggott and a State Patrol Officer working together ...
  • Spring storm shuts down power across SW Nebraska

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Most everyone across the region got a chance to play “pioneer” when a whopper of a spring snow storm hit the area, causing widespread power outages, some lasting for several days. Even those living in town got a ...
  • Wauneta Breeze sweeps weekly newspaper awards

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   For the second year in a row, the Wauneta Breeze took home top weekly honors at the Nebraska Press Association’s annual convention and awards banquet, held this past weekend in Lincoln. The Breeze — staffed by ...
  • Additional grant funds awarded for water main project

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It will be a busy few months addressing water infrastructure in Wauneta as the final hurdles are cleared for an expansive series of waterworks projects. David Blau of Miller and Associates was on hand at last week...
  • Turbulent trail ended in Wauneta for Karen Layman and family

      By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Making the choice to uproot your children and relocate to a new state is never easy. Karen Layman knows from experience, because that’s exactly what she did in September of 2009. Karen and her four children...
  • Christensen kills ethanol labeling bill

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, April 19 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Sen. Mark Christensen’s Legislative Bill 698, which would have changed the way ethanol-based fuels are labeled at gas pumps, isn’t likely to s...
  • WP band members earn high marks at districts

    Bronco band members who earned ‘1’ ratings at last week’s district competition in McCook are, from left, Cassidy Rathe, Jack McGraw, Tayler Nordhausen, Jacob Maris and Jenna Jutten. Maris and McGraw played an alto sax duet together. Nordhausen per...
  • Junior high Broncos ‘jump’ to top finishes

    The first two track meets of the season have come and gone for the Wau-Pal junior high track team, and it’s clear where the junior Broncos excel: Events that involve jumping. Four out of the five first place medals WP earned in its first two meets of t...
  • Carnes, Turner shine in Nebraska spring game

    By Eric Olson AP Sports Writer   Nebraska coach Bo Pelini thinks Brion Carnes showed enough in the Red-White Game to push the Cornhuskers’ top two quarterbacks come fall. The redshirt freshman outplayed Taylor Martinez and Cody Green, throwing for ...
  • Sports Lineup

    Last Saturday’s Sutherland Invite rescheduled An onslaught of winter storms caused last weekend’s high school track meet in Sutherland to be rescheduled. The new date is Tuesday, April 26. Start time is 9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT.   Check out next week...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Gov. Heineman yet to veto bill allowing towns to raise taxes

    Possibly to avoid being trite, Gov. Dave Heineman has stopped short of asking Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford: “What part of NO! do you not understand.” He could ask the same of Mayor Jim Suttle and other people and organizations who want Nebraska communitie...
  • Message from the desk of Hayes County Emergency Management

    By Charlynn Hamilton Hayes County Emergency Manager   I think most of us faired the snow storm pretty well. No electricity was probably the worst thing we all had to endure, but survival is the name of the game. Because of the storm I realized I was ...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: New business mentorship effort

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   Recently, I joined with business and development officials from the public and private sector in announcing a new partnership created to help strengthen Nebraska small businesses and startup enterprises through men...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 26, 2001 Winds at upwards of 98 mph were recorded near Benkelman. The Wauneta area also saw damage to trees, windows blown out, sheds and pivots turned upside down, grain bins torn from the foundations and power poles downed...