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  • Nebraska’s healthcare decisions are best made by Nebraskans

    States are doing better than the federal government at enrolling people in high-risk insurance pools, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. As of April 30, the 27 states that operate their own high-risk pools had enrolled 1...
  • An ounce of prevention

    Recently, the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyon, Neb., released a new report that looks at how rural individuals and families will benefit from provisions in the Affordable Care Act that focus on public health and prevention. Entitled, Prevention and Publ...
  • Nebraska’s attempt to partially privatize child welfare services a fiasco

    Capital View By Ed Howard   The recent fiasco resulting from Nebraska’s attempt to partially privatize child welfare services is remindful of two things. The first is that anytime government hands off an important duty to the private sector, it sho...
  • The world comes to Nebraska

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   Nebraska is open for business and ready to meet and exceed the expectations of anyone interested in doing business throughout our state. As Governor, I have focused on international trade, direct investme...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 20, 2001 Tommy’s Sports Club got a snappy new look when a large blue awning was added to the front of the building. Georgina Jaudzemmis of Nagambie, Victoria, Australia, visited the Koala Korner, located in the second gra...
  • Imperial twosome wins Ladies League Tournament at Enders

    Marcia Chism and Annie Longan of Imperial ended tourney play with a 135 to take top honors in the Ladies League Tournament. The tournament, open to league members and subs, drew a field of 13 teams. At second with a score of 140 were Cindy Einspahr and Br...
  • Jaycee 4-man Fairway Scramble at Enders Course

    Lee Denker, Joe Johnston, Matt Borchers, and Dru Jaeger teamed up to win the Jaycee 4-man Fairway Scramble held Saturday and Sunday at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The two-day tourney drew a field of 26 teams. The Denker, Johnston, Borchers and Jaeger t...
  • Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium Nov. 19-21 in Lincoln

    The ninth annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, Nov. 19-21 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will introduce Nebraska high school students to beef industry professionals, beef producers and other students from around the U.S. In addition, ...
  • 4S Meat Goat Seminar, Show and Sale set for October 1 and 2

    The Ninth Annual 4S Goat Expo will begin at 12:30 p.m. with registration at the Dawson County Fairgrounds, 1000 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington Nebraska Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, said Randy Saner, Lincoln/McPherson County Extension Educator. Entries and weigh...
  • Nebraska Farm Service Agency reminds Producers of September 30 sales closing date for Noninsurable Crops

    Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 30, 2011. The NAP pro...
  • G.A.D.G.E.T.’s Garage Sept. 17 at Palisade

    G.A.D.G.E.T.’s (God Always Doing Great Exciting Things) Garage, Trinity Lutheran of Palisade Saturday Bible School, will be gathering on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT. All children preschool to sixth grade are welcome to come and lea...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Football Days of Summer . . .

    By Nola Straub Football practice is over, games are underway and school is in swing. All of our Nebraska grand-boys are at school in Wauneta this year. The buses are on the roads again so give them a break and slow down when you see them. It is hot for p...
  • Annual Watermelon Feed Brings Out The Smiles

    Few things can bring a smile to a kid’s face like a sunshine-filled recess and watermelon. Wauneta-Palisade first grader Seth Mercer beams from ear to ear as he enjoys a slice of BWTelcom watermelon last week.     BWTelcom’s Randall Raile and...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Sept. 9, 10, 11

    ' The Smurfs ' in 3D     Showing this week at the Chateau Theatre, downtown Wauneta Sept. 9 - 10- 11 Showtime: 7 p.m. MT Rated PG   Running time: 103 minutes Admission: $5 all ages This week's movie is sponsored by: Myra Grimm, Beryl Kn...
  • Village contracts with business consultant in seeking to keep Heritage of Wauneta in operation

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   “Guardedly optimistic” is the term used by community volunteers working to ensure Heritage of Wauneta’s ongoing presence in Wauneta. Several community members have taken the lead in exploring means to keep the ...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Computer class; Historical Society Banquet; Health Fair; Bras for a Cause; Cancer Walk; Co-op Oil Annual Meeting

    Still time to join MCC computer class in Palisade A user- friendly computer class for beginners offered by McCook Community College is set for three Thursdays in September in Palisade. The classes will focus on the basic understanding of computers and c...
  • Community service, prayer encouraged as Nation pauses to reflect on September 11th attacks 10 years later

    Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. Special ceremonies and observances are planned throughout the across America on the day now set aside each year as Patriot Day in honor of those who...
  • Chase County Fair parade one of biggest in years

    Helena’s ‘crazy guys’ awarded parade Grand Prize     Out rolls the “mysterious stone” in the parade’s Grand Prize entry by Helena Chemical of Imperial and Benkelman. The entry depicted the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and...
  • Several new Nebraska laws go into effect

    The Associated Press   Three months after Nebraska legislators adjourned the 2011 session, much of their work took effect Aug. 28, from a ban on remote distribution of abortion-inducing drugs to restrictions on picketing at funerals. Unless otherwise...
  • Broncos fall to Cheylin in season opener

    Keagan Haarberg gets a hand on Cheylin’s Ethan Young, slowing him down the 220-pounder enough for Weylin Davis, at right, to finish off the tackle as Donald Hunt, No. 42, moves in to assist. Despite a fierce defensive effort, the badly outnumbered and...