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  • Hospital receives major grant to implement ePharmacy Program

    Management at Chase County Community Hospital was informed last week they will be receiving a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust in the amount $463,179 to establish an electronic pharmacy system titled “ePharmacy.” This ne...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Admired morsels of a man

    He likes burnt toast. I like mine warm and a little undone. It matches both of our covers. Burnt toast has a distinct smell, an upfront this-is-me kind of scent. A kind of crispness you find yourself loving. And there’s no changing burnt toast. Words d...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Politicians caught in the middle of Keystone XL Pipeline issue

    What role might the proposed Keystone XL pipeline play in Nebraska’s 2012 elections? The proposed pipeline, which would move sand tar coal across a portion of the Sand Hills and the Ogallala Aquifer, is catching almost enough hellfire and brimstone to ...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Update on flooding

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I want to share an update on the flood situation that is threatening many communities across our state. Communities along the Missouri River, from Niobrara, to South Sioux City, Blair, Fort Calhoun, Omaha, Bellevue...
  • Nebraska Corn Board supports proposed ethanol legislation

    The Nebraska Corn Board today praised the efforts of Nebraska Senators Mike Johanns and Ben Nelson for their support and co-sponsorship of the Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act introduced by Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 21, 2001 First-time superintendent Charles Isom of Pleasanton was hired as Wauneta-Palisade’s new superintendent and K-6 principal. Chase Nichols will be one of 30 steer wrestling participants to compete in the Nebraska Hi...
  • Experience Visual Arts Camp at Champion

    By Kimberly Cook Extension Educator Do YOU want a chance to be creative? Do YOU like taking pictures or drawing? Then Visual Arts Camp is your chance to shine. This camp will be held June 27 - 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Champion at the Community Cent...
  • Eggs on display at Chase County Museum

    On Sunday, Jeannine Cox will display her mother’s (Mabel Bernard’s) vast creation of cut and decorated goose eggs. She learned this art from her cousin, Thelma Schamp, and decorated the eggs for more than 15 years. Using thousands of goose, ostrich a...
  • College Notes

    Blair Dixon Cody Fanning Doane College has announced students named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2011. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to qualify for this academic distinction. Named to the Dean’s List were Bl...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office. June 16—Benkelman Dundy County Extension Board Dundy County Courthouse 7 p.m. MT. June 17—Hayes Center Hayes County Extension Board Hayes Co...
  • FSA authorizes CRP grazing for flooded ranchers

    Livestock producers that aren’t able to access pastureland due to flooding can use CRP for grazing, according to Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. “Because of the unprecedented flooding we’re seeing acro...
  • Nebraska Farm Service Agency announces Extended Prevented Planting Reporting Date

    Due to flood and excessive moisture throughout the state, Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the deadline for reporting prevented planting to coincide with the final crop reporting deadline of July 15th for the 2011 crop year. “Typically, ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Planting flowers . . .

    By Nola Straub Flowers to plant make me happy… it always adds spark to the yard to have the pops of colorful plants. It is easier to have the wind shelter of town to protect the plants. It is however helpful to have different heights of containers to h...
  • Local News Briefs

    Susie’s Creative Stitches celebrating 10 years It’s hard to believe, but Susie’s Creative Stitches has been keeping southwest Nebraska outfitted with the best in customized apparel for 10 years now. The Wauneta business will host an open house Jun...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: June 10, 11 and 12

      'Rio' Featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and George Lopez Rated G 99 Minutes Sponsored by BWTelcom ...
  • Diving headlong into summer

    The Wauneta swimming pool is open and according to the energetic clientele there the water is just right. It might not officially be summer yet, but the weather outside might make you think differently. With temperatures already approaching triple dig...
  • Wild, Loud & Proud: Palisade ready for Pioneer Days 2011

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Palisade Pioneers Days 2011 have arrived. The town’s weekend community celebration will be in full swing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10-12. The theme for this year’s Pioneer Days is “WILD, LOUD & PROU...
  • New tractor repair shop open for business outside Wauneta

    Brian O’Neil uses his 26 years of experience to tackle everything from engines to electrical jobs By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Handling a service call doesn’t make Brian O’Neil quite as nervous as it did when he first started repairing J...
  • Financial assistance remains available to Wauneta homeowners

    The Village of Wauneta has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation this past year to offer the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The program allows income-eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safe...
  • Wednesday morning story hour at the Wauneta Public Library

    The summer reading program is off to a great start at the Wauneta Public Library, with the first Wednesday morning session held last week. Above, Lindsay Acton points to an area on the map where the story read by her mother Cindy Acton, at left, takes p...