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  • Fannings’ annual machinery auction moves to new site

    Mark Fanning with Fanning Auction Service stands next to semi trailers which will be sold at the 12th annual Wauneta Machinery Auction on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the new location north of Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery.   By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Br...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Feb. 7, 2002 The inaugural Wauneta/Palisade FFA Coyote Calling Contest held over the weekend drew 13 teams with four of the teams reporting kills. Gary DeWester and Jim McKinney were the event’s winners with three kills. The eve...
  • 2012 Pesticide Training schedule

    By Robert Tigner SW4 Extension Educator Agriculture   Dates and locations have been set for the 2012 Pesticide Safety Education sessions. The first session begins Feb. 13 in Imperial. These meetings will maintain licensing for the Private Pesticide Ap...
  • Center Pivot Irrigation Management Short-Courses planned

    By Gary L. Zoubek Extension Educator, York   Two Center Pivot Irrigation Management Short Courses have been planned to enhancing the value of water through advanced irrigation management practices. Short courses have been planned for Feb. 6 at the Mo...
  • Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben seek nominations for Good Neighbor Awards

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald have announced today that nomination forms for the 2012 Good Neighbor Awards program are now being accepted. This recognition program honors individuals cited by neighbors for performing uns...
  • Chemigation Training set for Southwest Nebraska

    By Robert Tigner SW4 Extension Educator Agriculture   Chemigation trainings will take place across SW Nebraska at Imperial Feb. 27 1:30 p.m. MT and 7 p.m. MT at the fairgrounds, Stratton, March 20 1 p.m. CT at the VM Hall and McCook, March 13, 1 p.m. ...
  • CWC Sweetheart Banquet Feb. 18

    “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and escort you to the “Sweetheart Banquet” sponsored by the Grant Christian Women’s Club on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Grant Methodist Fellowship Hall at 5th and Warren Streets in Grant will be the place to meet friends ...
  • Speaker, recording artist to be featured at Ladies Retreat

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican “Jesus—the song in my heart” is the theme of the annual Imperial Bible Church Ladies Retreat Feb. 18. In keeping with that theme, women’s speaker and inspirational “Top 10” recording artist Ginger Mille...
  • Nursing home fundraising push one-third of way to baseline goal

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Less than two weeks after an official fundraising effort to save Wauneta’s nursing home was launched, numerous supporters have stepped forward with generous contributions. This fundraising effort is seeking donati...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Jan. 27, 28, 29 - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

    Showing this week at Wauneta's Chateau Theatre Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg     Showtime: 7 p.m. MT nightly Rated: PG-13 Admission: $5 per person...
  • Floor time for WP’s up-and-coming hotshots

    Half-time is just as fun to watch as the Bronco high school basketball games when Wauneta-Palisade fourth, fifth and sixth graders take to the court for exhibition play. Above, Dalton Harchelroad and Ben Anderjaska battle for control of the ball as te...
  • Above-average moisture trend continues in 2011

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   For the fifth consecutive year southwest Nebraska was blessed with above-average moisture totals in 2011 even as record-breaking drought was experienced across large swaths of Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexic...
  • Game & Parks approves Champion Mill ownership transfer

        By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   During a regular meeting Friday the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) commissioners approved the transfer of ownership of Champion Mill State Historical Park and State Recreation Area (SRA) to...
  • Postage rate increase goes into effect

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The cost to mail letters and postcards inside and outside the United States increased as of Jan. 22. The overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at 2.1 percent. One-ounce l...
  • THS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Influenza confirmed; Social media class offered

    Influenza case confirmed in SW Nebraska The first laboratory confirmed case of influenza in Southwest Nebraska has been reported to Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD). Influenza is highly contagious and is caused by the influenza virus...
  • WP speech season off to great start

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade speech team is off to a great start for the 2011-2012 season. The team consists of 20 students, including 10 first-timers. WP placed fifth at their first speech meet, the Longhorn Invitational, on J...
  • Lady Broncos put the skids on Wildcats with a win of 44-31

    Cassidy Rathe goes up for the shot against several tough Wallace Wildcats trying to block her. By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The RPAC Basketball Tournament kicked off in Trenton Saturday night with the Wauneta-Palisade boys and girls teams ...
  • Bronco boys start off with a close call win against Wallace Wildcats at RPAC

    Connor Kayton fights hard for the ball against a Wallace Wildcat player. With a close win of 49-48 Kayton scored two points.   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Broncos wrapped up the first day of the RPAC Tournament with the nightcap agai...
  • Bids to be let for augmentation pipeline

    Bid opening expected in early March   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District voted to let bids for a 20,000-foot pipeline to augment water flows in the Republican River. Engineer Chri...
  • New acreage retirement program now open through Feb. 3

    Farmers and landowners in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will have to act quickly if they want to participate in a program that provides substantial payments for permanently retiring irrigated ground. The deadline to apply for the...