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  • DHHS audit report debacle leaves Gov. Heineman seeing red

    Capitol View By Ed Howard   There is something of a story within a story when it comes to the story about the state doing a lousy job implementing change in the child welfare system. It was mentioned in passing when details of an audit of the Departm...
  • 9/11 tribute, impressive airshow spark emotions

    Another Perspective By Lori Pankonin   While in Lincoln recently to cheer on the Huskers, Russ wanted to seize the opportunity to watch the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team during an airshow the next day. We’ve had the fortune of...
  • Community urged to join in the spirit of Bronco Homecoming next week

      By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Monday will mark the start of Homecoming Week at Wauneta-Palisade and plans are falling into place to make this year’s homecoming a community-wide event. Former Wauneta, Palisade and Hamlet high school stud...
  • Historical Society concludes year with year-end banquet

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican About 87 people attended the Chase County Historical Society’s year-end banquet Sept. 11 at Country House Cafe in Champion. Officers were elected and the annual report was given. President Byron Hust said 2011 w...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 27, 2001 Birthday girls Lucille McBride and Edna Christensen were honored guests at a Wauneta Senior Center ladies coffee Tuesday morning. Joining them were 30 special friends from the center. Joan and Wayne Daniel met 16 f...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Fall’s in the air . . .

    By Nola Straub With Fall in the air and cooler winds … the leaves will be dropping soon. It’s time to do the sewing, painting, baking, and cleaning inside we have shoved aside because we were busy outside. It is almost a welcome relief if we don’t ...
  • 4-H Volunteer and Youth Training

    All adults wanting to learn more about working with 4-H youth are invited to attend a volunteer training workshop focusing on engaging youth in 4-H and leadership roles. Any 4-H member 14-18 may join in to gain valuable skills in leadership and working wi...
  • USDA outlines SURE Eligibility requirements for 2011 and 2012 Crops

    Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss, announced that legislative authority for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program ends on September 30, 2011. Producers must meet specific eligibility requirement...
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week: Gear up for Safety

    In a typical year, 551 workers die while doing agricultural work in the United States and about 88,000 suffer lost-time injuries. Most of these incidents are preventable. To spotlight safety in farming and ranching, the National Safety Council has design...
  • Celeste Pankonin, Mathew May

    Russ and Lori Pankonin of Imperial, formerly of Wauneta, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Celeste Nicole Pankonin, to Mathew Lloyd May, son of Tim and Tammy May of Imperial. The future bride and groom are both 2007 graduates of C...
  • Andrea Frost, Robert Fillaus III

    Jerome and Nita Frost of Omaha would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Frost, to Robert Fillaus III, son of Robert and Barbara Fillaus, Jr. of Lincoln, Neb. Andrea is the granddaughter of the late Fred and...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Sept. 16, 17, 18

    Showing this week at Wauneta's Chateau Theatre         Rise of the Planet of the Apes   Rated PG-13 Showtime: 7 p.m. MT Admission: $5 per person Running time: 103 minutes...
  • Wauneta women inspire others impacted by cancer, play key roles in upcoming cancer walk

    Cancer survivors Mindi Goings, left, and Stephanie Williams, right, of Wauneta, will both play key roles in the Chase County Community Hospital’s upcoming All-Cancer Walk and benefit auction Oct. 1 in Wauneta. Friday is the early pre-registration de...
  • Wauneta women inspire others impacted by cancer, play key roles in upcoming cancer walk

    Cancer survivors Mindi Goings, left, and Stephanie Williams, right, of Wauneta, will both play key roles in the Chase County Community Hospital’s upcoming All-Cancer Walk and benefit auction Oct. 1 in Wauneta. Friday is the early pre-registration dead...
  • WP Schools approves $5 million budget

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A significant hit in state aid funding, ongoing efforts to improve school buildings and a sharp rise in property valuations in the district are leading to an increase in taxes for property owners in the Wauneta-Palisa...
  • WP Schools approves $5 million budget

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A significant hit in state aid funding, ongoing efforts to improve school buildings and a sharp rise in property valuations in the district are leading to an increase in taxes for property owners in the Wauneta-Palisa...
  • Chase County tax request up nearly 8 percent

    Increase over the last two budgets totals nearly 14 percent   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Chase County taxpayers will again see an increase in the taxes they pay for county operations next year. The tax request submitted by the coun...
  • NRD board raises occupation tax to $10 limit in new budget

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will pay $10 per irrigated acre in occupation taxes next year and $1.157 million in property taxes will be collected for district operatio...
  • Silent tribute

      Wauneta’s volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians offered a silent tribute in honor of those who were killed or injured during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. While the nation reflected on the 10th...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Chase County Veterans; Evan family benefit; Co-op Oil Annual Meeting

    Videos of county veterans to be included in CCS Nov. 11 program U.S. military veterans now living in Chase County are being invited to have a part in this year’s Veteran’s Day program at Chase County Schools. The program is being coordinated by the s...