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  • 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...
  • FFVF offering May Baskets

    Send a special something to a special someone on May Day. That’s the message of the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFV). The organization is selling May Baskets, with proceeds going towards the cost of sending Chase County...
  • Shelby Hamilton recipient of CCC scholarship

    About 120 individuals planning to attend Central Community College-Hastings have received scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. Among the recipients is Shelby Hamilton. Hamilton is the daughter of Dave and Kerry Hamilton of Wauneta....
  • Dan Brunkhorst recognized by Society for Range Management

    Wauneta native Dan Brunkhorst, a rangeland management specialist (RMS) with the Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office, was recognized as the Outstanding RMS for Montana and the Dakotas at the 2011 Society for Range Management’s annual mee...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office. April 21—Imperial, Imperial FCE Meeting Chase County Extension Office 11:30 a.m. MT. April 25—All Counties Clover Challenge County Offices 5...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: What you learn at a painting class. . .

    By Nola Straub A few weeks ago I went to Omaha to take a painting class from Ann Kingslan the still life artist who I started taking classes from in 1976. She is mostly retired now but once in a while gives a class at Kingsland-Gibilisco Art Studio that ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 15, 16 and 17

      Red Riding Hood Starring Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Gernandez and Gary Oldham Rated PG-13 108 Minutes Sponsored by Taylor Land and Cattle...
  • Living with cancer just part of life for Echols and family

    Will and Deb Echols, of Wauneta, are thankful for every day they’re able to spend together as husband and wife. Deb has been fighting cancer since first being diagnosed in 2007, but she doesn’t let that get in the way of her positive attitude and ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Kindergarten Round-up tomorrow in Wauneta Parents of children who are preparing to enter kindergarten are encouraged to come to the Wauneta Attendance Center tomorrow (Friday) for Kindergarten Round-up. This open house type of event gives parents the ch...
  • WP could lose roughly 65 percent of state aid

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade School District officials are still reacting to the legislative bomb that was dropped last Thursday. State lawmakers gave Legislative Bill 235, which would reduce state aid to schools by a total of...
  • Corn prices rocket past 2008’s record highs nearing $8

    Cattle producers also see record prices this spring By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Futures prices for corn reached all-time highs Monday, rocketing past the previous high of $7.66 set in June 2008. These are proving to be volatile times in the tr...
  • NRD allocates $1.75 million towards retirement program

    Clock’s ticking, deadline for sign-up is May 15 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators with land with the Rapid Response Area (RRA) of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will get the opportunity to permanently re...
  • HomeTown Agency presents $4,600 safety dividend to Village of Wauneta

    Village Clerk Evelyn Skelton, left, and Village Superintendent Bill Bischoff, center, accept a safety dividend check totalling $4,608 from HomeTown Agency’s Terry Engell. The check represents 16.8 percent of what the Village paid to EMC Insurance Comp...
  • Sen. Christensen has three bills on the floor this week

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, April 12 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Three of Senator Mark Christensen’s bills will be heard on second round debate this week, the senator said during his weekly tele-confere...