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  • Governor encourages individuals to e-file

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   It is time to begin thinking about filing your tax returns for tax year 2011 and I want to encourage every Nebraskan to consider filing their individual income taxes electronically. E-filing is a convenie...
  • Proposed changes on robocalls stalls out on the Legislative floor

    Telephone conference report held on Tues., Jan. 24 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Regulation of those automated phone calls land-line users get, especially during election season, will remain split between two state agencies. Presently,...
  • Heineman proposes package to lessen tax burden

    Capitol View By Ed Howard   It’s too soon to guesstimate whether the initiative will be economically feasible, but Gov. Dave Heineman has proposed measures that would reduce your state income tax burden. In his State of the State address, Heineman ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Jan. 31, 2002 Preliminary work began last week at the site where BWTelcom’s new office and equipment building will be built in Wauneta. Keri Sutherland was named Nebraska Women of Today’s Outstanding Young Woman at the organi...
  • College Notes

    Stacee Wright Judy Durham   Stacee Wright, daughter of Heidi and Brian Wright of Hamlet and Judy Durham of Palisade were among students from the region who qualified for the fall 2011 academic honors lists at Chadron State College. Both Wright and Du...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Happy 2012, Wauneta. . .

    By Nola Straub Our son, David, wife Lori, and children, Brianna, Kelsey and Shawn were here over New Year’s. Robert and boys joined us for dinner and the boys all slept over to enjoy movies with the cousins. We all stopped by Aunt Berniece (Straub) and...
  • Shana Wilson, Joseph Hlas

    Laddie and Anita Wilson of Olathe, Kan., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shana Daree, to Joseph Nicholas Hlas of Houston, Texas. He is the son of Harry and Gloria Hlas of Clutier, Iowa. The bride-elect is employed as Human Resou...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Jan. 20, 21, 22 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

    Showing this week at Wauneta's Chateau Theatre   Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Thursday, Friday, Saturday Jan 20, 21, 22   Showtime: 7 p.m. MT Admission: $5 per person   This week's movie is sponsored by Larry & Anita Kitt...
  • Shane Anderson returns to Wauneta to take on duties at FVC

    Wauneta native Shane Anderson has returned to Wauneta from the Lincoln area with his young family after being named the new branch manager at the Frenchman Valley Co-op grain elevator in Wauneta By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   For the past few ye...
  • Feb. 13 hearing set for Upper Republican NRD rule change

    Board puts final touches on pooling rules   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators will get their chance to comment on proposed changes to the Upper Republican Natural Resources rules and regulations at a public hearing set for Monda...
  • Heritage gets strong show of support from community

    With a full house on hand, Village Board member Page Johnston introduces Village Board members, right, during the board’s informational meeting on the town’s proposed purchase of Heritage of Wauneta. Panelists at the left of Johnston above, who were...
  • THS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Filing deadlines; Wauneta machinery auction; Email scams; Senior Center dinner

    Incumbent filing deadlines coming up Earlier this month presidential caucuses were held in Iowa meaning the primary election and Democratic presidential caucus season in Nebraska is not far away. Nebraska’s statewide Democratic presidential caucus is ...
  • Dan Kunnemann retires from Chase County Fair Board

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   After 26 years, Dan Kunnemann has decided to retire from the Chase County Fair Board. His resignation was effective Jan. 1, but he is still treasurer until today (Thursday) when the board elects new officers. ...
  • Broncs stun Perkins County

    Wes Anderjaska goes after the ball against Perkins County’s Taylor Boldt in action here Friday night. The Broncs put a thumping on Perkins County, 67-48.   Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade Coach Dave Kuhlen has said he wants hi...
  • Lady Broncs fall to Perkins County, defeat Garden County

    Tailor Lee gets a “helping hand” from a Perkins County defender as she moves in for this shot Friday night.   Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team split games last week. The Lady Broncos fell at home to...
  • 10th day of Nebraska Legislative session marks deadline for bill introduction

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   With the 60-day session of the 102nd Legislature now underway, any new bills that senators want to introduce must be done by today (Thursday), the 10th day of the session. 44th District Senator Mark Christen...
  • A Senate bid by Bob Kerrey would make the contest a contest

    Capitol View By Ed Howard   Bob Kerrey has an inordinate fear of boredom. You could say he’s just a guy who needs to keep busy. But Kerrey, who at 68 might be the only hope for revitalizing the state’s torpid Democratic Party, needs more than th...
  • Not all seasons last for the exact same number of days

    What's Up By Vernon Whetstone   Had a nice letter from a reader in McCook this past week. The writer expressed thanks for listing the time and date that Venus and Neptune would be visible together. The writer advised that not only were they able to f...
  • Tax relief for the Middle Class

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   I’m proud of you and our citizens for your input, your insight and your leadership. Every day I am proud to be the governor of this great state and as I enter my eighth year as governor of Nebraska, I a...
  • Heritage gets strong show of support from community

    With a full house on hand, Village Board member Page Johnston introduces Village Board members, right, during the board’s informational meeting on the town’s proposed purchase of Heritage of Wauneta. Panelists at the left of Johnston above, who we...