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  • Co-ed softball season nearing a close

    Co-ed softball teams played their final regular season games earlier this week. Members of Team Fanning include, at front from left, Tyler Riener, Shane Lawless and Cody Fanning. At back from left, Whitney Wilson, Blair Dixon, Hillary Wilson and Kaylee ...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league now wrapping up in Imperial and Wauneta The co-ed softball season is about to wind down. This year, 12 coed teams are competing in the league. The end-of-the-season league tournament will be played Aug. 1-3 in Imperial and Wauneta. ...
  • Sports big part of Harvest Fest

    Participants, athletes and just general spectators should have plenty to look forward to at this year’s Harvest Fest. A plethora of activities and events dot the landscape of this weekend’s celebration. It all starts on Friday at the Pool Olympics, w...
  • Second “Heaven” book coming out, movie deal progressing

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   “Heaven is for Real,” the best seller written by Todd Burpo of Imperial with Lynn Vincent, has been on the New York Times Bestseller List in the paperback non-fiction cate­gory for 35 weeks. As a matter of...
  • Holiness Camp in session

    Participants in the 100th year of the Imperial Valley Holiness Camp, located just east of Imperial on Highway 61, have had some hot days, but it isn’t keeping them from attending. The nondenominational camp began July 21 and continues through the 31st...
  • Zora Sailors celebrates 100 years of graceful living

    By Taylor Lutz The Wauneta Breeze   For a woman who rode her first motorcycle after her 90th birthday, it’s no surprise that Zora Sailors celebrated her 100th with a little style and grace by wearing a shirt that said, “I’m not 100 I’m 20+80 y...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Glimpses of green

    When I close my eyes, I can still feel the sun on my skin. Always there even when I can’t see it. But reliably nurturing growth. Sun that is raising green leaves, emerald fields of corn that begin with a timid sprout from the naked earth’s dirt. Thes...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Reductions in Social Security retirement benefits could bite Nebraskans

    State lawmakers could begin to feel pressure next year from folks who count greatly on Social Security benefits. We’re talking about the next year, which also is an election year. They might call it something else, but there is a real possibility that...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Growing the state’s economy

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   Across the country, governors are looking for the best strategies to strengthen state economic performance. Many are focused on the potential for small businesses and new startup companies to transform their econom...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Aug. 2, 2001 Leland DeHart revisited war experiences during a WWII reunion in Italy in May. He joined Paul Versch of Omaha and flew to New York City where they joined former airmen of the 450 Bomb Group, 15 Army Air Force and fl...
  • Selecting a family pet

    In the United States about three of every five homes have a family pet. If your family is contemplating pet ownership, think about these facts. Pets can be a lot of work to care for they need fed, walked, kept clean, and veterinary visits. According to ...
  • Upcoming Community Service events from McCook Community College

    “Driver Education” will be held Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-12, from 8-10 a.m. in McMillen Hall, room 213 with Adrienne Johnson as the instructor. Driving time will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. as needed. This course consists of 20 hours of classroom time and...
  • Grazing sudangrass, pearl millet, and sorghum hybrids

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator Summer annual grasses planted this spring soon could be ready to graze. In a moment I’ll quickly review some grazing guidelines to help you avoid any potential hazards or problems. Most of the sudangrass and sorghu...
  • North Platte Social Security Office to begin closing at 3:30 p.m. daily

    Effective Aug. 15, 2011, the North Platte Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this ...
  • Chase County Museum to present something special for men

    This Sunday at the Chase County Museum, Alvin Christensen will present a program featuring the “Mechanical Development of Sporting and Military Firearms from 1700 to 1945.” Christensen’s interest in firearms developed from hunting with his father a...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Summer eating. . .

    By Nola Straub Spaghetti Squash. Amy’s dad Lee Greaves loves to raise these and brought some down last summer. I am still trying to remain open minded. Spaghetti pasta I like best but … these are easily raised in the garden and were not too bad after...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: July 22, 23 and 24

      'Mr. Popper's Penguins' Starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Madeline Carroll Rated PG 95 Minutes This week's movie sponsored by Wauneta Seed...
  • Warm weekend allows wheat harvest in Wauneta

    FVC’s Myles West, at right, empties grain from a truck owned by Craig and Jo Fanning. (Wauneta Breeze Photos | Josh Sumner)   By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze Wheat harvest in full swing at Frenchman Valley Co-op in Wauneta. Activity at the...
  • Local News Briefs

    Wauneta Senior Center hosting Sunday Dinner this weekend Head down to the Wauneta Senior Center this weekend for fellowship and food, starting at 11 a.m. MT on Sunday. A choice of roast beef or baked ham will be on the menu until 1 p.m. The price of a ...
  • WP School District, teachers reach agreement

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade School District has reached bargaining terms with its teachers. A new master employment contract between the Wauneta-Palisade Board of Education and the Wauneta-Palisade Education Association w...