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  • 2011 Legislative Session reaches halfway mark

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, March 15. By Jan Rahn The Grant Tribune-Sentinel   The Nebraska Legislature is halfway through the 2011 Legislative Session, with public hearings wrapping up today (Thursday), March 17. Sena...
  • Broncos lose at buzzer in state title game

    Giltner Hornets sting Wau-Pal to take the championship in dramatic fashion By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Overtime seemed like a certainty in last Saturday’s state championship basketball game between Wauneta-Palisade (26-2) and Giltner (25-2)...
  • Sports Lineup

    Wau-Pal boys and girls basketball teams to be honored at community celebration Come celebrate the Bronco basketball teams on Saturday, March 19 at the Wauneta gymnasium. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. MT/7:30 p.m. CT, and will be emceed by WP senior Colb...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Controversial immigration bill shelved in place of idiotic immigration bill

    Goodbye Arizona. Hello Utah! The controversial bill that would have had Nebraska adopt an Arizona-type law to crack down on illegal immigrants has been shelved by the Judiciary Committee. That’s that, at least for 2011. The committee is instead lookin...
  • SHOUT OUT: Congratulations on a great season, boys!

    Congratulations on a great season, boys! We would like to give a big shout out to the Wauneta-Palisade basketball team and their coaches. You did a great job and made everyone proud of you — what a great season! Hats off also to the fans and cheerlea...
  • ‘Heaven is for Real’ sales continue to soar

    Burpos scheduled for The Today Show appearance Monday By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Their publicist has said a break should be coming soon. The Todd Burpo family of Imperial would even take a short hiatus from all the interviews and trave...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 22, 2001 According to the 2000 census, Wauneta’s population dropped to 625 and Chase County’s to 4,048. The state, however, boasted its largest population ever at 1,711,263. The Wauneta-Palisade speech team captured the...
  • National Guard families invited to final fling

    All past and present members of the McCook Army National Guard Unit are encouraged to join in a final fling at the old Armory building in McCook on Saturday, March 26 before it is decommissioned. Families are welcome and food, drink and memories will be ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Warmth after the cold blast. . .

    By Nola Straub If you don’t like the weather in Nebraska, just wait a few days and it will change. We seem to be at the mercy of all the weather fronts that come through and may as well accept it. We seem to need warm foods on cold days and cold foods ...
  • ‘Doc Gizmo’ returning to SCORE camp this year

    The popular “Doc Gizmo” will return to the SCORE science camps this summer as one of the guest presenters. He and his Science Theatre will be returning for a third year to SCORE, which stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences. He will be...
  • Phillips County Art Show March 24-29

    The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27 at Holyoke High School, 545 East Hale Street, in Holyoke, Colo. The show, sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council, will feature the work of regional artists...
  • Vacation Bible School at Trinity, Palisade, Saturday

    G.A.D.G.E.T.’s (God Always Doing Great Exciting Things) Garage will meet on Saturday, March 19, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT at Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade. The theme this month will be “The Tree of Life.” All 4-12 year olds are we...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: March 11, 12 and 13

      ‘Just Go With It’ Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston & Nicole Kidman Rated PG-13 116 minutes This week's movie is sponsored by SWPPD...
  • Bronco boys heading to state tourney

    For the first time since 2007, the Broncos are going to the dance. The Wau-Pal boys basketball team returns to the state tournament in Lincoln today (Thursday) to take on St. Mary’s in first-round action. The Broncs knocked off Brady 60-42 last T...
  • Local News Briefs

    Spring snow storm moves across Nebraska Much of Nebraska was brought to a standstill Tuesday as a late-winter snow storm march across the region. Central Nebraska took the brunt of the weather system, with freezing drizzle and up to 6 inches of snow fal...
  • Wauneta and Palisade see populations drop in 2010 Census

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze And the 2010 Census says … the trend of fewer folks in rural Nebraska continues. Western Nebraska saw a continued population decline during the past 10 years, with the towns of Wauneta and Palisade seeing their popu...
  • Two years, two sets of triplets for Palisade cow

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze Nobody can claim that Dean and Jo Howard’s “413 Black” doesn’t earn her keep. In the past two years the 7-year-old Angus-cross cow has produced five live calves, bearing two sets of triplets in two consecutive...
  • Severe spring weather season is right around the corner

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Already last Thursday, County Emergency Manager Paul Kunnemann thought he may have to send a few spotters out. A large cell was moving from the south toward Imperial that might have contained some hail, he said...
  • Silver Alert issued for missing Topeka couple; found in Enders

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   A Kansas “Silver Alert” had been issued for an elderly Topeka couple, Raymond and Beverly Smith, last Saturday, who later turned up safely in Enders. Sheriff Kevin Mueller said his office was contacted abo...
  • Sen. Christensen: Helping small farmers key to attracting newcomers

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   As census data from the last 10 years continues to become available, startling numbers have been unveiled that show a significant drop in population in the southwest corner of Nebraska. Senator Mark Christensen’s...