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  • Fourth candidate now in race for county commissioner

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   About the only local office seeing a lot of real interest this election season is the District 1 county commissioner seat. A fourth filing for the office was received at the county clerk’s office this week. ...
  • WP home to some fantastic spellers

    Courtesy PhotoWP ribbon-winning spellers are (left to right) Ben Anderjaska, Olivia Behrends, Cord Lee, Zoey Boos, Caleb Meston and Reagan Skow.   By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   Last week Wauneta-Palisade first through sixth graders participa...
  • Keystone pipeline issue not going away

    By Mark Christensen State Sen. 44th District   At the Legislature this week we will begin full day debate on the floor. The Speaker of the Legislature released his priority bills and I was pleased to find out that my bill, LB 1125, was chosen as one o...
  • Boys basketball season comes to a crushing end with a 53-54 score against Medicine Valley

    Hayden Pollmann goes up for a shot against the Medicine Valley Raiders. Pollmann scored five of the team’s first 10 points. By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team saw its season end in bizarre fashion T...
  • WP Fifth and Sixth grade teams participate in Bronco Booster Tournament

    The Bronco Boosters’ fifth and sixth grade tournament brought area teams to Wauneta last Sunday. At center Jayden Ingold (in white) fights to get the ball during the Wauneta-Palisade v. Imperial #2 game. Participating schools included Wauneta-Palis...
  • WP Girls basketball ends at district finals last Friday night

    Wauneta-Palisade’s Tailor Lee goes down the court to a make a shot during last Friday’s game against the Ansley Warriors. By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team members knew they would have their hand...
  • Wauneta Senior Center serves entire community

    Sixty-five area residents gathered at the Wauneta Senior Center Sunday for their monthly Sunday dinner. The monthly Sunday dinners and pancake feeds are the senior center’s main fundraising activities. By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   The cha...
  • Fourteen WP students chosen for Sing Around Nebraska

    WP fifth and sixth grade choir students auditioned to participate in the SAN honor choir held last Saturday in Hershey.  Participating students included (Front from left) Jayden Ingold, Destiny Matthews, Shanel Barnard, and Shayna Buker. (Middle from l...
  • Nursing home fundraising effort tops $195,000; Staff, residents feel positive about their future

    Nursing home staff and residents gather around the nursing station. Pictured here (left to right) are Sam Sutherland, Erma Kitt, Lisa Kisinger, Stacy Troutman and Lucille McBride. According to Kisinger, Heritage of Wauneta nursing home administrator, th...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 7, 2002 A snowstorm hit the region over the weekend with over five inches of snow and temps -4 degrees below zero. Schools were closed on Friday due to the storm. Esther Einspahr returned Sunday from Portales, N.M., where s...
  • “Jesus in the Passover” to be held at Hamlet Union Church March 26

    Jesus’ last supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Vladimir Mitnitsky of Jews for Jesus will recreate the traditional Passover Service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Jesus in the Passover” a...
  • Eastern Star installs new officers

    Imperial Chapter #279 Order of Eastern Star held 2012 installation of officers earlier this year. Officers for 2012 include Barbara Wood, Worthy Matron; Keith Wood, Worthy Patron; Monna Milner, Associate Matron; Larry Rose, Associate Patron; Carol Thomps...
  • USDA Kicks Off 150th Anniversary at the 2012 Ag Outlook Forum

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off the commemoration of the department’s 150th anniversary last Thursday at USDA’s 2012 Agricultural Outlook Forum titled ‘Moving Agriculture Forward.’ The forum included dynamic presenters and panelists ...
  • Local angus breeder recognized nationally in American Angus Association Report

    Chrisman Family Cattle, Wauneta, Nebraska, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having 2 registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder® Report. Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Asso...
  • Autopsy sheds little light on cause of McMinn’s fall

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   Long time Wauneta man, Rodney ‘Rod’ McMinn, 51, was pronounced dead after a tragic accident at the Wauneta Roller Mills on Feb. 1. McMinn fell into a bin of corn pellets while working to unplug an auger. At the ...
  • East Wauneta water project completed under budget

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   The highlight of the Feb. 14 meeting of the Wauneta Village Board was the under-budget completion of the water main project. The water project started late last year to replace the 82-year-old mains in the east part ...
  • Fundraising for nursing home nears $200,000

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze   The generosity of Waunetans and expatriates has been the key in the successful campaign to raise funds to save Wauneta’s nursing home. Donations totaling $14,513 have been received in the past week. As of Tuesday ...
  • McCook man sentenced to 13 years for Palisade bank robbery

    A rural McCook man, Joel L. Witt, has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for robbing Palisade’s Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union at gunpoint on April 18, 2011. Witt has lived in the Palisade area during various times in his life as we...
  • Pheasant banquet supports area projects

    Joe Weiss of the Southwestern Nebraska Chapter of Pheasants Forever shows off this year’s Print of the Year by Robert Bateman. The print features a rooster and hen pheasants in a snowy scene. The banquet will be held Saturday night at the Imperial Cit...
  • Vette and Grimes of Wauneta file for county commissioner

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican and Sheri Hink, The Wauneta Breeze   Stuart Bartels and John Jutten did not file for the Wauneta-Palisade board of education by last week’s incumbent deadline. Another local incumbent who did not make last we...