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  • ‘Jump start Your College Career’ seminars offered in Imperial, Ogallala

    High school students, parents and non-traditional students who are considering going to college have an opportunity to jump start their college careers by attending a two-evening seminar offered by Mid-Plains Community College and Wells Fargo Bank. Night...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: April is Donate Life Month

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I want to highlight an important cause this week. April is Donate Life Month, which presents an opportunity to reflect on one of the most selfless gifts a person and a family can give… life. Donate Life Month is...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Sen. Fischer rallying support in case of ‘Concrete versus kids’

    Taking one issue with another there has usually been peace between two important interest groups, those being the Nebraska State Education Association and the business community at large. With some notable exceptions, it seems to some observers (includin...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 12, 2001 Rick and Cindy Einspahr and Kayla and Esther Einspahr spent the weekend in Crete where they visited Rogan and Jennifer Einspahr and Brad Jenny and attended the Collegiate Chorale performance on Palm Sunday. Rogan is...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 1, 2 and 3

      Battle: Los Angeles Starring Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez and Cory Hardrict Rated PG-13 117 minutes...
  • Spring snow Mother Nature’s idea of an early April Fool’s Day prank?

    Winter officially clocked out last week but Mother Nature, of course, will have the final say on when spring truly begins. Snow and icy drizzle blanketed the area Monday thru Wednesday, creating challenging driving conditions. While the cold, wet snow...
  • Local News Briefs

    Park Clean-up Day coming up Saturday A call has gone out for all community volunteers to report for duty at the Wauneta Park this Saturday for the annual park clean-up day. Beginning at 9 a.m. MT community members will be on hand to clear away trash and...
  • WVFD tests rescue tools

    Wauneta Volunteer Fireman Brian O’Neil, above at left, uses cutting equipment to carve through the frame of a Ford Escort, as part of the WVFD’s demonstration of new rescue tools. The WVFD has tested two sets of rescue tools — also known as the Ja...
  • Rural Fire District formation paves way for significant equipment upgrades over the years

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Over the course of the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department’s history two developments proved critical in moving the department forward into the top-notch organization it is today. First, after much prompting and a ...
  • Nebraska State Legislature to take on redistricting soon

    Christensen confident Harlan and Gosper will join 44th District By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   As the Nebraska State Legislature moves into the second half of the 2011 legislative session, redistricting talks are about to kick into high-gear. H...
  • Average water levels in URNRD wells are up

    Positive gains shown in irrigation well water levels the last two years By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Thanks to above average rainfall, resulting in less irrigation pumping, the average water level of irrigation wells in the Upper Republi...
  • Christensen working to get pair of bills on consent calendar

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, March 29 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Sen. Mark Christensen is among the many other Nebraska state senators hustling to get bills out of committee this week ahead of Friday’s consent...
  • Chase County road plan calls for $377,000 in improvements

    Bridge replacement, armor coating, road rebuilding planned By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Chase County commissioners approved a one-and-six-year road plan last month that calls for improvements estimated at $377,000. The biggest budgeted...
  • More work being done at Champion Lake

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Weather permitting, work will continue at Champion Lake shortly. That’s according to BSB Construction President Norma Lashley, the contractor for the project to repair flood damage to the tourist attraction. ...
  • SIDELINE REPORT: Thank you, Broncos, for an unforgettable basketball season

    With the 2010-11 high school basketball season officially behind us, I want to take this opportunity to reflect one last time on what was an exciting and meaningful season for both Wauneta-Palisade varsity basketball teams. I have to admit it, when I was...
  • WP track team misses first meet as Cambridge Invite postponed

    Members of the Wauneta-Palisade boys track team sprint around the Wauneta football field during an after-school practice. Wau-Pal wasn’t able to participate in last Saturday’s Cambridge Invite — in fact no one was. The threat of winter weather for...
  • Wau-Pal track season slow out of the starting blocks

    By Shelby Hamilton WP Journalism Staff This year the Wauneta-Palisade track season was delayed due to boys making it to the State Championship game in Lincoln. The coaches held a meeting for those who were interested in track to obtain an estimate of...
  • Mid-Plains Community College rep visits Wauneta-Palisade seniors

    By Landen Lawless WP Journalism Staff   On Monday, March 14, Kelly Rippen from Mid-Plains Community College visited with Wauneta students to persuade seniors to attend North Platte Community College or McCook Community College. Kelly Rippen is the Are...
  • FFA students to be honored in Lincoln with state degrees

    By Rebecca Strand WP Journalism Staff   This year there were five senior girls who applied for the FFA State Degree. They are Jenna Jutten secretary, Rebecca Strand, Bethany Riener, Laura Rundback vice president and Breann Maris president. The girls ...
  • Broncos attend RPAC band festival

    By Desiree Washum WP Journalism Staff   On March 15, the Wauneta-Palisade Band went to the RPAC Band Festival in Bartley at Southwest to perform three pieces. They performed with Southwest, Dundy County and Hitchcock County schools. There were approx...