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    Wet weather continues to slow wheat harvest Heavy precipitation is causing this year’s wheat harvest to be even further behind schedule than expected. Rain levels exceeded 2 inches in Wauneta last week, with many fields outside of town receiving even ...
  • Town nursing home set to close

    VHS: Services to discontinue at Heritage of Wauneta By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Vetter Health Services (VHS), owners of Heritage of Wauneta, announced its intentions of closing the Wauneta nursing home facility after a special meeting with He...
  • Telephone scam targets area elderly

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Roughly a handful of citizens in the BWTelcom telephone service area have been the target of an international money-swindling racket in recent months, according to BWTelcom General Manager Randy Raile and the Chase ...
  • Harvest Fest details continue to emerge

    Wauneta’s 125-year heritage to be celebrated July 28-31 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The 2011 Wauneta Harvest Fest is shaping up to be one of the liveliest ever, with more fun contests and events being announced each week the celebration get...
  • NRD adds another 248 acres to retirement program

    NRCS gets additional funds to add the tract By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) enrolled another 248 acres into its retirement program, thanks to additional funding received in Nebraska b...
  • Postal Service considering closing, consolidation of Enders Post Office

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican It certainly wasn’t news customers of the Enders Post Office wanted to hear. That’s the news that the small post office on Highway 6 between Imperial and Wauneta is being studied “for possible closing or ...
  • Potential for West Nile here again; precautions urged

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   As area residents spend time outdoors with summer activities, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is issuing reminders that precautions against West Nile virus should be a priority. West Nile i...
  • Special year for Holiness Camp

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   For 100 years people have been attending Imperial Valley Holiness Camp, now located on Highway 6 between Enders and Imperial. This year attendees will be celebrating those 100 years. The interdenominational ca...
  • Co-ed softball season rolls on for Wauneta teams

    Wauneta Crossroads’ softball team is, at front from left, Katie Flaig, Larissa Gerhartz, Laura Rundback and Bailey Soucie. At back from left, Shane Gerhartz, Jesse West, Owen Madden and Myles West. Not pictured: Chad Flaig and Marissa Castillo. (Waune...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2. July 11 scores No Docs over...
  • Matt Klima wins Mens Open held at Enders Lake Course

    Matt Klima of Broken Bow topped a field of 54 golfers to take top honors in the Mens Open held at the Enders Lake Golf Course on Sunday, July 10. Klima carded a 101 after three rounds of play, six strokes out in front of Joe Johnston who was in second pl...
  • Burrell, Anderson win 2-Lady Scramble

    Tish Burrell and Nancy Anderson teamed up to win the 2-Lady Scramble held at the Enders Lake Golf Course on Saturday, July 9. There were 14 teams at play. The twosome scored a 72 for the day. Three strokes back at 75 in a tie for second place were the te...
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community will work hard to keep Heritage of Wauneta alive

    Dear Editor: Considerable concern has understandably arisen in the Wauneta community and the surrounding area following the recent announcement by Vetter Health Service Inc. that they intend to close their nursing home in Wauneta. The facility is a criti...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Sheer panic dominates while granddaughter is missing

    My heart has always ached when seeing pictures or reading stories of missing children. What devastation!!! How could you go on from day to day with that fear of the unknown? Are they alive? Are they scared? Will we ever find them? Well Saturday gave me a...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: A star’s solitary shine

    Every night as you lie in bed, teetering on the edge of sleep, there is a lone little star. She is casting her rays above you. Past your bedroom, above your roof, beyond even the man on the moon. Stars have a funny way of casting their light. They don’...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Talk about tax rates can be dismissed as ‘class warfare’

    The purported budget cutters in Washington have a lot better deal than the Nebraska lawmakers. In Washington, some of the so-called fiscal conservatives want to keep alive some tax breaks that ordinary Nebraskans would like to share in, on a much, much, ...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Get to know the Nebraska Board of Parole

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I would like to introduce another one of Nebraska’s state agencies, the Board of Parole. While it is a small agency, it plays an important role in our criminal justice system. The Board of Parole was establishe...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 19, 2001 Tom and Katie Weigel of Boulder, Colo., are the new owners of the Sports Club. The bar and grill is undergoing extensive renovations and will reopen when completed. The business will be called Tommy’s Sports Club i...
  • Assistance still available through Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program in Hayes County

    Hayes County has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program. The program allows income eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safety renovations to their ...
  • Nebraska Farm Service Agency reminds producers about 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program application deadline

    Teri Moss, Executive Director for the Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind Nebraska producers that the final date to submit an application for payment under the 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE) Program is July 29,...