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  • Heartbreak at state

    Wauneta-Palisade basketball player Chris Bartels, at far right, embraces Coach Dave Kuhlen after the Broncos’ gut-wrenching loss against the Giltner Hornets in last Saturday’s state title game. Wau-Pal was stung when the Hornets’ Ethan Kreutz ma...
  • Local News Briefs

    Speech Night moved to Thursday (tonight!) The Wauneta-Palisade Speech Team’s annual “Speech Night” performance has been postponed one last (hopefully) time. The event will be held tonight (Thursday) instead of earlier this week. Speech Night begi...
  • Page Johnston appointed to Wauneta Village Board

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Following unanimous approval by fellow members of the Village of Wauneta Board of Trustess, Board Chairman Lloyd Sinner appointed Page Johnston to complete the remainder of the term of former board member Ted Grimm wh...
  • Water main replacement plan gets nod from board

    Three-phase project to maintain municipal water supply to east end of town pegged at $151,000 By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Work needs to begin as soon as possible on a three-phase plan to repair and replace water mains supplying a flow of munici...
  • Entertainers named for 2011 Chase County Fair

    REO Speedwagon to headline rock show, Craig Morgan and The Band Perry slated for Saturday night country show By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   It’s official—contracts for this year’s entertainers at the Chase County Fair are signed, se...
  • Transfers could aid NRD’s acreage retirement program

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Water transfers could be used to supplement an acreage retirement program being proposed by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District. During their monthly meeting in Imperial on Tuesday, March 8, boar...
  • MPCC administrators visit Wau-Pal

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) President Dr. Michael Chipps was joined by fellow senior administrators for a visit with Wau-Pal staff on Monday, as part of Chipps’ “35 Schools in 35 Months” initiative. ...
  • This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Severe Weather Awareness Week is here with March 14-20 designated as the time Nebraskans should plan ahead for weather emergencies associated with spring and summer. On Wednesday of this week, Nebraska held its state...
  • 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...