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  • Imperial’s Frasier wins barrels at McCook

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Shelby Frasier of rural Imperial took first place in the barrel competition in the Sunday go of the Southwest Nebraska High School Rodeo held in McCook last weekend. Frasier turned in a time of 15.738 second...
  • SHOUT OUT: Prom goes off without a hitch

    This past weekend was Wauneta-Palisade’s Junior and Senior Prom. I would like to show my appreciation to all the junior mothers who made desserts and helped in the kitchen. Also, a good job was done by all those who helped with post-prom activities. C...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Battle over abortion not the fight it once was

    There was a time, not long ago, when it was suggested in this space that abortion was not quite the hot button issue it once was in the Nebraska Legislature. Julie Schmit –Albin, executive director of Nebraska Right to Life, quickly got in touch to ask...
  • Wind power in Nebraska: A new era?

    Guest Column By Johnathan Hladik of The Center for Rural Affairs   After a decade of wasted potential, wind power proponents throughout Nebraska received good news last week. The American Wind Energy Association’s First Quarter Market Report shows ...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Recognizing outstanding student performance

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   In the Class of 2011, 16 Nebraska students earned a perfect ACT score and one earned a perfect SAT score. They represent Nebraska’s best and brightest young people. Nebraska’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Ro...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week May 17, 2001 Commencement exercises were held Sunday for 19 seniors, the second smallest class to graduate from the consolidated district since the Class of 1994 which graduated 16. Co-valedictorians were Chris Manker and Brian Br...
  • 4-H Horse ID’s and Entries due

    4-H members who plan to exhibit horses in the 4-H Program this year must identify all horses they plan on showing and using in competition on proper identification forms and return to the Extension Office by May 13th. ID sheets may be picked up at the Ex...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office.   May 9—Benkelman Welding Class Tri-State Truck and Trailer Shop 6-8 p.m. MT. For more information contact Jeremy at 423-2068. May 12—Haye...
  • College Notes

    Stephen Blomstedt Stephen Blomstedt of Palisade, Neb., was among the 308 graduates who were awarded degrees during Chadron State College’s commencement exercises Saturday, May 7. Blomstedt was awarded a Bachelor of Science in information management sy...
  • College Notes

    Ashley Kitt The University of Nebraska-Lincoln granted degrees to approximately 2,800 students from 47 states, Puerto Rico and 43 countries May 6 and 7 in separate commencement ceremonies for baccalaureate, graduate and law degrees. Patrick Dussault, Ch...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Salads special for spring days . . .

    By Nola Straub Fresh salads are always special in the spring. My sister, Norma, had saved these versatile salad dressings to make ahead and have ready for spring days ahead. She always loved to cut up bowls of veggies so everyone could pick their additio...
  • Hunts attend EMS Conference

    Nearly 60 individuals attended the sixth annual Republican Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Conference on April 2, at the Arapahoe High School. The conference was sponsored by Tri Valley Health System, Phelps Memorial Health Center, Norton County ...
  • Kristi Alford, Casey Haarberg

    Casey Haarberg proposed to Kristi Alford on Oct. 10, 2010, and they have set the wedding date for June 11, 2011. The wedding ceremony and reception will be held at the Palmer Course at the Woodlands Country Club in Houston, Texas. Casey and Kristi, both...
  • Christian Women’s Club to meet in Wallace Saturday, May 21

    The April rain is supposed to bring May flowers. We have had the rain so now it is time for “Blossoms for May.” It is the theme for the morning at the Christian Women’s Club meeting to be held in Wallace on May 21 at the Wallace Community Hall. The ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: May 6, 7 and 8

      'Soul Surfer' Starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt Rated PG 106 Minutes ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Public promenade planned for Saturday Community members can join in the fun of Wauneta-Palisade’s prom this Saturday with a public promenade on tap at the high school gym in Wauneta. The promenade will begin at 7:30 p.m. MT/8:30 p.m. CT and offer fami...
  • Wauneta mom free of cancer after ‘act of an angel’

    Wauneta’s Stephanie Williams, at center, is happy to be cancer-free, and so are her children Mellary, 6, and Coalten, 10. (Josh Sumner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Over three years have passed since the Wauneta ...
  • Irrigators show strong interest in retirement program

    Deadline coming up May 15 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Interest remains strong for an acreage retirement program focusing on acres in the Rapid Response Area (RRA) of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). The URNRD a...
  • Handiwork of Wauneta’s Beryl Knotwell to be showcased over the next two weeks

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The next two weeks will be an especially busy time for Wauneta’s Beryl Knotwell, an already very busy lady. Her quilts will be featured during a trunk show on Friday in McCook and then for the next two Sundays she ...
  • Ogallala man hired for sheriff’s deputy position

    Newest department hire will live in and cover Wauneta By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   County Sheriff Kevin Mueller has announced the hiring of Thomas Howe, currently living in Ogallala, as his department’s third deputy. Howe will official...