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  • Fire Marshal’s Office: Wind a factor in fatal Hitchcock County fire

    One person is dead and two others injured in a fire at a farm near Trenton. A news release Friday from Hitchcock County Sheriff Bryan Leggott says 46-year-old Theresa Borges Schnoor of Trenton died at the scene of the Thursday afternoon fire, described a...
  • Senators move budget to select file with little dissent

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, May 3 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Nebraska’s Legislature moved the 2011-12-13 biennial budget bills forward to Select File Monday. Senator Mark Christensen said most of the ...
  • Controlled burn is training exercise

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   About 20 employees of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) from around Nebraska and beyond participated in a controlled burn of pasture on the Jack and John Maddux land Thursday, April 29. More th...
  • Courthouse to celebrate history

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The Chase County Courthouse is celebrating its 100th year this summer. Built of brick, asphalt and stone, the newest edition was built between 1910-12. Previous courthouses and official structures had succumbe...
  • WP prom royalty candidates announced

    Prom is coming up this weekend for juniors and seniors at Wauneta-Palisade, and the candidates for king and queen have been announced. They are, above from left, Jenna Jutten, Landen Lawless, Bethany Riener, Drew Harris and Shelby Hamilton. Not pictured...
  • Screen printing adding to services available at Susie’s Creative Stitches

    Susan Todd, at right, displays one of the latest creations from Susie’s Creative Stitches as daughter Sara Bardsley discusses the benefits of being able to offer screen printing services. In addition to custom embroidered items, the crew at Susie’s ...
  • WP track teams finish in the middle of the RPAC

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wau-Pal boys and girls track teams combined to take home 13 medals at last Friday’s RPAC track meet in Arapahoe, but it was the girls who did the majority of the heavy lifting. Strong performances by several...
  • Junior high Broncs rack up medals in Imperial

    The WP junior high track team took home an assortment of medals at last Thursday’s Chase County Invite. Here is a complete look at how the junior Broncs did:   Chase County Invite 7th Grade Boys Team standings: 1. Holyoke, Colo., 100; 2. Sutherland...
  • Sports Lineup

    High school track meet tomorrow (Friday) It’s back to Benkelman for the Bronco track team, when they take part in the Dundy County-Stratton Twilight meet tomorrow afternoon. This will be the Broncos’ final regular season tune-up before the district m...
  • ‘Blue Jacket’ members shine during Wau-Pal FFA Banquet

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Achievements from the past 12 months were applauded and new honors bestowed during the Wauneta-Palisade FFA Chapter’s annual banquet held Thursday at the school Ag Shop. A steak supper was served to members and gue...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Royal bride shows similar genuineness as Lady Di

    Commoner Kate Middleton definitely gave up any privacy in her life by falling in love with Prince William. Despite the fame and having millions of people around the world taking notice of every step she takes, she has that genuine look of compassion towar...
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gov’t needs to repay what it borrowed

    Dear Editor, May I express some opinions about the Social Security issue that is sweeping the nation? I feel if the Federal government would repay what it borrowed to fund past wars, there would not be a problem. But with the present budget disaster, re...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Gov. Heineman, Legislature nearing political power battle

    A showdown or two might be shaping up in the Legislature. Actually, as this column goes to press, the shows might be going down. Or have gone down. Still, we’re talking about interesting stuff. Gov. Dave Heineman has long been viewed as having plenty ...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Get to know the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I want to highlight the work done by the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services (DAS), which plays an important role in organizing and maintaining the resources of state government. The department serves as...
  • Patricia Hackert recognized for 25 years as weather observer

    The National Weather Service in Goodland, Kan., had the privilege of presenting a 25-year Length of Service Award to Patricia Hackert of Palisade on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. There are approximately 11,000 Cooperative Weather Observers in the United State...
  • Arbor Day Foundation names Palisade Tree City USA® Community

    Palisade was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Palisade has earned this national designation for 17 years. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundati...
  • Possible grasshopper problems in West Central Nebraska

    Over 13.5 million acres in Western Nebraska are at high risk for serious grasshopper infestations this year, based on the 2010 fall adult grasshopper surveys conducted by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The number of adult grasshoppers...
  • LookingBack

    10 years ago this week May 10, 2001 The Wauneta-Palisade speech and drama teams held their first banquet on May 3, focusing over the success of the last four years. During the evening the recipients of the three top awards were announced with Clinton Ba...
  • Beryl Knotwell, Barb Hinrichs to present “Mom and Me” quilt show in McCook

    The Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild of McCook will host its annual May Guest Day on Friday, May 6, 2011, beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 312 Seminole Drive, McCook, Neb. The free event will feature quilts made by area quilters, a ...
  • Hospital district board learns transfer of hospital not required

    Board believes money to do so could be better spent on hospital By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican One of the biggest questions created by the formation of a hospital district in Chase County has centered on whether the county hospital must be tr...