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  • Nebraska Governor’s 2011 in review

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   The new year presents the opportunity to reflect upon the important issues that have been addressed during the past year. In 2011, Nebraska has been able to build upon the momentum we were experiencing r...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Jan. 10, 2002 2001 brought a lot of changes including: opening of Tommy’s Sports Club by Tommy and Katie Weigel, purchased from Marlin and Norma Fortkamp. Rich Romine took over management of the Good Times Bar from Rich and Lavi...
  • College notes

    Avery Bradney Avery Bradney of Parks, Neb., was among the graduates who earned degrees during Chadron State College’s winter commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 16. Bradney graduated with a Master of Education degree in school counseling. A total of ...
  • Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska debuts “Direct Sale” cookie program

    This year, for the first time, Girl Scouts in the Spirit of Nebraska Council will be using a “direct sale” format for their Cookie Program. When Girl Scout Cookies go on sale Jan. 13, girls will have boxes of cookies in hand throughout the program whi...
  • Chase County 4-H Beef Weigh-In set

    The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market. All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers or market steers in a 4-H sh...
  • Crop Production Clinics offered at several locations across the State

    Crop producers and agribusiness professionals will learn how to improve their profitability and manage challenging new pest issues during the 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Production Clinics. The clinics will be offered at nine locat...
  • Rethink your drink

    By Nancy Frecks Extension Educator University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension SW 4 Choosing healthy beverages is a great first step to an overall healthy diet. Americans are drinking more soft drinks than ever. Per capita soft-drink consumption has incre...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Life’s like Arithmetic . . .

    By Nola Straub Life is like Arithmetic…Friends added, Enemies subtracted, Joys multiplied, and Errors divided. May the upcoming new year add new Friends and Old Friends remember you, Your Enemies be subtracted, Errors forgotten, New friends added to yo...
  • Annual UNL Horsin’ Around Conference scheduled for January 14-15

    Robin Frid of Pilot Point, Texas, will be the 2012 featured presenter during the 20th annual Horsin’ Around conference Jan. 14-15 at the RB Warren Arena in the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Frid's niche is ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Dec. 30-31 & Jan. 1 - Happy Feet Two in 3D

        Happy Feet Two in 3D Rated PG Running time: 100 minutes Show Time at 7 p.m. MT nightly Admission: $5 plus $1 for 3D glasses   This week's movie is sponsored by the Hamilton Family in Memory of Ray Hamilton...
  • Village to host community information meeting on Heritage purchase Jan. 12

    On Thursday, Jan. 12, Wauneta-area residents are asked to attend a public information meeting regarding the possible purchase of Heritage of Wauneta. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall in Wauneta beginning at 7 p.m. MT. This meeting will...
  • New deputy on board Chase County Sheriff’s Department

    Certified in law enforcement for 16 years, Mike Dukes recently joined the Chase County Sheriff’s Department.   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The new Chase County Sheriff’s Department deputy is familiar with the Chase County area. Fort...
  • Medical Clinic sign lights up downtown corner

    Work which began back in November to construct a new sign at the Wauneta Chase County Medical Clinic neared completion early this week as technicians with Pivot Electric, above , worked to get juice flowing to the lighted sign. Prior to the wiring pha...
  • Rescue equipment donated to area fire departments

    Members of the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department on hand to receive the new grain rescue equipment include, from left, Ryan Starnes, Beau Yoder, Tanner Bardsley, Donny Allen. Frenchman Valley Farmers Co-op played a key role in gathering the funds need...
  • BRIEFS - New Year's closings & events

    Breeze office will be closed Monday, Jan. 2 The Wauneta Breeze will join with other businesses and entities observing Jan. 2 as a holiday. The Breeze office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, for New Year’s. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, ...
  • Kara Bley named winner in Wauneta Chamber’s Holiday Basket drawing

    Kara Bley of rural Wauneta is joined by daughter Toria as she stops by Valley Bank and Trust to pick up her Wauneta Chamber Holiday Basket filled with gifts from participating Wauneta Chamber businesses.  Bley had her name drawn from hundreds of punch-...
  • Flooding tops Farm Bureau’s list of Top 5 ag stories for 2011

    By any measure, the flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers was the state’s top agricultural news story of 2011, Nebraska Farm Bureau said last week, in releasing its annual list of the Top 5 Agricultural News Stories of the Year. The flooding al...
  • A front row seat to the Iowa caucus reality show

    A Capitol Commentary By Mary Kay Quinlan   Back in the early months of 1960, then presidential hopeful John F. Kennedy trekked to the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office to file as a Democratic candidate for president in the state’s primary elect...
  • For Upper Republican NRD, 2011 marked by large projects

    By Jasper Fanning Upper Republican NRD   The Upper Republican NRD this year made big investments in projects that should produce significant, long-term payoffs for agricultural and natural resources throughout our region. It was a year to remember, b...
  • Ben Nelson retiring from U.S. Senate

    The Associated Press Wire Service   Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska said Tuesday he will retire rather than seek a third term next year, dealing a significant setback to Democratic efforts to maintain control of the chamber. The 70-year-old conservative ...