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  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Advancing college access and success in Nebraska

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I was pleased to join a number of education leaders and others interested in creating opportunities for more Nebraska students to pursue higher education at the Nebraska College Access Summit. We want to provide o...
  • Clean, drain, dry boat to prevent mussels in lakes

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Nebraska boaters are being reminded of the importance of watercraft inspections in stopping the spread of two invasive species of mussel. To that end, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and the Unive...
  • West Central Nebraska Youth Judging Clinic

    Any youth wanting to participate in the West Central Livestock Judging Contest/Clinic on Wednesday, May 25, need to pre-register by Friday, May 20th. There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is requested for lunch count. The clinic will ...
  • Animal science field day planned

    Agriculture is a big part of Nebraska and Nebraska 4-H. On Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) campus in Curtis youth will have the opportunity to learn many different aspects of agriculture in livestock producti...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Graduations are fun . . .

    By Nola Straub Aren’t graduations fun? It is a milestone for our children or grandchildren and this year also for a daughter-in-law Amy with four boys who got her Associate Degree from McCook last Friday and grandson Shawn from high school in Wyoming ...
  • Todd Burpo to speak at GraintonVillage Church

    Todd Burpo, author of the book, “Heaven is for Real,” will be speaking at the Grainton Village Church at 204 Dover St., Grainton, Neb., on May 22 at 3 p.m. MDT. The public is invited to attend....
  • College Notes

    Amelisa Straub Staci Lawless Jason Weiss Kari Klumpe McCook Community College and North Platte Community College spring commencement ceremonies were held Friday, May 13. The MCC ceremony was held at 10 a.m. CT in the True Hall gymnasium. Dr. Richard ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: May 13, 14 and 15

      'Diary of a Wimpy 2' Starring Zachary Gordon, Rachael Harris and Devon Bostick Rated PG 96 Minutes Movie sponsored by Wauneta Roller Mills ...
  • Friends and family gather at Lee Ranch

    George Lee, Jr., at far left, shares a laugh with his grandson and pals during last Saturday’s calf branding gathering. Lee family members from the area, as well as out of state, are joined by friends once a year at George’s ranch for the branding...
  • Local News Briefs

    School musical on tap Friday, Saturday, Sunday A busy weekend of performances is in store for cast and crew members of this year’s Wauneta-Palisade School musical, with performances planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Wauneta, May 13, 14 and 15. Th...
  • Deadline for irrigation retirement program Friday

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators wanting to retire irrigation on acres in Rapid Response Areas must do so by Friday, May 13. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (...
  • Christensen dismisses plan to decommission LRNRD as ‘rumor’

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, May 10 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   As the 102nd Legislature rapidly approaches the end of its 90-day session on June 8, Sen. Mark Christensen said there would technically be enough ti...
  • Wau-Pal band, choir hit the right notes at Spring Concert

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Warm weather gave way to cool melodies during last Tuesday’s Spring Concert at the Wauneta gymnasium. Featuring the tunes of both the boys and girls high school choir, as well as the WP junior high and high schoo...
  • Hamilton, Skelton crowned at prom

    Wau-Pal seniors Shelby Hamilton and Colby Skelton were crowned queen and king of the 2011 prom during last Saturday’s promenade. This year’s prom royalty, pictured above from left, is Landen Lawless, Bethany Riener, Shelby Hamilton, Colby Skelton, J...
  • Wauneta tidies up during Community Clean-up Day

    Citizens of Wauneta were able to do some spring cleaning last Wednesday, with the help of village workers and several Wau-Pal students. Shane Lawless, above, of the Wauneta Utilities Department, sorts through a truckload of left-behind material. Townspe...
  • Feed My Starving Children event gets boost with $10,000 matching grant

    Fundraising goal past halfway point By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Organizers for the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) mobile event in Imperial this summer got a big boost in their fundraising efforts this week with a $10,000 matching gra...
  • WP girls finish fourth, boys seventh at DCS Twilight

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Blustering winds couldn’t keep Wau-Pal from having one of its best meets of the track season at last Friday’s Twilight Meet at Dundy County-Stratton. The WP girls track team took fourth place among 10 teams, th...
  • Junior high Broncs close out season at RPAC meet in Benkelman

    The Wau-Pal junior high track team participated in its final track meet of the year on Monday, with the girls team finishing fifth, and the boys team finishing sixth. WP athletes won a total of 12 medals at the event. Here’s a closer look at how WP far...
  • Denkers take third in Senior 2-Man Scramble at Enders

    Ken Denker and Terry Denker, both of Wauneta, took third place in the Senior 2-Man Scramble held May 5 at the Enders Lake Golf Course with 21 teams at play. The Denkers carded a 70, two strokes back of Dave Auwerda and Cliff Brown of Ogallala who shot a 6...
  • 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...