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  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: March 4, 5 and 6

      'The King's Speech' Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush Rated R Running time: 118 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Johnston Real Estate...
  • Corn flowing back into town

    Work is now complete on Frenchman Valley Co-op’s new grain bin along North Railway Street in Wauneta with more than 350,000 bushels of corn transferred to the 520,000 bushel bin in recent weeks. FVC employees have been busy moving corn stored on the...
  • Local News Briefs

    Speech Team’s Speech Night coming up Tuesday This coming Tuesday, March 8, members of the Wauneta-Palisade Speech Team will take to the stage at the Chateau Theatre as they present “Speech Night,” their annual performance for the community showcasi...
  • Fully-Appropriated vs. Over-Appropriated

    Supreme Court to hear arguments on Republican River appropriations By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The Nebraska Supreme Court was slated to hear arguments this Wednesday, March 2, on whether the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can de...
  • WP School Board looks ahead to challenges facing district

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Budget cuts, union negotiations, growth restrictions — these are just a few of the obstacles facing the Wauneta-Palisade School District as time slips into the future. School board members and administrators met ...
  • Rural Development awards nearly $6,000 to Village of Wauneta for library improvements

    USDA Rural Development has announced that the Village of Wauneta will receive a grant of $5,800 that, leveraged with $11,025 from the Village, will make energy efficiency improvements to the Wauneta Public Library. “The Wauneta Library does need update...
  • Wau-Pal FFA observes National FFA Week

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Each February, FFA Chapters across the country celebrate National FFA Week. Wauneta-Palisade FFA members marked the week with a hamburger feed as well as taking part in district contests held at the Nebraska College ...
  • Nebraska’s first ethanol plant reaches production milestone

    Chief Ethanol Fuels, the state’s first commercial ethanol manufacturer, shipped the one billionth gallon produced at its Hastings plant in mid-February. One of the first fuel ethanol plants in the U.S., Chief opened in 1984 with the capacity to produce...
  • Wau-Pal speech team ties for fifth at MCC/SWHS invite

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade speech team finished with a fifth place tie at last weekend’s McCook Community College/Southwest High School invite. Strong performances by three WP students who made the final round in their...
  • Senators must declare priority bills by March 10

    Christensen undecided on which bill to choose By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Nebraska senators get the opportunity to choose one of their bills as their priority bill for the session. Declaring a bill a priority bill doesn’...
  • Lady Broncos’ state hopes dashed by last-second Brady miracle

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team (16-9) could literally taste victory on the tips of their tongues as they carried a 9-point lead inside the 2-minute mark of last Friday’s district championship game. Th...
  • Bronco boys breeze through subdistricts

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team (23-1) lived up to its reputation as one of the best basketball teams in the state, as it ran past the competition in Imperial last week on its way to a D2-10 subdistrict ch...
  • WP youngsters play as a team, win as a team at Wauneta tournament

    Players and coaches of the Wauneta-Palisade peewee basketball team take a break in between tournament games on the bleachers at the Wauneta gymnasium. The fifth and sixth grade team took down Dundy County-Stratton to win 3rd place in the tournament, whi...
  • Pheasants Forever banquet draws hunters to Wauneta

    More than 170 people attended last Saturday’s annual Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever banquet held in Wauneta. Committee member Joe Weiss said 167 people were served dinner, not counting the committee members. It was a night full of chances to ...
  • Former Wau-Pal standout Dixon enters record book

    Blair Dixon, 2009 graduate of Wauneta-Palisade High School, continues to make her mark in the world of collegiate track and field. Dixon, who is currently attending Doane College, broke the GPAC record for her time in the 200-meter race at the recent GPA...
  • Sports Lineup

    Wau-Pal boys basketball team heading to state The WP Bronco boys basketball team beat Brady Tuesday evening to take the D2-5 district championship and lock up a trip to Lincoln for the state basketball tournament. The state tourney runs from Thursday, Ma...
  • Dundy County farmer Stuart Bartels garners Monsanto community award

    Stuart Bartels, a Dundy County farmer who lives south of Wauneta, has been selected as Dundy County’s winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities award program. This program gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite non-profit o...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: To travel or not to travel?

    To travel or not to travel. That is sometimes the question. Whether to travel was no question for me as I packed up and headed east for Plattsmouth last Thursday. Quarterly board meetings of the Nebraska Community Foundation board take us to all parts of...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Future of the CIR may be voters’ call

    It wasn’t a bombshell but it certainly was a loud noise. Gov. Dave Heineman said voters could be asked to eliminate the panel that settles labor disputes between state and local governments if the Legislature doesn’t pass a suitable bill changing the...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Nebraska Advantage progress report

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   Five years ago, a new package of economic incentives known as the Nebraska Advantage went into effect that has helped attract outstanding new business opportunities to Nebraska while helping existing businesses exp...