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  • Broncos beat Brady to take district title

    Date at state with St. Mary’s slated for today By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   For the first time since winning the state championship during an undefeated 2006-2007 season, the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos (24-1) are headed to Lincoln. Wau-Pal be...
  • Success, setbacks define Lady Broncos in 2010-11

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A retrospective look at this year’s Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team reveals celebrations sandwiched between sorrow in a season that was never short on story lines. The high points were easily recognizable....
  • Wrestlers poised for success next season

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   With most members of the Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestling team coming back next year, the crew is poised for tremendous success next season. Marcos Ramirez was the lone senior on the squad this year and pr...
  • Sports Lineup

    Wau-Pal boys basketball team kicks off state play today The WP Bronco boys basketball team takes on St. Mary’s today (Thursday) in the first round of state basketball competition. Action tips off from Lincoln North Star High School at 8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. ...
  • Wau-Pal artists recognized by RPAC

    The RPAC travelling art exhibit was on display at the Wauneta Attendance Center last week. Among the featured pieces were four award-winning creations by WP students. The artists, above from left, took time to show off their creative compositions. WP...
  • New urinalysis machine at Wauneta Medical Clinic

    A urinalysis machine is the newest piece of equipment at the Chase County Clinic in Wauneta. The machine was recently purchased with funds from the Wauneta Clinic Foundation. Besides being used to help nurses get a better idea of a patient’s overall he...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Janssen’s Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act missing one key component—enforcement

    People talk about the weather because it interests them, even though they can’t do anything about it. People talk about illegal immigration because it interests them, even though they feel like they can’t do anything about it. Rational people accept...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Nebraskans make marks across the world

    Nebraska celebrated its 144th birthday last week, having officially become a state on March 1, 1867. Russ and I had the first-time privilege to attend the Statehood Day dinner in the Capitol rotunda Saturday. Our invitation came from the Governor due to...
  • Agricultural exports and the economic recovery

    By Tom Vilsack U.S. Agriculture Secretary   As the United States and global economies work to recover from the worst recession in decades, American agriculture is helping to lead our nation’s recovery by shattering trade records, creating jobs here ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 15, 2001 The Wauneta-Palisade speech team captured the D1-7 District championship held in Wauneta, March 6 with 11 members to compete at the state speech contest to be held in Kearney. Saturday guests of Otto and Ida Bartel...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Brrr... Old Man Winter

    By Nola Straub Brrr...Old Man Winter is chilly! It almost seemed like spring might spring and then it turned to winter again. Saturday morning it was all white again. It is nice to come home to something warm.   Taco Soup Maxine Graves 2 lbs. chicke...
  • Violet Sparrow

    Violet Addison Sparrow, daughter of Jon and Julie Sparrow of Emerson, cele-brated her first birthday on Jan. 25, 2011. Her parents hosted a Princess-themed party on Saturday, Jan. 29, with cake and ice cream. Guests at the party were Violet’s grandpar...
  • 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...