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  • 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...
  • Looking Back

    Looking Back 10 years ago this week Bob Goings moved his Advanced Automotive Repair business to its new location on main street. The business, started in April of 1998 andlocated in the former B & D Service shop prior to the move, will be expanded t...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Feb. 25, 26 and 27

      'Country Strong' Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw and Garrett Hedlund Rated PG-13 Running time: 117 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Kent and Elaine Haarberg...
  • NRD goes on the road with Q&A meetings on land purchase

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Judging by the light attendance at last week’s question-and-answer meetings on the land purchase by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD), one would believe most people favor it. The NRD ...
  • Basketball Fever

    Members of the Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team got to be fans for a change, as they helped with crowd support during the Lady Broncos’ subdistrict championship run last week. Hayden Pollmann, Wes Anderjaska, Logan Bischoff, Jacob Maris, Weylin...
  • Local News Briefs

    One year street plan focuses on maintenance Last week the Wauneta Village Board held their annual one-and-six street plan hearing and a brief board meeting. This year’s one-year plan will not include any additional street construction, but will instead...
  • Wholesale electric costs push local rates up

    Rate hikes goes into effect with March billing of January/February usage   By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   While nobody is happy about it, a long-anticipated electric rate increase approved by the Wauneta Village Board could no longer be delayed,...
  • Funeral services for Village Board member Ted Grimm planned for today

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The community of Wauneta suffered a blow this past week with the passing of Village Board member Ted Grimm. Grimm, 70, died of natural causes at his home in Wauneta on Saturday. Though he had been undergoing recent ...
  • World events take on new significance for locals journeying to the Middle East

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   As Dorothy famously repeated in “The Wizard of Oz” — “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.” After a whirlwind trek through Israel, Jordan and Egypt last fall, a band of travelers from...