A Capitol Commentary
By Renee Pflughaupt
Government often gets a bad rap.
With all the news of scandals, closed doors and shady deals going about, it’s no wonder only 15 percent of Americans trust their own elected officials to do what’s right,...
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the American Red Cross encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures.
In the U.S., Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires, 90 percent of which are caused by unattended ...
Dear Fellow Nebraskans
By Gov. Dave Heineman
My wife and I recently attended the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) news conference to kick off their annual “Tie One On for Safety” campaign.
The purpose of this campaign is for citizens to tie...
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
A total of 416 valid signatures were verified on the recent hospital board petition drive, allowing the request to dissolve the new Chase County Community Hospital district to appear in the May election.
Back row from left: Mrs. Kristy Vapenik (teacher), Mrs. Deb Alberts (Aide), and Mrs. Shirley Riener (Aide), Middle row: Jensyn Weiss, Jaysek Weiss, Karime Morales, Karina Morales, Konner McCrumb, Kameran McCrumb. Front row: Kaylee Smith,...
The annual Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House will be Dec. 3 at the home of Claudette and Owen Swanson.
Many craft and food items, including the popular rhunzas, will be on sale from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at th...
10 years ago this week
Nov. 29, 2001
Winter weather hit the area bringing .85 of an inch of moisture with cold temperatures near zero and highs in the 20s, causing icy roads and whiteout conditions.
Descendants of John C. and Sarah Kitt and their nine ...
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week it’s important to help children and family members learn to appreciate all the blessings that we have received. We truly have much to be thankful for…a bountiful harvest, jobs, excellent schools, recreational fac...
Take time to sharpen tree, lawn, and landscape maintenance skills by attending the first annual Lawn and Landscape School, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, in North Platte.
This three-day ...
Open Fields and Waters, the program that pays landowners to open private acres to public walk-in hunting and fish access, added 211 new contracts in 2011, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Game and Parks increased payment rates this ye...
By Nola Straub
Fall brings hunters — including our son David and his two daughters and a boy friend, Ross, who wanted to hunt pheasants in Nebraska. The girls and I enjoyed the quilt guild meeting and some shopping in Imperial. We were discussing wha...
Showing this weekend at the Chateau Theatre
Nov. 25, 26, 27
Puss in Boots
An animated action/adventure featuring the voices of:
Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis
This week's movie is sponsored by Liewer Funer...
By Tina Kitt
The Wauneta Breeze
Village officials report that Vetter Health Services appeared “very receptive” to an offer by the Village of Wauneta to purchase Heritage of Wauneta.
Village board members Page Johnston and Tony Cribelli travelle...
By Tina Kitt
The Wauneta Breeze
Low enrollment numbers and dwindling options left Wauneta-Palisade School officials little choice in setting a direction for the high school football team.
School board members voted last week to notify the Nebraska ...
A McCook man was set for sentencing after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Palisade last April.
Joel Witt, 36, pleaded guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence in U.S. District Court in Lincoln o...
Theatre to initiate fee for 3D glasses this weekend
If you want to see “The Three Musketeers” in 3D this weekend, you will need to bring an extra dollar.
Starting this week the Chateau Theatre will start charging $1 per pair of glasses for 3D glasse...
By Amy Straub
The Wauneta Breeze
There are four new faces among the faculty members at Wauneta-Palisade Schools for the 2011-12 school year — Justin Bernhardt, Patti Holmberg, Betsy Johanson and Janessa Wood.
This week Breeze readers will have a ...
BWTelcom will soon enter into retransmission negotiations with ABC, NBC and CBS to determine the rate that BWTelcom will need to pay for the right to carry off air channels such as ABC Channel 6 Hayes Center, NBC Channel 8 Oberlin, Kan., as well as Channe...
Tea Party people are wide awake
I’m so thankful that we still have the right to freely express an opinion.
I disagree with the piece written by Bureau Chief Quinlan. She says … her quote “Tea Party people are just plain dumb.”
Tea Party people ...
By Charlie Litton
Nebraska News Service
When the first two weeks of the Nebraska Legislature’s special pipeline session drew to a close, it remained difficult to guess what the end result will be of all this bickering.