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  • A breath of fresh air: Openness and transparency in the Legislature

    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,...
  • Red Cross offers ‘Top 10’ fire safety tips ahead of Thanksgiving

    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 ...
  • Enjoy a safe holiday season

    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...
  • Petition nets required signatures

    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. The C...
  • Meet our Wauneta-Palisade preschoolers

    A.M. Preschool 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,...
  • FFVF Christmas House on a Saturday

    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...
  • Looking Back

    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 ...
  • In Appreciation

    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...
  • Lawn and Landscape School in North Platte in late January

    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 ...
  • Landowner participation in Open Fields and Waters grows

    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...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Fall brings hunters. . .

    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 AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Nov. 25, 26, 27 - Puss in Boots

    Showing this weekend at the Chateau Theatre Nov. 25, 26, 27   Puss in Boots in 3D An animated action/adventure featuring the voices of: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis Rated PG This week's movie is sponsored by Liewer Funer...
  • Vetter Health Services taking purchase offer under consideration

    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...
  • It’s 6-man football for the next 2 years for the Broncos

    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 ...
  • Witt pleads guilty to Pioneer Credit Union robbery

    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...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Breeze to print early & close for Thanksgiving; New fee for 3D glasses at theatre

    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...
  • New teachers join faculty at WP

    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 refusing broadcasters’ demands to increase fees and rates

    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...
  • Letter to the Editor: Tea Party kudos; Faith vs Works

    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 ...
  • Nebraska’s pipeline legislation has little room for error

    Capitol Commentary 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. But com...