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  • Cleanup continues two weeks after storm

    Shane Lawless, of the Wauneta Public Works Department, deposits a destroyed evergreen tree from the park into an already overflowing pile of rubble last Friday. This mound of tree remains, which sits at the bottom of the hill near the village dump, is...
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    Pennington family pictures, ceramics at museum on Sunday This Sunday, the Chase County Historical Society will feature ceramics made by Ruth Spencer of Wauneta. She has been making ceramic pieces since 1968 and since 2003, has taken classes in ceramics i...
  • Walgren’s — A grocery mainstay in Wauneta for 40 years

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Naming all the markets that have served the Wauneta community over the last 125 years would be similar to compiling an actual grocery list — it would be long, and you’d probably forget to mention a few of the ...
  • Dr. Kasselman returns to CCCH as an anesthesiologist

    He will also run pain management clinic By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   “It’s good to be home.” That’s how Dr. Jeff Kasselman describes his return to the Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) this week after completing a three-ye...
  • Hospital installs Electronic Medical Record system

    When patients come to Chase County Community Hospital, they may see a COW or two in the rooms or moving down the halls. However, it won’t be the type of cow that most are accustomed to seeing in the pastures of the surrounding area. Computers on Wheels...
  • New faces at Southwestern Veterinary

    Lisa Heusinkvelt, at left, and Trisa Tedrow are the newest members of the Southwestern Veterinary Services team. Heusinkvelt is a vet tech from Sprague, Neb., who recently graduated college from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. Tedro...
  • Fair parade Grand Marshall announced

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Vilas Smith of Champion says he’ll have to find a clean hat for the Chase County Fair parade on Aug. 20. He’s been named Grand Marshall of the parade. When asked how his life reflects the theme of the para...
  • New WP football coach Bernhardt ‘ready to roll’

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The first order of business in turning around a struggling football program differs from coach to coach. Many head coaches enter new jobs with the analyzation of opponents at the front of their mind. Others dig in b...
  • T-Ball season has excellent turnout

    It was a season for the record books this summer as a staggering 40 kids came out to take part in the T-Ball season. Pictured above, at front from left, Christopher Keen, Sydnee Acton, Ryleigh McCrumb, Gabriel McCrumb, Trey McCrumb, Hoyte Holmes, James ...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2. July 4 scores No games play...
  • ‘Images of Nebraska’ photo contest kicks off in July

    The Chase County Hospital Foundation in cooperation with Chase County Community Hospital is sponsoring the third annual “Images of Nebraska” photo contest. According to Randy Vlasin, executive director of the Chase County Hospital Foundation, “We h...
  • Adams Bank & Trust team wins 4th annual hospital foundation golf benefit

    Adams Bank & Trust fielded the winning team at the 4th Annual Chase County Hospital Foundation Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit on Saturday, June 25 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The team of John and Angie Paisley and Kirk and Mary Wilson finished the ...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Valentine’s Fischer tosses hat into ring for Republican senate nomination

    Deb Fischer did it. The two-term lawmaker / rancher from Valentine joined the race for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate. Several Nebraska governors – Jim Exon, Bob Kerrey, incumbents Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns – have won Senate election...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Bringing the world to Nebraska

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   In two months, Nebraska will be hosting international business leaders and trade partners from several nations as they travel to our state for Nebraska’s second Reverse Trade Mission. This event presents an oppor...
  • SHOUT OUT: Wauneta cemetery in good condition

    My sisters and I were recently in Wauneta for a Stock family reunion on Memorial Day Weekend. I just want to comment on the superior appearance of the Cemetery. It was just wonderful to see the grounds so well kept and clean. A big kudos to whoever main...
  • USDA invites applications for Value Added Producer Grant to assist farmers

    Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced that applications are being accepted for grants to provide economic assistance to independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives and agricultural producer groups through the Value-Added ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 12, 2001 Wheat harvest was in full swing end of last week and over the weekend amid high temperatures ranging from the 100-degree mark to an unofficial 108-degree reading. Wheat was averaging 50 bu. to the acre north of town ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Appreciation to those who have shared. . .

    By Nola Straub Last summer I asked for Zucchini recipes and I received some this year to share. Gardens should soon start to produce that long green vegetable that can be served with meats, made into bread or masqueraded as dessert with sweetness.   Z...
  • Goltl selected for trip to nation’s capital

    Riley Goltl of Palisade recently was selected to participate in the Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour. Riley was sponsored by Southwest Public Power District to attend the seven day tour in Washington, D.C. w...
  • Assistance still available through Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program

    Hayes County has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program. The program allows income eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safety renovations to their ...