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  • CAPITOL VIEW: Fight over law concerning illegal immigrants’ tuition status appears to be over

    There was a time when the imbroglio over whether qualified illegal immigrants should be allowed to pay in-state tuition at the University of Nebraska and state colleges was front and center in public and political arenas. It was front and center on the a...
  • Farmers adjust acreage to high prices

    By Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer Agricultural Policy Analysis Center   Several weeks ago when we were in Texas to speak to a group of farmers, the talk turned to the price of cotton on the futures market. At that time, it was around 150 cents...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: New wireless radio network for first responders

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I’m pleased to share the news that Nebraska has accomplished a goal that we have been working toward for more than a decade – to build a new statewide wireless radio system to enhance public safety. I was exci...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 1, 2001 Don Suda of Palisade was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Wauneta-Palisade school board on the resignation of Guy Rundback. Wauneta native Thom Liebig is spending three months at the Kennedy Space Center in Florid...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Come on Over. . .

    By Nola Straub “Come on over!” Don’t you love those invitations? I do if I have time! I was looking through and thinking of recipes/memories for quick snacks that make that spur of the moment invite special.   Easy Onion Dip Carla Smith 2 tbsp...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Feb. 18, 19 and 20

        'The Green Hornet" Starring Seth Rogan, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz Rated PG-13 Running time: 92 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Kip and Terry Engell...
  • Keagan Haarberg, Alex Pollmann Qwest bound

    Silver-medal finishes paved the way to the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament for a pair of Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers, with Keagan Haarberg earning a state tourney berth at 189 pounds and Alex Pollmann taking second at the C4 Distri...
  • Local News Briefs

    Village Board meeting delayed to Feb. 21 The Wauneta Village Board will hold their regular February meeting next week, on Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. MT. The meeting, originally scheduled for Feb. 8, was first delayed to Feb. 15. Due to scheduling confl...
  • School Board outlines finishing touches for construction project

    Wauneta-Palisade School Board authorizes additional spending during their February meeting By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A lengthy discussion between Wauneta-Palisade School Board members resulted in the authorization of $27,996 in spending at ...
  • Goal of water augmentation to keep from shutting off rapid response area wells

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles that will examine details of the purchase of 4,000 acres to be used for a stream augmentation project by the Upper Republican Natural Resources Dist...
  • Enders Lake included on EPA’s ‘impaired waters’ list

    DEQ official said lake is safe for fishing, recreation By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Enders Lake is one of 259 water bodies or streams in Nebraska that have been included in the latest Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of impa...
  • Christensen inquiring colleagues for support on enviro fund transfer

    Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant and Palisade on Tuesday, Feb. 15 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   “The saga continues,” said Senator Mark Christensen regarding his quest to gain support for LB229 — Senator Deb Fischer’s bill...
  • Change of Command

    An official Change of Command ceremony occurred on Jan. 25, in which Wauneta native Captain Eric D. Kitt, USMC, at far left, became the Commanding Officer (CO) for India Battery 3rd Battalion 12th Marines. India Battery is an artillery firing battery at...
  • Silver medal runs carry Haarberg, Pollmann to state

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The quest for Qwest Center proved successful for two local grapplers. A pair of Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers are headed to the state meet in Omaha this weekend after notching second place wins to both ...
  • Wau-Pal takes down Chase County in thriller

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team (20-1) hung on for a hard-fought 59-52 win over cross-county rival Chase County (9-13) last Tuesday, thanks in large part to the late-second heroics of senior Drew Harris. ...
  • Lady Broncs top Horns, wrap up regular season

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A 16-0 second quarter run sparked the Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team (14-8) to a 46-38 victory over Chase County (5-17) last Tuesday. Caught off guard by the length of the Horns’ zone, Wau-Pal struggled t...
  • Sports Lineup

    High school wrestling state tourney today (Thursday) through Saturday, Feb. 19 Qualifiers from the HC/WP wrestling squad will compete for state gold when they head to Omaha to take on the state’s best.   Lady Bronco basketball tonight (Thursday) Th...
  • Broncos young and old belt national anthem

    Jenna Jutten holds the microphone as she dazzles the home crowd with her rendition of the National Anthem. Jutten, a WP  choir student, was the top alternate chosen for All-State Choir this year. She participated in honor choir at Doane, Kearney and Ch...
  • Bronco cheerleaders heading to state

    By Joselyn Ramirez WP Journalism Staff This year the Bronco Cheerleaders; Ayla Rector, Joselyn Ramirez, Alondra Almanza and Coach Sutherland, wanted to take on the challenge of performing at the 2011 Nebraska State Cheer and Dance Competition which w...
  • Broncs excel at speech meet

    By Joselyn Ramirez WP Journalism Staff The Wauneta-Palisade speech team showed off their talent at the Sutherland speech meet February 5. The team had an early morning as they left Wauneta at 5 a.m. Almost all of the twenty-three members went to the ...