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  • Chuck Eberhardt now facing federal charges on alleged child porn possession

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Chuck Eberhardt of Imperial has been transferred to Lincoln and now faces federal charges on alleged possession of child pornography. Eberhardt, 56, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Chase County Di...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 4, 2005 Wauneta’s “Patriotic and Proud” spirit was strong and shone throughout Harvest Fest festivities over the weekend. Veterans of World War II were honored this year on the 60th anniversary of the end of the war....
  • SWPPD Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Wauneta

    Southwest Public Power District celebrated its 70th anniversary in Wauneta last Tuesday. The celebration, held at the Wauneta-Palisade Schools Ag Shop, featured a hamburger/hot dog feed, bucket truck rides, hotline safety demonstrations and a prize draw...
  • SWPPD Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Wauneta

    Southwest Public Power District celebrated its 70th anniversary in Wauneta last Tuesday. The celebration, held at the Wauneta-Palisade Schools Ag Shop, featured a hamburger/hot dog feed, bucket truck rides, hotline safety demonstrations and a prize dr...
  • Dispute brewing over assessed valuation of CREP land

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   There’s a dispute brewing in Chase County over the assessed valuation of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Owners of Chase County land enrolled in CREP feel the new 2015 as...
  • Wauneta alum combines family, faith and the radio

    Wauneta native Nik Sandman combines his love for family, faith and the radio in a endeavor to begin a new Christian radio station in Lincoln. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Bergquist)   By Dharma Blake-Cole The Wauneta Breeze   Nik Sandman grew up in ...
  • Winners named in Champa’s Harvest Fest digital photo contest

    Courtesy Photos Above, “Boots on Car” by Penny Zadina took first place for People’s Choice in the automobile category during Champa Group’s digital photo contest. Below, “Pivot” by Lisa Schaffert took first place for People’s Choice in th...
  • As Chase County Fair draws near, ticket sale changes occur

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   With little over a week to go before the Chase County Fair begins Aug. 9, the public should be aware of some changes in ordering tickets. First, as of this Saturday, the price of the Carnival Mega Ride Pass ...
  • Chateau Theatre holds special place in my memories

    By Lori Pankonin   Wow! There’s just something about the Chateau Theatre in Wauneta that takes me into a special part of my past. I took great interest when I saw in the Breeze a few weeks back that a ventriloquist show would be amongst new activit...
  • Area sees significant rainfall, hail Saturday night

    It wasn’t just Harvest Fest that saw an interruption by rain and hail on Saturday night. Area producers, especially those south of town, were impacted by Saturday’s weather. This corn field south of Wauneta farmed by Steve and Char Wallin shows sign...
  • FSA county committee nomination period in Chase, Hayes, Hitchcock counties open

    The nomination period for the Chase and Hayes-Hitchcock FSA county committees began on June 15, 2015. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the respective FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 3, 2015. County Committees are unique to FSA...
  • Food Safety Law good for consumers--if it were funded

    By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service   Editor’s Note: The Rural Health News Service is funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund and distributed through the Nebraska Press Association Foundation, the Colorado Press Association, the So...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 28, 2005 Harvest Fest begins tonight (Thursday). Theme: “Wauneta Patriotic and Proud.” Last week’s high was 110° with temp on bank corner reaching 123°. This week’s high in the 70s resembled last week’s overnig...
  • Heat, rain didn’t stop the fun at this year’s Harvest Festival

    Southwest Public Power District had a total of three entries in this year’s Harvest Fest parade, where the business served as Grand Marshals. Here, on the lead float, from front left, General Manager Curtis Kayton, and Board Members Kevin Fornoff, Cli...
  • Heat, rain didn’t stop the fun at this year’s Harvest Festival

    Southwest Public Power District had a total of three entries in this year’s Harvest Fest parade, where the business served as Grand Marshals. Here, on the lead float, from front left, General Manager Curtis Kayton, and Board Members Kevin Fornoff, C...
  • Southwest Public Power to hold 70th anniversary celebration next week in Wauneta

    Southwest Public Power District will provide free bucket truck rides as part of their 70th anniversary celebration in Wauneta on July 28. The celebration will also include a hamburger/hot dog feed and a hotline safety demonstration. (Breeze File Photo) ...
  • Feed My Starving Children meal packing event begins today

    Volunteers sought for packing   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   When packing begins today (Thursday), it will mark the beginning of the 5th annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack™ event in Imperial. The event will run from tod...
  • School board prepares for 2015-2016 school year

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board met last Wednesday for their July meeting. Much of the meeting centered around preparations for the 2015/2016 school year, which will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 19. A...
  • Village votes to seek bids on Arapahoe Street project

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees voted last Tuesday to seek bids on a new street project on Arapahoe Street to be completed before corn harvest. The project will entail replacing asphalt on Arapahoe St...
  • New marker planted along Great Western Trail

    On hand for the installation of a Great Western Trail marker near Madrid July 15 were, from left, Marvin Large of Imperial, Dave Vapenik of Adams Bank & Trust and Tom Kraus of Madrid. Kraus and Large represent the Nebraska Chapter of the Great Weste...