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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Faith vs. Works

    Dear Editor, Salvation is a free gift . . . discipleship costs everything . . . there are many cults, (some-very bizarre) feigning religion! But the essence of religion—how to get peace with God—can be only one of two ways—the works of man or the g...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Taking time to honor conservation

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   I was very pleased to join with the Nebraska Cattlemen and the Sand County Foundation in announcing the recipient of the 2011 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award ahead of Earth Day. The award is presented to pri...
  • New Scholarship for Women honors Political Pioneer Helen Boosalis

    Political trailblazer Helen Boosalis is the inspiration for a new scholarship to benefit women students. The Inspiring Women Scholarship, established in 2009 following Boosalis’ death, will be awarded for the first time this year. “Helen Boosalis wa...
  • Tori Adams receivesscholarship

    About 75 current students at Central Community College-Grand Island have received scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. Tori Adams of Palisade is among the recipients of an Academic Achievement Scholarship worth up to $1,000. Adams is majoring in ...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office.   April 30—Benkelman Lamb & Hog Tag Day Fairgrounds 2-3 p.m. MT. May 2—Benkelman Welding Class Tri-State Truck and Trailer Shop 6-8 p....
  • May NBDC office hours in McCook

    Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is pleased to announce that North Platte Center Director, Jason Tuller will be having office hours at the Keystone Business Center in McCook, NE. We are pleased to be working with the McCook Economic Developmen...
  • 4-H …Taking the Lead

    Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Youth enrolled in the Wildlife and Conservation 4-H Project discussed in the last 4-H…Taking the Lead news column may also be interested in participating in the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) to more learn about ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: April 22, 23 and 24

      Rango Featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin and Isla Fisher Rated PG 117 Minutes Sponsored by Mickey and Gwen Brunkhorst...
  • Local News Briefs

    Home repair assistance still available in Wauneta The Village of Wauneta partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program to Wauneta residents. This program allows income-eligible home ...
  • Palisade credit union robbed at gunpoint

    Evidence was gathered at the Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union in Palisade Monday, with FBI Investigator Drew Armstrong, Hitchcock County Deputy Ronald Daugherty, Hitchcock County Sheriff Bryan Leggott and a State Patrol Officer working together ...
  • Christensen kills ethanol labeling bill

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, April 19 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Sen. Mark Christensen’s Legislative Bill 698, which would have changed the way ethanol-based fuels are labeled at gas pumps, isn’t likely to s...
  • WP band members earn high marks at districts

    Bronco band members who earned ‘1’ ratings at last week’s district competition in McCook are, from left, Cassidy Rathe, Jack McGraw, Tayler Nordhausen, Jacob Maris and Jenna Jutten. Maris and McGraw played an alto sax duet together. Nordhausen per...
  • Junior high Broncos ‘jump’ to top finishes

    The first two track meets of the season have come and gone for the Wau-Pal junior high track team, and it’s clear where the junior Broncos excel: Events that involve jumping. Four out of the five first place medals WP earned in its first two meets of t...
  • Carnes, Turner shine in Nebraska spring game

    By Eric Olson AP Sports Writer   Nebraska coach Bo Pelini thinks Brion Carnes showed enough in the Red-White Game to push the Cornhuskers’ top two quarterbacks come fall. The redshirt freshman outplayed Taylor Martinez and Cody Green, throwing for ...
  • Sports Lineup

    Last Saturday’s Sutherland Invite rescheduled An onslaught of winter storms caused last weekend’s high school track meet in Sutherland to be rescheduled. The new date is Tuesday, April 26. Start time is 9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT.   Check out next week...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Gov. Heineman yet to veto bill allowing towns to raise taxes

    Possibly to avoid being trite, Gov. Dave Heineman has stopped short of asking Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford: “What part of NO! do you not understand.” He could ask the same of Mayor Jim Suttle and other people and organizations who want Nebraska communitie...
  • Message from the desk of Hayes County Emergency Management

    By Charlynn Hamilton Hayes County Emergency Manager   I think most of us faired the snow storm pretty well. No electricity was probably the worst thing we all had to endure, but survival is the name of the game. Because of the storm I realized I was ...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: New business mentorship effort

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   Recently, I joined with business and development officials from the public and private sector in announcing a new partnership created to help strengthen Nebraska small businesses and startup enterprises through men...
  • FFVF offering May Baskets

    Send a special something to a special someone on May Day. That’s the message of the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFV). The organization is selling May Baskets, with proceeds going towards the cost of sending Chase County...
  • Shelby Hamilton recipient of CCC scholarship

    About 120 individuals planning to attend Central Community College-Hastings have received scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. Among the recipients is Shelby Hamilton. Hamilton is the daughter of Dave and Kerry Hamilton of Wauneta....