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  • Palisade man named new education commissioner

    By Grant Schulte Associated Press   LINCOLN (AP)—A Nebraskan who helps coordinate services for students, teachers and school districts was chosen as the state’s new education commissioner. The State Board of Education announced last Thursday i...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Holiday blessings, traditions . . .

    By Nola Straub   We have a lot to be thankful for — good friends, good food, freedom to worship, and the blessing of getting together with family and friends. Every family has their favorite foods and traditions during the holidays. Hopefully you ge...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Jan. 1, 2004 The new medical clinic got a boost from a generous donation from Loretta and Randy Raile of BWTelcom, Benkelman, to the Wauneta Community Foundation. Winners of the Festival of Lights by Heritage of Wauneta were M...
  • MPCC opens up college opportunity for girls

    Alondra Almanza, left, and Rosalia Torres recently took their last finals of the semester through Mid-Plains Community College. (Jan Schultz | The Imperial Republican) By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Alondra Almanza and Rosalia Torre...
  • MPCC opens up college opportunity for girls

    Alondra Almanza, left, and Rosalia Torres recently took their last finals of the semester through Mid-Plains Community College. (Jan Schultz | The Imperial Republican) By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Alondra Almanza and Rosalia Torres...
  • Progress continuing on N-CORPE well field

    De-watering slowing pipeline construction   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Phase 1 of the N-CORPE (Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project) augmentation project in Lincoln County will go on line slightly late...
  • Progress continuing on N-CORPE well field

    De-watering slowing pipeline construction   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Phase 1 of the N-CORPE (Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project) augmentation project in Lincoln County will go on line slightly later ...
  • Business stays strong at Hair Chateau under new owner

    Ariel Fanning, left, took over as the new owner of Hair Chateau in November. Here she pauses for a picture as she prepares to give  Eddie Nichols a haircut. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze) By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   ...
  • Business stays strong at Hair Chateau under new owner

    Ariel Fanning, left, took over as the new owner of Hair Chateau in November. Here she pauses for a picture as she prepares to give  Eddie Nichols a haircut. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze) By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   ...
  • Census data: Chase County residents lost buying power from 2000

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Chase County’s median household income (MHI) from 2008-2012 didn’t keep up with the inflation-adjusted buying power in 2000, according to newly released census data. The MHI in 2000, adjusted for infl...
  • School board amends budget, approves $115,000 bond to pay for boiler

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board met for a budget hearing and special meeting on Monday, Dec. 23 with the primary purpose of reviewing a $115,000 bond to help pay for the new boiler at the Palisade...
  • Dr. Sibley returns to Wauneta-Palisade with gift of dictionaries

    Joshua Hicks, front, and Alex Garcia look at their new dictionaries. (DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze) By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade third grade class welcomed back a familiar face last Friday when Dr. Stan Si...
  • Wrestlers wrap up 2013 in Cambridge, Crowell finishes fifth

    Cody Barrett grapples with his first round opponent Rafael Guerrero of Harvard Saturday at the Fran Jorgensen Invitational at Cambridge. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers wrap...
  • Lady Broncos finish tough pre-holiday schedule with 2-1 week

    Ellie Lee splits the South Platte defenders. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   After a week one win over Wallace, the sledding got tough for the Wauneta-Palisade Lady Broncos. The Broncos lost four games i...
  • Broncos split games with South Platte and Hayes Center

    Paul Behrends slides by the defenders on his way to the basket at home Friday against South Platte. (Diane Stamm | Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team broke into the win column Frida...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Dec. 25, 2003 The building between Veil’s Unlimited and the Country Clipper on Wauneta’s main street came down brick by brick recently. The modern bricks on the facade obscured the age of the building which was constructed ...
  • College Notes

    Tanner Ellicott Donna Schluckebier Michele Stretch Tanner Ellicott, Donna Schluckebier and Michele Stretch were among more than 400 graduates and undergraduates receiving degrees at the University of Nebraska at Kearney at winter commemcement exe...
  • Wauneta EMS purchases rescue throw bags for Enders and Swanson Lakes

    Wauneta EMS recently purchased and placed 17 rescue throw bags for the safety of fishermen and water fowl hunters at Enders and Swanson Lakes. The bags, displayed here by Troy Skelton, allow a rescuer to throw the bag and rope to someone who has fall...
  • Wauneta EMS purchases rescue throw bags for Enders and Swanson Lakes

    Wauneta EMS recently purchased and placed 17 rescue throw bags for the safety of fishermen and water fowl hunters at Enders and Swanson Lakes. The bags, displayed here by Troy Skelton, allow a rescuer to throw the bag and rope to someone who has falle...
  • Wauneta EMS responds to single vehicle accident Sunday night

    Andrew Eskew’s 1985 Ford Ranger came to rest in the north ditch of Highway 6 west of Wauneta after he lost control on the slick road. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze) By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Sunday evening, Dec. 2...