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  • Road Construction to continue all summer

    Road construction between Hamlet and Palisade continues in full force. As shown in the photo, an independent contract company helps the state by setting up their work zones and making sure the work zones are up to code and safe for the workers. The stat...
  • Nebraska’s strict same-sex union ban struck down by Supreme Court

    By Margery A. Beck Associated Press   Gay couples in Nebraska will now have their marriages legally recognized in the state that has had one of the most restrictive same-sex union bans in the country, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Fri...
  • Stumpf Wheat Center officially open

    Sen. Dan Hughes, left, was a guest speaker at the West Central Water and Crops Field Day on June 23, which also served as an official opening of the Stumpf Wheat Center. Here, Hughes talks with Marlin Murdoch, chairman of the Lower Republican NRD. (Gran...
  • Quality time together...PRECIOUS!

    By Lori Pankonin Johnson Publications   This summer has marked experiences oh so valuable to my favorite pastime . . . making family memories!! You just can’t beat it. Mom reached the 80-year milestone this year and all 18 (+2) of our Johnson cla...
  • WP students take part in basketball camp

    Haylee Sandman, Peyton Cox, Cali Cox, Halle Bardsley and Alexa Sandman (l to r) took part in Mid-America Basketball Camp in Ogallala. Also pictured is Camp Director Mike Trader. (Courtesy Photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Five Wauneta...
  • Still time to register for swimming lessons

    The Wauneta Swimming Pool is still accepting registrations for swimming lessions, which begin Monday. Swimming lessons will be held in Wauneta from July 6 through July 17. Sessions will be held according to swimming levels. Depending on swimming le...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 30, 2005 Wauneta Days was featured at the Chase County Museum Sunday with tables full of Wauneta photos and memorabilia. A Power Point presentation featuring historic photos of Wauneta’s early farming families was played t...
  • Local kids peruse Chuck’s Fireworks Stand

    A group of kids, from left, Ericka Rahn, Koltar Rahn, Aden Acton, and Brent Brewer browse for fireworks to brighten up their Fourth of July. Chuck’s fireworks stand has been supplying fireworks to the local Wauneta and surrounding area citizens for 25...
  • Local kids peruse Chuck’s Fireworks Stand

    A group of kids, from left, Ericka Rahn, Koltar Rahn, Aden Acton, and Brent Brewer browse for fireworks to brighten up their Fourth of July. Chuck’s fireworks stand has been supplying fireworks to the local Wauneta and surrounding area citizens for ...
  • Wauneta population steady in 2014 Census estimate

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Population in Wauneta continues to remain steady at 577, according to the Census Bureau’s latest estimates for 2014. While the 2014 estimate fell by one compared to the 2013 estimate, Wauneta remains at par w...
  • Discount available on Chase County Fair carnival mega passes with advance purchase

    Discount offered on mega passes purchased by July 31 By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Ride enthusiasts who plan to enjoy multiple days of the carnival at the Chase County Fair can save $10 if they purchase their mega pass armbands b...
  • Local treasures bought, sold

    Brody Nordhausen looks at items for sale in front of The Beauty Bar. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Dharma Blake-Cole The Wauneta Breeze   On Saturday, June 20 Wauneta held its town wide garage sales. Local and surrounding area ci...
  • Murder Mystery Night offers fun night out

    Several area residents met at the Wauneta Senior Center on Saturday, June 13 to act out a murder mystery. The evening, organized by Cindy Fischer, invited participants to come in period-dress and act out various parts of a murder mystery. Participants i...
  • Young minds discover a story behind every hero

    Cindy Acton teaches a group of Story Hour regulars how to play I Spy after they had all checked out their books for the week. This year’s Story Hour theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” The summer reading program was intended for preschoolers throug...
  • MPCC presented Chamber First Dollar

    Lena Koebel, left, with Mid-Plains Community College was presented a First Dollar plaque by Wauneta Chamber President Rod Keiser at the June 10 Wauneta Chamber meeting. First Dollar plaques are one of the ways the Wauneta Chamber welcomes new members. D...
  • Meet Sen. Hughes at ice cream social in Imperial

    The public is invited to a reception for Nebraska State Senator Dan Hughes of Venango on Wednesday, July 8, at the Imperial office of Frenchman Valley Coop, 202 Broadway. The informal reception will give residents of southwest Nebraska’s 44th Legisla...
  • Harchelroad brings home MVP from Sertoma Classic, Towery second in kills

    Lesley Towery, Wauneta-Palisade coach Michelle Harchelroad and Sydnee Harchelroad participated in Saturday’s Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Wauneta-Palisade was we...
  • Rare double eagle scored during the Father’s Day 3-Man Scramble at Enders Lake Golf Course

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   This past weekend a true rare golf event took place during the Imperial Jaycee tournament at Enders Golf Course. The team of Tom Luhrs, Travis Luhrs and Luther Thompson had an albatross, commonly known as a ...
  • ELGC team wins Hospital Foundation’s 8th annual Slice Fore Life benefit

    The team playing for Enders Lake Golf Course won the 8th Annual Chase County Hospital Foundation Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit held June 13 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The team of Matt Klima and Matt Borchers of Wauneta and Doug Carman and Eric More...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 23, 2005 The Wauneta Village Board gave its approval for the construction of a new cellular phone tower for Viaero Wireless to be constructed on a hill on the southeast edge of Wauneta. Morse-Smith family members held thei...