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  • Sheriff’s Department armed with new alcohol breath testers

    Deputy Spencer Rowley readies one of the new alcohol breath testing units for use. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   All four members of the Chase County Sheriff’s Department have been armed with new hand h...
  • Writer congratulates school for discussing communication with public

    Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate the Wauneta-Palisade School Board not only for recognizing but also for taking up discussion about the issue of communication with the public. I would also like to suggest that we don’t just adopt one-way, ...
  • Farm Bill meeting in Imperial last Friday draws full house

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Area farmers packed the St. Patrick’s parish hall in Imperial Friday, Dec. 12 to learn more specifics about the 2014 Farm Bill passed this year. The meeting, which drew more than 130 people, was led by L...
  • Broncos wrestlers gaining experience, improving

    Gage Crowell, above, and Cody Barrett picked up wins at the Southern Valley Invitational. Barrett placed fifth in the 182- pound bracket. (Courtesy photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Freshman Colton Barrett set the pace for the Waunet...
  • Cambridge tops WP girls’ and boys’ basketball teams

    Chris Carl (22) and Brody Nordhausen (13) fight for a loose ball during Friday’s game. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The visitors from Cambridge proved too much for the Wauneta-Palisade boys’ and g...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week December 16, 2004 Clark and Donna McMinn met Janet and Dan McMinn and boys of Kearney at Minden and spent the weekend touring Pioneer Village and seeing the Christmas lights. Sunday Edith and Reinhold Gloy met Ron and Pam Gloy,...
  • Santa a hit at Wauneta, Palisade Christmas celebrations

    Left, LiLeigh Littrel didn’t want to sit on Santa’s lap at Wauneta’s Santa Saturday, but that didn’t stop her from stretching up to tell him her Christmas wishes. Right, Austyn Wickizer sits on Santa’s lap to share her Christmas list as Mrs....
  • Santa a hit at Wauneta, Palisade Christmas celebrations

    Left, LiLeigh Littrel didn’t want to sit on Santa’s lap at Wauneta’s Santa Saturday, but that didn’t stop her from stretching up to tell him her Christmas wishes. Right, Austyn Wickizer sits on Santa’s lap to share her Christmas list as Mrs. C...
  • Wauneta selected as beginning town for Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska in June 2015

    Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska recently announced Wauneta as the beginning town on their 2015 BRAN tour of Nebraska. Here, bikers take off on their journey across the state during the 2000 ride across the state when the beginning town was Imperial. (Repub...
  • School purchases new vehicle, discusses communication

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade School board met Monday, Dec. 8 for their regular December meeting. The noon meeting included action items to excuse absent board members, discuss alternative communication, recognize WE...
  • Champion Community Center a busy place during 10th annual Vision of Trees

    The lights of a merry-go-round reflect off a snowglobe depicting the Nativity scene. The Christmas decorations were part of a table set up at Champion’s Vision of Trees. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze ...
  • Hospital CEO comments on ambulance transfer story

    Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the recent article in the Dec. 4 Imperial Republican and Wauneta Breeze concerning ambulance transfers written by Diane Stamm. It was stated that the hospital nurses do not want to go on transfers and there are ...
  • Giving of her talents to area communities

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   She considers herself lucky. After spending years living and studying in Mexico, Belgium and Spain, and then traveling around the world for a shoe manufacturing business, Venedith Vargas ended up in Grant, tea...
  • Farm Bill info meeting coming to Imperial Friday

    New farm legislation signed into law in February made changes to farm income support programs that area producers will want to learn about. Area farmers will have that chance this Friday when the UNL Extension Service and Farm Service Agency team up f...
  • WP One-Act Play misses State berth by five seconds

    Sydnee Harchelroad (top), (l to r) Leiauna Alberts, Cameo Rector and Paul Behrends received Outstanding Actor/Actress awards at Districts Wednesday, Dec. 3. Along with Christi Christner and Tyler Davis, Harchelroad, Rector and Alberts received recogniti...
  • WP girls’ basketball team splits opening games

    Lesley Towery pulls down a rebound in front of Brady’s Josie Palmer. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team has started off the season with a 1-1, thanks to a wi...
  • Broncos fall to Wallace and Brady to start season

    Chris Carl drives the sideline around a Brady player. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team dropped games to Wallace and Brady last week to start the season, ...
  • WP wrestlers open season at Elwood meet

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Four Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers took part in the Elwood Invitational Friday, Dec. 5. Freshman Colton Barrett was the Broncos’ top finisher. Barrett went 2-1 and brought home third place in the 106 pound bracke...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week December 9, 2004 A capacity crowd attended Sunday’s Harvest of Hymns piano and organ concert featuring Lucille McBride and Diana Ham held at the Wauneta Methodist Church. Due to a winter snow storm the concert was rescheduled f...
  • Saturday will be bustling with Christmas activities as Wauneta and Palisade hold annual celebrations

      Santa Saturday kicks off early again this year with a 10 a.m. movie, drawing around noon By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Christmas is just two weeks away and this Saturday will provide two local opportunities to celebrate the...