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  • 5th and 6th Graders belt out National Anthem

    Students from the fifth and sixth grade classes sang the National Anthem prior to the basketball games Friday, Jan 17 against Perkins County. Singers included, back from left, Alex Stehno, Justus Layman, Ben Anderjaska, Cord Lee, Gunner Goings, Ty Duv...
  • 60-year-old Wauneta man arrested on child porn charge

    Richard E. Cooley   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Law enforcement officers arrested a Wauneta man Friday, Jan. 10 for allegedly possessing child pornography. Richard E. Cooley, 60, has been charged with possession of sexually expl...
  • Planning Commission votes to recommend ordinance to allow storage buildings on vacant lots

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Planning Commission met Monday, Jan. 13 to discuss a resolution to allow the placement of private, noncommercial storage buildings on vacant residential lots. In addition to allowing the privat...
  • Bronco wrestlers medal at Dundy County-Stratton Invite

    Gage Crowell flips his second round opponent, Josh Duncan of Lexington, Saturday at the Dundy County-Stratton Invite. Crowell went on to pin Duncan and go 3-0 on the day, winning the meet. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The W...
  • Lady Broncos win two, beat Hitchcock Co. and Southwest

    Brooklyn Nordhausen (23) and Tailor Lee (15) collapse on the Southwest shooter. Also pictured for the Broncos is Brianna Einspahr (24), Sydnee Harchelroad (12) and Abbie Fanning (14). (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta ...
  • Broncos fall to ranked Hitchcock County, beat Southwest

    Tyler Davis pulls down a rebound during the Broncos’ 56-52 win over Southwest. Also pictured for WP is Wes Anderjaska (10). (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team p...
  • WP cheerleaders host Bronco Cheer Academy

    Front row (l to r): Ansley Bartels, Addalyn Einspahr, Lileigh Littrel, Maggie DeWester, Kenzie Bardsley, Abby Blackman and Toria Bley.Second row (l to r):  Emma Acton, Erika Rahn, McKenna Doetker, Kiley Anderson, Kalli Hoskovec and Savannah Huls.Third ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Jan. 15, 2004 The Wauneta Breeze took on a new look this week with a new flag atop the front page with pages inside renamed and renumbered and text type and headline types also changed. The Breeze will retain the name its had f...
  • Develop new leaders in your community

    By Katie StarkweatherDirector of Opportunities and StewardshipCenter for Rural Affairs   Never underestimate the need for leadership. But also never underestimate the leaders among us – the folks who step up to organize a community garden or a school...
  • College Notes

    Rebecca Strand Rebecca Strand was among Mid-Plains Community College students who maintained an overall 3.5-3.89 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA), qualifing for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 Term. Strand is the daughter of Mick and Gina S...
  • “Feed the Philippines” Mercy Meals mega packing event planned in Imperial Feb. 21-23

    Mercy Meals board members, from left, Pastor Keith Wellman, Laurie Kerchal, Janet Keiser, Mary Haarberg, Cindy Einspahr and Rick Einspahr pose next to a pallet of rice, a main component in the meals that will be packed at the “Feed the Philippines...
  • “Feed the Philippines” Mercy Meals mega packing event planned in Imperial Feb. 21-23

    Mercy Meals board members, from left, Pastor Keith Wellman, Laurie Kerchal, Janet Keiser, Mary Haarberg, Cindy Einspahr and Rick Einspahr pose next to a pallet of rice, a main component in the meals that will be packed at the “Feed the Philippines...
  • Assessor: Improvements of $2,500 or more require reporting

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Chase County Assessor Dotty Bartels wants to remind property owners that any improvement of $2,500 or more to a property must be reported to her office. Bartels said it doesn’t take a lot for an impro...
  • Assessor: Improvements of $2,500 or more require reporting

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Chase County Assessor Dotty Bartels wants to remind property owners that any improvement of $2,500 or more to a property must be reported to her office. Bartels said it doesn’t take a lot for an improve...
  • Wauneta-Palisade School Board reelects officers, updates policies

    The Wauneta-Palisade school board includes, from left, John Jutten, President Jon Anderjaska, Secretary Allison Sandman, Treasurer Laurie Maris, Jason Hicks and Vice President Bill Bischoff. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink...
  • Wauneta-Palisade School Board reelects officers, updates policies

    The Wauneta-Palisade school board includes, from left, John Jutten, President Jon Anderjaska, Secretary Allison Sandman, Treasurer Laurie Maris, Jason Hicks and Vice President Bill Bischoff. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink-...
  • Madisyn Jade Hackney

    Look who turned one year old on Dec. 11, 2013! Madisyn Jade Hackney celebrated her first birthday with her family, mommy Kaylee; grandpa and grandma Barry and Tracy Hackney; and a surprise visit from her Aunt Ashley Hackney and Uncle Caige Hackney....
  • Disturbance in Wauneta results in multiple charges

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   A disturbance in Wauneta that spilled over from Christmas Day to Dec. 26 resulted in a transient being jailed at the Chase County Courthouse. The Chase County Sheriff’s Department reported that 35-year ol...
  • Largest crowd ever attends Christmas dinner in Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   There was enough food for everyone to enjoy a nice Christmas dinner this year, thanks to the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association, a lot of donors and a lot of volunteers. With 300 diners expected, a ...
  • What goes in comes out

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   As I was driving home from church this weekend I heard a song on the radio that made me think back over the past year and realize it wasn’t the best year for music. This song, “How We Do,” had me diving for t...