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  • Chase County Commissioner Chuck Vette reflects on his first year in office

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   After nearly a full year of tackling budget issues, property tax protests, challenging road conditions and working to fill board vacancies Chase County Commissioner Chuck Vette says he’s developing a solid grasp on ...
  • Census Bureau launches area community operations

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The U.S. Census Bureau launched community operations last week all over the country. One such event was held in North Platte last Tuesday. Vic Gentry, manager of the Census office in North Platte, said lunch, ...
  • WP school board gives green light for secretary hirings

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade school board gave Superintendent Nelson Dahl the go-ahead to extend offers for the secretary/receptionist positions recently up for grabs at Wauneta and Palisade. Dahl, aided in the interview pr...
  • Alliance native Rebekah Davis seeking 3rd District Congressional seat

      By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Alliance native Rebekah Davis wants to represent Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C. Davis, 28, a Democrat, said Nebraska has just five voices in Congress and believes all five sh...
  • Snippets from a wild and crazy holiday weekend

    By Dave Vrbas   By the time you hold this newspaper in your grimy little paws on Wednesday or Thursday, the weekend I’m about to describe in vivid detail will be long past. I’m okay with that.   FedEx, my ex shippers The weekend started out wi...
  • Fire destroys late model combine north of Hamlet

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   As if there weren’t already enough glitches faced by area farmers in getting this year’s corn crop out of the field, the Hanna family had an expected curve ball thrown at them late last week when an engine fire co...
  • Simpson, Pollmann undefeated after first week

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Adam Simpson of Wauneta-Palisade and Alex Pollmann of Hitchcock County went undefeated through a combined 21 matches to lead their team through the first two meets of the HC/WP wrestling season. To start off his sop...
  • Upper Republican NRD: Shut down fewest acres in water-short year, but with compensation

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   If a water-short year occurs without any remedy other than regulation, shutting down the least number of farmers seems to be the intent of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board members...
  • Bronc girls drop 3-point contest to Wildcats in b-ball opener

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Bethany Riener heated up the Wauneta gym last Saturday with 29 points, but it wasn’t enough to put a mark in the win column, as the Broncos dropped their home and season opener to Wallace, 67-64. Riener tossed in ...
  • Welcome to my world, Preslin Lorelle Lutz

    Another Perspective by Lori Pankonin What better way to anticipate celebration of the Christ child’s birth than to celebrate the REAL birth of Preslin Lorelle Lutz. We met our precious third grandchild Friday afternoon when we took Austin, 6, and Tayv...
  • Chase County Community Hospital finishes fiscal year in the black

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The official audit received in November by the board of the Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) showed a profit for the 2008-09 fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009. The past fiscal year showed a profit o...
  • Wauneta pianist returns to Nebraska roots to showcase local talent

    By Gene O. Morris Executive Dirctor Fox Theatre-McCook   Through his sponsorship of the Sounds of Thanksgiving Concert and Reception, professional pianist Craig Kitt gave a lot to McCook’s historic Fox Theatre and the crowd of 400 who gathered Satur...
  • Wauneta UMC Evening Circle compiles new cookbook

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Evening Circle members of the Wauneta United Methodist Church have spearheaded a new church cookbook which has just been released. Members note that with Christmas fast approaching, their “Heavenly Delights” cookb...
  • Anticipating the wondrous miracles of Christmas

    By Pastor Judy Dye United Methodist Church of Wauneta and Palisade Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent, a time of expectation. As a child, I could hardly bear my eager anticipation as Christmas came nearer. Usually, the time began when the Sears and...
  • Shop at home when you can

    Thanksgiving has come and gone — let the unhinged shopping binge begin! Even those who watch their finances like a cat eyeing a wounded bird during the rest of the year seem to lose focus when the holidays draw near. A sputtering economy likely won’t...
  • Bronco boys hoopsters stroll past Wallace, 93-32

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Despite Wallace’s best effort, it just wasn’t enough to contend with the Bronco scoring machine, as the home team came away with a lopsided 93-32 win in Wauneta on Saturday. The Broncos leapt out to a 27-4 first...
  • HC/WP wrestlers hit the mats today at home meet

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The second year of combined wrestling between Hitchcock County and Wauneta-Palisade will officially get underway today (Thursday) with a home meet in Culbertson. A new coach joins the program this year, replacing fo...
  • Kuhlen: Improving defense will be key to team’s success

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   If there’s one thing Dave Kuhlen wants to get across to his Bronco basketball team this year, it’s the importance of improving their defense. He talked about it endlessly during the 2008-09 season, especially af...
  • 8 return to lead Bronco girls hoops program

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   As Roger Lauhead gets set to begin his 19th straight year at the helm of the girls basketball program at Wauneta-Palisade, he knows his team has their work cut out for them this season. Looking at the schedule ahead...
  • Mark Christensen seeking second term as state senator

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Imperial’s Mark Christensen has filed for re-election to the District 44 state legislative seat he now holds. A check with the Secretary of State’s website shows Christensen is the first to put his name on...