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  • Capitol View: The definition of a hot-button issue

    A reader sent along a nice note, expressing surprise at the view expressed in this column some weeks ago — that abortion was no longer a “hot button” issue in the Legislature.Perhaps the definition of what constitutes a button which is hot could ha...
  • Memorial Day is a time for national reflection

    The following is this year’s Memorial Day address given at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery by recent Wauneta-Palisade graduate and class valedictorian Will Anderjaska.   By Will Anderjaska   This day is not only a time for celebration, it is a ...
  • Sweet 16: Blair Dixon completes perfect medal haul

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Blair Dixon’s personal goal going into this year’s state track meet was to medal in all four of her events, completing her run at a whopping 16 state meet medals.  By mid-afternoon Friday, it looked as though that ...
  • Cats and dogs can’t keep locals from starting ‘Walk Across Southwest Nebraska’

    Tuesday morning’s heavy rains and muddy conditions didn’t keep folks away from signing up for ‘Walk Across Southwest Nebraska’. Although they weren’t able to put their walking shoes to use that morning, from left on near side of table, Nancy Nob...
  • Cats and dogs can’t keep locals from starting ‘Walk Across Southwest Nebraska’

    Tuesday morning’s heavy rains and muddy conditions didn’t keep folks away from signing up for ‘Walk Across Southwest Nebraska’. Although they weren’t able to put their walking shoes to use that morning, from left on near side of table, Nancy Nob...
  • Landon Lemburg awarded medal for heroism during Iraqi grenade attack

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Landon Lemburg said Jan. 7 started out just like any other day in Iraq. Unfortunately, the ordinary didn’t last long.He and his company, assigned to keep watch over the Iraqi elections, had been patrolling polling spots...
  • Landon Lemburg awarded medal for heroism during Iraqi grenade attack

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Landon Lemburg said Jan. 7 started out just like any other day in Iraq.  Unfortunately, the ordinary didn’t last long. He and his company, assigned to keep watch over the Iraqi elections, had been patrolling polling ...
  • Sweet 16: Blair Dixon completes perfect medal haul

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Blair Dixon’s personal goal going into this year’s state track meet was to medal in all four of her events, completing her run at a whopping 16 state meet medals. By mid-afternoon Friday, it looked as though that incr...
  • Wauneta Swimming Pool set to open Tuesday

    A tentative opening date of Tuesday, May 26, has been set at the Wauneta Swimming Pool. The pool will be open daily from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT, with water aerobics offered Monday thru Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. MT and lap swimming available each weeknight...
  • Wauneta Senior Center serving dinner this Sunday

    Make plans to treat your out-of-town guests to dinner at the Senior Center this Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Senior Center will serve a roast beef and ham dinner with all the trimmings. Cost is $7 for adults, with kids 9 and younger $3.50....
  • Blood Drive planned in Wauneta May 26

    The American Red Cross plans a Bloodmobile stop in Wauneta on Tuesday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wauneta Legion Hall. To schedule a donor appointment call RanDee Littrel at 394-5836....
  • Wauneta walking trail included in Walk to Health Kick off June 2

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department will kick off their annual Walk to Health walking program at the walking trails in McCook on June 1 and in Wauneta on June 2. Additionally, Cambridge will kick off on May 30 at the women’s health fair.  The W...
  • Dave Ja Vu: From the vault — Blisters, jet skis, 80s rock and Miller Time

    Apparently, my wife adores my whiteness. After reading last week’s column, she requested a reprint of a column of mine from June 2002. If there is one thing I’m good at, it is (rarely) listening to my wife. Some editing of the original has occurred. ...
  • Student academic achievements celebrated, eighth grade promoted during Honors Night

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s eighth grade class closed the door on their junior high careers and stepped toward high school as they were promoted from eighth grade during Honors Night activities Monday night. As one of the smallest...
  • Pet owners warned to vaccinate pets with presence of rabies confirmed in the area

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Pet owners are being warmed to make sure their pets’ rabies vaccinations are up to date after a skunk in rural Chase County tested positive for rabies. The test was submitted to the Kansas State University College ...
  • Pawnee and Arikaree Street projects released for bidding

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The bid letting process has begun, and if a satisfactory bid is received street project work will begin this summer on sections of Pawnee and South Arikaree. Greg Wolford of W Design in McCook, who serves as the Vill...
  • Man killed in rollover accident on Old Highway 6

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday night when the 2000 Ford Expedition he was driving rolled on Old Highway 6 less than a mile north of Wauneta. A male passenger in the vehicle received only minor injuries and walke...
  • Plans finalized for Alumni Banquet, Memorial Day

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze Scores of Wauneta High School and Wauneta-Palisade alums will be “dressing to the nines” Saturday as the honored classes prepare for WP’s annual Alumni Banquet. This year’s honored classes are those ending in “9...
  • California couple smitten with the small town ‘halfway between here and there’

    Earlier this month, my wife and I made a visit to Wauneta, Nebraska, to see our family. We spent almost two weeks with my niece, Robin Hanna, her husband, Mike, and their son, Garrett, on the Hanna Ranch.  Four years ago, we made our first trip to Waunet...
  • Vote for your favorite nurse

    If you have a favorite nurse at either Chase County Community Hospital or Chase County Clinics in Imperial or Wauneta, you might consider nominating them for the Favorite Nurse program being sponsored by KOGA Radio.   All listeners are invited to vote fo...