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  • Local man hopes others can learn from his burn

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze  You can’t blame a guy for wanting a little popcorn to go along with a full afternoon of basketball. After an accident that sent Rich Wilson to a Lincoln hospital at the beginning of March and could have very easily burn...
  • Local man hopes others can learn from his burn

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   You can’t blame a guy for wanting a little popcorn to go along with a full afternoon of basketball. After an accident that sent Rich Wilson to a Lincoln hospital at the beginning of March and could have very eas...
  • April Fool's!

    Okay, we admit it. Last week was a disaster and the Breeze web site took a backseat to all the other stuff we were doing (which allowed us to cover stories for this week's paper AND have a life)!In order to somewhat make it up to everyone, we're going to ...
  • WP, HC school districts explore ways to work together

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   In recent years the Wauneta-Palisade and Hitchcock County school districts have shared a junior high football and high school wrestling program as well as a superintendent during the 2007-08 school year Now administr...
  • Three options offer best solutions in tackling arsenic mitigation issue

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Measures to lower the arsenic level in Wauneta’s municipal drinking water supply won’t be simple and they won’t be cheap, according to a report submitted to the Wauneta Village Board during a special meeting Mo...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Randomness, part three

    Another column full of useless information about me, just in case you haven’t had near enough.   • I cannot blow my nose. I know it’s preposterous, but I haven’t ever been able to voluntarily force snot through my nostrils and onto a thin s...
  • WVFD halts grass fire north of town

    Quick action by the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department halted a grass fire on the hill north of town before winds could push it across Old Highway 6 and into the canyon above town. According to Fire Chief Donn Allen, a couple of acres of grass was consumed...
  • Spring arrives on cue followed by more winter

    Spring sprung on the 2009 calendar, arriving March 20 with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Highs late last week climbed into the high 70s.  But by Monday,  winter was back, with blizzard conditions in the Nebraska panhandle causing school and road cl...
  • Doctors’ Day reception planned at medical clinic

    To celebrate National Doctors’ Day the Chase County Clinic with locations in Wauneta and Imperial will say thank you to the county’s docs with open house festivities on Monday, March 30. At the Wauneta Chase County Clinic everyone is encouraged to sto...
  • Easter egg hunt planned in Wauneta April 11

    Easter is just around the corner, coming up Sunday, April 12. Members of the Wauneta Chamber and Wauneta Women of Today are gearing up for the community’s  annual Easter Egg Hunt, planned for Saturday, April 11, at Heritage of Wauneta.  Details about ...
  • Dinner, open house honor Don and Bonnie Majors anniversary

    Donald Majors and Bonnie Jean Crosson were married Feb. 19, 1949, in Hastings, Neb., by Rev. David Kreitzer at Zion Lutheran Church. Their attendants were Bob Lee (now deceased) and Mary (McConnell) Wilmot. Don and Bonnie celebrated their 60th wedding ann...
  • Letter to the Editor: Fond memories of Wauneta

    I live in southern California and browse the Breeze a couple of times per year.  Your paper is full of appealing articles and reminds me of how nice living in western Nebraska can be. I lived with my family north of Hamlet in the 50’s and remember Wau...
  • Letter to the Editor: America's Gimme Generation

    Our country has gone from the 1940’s “Greatest Generation” to the 1960’s “Me Generation” to the 2000’s “Gimme Generation”! Is that what you want? If you don’t like what is happening to our country from the decisions made by our “illu...
  • Legislative telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, March 24

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   During Sen. Mark Christensen’s phone conference with McCook constituents last week, they expressed an interest in obtaining Nebraska’s electric chair, now that it is no longer in service.  McCook’s re...
  • Capitol View: Breast feeding laws, lethal injection, stimulus funds and the Republican Party

    By Ed Howard  There are only three states that don’t have laws which specify a woman’s right to breast-feed in public. You guessed it, didn’t you? Nebraska is among them. The other two are North Dakota and Idaho.  A legislative committee heard te...
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  • Institute of Ag and Natural Resources unveils ‘Tough Times’ web site

    A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln Web site gathers a wealth of information to help Nebraskans deal with the economic crisis. The Managing in Tough Times site, is from the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and includes materi...
  • Hormel Family Foundation kicks off third annual business plan competition

    The Hormel Family Foundation (www.investmccook.com) has begun accepting submissions for its third annual business plan competition in McCook, Nebraska. The competition, which targets local entrepreneurs and business owners, will take place on June 12 at t...
  • Design important in planting trees and shrubs for windbreak

    Designing an effective windbreak with trees and shrubs is important to meet the goals and purpose of the landowner. Trees are around for a long time so a person wants them to function as intended, said Dennis Adams, forester with the University of Nebrask...
  • Seven Broncos make all-state honorable mention list

    The Bronco boys and girls basketball teams landed seven athletes on the all-state basketball honorable mention lists, published Sunday in the Omaha World-Herald. The girls team landed four athletes on the list, including seniors Blair Dixon, Sheila Riener...