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  • Bronco girls still own several state basketball records

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team still has 18 separate mentions on the Nebraska Schools Activities Association’s all-time basketball records lists. Sarah Harrison, a standout who graduated in 2001, is li...
  • Simpson snags three spots on all-district football team

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade’s Adam Simpson landed his name all over this year’s D1-9 All-District Football Team. The Bronco senior was named to the all-district list three times — first team offense for kick return, firs...
  • Three Bronco volleyball standouts named to All-RPAC West list

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Shelby Hamilton, in her first season as the Bronco volleyball team’s defensive specialist, was named to the Republican Plains West Division All-Conference Volleyball First Team, a distinction given to only one play...
  • Deaths recorded in 2009

    Wanda Larson, 94, Imperial, Neb., Jan. 3, 2009 Wauneta Gennaro, 87, Peoria, Ill., Jan. 4, 2009 Ila Walcott, 78, Imperial, Neb., Jan. 7, 2009 Devon Maris, 49, McCook, Neb., Jan. 11, 2009 Arnold ‘Arnie’ Schuster, 73, McCook, Neb., Jan. 17, 2009 Win...
  • BRONCO BEAT: 2009-10 Wrestling team ready for action

    By Renae Gardner WP Bronco Beat   The wrestling team for Wauneta-Palisade is gearing up for a new season. The team will be a combination of athletes from Wauneta-Palisade and Hitchcock County, due to low numbers of participants from each school. Jes...
  • Births recorded in 2009

    Sara and Tyson Bardsley of Wauneta, Neb., a daughter, Kenzie Mae, born Dec. 16, 2008 Shane and Pam Griess of Grand Island, Neb., a son, Gage Hunter, Dec. 17, 2008 Eric and Carrie Pfeiffer of Sidney, Neb., a daughter, Raleigh Martha, born Dec. 19, 2008 ...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Catch the spirit!

    By Ayla Rector WP Bronco Beat   On December 5, be prepared to be amazed, wowed, and blown away while the K-6 “future cheerleaders” perform what they will learn at the Wauneta-Palisade Cheer Camp. The camp will start in the morning and last until ...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Workshop fun experience for WP choir students

    By Marvin Spangenberg WP Bronco Beat   On the 26th of October at 4:30 a.m. the choir class was ready for the three hour trip to the University of Nebraska, Kearney choir workshop. This choir workshop was for the junior and senior boys of the choir cla...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Chemistry trip

    By Shasta Christner WP Bronco Beat   The chemistry students traveled to Lincoln on Oct. 2. The students who went on the trip with Miss Hayes were Luke McCrumb, Brittnae Maris, Chris Bartels, Colby Skelton and Cody Steinke. They left after the Elwood ...
  • Thanky McGratefulPants strikes again

    By Dave Vrbas “The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. Nevertheless, they set aside a day of thanksgiving.” — H. W. Westermayer During this annual week of prescribed thanksgiving, I find that God has truly blessed my life in countless...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Experiencing art at WP

    By Amanda Johnston WP Bronco Beat   On Monday, Nov. 9, all of the art students in Wauneta-Palisade High School traveled with their teacher, Mrs. Bradney, to McCook. The Museum of The High Plains in McCook was visited during the month of November by Th...
  • Law enforcement getting tough on parking violations

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Careless drivers, be warned. If your vehicle is illegally parked in Wauneta — especially if it’s parked too close to a fire hydrant — you may end up with a parking citation. Chase County Sheriff’s Deputy Vinc...
  • Census workers sought in area

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   In the 2000 census, Nebraska finished second only to Iowa for the highest percentage of state response to the census survey. Just like in college football, Nebraska wants to be No. 1 in the 2010 census resul...
  • Cold-hearted when it comes to snakes

    Dave Ja Vu by Dave Vrbas   I adore nature. But only when it stays outside and the heck away from me. Finding delight in almost every little creature made by God’s hands, I still have to side with my good buddy Aaron Wade at the Hemingford Ledger re...
  • Bryn Vapenik, Clay Jordan

    Bryn Vapenik of Wauneta and Clay Jordan of McCook announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Gerald and Kristy Vapenik of Wauneta and Randy and Darla Jordan of McCook. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Edward and Ann...
  • Carrie Kitt, Bryan Kearney

    Carrie Kitt and Bryan Kearney were united in marriage on Aug. 15, 2009, at Christ United Methodist Church in Columbus. Pastor Bill Ritter officiated. Parents of the couple are Patti and Lonnie Kitt of Schuyler and Connie and Jim Kearney of Auburn. Ma...
  • New principal is now officially in the house

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade’s long-awaited principal is officially here and getting to work on the initial duties of his first administrative position. Troy Holmberg started his first day as WP’s secondary principal on Mon...
  • 2009 a time of reflection for Vietnam veteran Dennis Pfeiffer

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   This past year Dennis Pfeiffer has often caught himself wondering, “What was I doing at this moment 40 years ago?” The answer that almost always comes back? Flying with the 242nd Assault Helicopter Company over V...
  • Kenzie Bardsley celebrates first birthday

    Kenzie Bardsley celebrates her first birthday on Dec. 16. Her parents are Tyson and Sara Bardsley and she has a big sister, Halle. A birthday party to help her celebrate is planned for Saturday, Dec. 19 with family and friends in attendance.  ...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Honor Society inducts five new members

    By Katey McGraw WP Bronco Beat   National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 5. The officers, including Brittnae Maris as president, Katey McGraw as vice president, Tori Adams as secretary, Breann Maris as treasurer, a...