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  • Simpson takes two wins, girls advance to district final

    Adam Simpson had a phenomenal first day at the state wrestling tournament for HC/WP, taking two wins in as many matches. In his first round, he defeated Keir Harner, Boone Central, 3-2. In his quarterfinal match, he took on Matthew Ostrand of Arlington, p...
  • Girls district final to be played in Cambridge

    Next week's girls D1-6 district final against Bertrand will be played in Cambridge on Friday, Feb. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. MT/7:30 p.m. CT. ...
  • Let Me Put It This Way: Reinvesting in America, reinvesting in Nebraska

    It’s anyone’s guess whether the costly $787 billion stimulus package signed into law Tuesday in Denver by Pres. Obama will jump start our foundering economy. A cavernous partisan divide accompanied its passage in Congress, with only three Republican S...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Randomness, part one

    As a recent new online Facebook-er, I’ve been reading with great glee my friends’ “25 Random Things About Me” posts. The purpose is to list 25 things no one knows about you so your pals can get to know you better. Out of sheer laziness, I put off...
  • Increased valuations result in increased spending by taxing entities in 2008-09 budgets

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Tax entities in Chase County took advantage of an increase in property valuations to increase their tax requests for the 2008-09 budget year.  The Imperial Republican compared tax requests for the 2008-09 budget y...
  • State aid projections strong for WP Schools

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   If final certified numbers remain in line with preliminary projections, Wauneta-Palisade Schools is on track to receive $830,445 in state aid for the 2009-2010 school year, according to information released earlier t...
  • Electric rates to increase by 6.5 percent

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Beginning with their April billing statements, Village of Wauneta electrical customers will, on average, see a 6.5 percent increase in their power rates following final approval by the Wauneta Village Board in a spec...
  • Wauneta’s annual park clean up day next week

    Park volunteers Ted and Joyce Grimm are gearing up for the community’s annual park cleanup day. This year’s work day is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, with any and all willing hands asked to report for duty at 9:30 a.m. Items needed include rakes, trimmer...
  • Roast beef and baked ham dinner planned Sunday at the Wauneta Senior Center

    Sunday dinner is on tap at the Wauneta Senior this Sunday, Feb. 22, with roast beef and baked ham on the menu. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue to 1 p.m. Cost of the meal is $7, with children under 10 eating for $3.50....
  • Winter made a return to Nebraska last week

    Last week’s brief return to winter brought a snow day for area school children as well as welcome moisture. Snowfall began overnight Thursday and into Friday, creating  limited visibility for motorists. Up to 6 inches of snow fell in the Wauneta area, ...
  • 511 reminder follows last week’s winter weather

    In the wake of last week’s winter storm across the Cornhusker State the Nebraska State Patrol has a few reminders for travelers. Motorists can keep up to date on the latest weather and travel conditions by utilizing 511, the state’s automated road and...
  • McCook Hospital planning open house and tours

    The public is invited to an open house and tours of McCook Community Hospital’s new MRI and MRI suite on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 4-6 p.m. MT/5-7 p.m. CT at Community Hospital, 1301 East H Street in McCook. Refreshments will be served in the Community Hos...
  • Harrison, Jack Krueger celebrate their first birthdays

    Harrison Josiah and Jack William Krueger celebrated their first birthdays on Feb. 6, 2009. A party at their home in Omaha was held the following day. The boys had many family members present to help them celebrate with lunch and cake. Harrison and Jack a...
  • Editorial: This week's Wauneta Breeze Shout-outs

    • To Ray Ridlen and Tom Monnahan for serving 45 and 40 years, respectively, on the Palisade Rural Fire Department thus far, and continuing to serve into the future. Your service and leadership is greatly appreciated and admired. • Carl Williams went f...
  • Capitol View: Hoping for the best, planning for the worst

    By Ed Howard Hope for the best, plan for the worst. The Legislature and Gov. Dave Heineman are looking at some worse-case scenarios involving a couple of budget issues.  Note: When you read “budget issues,” think “My money!” The state Supreme Co...
  • WP girls rated seventh, ninth again

    Ratings didn’t change for WP this week. Girls are seventh in the World-Herald and ninth in the Journal-Star....
  • 5th, 6th grade girls second at Dundy Co. youth tourney

    A 5th and 6th grade basketball team from WP, snagged second place in a DC tourney last weekend. The team fell to host DC in the finals. Wauneta will host a youth tourney on Saturday, Feb. 28....
  • PeeWee wrestling team planned

    Rich Wilson will begin wrestling practices for children from preschool up to eighth grade. Practices kick off next Tuesday in the small gym at Wauneta, with preschool thru second grade practicing from 3:30-4:15 p.m. MT/4:30-5:15 p.m. CT and third through ...
  • Legion umpire clinic coming to Imperial in March

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Imperial will host a baseball clinic for umpires on Sunday, March 15. The clinic will be held at Imperial’s Campbell Park on West 7th Street beginning at 1 p.m., and should conclude no later than 4 p.m. Larr...
  • James Roe to take on BRAN again in June

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Local bicycling enthusiast James Roe will be taking part in the 29th annual Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) again this year. Roe said he is looking forward to the event this June, and is seeking  a local ridin...