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  • Dave Ja Vu: Things I need to say or my head will explode

    This collection of thoughts promises to be so random, it’ll make Linda Blair insanely jealous how fast your head’s gonna be spinning when you’re done. Hold on fast and tight, because that’s exactly how the ride’s gonna be.   On Deathbed, the ...
  • Bronco spikers drop four straight matches

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Bronco volleyball team hit a skid during the past week of play, dropping their last four matches after jumping out 4-0 at the beginning of the season. Losing two matches at the Hitchcock County Tourney, one to H...
  • Chase County Hospital district formation to be on spring ballot

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Enough signatures were gathered on a recent petition to put the issue of forming a hospital district on the spring election ballot in Chase County. County Clerk Debbie Clark said last week that she verified 373 va...
  • Republican Basin farmers urged to begin lobbying for their own cause

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Three natural resources district (NRD) managers lobbying state senators in Lincoln on compact compliance issues just isn’t enough. That’s what Upper Republican NRD Manager Jasper Fanning told a crowd of ...
  • Irrigation shutdowns near rivers a last resort

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Rand Levy’s entire farming operation rests in the Champion Valley, not far from the Frenchman River. If strict water-short year regulations proposed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) go into effe...
  • WP preschool is 26 strong

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   There’s a brief flurry of structured chaos four times a week in the hallway outside of the preschool room at the Palisade Attendance Center. As the morning session wraps up and the 10 younger students collect thei...
  • Junior high spikers win first outing

    The Wauneta-Palisade junior high girls won both the varsity and jayvee games at home last Monday against the Maywood Tigers. In the varsity game, the Broncos took a 25-20, 25-15 win to go 1-0 at the start of the season. Brianna Einspahr and Sydnee Harc...
  • WP netters tripped up in tourney play after opening season with 4-0 run

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze After notching four straight wins in one week, fatigue caught up with the Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team over the weekend as they faltered in tournament play at the Hitchcock County Invite. First they were upended by H...
  • Friendship between Methodist minister, Buddhist priest brings balance

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   During the course of their 30-plus-year friendship, the personal, professional and spiritual lives of Rev. Judy Dye of Wauneta and Rev. Kyoki Roberts of Pennsylvania have mirrored one another. Dye, pastor of the Unit...
  • NRD votes to continue collecting occupation tax for 2009-10 tax year

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Owners of irrigated land in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will be obligated to pay a $4 per-irrigated-acre occupation tax for the 2009-2010 tax year. This marks the third year the d...
  • Village of Wauneta 2009-10 budget set at $2.65 million

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Budget numbers for the coming fiscal year for the Village of Wauneta include provisions for capital improvements to address the presence of arsenic in the municipal water supply as well as to allow flow-through spend...
  • Nutrient management specialist hired at UNL center

    Sept. 1, 2009, Tim Shaver became nutrient management specialist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln West Central Research and Extension Center. Attracted to UNL by the continuing research emphasis on cropping with limited water, Shaver said he wants ...
  • New UNL worksheet evaluates irrigation efficiency

    University of Nebraska–Lincoln engineers have developed an online spreadsheet to help irrigators evaluate their pumping plant efficiency, said a UNL irrigation specialist at a recent extension workshop. Using this new tool, developed by Tom Dorn, Lanca...
  • Cattle price volatility will continue, says economist

    Cattle market volatility and big price variations are still with us, Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center Director said recently at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House. “We’re really in the wors...
  • Cover crops in no-till, hedge against drought

    Not only can cover crops planted in no-till fields fix nitrogen in the short term, they can also reduce soil erosion and mitigate the effects of drought in the long term, said a Natural Resource Conservation Service agronomist at a recent extension to-til...
  • Proposed water-short year policy dangerous for Republican Basin

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Imagine, that as an irrigator, you could be told that you couldn’t irrigate your ground next year. Frightening thought—even if you’re not a farmer who depends on irrigation for his livelihood. For farmers w...
  • Broncs pull out win with last second TD pass

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   In the waning seconds the pressure was on Bronco sophomore Reese West. The 16-year-old shifted positions in the third quarter of the Broncos’ match-up against Cheylin to take over quarterback duties after a rib inju...
  • WP volleyball team opens season at 2-0

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Michelle Harchelroad’s Bronco volleyball teams opened their seasons on the right note, winning their first two games. The varsity took a four-game match from Haxtun in the season opener here Thursday and then s...
  • Winter weather blasts early fall records across Nebraska

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   An early blast of winter weather — arriving within weeks of the official end of summer — toppled 100-year-old records as temperatures plunged and snow flew across the region this weekend. In the Wauneta area, icy...
  • Winter weather blasts early fall records across Nebraska

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   An early blast of winter weather — arriving within weeks of the official end of summer — toppled 100-year-old records as temperatures plunged and snow flew across the region this weekend. In the Wauneta area, i...