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  • Heritage of Wauneta announces National Nursing Home Week May 10 – 16

    In 2009 the focus of Nursing Home Week is on “nurturing,” with the theme of Nurturing a Love that Lasts. Nurturing, or being nurtured, is an essence of life not often thought about in the context of a nursing home, yet the ability to nurture and sust...
  • ‘Tiny Trotters’ joining other animals at SCORE this summer

    “Branden,” “Cowboy” and “Reba,” all miniature horses will join the many animals coming to S.C.O.R.E. this summer.  Students in grades three and four will be the first to greet the horses on Tuesday, June 16, at Cox’s Ponds, and June 17, t...
  • Sharing With Wauneta: Salad, dessert recipes to share. . .

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta  How about sharing your salad and dessert recipes??   Darleen’s Raspberry Pretzel Salad Darleen Lines 1-6 oz. pkg. raspberry gelatin 2-10 oz. pkgs. frozen raspberries 1-4 oz. pkg. cream cheese 1/4 c. powdered sugar 1/2 s...
  • May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month, a great time to bring attention to the issues that affect older adults and create community-wide opportunities to help older Americans improve their quality of life. This year’s theme is “Living Today for a Better Tomorr...
  • Trees need their own communities to thrive

    “When we look at a tree, we’re looking at one member of a living community that ecologically, conceptually and physically cannot be separated from that community,” said Jack Phillips, consulting arborist, at a recent tree school. A tree is an ener...
  • Parents Forever classes offered in McCook June 3

    Parents Forever is an educational program for all parents who are involved in divorce, custody modification, or who never married but are seeking custody.  This program helps parents understand the impact of the divorce on their children and provide co...
  • Republican River Riparian Partnership Conference to be held in Oberlin, Kansas

    Republican River Riparian Restoration Partnership will be hosting a conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 9:30 a.m., at the Gateway Building in Oberlin, Kan.   The Republican River Riparian Partnership (RRRRP) is dedicated to education and demonstrations...
  • May REAP office hours in McCook

      Dena Beck, central and southwest Nebraska Business Specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project will hold office hours in McCook on May 29.  Hours will be 10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. McCook Economic Development...
  • Looking Back * May 7, 2009

    10 years ago this week May 6, 1999 Jackie Engel and Jessica Long were awarded the top FFA chapter degrees at the annual FFA banquet held last Thursday. Engel was awarded the Star Chapter Degree and Long was presented the Star Greenhand award as the chapt...
  • Looking Back * May 14, 2009

    10 years ago this week May 13, 1999 Edna Christensen went to Lexington where she met her son, Alvin, who gave her a tour of the 13 schools he serves as Dawson County superintendent. Joyce Christensen joined them in Sumner and they went to Battle Creek an...
  • Time to paint the town

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Spring is an optimal time for tackling building repair and maintenance projects. The Wauneta Chamber would like to see Chamber businesses “Put on a Fresh Face” this spring with a new coat of paint where needed. ...
  • Extension Office moving to former NRD Building

     By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   As of the first of June, the Chase County Extension Office will be in new headquarters in Imperial. At their April 14 meeting, the Chase County Commissioners signed a contract that will lease the former NRD ...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Pages from my personal dictionary

    My vocabulary differs from yours because I tend to invent words instead of using all those tired, worn-out dictionary-published real words. Here’s an excerpt from my dictionary. adorkable (uh•dork•uh•b’l) A compound adjective used to describ...
  • Letter to the Editor: Shout-outs

    This week the Breeze has a fresh batch of shout-outs, thanks to local reader Dorothy Gauger of Wauneta. Thanks, Dorothy, for taking the time to pass along kudos. We hope other Breeze readers will follow her cue and send along some shout-outs of their ow...
  • Solution found for returning unconstitutional NRD taxes

    Credit will be issued on next year’s tax statement By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Taxpayers in the three Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) will see a credit on their taxes next year for the collection of a special NRD...
  • Stimulus funds will help refurbish Enders Dam outlet

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The Bureau of Reclamation will receive stimulus funds to refurbish the outlet tube at Enders Dam.  The Department of Interior, of which the Bureau is part of, will receive $1 billion in stimulus funds to ...
  • Spring events fill school, community calendar

    A flurry of end-of-the year school activities and other spring events around the area have the April and May calendar filling up quickly. Events coming up during the next few weeks: Friday, May 1, deadline to submit nominations for the Ak-Sar-Ben Pionee...
  • Katarina Hartzer named Denver Children’s Hospital Ambassador

    Katarina Hartzer, daughter of Phillip and Lorretta Hartzer of Colorado Springs, Colo., both with ties to southwest Nebraska, has been named one of the seven new 2009 Ambassadors for Children’s Hospital in Denver.  Kat, 14, is representing the Children...
  • WP Elementary Field Day coming up Tuesday

    Wauneta-Palisade Elementary Field Day is coming up next week on Tuesday, May 5, with the Wauneta Chamber serving noon concessions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT/noon to 2 p.m. CT. Chamber members who can volunteer to help or donate cookie bars are asked to co...
  • Chris Manker, Emily Jackson

    Emily Jackson, formerly of Maryville, Mo., and Chris Manker, formerly of Wauneta, Neb., both now of Gardner, Kan., announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Beth and Jim Zech of Maryville, Mo., and the late Rodney Jackson...