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  • Wauneta man warns others about challenges of summoning help to deal with out-of-state crisis

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The world is more interconnected today than ever before, with telephones, cell phones, faxes and the Internet putting most information just a fingertip away. But in a time of crisis, getting in touch with those who c...
  • Household hazardous waste collection in March

    Household hazardous waste collection sites will be in operation two Saturdays later this month, March 14 and March 21, at several locations in southwest Nebraska including Wauneta on March 14 and Palisade on March 21. The schedule for March 14: • Grant ...
  • Treasure “At The End of the Rainbow”

    Find your pot of gold “At The End of the Rainbow” on Saturday, March 21. The Wallace Christian Women’s Club invites everyone to join them “At The End of the Rainbow” at the Wallace Community Hall beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT.  Tickets are availab...
  • Chad Lucas, Mary Bear wed

    Mary Bear and Chad Lucas were married on Nov. 15, 2008, at the United Methodist Church in Brewster.  Pastor Dorine Chambers officiated the double ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Parents of the couple are Lyman and Dorothy Bear of Brewster and Dennis and Charl...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Home is...

    By Nola Straub of WaunetaHome is where you can be silent and still be heard. Where you ask and find out who you are. Where people laugh with you about yourself. Where sorrow is divided and joy multiplied. Where we share, love and grow in a hometown like W...
  • Workshops planned for youth leaders

    A series of six workshops in March and April will provide inspiration and ideas for 4-H leaders and others working with youth, said Extension Educator Shane Potter. “Spring Heart and Hands” will provide participants with hands-on activities they can t...
  • New herbicides add to crop producers’ flexibility

    “It’s actually a pretty interesting time to be in weed science right now,” said Extension Weed Science Educator Lowell Sandell. “New active ingredients and herbicides will provide more tools for crop producers.” For corn, some new preemergents i...
  • FFA Award to honor memory of Curtis native killed in Omaha mall shooting

    The Nebraska FFA Foundation will honor  the legacy of Curtis native Gary Scharf with the newly established “Helping Hand Award” which will recognize exemplary citizenship. The genuine kindness of Gary Scharf is imprinted on all those who knew him and...
  • World-Herald moves Broncos up the ratings

    The Omaha World-Herald, in their capsule view of the state basketball tournament, has moved the Bronco girls up from their usual seventh-place spot to fifth among Class D-1 schools. The ratings from top to bottom, according to the OWH sports department ar...
  • Other area girls teams will make the trip to Lincoln

    Although Maywood fell out of contention for a run at the state tournament during subs, two other RPAC schools will send their girls teams to the state tourney this year. Cambridge takes a wildcard spot in Class C-2 after falling to North Platte St. Pat’...
  • Schools, parents encouraged to host Spring Walk to School Day events

    Parents, educators and community leaders are encouraged to celebrate Nebraska’s 2009 Spring Walk to School Day by organizing an event in their community where school children can meet to walk together along safe routes. The statewide Spring Walk to Sc...
  • Girls’ high school basketball finals to be telecast on NET Television

    There will be cheerleaders, pep bands and certainly the fans.  But nothing spells school pride and competition more than when the ball meets the hardwood in the state high school basketball championships. The best girls’ basketball teams in Nebraska...
  • Legislature’s priority bills provoke ‘extremely interesting debate’

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   In addition to giving Governor Dave Heineman’s LB 681 his priority designation this week, State Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial discussed several upcoming bills during his weekly conference call to southwest ...
  • Editorial: This week's shout-outs

    Several big shout-outs go out this week to our readers in Breezeland. Here goes — • To the Bloodmobile volunteers and blood donors who make sure that a precious lifeline is there when we need it. Don’t forget, the Bloodmobile is in Wauneta today (Th...
  • Tuition law briefly revisited

    By Ed Howard  It was a little surprising when Gov. Dave Heineman ducked questions about a move to repeal a law that allows some illegal aliens to qualify for in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont cau...
  • Caring for Children Conference set for March 21

    The annual Caring for Children Conference will be held on Saturday, March 21. The conference, which is sponsored by the High Plains Early Childhood Professional Development Partnership, is set for McCook Community College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT. The...
  • Wind Ensemble to begin Spring Tour

    The University Wind Ensemble of Concordia University, Seward, Neb., will give 15 performances in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri between March 6 and 15. Five high schools have been invited to perform with the Wind Ensemble during the tour, providin...
  • NPCC Music Department to present concert Thursday, March 5

    The North Platte Community College Music Department will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 5, at the McDonald-Belton Theater on the South Campus of the college. The concert will feature the college choir and jazz band. The choir will ...
  • Looking Back * March 5, 2009

    10 years ago this week March 4, 1999 Ruby Jones observed her 90th birthday, spending nine decades in Nebraska. She was born in Chase County. After graduation, she became interested in hair styling, learning from a lady in Kearney. She married Clarence ...
  • Young Broncs take to the court for WP youth b-ball tourney

    Wauneta was the destination for youth basketball players and fans last Saturday, as teams from Imperial, Hayes Center, Dundy County-Stratton, Medicine Valley and McCook descended upon the Wauneta gym for some hardcore hardcourt action.         ...