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  • Breeze's 'Father of the Year' is Dolan Smith

       My Dad is nice. My Dad is fun. He has a great sense of humor and always makes me laugh.  My Dad is different from most Dads. He chose to be my Dad when he didn’t have to be. He didn’t have to take on this responsibility but he did. Even though ...
  • Palisade Pioneer Days: A Festival of Friends

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze  PLEASE NOTE: We are working on a slideshow of photos from this year's Pioneer Days. The slideshow is done, but we're working through getting it posted to the site.   The rainy weather took a break long enough for the cr...
  • Palisade Pioneer Days: A Festival of Friends

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze  PLEASE NOTE: We are working on a slideshow of photos from this year's Pioneer Days. The slideshow is done, but we're working through getting it posted to the site.    The rainy weather took a break long enough for the...
  • Principal Randy Geier steps down from administrative post

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   After three years with the Wauneta-Palisade School District serving as secondary principal and head football coach Randy Geier is stepping down from those positions. He submitted a resignation letter last week, wit...
  • School state-aid down slightly

    By  Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   State-aid to schools information has finally been released. According to the data made available June 1, state aid to Wauneta-Palisade will be less than last year, with 2009-2010 state-aid certified at $844,430 co...
  • Tickets sold locally for Bullriding Challenge benefit Wauneta Chamber

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A rip-roaring new fundraiser for the Chase County Fair is planned in the form of the Chase County Bullriding Challenge, coming up next week. The event, which promises “salty stock and seasoned riders,” is plann...
  • Wauneta businesses adjust as smoking ban goes into effect this week

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta businesses are adjusting to this week’s implementation of a state-wide smoking ban in public buildings, including bars and restaurants. The smoking ban approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Dave ...
  • Dave Ja Vu: To the victor go the spoils — too bad spoils ain’t on the diet

    I like to stay healthy. And to stay healthy, I slam my semi-aged body against a gym floor while people taller than me hammer a baby’s-head-sized ball toward my body and often at my melon. Occasionally, in my pursuit of optimum health, I will race face-f...
  • Eddie Nichols appointed to Chase County Community Hospital Board

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   By a vote of 2-1 at their May 12 meeting, Chase County commissioners acted to remove Larry Carpenter from the board of trustees of the Chase County Community Hospital.  At last week’s meeting, Eddie Nic...
  • More than $4,000 stolen from Good Times Bar

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The Chase County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of over $4,000 in cash and checks from the Good Times Bar in Wauneta last week. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Whitlow, the theft occurred ov...
  • Grain prices reach eight-month highs on rallies

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   With soybeans leading the way, grains have posted significant pricing gains in recent weeks, rebounding to highs not seen since the country’s economic meltdown last fall. On Monday cash soybeans in Palisade climb...
  • Adams Drug and Chase County Community Hospital to partner on Anticoagulation Clinic

    Beginning June 1, Adams Drug and Chase County Community Hospital now provides a new service known as an Anticoagulation Clinic. According to Jamie Hanes, pharmacist at Adams Drug, “The clinic is a service established to monitor and manage the medicatio...
  • Wauneta Breeze and local businesses sponsoring Father’s Day essay contest

    One lucky dad in the Wauneta, Hamlet and Palisade area will receive a number of prizes in a new Father’s Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Wauneta Breeze and area businesses. Anyone whose father is a resident of the Wauneta-Palisade school district or...
  • Cemetery decorations need to be removed by June 18 for mowing

    Village of Wauneta employees will be trimming and mowing at Riverside Cemetery June 18-19. They ask that flowers and decorations be removed around headstones or on the ground prior to June 18. Flowers in holders on headstones will not be disturbed. On ano...
  • Imperial to host one of six district horse shows

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   The Chase County fairgrounds in Imperial will be the site for one of six 4-H district horse shows across the state June 9-17. The show in Imperial is set for Tuesday, June 9, with an 8 a.m. start time. Kimb...
  • SCORE attendance record may be set

    More than 300 students have registered with final registration for all attendees Monday at CCS   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican If the numbers hold, it appears the 2009 SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) will set a new attend...
  • Joel Kerchal, Jessi Barkley

    Jessi Barkley and Joel Kerchal are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Steve and Kim Barkley of Salina, Kan., and Laurie and Kevin Kerchal of Wauneta. After high school graduation, the bride-elect attended Colby ...
  • Jessica Allen, Michael Buecker

    Jaxson and Brock Buecker are happy to announce the engagement of their parents, Jessica Allen and Michael Buecker of Lincoln. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paula Majors of Lincoln and Donn and Karen Allen of Wauneta, and the granddaughter of Don an...
  • Haarberg family reunion held in Imperial

    The 21st annual reunion of the descendants of H. F. and Bertha Haarberg’s 12 children gathered together on Sunday, May 24 in the fellowship hall of the Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial with 70 members present who enjoyed attending services, visiting and...
  • West reunion held in Palisade

    The annual West Reunion was held Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the Legion hall in Palisade. The youngest person attending was Kylee Rowley of Imperial,  oldest was Lois May of Hayes Center and those coming the farthest were Melba and Warren Richter and Scot...