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  • Caid Doetker earns championship buckle at Chase County Fair steer riding event

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   A Wauneta youth, Caid Doetker, claimed the championship buckle during last Wednesday’s steer riding contest at the Chase County Fair. Competing in the 8-9 year age group, Doetker rode his temperamental steer a tot...
  • Mutton bustin' — a fair fave

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Youngsters put their best sheep riding on display during the Chase County Fair’s mutton busting competition on Wednesday afternoon, six of them leaving the event with towering trophies in hand. In the five-year-ol...
  • Chase County Fair Pedal Tractor Pull results

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   You didn’t have to be a farmer to ride a tractor at the Chase County Fair last Friday. A total of 135 children, ages four to 12, pushed the pedal to the concrete during the pedal tractor pull. Dressed in any...
  • Stock dogs perform despite fair’s heat

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Fourteen dogs worked hard despite the heat at the Chase County Fair last week as they competed in the stock dog trials. It was the second year for the event, started last year at the fair following several req...
  • Brandt wins hospital’s ‘Images of Nebraska’ photo contest

    The first annual “Images of Nebraska” photo contest sponsored by the Chase County Hospital Foundation was considered a successful event, according to Randy Vlasin, director of the Foundation. “We received 124 photos from 31 photographers. We were p...
  • Wauneta, Hayes Center crews aid Palisade at wildfire

    The Palisade Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad had to call in some reinforcement last Thursday, as a grass fire stoked by wind burned out of control a couple miles east of town, just northwest of the home of Bob and Alma Romine. The Hayes Center Fire Depa...
  • Early September best to treat perennial weeds

    A University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist recommends treating perennial weeds in early fall to take advantage of winter weather. “One reason for spraying weeds around September 1 is that the herbicide weakens them and the winter can finish them off...
  • Body condition key to healthy horse rations

    “Feed all the hay your horse will eat,” said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln educator, “but recognize that may not meet all the animal’s needs.” Monte Stauffer, extension educator in Douglas and Sarpy counties, compared grass and legume hay...
  • A century of safeguarding the town

    This week we send a big Shout-Out to some folks long gone — those former Wauneta residents who banded together to form the Wauneta Fire Company a century ago. The thanks of our present era is passed to those 14 men who had the foresight to kick start Wa...
  • Deathbed: A twisted fictional account of one man's rude awakening — Chapter Two

    “Deathbed” is a serial fiction novel by associate editor Dave Vrbas. Chapters of the story will be included in the Breeze over the next several weeks for our readers’ entertainment. Chapter Two: Aloof By Dave Vrbas Now seems as good a time as ...
  • New principal meets with Wauneta-Palisade board

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Principal-elect Troy Holmberg sat down at the table with the Wauneta-Palisade school board on Monday evening to see what it felt like to occupy one of the seats at a regular meeting. “This feels good. Really good,...
  • Deathbed: A twisted fictional account of one man's rude awakening — Chapter One

    This week marks the beginning of “Deathbed” a serial novel by Dave Vrbas, chapters of which will be included in the Breeze over the next several weeks for our readers’ entertainment. Chapter One: Gut Check By Dave Vrbas “Punch him in the groin,...
  • What the owner-occupied housing rehab grant could mean to Wauneta

    It will likely be a couple of months before Wauneta finds out if the town will be awarded an owner-occupied housing rehabilitation grant. If those funds do come through, low-income home-owners living in Wauneta need to be aware of the potential benefits a...
  • 2009 Make It With Wool contest

    The object of the contest is to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabric and yarn. To encourage personal creations in sewing, knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving of wool fabric, yarn and to recognize creative skills. In January 2009 at th...
  • Cool, wet summer good for grazing livestock

    This year, we’ve had very good rain and cool temperatures so grasses are maturing a little more slowly than usual, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. That’s good for grazing livestock. Pasture grasses can be divided into cool-season ...
  • New UNL research geared to increase profitability

    Three new University of Nebraska–Lincoln research projects underway at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory near Whitman seek to reduce feed cost while maintaining benefits, said a UNL specialist. The offspring of cattle fed a protein supplement during ...
  • Tommy’s to host horseshoe contest this Sunday

    Get ready to celebrate Labor Day with some ringers at Tommy’s Sports Club’s Labor Day Horseshoe Tournament this Sunday. Check-in time is set for 1:30 p.m. MT/2:30 p.m CT in the beer garden and tourney action will start at 2 p.m. MT/3 p.m. CT. Registra...
  • Homecoming set for Oct. 16

    Wauneta-Palisade will welcome back its alumni during the Callaway football game scheduled for October 16. That evening’s festivities will showcase a battle between the Broncos and the Bears, followed by the coronation of the king and queen.    ...
  • Jayvee pigskin season called off

    WP has cancelled its jayvee football schedule due to low numbers out for football this season and the risk of injury to those players needed for the varsity games....
  • Bronco football team ready to take to the field Friday night

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It’s been a while since Roger Lauhead has been at the helm of a high school football team — a couple of decades have passed since he was the one calling the shots for the Broncs. But in the meantime he has served...