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  • Pet owners warned to vaccinate pets with presence of rabies confirmed in the area

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Pet owners are being warmed to make sure their pets’ rabies vaccinations are up to date after a skunk in rural Chase County tested positive for rabies. The test was submitted to the Kansas State University College ...
  • Pawnee and Arikaree Street projects released for bidding

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The bid letting process has begun, and if a satisfactory bid is received street project work will begin this summer on sections of Pawnee and South Arikaree. Greg Wolford of W Design in McCook, who serves as the Vill...
  • Man killed in rollover accident on Old Highway 6

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday night when the 2000 Ford Expedition he was driving rolled on Old Highway 6 less than a mile north of Wauneta. A male passenger in the vehicle received only minor injuries and walke...
  • Plans finalized for Alumni Banquet, Memorial Day

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze Scores of Wauneta High School and Wauneta-Palisade alums will be “dressing to the nines” Saturday as the honored classes prepare for WP’s annual Alumni Banquet. This year’s honored classes are those ending in “9...
  • California couple smitten with the small town ‘halfway between here and there’

    Earlier this month, my wife and I made a visit to Wauneta, Nebraska, to see our family. We spent almost two weeks with my niece, Robin Hanna, her husband, Mike, and their son, Garrett, on the Hanna Ranch.  Four years ago, we made our first trip to Waunet...
  • Vote for your favorite nurse

    If you have a favorite nurse at either Chase County Community Hospital or Chase County Clinics in Imperial or Wauneta, you might consider nominating them for the Favorite Nurse program being sponsored by KOGA Radio.   All listeners are invited to vote fo...
  • Capitol View: Locking 'em up is costly

    The penal philosophy which holds that it’s a good idea to lock up more bad actors, and for longer stretches, is no longer the most popular battle cry in state legislatures nationwide. Most states adopted some version ofthat approach in the 80s, and it...
  • Barbed wire creations on display at museum Sunday

    A friendship that has developed between John and Joan Osler of Imperial and Ernie Poe of Sharon Springs, Kan., will benefit Chase County Museum patrons this weekend. Poe will be the guest exhibitor on Sunday afternoon, when several of his  barbed wire cr...
  • State track capsules

                 Blair Dixon Senior 4th state meet appearance  Events:  100 meter dash 200 meter dash 400 meter run  100 meter hurdles  100 meter dash Heat 1, Lane 4 Prelims Friday:  4:05 p.m. MT/5:05 p.m. CT Finals Saturday:  11:30 a.m. ...
  • Annette Long, Kip and Terry Engell named Boosters of the Year at WP Athletic Banquet

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze The past year’s athletic achievements at Wauneta-Palisade were celebrated during the school’s annual Athletic Banquet Friday night.Senior athletes, in particular, were lauded by their coaches, with coaches’ comments m...
  • Annette Long, Kip and Terry Engell named Boosters of the Year at WP Athletic Banquet

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The past year’s athletic achievements at Wauneta-Palisade were celebrated during the school’s annual Athletic Banquet Friday night. Senior athletes, in particular, were lauded by their coaches, with coaches’ co...
  • 3 advance to Omaha, and 3 were so darn close

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Three Broncos are packing their bags for Omaha this week, having earned their spots in the state track meet last Wednesday at Benkelman.Seniors Blair Dixon and Cody Fanning will be joined by sophomore Shelby Hamilton at Om...
  • 3 advance to Omaha, and 3 were so darn close

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Three Broncos are packing their bags for Omaha this week, having earned their spots in the state track meet last Wednesday at Benkelman. Seniors Blair Dixon and Cody Fanning will be joined by sophomore Shelby Hamilt...
  • Spring: A time for music

    Kiersten Erickson, center, gives a shy grin to her sister and parents in the crowd while the rest of the first and second grade group sings about the box before them during the elementary music concert last Monday. The Breeze will showcase more photos fro...
  • Spring: A time for music

    Kiersten Erickson, center, gives a shy grin to her sister and parents in the crowd while the rest of the first and second grade group sings about the box before them during the elementary music concert last Monday. The Breeze will showcase more photos fro...
  • Planting for the future

    Community members and school kids joined together last week to celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony at the park in Wauneta.Top photo, kindergarten thru third grade youngster sing “This Land is your Land,” prior to helping plant a pair of ...
  • Planting for the future

    Community members and school kids joined together last week to celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony at the park in Wauneta.Top photo, kindergarten thru third grade youngster sing “This Land is your Land,” prior to helping plant a pair of ...
  • Dave Ja Vu: More 'cracker' than a Chicken in a Biscuit

    I’m going to share a secret with you, and it’s anything but well-kept. I, Dave Vrbas, am pigmentally challenged. Lacking color. Tanless. Pasty. Pale. Albino. Cracker-tastic. Whitey Ford. Simply put: I’m whiter than the paper on which these words are...
  • 20-year squad member Lana Skelton honored during EMS Week

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A dedicated crew six-members strong is ready to roll when their pagers notify them there’s a medical emergency. Among those six members of the Wauneta Emergency Medical Service squad is Lana Skelton, the veteran of th...
  • School board approves base pay increase

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Base pay for entry level teachers at Wauneta-Palisade was increased by $200 to $27,200 for the coming school year. The WP school board approved the salary agreement proposed by negotiating agents for the board and t...