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  • Creepy crawlers and monsters ready to scare the public

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The annual Haunted House in Imperial, sponsored by the Imperial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Pat Hammel, will be open for spooky business this weekend. This year the event will be held in the city gym....
  • Nov. 10 workshop designed for those giving presentations

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A dynamic workshop will be held in Imperial Tuesday, Nov. 10, that is geared to develop the skills of individuals who will be giving presentations. The SCORE workshop will be a great learning tool for anyone w...
  • Upcoming holiday concert in Hayes Center a thank-you from SWPPD

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A free holiday concert next month in Hayes Center is the first of what is hoped to be an annual holiday event in the area sponsored by Southwest Public Power District (SWPPD). The event, “Give Thanks—H...
  • Deputy completes reactivation training

    Chase County Deputy Vince Lopez has successfully completed the reactivation process that brings his Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification current. According to Title 79, Chapter 4, officers who have been out of law enforcement for two or more years mu...
  • Newspaper planning special recognition of those in military service

    Veterans Day will be observed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and The Wauneta Breeze and The Imperial Republican will recognize servicemen and women with ties to this area in their Nov. 5 editions.  All families who have a relative with a connection to this are...
  • Harchelroads plan to rebuild Imperial facility

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Sid Harchelroad planned for contingencies while his new shop was being built for Harchelroad Motors. But Harchelroad said he never had any contingencies for what happened early Saturday morning.  Harchelr...
  • Cause of Harchelroad Motors fire in Imperial still undetermined

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Emotions were still running strong Tuesday as owner Sid Harchelroad talked about the early Saturday morning fire that destroyed the Harchelroad Motors building in Imperial. “There have been a lot better days...
  • Mass illness forces 5-day break at WP

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   It was a very short week at Wauneta-Palisade Schools last week, thanks to a variety of illnesses forcing the school to shut down after the end of the day on Tuesday and remain closed through Friday. With 45-plus s...
  • School district at risk of losing $220,000 in state aid

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   With $220,000 hanging in the balance, Wauneta-Palisade board members voted unanimously during last Thursday’s emergency special session to reiterate the wording on the designation of grades offered at each attenda...
  • St. John’s Catholic church celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘new’ church building

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Dating back to 1959, when construction was completed, St. John’s Catholic Church in Wauneta has been a Highway 6 landmark of modern architecture for 50 years. Sunday afternoon parishioners and guests from across ...
  • Craig Kitt to perform in McCook’s ‘Sounds of Thanksgiving’ next month

    Sounds of Thanksgiving will resonate through the historic Fox Theatre in McCook when an accomplished pianist from East Hampton, N.Y. returns to his Southwest Nebraska roots to present a celebration concert. Craig Kitt, who began his musical career as a...
  • Dave Ja Vu: A sneezeful, queasy feeling

    People, I’m just going to level with you here — I feel like I’ve been taking a handful of crazy pills every morning for about six months now. The diseases circulating throughout the world lately have me on edge, washing my hands every five minute...
  • Capitol View: No time is a good time for legislative special session

    There is no question about the importance of the upcoming special session of the Legislature and the budget cutting decisions it will yield.  The annoying thing is that it will be a distraction for those who would rather dedicate themselves to other...
  • Republican River dispute: Problems noted with the water model

    This is a summary of another of the nine problems we found with the computer simulation (the Model) that is used to determine if Nebraska is in compliance with the Compact with Kansas.    Problem No.6—Base Flow Percentage Exaggerated  Base flow...
  • Accident near Paoli claims life of Enders man

    Carl Bartels, 44, of Enders, Neb., died in a two-vehicle accident 2 miles southwest of Paoli, Colo., on Sunday, Oct. 18. Bartels was traveling west on County Road 22 when his 1993 Chevrolet S-10 struck Richelle Chappell, 26, of Wray, Colo., who was tra...
  • Callaway ekes out 4-point win over Broncos

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade Football Coach Roger Lauhead noted last week that the Callaway Bears defense was one of the best in the district. That aspect of the game proved decisive Friday night with the Callaway defense capi...
  • Bronco jayvees gain valuable experience with three starters missing at RPAC tourney

    With three starters — Sheyla Christner, Katie Flaig and Shelby Hamilton — gone from the first round of RPAC tourney competition due to illness, the Bronco volleyball team didn’t get the kind of rematch it wanted against Dundy County-Stratton on Mond...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Verdict still out on first mock trial

    By Luke McCrumb WP Bronco Beat   The verdict: Undecided.  On Wednesday the 7th of October the junior English class held a “mock trial” based on a modernization of the story, “The Crucible.” The story itself is about the witch trials of 169...
  • BRONCO BEAT: FBLA — Simply the best!

    By Ayla Rector WP Bronco Beat   Tuesday morning the Wauneta-Palisade FBLA officers headed to the Fall Leadership Conference in Kearney. The officers attended several meetings that would help the current officers become better informed for their jobs....
  • BRONCO BEAT: Opportunities abound at WP

    By Katey McGraw WP Bronco Beat   The school is busting with college opportunities this year. We are receiving three classes and sending one in the distance learning room. There are also three online classes that students are a part of this year. All ...