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  • Successful year for area athletes, teams seen in 2008

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze The pages of the Breeze were packed full of good news for sports enthusiasts in 2008. Sporting successes such as local Husker walk-on Taylor Dixon, a runner-up finish in girls state track with one participant, Blair Dix...
  • Village Retreat massage studio is Palisade's newest business

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze When Becka (Baxter) Granillo finished obtaining her massage license in September, the first thing she wanted to do was offer the service to the people of her hometown.“This is home and I wanted people here to experience ...
  • Village Retreat massage studio is Palisade's newest business

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze  When Becka (Baxter) Granillo finished obtaining her massage license in September, the first thing she wanted to do was offer the service to the people of her hometown. “This is home and I wanted people here to experien...
  • Nation pauses for historic inauguration

     As millions of their fellow citizens flooded into Washington D.C. Tuesday for the historic inauguration of Pres. Barack Obama, much of the rest of the country took in the event via television, including students at Wauneta-Palisade Schools. At left, mem...
  • Nation pauses for historic inauguration

    As millions of their fellow citizens flooded into Washington D.C. Tuesday for the historic inauguration of Pres. Barack Obama, much of the rest of the country took in the event via television, including students at Wauneta-Palisade Schools. At left, membe...
  • WATCH: President Barack Obama's inaugural speech

    The following clip is from the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama at the National Mall on Tuesday, courtesy of CSPAN and YouTube.Hulu has a great page devoted to past presidential inaugurations. Check it out: HULU. ...
  • WATCH: President Obama's inauguration speech

                The following clip is from the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama at the National Mall on Tuesday, courtesy of CSPAN and YouTube.Hulu has a great page devoted to past presiden...
  • RPAC girls bracket: WP plays Hayes Center Saturday in Wallace

    The WP girls basketball team will take on the Hayes Center Cardinals in first-round RPAC action Saturday in Wallace.The WP-Hayes Center game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. MT/5 p.m. CT in the Wallace gymnasium.See the bracket below for full details and t...
  • RPAC boys bracket: WP plays Hitchcock County Saturday in Wallace

    The Wauneta-Palisade boys team will take on Hitchcock County in first-round RPAC action this Saturday in Wallace.The boys are slated to take on the Falcons beginning at 5:30 p.m. MT/6:30 p.m. CT in the Wallace gymnasium.See bracket below for details and t...
  • Blog links uploaded

         Links to our local bloggers' pages can now be found under the 'Links' section at the top of the home page or by clicking HERE.     Have fun surfing more than 32 Web sites with local ties. While there, be sure to check out our local business' p...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Technology then and now

    I don’t have to tell any of you how much technology has changed since I was a wee one.  But I’m going to anyway. In typing up for posterity the story about blogging for this week’s paper, I was reminded that technology has indeed come great lengths...
  • Editorial: Obama's inspiring inauguration at hand

    Threescore minus seven years ago, a timid Rosa Parks sat straight as a board in her bus seat, silently refusing the driver’s command to move to “colored section” at the back. It was 1955, a time of segregated water fountains, diners, restrooms and b...
  • Special NRD meeting Tuesday to address transfer guidelines

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Requests by farmers to transfer irrigation allocations over a long distance has forced the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board to take a much closer look at the issue.  Next Tuesday, J...
  • Heidi Wheeler serving southwest Nebraska as emergency response coordinator

    The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) serving Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Perkins and Red Willow counties has hired Heidi Wheeler of Imperial as the new Emergency Response Coordinator.   Wheeler began the transiti...
  • FFVF announces winners of student trip

    Following an oral interview and a written essay, the winners of the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) have been announced. Samantha Westfahl of Chase County Schools (CCS) received an 80 percent FFVF scholarship, while Brea...
  • Weekly Poll Update: Recession or depression?

         Our weekly poll question was a toughie during the past week. It asked our readers which brand of economic turmoil we're experiencing in the US right now.          "Depression or recession: What are we in right now?"     Of the 21 voters...
  • Injuries befall Bronco boys team during last week's 4-0 run

           By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Though the past week of play was wildly successful for the Bronco boys, head coach Dave Kuhlen said it came at a cost. “It was a rough week,” Kuhlen said of last week’s 4-0 effort from the Broncos...
  • Lady Broncos down Falcons, Roughriders after runner-up finish at Cambridge

           By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The 9-2 Lady Bronco basketball team bounced right back after their title-game loss to host school Cambridge in tournament play last week to take big wins over Hitchcock County and Southwest. Coach Roger...
  • Wrestlers dominate for DCS Invitational title

           By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers used numbers to their advantage Saturday, filling all but two weight classes to take the title of the Dundy-County Stratton Invite. The Broncos rocked an ...
  • Biggest fire in years burns hundreds of acres

           By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican       Many of the younger firefighters on the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department hadn’t seen a fire as big as the one last Tuesday that burned 600 acres west of Imperial. The fire, reported abo...