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  • 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...
  • Wauneta senior citizens to benefit from anonymous donation

    Senior Center Director Myra Large, left, and board member Bert Steinert, address envelopes to Wauneta area residents inviting them to see what the Wauneta Senior Center has to offer. Included with the letters will be coupons for a complimentary meal and b...
  • Year dominated by grains, trains, fuel prices and elections

    This is the Wauneta Breeze’s second part of a three-part look at 2008. Next week the Breeze will conclude with review of 2008’s sporting news and a month-by-month recap of 2008’s weather.   By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It’s likely t...
  • WP school officials announce additional grant funds

           By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Nearly $58,000 in new grant funds have been awarded to the Wauneta-Palisade School District and another $78,631 in grant funds deposited after final documentation was successfully completed, announced Su...
  • Blogging — the high-tech way for families, friends to stay connected

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze When Sara Behrends realized scrapbooking wasn’t going to be her hobby of choice, she was relieved to discover another option.“I hated scrapbooking, but I wanted a way to document my kids’ lives,” she said.Behre...
  • Vette sworn in as county commissioner

    Chuck Vette of Wauneta was sworn in as Chase County's newest commissioner in a small ceremony last Thursday at the Chase County Courthouse. Administering the oath of office is County Clerk Debbie Clark. (Imperial Republican photo)...
  • Vette sworn in as county commissioner

    Chuck Vette of Wauneta was sworn in as Chase County's newest commissioner in a small ceremony last Thursday at the Chase County Courthouse. Administering the oath of office is County Clerk Debbie Clark. (Imperial Republican photo)...
  • Clarification

     In a Dec. 17 article on a Wauneta Village Board meeting, the Wauneta Breeze referred to the Code Red alert system as “similar to a reverse 911 system.”   Reverse 911® is a federally registered trademark owned by PlantCML, and is not to be conf...
  • Letter to the Editor: Reader questions humor of recent Breeze column

    Your new Vrbas piece may be a new face, but his hope for 2009 is surely to be questioned! His hope for the new year is a crass put down for each person mentioned.  His contempt for Bush is surely over the line! Funny? He isn’t! Sincerely, Ann Knickerbo...
  • Capitol View: Who can Nebraskans count on now that Ernie's gone?

    Who will they call?  Former Sen. Ernie Chambers walked out of the Capitol after 26 members of the 2009 Legislature were sworn in. One of them succeeded Chambers, who served a record 38 years in the Unicameral.  During all but a few years, Chambers was...
  • Blogging — the high-tech way for families, friends to stay connected

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze When Sara Behrends realized scrapbooking wasn’t going to be her hobby of choice, she was relieved to discover another option.“I hated scrapbooking, but I wanted a way to document my kids’ lives,” she said.Behre...
  • WP school officials announce additional grant funds

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Nearly $58,000 in new grant funds have been awarded to the Wauneta-Palisade School District and another $78,631 in grant funds deposited after final documentation was successfully completed, announced Superintendent ...
  • Year dominated by grains, trains, fuel prices and elections

    This is the Wauneta Breeze’s second part of a three-part look at 2008. Next week the Breeze will conclude with review of 2008’s sporting news and a month-by-month recap of 2008’s weather.   By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It’s likely t...