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  • Easter egg hunt planned in Wauneta April 11

    Easter is just around the corner, coming up Sunday, April 12. Members of the Wauneta Chamber and Wauneta Women of Today are gearing up for the community’s  annual Easter Egg Hunt, planned for Saturday, April 11, at Heritage of Wauneta.  Details about ...
  • Dinner, open house honor Don and Bonnie Majors anniversary

    Donald Majors and Bonnie Jean Crosson were married Feb. 19, 1949, in Hastings, Neb., by Rev. David Kreitzer at Zion Lutheran Church. Their attendants were Bob Lee (now deceased) and Mary (McConnell) Wilmot. Don and Bonnie celebrated their 60th wedding ann...
  • Letter to the Editor: Fond memories of Wauneta

    I live in southern California and browse the Breeze a couple of times per year.  Your paper is full of appealing articles and reminds me of how nice living in western Nebraska can be. I lived with my family north of Hamlet in the 50’s and remember Wau...
  • Letter to the Editor: America's Gimme Generation

    Our country has gone from the 1940’s “Greatest Generation” to the 1960’s “Me Generation” to the 2000’s “Gimme Generation”! Is that what you want? If you don’t like what is happening to our country from the decisions made by our “illu...
  • Legislative telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, March 24

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   During Sen. Mark Christensen’s phone conference with McCook constituents last week, they expressed an interest in obtaining Nebraska’s electric chair, now that it is no longer in service.  McCook’s re...
  • Capitol View: Breast feeding laws, lethal injection, stimulus funds and the Republican Party

    By Ed Howard  There are only three states that don’t have laws which specify a woman’s right to breast-feed in public. You guessed it, didn’t you? Nebraska is among them. The other two are North Dakota and Idaho.  A legislative committee heard te...
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  • Institute of Ag and Natural Resources unveils ‘Tough Times’ web site

    A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln Web site gathers a wealth of information to help Nebraskans deal with the economic crisis. The Managing in Tough Times site, is from the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and includes materi...
  • Hormel Family Foundation kicks off third annual business plan competition

    The Hormel Family Foundation (www.investmccook.com) has begun accepting submissions for its third annual business plan competition in McCook, Nebraska. The competition, which targets local entrepreneurs and business owners, will take place on June 12 at t...
  • Design important in planting trees and shrubs for windbreak

    Designing an effective windbreak with trees and shrubs is important to meet the goals and purpose of the landowner. Trees are around for a long time so a person wants them to function as intended, said Dennis Adams, forester with the University of Nebrask...
  • Seven Broncos make all-state honorable mention list

    The Bronco boys and girls basketball teams landed seven athletes on the all-state basketball honorable mention lists, published Sunday in the Omaha World-Herald. The girls team landed four athletes on the list, including seniors Blair Dixon, Sheila Riener...
  • Accolades all around for Bronco b-ball coaches and athletes on Gazette list

    Both Bronco basketball coaches were named Coach of the Year for their respective teams when the McCook Daily Gazette released their choices for top area players and coaches. Eight Bronco basketball athletes were given accolades on the list. Dave Kuhlen w...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Cheerleaders gearing up for next year

      By Elizabeth Echols W-P Journalism Class Hey! We’re out to get a V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!  So you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Bronco Cheerleader?  If you are anywhere from eighth grade to eleventh grade, you might have what it takes. These...
  • BRONCO BEAT: FFA Yay!

    By Sheyla Christner W-P Journalism Class On Saturday, February 28, 2009, Mr. Andrews and three FFA members traveled to Eustis-Farnam for a Food Science and Agronomy contest.  There were five schools that competed, they were Creek Valley, Southwest, Eus...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Stretch first at Inter-High Day

    By Renae Gardner W-P Journalism Class   Each year surrounding schools have the opportunity to travel to MPCC in North Platte and to McCook Community College to compete in a variety of subject areas.  Early the morning of March 4 Wauneta-Palisade student...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Speech night a hit and a blast

    By Brett Klima W-P Journalism Class   “Life of a Ranch Hand” by Ayla Rector. “Facebook” by Donna Schluckebier. “Guitar Zeroes” performed by Jenae Bischoff and Joselyn Ramirez.  These are a few of the enjoyable skits the 2008-09 Wauneta...
  • Chi Chapter holds March meeting

    The theme of Chi Chapter’s March meeting was “Learning About the Arts.”  Committee members were Betty Jorgensen, Joy Feeken and Linda Zahl. The program opened with music with the singing of “Beautiful Nebraska.” History teacher Linda Zahl rem...
  • Chase County fourth grader is third in statewide poster contest

      A poster created by Annie Polly placed third in a statewide contest preceding the upcoming severe weather season. Open to fourth graders across the state, the announcement of winners was scheduled a few weeks ahead of Nebraska’s Severe Weather A...
  • Essay contest for third through sixth graders

    Hey Kids!  Are you a resident of Nebraska? Are you in grades 3-6?  Do you enjoy writing?  If you answered ‘yes’, then we have a contest for you!   The Nebraska Beef Council is helping Runza® Restaurants celebrate their 60th anniversary by coord...
  • Alpha Delta Kappa accepting scholarship applications

    Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is accepting applications for their 2009 Scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from Southwest Nebraska who has completed the sophomore year of college in the field of educati...