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  • Chase County Community Hospital new home for urologist’s clinic

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   People needing the medical services of a urologist can now look to Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) and Dr. Rick Schmidt.Dr. Schmidt recently relocated his weekly clinic from North Platte to Imperial. ...
  • Chase County Community Hospital new home for urologist’s clinic

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   People needing the medical services of a urologist can now look to Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) and Dr. Rick Schmidt.Dr. Schmidt recently relocated his weekly clinic from North Platte to Imperial. ...
  • Petition circulating to have Chase County Community Hospital board members elected

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   A group of area residents plan to begin circulating a petition during the Chase County Fair this week and beyond, asking that Chase County Community Hospital board members be elected by the public in the future...
  • Sheriff asks: Do you recognize this hat?

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Last week Chase County Sheriff Tim Sutherland announced he was seeking help in trying identify the man that broke into a home in southwest Wauneta in the early morning hours of Monday, July 20. The intruder gained ...
  • Sheriff asks: Do you recognize this hat?

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Last week Chase County Sheriff Tim Sutherland announced he was seeking help in trying identify the man that broke into a home in southwest Wauneta in the early morning hours of Monday, July 20. The intruder gained ac...
  • Wauneta loses landmark B&D building in Thursday morning blaze

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   When Merlin Marquart talks about the fire that destroyed the Wauneta landmark he owned for just under a year, the retired schoolteacher forces himself to fight back tears. “I’ve never had anything like this hap...
  • Wauneta loses landmark B&D building in Thursday morning blaze

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   When Merlin Marquart talks about the fire that destroyed the Wauneta landmark he owned for just under a year, the retired schoolteacher forces himself to fight back tears. “I’ve never had anything like this happe...
  • Medical Clinic now fully paid for thanks to Boyce bequeathal

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Their lives’ journeys included stints in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, Coast Guard service in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during World War II, and successful business careers in North Platte. But in the end, ...
  • Medical Clinic now fully paid for thanks to Boyce bequeathal

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Their lives’ journeys included stints in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, Coast Guard service in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during World War II, and successful business careers in North Platte. But in the end, ho...
  • Area residents reminded to keep doors, windows locked after home break-in reported

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Chase County Sheriff Tim Sutherland is reminding area residents to keep your doors and windows locked, whether you’re home or not, after a break-in was reported in the early morning hours Monday. According to infor...
  • Wauneta’s annual summer celebration begins today

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   With a delayed wheat harvest still underway in the Wauneta area, this year’s annual summer celebration — originally timed to mark the end of wheat harvest — will cut it close. There have been a few past celebra...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Making mere hamburger out of old chuck

    No matter how much I annoy folks my own age, my number one fan is always there to cheer me on and boost my ego to unfathomable heights. My son, Jack, is enamored with his dad. The other day I overheard him inform my own grandma that I am indeed ‘awesom...
  • Wauneta, Palisade businesses featured in statewide magazine

    Wauneta Roller Mills and Palisade businesses the Pioneer Cafe and the Bargain Center are all featured in the July/August 2009 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine. In the two-page article, entitled “On the Road from Imperial to Culbertson” writer and phot...
  • Conditional use permit for in-home tattoo business gets Village’s okay

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Local zoning ordinances will not prevent a Wauneta man from running a tattooing business from his home. Last week members of the Wauneta Village Board voted 3-1 to approve a conditional use permit for Chris Hansen t...
  • Hayes County Fair kicks off Monday for week of fun

    A week of 4-H fun — and work — lays ahead for Hayes County youngsters. The Hayes County Fair kicks off Monday, July 27, with daily events the rest of the week. Among the highlights: Tuesday’s horse show, Wednesday’s livestock judging contests, Thu...
  • Pickup destroyed in North Divide fire Tuesday

    A pickup belonging to the DeWayne Fanning family was destroyed Tuesday afternoon after its overheated engine caught fire.  DeWayne’s son, Norm, was driving the older model pickup up Widger Hill pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with a tractor when the...
  • DeHart earns Top Hand honors in Wyoming

    Wauneta native Jim DeHart, now of Albany County, Wyoming, recently received honors as Albany County’s top ranch hand. According to the Laramie Boomerang newspaper, the Albany County Farm Bureau awarded DeHart with its Top Ranch Hand of Albany County ...
  • This is Wauneta’s weekend to extol the bounty of the harvest

    Usually by the time July’s final full weekend rolls around, bringing with it our annual hoo-rah of pageanty and revelry, the wheat has all been brought in for storage, leaving farmers with a brief — and well-deserved — break from hauling in the gra...
  • Life Lessons: School days on a Nebraska prairie, part two

    Editor’s note: Wauneta native Rita Miller Manlove of Mesa, Ariz., shares online messages with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren through a blog dubbed Grandma Rita’s Ramblings. She often writes of her memories of growing up on the far...
  • Capitol View: Crime doesn’t pay, but it certainly costs

    Considering the hundreds of billions of dollars that some Wall Street hustlers have made, and kept, it isn’t entirely accurate these days to assert the old admonition that “crime doesn’t pay.” Regardless of whether crime pays, or for whom, it m...