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  • Spikers split wins at home triangular, finish EF off in five

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Bronco spikers boosted their regular season record to 9-8 in the past week of play, going 1-1 at their home triangular with Maywood and Dundy County-Stratton, then heading off for Farnam where they took a road game w...
  • New principal heading to WP

      Wauneta-Palisade School Board President Jon Anderjaska announced Tuesday night that the school’s new secondary principal will be assuming duties here soon. The Columbus school board voted Tuesday to release Troy Holmberg from his teaching contract ...
  • Co-op Oil continues on solid financial course

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Despite turmoil in the national economy, it was another stable year for the Wauneta Co-op Oil Company with locations in Wauneta and Palisade. In the fiscal year ending in April, gross sales in 2009 topped $5.12 milli...
  • Fall harvest at hand

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Rapidly maturing row crops have farmers anxious to get the combines rolling while still scrambling to get next year’s wheat in the ground before fall harvest begins. Potato harvest is underway north of Wauneta and ...
  • H1N1 virus confirmed in Wauneta

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The H1N1 virus has officially hit the area. With two confirmed cases of influenza A subtype H1N1 reported in Wauneta within the past week — resulting from lab tests on a 22-year-old man and 6-year-old boy from the...
  • Jack Maddux to be honored with National Golden Spur Award

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   You will soon be able to add the National Golden Spur Award to the long list of honors and accolades earned by Wauneta’s Jack Maddux. Later this month Maddux will become the 32nd honoree to receive this prestigious...
  • Scott Benson, Annastashia Malcolm to wed in June

    R.D. and Nancy Malcolm of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., and Mark and Tami Benson of Sioux City, Iowa, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Annastashia Marie Malcolm and Scott Alan Benson. Malcolm is a 2004 graduate of Pine Bluffs High School in...
  • Something has to get done with the health care crisis

    Whether we are conservatives, liberals, or any point in between, one thing is a certainty: the under-insured will cost Americans $100 billion this year alone. That’s a trillion dollars a decade without even factoring in growth or inflation. The issue ...
  • Oil must go the way of salt

    History teaches us that salt and the control of it was a major source of power over people and nations because it was the only way to preserve food and thus life. With the invention of refrigeration that power to control went away. When renewable energy ...
  • Dave Ja Vu: An Open Letter To Ryan Seacrest

    To: Ryan Seacrest From: A self-respecting gentleman Re: Your lack of shame   Dear Ryan, How in the H-E-Double-Juliana Rancic’s do you keep a straight face? I was up late last night catching up with my good friend, The Vrbas Family DVR, when I cam...
  • Broncos back in action Thursday after straight-set loss to Falcons

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Bronco volleyball team will be back in action this week after a nine-day break in regular season play. Coach Michelle Harchelroad had been talking about the need to hone her squad’s hitting technique and passi...
  • Broncos suffer big loss at hands of Elwood Pirates

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   If it could wrong it did for the Wauneta-Palisade football team in their gridiron battle against Elwood Friday night. Fumbles, penalties, missed blocks and tackles, an interception, and a blocked punt compounded by i...
  • Cancer support group forming in Imperial

    Area residents are invited to an organizational meeting of a family cancer support group at 3 p.m. (MT) on Sunday, Oct. 11, in the fellowship hall of the Imperial United Methodist Church, 420 Holland Street, in Imperial. The meeting is co-sponsored by th...
  • Large crowd participates in Cancer Walk

    The “Moving Forward With Hope—ALL Cancer Walk,” sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital on Saturday, drew a crowd of people and touched on many emotions. It was a day of hope and rememberance for most of those involved. The past three years th...
  • Deathbed: A twisted fictional account of one man's rude awakening — Chapter Six

    Cheri's Visit Good Lord, I thought, could all of this really have taken place since yesterday when I went to work and noticed an appointment with Martin Graybill on the schedule? I had gone to work yesterday expecting the mundane; fully prepared to reve...
  • 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.5 Ignored Elements Kansas State scientist, James ...
  • Grass-finished beef market sees exponential growth

    In five years, the market for grass-finished beef has grown from less than 50 producers to 1,200 companies, said Allan Nation, editor, The Stockman Grass Farmer. Though grass-finished beef amounts to only one percent of the market, that one percent amoun...
  • Maxwell hands Broncos their first loss

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A powerful Maxwell Wildcat team handed the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos their first loss of the season Friday, eclipsing the Broncs 66-38. In an afternoon game featuring picture-perfect fall weather last Friday, it was M...
  • WP/HCU junior high football boys defeat Medicine Valley Raiders in season opener

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade/Hitchcock County cooperative junior high football team opened the 2009 season at home last week with a 28-22 win over Medicine Valley. The WP-HC team put the first points on the board with a touc...
  • Bronco volleyball team improves to 7-6 after tourney play

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Bronco volleyball team, despite their inconsistencies, looked sharp on many occasions throughout the past week, going 3-2 in tourney play at Paxton and Brady last week. The Broncos cruised past Potter-Dix in ope...