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  • Dave Ja Vu: It's all good in the parent 'hood

        Back during my first stint here at the paper, I was a toddler-less being­.     In those carefree days, I didn’t have to worry about doody and owies, bedtime and nap time, Santa and the Easter Bunny, potentially-nightmare-inducing movies and ...
  • From The Stands: Pelini restoring the order

        Sports Column by Wauneta Breeze's Dave Vrbas    I remember it like it was the winter of 2004. (It was.)    Working in a pathetic little cubicle in a gigantic office building in the middle of Grand Island, I was surrounded by at least 100 peop...
  • Wrestlers ready for 2009 action

        The Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers are ready to take on the second portion of their season, with action kicking off Saturday at the Dundy County-Stratton Invitational.    Head coach Rich Wilson is excited about what’s in store for...
  • Year in Review — Progress 2008

        Business changes paved the way for progress in Wauneta in 2008, with some closed businesses reopening and one family ending their historic involvement in the Wauneta business community while another family initiated theirs.    Crossroads CBS gas...
  • Bronco girls rated seventh after Brady Tourney title win

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    The Bronco girls earned the Omaha World-Herald’s seventh-place rating among Class D-1 girls teams after their holiday tournament play, soundly defeating previously undefeated Paxton in the first round, then winning ...
  • Bronco boys dominate to claim Brady, Cambridge tournament titles

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    The Bronco boys basketball team (now 6-2) continues to impress, taking the championships of the Brady Holiday and Cambridge Invitational tourneys in action over the last two weeks.    Defeating Paxton, 55-42, then ...
  • Wrestlers ready for 2009 action

        The Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers are ready to take on the second portion of their season, with action kicking off Saturday at the Dundy County-Stratton Invitational.    Head coach Rich Wilson is excited about what’s in store for...
  • Bronco boys dominate to claim Brady, Cambridge tournament titles

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    The Bronco boys basketball team (now 6-2) continues to impress, taking the championships of the Brady Holiday and Cambridge Invitational tourneys in action over the last two weeks.    Defeating Paxton, 55-42, then ...
  • Bronco girls rated seventh after Brady Tourney title win

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    The Bronco girls earned the Omaha World-Herald’s seventh-place rating among Class D-1 girls teams after their holiday tournament play, soundly defeating previously undefeated Paxton in the first round, then winning ...
  • Year in Review — Progress 2008

        Business changes paved the way for progress in Wauneta in 2008, with some closed businesses reopening and one family ending their historic involvement in the Wauneta business community while another family initiated theirs.    Crossroads CBS gas...
  • Nebraska now offering online renewal for vehicle registration

        Gov. Dave Heineman announced that Nebraskans now have the option to log onto the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Web site to renew their license plates. Online vehicle renewal is the latest service added to Nebraska’s menu of e-govern...
  • WP among schools included on NCLB list

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    Wauneta-Palisade Schools’ Palisade Attendance Center was among the 41 Nebraska public schools cited as falling short on accountability standards, according to a recently released report.    WP’s inclusion on the...
  • Sunday matinee planned in lieu of Friday night movie this week at Chateau

        No Friday night movie will be shown at the Chateau Theatre this week due to the home high school basketball games.    Instead, a special Sunday afternoon matinee is planned at 1 p.m. MT. Saturday and Sunday night the movie will be shown at its r...
  • Most of state Phase II E-911 capable

        More than 93 percent of Nebraska’s population has the highest level possible of E-911 location technology available in their area, the Nebraska Public Service Commission has announced.    The Nebraska Telecommunications Infrastructure and Publ...
  • Smith grandson featured in film

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Garrett Smith, 32, a 1995 graduate of Chase County High School, is seen in several segments of the film, “All Roads Lead Home,” which will be out on DVD Jan. 13.    Much of the movie was shot on the groun...
  • Tax time is just around the corner

        The holidays have passed us by, the new year has begun, and tax season is right around the corner.  The earlier you prepare for the looming April 15 tax deadline, the easier it will be to file your taxes. Here are some helpful hints as you begin g...
  • McKenna Doetker celebrates her first birthday

        McKenna Marie Doetker celebrated her first birthday on Jan. 5, 2009. She is the daughter of Kelly and Dawn Doetker and she has a brother, Coleton.    A birthday celebration was held on Saturday, Jan. 3. Enjoying ice cream and her Little Princess...
  • Storyteller electrifies audiences with wit

        As a guest of the Chase County Area Arts Council (CCAAC) Jan. 12, professional storyteller Rita Paskowitz is guaranteed to be an audience pleaser.    The Omahan doesn’t just tell stories—she electrifies them. It’s no wonder: having graduat...
  • Progress is a process

        As has long been done in the 100-plus year history of this town, several Wauneta area residents this past year decided to make a commitment to Wauneta’s business community and Wauneta’s betterment in launching, expanding or reopening enterprisi...
  • Capitol View: Remembering one of Nebraska's greatest dames

    By Ed Howard    A friend of yours passed away recently.    Her name was Gina Dunning, and she was one heck of a public servant and one heck of a character and one heck of a lady.    She hailed from Greeley, the product of an Irish-as-you-can-get ...