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  • Augmentation still a viable option for compact settlement compliance

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   When assessing how the Republican Basin could stay in compliance with the compact settlement, WaterClaim Director Steve Smith of Imperial suggested moving water from one area of the state to another. His ide...
  • Cindy Fischer named new director at Wauneta Senior Center

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Cindy Fischer hit the ground running as the new director at the Wauneta Senior Center last week, helping out at the senior citizen information fair on Thursday and organizing a fund-raising dinner held Sunday at the s...
  • Despite influx of new students, WP enrollment dips by six

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Even with a late-summer surge in new students signing up for classes in the district, Wauneta-Palisade’s K-12 enrollment is down again for the 10th straight year. Taking a slight dip to 186 students enrolled in th...
  • Village board greenlights new iNet tower

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Construction of a new communications tower on the east side of Wauneta will soon get underway after the project was given the greenlight by the Wauneta Village Board. Meeting in special session to consider the reque...
  • Youth group breathing new life into Hamlet building

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   It might have been bound to happen eventually anyway, but a dear old lady’s bullet wound in Sunday school class certainly got the ball rolling. That bullet wound, at the schoolhouse no less, inspired a local man t...
  • Imperial holds onto Chase County Cup

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Team Imperial retained possession of the Chase County Cup for another year but Team Enders didn’t go down easily. The two teams, one representing the Imperial Country Club and the other Enders Lake Golf Course...
  • Historical Society even brings history to annual meeting

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The Chase County Historical Society blended business with pleasure Sunday, Sept. 20 as an open fire meal was served following the annual meeting. Members met at Cox’s Pond near Champion for the evening. Outg...
  • County considering their own building for ambulances, buses, emergency management

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   County commissioners want to find out how much it would cost to build their own building to house the ambulances, handibuses and emergency management. Jeff Tidyman of Engineering International in McCook was ...
  • State-Of-The-Art Digital Mammography now available at Chase County Community Hospital

    One out of eight women will develop breast cancer some time during her life – this means one new diagnosis every two minutes. Digital mammography is one of the best ways to detect the disease. To make mammograms as accurate and comfortable as possible,...
  • Kramer, Janicek wed

    Mandi Janicek and Beau Kramer of Wauneta were united in marriage on May 2, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Wauneta with the Pastor Judith Dye officiating. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Denise Janicek and Bruce and Kathy Kramer, all of Waune...
  • Republican River dispute: Problems noted with the water model

    This is a summary of another three 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. 2 – Incorrect pumping data possibly used Pumpin...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Things I need to say or my head will explode

    This collection of thoughts promises to be so random, it’ll make Linda Blair insanely jealous how fast your head’s gonna be spinning when you’re done. Hold on fast and tight, because that’s exactly how the ride’s gonna be.   On Deathbed, the ...
  • Bronco spikers drop four straight matches

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Bronco volleyball team hit a skid during the past week of play, dropping their last four matches after jumping out 4-0 at the beginning of the season. Losing two matches at the Hitchcock County Tourney, one to H...
  • Chase County Hospital district formation to be on spring ballot

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Enough signatures were gathered on a recent petition to put the issue of forming a hospital district on the spring election ballot in Chase County. County Clerk Debbie Clark said last week that she verified 373 va...
  • Republican Basin farmers urged to begin lobbying for their own cause

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Three natural resources district (NRD) managers lobbying state senators in Lincoln on compact compliance issues just isn’t enough. That’s what Upper Republican NRD Manager Jasper Fanning told a crowd of ...
  • Irrigation shutdowns near rivers a last resort

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Rand Levy’s entire farming operation rests in the Champion Valley, not far from the Frenchman River. If strict water-short year regulations proposed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) go into effe...
  • WP preschool is 26 strong

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   There’s a brief flurry of structured chaos four times a week in the hallway outside of the preschool room at the Palisade Attendance Center. As the morning session wraps up and the 10 younger students collect thei...
  • Junior high spikers win first outing

    The Wauneta-Palisade junior high girls won both the varsity and jayvee games at home last Monday against the Maywood Tigers. In the varsity game, the Broncos took a 25-20, 25-15 win to go 1-0 at the start of the season. Brianna Einspahr and Sydnee Harc...
  • WP netters tripped up in tourney play after opening season with 4-0 run

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze After notching four straight wins in one week, fatigue caught up with the Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team over the weekend as they faltered in tournament play at the Hitchcock County Invite. First they were upended by H...
  • Friendship between Methodist minister, Buddhist priest brings balance

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   During the course of their 30-plus-year friendship, the personal, professional and spiritual lives of Rev. Judy Dye of Wauneta and Rev. Kyoki Roberts of Pennsylvania have mirrored one another. Dye, pastor of the Unit...