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  • Weekend’s blast of winter leads to power outages

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze  Even as plans are made to prepare for severe spring and summer weather, winter offered a late hurrah over the weekend. High winds dominated the weather picture late last week, with freezing rain changing over to snow bl...
  • Dave Ja Vu: A photographic memory

    The photos were lying there on the living room floor when I arrived at the house. One small confession: At first, I felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of them. To thumb through the many stacks of family photos — either in their original development sh...
  • Capitol View: Cigar bars being mulled

    It’s time to fess up to a conflict of interest.     Cigars are my weakness. The kind made by Rocky Patel. But in a pinch, something else will do. Especially if you’re buying.      There is no suggestion from this quarter that smoking is other th...
  • Legislative telephone conference report: Christensen’s priority bill stalled out in committee

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   State Sen. Mark Christensen’s LB 681 has faced strong opposition and stalled out in committee, leaving district 44’s state senator looking for alternative methods of getting the bill passed. Christensen discus...
  • Program aids habitat for upland game birds

    State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (S.A.F.E.) is a special CRP program with a purpose of improving populations of upland game birds such as prairie-chickens, quail and pheasants throughout the state.  This program is similar to past CRP general signups...
  • Wheat price helps determine pest treatment threshold

    Wheat value provides an important determiner of control thresholds for insect pests,” said Ron Seymour, extension educator in Adams County.       For example, in wheat valued at $100 per acre, when treatment costs $10 per acre, producers would normal...
  • Lil’ Green visits the 4-H Carnival

    Everyone has heard of the UNL Huskers mascot Lil’ Red, well 4-H has their own Lil’ Red only he is green and his name is Lil’ Green.  Much to the kids delight Lil’ Green made a visit to the Chase County 4-H Carnival last Friday night, March 27....
  • Spring precipitation could have varying effects with some extremes

    Once again, Nebraska faces a dual problem. Parts of the western side of the state could face drought problems under below-normal precipitation this spring, but parts of the eastern side of the state could face flood problems under above-normal precipitat...
  • Palisade Legion Auxiliary holds Americanism essay contest

    Americanism Chairman Karen Steinbeck of the Palisade American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 asked Wauneta-Palisade students grades five to 12, to participate in an essay contest. The theme was “Soldiers Past and Present...America, Know Your Veterans.” A...
  • Wauneta woman rounding up travelers for journey to the Holy Land

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze  “If a person has any desire to go to the Holy Land, now is the time to go,”  exclaimed Ruth Speicher of Wauneta who is organizing a trip to Israel for the fall of 2009. Total per person cost for the 10 day trip is un...
  • Wauneta woman rounding up travelers for journey to the Holy Land

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   “If a person has any desire to go to the Holy Land, now is the time to go,”  exclaimed Ruth Speicher of Wauneta who is organizing a trip to Israel for the fall of 2009. Total per person cost for the 10 day trip...
  • Transition workshop April 14 to help those with job loss or layoff

    The McCook Workforce Development office of the Nebraska Department of Labor, in conjunction with McCook Community College, is hosting a transition workshop for those in the labor market who have experienced a layoff or job loss due to recent economic con...
  • Influenza creeping into Chase County

    It’s a little bit late this year, but the influenza season has hit Chase County. A number of people have been hospitalized, and Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) and Chase County Clinic are keeping track of confirmed cases. Chief of Staff Dr. Jon...
  • Agribusiness mission in Afghanistan going well

    It’s easy to read into the comments from Eldon Kuntzelman, a Nebraska Army National Guardsman in Afghanistan, that he thoroughly believes in their agribusiness mission there. Kuntzelman of Imperial is part of the 28th Forward Agribusiness Development ...
  • HomeTown Agency presents $4,172 safety dividend to Village of Wauneta

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   In recognizing Village of Wauneta employees for their on-the-job safety record, Terry Engell of HomeTown Agency presented the Village of Wauneta with a safety dividend check of $4,172. Engell commended staff member...
  • Sharing With Wauneta: Sharing recipes

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta I was looking through some old e-mails and found these recipes sent by Donna Bartels and decided to put them in the column. Donna had brought the cookies to Quilt Guild and we all really enjoyed them.   Cherry Wink Cookies D...
  • Chase County Club wrestles at DC, Wray meets

    Wrestlers in the Chase County Club competed at the Dundy County tournament on Sunday. Below is how the local wrestlers placed. First—Kadin Vrbas, Brody Nordhausen, Cody Williams, Brady Gittlein, Jorge Cervantes, Eli Hinojosa, Trevor Peterson, Clay Me...
  • Job Corps prepares Nebraska students for workforce,

    The Pine Ridge Job Corps Center has launched a spring recruitment drive to fill training slots, officials have announced. Young adults ages 16 through 24 who meet specific income requirements can enroll in the program at no cost. Job Corps provides stu...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Cough etiquette requires new learning curve for adults

    Aaaaahhhhchooo! Sneezing and coughing aren’t uncommon gestures these days. I’ve done my share as I caught one of those doozer of a colds when I was trying to function on too little sleep.  “Cover your mouth,” has been a common request to a chil...
  • Bronco girls second, boys fourth at Sutherland

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze  After the morning session of field events had ended, the Broncos led all schools at the Sutherland Invite last Thursday.  By the time the races had wrapped though, North Platte St. Pat’s had claimed both the boys and g...