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  • Life's sweet sounds

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The simple things, that’s what he missed the most — small talk over a cup of coffee, chatting on the phone with the grandkids, birds singing in the yard. A cochlear implant earlier this year made those simple th...
  • New pumper truck ready for firefighting action

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   One hundred years ago this summer, in July of 1909, a call went out in the young town of Wauneta urging the formation of an official fire department. In early January of 1910, a 14-member volunteer fire company wa...
  • Man seriously injured in street construction accident

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A crew member working on a street project in Wauneta sustained serious injuries in a work site accident Tuesday morning. Frank Kleist Jr., 43, of Wellfleet, suffered serious injuries to his legs after he was backed ...
  • New administrator seeks to strengthen bonds between ESU and schools

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Paul Calvert’s biggest challenge in his new role at the helm of Educational Service Unit 15 has been in thinking regionally instead of being able to concentrate solely on local issues. Prior to taking over the a...
  • Man’s 3,400 mile mission carries him through southwest Nebraska

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Pushing a baby jogger full of supplies connected to a bicycle child carrier — for his dog to ride in, perched upon a large pet pillow — Matt Charros walks with a purpose. Setting out from the easternmost point...
  • Jessica McKinney living her dream of salon ownership

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Palisade was the obvious choice for Jessica McKinney as she began to realize her childhood dream of owning a beauty salon. “I love Palisade,” McKinney said, lounging in one of her new salon’s spiffy hairstyl...
  • Broncs open rebuilding season with a bang

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A big season-opening win is just what the coach ordered — and that’s what the Wauneta-Palisade football team delivered Friday night as they hosted the Wallace Wildcats. Behind the finesse of Bronco quarterback ...
  • Three Decades of Wauneta Walk Ons

    It’s the dream of every young man who ever set foot on a football field within the borders of the Cornhusker State — to play football for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. Every year, hundreds of young men take to the field at Memorial Stadium a...
  • Village board crunches numbers at budget meeting

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Meeting in special session for a budget workshop Tuesday night, members of the Wauneta Village Board crunched numbers with accountant Glen Waltemath of North Platte as they worked to put together a budget for the comi...
  • Renewed enthusiasm credited for fair’s success

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Chase County fair board members expressed nothing but excitement for the success of the 2009 edition of the fair. Board President Dave Schilke said people in the county seem to have a re-born enthusiasm for t...
  • One-car rollover claims the life of 21-year-old Elisha Sanchez

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Tragedy struck the Imperial community again last week. Just three weeks after a Perkins County accident claimed the life of 28-year-old Chase County native Debra Ridlen Palser, the community lost another of...
  • 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...