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  • Wauneta man convicted of first degree assault in Fortkamp beating; awaits May sentencing

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Eric Top of Wauneta awaits sentencing after being convicted last month of first degree assault in connection with the May 2007 assault of Steve Fortkamp of Wauneta which left Fortkamp with life-threatening internal i...
  • Capitol View: Measure to strike sales tax exemptions has its merits

    It’s the sort of thing that might have sent the late tax activist Ed Jaksha doing back flips all the way to the Statehouse, with a mountain of initiative petitions in tow. Sen. Rich Pahls of Omaha has chosen as his priority bill for the 2009 session a m...
  • Economics 101: Don’t overlook the basics of free enterprise

    Editor’s Note: The following guest column was written by Doane College alum Fred Hayek of Fairhope, Alabama. It appeared in the Feb. 1 issue of the Mobile (Alabama) Press-Register, was passed along to us by Wauneta native and Doane College alum Marty Fy...
  • The time crunch

    Do you ever say, “There’s not enough time!”?  Do you really mean, “I have too many things I want/need to do in the time I have.”?  This has been referred to as “time poverty”.  Time poverty can cause: loss of family time, obesity, anxiet...
  • New systems to track, diagnose pathogens minimize damage

    Some new systems that track the movement of plant diseases and pests help to predict and check their spread, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln plant pathologist. Stephen Wegulo described a disease tracking system that works especially well for dis...
  • Keep food safe during spring and summer storms

    From thunderstorms to flooding, when spring and summer severe weather strikes it's important to remember basic food safety information if there are power outages or other problems, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln food safety specialist said. Power outa...
  • New cattle can improve herd performance

    Beef producers approaching the next breeding season may want to make some changes in their herd composition, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. “I think you have to clearly identify your production environment and your marketing objecti...
  • Five WP seniors claim state FFA degrees

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Five Wauneta-Palisade seniors will reach the apex of their high school FFA careers Friday night when they are presented with State FFA Degrees in Lincoln. WP FFA members earning their State Degrees this year include ...
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  • Fanning to play, Geier to coach at Sertoma eight-man all-star game

    Bronco senior Cody Fanning was one of 22 football players chosen to represent western Nebraska at the Sertoma Eight-Man Classic all-star football game in Hastings on June 20. Fanning earned the honor along with other RPAC standouts Matt Gohl, Hayes Center...
  • Cast announced for this month’s ‘Oklahoma!’ musical

    The first-ever musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein will grace the Wauneta-Palisade stage, with an all-school cast lined up for a three-day showing later this month. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, “Oklahoma!” tells th...
  • PHOTOS: Superior musicians

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  • PHOTOS: WP Quiz Bowl Teams

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  • Pennies for Patients drive raises $400-plus

    Wauneta-Palisade students in fifth through 12th grades participated in the Pennies for Patients fundraising drive, earning $408.70 for the program. Organized in cooperation with the WP Student Council, Pennies for Patients is a program started by the Leuk...
  • Expert on amphibians, reptiles to engage SCORE campers

    From exotic wildlife animals to Nebraska native amphibians and reptiles, S.C.O.R.E. 2009 will be the site of many animal visitors this summer. Dr. Dennis Ferraro, a herpetologist from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, will return to S.C.O.R.E. with m...
  • Chase Co. Wrestling Club finishes season at home meet

    Young wrestlers in the Chase County Club wound up their season Sunday by hosting their home tournament in Imperial. The Longhorn gym was a busy place as wrestling got underway mid-afternoon.  On March 24, club members also wrestled at a meet in Waunet...
  • WP fifth, sixth graders place at spelling bee

    Three Wauneta-Palisade students placed at the Hitchcock County/Hayes County Spelling Contest recently. Nicole Strand was a first place winner among sixth grade spellers and Paul Behrends was first among the fifth grade. Ellie Lee took runner-up honors in ...
  • PHOTOS: WP junior high boys and girls track teams

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  • Agro-Terrorism training planned

    Southwest Nebraska Emergency Management and Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department are sponsoring Foreign Animal Disease Response Training on April 24th in McCook and April 25th in Imperial.   This agro terrorism preparedness course for responder...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Celebrate all your special occasions

    My friend Linda Greene made this soup as part of a family dinner to celebrate her mother’s birthday at the Meadowlark Senior Center where she lives in Cozad.   Taco Soup Linda Greene 2 lbs. hamburger 1 onion, chopped Combine brown and drain. l ca...