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  • Grassland is returning to its roots

    By Nate Jenkins, Kyle Shepherd Upper Republican NRD, NCORPE Thirty-five years ago, cattle trails were wiped out by pivot tire tracks that drew circles on thousands of acres north and south of here, and corn replaced coneflowers and other native sp...
  • Wauneta pool back in action

    The Wauneta swimming pool opened on May 26. This year’s lifeguards include, from top left, Pool Manager Emma Skelton, Brianna Einspahr, Ellie Lee, Hannah Nordhausen, front from left, Assistant Manager Gage Crowell and Brody Nordhausen. (Sheri Hink-Wag...
  • Harchelroad, Nordhausen, Towery take part in CSO All-Star Game

    Betsy Johanson, 2014-2015 Wauneta-Palisade basketball coach, was on the sidelines for the West team. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade graduates Sydnee Harchelroad, Hannah Nordhausen and Le...
  • SCORE camp “roars” into county

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   “Go Wild With Science” is the theme of this year’s SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp in Chase County. Monday, children who picked up their camp gear during final registration were ...
  • Patriotism, veterans remembered Saturday at 5K event held in Imperial

    Jensen Yoder of Wauneta takes off in one of the Tadpole Trot divisions at last Saturday’s Joggin for Frogmen event in Imperial, with his mom, Jessica, encouraging him from behind. (Imperial Republican Photo)   Fifty more runners, walkers in this ...
  • Nebraska Legislature abolishes death penalty

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Nebraska abolished the death penalty May 27 over the governor’s objections in a move pushed through the legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, finan...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 2, 2005 WHS/WPHS grads returned home for the ’05 alumni banquet. There were 155 in attendance with all classes from 1935 - 2005 represented. Present from the Class of 1935 were Jack Lewis of Concord, Calif., and Phillys Pe...
  • Welcome riders! BRAN starts Sunday

    Saturday night the Wauneta-Palisade football field will look a little like this, a scene from BRAN’s start from Imperial in 2000. This year’s ride marks the 35th ride across Nebraska for the organization. (Imperial Republican File Photo)   By She...
  • Welcome riders! BRAN starts Sunday

    Saturday night the Wauneta-Palisade football field will look a little like this, a scene from BRAN’s start from Imperial in 2000. This year’s ride marks the 35th ride across Nebraska for the organization. (Imperial Republican File Photo)   By S...
  • BRAN riders, staff to arrive next weekend

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Things continue to fall into place for BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) 35, which will take off from Wauneta next weekend. Local BRAN committee chairperson Joey Large said 460 BRAN riders and staff membe...
  • Family owned and operated: Susie’s Creative Stitches

    Susie’s Creative Stitches is truly a family-run business. Here, from left Kenzie Bardsley, Sara Bardsley, Halle Bardsley, Susan, and Galen Todd stand beside the sign in the front yard of the Todd’s home and business. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The Wauneta...
  • Long-time kindergarten teacher teaches last class at Wauneta-Palisade

    Keri Sutherland, pictured here helping former students with a game during Elementary Field Day last Tuesday, taught Kindergarten classes at Wauneta-Palisade Schools for 18 years. Last week was her final at WPS. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze) ...
  • Pickup jumps curb at Crossroads

    Workers hurry to fix the exterior wall of Wauneta Crossroads after a pickup jumped the curb and struck the building on Wednesday, May 20. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The lunch crowd at Wau...
  • Valuation notices hit mail this week

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Chase County Assessor Dotty Bartels will mail valuation notices for the 2015 tax year this week. People who don’t get a notice can consider themselves fortunate because that means the valuation of their prope...
  • Linda Nelson recognized by state respiratory therapists

    Linda Nelson feels honored that she was recognized by her peers for the honor of Greater Nebraska Respiratory Therapist of the Year. Honors are also given to a therapist in Omaha and in Lincoln. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imper...
  • CCC Hospital continues strategic planning process

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Chase County Community Hospital Administrator Steve Lewis feels positive about the strategic planning process being undertaken by the board and hospital staff. The board will conduct two sessions this week—We...
  • Art Creveling remembered by Funeral Directors

    Liz Creveling, left, receives a rose from Carol Marshall of Nebraska City at the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association (NeFDA) annual convention in May. Mrs. Creveling’s husband, Art, was among those remembered by colleagues at a memorial service dur...
  • Memorial weekend at lake shows numbers similar to last year

    Rainy weekend, but numbers still reach 2,000 estimate   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Despite a rainy Memorial Day weekend, visitors to Enders Lake matched or may have been a little above those of 2014. That is likely because last yea...
  • Death penalty abolished, veto expected

    By Sen. Dan Hughes Nebraska State Legislature - 44th District   On Wednesday May 20, the Nebraska Legislature gave final approval for a bill that would abolish the death penalty, LB 268, introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha. On the final r...
  • Towery in top 10 of long jump, 400 at Nebraska State Track Meet

    Lesley Towery comes out of the blocks in the 400 meter dash. Towery did not qualify for finals, but did finish with the tenth fastest time in the race. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Though senior Lesley...