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  • Changing beef industry focus of Cattleman’s Day in Imperial Feb. 19

    Sale barns broke records on cattle prices last year. Mother Nature, as usual, was also unpredictable and input prices also continued to creep upward—forage was no exception. Cattle producers may have questions about what to do in 2015. A meeting ne...
  • One quarter of Legislative session already done

    Hughes Views By Senator Dan Hughes   We are a quarter of the way through the 104th Legislature First Session. We have 23 bills on General File (first round of debate), 28 on Select File (second round of debate) and nine are on Final Reading (third rou...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week February 10, 2005 The fourth in a series of W-P focus group meetings was held at the Wauneta Attendance Center. Community input is being sought on concerns of loss of students, budget crunching, examining each school having an el...
  • Fires keep WVFD busy

    The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department members were running in opposite directions early this week with fires north and south of town. Monday the WVFD headed north to a tree fire on Ivy Ellicott’s land. Firemen were able to keep the fire from jumping a...
  • Fires keep WVFD busy

    The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department members were running in opposite directions early this week with fires north and south of town. Monday the WVFD headed north to a tree fire on Ivy Ellicott’s land. Firemen were able to keep the fire from jumping...
  • New building should be ready for 2015 Chase County Fair

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze After months of wondering, Chase County Commissioners and fair board members moved ahead with a plan for a new building on the fairgrounds during the Jan. 27 meeting of the commissioners. Ryan Stromberger, Chad Ox...
  • Local foundation leaders participate in regional training

    Lori Pankonin, standing, discusses the Imperial Community Foundation Fund’s graphic history with, listed counter clockwise from the back left, Tina Kitt with the Wauneta Community Foundation Fund, Jessica Cornelius and Becky Uehling with the Perkins C...
  • Hamlet Union Church welcomes Kevin White as senior pastor

    Doug White is the new senior pastor at Hamlet Union Church with his wife Helen White. Before coming to Nebraska, they were serving in Southport, N.C. (Christi Christner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Christi Christner The Wauneta Breeze   Members of...
  • Event planned at Wauneta clinic to introduce new doctor, CEO

    Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics will host a Meet and Greet Thursday, Feb. 12 from 4 p.m. MT/5 p.m. CT until 5 p.m. MT/6 p.m. CT at the Wauneta Chase County Clinic. The Meet and Greet is designed to introduce the newest members of the CCCH te...
  • Pumping shut down Jan. 27 on Rock Creek augmentation project

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican After two years of pumping to help meet compact compliance with Kansas, pumping on the Rock Creek augmentation project in southwest Dundy County has shut down.  Upper Republican Natural Resources Distri...
  • Lady Broncos erase big deficit, win third place

    Hannah Nordhausen (21) and Brianna Einspahr (right) set a trap on Savana Quinn of Southern Valley.  The Broncos brought home third place at the tournament with a 48-46 win over the Eagles. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wau...
  • Two meets in two days, one meet remaining for Bronco wrestlers

    Willis Christner tries to get a firm grip on Southern Valley’s Sam Hunt during Friday’s Medicine Valley Invite. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade wrestling team inched closer to the end o...
  • Overtime loss wraps up tournament for Bronco boys

    Chase Rathe (24) defends against Hayes Center’s Austin Meyers during Wauneta-Palisade’s 34-32 loss to the Cardinals Friday during the RPAC tournament. (DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze After nearly a w...
  • College Notes

    Chris Bartels Hastings College has announced the Dean’s List for its fall 2014 semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0, on a 4.0 scale, and be registered for full-time course work. Na...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week February 3, 2005 For the third year running, the Wauneta-Palisade Bronco boys and girls basketball teams both captured the Golden Plains Activities Conference championships. The boys upended an undefeated Wallace squad 74-59 Satu...
  • Heading down the stretch

    Broncos hope third place RPAC finish leads to bigger things Lesley Towery stretches for a rebound during Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team’s RPAC tournament second round win over Paxton. WP was unable to beat Dundy County-Stratton in the West...
  • Heading down the stretch

    Broncos hope third place RPAC finish leads to bigger things Lesley Towery stretches for a rebound during Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team’s RPAC tournament second round win over Paxton. WP was unable to beat Dundy County-Stratton in the We...
  • Hospital mistakes still kill too many

    Editor’s Note: The Rural Health News Service is funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund and distributed through the Nebraska Press Association Foundation, the Colorado Press Association, the South Dakota Newspaper Association and the Hoosier (IN) S...
  • Sen Hughes: Exempting Social Security income would cost $110 million annually

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican During his weekly teleconference call Tuesday, Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango addressed two bills aimed at exempting retirement income. LB165, introduced by Sen.  Brett Lindstrom of Omaha, would phase out t...
  • General Affairs Committee hears bills

    By Dan Hughes Nebraska State Senator - 44th District   One of the committees that I sit on is the General Affairs Committee.  On Jan. 26, we heard eight bills in Committee, they were: LB 17–Would increase the annual transfer from the Charitable G...