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  • State water law history shifts toward local regulation

    By Angela Hensel Nebraska News Service Having enough water is an increasingly important issue for Nebraska farmers and city dwellers alike, but regulating water use is not something new for state policymakers. Nebraska has a long history of wate...
  • Insurers shift higher prices for generic drugs to patients

    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...
  • Wauneta-Palisade High School 2014-2015 year well underway

    Wauneta-Palisade High School is expecting a fantastic year in all activities! Class, student council and National Honor Society officers and representatives are pictured, bottom from left: Cord Lee, Faith Simpson, Lanee Nordhausen, Emily Day, Cash Yearo...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 23, 2014 Clark and Donna McMinn left Monday for Albuquerque, N.M., to attended the 24th Division reunion and enjoyed sightseeing along the way. Bev and Harold Maris spent three weeks with Jon and Diane Maris in Page, Ariz...
  • Transformer replaced at Wauneta substation

    A total of four crews were in town Sunday to switch a transformer functioning below par with a refurbished one at the Wauneta substation. Crew members pictured include Dan Sherman, Operations Manager; Dave Schmit, Substation Foreman and Chlancey Dittmer...
  • Transformer replaced at Wauneta substation

    A total of four crews were in town Sunday to switch a transformer functioning below par with a refurbished one at the Wauneta substation. Crew members pictured include Dan Sherman, Operations Manager; Dave Schmit, Substation Foreman and Chlancey Dittm...
  • Free dump day at transfer station this Saturday

    Rural Chase County residents including those in Wauneta, Champion, Enders and Lamar can take advantage of a free dump day at the Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency transfer station, south of Imperial, this Saturday. Trash for which residents are nor...
  • Wauneta-Palisade School’s tax askings increase by 26-percent

    2014-15 budget allows for $5.4 million in spending, includes increased tax askings to replenish cash reserves By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   After a significant hit in state funding over the past few years, the school’s ongoing eff...
  • Village tax askings remain under $100,000

    2014-2015 budget allows for $4.4 million in spending, with revenue largely generated from municipal electric, utilities sales   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Despite increased valuations in Wauneta, Wauneta’s tax askings remain be...
  • Commissioners hope mowing crops in right-of-way will prevent accidents, preserve roads

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Chase County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Chase County Courthouse with  Commissioners Jodi Thompson, Don Weiss, Jr. and Chuck Vette present. Among the issues addressed at the meeting w...
  • Planned power outage Sunday while village changes transformer

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta residents should make plans to be without electricity for three to four hours Sunday, Sept. 21. The Village will shut off power at 1 p.m. MT/2 p.m. CT to all electric customers in Wauneta. The outag...
  • Positive museum progress shared at Historical Society banquet

    At last week’s banquet, the Chase County Museum was the recipient of a bound copy of the Wauneta Breeze’s special edition on the community’s 125th anniversary. Historical Society President Charley Colton accepted the gift from Elna Johnson, right,...
  • Upper Republican NRD keeps occupation tax at $10 level

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Owners of irrigated land in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will continue to pay a $10-per-irrigated-acre occupation tax for the new budget year. The URNRD board approved the occupation t...
  • Bronco football team falls at Minatare, 16-46

    Tyler Davis stretches for a pass from Chase Rathe in the second quarter of the Broncos’ game against Minatare. The grab was good for WP’s first touchdown. (DeAnn Davis| The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Pa...
  • WP improves to 6-1, Southwest and Chase County up next

    Libero Brianna Einspahr passes the ball during competition Saturday in Trenton.   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team added four victories to the win column last week, but also lost for the first time this s...
  • Area youth rank high in State Fair results, WP’s Towery and Skow grand champs

    The entire Gittlein family gathered for son and brother Regan’s FFA competition at the State Fair, where his yearling bull was chosen Supreme Champion. Members of the family, from left, are Jayme, Amy, Jeremey and Brady Gittlein, along with the breedi...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 16, 2004 The playground project at the park became a reality as workmen constructed the elaborate playground system Wednesday. The project was spear headed by the Wauneta Women of Today who sought donations, held moneymaker...
  • Bell removed from United Methodist Church bell tower last Wednesday

    Donna Applegarth, left, and Hondo Fanning pose for a picture next to the United Methodist Church bell, which was removed from the bell tower last Wednesday. The Wauneta UMC plans to create a display for the bell prior to their 125th anniversary celebrat...
  • Bell removed from United Methodist Church bell tower last Wednesday

    Donna Applegarth, left, and Hondo Fanning pose for a picture next to the United Methodist Church bell, which was removed from the bell tower last Wednesday. The Wauneta UMC plans to create a display for the bell prior to their 125th anniversary celebr...
  • New look around high school as projects are completed

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade School Board moved quickly through its regular board meeting Monday and is prepared for its annual budget hearing Tuesday, Sept. 16. The board approved five action items, including raising su...