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  • Legislature gets the budget for review

    By Dan Hughes Nebraska State Senator - 44th District   The preliminary budget created by the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee was released to the legislature April 28. It looks like they will recommend a growth in spending of 3.1 percent. ...
  • Blake-Cole joins Wauneta Breeze as intern

        Dharma Blake-Cole, who will be a senior at Wauneta-Palisade High School in the fall, is the newest member of the Breeze staff. As the office intern she will participate in all aspects of newspaper production for the Breeze including writing, pho...
  • Chase County Sheriff’s office investigating vehicle, equipment thefts

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   The Chase County Sheriff’s office is investigating several thefts that occurred last week between 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, and 5 a.m. the next day. According to a report from Sheriff Kevin Mueller, un...
  • With track season winding down, WP running strong

    Ellie Lee ran the 100 meter dash and 4x400 meter relay, plus threw the shot put for the Broncos. (Diane Stamm  | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ track team placed second at the Hayes Cente...
  • FFA Banquet celebrates successes, plans for future

    The 2015-2016 FFA officers were installed at the April 23 meeting. From left, Tryssta Duvel will be the new officer at large; Billy Straub, treasurer;  Joseph Sramek, secretary; Cameo Rector, president; Ellie Lee, vice president; Dakota Borchard, repor...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 28, 2005 A small group of 14 attended the meeting in Wauneta on moving Wauneta’s K-4 to Palisade. Wauneta-Palisade Superintendent Charles Isom also spoke to a group of three in Palisade. The vote will be held on May 17. ...
  • Many hands come together to install new play structure at Palisade Attendance Center

    Approximately 25 volunteers came together on Saturday, April 25 to install a new playground structure at the Palisade Attendance Center. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, the structure was completed ahead of schedule. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The Wa...
  • Many hands come together to install new play structure at Palisade Attendance Center

    Approximately 25 volunteers came together on Saturday, April 25 to install a new playground structure at the Palisade Attendance Center. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, the structure was completed ahead of schedule. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The ...
  • Water projects move to the forefront for the Village

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Village of Wauneta has been searching for a solution to the arsenic levels in the village water supply for some time. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has told Wauneta now is th...
  • Southwest Public Power District still creating sparks

    Southwest Public Power District (SWPPD) has been around for 70 years. Their staff, pictured here, include from left, Cliff Riener, Caleb Mulligan, Skyler Sutherland, former employee Tyler Wermers, Michael McAlevy, Jim Dyer, Richard Durham, Lane Wright, ...
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall arrives in Imperial this week

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The Vietnam Traveling Wall will be open to all when it comes to Imperial this week, Thursday through Sunday, April 23-26. The Wall will be erected on the old high school football field at 1150 Wellington...
  • Wauneta Breeze brings home two OWH Awards, 16 NPA awards

    The Wauneta Breeze won two awards from the Omaha World Herald, pictured here. One for Service to Agriculture and one for Community Service. Both awards earned the Breeze prize money, which will be donated back to organizations within the community. (Dia...
  • Fraudulent checks may make their way to Chase County, businesses asked to be aware

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating reports have been made in Red Willow County involving checks that are believed to have been stolen around the first of April. The chec...
  • Broncos go with the flow, weather changes track schedule

    Lesley Towery, currently near the top of the Class D leader board in the 200 and 400 meter dashes, leads the field through the final turn of the 400 meter dash April 2 at Sutherland. The Broncos’ meet at Sutherland on April 17 was cancelled and the ...
  • Summer ball program coaches needed

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Village of Wauneta wants to hear from parents or adults who are willing to or planning to coach t-ball, baseball or softball this summer. As of Tuesday, there was a couple possible coaches identified fo...
  • Elementary, Junior High Quiz Bowl teams putting brains in action

    Junior High Quiz Bowl team members are (front row, l to r) Hannah Lovell, Matilda Malcolm, Jessica Ehm, (middle row, l to r) Dakota Ingold, Cord Lee, (back row, l to r) Joel Maris, Lake Reikofski and Ben Anderjaska. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) ...
  • Registration ongoing for science camp

    Registration has been going well for the 2015 SCORE camps with the following numbers as of April 17, according to Director Marla Smith: 1-2 grades, 99; 3-4 grades, 93; 5-6 grades, 53. The capacity of the camps is 120 students. Participants registering ...
  • Village discusses owner-occupied rehabilitation program, electric system

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The April Village board meeting, held on Tuesday, April 14, was a busy one. The board discussed several big issues including the water issues, discussed in a separate story, the owner-occupied housing rehabil...
  • New ambulance on the way for Chase County

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Members of the Chase County Board of Commissioners met April 14 for their regular meeting. After debating the merits of buying a new ambulance at the March 24 meeting, commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and...
  • Bills seek to address prison overcrowding

    By Sen. Dan Hughes Nebraska State Legislature - 44th District   One of the major issues the Nebraska Legislature must address is our correctional system. Nebraska’s prisons currently are at 159 percent capacity and estimated to be at 170 percent cap...