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  • County purchases lots in Lamar

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze After eight months of discussion Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. completed the purchase of property in Lamar at the Tuesday, Dec. 22 commissioners’ meeting. In April the...
  • Broncos fall to top-ranked Dundy County-Stratton

    Faith Simpson brings the ball up court against the pressure of Dundy County-Stratton’s Emily Jones. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team ran into a juggernaut ...
  • Valley Bank announces new senior vice president

    Matt Elvehjem recently joined Valley Bank and Trust Co. as senior vice president. (Courtesy Photo)   Valley Bank and Trust Co., a community minded and full service bank with several locations in Nebraska and Fort Collins, has announced its selection...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Dec. 29, 2005 Sara Behrends led her fifth and sixth grade music students with a group of instrumentalists including Matthew Holmes, D-Ray Hunt, Cody Hicks and Emily Johnston who took center stage at the Palisade Attendance Center...
  • Snowman melts hearts, spreads cheer at Christmas concert

    Wauneta-Palisade kindergartener Mesa Cox played a vital role in her class’ performance of “The Snowman on the Lawn” during the elementary Christmas program. Rescheduled after a Dec. 15 snow day, the program was held Dec. 22. See more photos from t...
  • Snowman melts hearts, spreads cheer at Christmas concert

    Wauneta-Palisade kindergartener Mesa Cox played a vital role in her class’ performance of “The Snowman on the Lawn” during the elementary Christmas program. Rescheduled after a Dec. 15 snow day, the program was held Dec. 22. See more photos from...
  • WP superintendent earns positive review from board

    By Lori Pankonin Johnson Publications Superintendent Randy Geier received an overall commendable review by the Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board members at their December board meeting in Palisade Monday, Dec. 14. Each member had made their own ...
  • Wauneta’s Santa Saturday delivers fun

    Santa has the full attention of children young and old as he hands out bags of goodies during the Wauneta Chamber’s Santa Saturday. (Pat Holder | Johnson Publications)   By Pat Holder The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s Santa Saturday, an annua...
  • Christmas comes early for WP One-Act with scoring error reversal

    Paul Behrends, Ellie Lee, Emily Day and Cameo Rector received Outstanding Actor/Actress awards following Wauneta-Palisade’s State One-Act Play Production of “A Canterbury Tale from the Wife of Bath.” (DeAnn Davis | Johnson Publications)   By Di...
  • Slick rural road sends Chase County Schools bus onto side

    The 2003 Chase County Schools bus was traveling north but spun almost 180 degrees after flipping onto its side. (Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Parents and school officials at Chase County Schools...
  • Hamlet Union Church sponsors Archery Tag event at Palisade

    Aaron Behrends aims to knock out an opponent during last week’s Archery Tag community event, sponsored by the Hamlet Union Church. (DeAnn Davis | Johnson Publications)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   As a Winter Break celebration, the Ha...
  • Tough day for wrestlers at Cambridge

    Wauneta-Palisade senior Cody Barrett pinned his second round opponent Grant Tomsen of Minden. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers had a frustrating day at Cambridge Saturday ...
  • Broncos win two heading into break, host Arapahoe Dec. 29

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team upped its record to 5-2 with wins over South Platte and McPherson County last week. The Broncos defeated South Platte 74-25 and McPherson County 54-21. All 12 players...
  • WP improves to 4-3, beats South Platte and McPherson County

    Colby Cox led the Broncos in scoring against South Platte and McPherson County with 31 and 26 points, respectively. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team received ...
  • WP students named Academic All-State

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Six Wauneta-Palisade students were recently named to the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards list. Football team members Paul Behrends and Brody Nordhausen, volleyball pla...
  • Don't spend Christmas dinner alone, Ministerial Association to host meal

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Alone this Christmas? The Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association is again sponsoring a free Christmas Dinner. It will be held from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. MT Dec. 25 at the Imperial Eagles Club. Kate Davis, who ...
  • Imperial Rotary Club gifts dictionaries to Wauneta-Palisade third graders

    Lori Pankonin, Imperial Rotary President at far right, presents a personal dictionary to Aden Acton, the day’s Wauneta-Palisade third grade class leader. Pankonin shared how Rotary helps people all over the world. She told the students Imperial’s cl...
  • College Notes: Carson L. Burrell

    Central Community College-Hastings recognized 147 midyear graduates Dec. 1 at a graduation reception held in their honor. Dr. Ellen Pennell, biology instructor at CCC-Hastings, was the keynote speaker. Other speakers were Bill Hitesman, campus presiden...
  • Happy holidays

    By Senator Dan Hughes Nebraska State Legislator   By the time you are reading this, it will be nearly time to celebrate Christmas, or you may be reading this after Christmas. In whichever case, I hope that you and whomever you choose to celebrate the...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Dec. 22, 2005 Sixteen new street lights are in the plans for 2006. At last week’s Village Board meeting, a final decision was made on the decorative street lights for Main Street. From Railway Street north to the Municipal Buil...