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  • Elna Johnson receives Nebraska Press’ highest award

    Elna Johnson, second from right, earned the Nebraska Press Association’s highest honor–Master Editor/Publisher–at the Nebraska Press Association Annual Convention last weekend. Here, she moves to accept the award as her daughters, from left, Bre...
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall arrives in Imperial next week

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   People will get the rare opportunity to see The Vietnam Traveling Wall when it comes to Imperial next week, April 22-26. The effort is being spearheaded by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and Imperial VFW Post...
  • Wauneta-Palisade school board accepts resignations, hires new English teacher

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade school board held their April meeting on Friday, April 10 at the Wauneta Attendance Center. The meeting included three action items–teacher resignations, approving a new teaching contra...
  • Resolution to allow voters to extend Legislative term limits dies

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze Nebraska voters will not get to vote on whether to extend the term limits for Nebraska state senators in the 2016 election. On Monday, LR7 failed to advance on a 22-20 vote, effectively killing the bill. D...
  • New town sign a tribute to great-grandparents

    Dear Editor: It was with great happiness that we saw the results of work done to erect the new welcome to Wauneta sign. Last summer, our grandson, Clay Christenson, and three of his fellow Boy Scouts from the Kansas City area were in Wauneta along with ...
  • Easter brings anticipation of new life

    By Lori Pankonin   Easter weekend was packed with tremendous punch this year. That Saturday marked 31 years since I joined the amazing ranks of motherhood. What a blessed gift! Brooke was born on my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary. Oh how I re...
  • How the state’s budget comes to be

    By Sen. Dan Hughes Nebraska State Senator - 44th District   We are two-thirds of the way through the 104th Legislature first session.  We’ve had 85 bills approved by the governor, 25 bills killed and six bills withdrawn.  We still have many prior...
  • Cost share still available for soil moisture probes

    Farmers can still obtain cost-share funds from the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) to pay for two-thirds of the cost of soil moisture probes The URNRD is now accepting applications from ag producers/landowners in the district to rec...
  • Lab draws part of CCCH mini health fair

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican To promote a healthy community, Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) is again hosting a Mini Health Fair later this month in Imperial and Wauneta. Results from laboratory testing through blood draws will ...
  • Registrations still open for Sunday’s conceal carry class

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Imperial’s fire hall will be the site for a day-long class Sunday that satisfies the training requirements for a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) in Nebraska. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. a...
  • Track teams busy with meets at Benkelman, Cambridge

    Hannah Nordhausen watches the shot put descend at the Dundy County-Stratton Invite April 7. Nordhausen finished third and threw a personal best 31’11”. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Meets in Benkelm...
  • Alberts earns 2nd place medal at MCC Paint-In

    Leiauna Alberts, WP senior, earned second place in the drawing division at the MCC Paint-In last Friday with her drawing, “Clint.” (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   More than 250 area art students were on the McCook Community College ca...
  • Southwest Public Power District pays $82,220.04 taxes to local communities

    This week Hamlet, Palisade, Culbertson, Hayes Center and Haigler received “in-lieu of tax” payments from Southwest Public Power District totaling $82,220.04. The customers in these communities are served directly by SWPPD. Payments are 5 percent of...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 14, 2005 Fund-raising continues for the new medical clinic building planned in Wauneta. Valley Bank and Trust is planning a community hamburger feed this weekend with the bank matching the total received up to $5,000. A goa...
  • WP takes first in Vet Tech at State FFA Convention

      Strand and Towery place first and second By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade FFA brought home top honors in Vet Tech from last week’s 87th Nebraska State FFA Convention in Lincoln, held April 8-10. Seniors Nicole Strand a...
  • WP takes first in Vet Tech at State FFA Convention

      Strand and Towery place first and second By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade FFA brought home top honors in Vet Tech from last week’s 87th Nebraska State FFA Convention in Lincoln, held April 8-10. Seniors Nicole Stran...
  • Augmentation pumping from Lincoln County project complete

    NRD board adopts new chemigation, meter rules   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Augmentation pumping in the Republican River Basin crossed an historic milestone this week when the wells on the Lincoln County project were shut down, hopefull...
  • New sign welcomes travelers

    The Village of Wauneta has a new sign to welcome travelers, thanks to an Eagle Scout from Kansas. Clay Christenson from Leawood, Kan., organized the new Wauneta sign as his Eagle Scout project. Christenson has ties to the area since his father owns prop...
  • BRAN 35 information bag sponsors lined up, donations still needed

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Five sponsors have stepped forward to help purchase the community information bags that will be given to BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) riders and staff this June. The 35th BRAN ride will kick off from...
  • Hughes’ priority bill stuck in Education Committee

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze When asked about the status of his priority bill during Tuesday’s teleconference, 44th District Senator Dan Hughes said the bill, LB323, remains stuck in the Education Committee. Hughes prioritized Sen. Al D...