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  • Enjoying the lifestyle keeps rider in the saddle, on the move

    Art Lamely and his horse Big John paused in Imperial Saturday and Sunday before continuing on their journey to Amarillo, Texas. The pair rode in on Highway 6 from the north and spent two nights at the Chase County Fairgrounds. Lamely planned on travelli...
  • Man faces possible life terms in child sexual assault case

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A 41-year-old man was convicted on all three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and one count of child abuse in a Chase County District jury trial in July. The case resulted from incidents inv...
  • Matt Hanna opens office for crop insurance agency

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Matt Hanna of Imperial will open an office for the new crop insurance business he launched in March. ACI Agency, Inc. will be located in the west side office of the Valley Pro building on East 12th Stre...
  • College Notes

    Father and son graduated on the same day, May 8, 2015, from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Pictured here on their graduation day are Randy Geier, Kathy Geier and Brendan Geier. (Courtesy Photo)   Father and son, Randy and Brendan Geier were ...
  • Writer: CREP acres should be classified as CREP grassland

    Dear Editor, Thank you for your coverage of the CREP controversy in last week’s paper. I would like to clarify one slight misquote and comment on several of the assessor’s statements. I was quoted as saying that CREP acres should be valued as grassl...
  • Bartels and Crosson family receive Pioneer Family Farm Award at Dundy County Fair

      One of the highlights of the 2015 Dundy County Fair came on Thursday, July 23, when the Dundy County Ag Society presented an Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Family Farm Award. Dundy County Fair Board members presented the award to Bonnie and Donald Majors of  W...
  • Roller Mills team takes third in coed softball tourney

    The Wauneta Roller Mills co-ed softball team finished third in the Imperial co-ed softball league tournament that concluded Tuesday, July 28. The Roller Mills earned the top seed in the seven-team tournament, which gave them a bye in the first round. T...
  • High school practices to start soon

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze High school sports seasons are quickly approaching. According to the Nebraska School Activities Association, football practices may begin Aug. 10 and volleyball practices Aug. 17. First games may be schedule...
  • Fair Run in 37th year

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   It’s time to get serious about registering for the 37th Annual Chase County Fair Run. Entry fees go up after Aug. 7. The 10K, 5K, one mile run/walk and half mile kids’ run will be held Aug. 15, beginning...
  • Chuck Eberhardt now facing federal charges on alleged child porn possession

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Chuck Eberhardt of Imperial has been transferred to Lincoln and now faces federal charges on alleged possession of child pornography. Eberhardt, 56, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Chase County Di...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 4, 2005 Wauneta’s “Patriotic and Proud” spirit was strong and shone throughout Harvest Fest festivities over the weekend. Veterans of World War II were honored this year on the 60th anniversary of the end of the war....
  • SWPPD Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Wauneta

    Southwest Public Power District celebrated its 70th anniversary in Wauneta last Tuesday. The celebration, held at the Wauneta-Palisade Schools Ag Shop, featured a hamburger/hot dog feed, bucket truck rides, hotline safety demonstrations and a prize draw...
  • SWPPD Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Wauneta

    Southwest Public Power District celebrated its 70th anniversary in Wauneta last Tuesday. The celebration, held at the Wauneta-Palisade Schools Ag Shop, featured a hamburger/hot dog feed, bucket truck rides, hotline safety demonstrations and a prize dr...
  • Dispute brewing over assessed valuation of CREP land

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   There’s a dispute brewing in Chase County over the assessed valuation of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Owners of Chase County land enrolled in CREP feel the new 2015 as...
  • Wauneta alum combines family, faith and the radio

    Wauneta native Nik Sandman combines his love for family, faith and the radio in a endeavor to begin a new Christian radio station in Lincoln. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Bergquist)   By Dharma Blake-Cole The Wauneta Breeze   Nik Sandman grew up in ...
  • Winners named in Champa’s Harvest Fest digital photo contest

    Courtesy Photos Above, “Boots on Car” by Penny Zadina took first place for People’s Choice in the automobile category during Champa Group’s digital photo contest. Below, “Pivot” by Lisa Schaffert took first place for People’s Choice in th...
  • As Chase County Fair draws near, ticket sale changes occur

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   With little over a week to go before the Chase County Fair begins Aug. 9, the public should be aware of some changes in ordering tickets. First, as of this Saturday, the price of the Carnival Mega Ride Pass ...
  • Chateau Theatre holds special place in my memories

    By Lori Pankonin   Wow! There’s just something about the Chateau Theatre in Wauneta that takes me into a special part of my past. I took great interest when I saw in the Breeze a few weeks back that a ventriloquist show would be amongst new activit...
  • Area sees significant rainfall, hail Saturday night

    It wasn’t just Harvest Fest that saw an interruption by rain and hail on Saturday night. Area producers, especially those south of town, were impacted by Saturday’s weather. This corn field south of Wauneta farmed by Steve and Char Wallin shows sign...
  • FSA county committee nomination period in Chase, Hayes, Hitchcock counties open

    The nomination period for the Chase and Hayes-Hitchcock FSA county committees began on June 15, 2015. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the respective FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 3, 2015. County Committees are unique to FSA...