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  • SHOUT OUT: Hams lend a hand

    We need to give a big shout out to Diana and Kenny Ham for helping us out with our tree limbs this week. Not only did Kenny cut the limbs with his chainsaw, he also helped carry them to the pile in front of our house. God bless you both.   Terry and R...
  • Wells near flooded areas need to be tested

    Even wells that don’t appear to be flooded but are near flooded regions may need to be tested, according to Jack Daniel, administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS...
  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week ends Saturday

    Lightning Safety Awareness Week began Sunday, June 19 and continues through June 25. We’re in our 11th year of the Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign. Since the campaign began, lightning deaths have decreased from a 30-year annual average of 73 to...
  • UN-L Extension in the SW 4 Upcoming Events

    (all times are local time) For more information on any of these events contact your local Extension Office. June 23—Hayes Center S.E.T. Camp Hayes County Fairgrounds. June 27—Benkelman Dundy 4-H Council Meeting Dundy County Courthouse 7 p.m. MT. ...
  • Grub control in lawns

    Multiple challenges can face gardeners and landowners during the growing season. Right now is a good time to apply systemic grub control in lawns to reduce grub infestations and damage. Grub control in lawns is a yearly challenge to address to maintain t...
  • Judges Training scheduled for June 30

    Do you want to sharpen your skills as a 4-H judge? You can make a difference in a child’s life by helping them critic the skills they have developed through 4-H. Mark your calendar for June 30, from 9:30-11:30 MT at the UNL Extension-Chase County offic...
  • Local Working Group meeting planned

    A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet June 29, 2011, 9:00 a.m. MDT at the Upper Republican NRD Office. The public is encouraged to attend and express their nat...
  • Cookbook mix on display Sunday at museum

    Cookbooks from as far back as 100 years and newer ones will be part of the special display focus at the Chase County Museum in Champion this Sunday. Several different cookbooks will be part of the display, including family cookbooks and others from churc...
  • College notes

    Brittany O’Neil Brittany O’Neil was one of 1,293 graduates announced for the spring 2011 semester by Registrar Joey Linn. O’Neil graduated from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Finance Degr...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: June 17, 18 and 19

      'Something Borrowed' Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson and Colin Eddlesfield Rated PG-13 103 Minutes ...
  • Family Fun at Palisade Pioneer Days

    Brittany McKinney, at center, showers the crowd with a handful of sugary sweets while riding in the Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union float at last Saturday’s Palisade Pioneer Days Parade. Brittany is joined by sister, Beth, and dad, Brian, as ...
  • Local News Briefs

    FFA, park benefit from Breeze award funds The Wauneta Breeze announced this week that a total of $400 awarded to the local newspaper during its annual press convention this spring has been disbursed to the community. The Breeze captured the top prize in...
  • Susie’s Creative Stitches celebrating 10th anniversary with 2-day open house

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   If you have ever wanted to see the creative process unfold at Susie’s Creative Stitches, located on North Arapahoe Street in Wauneta, you will have a chance to do just that this Friday and Saturday when Galen and Su...
  • 1,100 acres enrolled in retirement program

    NRD board hears report on water balance By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Around 1,045 acres in areas of high stream flow depletion will be permanently retired in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). A majority of the ac...
  • Teams compete in sand volleyball at Pioneer Days

    It was another year of fun in the sun at last Saturday’s Palisade Pioneer Days Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament. Above, Dawnica Adams, of team Four Play, prepares to serve the ball. Below, Owen Madden goes hard to the net while teammate Tyler Riener ...
  • Hospital Foundation gearing up for annual golf benefit

    The Chase County Hospital Foundation is in the final stages of preparation for the fourth annual Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit to be held on June 25 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. Proceeds generated by this annual event go to support programs at Chase Co...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July (excluding July 4). This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2. June 14 s...
  • Otis, Colo., couple wins Couples Scramble at Enders Lake Course

    Ryan and Brooke Price of Otis, Colo., carded a 67 for the day to win the Couples Scramble sponsored by the Imperial Eastern Star. Two strokes back at 69 in second place were Jim and Marcia Chism of Imperial. Alan Carman and Lori Sis, also of Imperial, tea...
  • Hospital receives major grant to implement ePharmacy Program

    Management at Chase County Community Hospital was informed last week they will be receiving a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust in the amount $463,179 to establish an electronic pharmacy system titled “ePharmacy.” This ne...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Admired morsels of a man

    He likes burnt toast. I like mine warm and a little undone. It matches both of our covers. Burnt toast has a distinct smell, an upfront this-is-me kind of scent. A kind of crispness you find yourself loving. And there’s no changing burnt toast. Words d...