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  • Corn prices rocket past 2008’s record highs nearing $8

    Cattle producers also see record prices this spring By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Futures prices for corn reached all-time highs Monday, rocketing past the previous high of $7.66 set in June 2008. These are proving to be volatile times in the tr...
  • NRD allocates $1.75 million towards retirement program

    Clock’s ticking, deadline for sign-up is May 15 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators with land with the Rapid Response Area (RRA) of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will get the opportunity to permanently re...
  • HomeTown Agency presents $4,600 safety dividend to Village of Wauneta

    Village Clerk Evelyn Skelton, left, and Village Superintendent Bill Bischoff, center, accept a safety dividend check totalling $4,608 from HomeTown Agency’s Terry Engell. The check represents 16.8 percent of what the Village paid to EMC Insurance Comp...
  • Sen. Christensen has three bills on the floor this week

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, April 12 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Three of Senator Mark Christensen’s bills will be heard on second round debate this week, the senator said during his weekly tele-confere...
  • New deputy follows in dad’s footsteps

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   He’s been around law enforcement all of his life. So for Justin Mueller, it was fairly natural to someday enter that profession. In high school, he said he enjoyed spending time with the Keith County deputie...
  • NRD approves proposed settlement with rule violators

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Board members of Upper Republican Natural Resources District approved last week a proposed settlement with four landowners sanctioned last summer for violating district rules. Last June, the board handed down ...
  • Up, down RR crossing arms in Enders aggravate drivers

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller believes better communication with NKC Railroad will allow his office to handle crossing arm problems that delay traffic along roadways in the county. Problems last Tuesday, Ap...
  • Two meets in five days put WP track teams to the test

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A slew of exciting performances yielded personal records and electrifying finishes last week, as the Bronco boys and girls track teams competed in a pair of area invites. A strong showing in the 3200 meter relay he...
  • Sports Lineup

    District music competition coming today (Thursday) Wau-Pal’s concert band and mixed chorus singers travel to McCook in today to compete against area schools in the district music competition. The event is held at the McCook High School auditorium, with...
  • W-P takes top honors in Division 3 at MCC Inter-High Day

    Decatur County, Southern Valley and Wauneta-Palisade high schools topped a field of 25 area schools to claim top honors at McCook Community College’s Inter-High Day competition April 6 on the MCC campus. More than 600 area students competed for more th...
  • OID speech team wins state medal for Wauneta-Palisade

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A state medal-winning effort by five Wau-Pal students put the icing on the cake of what was a fun and entertaining year for the WP speech team. The OID team of Wes Anderjaska, Jenae Bischoff, Jenna Jutten, Landon J...
  • Maris, Gardner named to Girls State

    Jonee is the daughter of Joe and René Maris, of Wauneta. She has participated in student council for two years; one-act for two years; volleyball for three years; basketball for three years; track for three years; cheerleading for two years. She is the...
  • Wauneta boy bags first turkey

    Tucker Boos, 10, of Wauneta, pauses for a photo op with the turkey he shot last Saturday morning. Tucker shot his turkey with a 410 rifle on the land of his hunting mentor, Kenny Ham. The bird’s beard measured in at 6 inches even. (Courtesy Photo)...
  • Celtic guitarist entertains crowd

    Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow, above, played to a lively crowd at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre last Sunday. Barlow used a unique blend of guitar playing, singing and humor, as he put on a fun show that people of all ages enjoyed. Barlow is cu...
  • THANK YOU: The WP speech team thanks you for your support

    The Wauneta-Palisade speech team of 2011 would like to extend a big thank you to the families, businesses, school staff and supporters who made this season a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!   Sincerely, Liz Noler Wau-Pal Speech Team...
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Concern with county roads directed at commissioner

    Dear Editor, We live in a society where we can and are expected to voice our opinion. This is a guarantee given to us by our constitution. We should notify officials, when we see someone breaking the law or when an official isn’t fulfilling their elect...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: ‘Urban v. rural’ redistricting fight could get ugly soon

    Not all of you are reading it here first, but if the Legislature’s upcoming redistricting efforts devolve into an urban v. rural territorial fight, keep in mind something Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala said not too long ago. “It is my goal to maintain a...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Promoting Nebraska’s outdoor adventures

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   Six years ago we began a new event designed to help a growing segment of small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in our state. Tourism is a leading industry in Nebraska and holds significant potential for a...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 19, 2001 Girls State representatives were announced with Jessica Long chosen as the delegate and Randi Maris, alternate. She is sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion Auxiliary and the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department. Ka...
  • College notes

    Marc Klima Midland University is proud to release its Dean’s List and President’s List for the Winter 2011 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List have completed all course requirements and earned a grade point average of 3.5 or above with a m...