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  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Aug. 30, 2001 School started Tuesday, Aug. 21 with early release for most of the week due to temperatures in the high 90s. Three new teachers include Jennifer Monson, Denise Bales and Jane Brown filling the vacancies of Harmoni Ca...
  • Michele Stretch joinsUNMC research program

    Michele Stretch was among 30 undergraduate students from nine colleges and universities in Nebraska who joined the INBRE program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. These bright young men and women make up the new class of science novices who w...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Rearrange those droopy flower gardens. . .

    By Nola Straub Rearranging flowers makes me happy . . . I love to use silk flowers this time of year to perk up the flower gardens. The heat of August does take its toll! I love the orange, red, and gold colored silk flowers to add spice to the grasshopp...
  • Do your Trees have Mountain Pine Beetle?

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator The Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) is native to the forests of western North America. The forests of Colorado have been hard hit by this pest in the last few years. One report recently claimed that the beetle has gotten n...
  • West Nile Virus: Positive Mosquitoes reported in Southwest Nebraska

    One out of six tested pools of mosquitoes in Chase County has tested positive for West Nile virus according to the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department. “West Nile virus spreads when mosquitoes get the virus from infected birds and pass it on to...
  • Parenting class starts in September

    Region II Human Services is accepting registrations for Common Sense Parenting class. The class will be held on Mondays, starting Sept. 19, and on the following: Sept 26, Oct. 10, 17 and 24 from 7-9 p.m. MT. The class will meet at the Chase County Courtho...
  • Stacee Wright recipient of Nebraska Cooperative Council scholarship

    The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation has awarded seven scholarships totaling $6,050 for the 2011/12 academic year to students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, the Nebras...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Aug. 23, 2001 Rev. Greg Stuckwisch, new pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wauneta, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Palisade and wife Janet are getting acquainted with members in his first parish. He was installed Sunday, Aug. 12 wi...
  • Wauneta hosts Bloodmobile Aug. 10

    The American Red Cross Bloodmobile was held in Wauneta Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the American Legion Hall with 29 units received. Donors include the following: Dennis Pfeiffer, Janet Zukowshi, Gina Strand, Rebecca Strand, Jenae Bischoff, Jack Fanning, Kevin...
  • Hamlet MOPS to begin meeting September 1

    Hamlet MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will begin meeting for the 2011-2012 year starting Sept. 1. MOPS meets the first and third Thursdays of each month September through May at 10 a.m. CST/9 a.m. MT at the Hamlet Union Church in Hamlet. MOPS is a non-d...
  • Producers reminded of September 30 Sales Closing Date for Noninsurable Crops

    Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 30, 2011. The NAP pro...
  • Kari Cole, Cody Noble

    Steve and Nancy Noble of Wauneta announce the engagement of their son, Cody, to Kari Cole, daughter of Jean Cole and the late Richard Cole of Funk, Neb. The couple will exchange wedding vows at Slattery Vintage Estates Vineyard in Nehawka, Neb., on Sept. ...
  • Griffin Knotwell takes the lead in Lincoln theatrical production

      During an early August run Griffin Knotwell, son of Jim and Denise Knotwell of Lincoln and grandson of Beryl Knotwell of Wauneta, tackled the role of King Arthur in a Lincoln Haymarket Theatre production of Monty Python’s “Spamalot”. Knotwell...
  • Scrambling toward summer’s end

    Wauneta’s Harvest Festival offered young and old a chance to make the most of summer, with the start of the school year just around the corner. At left, Halle Bardsley helps little sister Kenzie move ahead of the pack in the 25-yard dash while Brenda ...
  • Chateau Theatre to take another run at digital system debut

    By Tina Kitt They Wauneta Breeze   Digital projection expert Roger Bockert has had only two new systems experience equipment malfunctions out of the more than 150 he has installed. Unfortunately, Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre has the dubious honor of b...
  • Protests lead to lower valuations

    More than a third of Chase County property valuation protests come from Wauneta     By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Of the 34 property valuation protests heard by the county board of equalization this year, 13 came from Wauneta propert...
  • Amended WP budget approved to cover school lunch program increases

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   This year the cost of providing healthy and tasty meals to students at Wauneta-Palisade Schools has outpaced the $155,000 budgeted last fall, leaving school officials and board members no choice but to amend the 2010-...
  • County road signs being replaced

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Because of a federal law, many rural road signs in Chase County, as well as others in Nebraska, are being replaced or added. “The High Risk Rural Road Committee has determined that it is desirable to erect s...
  • This WEEK'S BRIEF: Hail storms; Sumner steps down; Goodwill donations; Palisade Farmers Market

    Storm sirens sound in Wauneta Tuesday night Following an afternoon of threatening storm clouds and warnings broadcast across the air waves Wauneta felt the brunt of a damaging storm front and series of thunderstorms that moved through the area Tuesday ni...
  • Wauneta’s 2011 Yucca Run held in memory of Ted Grimm

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Ted Grimm and Norm Lucas were two men who had much in common and had they been given a chance to know each other would likely have become good friends. Both men were avid runners, both volunteering numerous hours to ...