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  • College Notes

    Luke Wright Stacee Wright Luke Wright and Stacee Wright were among the students from the region who qualified for the fall 2010 academic honors lists at Chadron State College. A total of 578 students were named to the academic honors lists. The preside...
  • February NBDC office hours in McCook

    Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is pleased to announce that North Platte Center Director, Jason Tuller will be having office hours at the Keystone Business Center in McCook, NE. We are pleased to be working with the McCook Economic Developmen...
  • Elsie Becker honored on 99th birthday

    To celebrate Elsie Becker’s 99th birthday on Jan. 24, daughter Doris Craig of Fort Morgan, Colo., arrived on Thursday and Elsie’s other daughter, Evelyn Madison of Lebanon, Ore., and granddaughter, Karla, and husband Jim Williams and son Vaughan of Ti...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Jan. 21, 22 and 23

      'Yogi Bear' Featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris Rated PG Running time: 83 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Baxter Concrete Special matinee on Sunday at 1 p.m. MT...
  • Local News Briefs

    Farm accident kills Hayes Center man Authorities say a 27-year-old southwest Nebraska man has died in a farm accident. Hayes County Sheriff Tom Dow said that Jesse Korell died Sunday after getting caught in a piece of farm machinery. According to the A...
  • Area blessed with another year of abundant moisture in 2010

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Over the past 12 months, 2010 brought the fourth straight year of above-average precipitation to southwest Nebraska in stark contrast to the drought years seen in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Across the region moi...
  • Electric, water rate increases likely in February

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Residents of Wauneta will likely see municipal utility rate hikes approved in February, increasing the costs of electricity and water delivered by the Wauneta Utility Department. In discussions held in 2010, members ...
  • Sibley extended as Wauneta-Palisade superintendent

    Laurie Maris replaces Brenda Anderson as newest school board member By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade School Board members wasted little time in executive session last Wednesday as they discussed the future of the district’s supe...
  • Eddie Nichols to chair Chase County Hospital District

    Rand Levy of Champion appointed as newest member of district board By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Eddie Nichols of Wauneta will serve as chair of the Chase County Hospital District, which was officially formed Sept. 14, 2010. In the May ...
  • Upper Republican NRD targeted in Lower Republican’s latest plan

    By Russ Pankonin and Josh Sumner The Imperial Republican and the Wauneta Breeze   Even before the Republican River Compact Settlement in 2002, a great deal of tension existed between the three natural resources districts (NRDs) in the Republican Basin...
  • Lady Broncos win at Perkins County

    Knock off Garden County, too By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Sometimes basketball games are a lot closer than a glance at the final score indicates. The Wauneta-Palisade (8-6) girls basketball team’s gritty 51-44 road win over Perkins County (...
  • HCWP wrestlers face tough day on mats at Chase County Invite

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Tough competition posed by several significantly larger schools found the Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestling team coming up short on wins at Saturday’s Chase County Invite in Imperial. One key highlight of...
  • WP boys remain undefeated, go to 13-0 on season

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   It was a battle between night and day last Friday when the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos (13-0) traveled to Perkins County (3-11) to take on the Plainsmen. Two teams with entirely different philosophies and personnel we...
  • Sports Lineup - RPAC basketball tourney, wrestling invite on horizon

    WP Junior high basketball team took on Wallace last Tuesday With the junior Broncos losing three of the four games. Boys A team lost 38-13. Boys B team lost 13-12. Girls A team lost 32-23. Girls B team won 13-6.   High school basketball today The Br...
  • Go Broncos! Future cheerleaders dazzle the crowd

    A new crop of Bronco fans got an upclose look at the work and effort that go into being a cheerleader on Saturday when the Wauneta-Palisade cheerleaders hosted their annual Cheer Camp. After working on their routine throughout the day, the youngster had...
  • Wauneta woman takes God’s message to other side of the world

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   When Ila Foley was asked by her boss in 1997 if she would be interested in traveling to Jordan as part of a mission trip, she shrugged off the offer without giving it much thought. Ila had concerns about how she co...
  • Christensen talks about new bills in first legislative teleconference

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Nebraska 44th District Senator Mark Christensen took time to talk individually about a series of bills he’s introduced in the short time he’s been back to work following the Jan. 5 opening of the first session o...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Betsy’s been a real good girl

    It’s been a year now since Russ and I drove to Alliance to pick up Betsy. Carl met us at his shop on a Sunday where Betsy sat on a rather cold windy day. Jeff, our son-in-law, had called weeks earlier to see if there’s any chance we’d want to give ...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Lobbyists on high alert during legislature’s bill introduction period

    In the world of street racing a “sleeper” is a car that doesn’t look like much sitting still but can really burn you when it gets the green light. In the Legislature some bills are the equivalent of sleepers. That’s why lobbyists who are worth th...
  • 1100-Day Challenge begins (today) Thursday, Jan. 20

    Get your team together now and join “Thick and Tired of it”, “Mission Slimpossible” and 500 other teams enrolled to participate in the 2011 Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day Challenge, which begins Thursday, Jan. 20. The program motivates individuals...